The Internship Program

The ACM Internship program is a program that facilitates the transition of UCLA students to ACM officers. Interns learn about the ACM committee they are interning for and ACM in general before becoming an official ACM officer.

Click on the different ACM subcommittee icons in order to learn more about what interns in each committee do and scroll down to find more information on how you can apply to the Internship Program.

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What do we do?

With ACM being such a large organization, board serves to hold the club together. We plan club-wide events like ACM’s general meeting in Fall and serve the committees by taking care of club-wide logistics

  • Operations creates ACM-wide events and upkeeps ACM resources
  • Internal Affairs maintains the culture of ACM by hosting events for all officers
  • Dev Team upholds projects taken over the course of the year by ACM
  • Impact focuses on spreading awareness to the ACM community about the social impact of Technology/Computer Science
  • External Affairs creates events between company affiliates and the general ACM community
  • Finance handles finances within ACM at UCLA
  • Alumni is responsible for creating alumni events and managing the alumni network to improve our current relations with past ACM at UCLA officers.
  • Marketing handles ACM’s social media platforms and communicate with committees as needed.
  • Moonshots handles bold, new initiatives for ACM to take on; past examples include Impact and JEDI!

What will interns do?

  • Operations Interns will work on and lead important all-ACM events such as Winter GM, Faculty Fireside, and Implicit Bias / Imposter Syndrome workshops throughout the year.
  • The Internal Affairs interns will organize fun socials to bring officers across different committees together, collaborate with other committees and help create the weekly newsletters
  • The Dev team interns will train and maintain existing ACM projects (website, discord bot, membership portal), adding features and dealing with issues
  • The Impact interns will plan Impact events and help out with the blog
  • The External Affairs interns will work with companies and plan out events such as panels, company tours, and info-sessions
  • The Finance interns will help draft various finance requests to send to the CS department and work with committees to secure funding for events
  • The Alumni intern will work with alumni to organize panels and other events. Assist with a quarterly alumni newsletter and alumni social media groups.
  • The Marketing intern will Work with the marketing team to advertise general ACM events, maintain ACM’s online presence, and develop strategies for marketing and publicity. Assist with ACM’s social media and weekly newsletter.
  • Moonshots Interns will work with their advisor and ACM leadership on a self-driven project of their choice; examples include transfer advocacy and support, cross-organization collaboration, and new committee or event ideas. See the committee descriptions for an expanded blurb!

Applications

9/27
Fall General Meeting
10/10
Application Form is Open
10/29
Applications Due
10/29-11/09
Interviews
11/10-11/11
Decisions Released
11/13
Official ACM Onboarding
9/27  Fall General Meeting

Come learn about the different ACM committees!

10/10  Application Form is Open

Fill out the application form for up to 3 committees that you would like to intern for

10/29  Applications Due

Submit your application by 11:59 pm

10/29-11/09  Interviews

A handful of applicants will be chosen for an interview with the committee(s) you applied to

11/10-11/11  Decisions Released

Hear back via Email what committee(s) accepted you (if you applied to multiple, decide which one you would like to intern for)

11/13  Official ACM Onboarding

Learn what you need to know as an ACM Intern

Intern to Officer Transition

Learn more about each committee's transition process!

Board

Dev Team interns have the opportunity to become Dev Team officers in the spring. All other Interns will run for a director position in the Spring or will no longer officially be a member of the board.

Studio

All Interns have the opportunity to become officers in the Spring if they choose to stay.

ICPC

All Interns have the opportunity to become officers in the Spring if they choose to stay.

Design

All Interns have the opportunity to become officers in the Spring if they choose to stay.

Cyber

All interns in good standing (attending workshops/chores/meetings) have the opportunity to become officers in the spring!

Teach LA

Interns will have to apply for or receive an officer role post-internship, or will revert back to instructors or devs

W

All Interns have the opportunity to become officers in the Spring if they choose to stay.

AI

All Interns have the opportunity to become officers in the Spring

Hack

All Interns have the opportunity to become officers in the Spring if they choose to stay.

Hear from past interns!

What is your favorite memory from being an intern?

Accidentally breaking tables at the intern retreat

How much CS experience did you have before you became an intern?

Not much - I took AP CS in high school and didn’t learn a ton, and when I applied to be an intern I was taking CS 31.

Are you still an officer in ACM? If so, in what Committee?

Yes! I’m the director of ACM Impact!

What advice would you give to prospective interns?

Try to maximize the amount of rejections you get - try everything!

- Maya Raman
AI intern, 2019-2020

What is your favorite memory from being an intern?

My favorite memory is the first meeting we had for the learning lab I was working on. At the time, it seemed really scary to be thrown into a project with not a lot of experience, but looking back on it I’m proud of how much I learned since then.

How much CS experience did you have before you became an intern?

I only knew basic programming (CS31) level when I became an intern.

Are you still an officer in ACM? If so, in what Committee?

Yes, I’m the design director for TeachLA and I’m also getting involved in Design starting fall!

What advice would you give to prospective interns?

If you’re on the fence about applying because you think you don’t have enough experience or you don’t feel like you belong in CS culture, I would give it a shot anyways! You might surprise yourself.

- Archisha Datta
Teach LA intern, 2020-2021

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