Community Hosts

Community organizations selected as placement sites for student interns will benefit in several ways. They will receive 15 hours per week of direct support provided by student interns over the course of the academic year (August 2023-May 2024). In addition, they will have access to training and networking opportunities provided by CSULB and California Volunteers and be a part of a larger network of community partners across the state of California addressing the state's challenges.

Information Sessions

We highly encourage community organizations interested in hosting a student intern to attend a program Community Host Information Session during which we will discuss program details, eligibility requirements, and the application process. We will also offer tips for completing your applications, assistance with crafting your position descriptions, and answer your questions.

  • February 13, 2023: 5:00pm-6:00pm
  • March 9, 2023: 12:00pm-1:00pm
  • March 29, 2023: 9:00am-10:00am

All information sessions will be held online via Zoom.

Join Community Host Info Session on Zoom
Meeting ID: 824 6968 5866


Community host organizations should meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Non-profit organization
  • Work in one of the 3 program Focus Areas: (1) Climate Action, Sustainability, and Environmental Justice; (2) Food Insecurity, or (3) K-12 Education with a focus on climate literacy
  • Ability to provide interns with effective training, mentoring, and supervision to meet the goal of providing 450 hours of meaningful professional work experience


Community host organizations will have the following responsibilities:

  • Be available in June 2023 to interview student interns as part of our placement process.
  • Attend trainings in August 2023 to ensure smooth onboarding of student interns.
  • Ensure interns meet the 450-hour requirement while learning practical skills.
  • Support CSULB in tracking student contributions and outcomes.
  • Attend program events like our Kick-Off and Closing Celebrations (dates to be determined).


Deadline to apply is April 3, 2023 at 11:59pm to be considered for priority review.

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Next Steps

Want to become a community host site with us? Here is what you need to do next to host Cohort #2 students:

  1. Attend a Community Host Information Session to learn more about the program.
  2. Create a position description detailing the activities, responsibilities, and opportunities for a student interning with your organization. Need help crafting a position description? Download our Intern Position Description Template and Example (DOCX).
  3. Complete the online application and upload your position description (deadline is April 3, 2023 at 11:59pm).
  4. Invitations to community organizations to interview students made by June 5, 2023.
  5. If selected to participate in the interview process, complete interviews with at least three potential student interns between June 6, 2023 and June 30, 2023 and provide feedback to the program.
  6. Final placements/matches made by July 7, 2023 (please note, not all community partners invited to interview are guaranteed an intern).
  7. If selected to host an intern, attend training the week of August 14, 2023 (date and time to be determined).
  8. Fall 2023 classes begin on August 22, 2023; students begin their internship placements.