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Shown (from left) are Tiffany Lopez, dean of UCI’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts; Manuel Gomez, OC World co-founder/co-producer and UCI vice chancellor for student affairs from 1995 to 2010; Stephanie Reyes-Tuccio, UCI assistant vice chancellor for educational partnerships; and Maria Cervantes, executive director of the UCI-OC Alliance.
The UCI Center for Educational Partnerships’ leader, Stephanie Reyes-Tuccio, and Manuel Gomez, co-founder of OC World, have agreed to initiate a special program that will provide professional-level internships to UCI students interested in pursuing careers in media and communications.

OC World is a nonprofit multimedia company that produces Orange County public affairs news and feature programming.

Selected students will gain experience across the entire spectrum of OC World multimedia productions: research, news and narrative writing, filming to editing, and final broadcast of OC World to 15.5 million viewers from Santa Barbara to San Diego over the KLCS-PBS channel.

“This exciting partnership will connect UCI to our broader community in a powerful new way, allowing the public to access the latest advances in knowledge and public engagement opportunities across the campus from science and health to humanities and the arts,” Reyes-Tuccio said. “This partnership will also create valuable learning opportunities and paid internships to support the success of students interested in media and communications from all disciplines.”

Added Gomez: “This new partnership will open up possibilities and opportunities for UCI students to learn from an internship experience with a professional media organization right here in Orange County. We want to extend our deep appreciation to Dr. Reyes-Tuccio for her vision and leadership.”

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