Opportunities

CATLink

  • Internships
  • Part Time/Full Time Jobs
  • Volunteer/Community Service
  • Research (Click here for additional Research Opportunities!)

LinkedIn

  • Create a LinkedIn profile and have access to MILLIONS of job postings!

CATPAWS

  • On-Campus Jobs
  • Federal Work Study

CATLIFE

  • First things first, escape your comfort zone and get involved on-campus TODAY!  These experiences come in handy when applying to internship opportunities.  Employers want to see outside the classroom experiences!

Internships

Internships are essential to developing real word experiences outside the classroom.  Valuable skills such as multi--tasking, prioritizing, effective communication, and problem solving are essential to student professional development. 
 
CATLink: One-stop access to hundreds of jobs and internships being promoted exclusively with current UC Merced students and alumni.
 
LinkedIn: Search over 63,000 Internships for college students on LinkedIn!
 
Internships.com: Extensive listings of internships from 7,000 companies, with additional tools to help you clarify your internship goals and fine-tune your internship search.
 
Internships-USA (CEI Internships) - Access over 2,000 organizations offering internships and jobs in a variety of fields (username=UCMerced, password=GoldenBobcats).
 
Check out additional internship programs listed below! 

 

UC Center Sacramento Internship Program

By enrolling in the UC Center Sacramento, you have the opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge of California's public policy challenges and processes. The Policy Program includes coursework (up to 16 quarter units) as well as professional experience while living, interning, and attending classes in Sacramento. In the Journalism Program, which is offered in the summer only, UC Center Sacramento students gain the skills of a seasoned reporter while working 24-40 hours per week as interns for media organizations that report on California government and politics. For more information on the program and to find deadlines for upcoming terms, please visit the UC Center Sacramento Website. (UC Merced Contact: Myra Fernandez)

UCDC Internship Program

The University of California Washington, D.C. (UCDC) program is an academic internship program providing UC Merced students with the opportunity to intern for a semester in Washington D.C. while enrolling in UC courses and living in the UC Washington Center. For more information on the program and to find deadlines for upcoming terms, please visit the UCDC Website. (Contact: Rachel Seymour)
 

California Assembly’s Chief Clerk Internship Program

Each year, the Office of the Assembly Chief Clerk hires five interns from the University of California, Davis (UCD), the California State University, Sacramento (CSUS), and the University of California, Merced (UCM). The program provides students with a unique opportunity to work at the State Capitol and learn the legislative process in a non-partisan office. Interns are placed in the office as full-time staff for a period of four to seven months. Students perform duties as legislative clerks, including: amending and proofreading bills; processing legislation, analyses, and paperwork; and, serving as liaison between the Assembly, Senate, Secretary of State, and Governor's Office. Interns are granted Assembly Floor privileges. For more information on the program and to find deadlines for upcoming terms, please visit the  California Assembly’s Chief Clerk Internship Program(UC Merced Contact: Myra Fernandez)
 

Maddy Institute Legislative Internship Program

The Maddy Institute selects up to 10 upper-division university students each year as Maddy Scholar-Interns. Interns are placed on assignment in government offices in Sacramento or Fresno. UC Merced students with at least 60 completed units (junior standing) and an overall 3.0 GPA are eligible to apply for the Maddy Institute Legislative Internship Program. Students from all majors interested in providing solutions for public policy issues important to the region, state and nation are highly encouraged to apply. A $1,000 scholarship is offered to those students accepted into the program. For more information on the program and to find deadlines for upcoming terms, please visit the Maddy Institute Website.

Yosemite Leadership Program

The Yosemite Leadership Program (YLP) offers internships with the National Parks Service for UC Merced students. The YLP will foster synergy among government, business, and academia to develop tomorrow’s thoughtful, ethical, and innovative leaders. For more information on the program and to find deadlines for upcoming terms, please visit the Yosemite Leadership Program Website.

Research

Research is the cornerstone of the University of California. At UC Merced, our innovative faculty and students conduct cross-disciplinary research that will solve complex problems affecting our region, California and beyond. Click here to learn more about valuable research experiences available to UC Merced students!
 
Blum Center for Developing Economies-The aim of this multi-campus initiative is to advance research and education to alleviate the burdens of poverty in the short term, and to end world poverty.