Research positions, MCB

The Nuzhdin lab is looking for undergraduates to participate in a long-term Drosophila behavioral genetics and modelling project. Support will be given for obtaining scholarships and stipends, as well as the possibility of research for credit (Bisc 499).

The research involves several components. Fly maintenance and crosses; setting up (video) behavioural experiments; and video scoring. Training will be provided. We request a minimum 10 hours a week. Hours are flexible (mornings, evenings and weekends), as long as you coordinate, and meet your commitments. Nuzhdin lab undergraduates have been highly successful applying to scholarships and awards, and spoken at conferences and other high-profile events.

You will be welcome at  lab meetings, be exposed to a variety of molecular, whole organismal and computational techniques. You will also be encouraged to work on independent, group, or semi-independent projects. Past undergrads have gone on to medical schools, pharmacy school, graduate school and other research positions, with excellent CVs and letters of reference.

Please email Brad Foley,, a resume, and a short (1-2 paragraph) description of your research interests.

Paid USC Dornsife Corporate and Foundation Relations Interns (Summer)

The Advancement Office of the USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences seeks USC student interns to assist the Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) staff in its Downtown Los Angeles office. The Office of CFR is responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of gifts from private foundations and corporations in support of the Dean’s highest priorities. This is a wonderful opportunity to gain experience in a robust development office of a major research university.  Our interns will enjoy a professional working space in a fast-paced office in the heart of the Downtown financial district!

The interns will play an integral role in CFR— including foundation and corporate prospect research, clipping reports on corporate industry trends, heavy prospecting research on foundations, grants management and stewardship. This position supports a ten-person team, and responsibilities include everyday tasks such as filing, organization, data entry, errands, scheduling, some phones, but will also include a fair amount of research and writing.

Interns are paid hourly. Work hours are flexible, but student must be available at least 10 hours a week for Summer 2014. Internship can be taken for course credit if desired. Position starts May 2014.


Strong organizational skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills, ability to work independently, takes direction well, keen attention to detail, and proficiency using internet tools for research are a must. Previous work experience in an office setting or performing administrative duties are a plus. Graduate students and upperclassmen preferred.

Application Instructions

Please submit resumes and cover letters to Travis Newhouse at with “CFR Intern Application” in the subject line. For more information about the CFR Office, please visit our website:

  1. Type of Opportunity
    • Job or Internship Opportunity
  2. Relevant Dornsife Majors: All

Summer Provost Research Associateship for undergrads



Work on a project that analyzes local politics and civic participation around the world. As a Provost’s Undergraduate Research Associate, you will construct databases, analyze data, and help collect qualitative information through the internet. Projects will focus on local political and civic mobilization and urban policymaking in a range of countries in Latin America, Africa and Asia.

Positions available for USC undergraduates only. Options: negotiable hours (part-time or full-time) over the summer, with a possibility of continuation into the school year. Generous compensation. Preferred credentials: basic knowledge of statistics and familiarity with statistical or spreadsheet programs (especially Excel and Stata, R or SPSS); working experience with reference management software (Endnote, Reference Manager, etc.); and/or reading knowledge of Spanish or Portuguese. Some knowledge of comparative politics or urban issues a plus but not essential.

Start date and allocation of hours negotiable.

Please send c.v., informal transcript, contact information, brief statement of interest and background and the name of one faculty reference by April 25, 2014 to Professor Jefferey Sellers at

Work in Education—Apply to Jumpstart USC today!

Jumpstart is a national non-profit organization committed to closing the achievement gap by providing high quality language and literacy education to preschool students in low-income communities.

USC students are trained as teachers and reading partners, and spend 8-12 hours a week in team settings to implement a rich curriculum and engage local families and community leaders to invest in early childhood education.

They earn work-study as well as a $1,175 Americorps education grant for their service! Priority deadline for the 2014-2015 school year is Friday, April 25th.

Visit /apply to begin your application, or email with any further questions.


List of available internships in LA.

Please visit this page for a list of internships:

Resume Writing Workshop: Selling your Sociology Skills

Going on the job market soon? Want to know how to sell your sociology degree to employers and land a great job?

