With funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and in partnership with the San Diego Community College District, the UC San Diego Division of Arts and Humanities is excited to launch the Integrated Internship Initiative.
The initiative initially funded three humanities Ph.D. students in the pilot year and will fund six Ph.D. arts and humanities students for the 2021-2022 academic year.
The fellowship introduces UC San Diego Arts & Humanities Ph.D. students to a range of academic leadership positions and career options.
In particular, fellows will be encouraged to learn about career pathways available within the San Diego Community College District (San Diego City, Mesa, and Miramar Colleges) and the ways in which these positions support the transfer mission of community colleges. The Integrated Fellowship supports the professional development of all fellows by assessing their career-related skills, interests and goals, imagining and exploring different career choices, and mapping out a professional development plan that includes community college leadership.
The fellowship consists of the following three components:
- Teaching (Job Shadowing)
- Regularly observe a SDCCD course and meet with the instructor(s) to debrief the observation, reflect on the class, and ask questions
- Guest lecture for at least 2 course sessions, co-create and discuss individual lesson plans with instructor(s)
- Participate in exam preparation, garner experience with grading and providing feedback to community college students, and engage in intentional conversations about the diversity represented in the community college classroom
- Write monthly and bi-monthly reflections to document and assess the experience
- In rotation, shadow SDCCD and UC San Diego administrators in departments of Student Affairs and Services, Research Affairs, Instructional Services/Educational Affairs, Advancement or other relevant areas to experiment and prepare for leadership opportunities via direct participation in activities that build and strengthen collaborative administrative skills
- Explore interests in partnership with administration; participate in relevant events, meetings, and initiatives (such as DEI taskforces, departmental meetings, student equity initiatives, academic senate, board meetings, and DGC [district governance council]), and schedule one-on-one meetings with administrators throughout the district
- Mentor one SDCCD student with an emphasis on transfer guidance and career/graduate school preparation; ensure mentee engages in all required PATH program activities
- Provide SDCCD students with exposure to UC San Diego resources, databases, and graduate courses
- Organize an undergraduate reading group and discussion