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Museum of Social Justice Internship Program

UCLA Department of History

In collaboration with the University of California, Los Angeles, the Museum of Social Justice provides opportunities for students to develop practical skills, gain meaningful experience, and cultivate professional relationships, while providing important contributions to the diverse community that is Los Angeles.  At this time all internships are unpaid.

Students from UCLA interested in interning at the Museum of Social Justice should contact the museum directly.  After an interview, if there is a match they are accepted into the program.  UCLA History students (undergraduate or graduate) interested in receiving course credit for interning at the Museum of Social Justice should apply simultaneously to HistoryCorps–a project of the UCLA Department of History in collaboration with the UCLA Center for Community Learning.  HistoryCorps students must have Junior or Senior standing with a minimum of 3.25 GPA and should commit to work on history-related projects as part of their internship.  For more details, contact Marian Olivas (molivas@ucla.edu) at the Public History Initiative (http://phi.history.ucla.edu).  HistoryCorps interns must commit to a minimum of 80 hours over the course of the internship as well as complete the course readings and paper.

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LOS ANGELES

In association with California State University, Los Angeles, the Museum of Social Justice provides unpaid internship opportunities for students to develop practical skills, gain meaningful experience, and cultivate professional relationships, while enriching the experience of visitors to historic Olvera Street and La Plaza, the birthplace of Los Angeles.

Museum of Social Justice internship opportunities are posted through the University’s Career Services.  Interested students can contact the Museum directly to schedule an interview.  When a student’s interests intersect with the goals of the museum, they are accepted into the program.  Students work under the supervision of Museum staff and members of the board of directors.  The length of the internship is dependent on the availability of the student and the length of the project.  Past interns have served as docents, worked on the Inaugural Exhibit, “Angeles on the Plaza”, the 2012 Annual fundraiser, and various research and fundraising projects.

Interns

Meet our new interns:

Daniel Leal – Junior Lehigh University (Philosophy/International Relations

Deepeaka Dhaliwal – Junior at UCLA studying history

Danielle Wilson – University of Chicago studying history

Katie Bruck – UCLA studying history

 

The Museum of Social Justice is pleased to announce their new educational partnership with the UCLA history department. This January two students, Joel Laoiza and Chae Lee will begin working as interns at the Museum of Social Justice.

Joel Loaiza is graduating with his BA in history from UCLA in the summer of 2014. He is an intern at the Museum of Social Justice because visiting Olvera Street was a regular family outing during his childhood. Growing up in South Los Angeles has opened his eyes in terms of the inequity that continues to exist in underprivileged communities. Through this internship he hopes to learn more about the history of social justice, specifically in Los Angeles, to inform his direction and goals post-graduation.

Keith Rice, Joel Loaiza (UCLA Intern) Leonora Barron and Juan Vela. Welcome UCLA intern Joel (2nd to left) to the Museum of Social Justice

Keith Rice, Joel Loaiza (UCLA Intern) Leonora Barron and Juan Vela. Welcome UCLA intern Joel to the Museum of Social Justice.

 

Chae Lee decided to intern at the Museum of Social Justice because she has always been interested in issues regarding social injustices such as class and gender inequities. She hopes to use her experiences at the Museum to prepare her for a career as an attorney, specializing in helping disregarded individuals and groups fighting injustices. Through this internship she hopes to better understand the needs of the community in the present but also the history of how issues have developed and been resolved in the past. Chae is especially interested in working to provide solutions for social justice issues affecting many of the diverse and often overlooked communities in Los Angeles.

Chae Lee and Leonora Barron. Welcome UCLA intern Chae to the Museum of Social Justice.

Chae Lee and Leonora Barron. Welcome UCLA intern Chae to the Museum of Social Justice.

 

UCLA history major Tyler Speetzen is pubic history intern at the Museum of Social Justice for the 2014 spring quarter. Tyler spends part of his internship serving as a docent for the museum. Pictured are Betty Hubener, Tyler Speetzen, Leonora Barron, and National Center for History in the Schools Program Manager UCLA, Marian Olivas.

Betty, Tyler Speetzen, Leonora, Marian Olivas

Betty, Tyler Speetzen, Leonora, Marian Olivas

 

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