Fall 2014 Securing an Internship Workshops

Are you currently interning or interested in becoming an intern?

Want to network with other USC students and learn the tricks of the trade?

If so, attend one of our Securing An Internship workshops! If you cannot attend a workshop, you can listen to our Securing an Internship podcast. For more information, visit:


Available Fall Workshops
12:00-1:00 pm in STU B3

Tuesday, Aug 26
Thursday, Aug 28
Tuesday, Sept 2
Wednesday, Sept 3
Wednesday, Sept 10
Thursday, Sept 11

Graphic Design Student Associate Position – USC Career Center

Have Work-Study? Work For Us!

Title: Graphic Design Student Associate
Department: USC Career Center
Location: Student Union, Room 110
Employment Type: Part-Time, Work-study
Time Commitment: minimum of 8 hours per week (10 hours/week maximum) between the hours of 8:30am-5:00pm,
Salary: $10/hour

Description: The USC Career Center Marketing and Events department is seeking a talented and organized Graphic Design
Student Assistant to join its team. The Graphic Design Student Assistant will:

  • Create promotional materials for various Career Center events and services
  • Design programs, brochures, certificates, posters, flyers, etc.
  • Design and proof artwork, display materials, and copy layouts
  • Assist with logo modification and design
  • Design merchandise logos/artwork
  • Provide Front-end design of website pages, banners, etc.
  • Help with miscellaneous Career Center needs including:
    • Assisting Career Center customers (students, parents, alumni, and recruiters) with career related and on campus recruitment related questions
    • General office/front desk work, including answering phones, filing, mail sorting, copy, running errands on campus
    • Learn how to use connectSC, our premier jobs and internships portal
  • Assist with other projects as assigned


  • Currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate student at USC with Work-Study award
  • Excellent customer service skills, highly motivated, reliable, and hard working with a great attitude
  • Interest in or experience with graphic design, website design, etc.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Creative self-starter who also takes direction well
  • Experience with the Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge of HTML/CSS a plus but not required
  • Basic animation and video compositing experience a plus but not required

Apply: Email application packet consisting of your resume, 3 samples of your design work, 2014-2015 work-study allotment, and days and hours available to work (must be available to work between 8-10 hours/week) to Erin Jebavy at erinwill@usc.edu. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Application Deadline: August 25, 2014

For more information on the Career Center: http://careers.usc.edu%5D

Open Student Intern Position (PAID) – Office of Advancement, Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

Open Student Intern Position (PAID) – Office of Advancement, Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

Join the Major Gifts Team of the USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. You will be supporting the team by creating academic and community research profiles crucial to developing new funding opportunities for programs, aid packages, and facilities that benefit students, faculty, alumni, and friends of Dornsife. You will work within one of the focus areas: Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Science, or Community (groups with constituencies beyond Dornsife). You will also have the opportunity to experience advancement activities at a major private research university. In addition to working with our major gifts team, you will be working with other student interns on a variety of projects. Our office is located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, just across the street from the L.A. Public Library, and is easily accessible by the DASH transit system.

Major academic institutions and nonprofits worldwide use development research to fuel their fundraising. The research and fundraising experience gained with Dornsife can lead to jobs in the nonprofit and educational spheres. And those skills can also be applied to jobs in today’s information-driven business market.

Interns are paid hourly. Work hours are flexible, but students should be available for approximately ten (10) hours per week for spring 2014; and at least twenty (20) hours per week in summer 2014.

Research experience using databases (financial, biographical, and philanthropic) in addition to special proficiency in internal Internet tools; detail-oriented with impeccable organizational skills; excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to take initiative and work independently; and takes direction well. Previous work experience in an office setting or having performing administrative duties are a plus. Graduate students preferred, however, all applicants are considered. Bi-lingual a plus.

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, bradfole@usc.edu, 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 tnewhous@dornsife.usc.edu with “CFR Intern Application” in the subject line. For more information about the CFR Office, please visit our website: http://dornsife.usc.edu/corporate-and-foundation-relations.

  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 sellers@usc.edu.

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 jstart.org /apply to begin your application, or email jstart@usc.edu with any further questions.


List of available internships in LA.

Please visit this page for a list of internships: http://www.lacountyarts.org/2014Internships.html

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

RSVP: https://usccollege.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_24SuunMKnE7kcuN

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 info@pam.usc.edu 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.

E-mail: internships@lwvlosangeles.org.

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.