Leadership & Team Building Internship


Leadership and team building internship.

Looking for a summer internship? 

Want to strengthen your leadership skills? 

The application is coming soon! 

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 in June.  These newly acquired skills will be put into practice on a three-hour Team Building Program where you will facilitate that exercise for a small group of ten student participants. Those students are your new college peers entering their first year in the transition from high school to San Jose City College.  

Leadership & Team-building Internship Calendar.


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 to 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. 

Stipend and Certificate

A stipend and a Certificate by OPERS will be awarded for the leaders upon completion of the UCSC Team Building Internship in its entirely. Completion of the internship includes seven days of training (8 hours per day) on June and facilitating the three-hour Team Building activity plus its pre and post activities on that date.


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.


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.


•SJCC students enrolled in a minimum of six units in the fall semester 

• Students should be in good academic standing. Probation students will not be considered.

• Consider working for the Caminos Summer Bridge & FYE students (June 13-July 25)

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.

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

Claudia Barajas
Program Specialist​ 
​(408) 288-3124​

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Metas Center
​Multi-Disciplinary Building
Room M-104​
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Angela Gullerud 

Program​ Coordinator
​(408) 288-3125

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