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

BUSINESS AND COMMUNICATION

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. Placement opportunities are available in Accounting, Finance, Advertising, Communication, Marketing, Public Relations, Trade, Hospitality and Tourism, and more. Companies range from small start-ups to large global organizations. Learn more about the UC Davis Summer Abroad Internship program in Hong Kong.

New Zealand—Business and Communication

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

Placements are offered in a variety of organizations in multiple cities. Students gain professional experience in a range of fields, including Marketing, Communication, Web Design, Event Management, Hospitality and Tourism, and more. Stunning landscapes and natural beauty offer extensive opportunities for exploration during free time. Learn 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 student’s experiences, career goals, interests and skills, and are available at large and small companies in a variety of areas, including Environmental Science, Urban & Design, Chemical, Electrical, Mechanical, Robotics, Food, and more. Learn more about the UC Davis Summer Abroad Internship program in Australia.

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, and rotate alongside local pediatricians at clinics and hospitals, including the country’s largest children’s hospital, a major research facility that influences national health policy. Beginner Spanish proficiency required. 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

Based in Tarija in picturesque southern Bolivia, this program focuses on doing more with less and addressing healthcare inequities, with rotations at community clinics, secondary/tertiary level hospitals, and a leading facility for the treatment of Chagas Disease. Includes one week orientation in La Paz. Beginner Spanish proficiency required. 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

A unique opportunity to study healthcare challenges in New Delhi and the northern Himalayan region. The first two weeks in New Delhi include visits to NGOs tackling the most significant public health challenges facing India, while the next three weeks include rotations through clinics/hospitals in urban and rural settings in the north. Learn more about the UC Davis Summer Abroad Internship program in India.

South Africa—Healthcare Challenges in Cape Town

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

Work alongside local healthcare professionals in Cape Town’s public hospitals providing care for the underserved. Includes the opportunity to rotate through a variety of wards, such as emergency, outpatient, and surgery. Immerse yourself in the diverse culture of South Africa and learn about ongoing efforts to address the legacy of Apartheid. 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

See firsthand the effects of HIV/AIDS on the healthcare system in Durban, in the heartland of Zulu culture. Join healthcare professionals at the city’s oldest teaching hospital and rotate at a comprehensive care center for HIV/AIDS, an example of a nonprofit providing psycho-social support, substance abuse programs, and more. Learn more about the UC Davis Summer Abroad Internship program in Durban, South Africa.

Philippines—Remote Island Medicine

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

Experience first-hand the daily healthcare challenges faced by villages on remote islands where hospitals and clinics lack infrastructure and investment, as well as supplies and personnel. Rotate at community level clinics, participate in public health activities, and learn how resources and services vary between remote islands and the mainland. Learn more about the UC Davis Summer Abroad Internship program in the Philippines.

Quarter Abroad

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, Australia

Australia — Engineering in Sydney

Spend the summer in beautiful Sydney as an engineering intern. Placements are customized according to student’s experiences, career goals, interests and skills, and are available at large and small companies in a variety of areas, including Environmental Science, Urban & Design, Chemical, Electrical, Mechanical, Robotics, Food, Business of Engineering, and more.