The Student Success Internship (SSI) program is funded by the University of California Office of the President. It is a partnership between the Office of Undergraduate Education and the Division of Student Affairs. The SSI program provides undergraduate students an opportunity to participate in a meaningful, career-driven internship experiences across campus departments. Internship options are conveniently located on campus or surrounding areas, and open to UC Merced undergraduate students interested in applying. Explore the many benefits and advantages of being a Student Success Internship participant.  

Student Success Internship - Benefits and Advantages 

  • Learn specialized and transferable skills within a specific field (e.g., communication/interpersonal skills, computer proficiency and team work).
  • Explore a prospective career path to develop your sense of self within your professional field. Gaining work experience is a great way to get acquainted with a field that you are looking to learn about. Develop confidence that the degree you are striving for is the right one for you.
  • Internships provide an opportunity to learn through action. The Student Success Internship provides you with an opportunity to learn through direct and engaging experience. For example, budget meetings, marketing projects, or strategic planning initiatives.
  • Connect with professionals in the field to develop references and future job opportunities. This is an opportunity to learn from everyone around you, ask questions and develop a passion for the field. Career development goes beyond achieving a grade, earning credit or making money.
  • Learn your strengths and weaknesses by creating learning objectives and receiving feedback from your mentor-supervisor. Ask questions, observe and take on challenging tasks while being supported and encouraged. Embrace the learning and career experiences you will undertake as an intern.
  • Practice and engage directly in real-life career experiences to achieve the self-confidence to engage in your own professional development. This is an opportunity to practice, develop and enhance your resume, cover letter, interview, communication and project management skills.

Who Can Participate 

Undergraduates who have been enrolled for at least one semester at the time of application with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA may participate. In addition, students must be in good academic and conduct standing with the University, and be able to carry a full course load and still be able to devote 10 to 18 hours per week to the internship.

How to Apply?

To view complete posting of SSI internships, please visit Student Success Internship Positions here

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