California Community College Internship Program (CCCIP)

CCCIP Program Requirements:

  • Completion of all summer training including:
    • UCI DTEI Course Design Certificate (8-10 hours)
    • Community College Teaching Training: Inclusive Teaching Practices at Community Colleges (1 hour)
    • Community College Career Development and IDP Workshop (2 hours)
    • Community College Teaching and Diversity Statements (2 hours)
    • Community College Faculty Panel (1 hour)
    • Additional Trainings (5 hours)
  • Internship commitment of at least two quarters, with fall quarter required.
  • Submission of a learning agreement that outlines all required and anticipated internship activities, prepared and reviewed by the intern and community college faculty mentor.
  • Registration in 2 – 8 units of UNI STU 297 (UCI students) or GDIV 498i (UCR students) per quarter of participation.
  • Quarterly check-in meetings with the CCCIP Coordinator.
  • Submission of post-program evaluations by both the intern and mentor.

Note: participants are encouraged to not take on additional responsibilities during the summer training period. However, in circumstances where students need additional financial resources, interns may take on an additional appointment up to 50%. This is only during the summer period.

During the academic year, interns will work closely with a faculty mentor at a local community college. Activities may include, but are not limited to, leading a classroom lecture, developing a classroom assignment and grading rubric, attending department meetings, and informational interviewing with community college faculty and other administrators. 


Application Process

Applications for the 2023-2024 CCCIP cohort will open in Winter Quarter 2023.

Applications will be reviewed based on alignment of career goals with the CCCIP mission, commitment to diversity and inclusion, and postsecondary teaching experience. Students do not have to have prior experience as a learner or instructor in the community college setting.

Applicants will be asked to answer several short-answer questions, receive approval from their UCI/UCR faculty advisor, and upload a copy of their updated resume or curriculum vitae.

For updated information on applying for the 2023-2024 cohort, including opportunities to attend information sessions, please check this webpage in January. A recording of an information session from this past 2022-2023 application cycle is below.

Questions about the CCCIP can be emailed to