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 Summer Session 2021, 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.  We anticipate a return to campus for Fall 2021.


Interested students should go to the Internship and Career Center (South Hall) for assistance in obtaining an internship. Academic credit can only be given for internships at institutions and companies outside campus.

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March Family Internship Fund

The March Family Internship Fund was established to support UC Davis economics students who participate in business-related internships. Roy March, the donor to the fund and graduate of UC Davis in economics, believes in the importance of internships as career-defining and even life-changing experiences. Applicants should research internship opportunities and address their interests and qualifications through the questions listed below. Use the UC Davis Internship and Career Center (ICC) as a resource for finding internship postings: 

Applications and resumes will be reviewed and selections made by the staff of the ICC and faculty in the Department of Economics: March Family Internship Fund

Washington Program

The UC Davis Washington Program offers undergraduate students an exciting opportunity to combine course work, exciting field research and unparalleled internship experience during a quarter's residence in our nation's capital. Students gain valuable on-the-job experience with professionals and experts in fields that interest them. Economics students can discover major-specific internship opportunities herePlease note, participation in the Washington Program or the UCCS program will not warrant additional units. 

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 (ECN 192) 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. 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. 2. A completely filled out ECN 92/192 Internship application form (Download: ECN 92/192 application)
  3. 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. 4. If you need a CPT approved via I-global, submit application to the Advising Center at and we will direct you to the advisor who oversees the Economics Internship Program. 

Economics Internship Coordinator 

Lecturer Derek Stimel *

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