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Diversity Community Engagement Program

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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 offers students the opportunity to apply for the following tracks:

Interns will receive compensation and/or may be eligible to receive academic credit. All UIC undergraduate students are eligible to apply. Federal Work Study and DACA students are encouraged to apply.

We hope you take advantage of this unique program!

Apply for DCEP Fall 2023 on Handshake Heading link

Log in and search for the Diversity Community Engagement Program under the company: “University of Illinois at Chicago – Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Engagement”

Apply on Handshake by 5/26/23 at 5 p.m. CST

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:

If you have any questions about the Diversity Community Engagement Program (DCEP), please contact:

Jorge Mena Robles (He/Him/His)