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Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center

Community Based Internships



Carlson Center Undergraduate Community Based Internships (UCBI) create outstanding partnerships between dedicated undergraduate students and non-profit and public sector organizations that are actively engaging in community-led work and reflecting on power, privilege, and oppression in the greater community and within their own organizations.

This program, funded by the University of Washington, invites collaboration and eliminates financial barriers: organizations receive support from dynamic, creative student interns, while students interested in public service are supported to explore this career path and learn from community partners.  In addition to mentoring and program support, each student is eligible to earn an educational stipend to support their engagement in this experience.


Community based organizations in the non-profit and public sector are invited to apply to host a 2018 UCBI Student. Please review the linked material below, and then apply to host an intern by September 18, 2017.


Students with an interest in learning more about non-profit and public sector careers, social justice, and asset based community development are encouraged to apply to join the 2018 UCBI Cohort. On line applications will be available on October 1, 2017 and are due on October 16th at 11:59 pm.

The online application for students will be open October 1st, with the opportunity to select your top three choices for host organizations beginning October 9th. You can also review the 2017 UCBI Intern Application questions in a pdf format prior to entering the online application. Please note the application deadline of October 16th at 11:59 pm.