UC Irvine is a repository for academic excellence. An internship can be an excellent way to enhance to connect your academic experience to your career interests. There are many benefits to graduate internships, which allow a student to gain valuable exposure to the workplace, develop new skills, and apply knowledge gained from course work to real-world situations. The following internships and programs designed for graduate students.
California Community College Internship Program
A traditional graduate degree from a research institution generally does not provide the student adequate preparation for a career choice of teaching in a community college. The CCCIP addresses this need and gives students an opportunity to experience firsthand what teaching in a community college environment is all about. More information can be found here.
CSU Long Beach Pre-Professor Program
The Pre-Professor Program (PREPP) is designed to support the University of California, Irvine (UCI) doctoral students’ and postdoctoral scholars’ transition to a faculty position by engaging them in a semester-long program at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB). In addition, PREPP is a blueprint to support CSULB’s efforts to foster a pipeline for prospective new faculty. The goal of PREPP is to immerse participants in the life of a faculty member at a comprehensive master’s granting institution. PREPP fellows will have individual mentorship from an experienced Faculty Mentor in three broad categories: Instruction, Understanding the Campus Culture, and Service. Click here for more program information.
Pedagogical Fellows Program
UC Irvine fosters excellence in graduate student teaching, and one way we do so is through the Pedagogical Fellows Program (PFP), an initiative of UCI’s Division of Teaching Excellence and Innovation.
PFP is a highly regarded “preparing future faculty” program; selection is competitive, based on a record of excellent teaching, promising scholarship, and service to the University, department, and the disciplines’ professional community. The PF Program provides advanced pedagogical and professional development in an interdisciplinary community that emphasizes professional and personal support. In addition to receiving advanced pedagogical training, PFs learn valuable strategies for success on the academic job market, including job search strategies, writing a compelling cover letter and CV, and writing a teaching philosophy statement. PFs also receive a $2,000 fellowship! For more information about this exciting professional development opportunity, and to submit an application, please see the Pedagogical Fellows program website.