In collaboration with various departments across campus, the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) offers UCSB students an opportunity to hone their professional skills through the IT Internship Program.


Each year, undergraduates are matched to projects preparing them for careers in the expanding field of information technology. In addition to individualized, year-long projects in areas such as data analytics, cloud architecture and application development, the cohort experiences the benefits of camaraderie through professional development activities like Crucial Conversations, Lean Six Sigma, networking, project management, public speaking, emotional intelligence, resume reviews, managing implicit bias, and change management.

This program offers a collaborative environment to obtain both curricular and professional experience. While there is no experience necessary to apply, the participants must demonstrate an eagerness to learn and a willingness to develop connections with fellow cohort members.

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The UCSB IT Internship Program opportunities are posted to Handshake during Fall quarter of each academic year. 

For more information about the UCSB IT Internship Program, please contact Rebecca Candy (

UCSB IT Internship Participants by Year:

2024-25 Cohort: Bahaar Ahuja, Maya Hoffstadt, Agam Makkar, Shreyas Rajesh, Ajay Liu, Brian Cheng, Nicole Xu, Abby Fan, Smyan Jaipuriyar, Rebecca Chang, Katarina Fruge

2023-24 Cohort: Adil Ahmed, Keya Panchal, Brianna Grissom, Edwin Yee, Julia Chan, Arnav Kumar, Cindy Yu

2022-23 Cohort: Anmol Kapoor, Harry Jung, Jeff Shen, Kaiwen Tang, Yanwen Chen, Katie Huynh

2021-22 Cohort: Heaven Klair, Erin Ambriz, Jessica Du, Alyssa Keehan, Vanessa De Leon, Cameron Parker

2020-21 Cohort: Ashley Yung, Isaiah Fimbrez, Aanya Sharma, Andrew Nguyen, Adhitya Logan, Cindy Zhao

Watch the 2023-24 cohort’s Year-End Presentations here!

UCSB IT Apprenticeship Program

The OCIO Apprenticeship Program is open to all UCSB IT Internship Program graduates. Upon graduation from the Internship Program and UCSB, one candidate will  be offered a full-time, two-year position with IT. The apprenticeship provides a qualified young professional with the opportunity to gain broad exposure to various IT services, systems, and processes within the realm of higher education. Under the direction of the Strategy lead, the OCIO Apprentice gains an in-depth understanding of future IT initiatives and projects at UCSB as well as broad exposure to different units within IT: Infrastructure, Data Services, Application Development, Business Intelligence, Technical Services, and Cloud Services.


Erin (2021-22 internship cohort) graduated UCSB in 2023 with a B.S. in Computer Engineering and now works as a Cloud Solutions Architect Apprentice for ITS’ Campus Cloud team. He has contributed to various Cloud and DevOps projects while in this role in addition to obtaining multiple AWS certifications - he is currently studying for his AWS Solutions Architect Associate exam!


For more information about the 2025-2027 apprenticeship opportunity, please contact Rebecca Candy ( 

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