Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center

Community Based Internships



Carlson Center Community Based Internships 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 pilot, 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.


The online application for students will be open in mid-February, after host organizations are selected. You can also review the 2017 UCBI Intern Application questions in a pdf format prior to entering the online application. Please note the on line application will open on February 16th and close on March 1st.