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Summer Internships in the UK

Business and Communication

Each UC Davis Summer Abroad Internship program pairs UC Davis Study Abroad with a partner organization that manages the personalized internship placements; arranges accommodations and excursions; leads onsite orientations and optional social events; and provides 24/7 emergency support. As part of the placement process for Summer Internships, participants will first enroll through UC Davis Study Abroad and then complete a supplemental application for the partner organization associated with their particular Summer Internship program.

Although Study Abroad partners with outside organizations for some aspects of Summer Abroad Internships, the official provider for these programs is UC Davis Study Abroad, and course credit is issued by UC Davis.

Internship Placement Process

After you enroll through UC Davis Study Abroad in the Business & Communication Internships in the United Kingdom program, you will receive instructions for completing a separate online questionnaire with CIEE. The questionnaire asks you to provide personal information, and to specify your internship preferences. You will select three distinct fields that interest you in order to help the CIEE placement team prepare for your placement meeting. You will also be asked to upload your resume and a photo at the time you fill out the questionnaire. It’s important that you complete your CIEE questionnaire in a timely manner to stay on track for your placement application.

The internship placement process includes a phone or skype/zoom discussion with a member of the CIEE placement team to narrow down your goals and interests, as well as a phone or Skype interview(s) with potential internship companies. Interviews with host companies take place virtually, typically three to eight weeks prior to the program start. CIEE will secure relevant placement opportunities and help coordinate interviews for all students; however, the exact timing of the matching process depends on the individual profile and preferences articulated by the student and the performance of the student at the confirmation interview. 

Note: All enrolled students will be placed in an internship. Students with relevant experience and a GPA over 2.5 may have more placement options or an internship role with greater responsibility than students without experience or a lower GPA.

Students are encouraged to be open-minded and approach the program with a willingness to learn and grow, both professionally and personally. Final internship placement will be determined prior to departure.

Resume and Cover Letter Resources

We strongly recommend that all students meet with an advisor at the UC Davis Internship and Career Center or the Career Center on their home campus to have their resume and other supplemental documents reviewed (if applicable) prior to submitting these documents to AIC. The ICC provides many online resources, such as resume, cover letter, and letter of recommendation examples.

Our Program Partner

For the United Kingdom—Business & Communication Summer Abroad Internship program, UC Davis Study Abroad partners with CIEE, an organization dedicated to partnering with colleges and universities to provide high-quality student internships abroad that add value to their academic programs. The organization offers customized internship placements to provide students with hands-on, professional experience within their chosen field. The United Kingdom—Business & Communication internship program is a customized program designed by CIEE uniquely for UC Davis Study Abroad. Onsite, a team of CIEE staff will welcome students at the airport, lead the welcome orientation, coordinate and lead any group excursions and other program-related activities, and be on-call 24/7 for emergency support.

Transcript Notation

Students participating in UC Davis Study Abroad Internships are eligible to receive Transcript Notation (TN). Transcript notation documents your academically approved internship on your official UC Davis transcript. By having your experience noted, it provides proof of where and when you participated in an internship. This is especially valuable for international internships that may be difficult for a prospective employer or program to contact.

Transcript Notation is a process you’ll start within the first two weeks of your internship placement through Handshake, the tool UC Davis Internship and Career Center uses to connect students and employers.