Traditional Field Study Catalog - Child & Family Services

Last updated 2/9/2024

About Behavior Consulting (Site #25) 

Accepting students for the 23-24 AY:  Fall: FULL    Winter: FULL    Spring: FULL      Summer 2023: No
Placement type: In-person 
Placements available: 1           Length of Commitment: 3 quarters
Physical Address (if applicable): 201 S Anita Dr, Suite 203 Orange Ca 92868
Hours of Operation: 2:30-8:00                       
Site Website: https://abcaba.org
Main Contact: Kimberly Garcia                  Title:  Associate Clinical Director 
Email Address: kgarcia@abcaba.org         Phone: (657) 252-0894

About the Organization:
Behavior Interventionists are responsible for assisting behavior analysts and case managers to implement treatment plans which consist of behavior reduction and skill acquisition programs. The candidate will work with the individuals implementing the treatment established by the clinical team within their home in collaboration with the BCBA and the case manager. General Accountabilities Model and prompt activities to train self-care practices. Converses with the individuals to promote social skills and social interaction. Accompanies families in community outings. Observes and documents behaviors in order to facilitate assessment and development of treatment goals. Maintain strict confidentiality. Be comfortable working in homes (studio apt., housing projects, etc.) of families with limited resources. Attend training to acquire further knowledge. Provide services based in the science of Applied Behavior Analysis, including behavior management, discrete trial training, social skills training, and caregiver education to clients with developmental disabilities and their families.

Placement Job Description:  Behavior Interventionist are responsible for assisting behavior analysts and case managers to implement treatment plans which consist of behavior reduction and skill acquisition programs. The candidate will work with the individuals implementing the treatment established by the clinical team within their home in collaboration with the BCBA and the case manager.

  • General Accountabilities Model and prompt activities to train self-care practices.
  • Converses with the individuals to promote social skills and social interaction.
  • Accompanies families in community outings.
  • Observes and documents behaviors in order to facilitate assessment and development of treatment goals.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality.
  • Be comfortable working in homes (studio apt., housing projects, etc.) of families with limited resources.
  • Attend training to acquire further knowledge.
  • Provide services based in the science of Applied Behavior Analysis, including behavior management, discrete trial training, social skills training, and caregiver education to clients with developmental disabilities and their families.

Requirements (subject to change): 

Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or associate degree (in progress) in a behavioral health or related field
  • Driver's License Applied Behavior Analysis (training available)
  • Data Collection (training available)
  • Pass FBI/DOJ clearance through Live Scan (paid for by us)
  • Must be available to work between the hours 2:30pm-8pm AND be available for a minimum of 10 hours per week

Skills:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Working with children and teenagers
  • Social perceptiveness
  • Service orientation
  • Self-Monitoring
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Active listening
  • Bilingual preferred (Spanish)

Physical Demands:

  • Able to work prolonged periods of time in an environment with fluctuating temperature ranges
  • Able to stand prolonged periods of time
  • Able to frequently lift up to 25 pounds with or without assistance
  • Location Services are provided at the home of the patient. Multiple cases will consist from driving to one home to another (drive time and mileage are reimbursed). Trainings and meetings will be at the office in Orange or virtually.

COVID-19 Protocols: Mask required; Vaccine required
How to Applycareers@abcaba.org


Access California Services (Site #1) 

Accepting students for the 23-24 AY:  Fall: Yes    Winter: Yes     Spring: Yes      Summer 2023: Yes (SSI & SSII)
Placement type: In-person 
Placements available: 3            Length of Commitment: 1 quarter
Physical Address (if applicable): 631 S Brookhurst St Suite 107 Anaheim CA 92804
Hours of Operation: M-F 8-5                              
Site Website: www.accesscal.org
Main Contact: Mrs. Suzanne Baker                  Title: Director of Operations
Email Address: suzanne@accesscal.org          Phone: 714-917-0440

About the Organization:
Our Vision: A world in which each individual leads a dignified and enriched life.
Our Mission: Access California Services is a culturally sensitive community-based organization dedicated to empowering all underserved populations, with a focus on Arab- American & Muslim- American communities. We strive to enhance the quality of life and foster self-determination through direct health & human services.

