Sara Miller McCune Endowed Internship and Public Service Program

McCune Interns pictured with Senator Jackson

 

The Sara Miller McCune Endowed Internship and Public Service Program is a year-long service-learning program for civic-minded 3rd and 4th year UCSB undergraduate students that brings students and community partners together for personal and social transformation. It provides students with opportunities to engage effectively with the local community on issues such as socioeconomic inequities, education, the environment, immigration, and more. This model of university-community partnership creates opportunities for students to connect their classroom learning with community service, translating theory into real-world experience. Local organizations benefit from the support of energetic, talented students who help them to meet their goals and fulfill their missions more effectively. The Sara Miller McCune Endowed Internship and Public Service Program fosters enriched learning through ethical collaborations that enable students to join with our local community in promoting equity and social change.

 

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Current and Recent Capps Interns and Affiliations

2022-2023

Kiley Beaart

Riddhima Chandra

Marea Gordon

Taylor MacEwen

Kendal Mundy

Hazel Naftzger

Jian Hong Shi

Kaitlyn Soto

Sydney Sullivan

April Zhang

 

2021-2022

Esmeralda Alvarez, Isla Vista Youth Projects

Julia Barrera, Wilderness Youth Project

Jonathan Carranza, Santa Barbara County Promotores Network 

Catherine Flaherty, Legal Aid Foundation of Santa Barbara County

Martha Garcia, Bienestar Latinx

Kathryn Henry, Planned Parenthood California Central Coast

Katelyn Miller, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

Christopher Sellgren, CAUSE (Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy) 

Anya Sriram, Just Communities

Delaina Vanderzell, Girls Rock Santa Barbara

 

2020-2021

Mina Nur Basmaci, Direct Relief

Veronica Bruner, Just Communities

Almalina Gomes, Cottage Health (Population Health Program)

Betsabe Lopez Morales, Planned Parenthood California Central Coast

Lea Toubian, Community Environmental Council

Megan Yeager, Legal Aid Foundation of Santa Barbara County

 

Yasmine Ibrahim in front of greenery

Yasmine Ibrahim, 2019-2020 Capps Intern at the Sierra Club

"My experience in the Capps Center Internship Program and the
Sierra Club (Los Padres Chapter) has deepened my love for
working in the nonprofit sector and helped me find
the intersection between working with policy and
working on issues of global importance."