The Dale Ride Internship The Dale Ride Internship Dr. Dale Ride

Designed in 1991 as a pilot program, 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 offers SMC students internship opportunities that


Summer 2004 Internships

Eligibility Requirements:

To be eligible for a Dale Ride Internship award, applicants must:

  1. Be enrolled as a student at Santa Monica College in the Spring 2004  semester. Because of the Washington D.C. internship schedule, students may be asked to enroll in only eight week spring classes, so they can be available to early travel;
  2. Cumulative 3.0 GPA;
  3. Have completed, or will complete before Summer 2004 one of the following courses:
    Political Science 1 or 21, or
    History 11, 12, 16, 43, 46, or 52
  4. Complete and submit an application form and all other required materials no later than December 5, 2003.
Special Note: Because of heightened security throughout government agencies, you may be subjected to a thorough security background check. If you believe there may be personal or family circumstances (criminal record, financial problems, illegal residency, for example) that would not be acceptable in such a check, please discuss your situation with Vice President Marvin Martinez (310-434-4199) prior to submitting your application.

Applicant Instructions:

Along with the completed application, students must submit:

  1. An essay, no longer than two, double-spaced typed pages, describing your interest in public service and your academic and/or career objectives;
  2. A current transcript (unofficial transcripts are acceptable) of all college courses you have taken;
  3. Three letters of recommendation, at least two of which from Santa Monica College faculty members, attesting to your qualifications, competence, and integrity.

Submit completed applications and accompanying materials to:  Dale Ride Internship, c/o Felice Farber, Development Coordinator, SMC Foundation, 2714 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA  90405. You may call (310) 434-4215.


2001 Dale Ride Interns

Santa Monica College, Photographer John Samargis

Standing: Superintendent/President Dr. Piedad F. Robertson; Intern Annie Bird; Trustee Herb Roney; Intern Maria D. Pineda; Faculty Adviser Alan D. Buckley; Intern Mark C. Favis; Intern Naomi Bebo; Trustee Nancy Catell-Luckenbach.
Seated: Trustee Annette Shamey; Program Founder Joyce Ride; Trustee Dorothy Ehrhart-Morrison.

Summer 2001 White House Interns


Standing immediately to President Bush's right is Dale Ride Intern, Maria D. Pineda.


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