Placement Job Description: Case Management/ Educational workshops/ Helping organize various events

Requirements (subject to change): Interview
COVID-19 Protocols: Mask required
How to Apply: suzanne@accesscal.org


Acclaim Austim  (Site #37) 

Accepting students for the 23-24 AY: Fall: Yes    Winter: Yes     Spring: Yes   Summer 2024: Yes 
Placement type: In-person 
Placements available:2          Length of Commitment: 2 quarters 
Physical Address (if applicable):   Various - we provide services in naturalistic environment for children with ASD
Hours of Operation:    M-F 8am-8pm, weekends flexible                               
Site Websitehttps://acclaimautism.com/
Main Contact:   Cynthia Lin                       Title: Managing Director
Email AddressCLin@AcclaimAutism.com       Phone: 949-393-3840

About the Organization:

 Acclaim Autism provides high-quality, scientifically-driven, evidence-based at-home applied behavioral analysis (ABA) therapy services for autism to children impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families. Hyperfocus on a positive outcome for kids is central to everything we do.
   
We only hire the best therapists and provide industry-leading training. With a strong employee focus on training and development, we consistently provide the best therapy.
   
Our area of expertise is kids up to age 21. Family training and support is also offered. Services are provided in patients’ homes, schools, and community settings.
   
   What makes us different?

  •  Our commitment to kids, families & quality care from our therapists:
  •   Lead therapists, Board Certified Behavior Analysts, and Licensed Behavior Specialists form a formidable treatment team
  •   Therapists that implement treatment plans are all independently certified as Registered Behavior Technicians
  •   Quality ABA from industry-leading therapist training and support
  •   Individualized treatment, customized with the exact needs of your child
  •   Customer service that’s honest, responsive, and accessible

   
 Social Responsibility
   
 Providing Autism Spectrum-related services is strongly needed in the community, but we don’t stop there.
   
 Acclaim Autism, formerly known as Aspire Autism, supports efforts to drive awareness and improvements, such as supporting community organizations that benefit the lives of children with autism. We do our best to minimize environmental impact by adopting a paperless policy. Paper forms and documents are still available when requested under certain circumstances. We do our best to support our patients and communities.
   
 Our Story
   
 We’ve experienced the challenges Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) brings to families, and the joy of positive outcomes brought about through ABA therapy. The overwhelming experience of bringing meaningful improvement and the positive impact of successfully connecting with our clients is what gets us up every morning.

Placement Job Description

  Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) / Behavior Technician
   
   Love working with kids?
   Want to be part of a diverse team with a meaningful purpose?
   Interested in paid (free) training, certification, mentorship & development?
   
   Apply for a Behavior Technician role with Acclaim Autism. Technicians work directly with
   children and adolescents diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in patients' homes
   and community settings. You don’t need to be certified today - we’ll train you to become a
   Registered Behavior Technician (RBT®). This is a part-time W2 role with strong compensation
   and the potential to transition to full-time employment.
   
   About Acclaim Autism
   
   Acclaim Autism holds an "A+ rating" with the Better Business Bureau, and is certified as a
   Great Place To Work! https://www.greatplacetowork.com/certified-company/7045978
   Acclaim Autism strives to provide high-quality, scientifically-driven Applied Behavior Analysis
   (ABA) Therapy services to families and children impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
   
   Specializing in comprehensive home-based ABA Therapy programs, we strive to be the
   provider of choice in Orange County.
   
   What Makes Acclaim Autism Different?
   
   ● Locally owned company with a clinical co-founder (no outside investors)
   ● Tuition reimbursement / annual CEU stipend for training, conferences, or other courses
   ● Expand your clinical knowledge by receiving training on additional criterion
   ● Great technology with a high-end device and an electronic health record (EHR) system - no
   paper and no manual graphing!
   ● Strong culture of training and feedback
   ● Among other factors, clients are matched based on proximity to where they live to minimize
   drive time
   
   Benefits
   
   You are the most valuable resource within our organization. You make the biggest impact for
   the families we service. We invest in you, your development, and give you opportunities to
   move in the business.
   