Join Professor Karen Sternheimer and learn how to effectively communicate how the tools you have learned in your sociology courses translate to job skills. If you have a resume, bring it and we’ll work on it together!

When: Thursday April 10, 3:30-5:00

Where: HSH 201


Refreshments Served!


Due April 15: USC Pacific Asia Museum Summer Internship Opportunity

USC Pacific Asia Museum is offering an unpaid summer internship in the museum’s Education Department.  The ten week internship will take place between May 15 and August 31, 2014.  Graduate and undergraduate students are encouraged to apply.  

Internship Goals

The Education Intern will be included in all aspects of the museum’s Education Department work, including the development and presentation of public programs, management of school/group tours, Docent and Volunteer program management, gallery interpretation, and community outreach and partnerships.  The Intern will gain experience in day-to-day operations as well as the development of new education initiatives.  The ideal candidate would have a demonstrated interest in museums and/or informal education, a professional attitude, basic computer competency, strong communication skills, ability to work independently, and team spirit.

Please see the attachment for more information.  Questions, cover letters and resume should be submitted to by April 15.


Korean Studies Institute
USC Dana and David Dornsife School of Letters, Arts, and Sciences
213-821-4073 fax

League of Women Voters Los Angeles Internships

League of Women Voters Los Angeles


Our League intern program is comprised of students volunteering in our office with supervision from staff, or through a guided out-of-the-office project(s). Our interns work alongside mentors and have a direct influence on their projects.

Learn more.


Phone: (213)368-1616

STEM Diversity Career Expo: Careers in STEM


Attend EOP’s STEM Diversity Career Expo for members of minority groups, women, people with disabilities (including Veterans and Wounded Warriors) in SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, and MATHEMATICS (STEM). Come meet Fortune 500 companies and government agencies looking to recruit new talent!

Career Expo is FREE, but you must pre-register online in order to attend the event.

  • Business Attire strongly recommended
  • Bring copies of your CV resume

Partial exhibitor list here.

Register here.

Riordan College to Career Program: From our friends at UCLA

The Riordan College to Career Program targets first-generation college students who are interested in preparing for internships and careers in management.  Its core purpose is to educate, prepare, and motivate these individuals to competitively apply for and succeed in internships and careers post-college.  In an intensive one-week study to prepare students for their internship with a final follow-up session, College to Career students participate in various workshops, lectures, and activities to build on career skills training, career and academic exploration, and networking skills.


The Riordan College to Career Program uses an online application process, and application decisions are made on a rolling basis.  All applications must be submitted with required documents by April 18, 2014. 


4th Annual USC Alumni Career Fair


This event is a great opportunity to meet and network with recruiters and hiring managers from leading, high-quality, diverse companies with active job openings. Gain exclusive access to a private recruiting event geared to alumni and soon-to-be alumni!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

11:00 AM – 04:00 PM

Trousdale Parkway

RSVP here.

Academic & International Fellowships Upcoming Info Sessions

Graduate Study in London Information Session Thursday, March 6, 2014 2:30-3:30pm Leavey Library Auditorium

Representatives from Imperial College London, King’s College London and University College London will be at USC to discuss UK graduate study. During the session, you will learn how to obtain your Master’s degree in 1 year or a PhD degree in 3 years while gaining international experience. Representatives will also cover the benefits of studying in London, the application process, and how to find scholarships to support your studies.

Scholarships for Graduate Study in the United Kingdom with Nilay Vora & Reid Lidow Tuesday, March 11, 2014 12-1pm Leavey Library Auditorium

We are fortunate to have guest speakers Nilay Vora USC alum and Marshall Scholar, and Reid Lidow recent Gates Cambridge recipient, to share their insight and personal stories. You can read more about Reid’s story here: Scholarships Covered during session: Gates Cambridge, Marshall, Mitchell, and Rhodes Scholarships, time permitting Fulbright Student Grant.

Fulbright Information Session

Thursday, March 27, 2014


Leavey Library Auditorium

General Fellowships Information Session

Thursday, April 3, 2014


Leavey Library Auditorium

Fulbright Information Session

Tuesday, April 8, 2014


Leavey Library Auditorium

You can find a full list of the fellowships we support on

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