Internship Programs

ESS Internship Program

The Internship Program gives ESS undergraduate students the opportunity to earn academic credit for integrating real-world work experience with academic work.

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UCI Chemistry Field Studies Program

The Department of Chemistry is now offering Chem 197: Introduction to the UCI Chemistry Field Studies Program. This course is a .5 unit course that is a joint effort between the Department of Chemistry and Professor Suzanne Blum, Director, UCI Field Studies in Chemistry Program. The goal of this course is to prepare students to participate in the UCI Chemistry Field Studies Program by helping students to develop the skills needed to apply for an internship in chemistry and career positions after UCI.

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The Norman Rostoker Internship at TAE Technologies

The Department of Physics and Astronomy in partnership with TAE Technologies invites applications for a Prize Internship position: The Norman Rostoker Internship at TAE Technologies.

TAE Technologies is located in Foothill Ranch, CA and has a core mission to develop commercial fusion energy with no harmful byproducts. The internship will involve one or more of the following areas: plasma diagnostics, data science, particle accelerators, and computational science.

The Rostoker Internship is awarded in partnership with the UC Irvine Physics & Astronomy Department and is targeted at senior UCI undergraduate students who will complete a B.S. degree in Physics or Applied Physics. For more information contact Professor Bill Heidbrink (


Visit the UCI Division of Career Pathways

We encourage all Physical Sciences student to engage with the UCI Division of Career Pathways (DCP). DCP serves as the hub for career development and preparation for UCI students, staff, faculty, alumni, and professionals, as well as a recruitment center for local, regional, and national organizations.

The DCP educates and engages UCI students and alumni to realize their career potential. They do this by:

  • Coordinating with the campus community in the professional development of students.
  • Providing students and alumni with tools and support to attain their career goals.
  • Facilitating employer involvement with UCI to promote quality workplace experiences for UCI students and alumni.  

There are many resources and tools for undergraduate and graduate students. DCP offers resume building workshops, one-on-one career counseling, career fairs, and several other resources. Please visit the Student Resources page to learn more about how you can engage with DCP.

Undergraduate students: learn more about DCP resources here.

Graduate students: learn more about DCP resources here.

Job and Internship resources:

Meet with a career advisor: