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Fall 2023 AIP Enrollment Drop-In Days

Did you secure an internship, and miss the AIP deadlines?  Here's your last chance to apply for AIP for Fall 2023! Academic Internship Program will review Learning Agreements submitted through our Drop-In Days. This is an opportunity to ask questions about Fall enrollment, including:
  • Learning Agreements
  • EASy requests
  • Faculty Advisors
  • AIP course options


Monday, September 25 (Remote only)
3:30-4:30 pm
Zoom link:
Meeting ID: 164 933 246

Thursday, September 28 (Remote or In-Person)
2:00-4:00 pm

via Zoom:
Zoom link:
Meeting ID: 164 933 246 


Teaching and Learning Commons
Geisel Library, Lower Level (1st Floor), west wing

Preparing for Drop-in Days

  • Review AIP's application and enrollment process 
  • Submit a Learning Agreement via InternLink prior to attending Drop-in Day. Be thorough to facilitate easier approval.
  • AIP staff will use Drop-In appointments to review the Learning Agreement with you and address any questions. 

Criteria for approval

  • Internship: You have secured an internship that clearly meets AIP's Internship Guidelines. Details provided in the Learning Agreement will be used to make this determination.
  • Hours and timing: Internship will begin no later than Week 2, and the minimum required internship hours for the elected unit option will be met by the end of the quarter.
    • 2 units: 5 hours/week (50 total)
    • 4 units: 10 hours/week (100 total)
    • 6 units: 15 hours/week (150 total)
    • 8, 10, and 12 unit options will not be considered for late submissions.
  • Faculty Advisor: Identify an eligible AIP Faculty Advisor with UC San Diego Senate (ladder-rank) teaching appointment to work with you on the academic paper/project component of AIP.
    • Eligible faculty typically have "Professor" in their title (e.g. Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Teaching Professor, etc.). Check faculty bios on departmental websites for faculty titles and areas of expertise.
    • There is not sufficient time to process late enrollment requests with faculty advisors who have Lecturer appointments requiring an exception to oversee independent study. Requests to enroll with Lecturers who have not already obtained an exception from their Dean will be denied.
    • Refer to our Guidelines on Finding a Faculty Advisor for tips on connecting with faculty advisors
    • Communication majors: The Communication department designates a faculty advisor to work with Communication majors in AIP. The Communication Faculty Advisor will become available to connect with students Week 1 of Fall quarter.
  • Special Studies Eligibility: 
    • AIP 197/197P: 90 units completed, 2.5 UC GPA
    • AIP 97: 30 units completed, 3.0 UC GPA 
  • Learning Agreement deadline: The extended deadline to submit a Learning Agreement for Fall 2023 is Thursday, September 28, 2023
  • Enrollment deadline: Enrollment must be fully processed (including approval of Learning Agreement and EASy request) prior to the end of the University Add period (Week 2). Enrollment Authorization (EASy) requests should be submitted immediately upon approval of the Learning Agreement.


How do I attend Drop-In hours?

Click the Zoom link above during scheduled Drop-In hours to enter the AIP waiting room. You will be connected with an AIP Counselor as soon as they become available.

Should I wait until one of your Drop-In Days to apply?

No! If you have been offered an internship and have the needed details, submit a Learning via InternLink to get the application process started. You can still attend Drop-In Hours if you have questions about the enrollment process, or other aspects of the program.

What if I can't make it to your Drop-In hours? 

Learning Agreements submitted via InternLink prior to Drop-in dates will be reviewed and approved if the above criteria are met. You are not required to attend a Drop-in session. Applications/enrollment requests received after Drop-In dates will not be approved for Winter enrollment. The extended deadline to submit a Learning Agreement for Fall 2023 is Thursday, September 28, 2023.

What if I miss the extended deadlines or can't meet AIP's criteria?

Consider applying to enroll in AIP for next quarter. Ask the internship host if it is possible to postpone the internship, and submit a Learning Agreement for the upcoming quarter. AIP will be happy to work with you and the employer to facilitate a future opportunity that meets our Internship Guidelines and aligns with an academic term. If you want to apply to internships for a future quarter and would like support in that process, send a message to Academic Internship Program via the Virtual Advising Center (VAC) to request an appointment with an AIP Counselor.

I need to enroll in AIP to apply for Curricular Practical Training (CPT). Can you make an exception for me?

As AIP is an academic course, AIP internships must align with the academic quarter, including enrollment dates. Given the timing required for CPT processing before students may begin an internship, late enrollment requests cannot be accommodatedConsider postponing the internship to a future term, if possible, and direct any questions related to work authorization and/or or the CPT process to ISPO.

I still have questions. How can I reach you?

Send a message to Academic Internship Program via the Virtual Advising Center (VAC) with your question.