Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon Portland Community College

Civic Leadership Development


The Office of Civic Leadership Development facilitates civic education and access through community advocacy, experiential learning, and leadership development.


To empower students with the knowledge, skills and experience to be change agents in our communities.


  • Social Justice and Equity
  • Student Self-actualization
  • Interrogation of Traditional forms of Civic Leadership
  • Centering of Community Cultural Wealth


Student Employment and Internships

CLD Student Organizers – HIRING NOW

Get paid while you engage, represent, and advocate with your peers at Portland Community College (PCC). Student leaders work as representatives of the college and promote a safe, equitable, inclusive campus to support student success.

Student Organizers serve, represent and advocate for the students of Portland Community College and coordinate new and ongoing civic leadership development activities, events and services on campus and online. Student Organizers receive professional development, access to mentoring and networking opportunities at PCC to promote their professional and academic success.

For a detailed description of the job duties and expectations, please see the Student Organizer Position Description.

Apply online before May 5th for best consideration
CLD Podcast: From Campus to Community

By sharing student, faculty, and alumni stories and giving examples of successful or impactful outcomes, the podcast aims to inspire and affirm the vision that a student at PCC has the potential to do great things. Our student-led podcast aims to do just that! Head over to Spotify to find our latest episodes.

PCC Legislative Internship Program

The Portland Community College Legislative Internship is a unique opportunity funded through student activity fees that gives students the opportunity to intern with legislators in Salem, learn about the legislative process, and represent the diverse student population of PCC. Click here to learn more.

Get Involved

Volunteer through GivePulse

Portland Community College has partnered with the GivePulse, a community engagement platform designed with students in mind. Find volunteer opportunities and internships right in your community!

Students can use GivePulse to:

  • Find opportunities for community engagement
  • Track and share service hours/impacts
  • Create a community engagement transcript for their resume/portfolio

To get started, head over to pcc.givepulse.com and log in using your MyPCC credentials.


The Office of Civic Leadership Development is committed to providing students, staff, faculty, and community members with opportunities to engage with the democratic process by voting in local, state, and national elections. Head over to our Voter Registration page to learn more.