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Career Center News

Part-Time Job Openings 
1. Pacific Sunwear, Third Street Promenade, Sales Associate, (16 Years Old +)
  • Part-time after school and on weekends
  • Application Available in the Career Services Center
2. LA Youth at Work Certificate Program (All Grades)
  • An initiative of the LA Area Chamber of Commerce that provides job skills workshops, work readiness certificates, and job leads.
  • See website for job skills and other workshops dates and locations
3. Pacific Park – Santa Monica Pier: Career Fair - March 16th 9 AM - 12 PM
  • Merchandise Associates, Revenue Clerks, Admission Attendants, Game Attendants, Food & Beverage Attendants
  • 16 Years or Older
  • Employee Benefits Include:  Tuition Reimbursement, Park Discounts, Free Ride Wristbands, and PERC Rewards
  • Apply online at
  • 380 Santa Monica Pier | Santa Monica, CA 90401
  • Contact Earl Clarkston for more information:

Architecture,  & Engineering, & Science
1. Architecture, Construction, and Engineering Mentorship Program (9th – 12thGrader)
  • Mentor program includes: mentor presentations, construction site visits, office visits, software tutorials and final design project.
  • Meets: Wednesday, March 20th (biweekly) | 4 to 6 PM
  • HGA Architects | 1301 Colorado Ave. | Santa Monica, 90404
  • Email Victor Zhang: or Jeffery Zolan: with questions
2. Volunteers – The Sierra Club (18 Years Old +)
  • Positions include Graphic Artist, web-designer, event planner, social media and website development
  • 3250 Wilshire Blvd., #1106  |   Los Angeles, CA 90010  |  (213) 387-4287
3. California Science Center Volunteering Program, (16 years or older)
  • Volunteering Opportunities Available in the following areas: Guest Services and Space Host Volunteers, Certified Diver Volunteers (must be 18+), Discovery Room, Ecosystems, Foundation Assistants, and Special Exhibit Volunteers
  • Must commit to volunteering four hours a week and 6 to 12 continuous months
  • Application available on website:
  • Email:  for questions
  • California Science Center, Department of Volunteer Resources
    700 Exposition Park DriveLos Angeles, CA 90037

Arts & Entertainment


1. Grammy in the Schools – Grammy Camp (Cost $1500 - Financial Aid Available)
  • “A five day, non-residential Summer Music Industry Program for high school students interested in having a career in music.”
  • Eight Career Tracks Offered; Audio Engineering, Electronic Music Production, Instrumental Performance, Music Journalism, Music Business, Songwriting, Video Production, and Vocal Performance
  • Location: USC, Thorton School of Music, Los Angeles
  • Program Dates: July 23 -27, 2019
  • Application Deadline: March 31, 2019
  • Online Application:
  • For more info. - Julie Mutnansky:

Business, Finance, & Management (incl. Sports)
1. Sports Industry Academy (Cost: $1600)
  • At UC Santa Barbara from July 21st to the 26th
  • Scholars will be taught the inner-workings of the sports industry by prominent sports business leaders (Atwan Jameson, Janet Sevilla etc.)
  • Scholars will be provided with an introduction to the academic environment of C. Santa Barbaraand receive an exclusive and comprehensive daylong workshop on how to navigate the university admissions process
  • Registration Information:
  • 8-Week Training Program prepares job seekers for positions in banking as a first step on the career ladder in the financial services industry
  • Apply at
  • Eligibility- 18 Y/O & High School Diploma or GED
  • Various start dates throughout the year
  • Contact: Lisa Meadows (310) 273-6633Ext.5420 or

Health, Medical, and Research

1. USC, Lawrence J. Ellison Jr. Fellows  2019 (Graduating Seniors)
  • “A unique program to foster scientific achievement for rising high school seniors interested in clinical or research oncology.”
  • “This program fosters scientific education by incorporating hands-on experimentation in a collaborative environment.”
  • Program Hours & Dates: 6 hours a day from June 11th -28th
  • Loc: USC Health Sciences Campus | Lawrence J. Ellison Inst. Of USC | 2250 Alcazar St., CSC 240 | Los Angeles, CA 90089
  • Application deadline: April 5th
  • Apply at:
  • For General Questions: Dr. Kian Kani |
  • Contact Laura Ng, Admin. Asst. | | 323-442-3849


2. LA BioMed Summer Fellows Program 2019 (Current Seniors and Juniors)
  • Gain Laboratory or clinical research experience, interact w/ MD’s Ph.D. Investigators, Research Associates, and postdoctoral fellows
  • Participate in weekly lecture series, institutional lectures, and departmental conferences
  • Research areas include: Cancer, Genetics, Neurology, Neuroscience, etc.
  • Program Dates: 8:00 am -5:00 pm from Monday, June 17th through Friday, Aug. 9,
  • Includes a $2,220 stipend for full-time work
  • Must have demonstrated outstanding general academic achievement with a particular focus on science coursework.
  • 1124 West Carson Street, Building N-14 |  Torrance CA 90502-2064
  • Application deadline: Wed. March 20th, 2019
  • Apply at:
  • For General Questions:
  • Contact Jody Spillane |  |  310-974-9580 OR

