Turning a university education into a rewarding career can be challenging, but our internship program is designed to help students bridge the gap between their academic and professional lives. Students complete fieldwork, learning how to apply the theories and concepts of the classroom to a real-world setting. The USC Davis School of Gerontology’s strong alumni network and outreach efforts have an exceptional record of placing students in valuable, enriching positions that have translated to post-graduate success.

Undergraduate internships are typically completed during the senior year, with a minimum of 4 units of credit (120+ hours); graduate internships require 240+ hours of fieldwork for 4 units.

Some of our previous internships sites have included:


  • Front Porch Center for Technology and Innovation
  • The Be Group
  • Navigate Boomer
  • Wise and Healthy Aging
  • Health Services Advisory Group
  • Los Angeles County Forensic Center
  • SCAN Health Foundation
  • SCAN Health Plan
  • Partners in Care Medical Foundation
  • Motion Picture Television Fund
  • Pacific Clinics
  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • Memory and Aging Research Center
  • Skilled Healthcare Corporation
  • Country Villa Health
  • Huntington Hospital/Huntington Senior Care Network
  • Altamed
  • Angelus Plaza
  • Silverado Senior Living
  • California Council on Gerontology and Geriatrics
  • Bet Tzedek
  • Jewish Home for the Aged
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Villa Esperanza
  • Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Hospital


  • AARP (Washington, DC)
  • Georgia Tech Aware Home (Atlanta, GA)
  • American Bar Association (Washington, DC)
  • Home and Community Based Service Strategies (Washington, DC)
  • OnLok (San Francisco)


  • BayCrest Centre for Geriatric Care (Toronto, Canada)
  • Center for Population Health (Tokyo, Japan)