Community Partner Information

Now accepting applications for the 2023-2024 academic year!

Community organizations selected as placement sites for student interns will benefit in several ways. They will receive an average of 15 hours per week of direct support provided by student Fellows over the course of the academic year (August 2023-May 2024).In addition, they will have access to training and networking opportunities provided by SF State and California Volunteers and be a part of a larger network of community partners across the state of California addressing the state's challenges.

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We look forward to exploring a potential partnership with your organization and connecting you with the SF State campus community to fulfill your organization's mission and goals!

Your organization can benefit in the following ways:

  • ~15 hours/week of direct support provided by Fellows over one academic year (Aug. 2023-May 2024); 

  • Connections to higher education institutions in your community; 

  • Access to training and networking opportunities provided by partner campuses and California Volunteers. 

Community host organizations should meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Non-profit organization; 

  • Work in one of the 3 program Focus Areas: (1) K-12 Education (can have a focus on youth & behavioral health, tutoring, climate literacy, etc.); (2) Climate Action, Sustainability, and Environmental Justice or (3) Food Insecurity; 

  • Ability to provide Fellows with effective and ongoing training, mentoring, and supervision to meet the goal of providing 450 hours of meaningful professional work experience (must have opportunities that meet a 12-15-hour service week goal for Fellows to reach their 450 hours by May 17, 2024); 
  • Have the organizational capacity to provide ongoing supervision, mentorship, and training; 

  • Stronger consideration will be given to host organization service sites/delivery of services located in San Francisco neighborhoods/communities located in the following Districts: 4,7,9,10, and 11. 

Community Host Organizations will have the following responsibilities:  

  • Be available in June 2023 to interview student interns as part of our placement process.

  • Attend trainings in August 2023 to ensure smooth onboarding of student interns.

  • Provide ongoing supervision, mentorship, guidance, and training to Fellows to ensure they achieve the 450-hours requirement while learning practical skills and building a community of support.

  • Support SF State in tracking student contributions and outcomes.

  • Timely and ongoing communications with Fellows & SF State

  • Attend program events like our Kick-Off and Closing Celebrations (dates to be determined).


2-semester program (Fall 2023 & Spring 2024)

Host Site Status

Must be a nonprofit organization

Internship Focus Area

3 thematic areas*: (1) climate action and environmental justice; (2) food insecurity; and (3) K-12 education.

*To be eligible to host interns, nonprofits must focus (or have projects/programs) on one of these three areas.

Number of Hours Students Will Complete

450 hours over 2 semesters (12-15 hours per week)*

*Interested host organizations must have professional work opportunities that meet an average of 15 hours of work to allow Fellows to reach their 450-hour goal by May 31, 2024)

Student Compensation

Up to $10,000 – which includes a living allowance ($7,000) throughout the service term and an Education Award ($3,000) upon completion of 450 hours 

Host Site Contribution to Student Compensation


Host Site Involvement in Selecting Interns

Must be available to interview selected Fellows in June 2023. Complete interviews with at least three to five potential student Fellows between June 6, 2023, and June 30, 2023, and provide feedback to the program. Final placements/matches made by July 7, 2023.

Host Involvement in program events Participate in Orientation + Kick-Off Celebration the week of Aug. 2023 (day and time will be determined) in August 2023, and attend program events, meetings/check-ins throughout the year. 
Fellows Begin at their Host Site

Fall 2023 classes begin on August 21, 2023; students begin their academic service internship placements.

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Learn about hosting a student Fellows and ask us questions in our upcoming online information session webinar

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Next Steps

Here is what you need to do next to host Cohort #2 students:

Priority Deadline: Application closes April 26, 2023, 11:59 pm (PST)

  1. Attend a Community Host Information Session to learn more about the program.

  2. Create a position description detailing the activities, responsibilities, and opportunities for a student interning with your organization. Need help crafting a position description? Download our Fellow Position Description Template and Example

  3. Complete the online application and upload your position description.*

  4. If selected to participate in the interview process, College Corps staff will send invitations to community organizations to interview students made by June 5, 2023.**

  5. Interview selected student Fellows. Complete interviews with at least three to five potential student Fellows between June 6, 2023, and June 30, 2023, and provide feedback to the program.

  6. Final placements/matches made by July 7, 2023. Please note that not all community partners invited to interview are guaranteed a student Fellow intern. The placement/matching process allows the opportunity for both Fellows and host sites to interview each other to ensure an alignment of mutual interests, skills, etc.

  7. If selected to host Fellows, attend Fellow Orientation + Kick-Off Celebration the week of August 14, 2023 (date and time to be determined).

  8. Fall 2023 classes begin on August 21, 2023; students begin their Fellowship placements.

*An engaging and comprehensive position description is important because student interns will be choosing their top host organization preferences to interview. 

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