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Apply for AIP 97/AIP 197/AIP 197P

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Before You Apply

What Class Do You Want To Enroll In?

AIP Courses and Unit Options 

Please ensure you are eligible for the course you want to enroll in. 

AIP 97 (Lower-division)

Eligibility: 30 units complete, 3.0 UC GPA

Unit Options/Required Hours**:

  • 2 units: 5 hrs/wk (50 total)
  • 4 units: 10 hrs/wk (100 total)

 AIP 197 (Upper-division) 

Eligibility*: 90 units complete, 2.5 UC GPA

Unit Options/Required Hours**:

  • 2 units: 5 hrs/wk (50 total)
  • 4 units: 10 hrs/wk (100 total)
  • 6 units: 15 hrs/wk (150 total)
  • 8 units: 20 hrs/wk (200 total)
  • 10 units 25 hrs/wk (250 total)
  • 12 units 30 hrs/wk (300 total)

AIP 197P (Public Service Internship)

Eligibility*: 90 units complete, 2.5 UC GPA

Unit Options/Required Hours**:

  • 4 units: 10 hrs/wk (100 total)
  • 8 units: 20 hrs/wk (200 total)
  • 12 units 30 hrs/wk (300 total)

*Not eligible yet? Talk with us about how you can prepare to engage in internship opportunities.

**Hours listed reflect the minimum hours required for the unit option elected, and assume participation of the entirety of a 10-week quarter.

Apply by the Quarter Deadlines

AIP 97/AIP 197/AIP 197P Quarterly Deadlines

Note: Deadlines differ for special programs, including BISP 197 and UCDC

Fall 2023 Internships

Internship Dates: Oct. 2-Dec. 8, 2023

  • Learning Agreement Due: Sept. 15, 2023
    • Extended to September 28, 2023*
  • EASy Enrollment Request Due: Sept. 22, 2023
    • Extended to October 6, 2023
*Drop-in advising for Fall enrollment will be held Monday, September 25 (3:30-5:00 pm) and Thursday September 28 (2-4 pm). See Enrollment Drop-ins page for details and requirements. Note: Students requiring enrollment verification or requesting CPT are strongly encouraged to apply as early as possible to allow time for processing and approval of Learning Agreements and EASy requests.

Winter 2024 Internships

Internship Dates: Jan 3- Mar 23, 2024

  • Learning Agreement Due: Dec 8, 2023
  • EASy Request Due: Dec 16, 2023

Spring 2024 Internships

Internship Dates: Apr 1- Jun 7, 2024

  • Learning Agreement Due: Mar 15, 2024
  • EASy Request Due: March 22, 2024

Summer 2024 Internships*

Internship Dates: Jul. 1-Sept. 6 (Special Summer Session III)

  • Learning Agreement Due: June 7, 2024
  • EASy Request Due: June 14, 2024

*See Summer Session website for Summer Session fees and payment deadlines

Know the Course Requirements

Visit our AIP 97/AIP197/AIP 197P Program page for an overview of AIP courses and requirements. Prior to enrolling in an internship course, students must:

Students enrolled in an internship course will:

  • Commit to completing a minimum number of internship hours aligned with the unit option selected
  • Independently complete a final deliverable (paper, project, or presentation) under the direction of a UC San Diego Faculty Advisor that demonstrates learning from the internship
  • Engage in reflection activities facilitated by the AIP team

Enrolled students may access the course syllabus and assignments via the AIP Canvas course.

AIP 97/197/197P Application Process 


1. Submit a Learning Agreement

Submit a Learning Agreement via InternLink by the posted deadline


Students need to have an internship before submitting a learning agreement. Check out the Finding an Internship section.  

How do I submit a Learning Agreement to AIP?

  • Gather needed information about your internship, including dates, planned schedule, and contact information. Be prepared to describe your internship role and projects, as well as the planned training and mentorship you will receive.
  • Log into InternLink and navigate to the Learning Agreement form. Click "Add New Experience."
  • Fill out the form as completely as possible.
  • If you are still in the process of identifying a Faculty Advisor, you may submit the Learning Agreement with that field blank.

Note: The Learning Agreement will be sent to your internship site Supervisor, and should be treated as professional communication.

What happens after I submit a Learning Agreement?

  • AIP reviews the Learning Agreement to determine whether an internship meets the criteria for academic credit.
  • Learning Agreements approved by AIP will be routed to the Internship Supervisor for their approval.
  • Once the internship has been approved via the Learning Agreement, you may request enrollment in an AIP course.

2. Connect with a Faculty Advisor

Connect with a Faculty Advisor

Every student participating in AIP 97/197 works with a faculty advisor to develop a research paper or project relevant to the internship experience. See our Finding a Faculty Advisor Guide (PDF) for advice on approaching faculty to serve in this role.

Faculty Advisors should have a Senate/ladder-rank appointment (Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor, or Teaching Professor series). You'll find faculty information on each academic department's website, including titles and bios.

Faculty who have questions about the AIP Faculty Advisor role can consult our Faculty Advisor web page, and/or reach out to AIP team.

3. Submit an Enrollment Request

Submit an enrollment request via the Enrollment Authorization System (EASy) by the posted deadline


  1. Download a PDF file of your approved Learning Agreement from InternLink
  2. Follow the instructions listed on the Submit an EASy Request guide.

Application Support

Have questions about the AIP application process, or identifying internship opportunities? Visit our Advising page for information on how to connect with an AIP Counselor or Peer Advisor.

Apply for Special Programs

UC Washington Center

Intern in Washington DC!

Apply to UCDC

UC Center Sacramento

Intern in Sacramento, CA!

Apply to UCCS

BISP 197

Enroll in the Biology Research Internship Program!

Apply to BISP 197