UC Davis Internships Abroad

UC Davis Internships Abroad provide students with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in diverse fields at locations around the globe. There are many internship options available: UC Davis Summer Abroad Internships, UC Davis Quarter Abroad Internships, and University of California Education Abroad Program (UCEAP) Internships. All internship programs provide a great opportunity to get a leg-up in the job market and to enhance applications to professional schools. UC Davis Study Abroad partners closely with the Internship and Career Center and supports students to apply for transcript notation for their internship abroad.

Summer Abroad Internship Tracks

Ag Science & Sustainability 

Business & Communication

Engineering

Global Health

AG SCIENCE & SUSTAINABILITY

Costa Rica—Ag Science & Sustainability

UC Davis Summer Abroad Internship Costa Rica, Banner Photo

Intern in laboratories and research farms at Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza (CATIE), an international institute supporting agricultural development and biological conservation throughout Central America and the Caribbean. Located in Turrialba in the heart of Costa Rica, a leader in the development of sustainable agriculture. Learn more about the UC Davis Summer Abroad Internship program in Costa Rica.

BUSINESS AND COMMUNICATION

Czech Republic—Business and Communication

UC Davis Summer Abroad Internship Czech Republic, Banner Photo, Business and Communication Program

Intern in the dynamic economic center of the Czech Republic. Prague, situated in the center of Europe, is renowned for its architectural beauty, fascinating history, and vibrant social scene and night lifeLearn more about the UC Davis Summer Abroad Internship program in Prague.

Hong Kong—Business and Communication

UC Davis Summer Abroad Internship Hong Kong, Banner Photo, Business and Communication Program

Intern in one of the most cosmopolitan cities of the world, where English is the language of business. Internships are available in a variety of companies ranging from small start-ups to large, global corporations. Learn more about the UC Davis Summer Abroad Internship program in Hong Kong.

Japan—Business and Communication

UC Davis Summer Abroad Internship New Zealand, Banner Photo, Business and Communication Program

Intern in Japan’s vibrant and bustling capital, where traditional blends with ultramodern. As a global leader in technological advancements and the world’s most populous metropolis, Tokyo is a great setting for business internships. Learn more about the UC Davis Summer Abroad Internship program in Japan.

New Zealand—Business and Communication

UC Davis Summer Abroad Internship New Zealand, Banner Photo, Business and Communication Program

Intern in Auckland or Wellington in a variety of business-related fields, while exploring New Zealand’s stunning landscapes and natural beautyLearn more about the UC Davis Summer Abroad Internship program in New Zealand.

ENGINEERING

Australia—Engineering in Sydney

UC Davis Summer Abroad Internship Australia, Banner Photo, Engineering Program

Spend the summer in beautiful Sydney as an engineering intern. Placements are customized according to students’ experiences, career goals, interests and skills, and are available at large and small companies in a variety of industries. Learn more about the UC Davis Summer Abroad Internship program in Australia.

Spain—Engineering in Barcelona

UC Davis Summer Abroad Internship Spain, Banner Photo, Engineering Program

Spend the summer on the coast of the Mediterranean in dynamic Barcelona as an engineering intern. Students will have the opportunity to learn Spanish, create professional networks, and go on excursions inside and outside the city. Learn more about the UC Davis Summer Abroad Internship program in Spain.

GLOBAL HEALTH

Bolivia—Pediatric Health in La Paz

UC Davis Summer Abroad Internship Bolivia, Banner Photo, Global Health Program

Experience the challenges of providing pediatric care to diverse, low-income populations, including indigenous groups. Participants will rotate alongside local pediatricians at clinics and hospitals, including the country’s largest children’s hospital. Learn more about the UC Davis Summer Abroad Internship program in La Paz, Bolivia.

Bolivia—Primary Care & Rural Medicine in Tarija

UC Davis Summer Abroad Internship Bolivia, Banner Photo, Global Health Program

Join healthcare teams in urban hospitals and rural clinics in the picturesque city of Tarija. Learn about the importance of preventative medicine and about pathologies not commonly seen in North America, like Chagas disease. Learn more about the UC Davis Summer Abroad Internship program in Tarija Bolivia.

India—Public Health & Rural/Urban Medicine

UC Davis Summer Abroad Internship India, Banner Photo, Global Health Program

Learn about urban and rural healthcare systems through NGO site visits in Delhi and clinical rotations in the Himalayan foothills, which provide insight on primary care, preventative medicine, and the urban-rural divide. Learn more about the UC Davis Summer Abroad Internship program in India.

Philippines—Remote Island Medicine

UC Davis Summer Abroad Internship Philippines, Banner Photo, Global Health Program

Learn about healthcare challenges villages encounter and the importance of preventative medicine. Rotate at community clinics and interact with healthcare providers and patients, while learning about the link between clinical medicine and public health. Learn more about the UC Davis Summer Abroad Internship program in the Philippines.

South Africa—Healthcare Challenges in Cape Town

UC Davis Summer Abroad Internship South Africa, Banner Photo, Global Health Program

Witness efforts to address health inequities amongst underserved communities. Participants will work with local NGOs, helping with community-based health initiatives and participate in clinical rotations at hospitals in a variety of wards. Learn more about the UC Davis Summer Abroad Internship program in Cape Town, South Africa.

South Africa—Hospital Medicine & Infectious Disease In Durban

UC Davis Summer Abroad Internship South Africa, Banner Photo, Global Health Program

Participate in clinical rotations in the heartland of Zulu culture, in a dynamic beach city. Join local   healthcare teams serving a large teaching hospital, and learn about the impact HIV/AIDS has on the community. Learn more about the UC Davis Summer Abroad Internship program in Durban, South Africa.

USA—Community Health & Native Healing in Hawaii

UC Davis Summer Abroad Internship USA-Hawaii, Banner Photo, Global Health Program

Explore holistic health on the Big Island. Learn about the practice of traditional kanaka maoli lapa‘au (Hawaiian medicine) on Hawaii Island by discovering preventative medicine among vulnerable populations, and links between health and the environment. Learn more about the UC Davis Summer Abroad Internship program in Hawaii.

Quarter Abroad Internships

United Kingdom, British Culture & Internships in London

Australia, Writing & Internships in Sydney

Mexico, Latino/a Health Internship in Oaxaca

Other Options

The UC Davis Internship and Career Center (ICC) partners with Study Abroad to offer the formal program above, but it is also an excellent resource for individual domestic and international internship opportunities. The ICC maintains a searchable list of internship openings through Aggie Job Link and has a team of advisors to help students evaluate their skills, determine the best type of internship for their career goals, and provide training for interviews and resume preparation.

The UC Education Abroad Program (UCEAP) offers internships for credit as part of many of its study abroad programs. There are a number of programs built around a core internship or research experience, such as working in the Irish or Scottish Parliament, engineering and science lab research in Taiwan, Tropical Biology and Conservation in Costa Rica, or Global and International Studies in Switzerland. Many more have the opportunity to add an elective internship component to a traditional study abroad program. Explore these options and more at UCEAP Internships or UCEAP Research.

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UC Davis Summer Abroad Internships, Philippines

Philippines—Remote Island Medicine

Spend time in the excellent private and public healthcare facilities in the capital city of Manila to learn about the Philippines’ devolved healthcare system and the urban health service delivery. Meet local health professionals at the WHO Western Pacific Regional Office Headquarters and the Department of Health, and enjoy cultural lectures and excursions. Experience first-hand the daily healthcare challenges faced by “barangays” or villages, on remote islands in the provinces of Quezon and Romblon.