Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center

Community Based Internships


Carlson Center Undergraduate Community Based Internships (UCBI) create 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.


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 Winter/Spring 2019 UCBI Cohort [coming soon!]. Our Spring/Summer cohort, in partnership with The Doorway Project, is currently on connecting students to internships in organizations serving homeless youth and young adults in the U District and surrounding areas.


Applications to host a Carlson Center UCBI Intern for the winter/spring 2019 cohort will open by the end of August. Stay tuned and check back here for updates! Please contact if you have any questions.