Faculty Diversity Internship Program

Elisabeth Davidson | 971-722-5840

The Faculty Diversity Internship Program (FDIP) is designed for individuals interested in pursuing a teaching career at Portland Community College. Participants are paired with a faculty mentor to receive training and classroom teaching experience through a three term internship program. PCC is committed to attracting applicants from racially, culturally, and ethnically diverse communities who aspire to become community college faculty.

Applications will be available on this site in Spring 2014.

Program Benefits:

  • Valuable connections with a faculty mentor and PCC;
  • $500 stipend for each of fall and winter terms and adjunct faculty compensation for one class, spring term;
  • Increased knowledge, skill, and teaching expertise;
  • Development of critical teaching pedagogy, learning strategies, multiculturalism, and diversity in community college environments;
  • Participation in Diversity and Equity Training, New Faculty Institute, and college-wide diversity programs


Minimum Instructor Qualifications may vary, depending on the faculty intern role.

  • Must have completed Master's degree in the appropriate discipline(s) before the start of the fall term;
  • No prior professional college teaching experience; (Teaching Assistant experience accepted.)
  • Strong desire to be a part-time or full-time community college faculty member;
  • Must bring cultural competence and diversity to the program