UC/US Bank Student Engagement Fund

Student Internship Opportunities

U.S. Bank, as UC’s Commercial Card provider and strategic partner, has established a Student Engagement Fund focused on finding innovative opportunities to improve UC’s payment programs, while driving efficiency and benefit back to UC.

This fund offers students an opportunity to work with staff and faculty on projects that will improve UC’s procure-to-pay systems, processes or programs while providing a unique experiential education opportunity.

Application / Award Timeline

For 2022, the Student Engagement Fund Application opens on March 14. Applications are due by May 1, 2022, with no extensions. Evaluations are made in May and Awards are announced on June 1.


Application Period Opens

Applications Due

Award Winners Announced

How to Apply

To submit a project proposal for the UC/U.S. Bank Student Engagement Fund, download the STUDENT ENGAGEMENT FUND APPLICATION.

Please email Applications to: Chance.Vasquez@ucop.edu

Participation Parameters

All proposals for this Fund must include a student internship.

Projects must be proposed by a current UC employee who manages or administers a department/function that is addressed in the project proposal (examples include Accounts Payable, Travel, Procurement). See the Student Engagement Fund application (above) for more details.

Benefits to UC Staff

The opportunity to take on new challenges and drive innovative projects within your department or across additional departments/functions. Create new material, processes or programs that streamline your work and/or create added benefit for UC.

Benefits to Students

Internships are meant to enhance student development, provide real-world job experience and offer participants invaluable skills. Internships offer undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to participate in exciting work that will be develop their own skills while improving University administration.

Each internship is a form of experiential education and is focused on developing best-in-class procure-to-pay programs within the University. Interns work directly with various departments at a UC campus, spanning groups such as Accounts Payable (Disbursements), Procurement, Travel and Strategic Sourcing.

Quick facts about UC/US Bank Internships:

  • Are a form of experiential education
  • Are offered to undergraduate and graduate UC students
  • Provide work experience and related training in a professional setting
  • Are paid
  • May be part-time or full-time and have a specified duration
  • Are overseen by UC staff

Explore current and past awarded Student Engagement Fund projects.