2021-2022 PSI Community Partner Application

Deadline to Apply: Friday, April 16, 2021
Intern Interviews: April 26th through May 7th (Exact time TBD – based on Site Supervisor and Student availability)
Host Organization Orientation: TBD
Intern Orientation: Spring Semester
Required Contribution to Student Stipend: We request a small contribution to be redistributed to students as stipends for their service. Fees are due February 2021.

  • $500 for Tier 1 (Org budget of less than $500k)
  • $1,000 for Tier 2 (Org budget of $500k-1mil)
  • $1,500 for Tier 3 (Org budget of $1mil+)

Number of Interns: The PSI team will do our best to honor the number of interns you request, however due to capacity we cannot always guarantee multiple inters for each site.

Before submitting an application, please review the Community Partner Responsibilities and Expectations below. In order to be considered, your designated Supervisor must be available for a community partner orientation on August 11, 2020. For the short answer questions, we recommend writing your responses in a Word document, then saving it before inputting, as answers will be lost if you navigate Back in your browser. If you have any questions, please contact Ashley Kelly at ankelly9@berkeley.edu.

Community Partner Responsibilities and Expectations

  • Attend program kickoff and orientation on August 11, 2020
  • Participate in intern interviews (March 23 – April 17, at organization’s office/site)
  • Expose interns to operations in your organization
  • Provide sound supervision by an experienced staff member
  • Ensure open lines of communication with the intern and staff
  • Develop a job description for the intern that outlines duties to be fulfilled
  • Finalize a schedule (to be co-created with the intern) that outlines times, hours, and days per week worked
  • Complete all program evaluation requests

The Public Service Internship program connects students with Bay Area social justice issues through policy, community organizing, and direct service internships. The PSI program engages students throughout the year in an exploration of ways of making meaningful change in their chosen issue area. Students meet as a cohort throughout the year to build leadership and professional skills.

I. Organization Information




II. Supervisor Information



III. Internship Description






IV. Intern Responsibilities

In the spaces below, break down the intern’s time to describe the general job categories the intern will be responsible for. Below each category, please use the space to specify the individual duties and activities associated with each responsibility. The percentage of time spent on all categories should add up to 100%. Please note: We aim to place interns with organizations focused in the three areas (Direct Service, Organizing or Policy/Legislation). Below duties should relate directly to those areas of focus and not be clerical in nature (minor clerical responsibilities are acceptable as part of the overall internship. The majority of internship role should be project based).

Intern Duty #1


Intern Duty #2


Intern Duty #3


Intern Duty #4



We look forward to receiving your application. Before click “submit”, please make sure that you have filled in all fields completely. Incomplete applications will NOT be reviewed. You will receive an email confirming that we received your application clarifying next steps. We will be in touch with you about our final decisions by Friday, February 14, 2020. Thank you for your interest in hosting a Public Service Intern!