Community Service Internship Program

  • "I learned so much this summer that I would have never learned in a classroom" - Yadiel P., Health Sciences
  • "This internship throws light on a path to conduct market research, which is critical for my future career." - Qian X., MBA Candidate
  • "... to excel in my career, communication and administration skills are essential; the internship helped me gain that experience." - Russelle G., Health Sciences
  • "I gained further understanding of what the professors talked about in class... because I experienced it." - Crystina E., Communication
  • "I gained experience in the field I am interested in, grew as a professional and... improved my resume." - Cesar G., International Studies
  • "Camp Krem taught me that by improving the Camp it will improve the lives of the campers who come." - Marrina N., Environmental Science
  • "In the end I realized that my work, even if it was a small contribution, made a difference." - Jennivy T., Health Science/Microbiology
  • "The most rewarding aspect was the people I was able to help; to change lives for the better was very fulfilling." - Aisha P., Kinesiology

The Community Service Internship Program (CSIP) was initiated by Bruce and Marie Rosenblatt in 1992. Since inception, we have provided over 400 internships to Cal State East Bay students to participate in community service while they attend school. CSIP matches non-profit organizations with students desiring to gain experience in their intended career field.  


Student Eligibility:

  • Undergraduate Cal State East Bay student (full-time) with good academic standing.
  • Minimum GPA - 2.5 
  • Have continued full-time enrollment in a degree program during the Fall 24 term
  • Are authorized to work in the U.S. (e.g., H-4 visa holders ineligible, F-1s are eligible - check with CIE for questions)
  • Have a major/career interest related to the internship position 
  • Complete two reports after 75 hours of service during the internship
  • Assist in advertising CSIP; become Ambassadors and share about their experience

Student Application & Selection Process:

  • Student applications are open February 1 - 29. Apply here
  • Selected candidates will receive an invite for an interview with Career Services staff and/or the internship site - March
  • Placement approvals/denials are sent in April 
  • Interns must schedule an introduction meeting with the confirmed site in April/May
  • Selected interns are required to attend a Safety Orientation on Monday May 20th via zoom
  • Internship starts May/June and ends by the second week of August 

Award Information:

  • 7 -9 internship opportunities available
  • Students complete 150 hours at an internship site and receive a stipend of $2000 
  • Awarded during the Fall 2024 term (must be enrolled full-time)
  • Cal State East Bay is unable to provide funding in excess of student need. Need is determined by completing the FAFSA/CADAA.
  • The CSIP stipend is awarded in accordance with a student's financial aid package.


Students interested in the Community Service Internship Program can apply here.

Selected students experiencing a financial hardship can apply for a travel stipend to help supplement travel costs during the summer. More details will be provided to students selected for the Community Service Internship Program.

Information Sessions

Have questions or need more information? Attend an information session. 

Friday, February 9th - 11am

Monday, February 19th - 2pm

Tuesday, February 27th - 12pm

All sessions are hosted virtually.



Site Name

Internship Title

Majors Preferred



Childcare teacher/aide

Human Development, Kinesiology, Psychology, Recreation, Sociology

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Adventure Time Independent

Summer Day Camp Leader

Human Development, Kinesiology, Music, Psychology, Recreation, Sociology, Theater Arts

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Adventure Time Niles

Summer Camp Leader

Human Development, Kinesiology, Music, Psychology, Recreation, Sociology

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Bay Area Community Resources

Tobacco Prevention Intern

Anthropology, Communication, Health Sciences / Public Health, MS Counseling, MS Social Work, Sociology

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Boys and Girls Club of Contra Costa County

Program support assistant

Art, Art Administration, Business Administration, Chemistry, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Data Science / Analytics, English, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Ethnic Studies, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Human Development, Mathematics, Music, Multi-Media, Photography, Physics, Recreation, Theater Arts

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Breathe California of the Bay Area, Golden Gate and Central Coast

Intern (title is based on which program they chose to work with)

Communication, Environmental Science, Health Sciences / Public Health

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Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency (BOSS)

Marketing Intern

All Majors

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Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano

Policy Advocate Intern

Anthropology, Data Science / Analytics, Economics, English, Ethnic Studies, Health Sciences / Public Health, Human Development, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Statistics

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HIP Housing

Community Outreach Intern

Communication, Psychology, Sociology

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Youth & Family Program and Development Department Summer Associate

All Majors

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Math/Science Nucleus

Environmental Intern

Biochemistry, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Geology, Geography, History

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San Francisco Math Circle (a project of the University Corporation, San Francisco State)

Facilitator Intern

All Majors

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Scientific Adventures for Girls

Human Resource Assistant

All Majors

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Scientific Adventures for Girls

Teaching Assistant

All Majors

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Sun Gallery

Community Outreach Intern

Art, Art Administration, Business Administration, Communication, English, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Ethnic Studies, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Music, Multi-Media, Photography, Theater Arts

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The Salvation Army Tri Cities

Summer Day Camp Staff

Art, Music

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YMCA Teen Center


All Majors

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Contact Us

Career Empowerment Center
  • California State University, East Bay
  • 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd
  • Student Services & Administration Building (SA), Suite 2300
  • Hayward, CA 94542
  • Cherié Meredith
  • Internship Coordinator