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Faculty Internship Program

The Community College Experience



The Faculty Internship Program offers an opportunity for graduate students and graduates with a Masters or Doctorate degree to experience teaching at a community college. 
Persons who meet the regular faculty minimum qualifications but who lack teaching experience may also be included in the internship program. This program seeks to enhance the recruitment of qualified persons particularly for disciplines for which recruitment is difficult and for disciplines in which a shortage of qualified faculty is anticipated.  Furthermore, the program includes locating and attracting qualified graduate students who are members of underrepresented groups and persons who are within one year of meeting the regular faculty minimum qualifications. It is also designed to assist participants in understanding the role of the faculty, instructional design and pedagogy, curriculum development, the community college governance structure and educational policy. The program does not offer guaranteed placement for those who qualify; placement is based solely on availability of willing faculty mentors in your discipline. 

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Through hands-on experience, interns will:

  • Raise their level of instructional confidence and competence in their chosen discipline. Acquire valuable work experience for future job reference.
  • Develop instructional skills appropriate to the needs of the diverse community college student population.
  • Acquire knowledge of the time commitments, responsibilities and duties of community college faculty.
  • Learn about curriculum development
  • Observe college governance committees 


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Internship Qualifications: 

  • Qualified applicants must be a citizen of the United States or able to provide verification of eligibility to work in the United States.
  • One semester/session commitment (offered in Spring and Fall semesters only)
  • Must have completed 50% of the graduate course studies or must have already earned a Master’s Degree or must be working toward a Doctorate at the University of California, California State University, or any other accredited institution of higher education subject to the California Education Code
  • Work approximately 20 hours per week (flexible)

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Application Information:

Applications will be accepted throughout the year for the upcoming Spring and Fall semesters.  To be considered for an internship, the following information must be submitted:

  • A completed San Joaquin Delta College application. 

Download and complete the application at the following link:

Application for Internships
Description of Faculty Internship

  • A letter of recommendation from your Faculty Advisor stating your status in the program (applicants must be at least half way through their Master's program) Please click here for Mentor's Responsibilities.
  • Transcript(s) showing all courses completed towards the Master's degree (or the Masters degree awarded)


  • A professional resume
  • A typed one page personal statement addressing the reasons why you would like to specifically intern at a community college

San Joaquin Delta College requires potential interns to pass a fingerprinting/background check and a TB test before beginning work.



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