 3. West Los Angeles Kaiser Medical Center – Junior Volunteer(must be 15.5 years old +)

4. Los Angeles Kaiser Medical Center – Volunteer (must be 18 years or older)
5. UCLA Health - Santa Monica (18 years or older)
  • Agreement to Volunteer for 100 hours or more
  • Download Application and requirements at:
  • Applications due 3 weeks before orientation
  • Upcoming Orientation Dates: March 27, 2019 4-6pm, April 24, 2019 4-6pm, May 30, 2019 4-6pm 
  • Volunteer Services | 1328 Sixteenth St. 2nd | Santa Monica CA 90404 | 424-259-8178
6. Healthworks  (Graduating Seniors)

Leadership and Team Management Development


1. Coro Youth Fellows Program ($5000.00 Cost – Need-based financial aid available) (Current 10th and 11th Graders)
  • “An immersive, experiential, cohort-based summer program that engages high school participants in leadership skill development and understanding how local systems work.”
  • WHAT YOU WILL LEARN: Leadership skill development,
  • Inquiry-based fact-finding methodology, Team management, Multi-sector problem solving, Experiential project-based community analysis, Organizational & systems analysis, Increased confidence in decision-making, Giving & receiving effective feedback, Exposure to potential mentors, Networking skill development, Identifying regional leaders & decision-makers
  • Program Dates: June 24th to August 2nd, 9 AM to 5 PM
  • Online Application: (must be completed in one sitting)
  • Application Deadline: April 1st
  • Questions: Michael Applegate at , 213-623-1234 Ext. 301

Marine Biology, Veterinarian, and Animal Caretakers
1. Cabrillo Marine Aquarium Internships
  •; 310-548-7562
  • Key to the Sea Internship Beach Naturalist Internship, Summer Marine Research Internship, Young Scientists Program, and the PADI Research Internship
  • Year-round and summer programs. 
2. Los Angeles Zoo Student Volunteers or Los Angeles Zoo General Volunteers                                                          
  •;; 323-644-4703
  • Visit for an online application. 
3. Santa Monica Pier Aquarium –  (12th Graders) 
  • Education Dept. Internship, Aquarist Internship, Citizen Science Internship, Aquarium Programs Dept. Internship, Development Dept. Internship, Spanish Comm. Internship
  • Send resume & cover letter via an online application form
4. Santa Monica Pier Aquarium – Key to the Sea Internship
  • Locations: Santa Monica Aquarium, Redondo Beach Sea Lab, Manhattan Beach Aquarium, or Cabrillo Marine Aquarium in San Pedro
  • Send resume & cover letter via email

Public Services and Government


1. Office of Public Engagement, La City Mayor’s Office – Interns (Seniors & 17 y.o. +)

An internship in MOPE allows interns to experience the exciting day-to-day operations and mechanisms of working in a unique, fast-paced department within the Mayor’s Office where carefully vetted candidates will have the opportunity to learn how policy actually affects a community and its residents. Interns assist staff in coordinating the following events and services:
  • Official appearances – events where the Mayor may speak, attend, present, or receive an award
  • Office Hours – where the Mayor and senior officials hear constituent concerns and discuss resolutions
  • Constituent Services & Mayor’s Help Desk – handles one-on-one constituent interactions, essentially serving as the customer service arm of the Mayor’s Office
  • Mayor’s Youth Council, Government 101, and Civic University – programs designed to educate the public on the inner workings of City Hall, and empower constituents to influence their government
  • Send resume & cover letter via email to both:
    • Edith Vega –
    • Nidia Lozano –
    • The subject title should say, “Mayor’s Office of Public Engagement: Internship Opportunity.”

2. Office of City Services, La City Mayor’s Office – Interns (Graduating Seniors & 17 y.o. +)

“Exact duties and responsibilities will vary according to MOCS team placement, but all interns will be responsible for writing and editing documents, such as letters, memoranda, and briefing papers; conducting research and summarizing findings; performing administrative tasks; preparing meeting materials and providing meeting support, such as agenda development, scheduling, and note-taking; providing essential constituent service support, such as responding swiftly and respectfully to inquiries from the public; planning and supporting events; problem-solving on a daily basis; and collaborating with others to accomplish MOCS goals.”


  • MOC’s Interns are each assigned to one of the following teams:
  • Infrastructure Services Team – works with the City agencies that design and build bridges, buildings, sewers and other public works, ensure streets are safe and navigable for all, that the lights stay on and the water keeps flowing, trash is picked up on time, and our resource use is sustainable.
  • Neighborhood Services Team – supports City agencies that deliver neighborhood-level services, programs, and resources to Angelenos. Neighborhood Services departments celebrate our city’s history, arts, and culture, provide places to gather and play, take care of our domestic animal friends, protect and conserve wildlife, help us age with purpose, overcome disability, and access new worlds through reading
  • Transportation Services Team Desk - coordinates City work to reimagine streets as vital neighborhood centers, ensuring our streets and neighborhoods are livable, accessible, and engaging public spaces for the people of Los Angeles.
  • LA River Works Team – coordinates the City’s implementation of its long-range Los Angeles River Revitalization Master Plan, including completion of the L.A. River Bikeway and Greenway and restoration of native habitat.
  • Send resume, cover letter, writing sample and MOC’s Preference via email to:
3. Chicano Youth Leadership Program – (Current 10th and 11th Graders)
  •  “to inspire and motivate students from Southern California to become future leaders through public service.”
  • “program designed to develop students’ leadership potential and increase their knowledge of the region’s cultural and political landscape”
  • Housing, meals and program materials are provided at no cos
  • Program Dates: August – 2nd to 4th
  • Location: UCLA
  • Application Deadline: April 15th
  • Apply at:
  • Questions:
** See Mr. Santana in the Career Services Center D201-A on 2-4-6 days for questions or additional information.