Site Selection

Site Selection

Selecting a site is perhaps the most important step you will take to begin your journey. Putting thought into this process will greatly enhance the “fit” between you, your site, and your field supervisor Teresa VanHorn, Director of Field Experiences (DFE), is the SOLES administrator who will assist you in the process. Some students identify a site on their own, while others seek assistance from the DFE. A database of internship possibilities is available for you to review. Students are required to meet with the DFE in order to review the database. Please refer to the “Responsibilities” section for more details. The database is quite extensive; however, if you are still unable to identify a site, the DFE will work with you to contact other professionals in your specific area of interest.

Timing

The site selection process should occur in the semester PRIOR to the one that you plan to register for your internship. You should have your site selected, talked with your field supervisor about your goals for the internship, and scheduled a triad meeting by the time the first seminar class meets at the university. This is important because the 14 week semester moves very quickly, and you want to be sure that you and your field supervisor agree on the goals and objectives for your work together. Students who are not prepared in this way may be asked to defer doing an internship for another semester. Our experience with this has shown that students who are not prepared in advance of the seminar do not get the maximum benefits from the internship experience.

List of Possible Sites

AJA Project
Non-Profit
Ashleigh Starke/ Justin Apger
astarke@aja.org
www.ajaproject.org/

Barrio Logan College Institute
Non-Profit
Jose Cruz
www.blci.org/

Center for Creative Leadership
Organizational Consulting
Jim Wilson
858-638-8042
www.ccl.org

Center for Leadership Studies
Organizational Consulting
Robert Archambeault
robert.archambeault@situational.com
760 741 6595
www.situational.com

Cesar E. Chavez Service Club
Community Collaborative
Olivia Flores
www.dosomething.org/actnow/club/cesar-e-chavez-service-club

Citizen Diplomacy Council of San Diego
Community Organization
Enrique Mesa
Enrique@cdcsd.org
www.cdcsd.org/

Compass Family Center
Community Organization
Sharna Langis
sharna@compassfc.org
www.compassfamilycenter.org/

Excel Youth Zone (XYZ)
Non-Profit
Tiveeda Stovall
tstovall@excelzone.org
www.excelyouthzone.org

Fire Department - National City
Community Collaborative
Ron Juniel
rjuniel@cilnational-city.ca.us
www.ci.national-city.ca.us/index.aspx?page=126

High Tech High Charter Management Organization
Community Organization
Jed Wallace, Chief Operation Officer

www.hightechhigh.org

High Tech High Media Arts
Community Collaborative
Edgar Montes
www.hightechhigh.org/schools/HTHMA/

Humane Society of San Diego
Non-Profit
Kim Vukasovich - Volunteer Services
http://www.sdhumane.org/

InSync Consulting
Organizational Consulting
Suzanne Weinstein, President
suzanne@insyncconsulting.com
www.insyncconsulting.com

Interactions for Peace
Non-Profit
Eden Steele
I4p@cox.net
www.interactionsforpeace.org/default.aspx

International Changemakers Foundation
Organizational Consulting
Abil Bulley, Executive Manager of Strategy and Innovation Cambridge, England
http://www.changemakers.com/

Invisible Children
Non-Profit
Margie Dillenburg
www.invisiblechildren.org

Jenna Druck Foundation
Non-Profit
Heather Carpenter
www.jennadruck.org

Johnson & Johnson Irvine, Calif
Organizational Consulting
Betsy Estrada
bestrad3@aspus.jnj.com
www.jnj.com/connect/

Linda Vista Collaborative
Community Collaborative
www.lindavistacollaborative.org/

Mesa Community College - Student Affairs
Student Affairs - Community College
Adela Jacobson
www.sandiegomesacollege.net

METRO Community Organization
Non-Profit
John Hughes
www.metrosandiego.edu

Mid-City CAN
Non-Profit
Kevin O'Neill
www.midcity.can

Mindful Mentoring
Rebecca Hayes
mindfulrebecca@yahoo.com
http://www.mindfulmentoring.com/

Mira Costa Community College - Leadership Program
Student Affairs - Community College
Jim Gonzales
www.miracosta.cc.ca.us

Mira Costa Community College - Military Connection
Higher Ed. Admin. Community College
Gilbert Hermosillo / Lise Flocken
www.miracosta.cc.ca.us

Montgomery Middle School / Kearny High School
Community Collaborative
Mary Bostwick
http://montgomery.sandi.net/

Northrup-Gruman
Organizational Consulting
www.northropgrumman.com/

Operation Homefront
Community Organization
Jay Anderson, Chapter President
jay.anderson@operationhomefront.net
www.operationhomefront.net/socal

