Apr 4, 2024

Los Angeles Conservancy

Los Angeles, CA

The Los Angeles Conservancy’s Education programs teach students and adults to see beyond the traditional concept of “landmarks” to understand neighborhoods and buildings in a context that emphasizes the role of history, culture, and community. The Education Intern assists with the Conservancy’s Student and Family programs and upcoming efforts related to community-focused tours in different neighborhoods across the County. Interns with a strong interest in education, history, cultural and historical preservation, teaching, and community engagement are encouraged to apply.

Intern Duties

  • Assist with the planning, teaching, and staffing of summer Student Programs, including The Heritage Project.
  • Conduct preliminary research, resource gathering, and community networking on behalf of a special fall campaign focused on the role historic preservation plays in relation to affordable housing.
  • Assist with the staffing of Last Remaining Film Series in June. Schedule will be adjusted for weekend hours.
  • With staff, research and develop curriculum suitable for 3- to 12-grade students highlighting historically significant buildings/neighborhoods.
  • Miscellaneous research and administrative work as needed.

Supervision, Nature of Training, & Workspace

The Student and Family Program Manager will provide direct supervision of the intern’s work. The intern, as with all members of the education department, answers to the Director of Education.

The intern will work a Monday through Friday 40-hour week with some weekends and after-hour work required. During the month of June, the intern may work predominantly Tuesday through Saturday/Sunday work week. Flexible hours and the ability to work a hybrid schedule are a must.

Special Note: The intern will work a hybrid schedule with approximately 50% in-office time and 50% remote. A personal computer with a camera and access to the internet are required. A schedule will be determined upon hiring.

The intern will gain experience researching, creating and teaching educational programs for students and adults, supporting educational events that reach audiences through various learning styles, and evaluating program efficiencies. In addition, the Education Intern will participate in many aspects of the Conservancy’s daily operations, including staff, board, and department meetings and planning sessions. The intern will gain experience working with volunteers, be immersed in a collaborative team environment, and learn how the departments in a nonprofit organization work together to carry out a mission.

The Getty Marrow Undergraduate Internship requirements stipulate that:

While these internships are intended for students from backgrounds underrepresented in museums and visual arts professions, Getty encourages eligible candidates from all backgrounds to apply for consideration. Getty is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected trait under the law. Candidates are sought from all areas of undergraduate study at any higher education institution—community college, trade school, and public and private university—and are not required to have demonstrated a previous commitment to the visual arts.

In addition, applicants must: be a member of a group underrepresented in careers related to art conservation, museums, and/or visual arts organizations, which can include groups defined by among other things – socioeconomic status, cultural background, physical or other disability, geographical origin and/or any life experiences that add diverse and underrepresented perspectives.

Be currently enrolled as a full-time undergraduate in either a bachelor’s degree program or an associate degree program. Students must have completed at least one semester or two quarters of college by June. Students who graduated the semester or quarter immediately before the internship begins are also eligible. (Students who are enrolled in a second BA or BS program are not eligible.)

Reside or attend college in LA County and be a United States citizen or permanent resident (non-citizen authorized to live and work in the United States on a permanent basis; also known as a “green card” holder). Students with DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival) status valid through the internship period are also eligible.

Note: Students can participate in the program multiple times but must intern at a different organization each summer.

Salary: The intern will receive a $6,925.00 stipend.

To Apply:

Email the below items to: Sarah Lann, Director of Education: Slann@laconservancy.org

  • Cover letter explaining your interest in education and/or historic preservation, , teaching, public programming, or civic engagement. Include a description of how you meet the requirements for the position (found at https://www.getty.edu/projects/getty-marrow-undergraduate-internships/)
  • Current resume
  • Contact information for two references (teacher, former employer, etc.)

Please title each document with the following format: document name_first_last name. For example, Resume_Charlie_Smith: