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Following the campus guidelines for Coronavirus all UC Davis classes, lectures, seminars, labs and discussion sections will move to virtual instruction and remain virtual through the end of spring quarter 2020, including final exams. Given this, the department’s administrative functions have moved to remote work conditions. To contact staff members of the department via e-mail or phone, please go to our administrative staff contact page. 

Using Internships for Credit


Internships provide valuable experience in a particular job and potential employers get to know their employee, thus internships carry their own rewards. Students completing an Internship in Economics (ECN192) will receive upper division credit toward graduation requirements (180 unit requirement) but will not receive credit toward the Economics major. Typically 1-2 units per quarter (on rare occasion up to 4 units) are given for internship credit. There is a 6-unit cap on total credits per student (across all quarters) granted for economics internships.

To apply for an internship (after obtaining an internship offer from the employer), you need to bring to the Advising Center:

  1. a letter from the employer stating that you have been offered an internship and specifying the start/end dates and the hours per week;
  2. a completely filled out ECN92/ECN192 Internship application form (Download: ECN 92/192 application)
  3. The Economics advisors will obtain signatures from the Economics Internship Coordinator and the Economics Department Chair (Please do not contact them directly unless requested by an advisor)
  4. If you need a CPT approved via I-global, submit application to the Advising Center and send a follow up email to and we will direct you to the advisor who oversees the Economics Internship Program. 


Lecturer Derek Stimel*

*Please do not email Professor Stimel unless directed to by an Economics advisor.