Virtual – Business and Communication (Japan)
Each UC Davis Virtual Summer Internship program pairs UC Davis Study Abroad with a partner organization that manages the personalized internship placements, prepares you for the virtual experience, and provides advising support throughout the placement process and throughout your virtual internship. As part of the placement process for Virtual 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 program.
Although Study Abroad partners with outside organizations for some aspects of Virtual Summer 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 Skype 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 a Skype 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 any creative or 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.
Important Note for International Students
International students in the United States on an F-1 or J-1 visa will likely require employment authorization prior to engaging in any paid or unpaid virtual internship experience. Students should discuss this opportunity with an SISS advisor before applying if they are considering this program. If you are a non-Davis student, please consult with an international student advisor at your home campus.
Sample Internship Placements
All enrolled students will be placed in a virtual 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.
Resume and Cover Letter Resources
We strongly recommend that you meet with an advisor at the UC Davis Internship and Career Center (ICC) or the Career Center on your home campus to have your resume and cover letter reviewed prior to submitting these documents. The ICC provides many online resources, such as resume, cover letter, and letter of recommendation examples.
Information about UC Davis’ Partner for the Program
For the Virtual—Business & Communication 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 professional experience within their chosen field. The Virtual—Business & Communication (Japan) is a customized program designed by ICC Consultants for UC Davis Study Abroad. A team of ICC staff are available to help with the placement process and provide internship support.
Students participating in UC Davis Study Abroad Virtual Summer 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.