Options for Fulfilling the Field Study Requirement

Traditional Field Study

100 hours at community partner in conjuction with field study course

Advanced Field Study

AFS offers a small number of undergraduate students in the School of Social Ecology an in-depth, three-quarter field study experience focused on civic and community engagement.

Global Service Scholars

This one-year program offers students a unique opportunity to make a difference in the world by learning to approach issues with empathy and compassion through classroom work and a summer field study abroad.

UCDC Academic Internship Program

The UC Irvine Washington DC Academic Internship Program, located in the exciting environment of Washington DC, enables UCI students from ALL majors to pursue internships, seminar and elective courses, and research in fall, winter, or spring quarters.

Summer UCDC

The UCDC Summer Internship Program (UCDC) sends 40 to 50 outstanding undergraduate students to live and intern in Washington, D.C. for 10 weeks each summer. There are numerous internship opportunities in various industries such as non-profit public service organizations, governmental agencies, communications, and entertainment.

UC Center Sacramento

UC Center Sacramento is the University of California’s teaching, research and public-service site located one block from the State Capitol Building. Operated by UC Davis, UCCS offers distinctive academic programs in public policy and journalism to students from throughout the university’s 10-campus system. These two programs provide students with an opportunity to study through seminars and internships in and around the state Capitol.

Summer Sacramento Internship Program

The Sacramento Internship Program at the University of California, Irvine is a program that gives outstanding UCI students an opportunity to intern in the California state capital. The Program provides career-related internship opportunities in public service, nonprofits, special interest groups, and various other organizations and institutions.

Public Health Practicum

The UCI Public Health Practicum fulfills the field study requirement. Public Health majors may choose to use their Practicum for 4 units of field study. NOTE! Students may only have 2 courses overlap between majors. Example: a stats course such as Stats 7 (in lieu of SocEcol 13) and PubHlth 195W (in lieu of 4units of SocEcol 195)  would count as the two-course overlap.