Internship programs office newsletter

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April 20, 2011
Published by the USC Career Planning & Placement Center

This weekly e-mail highlights interesting internship opportunities and other important information that will aid you in securing an internship! The internships listed below are just a sampling of what is available. For complete listings of all current internships, log on to connectSC at New internships are added daily.


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USC is proud to provide you with another resource to finding that next internship! In addition to connectSC, you can access the iNet Internship Consortium — an internship database with a wide array of opportunities and locations. The iNet Consortium attracts employers from across the country to post internships that are available to students from a select group of universities including: USC, Georgetown, MIT, NYU, Northwestern, Rice, Stanford, Duke, University of Pennsylvania and Yale. Log-in to connectSC to access iNet!


  • Japanese American Cultural and Community Center – Undergraduate Intern ($3500 stipend)

The Japanese American Cultural and Community Center is pleased to announce that they have been awarded the Multicultural Undergraduate Summer Internship Grant from the Getty Foundation, a program that aims to increase the diversity in professions related to museums and visual arts, giving students experience in key areas such as curatorial work, conservation, education, publications, and related programmatic activities. The JACCC is one of the participating organizations in the Los Angeles County that offer internships for outstanding students who are members of groups currently underrepresented in these professions, including individuals of African American, Asian, Latino/Hispanic, Native American and Pacific Islander descent. The Visual Arts Intern at the JACCC will work directly with the Visual Arts department, experiencing first-hand the work, organization and installation that goes into setting up this summer’s programs, including the Struggling Cities, Straw Wattle and 71st Annual Nisei Week exhibitions; the On the Veranda Lecture Series; and JACCC's annual Movies on the Plaza screening. To be eligible for the Visual Arts Internship candidates must be a currently enrolled undergraduate, having completed at least one semester of college by June 2011 or complete their degree by September 1, 2011. Candidates must be a resident of or attend college in Los Angeles County, and be a United States Citizen or permanent resident. Intern candidates may come from any area of undergraduate study and are not required to have demonstrated a previous commitment to the visual arts. The intern will receive a gross salary of $3,500 for a ten-week period at the JACCC. Internships are a full-time position running from mid-June through mid-August. Those interested in applying for the position may forward their resume, a personal statement (no more than 500 words, double-spaced, typed) and two letters of recommendation or the contact information of two references attention to Gavin Kelley, JACCC 244 S. San Pedro St., #505, Los Angeles, CA 90012, Fax (213) 617-8576 or email by Friday, April 29, 2011. Finalists will be contacted for a phone interview by May 2 and must be prepared for an in-person interview between Thursday, May 5 and Thursday, May 12, 2011.

  • Natural History Museum of LA County – Summer Internship Program ($3500 stipend)

The intern will work under the direction of the Museum Administrator, to plan and develop two highlight tours of the William S. Hart Museum. Currently, the Hart Museum offers free general tours of the famed silent film star’s retirement mansion that includes various aspects of William S. Hart’s life and legacy. The intern’s project will include the research and organization of two new tours of which one will focus on William S. Hart’s acting career (theater and film) while the second tour will highlight the museum building’s historic architecture. Please note that this internship will take place during summer 2011 at the William S. Hart Museum in Newhall, CA. Intern schedule is Tuesday through Saturday, 40 hours per week. The Getty Multicultural Undergraduate Internship at the William S. Hart Museum is intended specifically for outstanding students who are members of groups currently underrepresented in museum professions: individuals of African American, Asian, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, and Pacific Islander descent. Eligible applicants must be currently enrolled undergraduates who reside or attend college in Los Angeles County, will have completed at least one semester of college by June 2011, and will graduate by or after September 2011. Candidates are sought from all areas of undergraduate study and are not required to have demonstrated a previous commitment to museum education. Employment would be May 30 and run through August 19, 2011. There is one opening, and the work schedule would be from Tuesday through Saturday. To apply, visit and click 'Jobs at Hart or use the direct link

  • McGladrey Capital Markets – Investment Banking Summer Internship (2 openings)

