Congratulations on your Admissions to SF State!
ICCE is here to help you have successful service experiences as early as your first semester at SF State. Our programs provide dynamic and powerful experiences that will help you understand how to align civic and community engagement with your own passions and skills for now and in the future. There is no better time than your college years to explore the wide range of professional and community experiences available to you.
By completing an academic internship or service-learning experience in a business, government, or a nonprofit organization, you gain working skills, build a network of professional contacts, and apply classroom theories in a real-world setting.
Incoming Students FAQs
How soon can I get involved?
You can get involved as soon as your first semester! There are opportunities posted on ULink by community partners available for all levels of students. Additionally, ICCE anchor programs like America Counts and America Reads allow for 1st and 2nd year students to start getting involved in the community and building their experiences and networks.
Do I need a lot of experience to participate in a community-based internship or service learning?
No, community-based internships and service-learning opportunities are meant to provide avenues for growth or expansion or current skillsets. Depending on the opportunity type, some organizations may look for candidates with specific skills (i.e. writing, communication, design, etc.)
Can I talk to someone specifically about my interests and how I can plug in?
Yes, ICCE’s standard hours of operation are Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm. *Please note: ICCE staff is working remotely in response to the COVID-19 directives of SFDPH. During this time, if you would like to connect with a staff member, please connect with us via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or visit us during virtual drop-in hours.
Can I start to explore ULink now and view the organizations you work with?
Yes! Please visit ULink and register! Once your student account is approved, you can begin browsing and applying for opportunities!
What departments offer on-campus internships and/or service learning?
Many SF State departments on-campus offer internships and/or service-learning opportunities and are listed on ULINK. If an SF State department is not listed on the ULink "Our Partners" list and you would like to use your placement for credit, please notify ICCE to start the approval process before starting the internship or service-learning placement.
Are international students eligible?
International students are welcome to apply after completing the necessary documents. International students in F-1 Student status must apply for Curricular Practical Training (CPT) through the Office of International Programs (OIP). Other non-immigrant visa holders (i.e. H-4, J-2, etc.) must adhere to their visa regulations.