Mentors Needed

Mentorship Opportunities for Faculty

Academic Initiatives has several opportunities for faculty to get involved with students, based on your interests and field of research.

First-generation college students: The Clyde Woods Scholars Program, now in its 4th year, will be welcoming a large class of Promise Scholars this year. These are first generation, income eligible students with a strong interest in undergraduate research opportunities. We need mentors in all disciplines to speak to students as part of classes introducing them to the research university.

Emerging leaders: The Michael D. Young Internship program, also entering its 4th year, identifies motivated scholars for collaborative leadership opportunities. MDY Interns work with faculty in developing programs that will have a lasting impact on our campus. If you might be interested in working with an MDY Intern to envision a stronger UCSB, contact

Future Scientists: The Gene Lucas Undergraduate Research Fund pairs students with faculty working in the sciences to provide hands-on research experience in a lab. Students are funded to work with a faculty mentor for up to 100 hours. If you would like to mentor a student, and provide them an opportunity to be paid for their work in your lab, let us know here.