McGladrey Capital Markets internship program is open to students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs. Applicants must demonstrate a keen desire to learn about the investment banking industry, and to develop their careers in the industry. Interns will be assigned various projects based on business needs and the individual’s skill sets and interests. Intern will work on a variety of M&A advisory and private placement/capital raising transactions in various stages. Support an industry specific team and strategy including Aerospace & Defense, Basic Industries, Healthcare, Technology, Gaming, Media, Energy, Consumer Products, Chemicals & Plastics, Infrastructure, and Test & Measurement. Individuals will be assigned a wide variety of projects within the investment banking groups and given as much responsibility as their experience and capabilities permit. This is a full-time summer internship. To apply, email cover letter and resume to: Please include "Investment Banking Internship" in the subject line.

  • The Autry – Curatorial Intern ($3500 stipend)

Through a grant provided by the Getty Foundation, The Autry is able to offer this summer internship. The purpose of the Multicultural Internship Program is to increase diversity in the professions related to museums and the visual arts, and to provide support for local organizations. Under the supervision of Carolyn Brucken, Chief Curator, the Curatorial Intern will work as part of the curatorial team to learn about the full range of activities in exhibition research, development, and installation. The intern will participate in research and development for two installations scheduled for the summer and fall of 2011. The two projects include: 1) working with Ms. Brucken on the education component for a new exhibit of 19th century historic clothing documenting people on the western military frontier and 2) working with Jeffrey Richardson, Associate Curator of Western History and Popular Culture, on the installation of a gallery exploring the history of Samuel Colt’s revolutionary revolver in the American West. Together, these two projects will provide insight into different stages of an exhibition project. Second, the intern will participate as a member of the curatorial department in the development of a downloadable application that will tell the unexpected history of the West through individual artifacts in the Autry’s permanent collections. The intern will learn how to research art and history, selecting one of the objects to work on in this project and contributing to the development of a museum application and audio guide that tells the history of the West through 10 objects. The intern’s responsibilities will include: working closely with members of the curatorial department, learning the basics of professional curatorial practices such as handling objects and manuscripts, researching art and artifacts, designing exhibitions, and developing content in multiple formats for museum audiences, assisting in developing and testing a prototype of a museum application for smart phones and tablets, and developing intellectual content for museum application through historical research, selection of images, and writing of text. The internship will last 10 weeks from June to August 2011, exact start and end dates to be mutually agreed upon. Eligibility for the internships is limited to currently enrolled undergraduates who either reside or attend college in Los Angeles County, will have completed at least one semester of college by June 2011, or who will complete their undergraduate degree by September 1, 2011. Candidates can be from all areas of undergraduate study and are not required to have demonstrated previous commitment to the visual arts. Candidates must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Please email your resume and letter of interest to

  • CenterCal Properties, LLC – CAD Intern

CenterCal Properties, a retail development company, specializes in building and managing lifestyle shopping centers throughout the Pacific Northwest and California. We are seeking a part-time CAD Intern to join the Cad/Design team. The primary responsibilities of a CAD Intern will include working closely with the Design Director, Leasing and Tenant Services departments to create lease exhibits, maintain lease plans, archive drawing sets and assist in developing prototype site plans, signage and storefronts. The ideal candidate must have the following qualifications: Two year minimum experience with AutoCAD 2007 or newer, Third or Fourth year student pursuing an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in architecture, design or computer drafting, Proficient in Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, Strong interest in computer drawing and retail development. Possess a positive attitude and an eye for detail. Be able to work independently with deadlines. Strong communication and coordination skills. Available 20 hours per week. Please email cover letter (include career interests), resume and work samples in pdf or jpeg format (4MB max) to No phone calls please.


