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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:  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:

Armed Services


1. US. Airforce Academy – Summer Seminar 2019 (Current Juniors with a 3.0+ GPA)

  • Application deadline Jan. 15th
  • Program Dates: Session "A"  10 - 14 June 2019 Session "B"  17 - 21 June 2019
  • Provides a first-hand opportunity for current HS Juniors to experience the Academy and see themselves as US Airforce Academy Cadet.
  • The Airforce Academy is a 4-year, fully accredited, higher learning institution, offering 27 STEM and liberal Arts majors and was ranked #3 Forbes 2017 Public College, and #5 Forbes 2017 (Top 21) Stem Colleges.
  • Email Questions to: USAF A_Summer_Seminar@USAF
  • Apply at:

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.
  • First Meeting: Sept. 19, 2018 
  • 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. Edison International Scholars, (Graduating Seniors)
  • $40,000 Scholarship recognizes seniors who want to be makers of tomorrow – the dreamers, inventors, guardians and pioneers – those who dare to be great.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA, and pursuing STEM Majors (computer and information systems, engineering, engineering technology, management information systems, mathematics, natural resources and conservation, or physical sciences)
  • Application available at (starting October 1st)
4. 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

Business, Finance, & Management (incl. Sports)
1. Bank of America Student Leaders Program, Summer 2019 (Juniors and Seniors)
“Connects community-minded high school juniors and seniors to employment, skills development and service. They’re awarded paid summer internships with local nonprofits such as Boys and Girls Clubs of America and participate in a national leadership summit in Washington, D.C. The Student Leaders Summit focuses on skill building and creating a more civically engaged society.”
  • 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. West Los Angeles Kaiser Medical Center – Junior Volunteer (must be 15.5 years old +)
2. Los Angeles Kaiser Medical Center – Volunteer (must be 18 years or older)
3. UCLA Health - Santa Monica (18 years or older)
  • Agreement to Volunteer for 100 hours or more
  • Down load Application and requirements at:
  • Applications due 3 weeks before orientation
  • Orientation Dates: Sept. 19th , 4 – 6:00 PM | Oct: 16th, 4 – 6:00 PM
  • Volunteer Services | 1328 Sixteenth St. 2nd Flr. | Santa Monica CA 90404 | 424-259-817
4. Healthworks  (Graduating Seniors)

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 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.
  • Neighberhood 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
  • Transporation Serives 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:
** See Mr. Santana in the Career Services Center D201-A on 2-4-6 days for questions or additional information.