PSI Community Partner Application

2024-2025 PSI Community Partner Application

Deadline for returning partners: February 9, 2024
Deadline for new partners: February 16, 2024
Intern Interviews: April 15-26, 2024 (Exact time TBD – based on Site Supervisor and Student availability)
Host Organization Orientation: August 8, 2024
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 will be invoiced to your organization during the academic year.

Contribution amounts are based on a tiered system reflecting the organization’s budgets listed below:

  • $1,000 for Tier 1 (Org budget of less than $500k)
  • $1,500 for Tier 2 (Org budget of $500k-1mil)
  • $2,000 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 interns 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 Thursday, August 8, 2024 at the Public Service Center. For the short answer questions, we recommend writing your responses in a separate document and saving it before inputting, as answers will be lost if you navigate away from the page. If you have any questions, please contact Aileen Pagdanganan at

Community Partner Expectations and Responsibilities


  • Facilitate intern interviews with PSI candidates (April 15-26, via Zoom/Google Meet, or at organization’s office/site).
  • Attend program kickoff and orientation on August 8, 2024.
  • Expose interns to daily operations and systems in your organization that provide a valuable lens to direct service, organizing or policy work.
  • Create a learning environment on-site that focuses on the intern’s individual and professional growth, in addition to providing a space that allows for the exploration of future career opportunities. 
  • Provide constructive and supportive supervision by an experienced staff member at your organization through regular 1:1 check-ins with your intern(s).
  • Ensure and maintain open lines of communication with the intern and PSC staff throughout the academic year. 


  • Develop a job description for the intern that outlines duties to be fulfilled in support of your organization. Share final version with the PSC staff before June 2024.
  • Finalize a schedule (to be co-created with the intern) that outlines tasks/projects, hours, and days per week worked.
  • Complete all PSI program evaluation requests (e.g. Learning Agreement and Supervisor Commitment Form, Community Partner Reflection surveys).
  • Provide a small contribution for student stipends (based on your organization’s Tier listed above).

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 or projects 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%. Important to note: We aim to place interns with organizations focused in the areas of 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 the role should be project based and in-person as we aim to provide internships that are hands-on and experiential to their learning.

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We look forward to receiving your application by February 9, 2024 (if you are applying as a new community partner, please submit by February 16). Before clicking “submit”, please make sure that you have filled in all necessary fields completely. Incomplete applications will NOT be reviewed.  We will be in touch with you about our final decision by February 21, 2024 with further instruction about next steps. Thank you for your interest in hosting a Public Service Intern!