So You Want An Internship?

  • Location: LVL 17 (the basement auditorium in Leavey Library)
  • Time: 6:00 pm
  • Speakers: Octavio Avila, Alexis Dale-Huang, Matt Woo, Larkin Wynn, and James Luttrull

On Wednesday, September 23rd, Dean Lamy’s Students Achieving Success workshop series will prepare you for just that! Octavio Avila, Dornsife’s Student Services Manager, and a panel of current students will candidly discuss how to get the best possible summer or semester-long internship while still in school. Our student guest speakers have worked both in Los Angeles and in Washington, D.C., and for both public and private-sector organizations, so there will be a variety of perspectives and experiences available for anyone interested in obtaining an internship.

2016 is an election year in D.C. – and we want YOU!

Ever thought about spending a semester in the nation’s capital? Want to experience firsthand the incredible energy of campaign season, all while taking classes from experts in the international and domestic policy fields? The Dornsife Washington, D.C. Program is the place for you!

This spring, students of all majors can gain 16 units of credit by taking 3 courses and working at an internship, all while staying at our luxury apartment building in the heart of the city. Courses are drawn from IR and POSC, but anyone with an interest in D.C. is welcome! We will help you find an internship that fits within your interests and career plan, and all of the courses we offer are taught by USC faculty who are experts in the field – no need to worry about the credits transferring over, as the courses come straight from the USC catalogue. We also offer a robust series of extracurricular activities, from intimate dinners with successful USC alumni to government agency visits, cruises along the Potomac River, and trips to historical sites outside of the city.

Our next information session will be on Wednesday, September 16th, at 12:30pm in VKC 300. Come hear from our program director, Dr. Jeffrey Fields, and from students who participated in the program last spring!

Please see our website ( for FAQs and further information on the application process, or send an email to We look forward to hearing from you!

Students Achieving Success Workshop Series

Starting this Wednesday, September 2nd, Vice Dean Steven Lamy will be hosting a weekly series of workshops which will bring various alumni and professionals back to campus to speak to students about the many opportunities available to them after graduation, including internships, fellowships, grad and law school, and careers in both the public and private sectors.  These meetings will be informal and filled with candid advice, stories, and Q&A sessions with the speakers. Students of all ages and majors are welcome to attend! Each meeting will be held from 6-8pm in LVL 17 (in the basement of Leavey Library) – please see the attached schedule for details on September’s workshops. We hope to see you there!

Teach preschool children with Jumpstart — Earn Work-Study and a $1,200 scholarship! Apply TODAY!

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Jumpstart Corps members serve preschool children in low-income neighborhoods – those who need a “jumpstart” the most – teaching them the vital language and literacy skills they need to succeed in kindergarten and beyond. We invite you to join our 2015-16 corps, and make a difference in your community by serving its youngest leaders and learners!

Info Sessions in TCC 410:

-Thurs., 8/27 from 6-7pm

-Wed., 9/2 from 5-6pm

-Fri., 9/4 from 12-1pm

Space is limited, so don’t wait for the info sessions to apply! Apply TODAY at! Please email us with any questions or visit our [] facebook page for more information!

Cancer Research Internship at the Keck School of Medicine of USC

Cancer Research Internship
Keck School of Medicine of USC
GWAS of Colorectal Cancer in Hispanics

The GWAS of Colorectal Cancer in Hispanics is a NIH-funded, population-based, case-control genome-wide association study (GWAS) that will investigate the genetic risk factors for colorectal cancer in Hispanics. We plan to recruit 2,500 Hispanic men and women diagnosed with colorectal cancer using population-based cancer registries in California. We are seeking students as interns to assist in patient recruitment and interviews. We are looking for motivated students interested in becoming involved and making an impact in our cancer research study to begin this semester. Potential applicants will play an important role by directly interacting with colorectal cancer patient participants and contributing to the first study of its kind in the Hispanic population.

Duties will involve:

  • Attending and participating in training sessions and meetings
  • Initiating contact with potential study participants
  • Scheduling participants for interviews
  • Conducting thorough and detailed study interviews in English and Spanish (by telephone)
  • Entering data clearly and completely into a tracking database
  • Maintaining study documents
  • Other duties as needed
  • Commitment of at least 10 hrs/week

Current full or part-time USC student; have general computer knowledge; be flexible, organized, reliable and dependable; detail-oriented; excellent personal and telephone communication skills; fluency in Spanish; paid position after training period.

Students should be willing to commit to at least 10 hours per week. The position will be based in the Norris Topping Tower on the Health Sciences Campus. Interns will have flexibility in scheduling and work hours will be available during weekdays and weekends in the morning, afternoon and evening. Special consideration will be given to students during university holidays, breaks and final exam periods.

To be considered for this position, please contact Ugonna Ihenacho at with your cover letter, resume and available days/hours.


USC Pacific Asia Museum: Internships Available
Rolling Acceptance | 10+ weeks | 16 hours per week | Unpaid

Interns work in a specific museum department and attend regular departmental meetings, but interact frequently with other departments. Aside from their specific projects, interns contribute to ongoing events and programs at the museum. They are invited to participate in all-staff meetings and to attend docent lectures, curatorial tours, and other special programs at the museum. Internship positions are open to undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled in a degree program and the recent recipience of a relevant degree. Unpaid interns are accepted through the year on a rolling application schedule. Applications need to be received at least one month before the proposed start date. For questions, please contact Susana Bautista, Director of Public engagement at

Best wishes,

Student Intern Position with Dornsife College Advising

The USC Dornsife Advising Office is seeking student interns to join our team beginning Fall 2015. Interns get the benefit of flexible hours, competitive wages, and a supportive work environment.

Responsibilities include:
– Peer advisement
– Reception and customer service
– General office duties- Assisting professional staff with special projects and workshops

Minimum Qualifications:
– Current enrollment as a USC undergraduate
– Computer literacy skills
– Strong interpersonal skills
– Ability to work independently and in a team environment

Application Deadline: Friday, May 1st
Application available at CAS 120
Please include a resume with your completed application

Dornsife College Advising | CAS 120 | 213.740.2534