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Burkle Center internship application deadline extended

The Burkle Center now accepts applications for the 2010-2011 undergraduate and graduate internship program. The deadline has been extended to Sep. 20 at 5:00 pm!


Launched in September of 2007, the Burkle Center Internship Program offers UCLA students direct exposure to international relations and related disciplines. From major events and conferences to research initiatives and student-oriented outreach programs, the Burkle Center offers a variety of venues for interested and engaged students to get involved. The Program is designed to offer students experience, exposure, and networking opportunities.

Giving Thanks

The Burkle Center would like to recognize its outstanding group of 2009-10 interns: Annie Augustine, Meghan Casey, Tomasz Dziadkowiec, Deepti Immaraju, Deborah Magsaysay, Sarah Mallory, Sara Mengesha, Khanh Nguyen, Yeyen Ong, Amy Ta, Millie Tran, Danae Paterson, Asad Ramzanali, and Jasmin Yu. Thank you for your hard work and dedication. We could not have done it without you!

Eligibility & Applicant Guidelines

Internship Positions

The Burkle Center seeks interns for the following positions: Event Facilitator, Multimedia and Newsletter Assistant Editor/Photographer, Outreach Coordinator, Research Assistant


Internships are open to current UCLA undergraduate and graduate students (law, business, or MA/PhD programs), and last throughout the academic year (fall through spring). Preference is given to graduating seniors, but the Center has hosted juniors and sophomores in the past.

Applicant Guidelines

Applications for the 2010-11 internship will be due on Monday, Sep. 6, 2010, at 5:00 pm. To apply, please send the following information as a single MS Word or PDF document to Alexandra Lieben, Deputy Director of the UCLA Burkle Center, at:           

  • CV or Resume (1 page) - please include any volunteer or extracurricular activities
  • Letter of Interest (1 page) - indicate your preferred internship position and rank all positions according to preference. Include your future career goals.
  • 2-3 References from a past employer, professor, TA, volunteer supervisor, etc. (name, contact information and brief affiliation only, i.e., "how do they know you?" This is NOT a request for a letter of recommendation.)
  • Your general availability for the fall quarter, for the hours of Monday -- Friday, 10AM to 5PM

* Internships are competitive and selections are made after an interview (by invitation only) with Deputy Director Alexandra Lieben.

* Interns are required to work a minimum of 6 hours per week. Hours are flexible and structured around academic commitments, with students working 3 hours at the office and 3 hours at home.

* Academic credit: Burkle Internships are unpaid volunteer positions. If you are interested in academic credit please indicate as such in your application. For-credit internships will require a commitment of 10 hours per week.

For more information visit our internship website:

Intern Duties

Each Intern is assigned a long-term project which corresponds to a specific position. While individual assignments are made in consultation with the intern, the final determination is made based on the needs of the Center. Long-term assignments are meant to ensure that interns develop valuable professional skills. Interns are also expected to assist with short-term projects and other daily needs of the Center, and are encouraged to attend Center events, which present good opportunities to network with experts in the field.


For more information, please contact: 
Alexandra Lieben, Deputy Director

UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations | 11353 Bunche Hall | Los Angeles, CA 90095-1495


2009-10 Burkle Center Intern comments on the Internship Program:


“The program really taught me leadership skills and teamwork. It was also a great opportunity to network with professionals in the field! I am completely devoted to the UCLA Burkle Center and am proud to say that I have been affiliated with it.” 


Yeyen O.


“Thanks to my involvement within this internship, I found out what a valuable resource the Burkle Center is for students who are interested in international affairs.”


Deepti I.


“The internship is a great experience for undergraduates wishing to get a feel for the field. I don't think that any internship or organization on campus really allows us to interact with the caliber of people that come to speak at the different Burkle Center events.”


Tom D.


“I can honestly say that the Burkle Center Internship was one of my most favorite internships. The Burkle Center staff really valued our opinions and offered us many opportunities to develop our own strategies toward fulfilling the center's mission."


Deborah M.




Burkle Center for International Relations