Community Partnerships


Thank you for all you do in educating our students and collaborating with our campus community! Your interest in community engagement and our office is what drives us to help you as best we can. ICCE is housed in the Academic Affairs division of the university, which includes faculty and students and ICCE's role is to assist partner organizations to develop relationships with faculty and access SF State's resources.

Partnerships with companies, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations connect SF State faculty and students with communities across the Bay Area and beyond. Partner organizations provide the practical and experiential learning components that enrich the classroom learning of SF State students. 

By connecting SF State students with organizations through community service and/or internship opportunities while fostering long-standing commitments and relationships with the community, we hope that this collaboration will support your capacity to fulfill your mission and programs. These collaborative partnerships prepare our students to be engaged and productive members of society, who make civic-minded decisions and contribute innovative solutions that address the complex social, health, economic, scientific, and civic issues of our time.

We offer organizations an opportunity to enter a formal partnership with SF State and ICCE to join our campus community of engaged learners composed of dedicated students, faculty, and staff. As a valued community partner, your organization will benefit from resources to increase your organization's capacity by recruiting SF State students for volunteer or paid opportunities. We provide structure and administrative services to help your organization find the assistance you are seeking to address community-based issues and focus on action-oriented goals. We also offer many different avenues for spotlighting your organization through social media advertisements as well as the campus newsletter. Together, campus-community partnerships can help co-create positive changes through creating an institution of higher education that is fully engaged. 

Our services to our community partners:

  • Provide technical assistance to design academic internship and service-learning opportunities that are high-quality, marketable, and appropriate.

  • Provide free access to the university's digital community engagement platform, ULink, to network with SF State students and faculty/staff.

  • With ULink you can recruit students for volunteer, service, and internship opportunities by creating and posting position descriptions in a database free of charge, and retaining them in archive mode for future use.

  • Provide tools to keep track of student work hours and provider evaluation
  • Organization and opportunity advertisement to SF State community through social media and campus newsletter

  • Introduction to departments and/or faculty members to conduct action-oriented research and/or projects

  • Notify you of grant opportunities and other relevant on-campus activities

If you are a department/program/division on campus and are wanting to host service learners and academic interns and do not currently have an ULink account, please, refer to the below link: 

Per Enterprise Risk Management, all SF State-affiliated on-campus programs/depts./divisions wishing to host service learners and academic interns must register with SF State ULink and be provided an "On-Campus Learning Site Acknowledgment" to review.  

If you are a student organization group at SF State, we recommend that you post your available opportunities on the SF State Activities & Events platform, specifically for on-campus student organizations and clubs.



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