Engineering and Computer Science
Each UC Davis Summer Abroad Internship program pairs students 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 completing the UC Davis Study Abroad online enrollment, you will complete a questionnaire about yourself, your goals and expectations, and your internship fields of interest for our program partner, ICC Consultants (ICC). You will be required to have a phone or video platform interview with ICC before being officially accepted into the program. After ICC confirms your acceptance to UC Davis Study Abroad you will submit supplemental documents to the ICC coordinator. Once ICC finds an appropriate internship for you, you should expect to have another interview with the prospective host organization. Supplemental documents include:
- Cover letter
- One (1) letter of recommendation from a professor, advisor, or employer
- Photo of yourself in professional attire
- Portfolio (for computer science position)
Students are matched with a host company based on their specific skills, experience and goals for the internship. While every effort will be made to accommodate students’ preferences, specific internship placements are not guaranteed. Students are encouraged to be open-minded and approach the program with a willingness to learn and grow, both professionally and personally.
Sample Internship Placements
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 just prior to departure. Sample placements are not guaranteed sites for participants each year.
Placements in the following fields will be not be possible or are extremely limited:
- Industrial Engineering
- Chemical Engineering
- Biomedical Engineering
- Civil Engineering (only residential architecture related)
Please contact the program coordinator for more information.
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 cover letter reviewed prior to submitting these documents to ICC Consultants. The Internship and Career Center provides many online resources, such as resume, cover letter, and letter of recommendation examples.
Our Program Partner
For the Japan—Engineering & Computer Science Summer Internship program, UC Davis Study abroad partners with the Internship in Japan department of ICC Consultants a Tokyo-based organization that specializes in customized internship placements to provide students with hands-on, professional experience within their chosen field. The Japan— Engineering & Computer Science Summer Internship program is a customized program designed by ICC Consultants uniquely for UC Davis Study Abroad. Onsite, a team of ICC staff will lead the welcome orientation, coordinate and lead the group excursions and other program-related activities, and be on-call 24/7 for emergency support.
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. ICC transcript notation resource.