Fresno City College (CYLC)0
About this course
Community Change at Fresno City College (CYLC)
Interns for Community Change at Fresno City College (ICC @ FCC) seeks to affirm and empower the next generation of local leaders in our community. Through paid fellowships, high-touch mentoring, and real on-the-ground service ICC @ FCC hopes 1) to inspire activism, 2) to train leaders, and 3) to provide meaningful paid opportunities for students to contribute to their own communities.
2023-24 Interns for Community Change – Application of Interest: Applications will open again in late fall.
Fall Semester 2023: August 27, 2023 – December 08, 2023,
Spring Semester 2024: January 08, 2024 – May 17, 2024
California Youth Leadership Corps (CYLC) has partnered with the Catholic Legal Immigration Network Inc. (CLINIC Inc.), Fresno City College, and Department of Justice-recognized community-based immigration legal services organizations to create a new community change learn-and-earn career pathway in community-based immigration legal services. The Immigration Legal Services Pathway Fellowship will expand the number of well-trained advocates, practitioners, paralegals, legal assistants, and nonprofit leaders in under served immigrant communities.
Fellows will take CLINIC’s Comprehensive Overview of Immigration Law (COIL) through an eight-week virtual e-course, learn the fundamentals of immigration law and gain the training background to become effective legal advocates for low-income immigrants, and gain on-hands experience in the practice of immigration law, students are placed at a Department of Justice-Recognized community-based immigration legal services organization. Fellows who participate can receive a fellowship stipend of up to $10,000.
Eligibility: Students must be enrolled at Fresno City College to apply. While all majors and courses of study will be considered, priority will be given to students pursuing Ethnic Studies or Paralegal Studies. Fellows will be selected and on boarded on an ongoing basis.
Application Opens: October 15, 2023
Application Closes: November 17, 2023
Testimonials From Current Participants and Alum
This internship has offered me more than I bargained for. I picked up many new skills, interacted with and met new and incredible people. I even have found myself doing things I never thought I could do or had in me. Serving the community barely scratches the surface of what I have done through this program.
My experience as an intern for FACE has been great. I am learning different things and meeting new people. I work in the office some days, others I work in organizing food distribution and the tutoring club for local students…