Palomar College Human Resources
Higher Ed. Admin. Community College
John Tortarolo, VP Human Resources
www.palomar.edu/hr/

Point Loma Nazarene University
Higher Ed. Admin. 4 yr.
Dr. Bruce Schooling
www.pointloma.edu/

Point Loma Nazarene University - Undergraduate Admissions
Higher Ed. Admin. 4 yr.
Scott Shoemaker
www.pointloma.edu/discover/undergraduate-admissions

Public Conversations West, San Diego
Community Organization
Meenakshi Chakraverti
mchakraverti@publicconversations.org
www.publicconversations.org

Rehab United
Community Organization
Julie Barr
Jbarr@rehabunited.com
www.rehabunited.com

Salvation Army Sierra del Mar Division
Non-Profit
Suzi Woodruff Lacey
www.sandiego.salvationarmy.org

San Diego Community College District Research
Higher Ed. Admin. Community College
Bill Grimes, Manager of Research and Planning
http://research.sdccd.edu/pages/1.asp

San Diego Hall of Champions
Community Organization

www.sdhoc.com/

San Diego Women's Foundation
Organizational Consulting
Director, Tracy Johnson
www.sdfoundation.org

San Diego World Affairs Council
Organizational Consulting
Dr. Ina von Ber
www.sdwac.com

Scripps Mercy Hospital
Community Organization
Todd Hoff
www.scripps.org/

SD Museum of Natural History
Community Organization
Jim Stone
www.sdnhm.org/

SDSU Instructional Technology Services
Higher Ed. Admin 4 yr.
James Frazee, Director
jfrazee@mail.sdsu.edu
www.its.sdsu.edu/

SDSU Student Veterans Center
Higher Ed. Admin 4 yr.
Joan Putman
http://arweb.sdsu.edu/es/veterans/students.html

Southeast Coalition
Community Collaborative
Mercedes Tucker

Sudanese Lost Boys and Girls Foundation
Non-Profit
Dr. Lisa Patronis
lisap10@cox.net
www.helpsudaninternational.org/

The Human Factor, Inc.
Organizational Consulting
Holly G. Green, Managing Director
holly@thehumanfactor.biz
www.TheHumanFactor.biz

The Ken Blanchard Company
Organizational Consulting
www.kenblanchard.com

UCSD - Multicultural Center
Higher Ed. Admin. 4 yr
Dean Lynn Anderson
Ander043@ucsd.edu
http://geropsych.ucsd.edu/latinounit.html

UCSD - Office of Academic Integrity
Higher Ed. Admin. 4 yr
Dr. Tricia Bertran Gallant
tbertramgallant@ucsd.edu
www.ucsd.edu/current-students/_organizations/academic-integrity-office/

UCSD Community Law Project
Higher Ed. Admin 4 yr.
Regina Serrano
www.clp.ucsd.edu

UCSD Express to Success
Student Affairs - 4 yr.
Dr. Sara Henry
http://www.ucsd.edu/current-students/academics/educational-enrichment/express-to-success/

UCSD Intergroup Relations Program
Student Affairs - 4 yr.
Gary Anderson
www.ugr8.ucsd.edu/judicial

UCSD LEAD Program
Student Affairs - 4 yr.
Bill Howe / Julia Adame

www.ucop.edu/ucleads SOHR

UCSD Student Educational Advancement
Student Affairs - 4 yr.
Dr. Loren Thompson
www.uep.ucsd.edu

USD Athletics
Student Affairs - 4 yr.
Melissa Elvain
usdtoreros.cstv.com/

USD Athletics / Marketing
Higher Ed. Admin 4 yr.
Steve Becvar
sbecvar@sandiego.edu
www.sandiego.edu/marketing/stationery-athletic.php

USD Center for Health and Wellness
Student Affairs - 4 yr.
Melissa Halter
melissahalter@sandiego.edu
www.sandiego.edu/chwp/

USD Character Development Center
Higher Ed. Admin 4 yr.
Dr. Ed DeRoche
deroche@sandiego.edu
www.sandiego.edu/soles/centers/cdc/

USD Director of Assessment
Higher Ed. Admin. 4 yr.
www.sandiego.edu/soles/about/assessment/personnel.php

USD Outdoor Experiential Learning Center
Student Affairs - 4 yr.
Tina Thompson
www.sandiego.edu/explore/

USD School of Business
Higher Ed. Admin. 4 yr.
Dr. Denise Dimon

www.sandiego.edu/business

USD Summer Camps and Conferences
Higher Ed. Admin 4 yr.
Laura Nottoli / Kathi Spittel
www.sandiego.edu/summer

Vistage
Organizational Consulting
Pete Sciabarra, VP of Field Operations
pete.sciabarra@vistage.com
www.vistage.com