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
Kiley Beaart, The Oaks Parent-Child Workshop
Riddhima Chandra, Santa Barbara Response Network
Marea Gordon, Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics
Taylor MacEwen, SB ACT
Kendall Mundy, Planned Parenthood California Central Coast
Hazel Naftzger, Santa Barbara Foundation
Jian Hong Shi, Environmental Defense Center
Sydney Sullivan, AHA!
April Zhang, Los Padres Forest Watch
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
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
"I feel that learning how to interact in a true work environment
has give me more than a classroom lecture ever could...
this experience has been very enriching, skill building, and
confidence boosting. My internship has allowed me to
acquire many skills for my resume which will make me
a more competitive applicant for jobs after graduation.
I’ve learned so much about California’s native flora, and I’m
excited to continue my work at the SBBG over the next year."
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."