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CARE Student Intern Program

CARE at the Sexual Assault Resource Center is the UC San Diego confidential advocacy and education office for students, staff and faculty impacted by sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking. Interns play a critical role in our prevention efforts and they directly inform programming and outreach initiatives through their own experiences and those of their peers.

Intern Roles

There are two paid intern positions available with CARE at SARC:
  • Graphic Design & Marketing Intern, Handshake ID 2635826
  • Peer Education & Outreach Intern, Handshake ID 2628266
Although interns are hired with a specific job function, much of the work they do expands the boundaries of what is listed in the job description. Students typically work 10-12 hours per week, but actual hours may vary depending on the time of the year.

Note: Because of the confidential nature of our office, interns support prevention and outreach efforts and have no direct involvement with survivor support services.

2019-2020 Intern Recruitment Timeline

  • Week 3 – 5: Application submission period
    • Only complete applications through Handshake will be reviewed.
  • Week 5 - 6: Applications are reviewed and interviews are conducted
    • Candidates will be considered based on their knowledge, prior work/volunteer experiences, ability to work with professional staff, and alignment with CARE programming philosophy .
  • Week 7 - 8: Applicants are notified
    • All candidates can expect to be notified by email regarding their application by the end of Week 7. 

How to Apply


CARE Internships are open to registered undergraduate students who will be attending UCSD for the 2019-2020 academic year without a leave of absence. The CARE Intern positions are open to students of all gender identities, majors, and backgrounds.

Students with prior conduct violations related to sexual assault, relationship violence, or stalking will not be considered.

Attend an Info Session

Week 4 – Monday, April 22, 4:00pm-5:00pm, Student Services Center Conference Room 554:

Week 4 – Wednesday, April 24, 10:00am-11:00am, Student Services Center Conference Room 554:

Apply on Handshake

Positions will be posted on Handshake during April of Spring Quarter 2019. Students must upload a resume and cover letter through Handshake by 4:30pm on Tuesday, April 30.

Required Availability

Summer 2019 Training 

All student interns must be available to attend training on campus during the following dates: 

  • Monday, September 9 - Wednesday, September 25, 9am-4pm during the workweek* 

Intern training will consist of presentations from CARE staff, campus partners, as well as on the job training through office hours and representing CARE at Orientation and Welcome Week events. 

*Possible weekend hours may include during Saturday, September 21 and Sunday, September 22. This is not yet confirmed. 

2019-2020 Weekly Meetings

All student interns must commit to attending weekly meetings on Mondays from 2:00pm-3:30pm during Weeks 1-10 of Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I expect if I am offered the intern role? 

Interns are paid student staff who work 10-12 hours per week. Interns learn professional expectations, job-related skills, and the importance of teamwork, effective communication, and understanding personality/work styles. Interns learn the dynamics of a busy and fast-paced office environment as well as the professional etiquette needed to be successful in future employment positions.

Is the office understanding of my student schedule? 

Students are expected to work during business hours as well as have availability to work nights and weekends. Academic success comes first and CARE at SARC takes a holistic approach to student staff supervision, keeping in mind the demands of student life while also holding high expectations and seeking to further develop each student’s knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Do I have to have a specific major? 

CARE interns have a wide variety of personal and professional interests. Some have chosen to continue in violence prevention and advocacy where as others have gone on to graduate and professional schools in their chosen career paths.

2018-2019 Intern Cohort


(From left to right)

Peer Education & Outreach Interns Lily Marquez (she/her) and Heejeong Kim (she/her)
Graphic Design & Marketing Interns Madenn Walikis (she/her) and JJ Chung (they/them)