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Diversity Community Engagement Program

DCEP alumni at the UIC Latino Cultural Center

About the Internship Program Heading link

The Diversity Community Engagement Program (DCEP) is designed to expand students’ career readiness and community engagement skills through an internship hosted by the Office of Diversity, Equity, & Engagement, its seven Centers for Cultural Understanding and Social Change (CCUSC), and their community partners. By participating in the DCEP internship, students will build professional competencies and relationships, develop decision-making skills, gain knowledge on purpose and value  of academic and community partnerships, and develop interpersonal skills that can transfer to their future careers. Through this internship, students will also identify pressing social issues impacting local communities and expand their capacity while learning of relevant solutions to community needs.

  • The DCEP internship is a one-semester commitment. Students will dedicate 10 hours per week

DCEP Report: Year 1 | Fall 2022 – Spring 2023


DCEP offers students the opportunity to apply for the following tracks:

DCEP Fall 2024 | Application Heading link

The Fall 2024 DCEP Application is NOW CLOSED!


Receiving Academic Credit Heading link

To explore receiving academic credit for this internship, please contact your academic advisor.

If you are in a student in the following Colleges, you can also contact the person below using “DCEP Internship” as the subject line:

Any Questions? Contact the Interim Director of DCEP: