The Faculty Diversity Internship Program trains and prepares interns, interested in teaching at a community college, for future faculty employment opportunities. The intent of the program is to increase the pool of potential candidates that reflect the diversity of our student population in the local community, greater Los Angeles area, and internationally. The program offers professional development workshops on various instructional related topics and classroom training under the guidance of a mentor in a specific discipline. Refer to the Minimum Qualifications List (pdf) to review qualifications for each discipline. Applications will be accepted for all disciplines including, but not limited to, the following areas: Biology, Child Development, Computer Science, Economics, English, English as a Second Language (ESL), Marketing, Math, Music, Psychology, Social Sciences, Sociology, and Speech/Communications. The program is not currently available for counseling interns.
The Faculty Internship Program is a 6 month program that begins in July and concludes in December. Interns are expected to participate in ALL activities which include weekdays and Saturdays. The professional development activities include:
Summer Training Workshops
The Summer Training Institute includes an orientation, workshops, preparation for teaching internship, and meetings with a mentor. There are a minimum of five training sessions which will be held during the week and Saturdays.
Fall Teaching Internship
The Fall Teaching Internship includes class observation, classroom activities (under the supervision of the mentor) which include preparing and teaching course topics and grading papers. During this time, the intern will also attend campus activities and meetings with a mentor. The days and times will vary.
This one-day workshop will cover the application process and interviewing skills.
The award ceremony will recognize the interns that have completed the program.