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CSUCI Corps Program

We are now hiring for all Corps positions for the 2024-2025 academic year. To apply, send your Student Application and cover letter to Jennifer Raymond, DrPH at In the subject line, please note the position you are applying for (e.g. Health Corps).

CSUCI Corps program is a paid community service internship program specifically designed to support student leaders advancing service, service-learning and community engagement throughout the Santa Barbara and Ventura County. The Corps program is an off-campus “high impact internship” which translates into greater student success outcomes as students are more connected to the campus and the community and receive professional mentorship from their supervisors. CSUCI Corps pairs student interests and skills with nonprofit organizations in the area, crafting the internship so that it addresses the goals of the organization, and gives Corps members a rich learning experience within the non-profit sector.

The Corps program consists of six arms of service:

The Corps program aims to:

  • build and support a network of community-minded students in their academic, civic, and professional development while increasing their community involvement in meaningful ways
  • foster connections between the University, its students, and the community
  • provide pathways for CSUCI students entering graduate school, workforce or the Peace Corps

Who are our Partners?

The CSUCI Corps program partners with area non-profits and schools to provide paid internship opportunities. Our current partners include: Boys and Girls Club of Camarillo, Cabrillo Economic Development Corp, Somis Elementary, Ventura County Farm to School, Growing Works, Oxnard Performing Arts Center, and the Santa Monica Mountains Trails Council.

What Students Say About the Program

"The CSUCI Corps program helped me learn how to keep children engaged and how to create interactive events for students. The program also provided me with skills such as adaptability, empathy, and patience which is now utilized at my new job as a Behavioral Technician!"
Karlitha Leonard, '24, Biology

The CSUCI Corps program has made me learn so many new things and, in turn, I am able to educate my peers and campus community about food waste confusion on campus! I have become a life long learner because of it."
Alyssa Banaszkiewicz, '24, Communication

"The CSUCI Corps program has given me the opportunity to gain knowledge on the importance of giving back to my community and the involvement in doing so has made me become more motivated to pursue my career in education."
Ashley Tomasetti, '24, Liberal Studies with an emphasis in Bilingual Authorization

"I consistently felt supported and valued for my time and energy spent making a positive impact in the community."
Sebas Olivo, '25, Studio Art

"CSUCI Corps has allowed me to step out of my comfort zone and help me build on my leadership skills. I now feel more comfortable taking on a leader role with new responsibilities."
Chelsea Mendez, '26, Health Science

What Partners Say About the Program

"The Climate Corps intern has been an integral member of the sustainability team here at CSUCI. They have been incredibly responsive to our needs and assisted with timely and engaging materials to share critical sustainability tips and waste prevention information with the campus community."
Roxane Beigel-Coryell, CSUCI Office of Sustainability, Climate Corps Supervisor

"The STEM Corps was a great addition for us that engaged older club members that wouldn't normally participate in these type of activities."
Carlos Flores, Boys & Girls Club Camarillo, STEM Corps Supervisor

"The 4th grade students really enjoyed working with Cassandra each week on their school garden project. She always brings a positive attitude to everything she does, which brings joy to the children who participate in our activities."
Anna Jackson, VC Farm to School, Food Corps Supervisor

Please join us in raising $20,000 to provide 10 students leaders an opportunity to use their education to create change in the community.

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