Mentorship & Professional Development (MPD) Fellowship Program

Our MPD fellows are a paid group of dedicated, ambitious individuals with a thirst for hands-on research experience and preparation for post-graduation endeavors.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Build community w/other staff, faculty, and community members who are currently engaged in research and or are in post-graduate academic, vocational, or entrepreneurial pathways
  • Identify individual post-graduate academic and vocational pathways of interest
  • Increase knowledge and skill with conducting professional research
  • Present a professional portfolio with a statement of purpose, a story of self, cover letter, resume, references, biography, professional headshots, business card design, etc.
  • Reflect, form, and define a sense of professional identity in culturally relevant ways
  • Connect with peers meaningfully through co-curricular and academic engagement
Program Requirements

Interns must meet the following criteria to qualify for the MPD Fellowship Program:

  • Must complete the entire MPD Fellowship Program application by the announced deadline
  • Must be a currently enrolled UC Davis undergraduate student with at least 90 units of academic credit completed by the end of Fall Quarter 2021
  • Must be in good academic standing maintaining satisfactory progress (not subject to dismissal)
  • Student must be able to commit to approximately 8-10 hours per week towards the completion of the program

**Undocumented students with CA Dream Act Applications on file are strongly encouraged to apply, regardless of DACA status!**

2021-2022 MPD Fellowship applications due Wednesday, January 12th before 12pm PST: apply now at

Students who do not qualify for the MPD Fellowship may seek further opportunities with the Undergraduate Research Center

Questions? Contact Ignacio/Nacho Alarcón at