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Entrepreneurship Quest: Undergraduate Internship Program (EQUIP)

Student Group

A cross-campus collaboration between the Office of Research, the Internship and Career Center, and the Mike and Renee Child Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, this two-quarter program prepares and connects undergraduate students with internship opportunities at startups and innovative companies.

Entrepreneurship Quest: Undergraduate Internship Program (EQUIP) provides training in innovation, leadership and design thinking while preparing students from all disciplines—including humanities, social sciences and STEM—for successful work experiences in the regional economy.

This program prepares and connects undergraduate students with internships in regional startups and other innovative companies. Through a series of educational workshops and events prior to (or during) the internship experience, EQUIP nurtures the leadership development of participants as they cultivate a network of fellow students, mentors and business leaders. Internship participation provides students with the immediate opportunity to apply what they have learned while continuing to build a network for future career opportunities.

Program funding for EQUIP is provided by the State of California through Assembly Bill 2664: University of California Innovation and Entrepreneurship Expansion.

Program Eligibility and Requirements

To be eligible for this program, applicants must be:

  • A current UC Davis undergraduate student in good academic standing in any discipline
  • Enrolled and available to participate for the duration of the program (September 2018 – March or June 2019, depending on internship placement)
  • Prepared to accept an internship placement beginning either Fall Quarter 2018 or Winter Quarter 2019

Successful program completion requires attendance at all program events (see below) and completion of an internship no later than spring 2019. 

Program Schedule

Event Date Time
Session #1 Saturday, September 29, 2018 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Session #2 Monday, October 8, 2018 4 – 6 p.m.
Session #3 Saturday, October 13, 2018 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Session #4 Monday, October 15, 2018 4 – 6 p.m.
Attend part of one day

Fall Internship and Career Fairs

Wednesday – Thursday,
October 17 – 18, 2018

10 a.m – 2 p.m.
Session #5 Monday, October 22, 2018 4 – 6 p.m.
Session #6 Monday, October 29, 2018 4 – 6 p.m.
Session #7 Monday, November 5, 2018 4 – 6 p.m.
Session #8 Winter Quarter 2019 TBD
Attend part of one day Aggie Innovation and Startup Symposium April 12, 2019

To Apply

Download and complete the EQUIP application form then submit (as instructed on the application) along with an updated resume no later than Tuesday, May 29, 2018, 11:59 p.m. Please carefully read the application form for complete submission instructions.


There was an information session held on May 21. A PDF of the slide presentation is available for download.

Download the EQUIP Information Session Presentation >

Student Ambassadors can also answer questions about the program on a drop-in basis during the following weekly office hours:

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
    2416 Gallagher Hall
  • Thursdays, 4-5 p.m.
    270 South Silo

For additional questions, contact: 

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