FDIP Interns

LBCC Faculty Development Internship Program Mixer 2023

Program Goals

The FDIP is uniquely designed to accomplish the following:

  1. Attract and recruit qualified faculty who mirror the diversity of the college’s service area.
  2. Provide mentoring and training opportunities for prospective faculty.
  3. Provide members of marginalized groups with models of their own background with whom they can identify and recognize as examples of occupational achievement.

Program Structure

Participants commit to a one-year training and internship program:

Attend monthly trainings covering topics about teaching at a community college, equitable teaching practices, lesson planning, assessing student learning, and working with diverse learners.
Continue to attend monthly training and gain hands-on experience in a classroom with a faculty mentor in a one, 16-week course or the equivalent.

Application Process

  1. Apply at LBCC’s Career Page
  2. Recruitments open in spring
  3. Who can apply and what are the minimum qualifications? 
    • Have no prior paid higher education teaching experience as the instructor of record. Does not include teaching completed as part of your graduate program. 
    • Meet minimum qualifications for a subject area discipline taught at LBCC:
      • Graduate students halfway through a graduate program at an accredited college or university 
      • Master’s degree holders 
      • Bachelor’s degree holders 
      • Associate’s degree holders with work experience


Once an intern is selected for an internship, you will need to complete the Internship Training Agreement. This Agreement outlines the commitment expectation of an intern. The level of commitment to the program is critical for an intern’s success in the program and for optimizing job opportunities.


What are the minimum requirements to be an intern in the program?

  1. Meet CCC minimum qualifications for a subject area discipline taught at LBCC:
    1. For those disciplines in which a master’s degree is required, faculty interns shall be enrolled in a master’s or doctoral program at an accredited institution of higher education subject to Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 94300) of Part 59 of the Education Code, and shall have completed at least one-half of the coursework, or the equivalent, in that graduate program.  

    2. For those disciplines for which a master’s degree is not expected or required, the faculty intern shall possess any license or certificate required to do that work and (1) be within one year of completing the associate degree and have six years industry experience in the discipline, or (2) have completed the associate degree and have completed five years of industry experience in that discipline. 

  2. Have no prior paid higher education teaching experience as the instructor of record. Does not include teaching completed as part of your graduate program.

How long is the program?

It is a full academic-year program for interns. You will do monthly training the entire academic year and then, work directly with your mentor in the spring.

How much time should I expect to commit?

In the fall semester, you will only participate in the monthly training. Each training is about 2 hours. In the spring, you will continue to participate in the monthly training and work with your mentor. Expect to commit about 5-6 hours a week during the spring semester.

What will be some of my responsibilities?

  1. Attend monthly training
  2. Engage in and understand the terms of the formal mentoring agreement
  3. Meet with your mentor at regularly scheduled times
  4. Attend all regularly scheduled classes
  5. Call upon your mentor as needed while respecting your mentor’s time
  6. Complete specific assignments required by the program and mentor, and seek clarification as necessary
  7. Assist your mentor as requested
  8. Assist students as directed by your mentor
  9. Share your ideas with your mentor
  10. Receive and deliver helpful criticism as appropriate
  11. Articulate your wants and needs so that your mentor may help you succeed as an intern and teacher
  12. Prepare appropriate classroom learning experiences for students
  13. Develop sample syllabi and course outlines
  14. Seek outside assistance from the program director or department chair as needed
  15. Participate in the evaluation of the internship program
  16. Participate in activities, workshops, and orientations developed for interns

Whom can I contact if I have more questions about the program?

Verónica Álvarez
Faculty Professional Development Coordinator  

Guadalupe Garcia
Human Resources Analyst