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Since it first began in 1989, the Faculty Diversity Internship Program (FDIP) has provided learning opportunities for diverse faculty interns and students alike.

The program aims to recruit qualified faculty who mirror the racial and ethnic diversity of Los Rios' service area. It is our interest to provide members of racially minoritized groups with models of their own race, ethnic, and cultural background with whom they can identify and recognize as examples of occupational achievement.

Program Structure

Faculty interns complete 48 hours of training over eight Saturdays during the fall semester. Interns must complete the fall training prior to starting the spring internship.

Fall training topics include an overview of the California Community College system and its students and faculty, preparing for a class, assessing student learning, effective and inclusive classroom strategies, equity and implicit bias, and culturally relevant/responsive pedagogy.

During the spring semester, interns complete a 16-week (or equivalent) hands-on internship in the classroom with a faculty mentor.


FDIP is a one-year commitment, spanning the fall and spring semesters. Dates for the current 2021-2022 cohort include the following:

  • Orientation: June 19, 2021, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm
  • Fall 2021 Saturday Training Sessions: September 18 and 25, 8:30 am to 2:30 pm; October 9, 16, and 23, 8:30 am to 2:30 pm; November 6, 13, and 20, 8:30 am to 2:30 pm
  • FDIP Mentor-Intern Mixer: December 2, 2021, 5:00 to 7:00 pm
  • Spring Class Internship: January 15, 2022 to May 18, 2022
  • FDIP Graduation: May 13, 5:00 to 7:00 pm


Applicants for FDIP must:

  1. Have an equity-minded focus, responsiveness, and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students
  2. Meet the minimum qualifications for the subject area discipline set forth by the Academic Senate of California Community Colleges by the end of spring 2022
  3. Have no prior paid higher education teaching experience
  4. Meet one of the following educational/vocational requirements:
    • Have a Master's degree
    • Be a graduate student nearing completion of a Master's degree
    • Have a Bachelor's degree and a minimum of two years of full-time occupational experience in a vocational/technical area
    • Have an Associate's degree and a minimum of six years of full-time occupational experience in a vocational/technical area

There are additional requirements to be eligible to teach at Los Rios. Learn more at


We will accept applications for the 2022-2023 academic year from December 3, 2021 through March 21, 2022.

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