Work Experience and Internships

Many of our students gain practical experience by working during the summer or by taking a short leave to work at a winery or vineyard. We strongly encourage this and, if arranged properly, students can receive academic credit for their experience via the Internship Program. Individuals outside UC Davis with previous academic preparation or work experience can also find wineries willing to accept interns through the Internship and Career Center. The annual Internship and Career Fair, held in mid February, is one of many ways students may contact prospective employers. For more information on the Internship Program, and other career services, visit the Internship and Career Center at http://icc.ucdavis.edu/.


There are two ways for undergraduate students to obtain academic internship credit:

1. Transcript notation may be arranged (in advance) through the Internship & Career Center. You will be asked to keep a journal of your experiences.

2. Academic credit may be arranged (in advance) through a faculty sponsor (choose a faculty member whose research interests overlap with the area of your internship). Commonly students are required to write a 5-10 page paper on a pre-arranged topic and/or keep a journal of their experiences.