SIP is a Monday–Friday summer internship program. For students whose families are not in a position to manage commute logistics, or for those open to a more immersive experience with other students and program participants, SIP provides optional weekday (Sun–Thu night) campus housing and meals during weeks 3–10 of the program.
SIP interns in summer housing reside in UCSC dormitory space Mon–Fri (SIP contracts for summer housing with UCSC Conference Services’ summer session). SIP interns are grouped together on one or two dorm floors, with UCSC undergraduates serving as residential advisers (RAs) also in residence on the floors. RAs provide supervision in the dormitory and for non-academic time social activities around campus on weekdays. Interns who opt for campus housing are expected to go home to their families or local guardians on weekends.
The anticipated fee for campus housing for 2017 is $475 per week (Sun through Thu nights). The housing fee includes 3 meals per day in the dining hall (Sun dinner through Fri lunch), and covers other program costs such as supervision by undergraduate RAs, parking, campus shuttle services, etc.