Fieldwork, Internship, and Research Opportunities

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Executive Service Corps of Southern California Non-Profit Management Internship

Description: ESCSC is a capacity-building non-profit in Downtown Los Angeles.  The organization helps other non-profits build their capacity to meet the needs of their communities, and their activities include non-profit leadership/management training, fund development training, and specialized projects.  ESCSC matches executive level managers with non-profits in need, using the specialized volunteer skills that only executive leaders can provide.  The ESCSC intern will conduct off-site best practices research on non-profit leadership and evaluate two of ESCSC's nonprofit leadership programs for their integration (or lack thereof) of these best practices, providing a summary report at the end of the findings as well as a list of reference materials.  The intern will have some on-site meetings with the site supervisor, but will mostly be able to work off-site at their convenience.  ESCSC is in the California Endowment building, conveniently located near Union Station.

Qualifications: A qualified applicant must be a current undergraduate or graduate student with a relevant background in business and/or qualitative research and a strong interest in non-profit management.  The applicant should have demonstrated strengths in organization, self-motivation, critical thinking, and writing.

Compensation: Unpaid position, but eligible (with some additional work) for internship course credit.

To Apply: Please email a letter of application (1 page single-spaced maximum) addressing your interest in the project and qualifications required, your resume, and a letter of reference (please direct your referee to speak to the qualifications listed above) to Dr. Kirner at by October 1, 2013. 

Kidspace Museum Internships

The Kidspace Children's Museum in Pasadena is offering four unpaid internships in their Education Department.  Interested students should speak to Cathy Costin, the Chair of Anthropology (email:  ), about receiving credit.  Read more about the specific internships:
Arts and Culture Internship

Early Childhood Internship

Nature Education Internship

Science and Live Collections Internship