  • Champion Media & Entertainment – Summer Internship

Looking for a cool summer internship that will give you the chance to participate in various stages of Marketing, Branding, Public Relations, Video Production, and Social Media? Champion Media & Entertainment offers you a unique opportunity to work for a rapidly growing media company, changing the way media is pushed out the door. Champion Media & Entertainment is an established Broadcast Public Relations / Video Production / Social Media shop based in Santa Monica, California. Champion Media is a leader in Video Production, Social Media, Media Relations, Graphic Design, Branding, Marketing, and Web Site Builds. Our company philosophy is basically this: regardless of position or tenure at the company, The Best Idea Wins. Period. We are looking for bright, driven team players to fill our internship positions. We all wear multiple hats, and each member has the opportunity to see campaigns go from ideas to creation, through development, and on to final execution. Come share your ideas with us! Internship Responsibilities Include: Assist with Biz Dev, Online Advertising, Content Deals, Brand Marketing, Press Placements, ROI reports, Event Preparation, and be a Production Assistant on shoots; help with blogs, maintain company and client social networks, newsletters, and web video channels. Copy writing and copy editing experience is a plus. We desire input for all types of consumer brands. Come up with creative ideas for Champion Media & Entertainment-web site, client press & publicity campaigns, assist with Social Media campaigns, assist with presentations to Fortune 500 companies, ideas for new partners, ideas for new marketing campaigns/events, and keep u informed on the trends for Gen Y and Gen X. Job Requirements: College Student: Business, Marketing, Communications, Broadcasting, Film, Journalism, or Public Relations curriculum preferred, but all majors welcome. A working knowledge of Web 2.0 landscape, social networking/media, tags, biz dev, social media, marketing, advertising, television, film, and web video production & distribution. Experience with Final Cut, Photoshop, After Effects, and other Adobe Products a big plus. Knowledge of pop culture, entertainment, and trends across multiple platforms. Must be able to commit 3 full days a week during summer (June to August 15). Must have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to interact with all types of personalities. Many of our current staffers started as Champion Media interns. What we offer: Letter of recommendation for school or future employer... providing you fulfill your obligations; possible job at Champion Media after graduation. College credit available with help from your school. To apply, please send resume and cover letter to

  • Sacramento Office of the Mayor – Summer 2011 Sacramento Mayoral Internship Program

Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson is currently accepting applications for the Summer 2011 Mayoral Internship Program. The Mayoral Internship Program offers an unparalleled opportunity to work with one of the most dynamic, visionary and high profile leaders in the country. Working closely with the Mayor’s staff, interns will support office operations such as constituent affairs, advance, communications, scheduling, and community outreach. Interns will be based in the Mayor’s Office and must commit to at least 40 hours a week for 8 weeks. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a college or graduate program, possess a strong interest in public service and public policy, demonstrate a record of academic achievement, and be able to work in a fast-paced environment. Must have exceptional organization and project management skills. Excellent communication skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office a must. Priority will be given to candidates able to make larger time commitments. As internships are unpaid, applicants are encouraged to pursue additional funding options (e.g. stipends/scholarships for social enterprise or public service). Our office is happy to support these efforts however possible. To apply, please email a resume, cover letter, and one-page writing sample to Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until April 15, 2011. Applicants are strongly advised to apply as soon as possible.

Jane Harmon recently stepped down as the representative for California's 36th Congressional District and Debra Bowen, California's current Secretary of State, is running in a special election to succeed her. Secretary Bowen seeks interns who are ready to participate in a fast-paced political race in the Los Angeles area.  Ideal candidates are motivated and dedicated students who want to get involved in the political process and make a significant impact in the local community.  The 36th District of California (CD-36) includes the cities of San Pedro, Torrance, Carson, Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, El Segundo, Marina del Rey, Venice, and Los Angeles. Internship Benefits include: resume building, gaining real work experience, flexible hours, meeting potential employers, and a letter of recommendation provided upon completion based on merit of work. This is a great opportunity for those that are looking to gain experience in political campaigns. At the same time, this internship provides rigorous work for those that have previously participated in the electoral process, allowing them to get ahead and add to their political background. Requirements include dedication and diligent work ethic, excellent written and verbal communications skills, must be flexible and able to adapt to a fast-paced environment, willing to learn about the election process. All majors are encouraged to apply. We are seeking someone to work around 10 hrs/week. To apply, please email resume and cover letter to Esete Assefa at

