UCI/CCC Internship

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The California Community College Internship Program (CCCIP) is a year-long program that provides qualifying graduate students interested in teaching the opportunity to gain valuable professional experience in a community college setting. Participating graduate students will receive mentorship from current community college faculty, focused training and professional development, opportunities for in-classroom observations and teaching experiences, and other experiences aimed at preparing students for a community college faculty career.

Starting in the 2024-2025 academic year, the CCCIP will be open to UC Irvine, UC Riverside, and UC Santa Cruz Ph.D. and M.F.A. students in all disciplines. Students must be enrolled full-time, be in good academic standing, and have advanced to candidacy prior to starting the program in Summer 2024. Interns will receive a $7,500 fellowship for the summer, during which they will engage in specialized training focused on course design, inclusive teaching, and career development.

Application deadline extended for the 2024-2025 CCCIP cohort will close on Wednesday, April 17th at 5:00 pm.


Program Requirements

  • Completion of all virtual, synchronous summer training (to take place in early August) which includes, but is not limited to, the following topics:
    • Course Design
    • Inclusive Teaching Practices
    • Applying to and Interviewing for Community College Jobs
    • Developing Teaching and Diversity Statements
    • Current Community College Faculty Panel
  • Internship commitment of at least two quarters, with fall quarter required.
  • Submission of an Individual Learning Plan that outlines all required and desired internship activities (e.g., observation hours, reflection assignments, informational interviews, etc.), prepared and reviewed by the intern and community college faculty mentor.
  • Enrollment in two to eight (2-8) units of internship or course credit at home institution per quarter of participation.
  • One-on-one check-in meeting with the CCCIP Coordinator (to take place in the fall quarter.)
  • Attendance at winter and spring quarter online cohort meetings.
  • Submission of post-program evaluations by both the intern and mentor.


Application Process

Applications for the 2024-2025 CCCIP cohort are currently open and will close on Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at 5:00 pm.

Applications will be reviewed based on perceived benefit participation will have on the applicant’s career goals, clear communication of why the community college setting is ideal for the applicant, and a demonstrated commitment to equity, inclusion, and belonging in and outside of the classroom. Students who do not have experience at a community college as a staff or faculty member are encouraged to apply.

The application will request a variety of information about the applicant, insightful responses to three short-answer questions (max. 1,600 characters), an up-to-date curriculum vitae or resume, and support from their home institution advisor. 

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NOTE: Advisors will be sent a form for them to indicate their support of the applicant after the applicant has submitted their complete application.

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