CPO Leadership Development Programs

The Community Programs Office houses leadership development programs for all students to get the involved in campus activities.

Leadership Development Fellows Program

Established in 2008, the Leadership Development Fellows Program provides students with an opportunity to become a staff assistant, leadership extern fellow, or operations lead. All leadership fellows work with the department’s management to gain valuable professional skills designed to prepare them for their post-graduate plans.

For more information, contact rcastro@cpo.ucla.edu.

Departmental Internship Program

The CPO Freshman and Transfer Student Office Internship Program in particular provides students the opportunity to engage in discussions around issues that affect marginalized communities, while gaining valuable professional skills. Food access, educational inequity, economic and wealth inequality, and racial injustice are among the issues interns will learn and discuss throughout the program. Students in this program will have the chance to use their education and lived experiences to address these issues, drive social change, and better the world around them.

In addition to the educational component of the Internship Program, students also engage in work that supports the priorities and day-to-day operations of the department. This will include promoting, setting up, and working events, attending development retreats and workshops, and ensuring the day-to-day operations of the department are ran smoothly, among other duties and special projects as assigned by the CPO staff.

Application available on Handshake at the beginning of fall quarter.