College of Marin is working toward the goal of building more equity in the classroom. The inaugural Faculty Diversity Internship program will provide opportunities for diverse faculty interns and students to receive a broad range of educators and experiences at the college. The goal is to provide prospective faculty an experience in the community college environment. The internship will support the College of Marin’s Student Equity Plan to “Hire, support, and retain equity-minded employees reflective of the diversity of the student body and expect all College employees to approach their work with equity-mindedness.”
About the Program
The Faculty Diversity Internship Program is intended to provide Interns with the opportunity to learn about College of Marin and the California Community College system from both inside and outside of the classroom. Interns will gain valuable community college experience and knowledge on how to ultimately gain employment as teaching community college faculty. This experience will include classroom instruction experience and relevant training.
Interns will be paired with full-time, veteran faculty in their discipline to work closely together over the course of one academic year. The intern will have an opportunity to participate in the classroom through instruction opportunities and working directly with COM students. In addition to gaining classroom experience, the interns will also attend monthly training sessions. The program will culminate in the creation of a California Community College Faculty Hiring portfolio for each intern and a mock interview.