Leadership & Team Building Internship


Looking for a summer internship? 

Want to strengthen your leadership skills? 

Participate in this Leadership and Team Building  Internship hosted by UC Santa Cruz!

Summer 2019 Application

Opens in Fall 2018


San Jose City College (SJCC) students are eligible to apply for a paid summer internship known as the Leadership and Team Building Internship which is hosted by OPERS (Office of Physical Education, Recreation, and Sports) at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Students will have the opportunity to learn leadership skills as they participate in outdoor activities and cultivate a leadership mindset. You will work collaboratively and get a chance to demonstrate the leadership skills learned in a seven-day training from June 4 to June 13.  These newly acquired skills will be put into practice on Friday, June 22nd at SJCC where you will facilitate a 3-hour Team Building Program for a small group of 15 student participants. In fact, they are your new college peers entering their first year in transition from high school to San Jose City College.  


The Team Building Program and the Metas staff will contact you to schedule an interview. The purpose of the interview is to learn about your goals and commitment into the team building and leadership experience. We will share with you more details including guidelines and the expectations. Acceptance into the internship will be determined after the interview. 

Interviews dates pending. 


A small stipend will be awarded upon the completion of the Leadership and Team Building Internship in its entirety. Completion of the internship includes seven days of training (8 hours per day) from June 4 to June 13 and facilitation of the 3-hour Team Building Program on Friday, June 22. You will be expected to commit 8 hours on Friday, June 22 for pre and post activities.


Training locations will take place at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), San Jose City College (SJCC), and local Santa Cruz hiking trails and parks.


Training: June 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 11th, 12th, 13th

Team Building Event: Friday, June 22nd  

Refer to the chart below for a breakdown of the training schedule.


This internship will allow you to strengthen your leadership skills by participating in enriching activities and make meaningful connections between incoming students making the transition from high school to San Jose City College. By the end of the internship, you will have the ability to conduct small group workshops that promote a team building experience, decreases isolation among people, opens channels of communication, and encourages people to take risks by expanding the circle of comfort.

  • Must be an SJCC student enrolled for Fall 2018.
  • The SJCC student should be in a good academic standing. Probation students will not be considered.
What to expect

Students should be prepared for active and interactive days filled with games, puzzles, and challenge activities that require creative thinking, planning, and supporting others. Although students should expect to be outside and moving around, this is not a strength based or competitive program. This program is designed to support all students and build a sense of excitement, community, and team.

Come Prepared

Activities and training will take place outside on a grassy lawn.

What to Wear and Bring

  • Loose, comfortable clothing and dress in layers
  • Closed-toed shoes with rubber soles
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses, brimmed hat, and water bottle



A collaboration between San Jose City College and the University of California, Santa Cruz.​

OPENS Fall 2018
Metas Center
​Multi-Disciplinary Building
Room M-104​
​(408) 288-3125​​​
Yesenia Escobar
Academic Counselor
​​(408) 288-3164​​​
SJCC Supporting Page
San Jose City College