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Community Building Internships

In conjunction with the Center for Civic Engagement (CCE), the CCPD supports Community Building Internships (CBIs), relationship-based internships conducted with community partner organizations in the greater Kalamazoo area.

  • Each CBI comes with a $4,000 stipend, distributed at the start of the summer. 
  • Students who are first-generation and/or have high financial need are eligible to apply; eligible students will receive detailed information about CBIs in early 2018.
  • Students will be able to apply beginning February 1, 2018.
  • Students may only receive one stipend per internship site; students who return to the same site for a second summer are not eligible for a stipend.
  • Because the CCE has a long history of relationship-based work in the greater Kalamazoo community, internships that are pre-selected in alignment with CCE priorities are the single way for students to receive a stipend to conduct a summer internship with a local non-profit organization. In other words, internships with local non-profit organizations which are not designated as summer 2018 CBIs are not eligible for a stipend. Inquiries should be directed to Alison Geist, Director of the CCE.