  • LaFamos Public Relations and Branding – Publicity Internship

This hands-on internship involves directly assisting the project manager with publicity campaigns, focusing on online press, lifestyle outlets and social media. You’ll have the power to implement your own ideas into PR campaigns and work closely with artists, as you help them expand their fan base and create buzz. You’ll also get a real-life look at how marketing and PR play an integral role at every stage of an artist’s career – from a brand new band to award-winning performers, across multiple genres (indie, rock, pop, singer/songwriter). We look for the following: Good computer skills, good phone skills, efficient research skills, fast learner, ability to work in a team, ultra creative mind and ability to think outside the box.  Must be able to effectively organize information and work quickly. An awareness and appreciation of a wide range of music (especially beyond the mainstream Top40 and MTV) is appreciated and very helpful. To apply, email cover letters with resumes to

  • Solid  – Design/Animation Production Internship

Solid is seeking design and animation production interns to work in a multi-disciplined design studio in Santa Monica, California. Interns will have a minimum of 2 years of successful completion in an accredited design or art school program. Design and 2D animation candidates will be proficient in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and After Effects. 3D candidates must have strong working knowledge of either Maya or Cinema 4D applications. A successful intern candidate will possess a strong design aesthetic, have great research skills and have the ability to take creative direction. Interns will work in a fast paced design studio and assist on an array of tasks ranging from design development to research to full design/animation production. Please inquire at, and submit a resume and cover letter along with portfolio. Any intern could parlay his or her internship into a full time position if their qualifications and ability meet our particular needs at the time. Internship will be 20 hrs/week, two days a week between May-June 2011.

  • AARP California – 2011 Summer Intern

AARP California interns are unpaid but do qualify for a stipend and will work closely with the AARP staff and volunteers to assist in the planning, coordination and implementation of various initiatives, campaigns and other focus areas in California. These activities will also provide education, outreach, service and advocacy for our members and various communities across the state and country. Upper division undergraduates (Juniors and Seniors) in Gerontology, Public Policy, Public Health, Social Work or related areas of study, or students currently working on a master’s degree in the same fields. Interns must be able to work well with diverse populations, work well with older adults, plan and implement programs or projects, and collaborate with other organizations around AARP priority issues. Good organizational and communication skills a must. Interns must also be proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint programs) and online search tools. 35 hrs/week between May 30 – Sept 2, 2011. Internship interviews will take place Late April-Early May 2011. For more information or to apply, please contact Antoine Cook at, 626-585-2608 or Sara Aranda at, 916-556-3003


  • Harvard Business School– 2011 Summer Venture in Management Program (SVMP)

Considering your next step after college? Ever thought about pursuing an MBA? The Harvard Business School Summer Venture in Management Program (SVMP), a one-week management training program for rising college seniors, is designed to increase diversity and opportunity in business education. Spend a week living on campus. Attend classes taught by HBS professors. Analyze business case studies and debate management issues with peers and faculty. A long-standing HBS tradition, SVMP exposes high-potential college students to the HBS MBA experience for one week during the summer between junior and senior year. SVMP participants engage in HBS case method instruction, which helps them to develop a broad understanding of today’s business environment and encourages them to consider business school as an option after college graduation. This unique educational experience — in combination with a summer internship at a sponsoring company or organization — provides valuable insights into the challenges business leaders face, the range of opportunities that exist in management, and the impact you can have on your community and the world through successful leadership. Wondering whether business school is a good fit for you? We encourage you to apply for SVMP and explore what an MBA program has to offer. You might just discover a new direction for your future. Participants are selected based on academic achievement, demonstrated leadership, and personal characteristics. Because SVMP is designed to help promote educational diversity and opportunity in business, we also take into consideration whether the applicant is: the first family member to attend college; a member of a group that is currently underrepresented; in business schools and corporate America (e.g., African-American, Latino, Native American, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender); from a family with little or no business education or experience; and/or a student at a school from which graduates are underrepresented in business (e.g., a community college’s four-year degree program or a predominately minority college). Visit for additional program information as well as application details and deadlines. If you have any questions regarding the Summer Venture in Management Program, please contact


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