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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Katelyn Miller, 2021-2022 Capps Center Intern at the
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

"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 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."