For Faculty/Staff - Academic Internship Partnership Development & Guidance

UPDATE:Covid-19: Internships & Service Learning

Faculty and staff members are integral to academic internship (AI) courses by serving as course instructors, departmental program coordinators, and overall advocates to students. 

ICCE provides administrative support and resources for faculty and staff members engaged in the high-impact practice of for-credit, academic internships. Through our services, we promote safe and positive student learning experiences in compliance with SF State (Senate Policy S17-278) and CSU (Executive Order 1064) risk management policies. 

ICCE offers the following services to faculty and staff teaching academic internship courses:

  • Individual consultation on best practices and course design
  • University-community partnership development and sustainability in consultation with the university Enterprise Risk Management office
  • Faculty and student networking with community partners through our digital engagement platform, ULink 
  • Classroom presentation on student steps 
  • Student placement data capture and collection 

Please note: for the purpose of CSU EO 1064, academic internships do not include credential student teacher preparation placements or clinical placements including nursing, counseling, physical therapy or occupational therapy. For these placements, please contact the respective department for more applicable guidelines and policies. 

Faculty and Staff Steps for Academic Internships

  • Encourage your students to register on ULINKand directly engage with 440+ diverse community partners. ULink is a digital community engagement portal managed by ICCE. All listed community partners and opportunities have been vetted by ICCE staff to promote safe and positive learning experiences. 
  • For any sites that need approval and are not listed on ULink, please notify as soon as possible. 
  • Register as a "Faculty & Staff" on ULink to track your students' completed hours, post your own service projects and research opportunities, and engage with community partners. 
  • Review updated guidelines and have students complete "Before Placement Steps" listed on 


Student Steps for Academic Internships - Visit For Students - Internships for Academic Credit 


For academic internship support, please review FAQs below or contact the respective coordinator: 

Eunice Kim | for Early Field Work Programs (EFW), College of Business (COB), and College of Science & Engineering (COSE).

Michelle Chu | for College of Health & Social Sciences (CHSS) and College of Liberal & Creative Arts (CLCA). 

Glendie Domingo | for College of Ethnic Studies (CoETHS) 

Frequently Asked Questions

ICCE is in charge of facilitating the risk management process for non-clinical academic internships to promote safe and positive learning experiences. The time to approval is dependent upon the organization's ability to complete the required steps and documentation. To check on the status of a pending site, contact
  • ICCE provides individual consultations to faculty/staff for best practices and course design. We also offer opportunities for faculty/staff to develop their professional network by interacting with 440+ diverse community partners on ULINKor developing strategic department-community partnerships.  
  • ICCE offers guidance for fulfilling academic internship placement steps to students through technical support, assistance with their internship search, and classroom presentations. 
  • ICCE does not evaluate courses nor determine if placement sites fulfill course requirements as this remains under the jurisdiction of the course instructor/program/department.  
  • ULINKis a digital community engagement platform managed by ICCE and available for all members of the SF State community. ICCE staff members vet each organization to promote safe and positive learning experiences and sustain partnerships to provide students with opportunities throughout the academic year. ULink is a centralized digital platform where students, faculty, and community partners can directly engage with one another. 
  • Handshake is a platform managed by Career Services & Leadership Development that primarily lists job opportunities and not all opportunities are thoroughly screened for health and safety. 
  • Yes, ICCE's digital community engagement portal, ULINKlists both paid and unpaid opportunities. 
  • Yes, the risk management process is the same for both paid and unpaid academic internships. ICCE will work with the organization to develop a sustainable partnership and have a formal agreement in place. 
  • Yes, students will need to check-in with their course instructor for course logistics (e.g. hours, credits, etc.) and ensure that their placement site fulfills the course requirements.
  • Students will need to ensure that they have fulfilled all require "Before Placement Steps". Students may contact to ensure all university requirements have been completed. 

Eunice Kim | for Early Field Work Programs (EFW), College of Business (COB), and College of Science & Engineering (COSE).

Michelle Chu | for College of Health & Social Sciences (CHSS) and College of Liberal & Creative Arts (CLCA). 

Glendie Domingo | for College of Ethnic Studies (CoETHS) 

  • As a faculty/staff member, you may also register onULINKand create a profile. In order to host students, we will need you to complete some steps and assess your organization and/or opportunity. Please reach out to and we will gladly assist. 
In collaboration with the Graduate College of Education (GCOE), The Education Advising Community Hub (TEACH), ICCE is hosting mandatory orientations for current and prospective EFW students. This orientation will provide general information about EFW, credential pathways, and preliminary requirements for the EFW experience. Contact the EFW Coordinator, Eunice Kim, at for more information.