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Following this year’s graduation Santa Monica College Future Alumni set out for Washington D.C. to spend eight weeks in a summer internship made possible by the SMC Foundation’s Dale Ride Scholarship Fund. They were placed in internships on Capital Hill at the Office of Senator Boxer, Congressman Lowenthal, the U.S. Department of Education, Oxfam America, and the Corporate Council on Africa. The students wrote about how life changing these opportunities are at dalerideinternship.wordpress.com. Currently the Dale Ride Internship Fund provides scholarships to four students each year. Additional funding would make it possible for more students to have this amazing life-changing experience. The average cost per student is $6,000.

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Established in 1991, the Dale Ride Internship honors the memory of Dr. Dale Ride, Professor of Political Science, administrator, and political activist on behalf of the SMC community. The program allows SMC students to participate in politics locally, statewide or nationally, in governmental or non-governmental agencies; broaden students' awareness of public service as a career; and complement the curriculum for disciplines related to public service/public policy with hands-on practical internship experience. Students gain invaluable knowledge and experience. Please join us in this campaign.

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The Dale Ride Internship Program: SMC students get unparalleled hands-on-opportunities to participate in legislative, political and administrative processes; gain exposure in public policy and public service; work with professional staff in research, analysis, and development of legislative proposals; assist in organizing and participate in public forums and events.

Why are donations necessary?

Currently the Dale Ride Internship Fund provides scholarships to four students each year. Additional funding would make it possible for more students to have this amazing life-changing experience. The average cost per student is $6,000.