Volunteer

Internships

We are now accepting applications for summer internships.

We are hiring interns for our centers in Mar Vista and Echo Park and at Manual Arts High School!


15933923055_a1285f1290_o826LA is looking for interns who are passionate about education and about our mission. Working in a high-energy work environment, interns learn about using creativity to engage youth from underserved communities, volunteer management, communications, and the ins and outs of an established educational non-profit. The 826LA internship is designed to expose interns to the wide range of work at a non-profit while allowing for a degree of specialization. Interns support the day-to-day administrative functions of our organization as well as medium- and long-term capacity-building projects. We are looking for enthusiastic, professional, and dedicated individuals who are self-motivated team players with a strong sense of social justice.


 Overview

826LA interns commit to 15 or more hours a week of unpaid experience for 3 months (this may be shorter for summer internships); interns may have the option of extending this term following a review. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 10am to 6pm, but some programs and events begin before 10am or take place evenings and weekends. Interns typically work during office hours, but schedules may vary to accommodate the availability and focus of interns and needs of the programs. 826LA internships are flexible positions—one’s day-to-day duties will range in complexity and depth and will be dictated by the organization’s needs. However, we encourage potential interns to review their area(s) of interest and consider the following intern tracks when applying. Over the course of the interview and orientation process, 826LA will work with interns to develop a specialized program of work for their term.

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GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Commitment to a set schedule of a minimum of 15 hours a week for 3 months (availability 3 days per week preferred)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail and high level of organization
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs and Google Apps (Drive, Calendar, Gmail, etc.)
  • Desire to work in an organization with a strong spirit of social justice
  • Completion of a criminal background check, administered by 826LA
  • Experience with children in professional setting a plus
  • Design software skills, especially Adobe Creative Suite, a plus
  • Access to car a plus
  • Spanish language proficiency a plus

PERKS

  • 15% off at the Time Travel Mart
  • Access to a national coalition of education non-profits at an established community organization
  • A close-up view of the complex functions of a dynamic education non-profit
  • The opportunity to gain valuable experience in classrooms and unique tutoring settings

Areas of Focus For Mar Vista and Echo Park

Click on a track to learn more.

To Apply

The requirements for the internship application are:

  • A cover letter explaining what strengths you will bring to the position
  • What you hope to gain from the experience
  • Your preference, if any, for a specific intern track
  • Your preference for site location (Mar Vista or Echo Park)
  • Your availability (specify which date you are able to start)
  • A resume that reflects relevant experience and skills
  • A list of professional references (no more than three) with email addresses and telephone numbers
  • For the Outreach and Development track: A writing sample no longer than 500 words.
  • Optional: letter of recommendation.

To Apply for design internship

The requirements for the design internship application are:

  • A cover letter explaining what strengths you will bring to the position
  • What you hope to gain from the experience
  • Your availability (specify which date you are able to start)
  • A resume that reflects relevant experience and skills
  • A list of professional references (no more than three) with email addresses and telephone numbers
  • A PDF portfolio or link to portfolio website
  • Optional: letter of recommendation.

You may use the following form to submit your application:

  • Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx.
  • Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx.
  • Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx.
  • Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx.

If you have any questions about internships or the application process, please contact Lauren Humphrey in Mar Vista at lauren@826la.org or Mariesa Arrañaga Kubasek in Echo Park at mariesakubasek@826la.org.