Hong Kong—Business & Communication
UC Davis Summer Abroad Internships is an academic program that aims to enhance students’ education by incorporating academic coursework with experiential learning outside of the classroom setting. This program carries a total of 8.00 quarter units in eight weeks.
Students on Summer Abroad Internship programs earn regular UC Davis course credit which may be used to fulfill degree, major, minor, General Education (GE) requirements. UC Davis students can use Summer Abroad courses to fulfill their academic requirements as listed in the General Catalog. Students from other campuses should consult with the academic advisors from their home campuses to determine whether courses taken on our programs may be used to fulfill their specific academic requirements.
See Academics to learn more about applying Summer Abroad coursework toward your major/minor/General Education requirements.
Auditing is not an option.
*Note: Semester students who will apply for Summer Financial Aid should contact Summer Abroad to enquire about enrolling in additional unit(s).
Students will intern approximately 32 hours per week at their host company and will be able to apply for transcript notation through the UC Davis Internship and Career Center.
This 2-unit course is intended as a forum to connect the work students do at their internship to its broader social and cultural context. Through online discussions students will have a community with whom to share their reflections and observations about their internship placements and to explore the significance of interning in an international context.
No prerequisites are enforced for this program beyond the general eligibility requirements.
After you have completed the UC Davis Study Abroad online enrollment, you will receive the link to the required online questionnaire with Academic Internship Council (AIC), our program partner. 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 AIC 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.
The internship placement process includes a phone or skype discussion with an AIC program manager to narrow down your goals and interests, as well as a phone or Skype interview(s) with potential internship companies. Interviews with employers take place via Skype, typically five to eight weeks prior to the program start. AIC 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. In cases where the employer needs to be confirmed prior to submitting the visa paperwork, students are reminded that strong communications with the AIC team and flexibility regarding the specific employer will be important for the placement process. All enrolled students will be placed in a business/communications internship. Students with relevant experience and a GPA over 2.5 may have more placement options than students without experience or a lower GPA.
Resume and Cover Letter Resources
We strongly recommend that all students meet with an advisor at the UC Davis Internship and Career Center (ICC) to have their resume and cover letter reviewed prior to submitting these documents to our internship placement partner, AIC. The ICC provides many online resources, such as resume, cover letter and letter of recommendation examples.