Internship in Taxation


Internship image1The taxation internship provides practical experience in a variety of taxation job functions within the accounting or tax services sectors, private industry, or nonprofits, and is an opportunity to apply the material previously studied in your taxation courses.  The internship is available to UCLA Extension certificate students who have completed a minimum of five courses in the Taxation Certificate.

Students intern with sponsoring companies for a minimum of 120 hours. Companies offering internships do so with no obligation to provide compensation to interns.

Applicable internship projects can include, but are not limited to, the areas of work/projects described below:

  • Research tax laws and regulations
  • Assist with completing various corporate tax returns
  • Provide assistance during tax audits
  • Assist in the maintenance of tax records
  • Prepare accounting or spreadsheet software reports
  • Maintain departments tax compliance calendar


UCLA Extension students who are enrolled in the Taxation Certificate and who have completed a minimum of five courses in their program. 

Quarterly Deadlines

Students will be granted permission to enroll once all internship documents have been signed by sponsor, director and associate dean.

Deadlines are:
Spring Quarter 2018 – March 23rd
Summer Quarter 2018 – June 15th
Fall Quarter 2018 – September 14th


Securing an Internship

UCLA Extension does not provide placement or guarantee internship availability. Students are responsible for securing a sponsor before enrolling in the internship. Enrollment is limited to the number of available internships.

For assistance in completing the internship process, please contact your Certificate Advisor, Yvette De La Cruz at (310)206-1654 or for an application and deadlines. 

View Internship FAQ’s

Course Fee: $765


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