CUIP Prospective Mentors

CUIP Coordinator with her Mentors and Chancellor Blumenthal

DEADLINE:  Friday, November 15, 2013
On-Line PROPOSAL due by Friday, November 15, 2013

Mentor Applicant Workshop
Wednesday, October 30th, 2013, 12 PM - 1 PM,
Amah Mutsun Conference Room, Bay Tree Building (bring a brown bag lunch)
This workshop will answer questions about the CUIP and the application process; as well as,
assist you with designing your internship and crafting your proposal.

For program goals to guide the writing of your proposal please see: CUIP Guidelines

Please read through information below:

450 hours of high quality work on a high priority project.

Examples of Previous CUIP internships:

  • MARKETING efforts for the Career Center, Women's Center;
  • STUDENT RECRUITMENT and RETENTION for Student Organization Advising and Resources, and Oakes College;
  • TECHNICAL SUPPORT and analysis, including inventory of trees for Landscape Management, and assessment survey analysis for the Library, Housing, and Instructional Computing;
  • PROGRAM SUPPORT for the Cowell College Diversity Program, Sesnon Art Gallery School Outreach, Student Health Outreach Programs and Wellness Center.

...and MORE!


  • Unit Proposals due Midnight Friday, November 15, 2013
  • CUIP Advisory Board meets to select internships late November
  • Units notified of selection in December
  • Internship opportunities posted to students first week of January
  • Student applications due - Thursday, February 13th, 2014
  • Interviews March-April
  • Internships begin Fall 2014

Estimate $4350 (or $8450)*

* This estimate is based upon half of the intern's current yearly registration fees (not including health insurance) plus a $250 program participation scholarship. (Some departments choose to pay 100% of student scholarships in order to participate because Chancellor's matching funds are limited to 26 internships.) Changes in registration fees can change the cost at any time. Please refer to the Registrar's web site for a current breakdown of fees.

Working with a mentor, CUIP interns take a lead role on a project or program important to the UCSC community. Interns participate in a weekly class designed to strengthen their leadership skills. Through the class they interact with the Chancellor and high ranking campus administrators, and make an array of peer contacts among student leaders. CUIP interns gain firsthand knowledge of the goals and operations of campus administration, and become powerful advocates in the campus community and beyond.

Important Information

Limited Number of Internships
A limited number of CUIP internships will receive funding. Therefore, it is important to meet the proposal deadline.

PROPOSALS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED WITHOUT A FOAPAL NUMBER (including Fund and Organization) indicating which account to charge should the unit be selected to have a CUIP intern.

Click on the word proposal below to submit your internship proposal.

On-Line PROPOSAL due by Friday, November 15, 2013

We recommend that you compose your proposal in a word processing program and paste the sections into the form in order to avoid the frustration of loosing your work due to the sometimes unpredictable nature of web based forms.

For examples of internship descriptions, please see:

After submitting your proposal, please return here to view your submission as the CUIP Advisory Board will see it: Current Proposals

If you have submitted a CUIP Proposal in a previous year, you can edit and resubmit your previous proposal by using this link: CUIP Employer Login.

Contact Internship Adviser, Sheila Rodriguez
Telephone 831.459.2184 * Fax 831.459.3860

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