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Career Exploration and Immersive Programs

Career Exploration and Immersive Programs

Leaders for the Future  provides immersive experiences (internships, job shadowing, short projects, etc.) outside of academia.  Cutting-edge training in leadership skills, business communication, project management, innovation and entrepreneurship is provided to participants from all disciplines—including humanities, social sciences and STEM—through a series of workshops and other activities. Leaders for the Future is a cross-campus collaboration between the Office of Research, the Internship and Career Center, GradPathways (Graduate Studies) and the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

FUTURE Logo is a career exploration program that helps PhD students and postdocs prepare for a broad range of careers. FUTURE serves scholars from all disciplines conducting research that advances health. Individuals from all backgrounds and identities are welcomed.  FUTURE supports the career preparation and exploration of PhD students and postdocs through a career exploration workshop series, a network of PhD professionals in diverse careers, and a community of peers.

The Mellon Public Scholars Program supports community-engaged scholarship and provides immersive career experience for graduate students in the arts, humanities, and humanistic social sciences. The Public Scholars have the benefit of a summer stipend, one-on-one interdisciplinary faculty mentorship, and a one-quarter seminar on the intellectual and practical aspects of public scholarship. 

 The University of California Center Sacramento advances the University’s mission of teaching, research and public service with an integrated program to train future state leaders, to address challenging public-policy issues confronted by the nation and state, and to carry out the University’s mandate to assist state government.  Training and internships are available to graduate, undergraduate, and professional students.

Center for Regional Change Student Engaged Scholars Program is a student engagement program that includes internships and is open to UCD undergraduates and graduate students.  The program is housed in the UC Davis Center for Regional (CRC), a solutions-based translational research center.  The center connects faculty and students with diverse leaders from government, business, non-profit and philanthropic sectors, using research and data to address real-world problems.

The Designated Emphasis in Biotechnology allows graduate students to specialize in a biotechnology concentration, which includes exposure to bioethics, business and legal aspects of biotechnology as well as a 3-6 month internship in a biotechnology company or research laboratory in another college or national laboratory.

 The Internship and Career Center works with all students seeking internships and other immersive experiences.  Please visit the Master's and Ph.D. Students, and Postdoctoral Scholars program area of the ICC for advising and assistance finding internship opportunities.