The Internship Boostcamp is designed specially for new transfer students in the Department of Economics! This program will provide a roadmap for transfers: connecting you to important resources, building a professional network, and developing a strategy to obtain an internship. Ultimately, this program will give new transfers a boost in pursuing internships! 

Program Eligibility

Currently, the Internship Boostcamp is only open to new transfer students (entering UCLA in Fall 2019) from the following majors:

  • Pre-Economics
  • Pre-Business Economics
  • Economics
  • Business Economics

Previous internship, work, or other types of professional experience is not required.

At this time, we are not accepting pre-majors or majors outside of the Department of Economics. Your standing as an Economics pre-major or major will be verified by the Department of Economics.

Attendance Policy

Required Attendance: If selected to the Internship Boostcamp, participants are required to attend all program sessions. If you are interested in the program, please avoid scheduling classes during these dates and times:

  • Monday, September 23, 5:00 - 7:30pm
  • Monday, September 30, 5:00 - 7:30pm
  • Monday, October 7, 5:00 - 7:30pm

Application Information

DEADLINE: Monday, September 9 at 11:59pm

Admission is competitive, and the Internship Boostcamp is limited to 40 students. Your application materials will factor in to your admission status. Please use the application to clearly articulate your career goals and how the Internship Boostcamp will help you achieve them.

For any questions, please contact

Through intensive, hands-on training sessions, students participating in the WE@UCLA Leadership Academy will have the opportunity to learn valuable skills from today’s industry leaders. These experiential training sessions focus on strengthening students’ team management, networking, communication, and other critical leadership skills. Accomplished UCLA Engineering Alumnae and industry professionals will share their experiences and advice to help Cadets acquire and master important skills for the future. Through six 3-hour sessions taking place over two quarters, Cadets (that's what we call our Academy participants) build community, sharpen job-related skills, practice interviewing for an engineering role, network with companies looking to hire engineering graduates, and clarify their own values, goals, and leadership style. 

To be considered for the program, applicants must submit a resume and one-page essay addressing the representation of women in engineering. Applications will be reviewed by a committee of UCLA faculty, staff and community partners.  
Eligibility: UCLA Engineering students from any engineering major or pre-major who will be 2nd, 3rd, or 4th years in the 2019-2020 academic year and who support increasing the representation of women in engineering. Incoming 1st year UCLA Engineering students are also eligible to apply by invitation from WE@UCLA staff. 

A note on the application: Personal background questions help us to learn more about our candidate pool but will not be used in evaluating your acceptance into the program nor will your answers to these questions be shared with outside professionals reviewing candidate applications. Outside professionals reviewing applications will only have access to applicant resumes and essay question responses.

Application Deadline: August 9, 2019
Notification Date: August 23, 2019

All WE@UCLA Leadership Academy participants must be available and therefore agree to attend sessions on the following dates:

  • Saturday, Sept. 28 (12:00 -2:30pm)
  • Saturday, Oct 5 (12:00-2:30pm)
  • Saturday, Oct 12 (12:00-2:30pm)
  • Saturday, Jan 11 (12:00-2:30pm)
  • Saturday, Jan 25 (12:00-2:30pm)
  • Saturday, Feb 8 (12:00-2:30pm) 

If you have questions about the WE@UCLA Leadership Academy, please contact Partnership UCLA / Alumni Career Programs by emailing our office at or contacting our office at (310) 415-2868.

Partnership UCLA