   Benefits include:
   
   ● Weekly pay
   ● Monthly bonus potential
   ● Paid time off
   ● 401k retirement with 3% company match
   ● Health, vision & dental for anyone working 25+ hours
   ● Employee assistance plan (EAP)
   ● Annual CEU / conference / tuition stipend
   ● Paid (free) training, support, development & mentorship
   ● A supportive, friendly environment with great colleagues
   ● Opportunity to grow and transition to different roles
   ● Employee discounts on events, movie tickets, hotels, and much more
   
   Role Description
   
   Behavior Technicians will be guided to become Registered Behavioral Technicians (RBT®). You work with children and adolescents up to age 21 to provide one-on-one ABA therapy in
   children’s homes, schools, daycares or other locations selected by parents. RBTs work with a
   Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA®) to follow treatment plans for their client in
   accordance with the family's goals and wishes.
   
   This is a part-time W-2 position with a competitive wage, and the support of a great team.
   We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate against applications, including
   discrimination on the basis of race, color, religious creed, disability, ancestry, national origin,
   age, sex or other.
   
   RBT / Behavior Technician duties include:
   
   ● Execute treatment plans provided by BCBAs
   ● Follow programs and teaching plans
   ● Document therapy sessions in the system
   ● Assist with providing parent training
   ● Travel to clients 

Requirements (subject to change):

 ● Bachelor's Degree, Associate's Degree, or enrolled in a program
   ● One year experience working with children
   ● Reliable, punctual and organized
   ● Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
   ● Strong work ethic
   ● No sanctions of disciplinary actions taken against one’s license/certification, if any
   ● No Medicaid/Medicare sanctions or be excluded from Federally funded programs
   ● Fully vaccinated against COVID-19, will be vaccinated by January 4, 2022, or provide a
   documented religious or medical exemption
   
   This is a part-time W-2 position with a deliverable-based compensation.
   
   We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate against applications, including
   discrimination on the basis of race, color, religious creed, disability, ancestry, national origin,
   age, sex or other.

As we work directly with children with autism, candidates are required to complete State requirements in order to do so, including but not limited to Live Scans, background checks, etc.
COVID-19 Protocols:We follow current local, state and federal regulations.
How to Apply: Please send your most updated resume to CLin@AcclaimAutism.com or submit an application online at https://acclaimautism.com/autism-career-work-with-us/


Adelante Behavioral Health (Site #612.1) 

Accepting students for the 23-24 AY: Fall:YES     Winter: TBA   Spring: TBA    Summer 2023: No
Placement type:   Hybrid (In-person and Remote) 
Placements available: 2            Length of Commitment: 1 quarter
Physical Address (if applicable):  Multiple Locations
Hours of Operation:    Mon-Fri 8:30am-7:30pm; Sat. & Sun. 8:30am-3:00pm                              
Site Website:   https://www.AdelanteBH.com
Main Contact: Ms. Cindy Avalos                    Title: Clinical Director
Email Address: info@adelantebh.com            Phone:  7148821409

 

About the Organization:

Adelante Behavioral Health is committed to maximizing the learning potential of the individuals we serve using behavior analytic principles. Our team of professionals is passionate about providing individualized care and improving the quality of life of our patients and their families.
   
We provide behavioral health treatment to children with developmental disabilities in their home. Treatment is based on the principles of behavior analysis. Direct Therapy sessions are scheduled for 2-3 hours per day. Parent Consultation provides parents with the support and strategies to help them understand their child's behavior and to create new ways to engage with them that are meaningful for all family members. A Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) oversees and is responsible for the implementation of our patient's treatment plan. The Supervisor evaluates progress towards goals through data analysis and direct observations during sessions. The BCBA also provides ongoing training.

Placement Job Description:

Interns are responsible for shadowing and assisting behavior therapists and program supervisors to support in the implementation of treatment plans. Treatment plans are individualized to meet the client’s needs and consist of reducing challenging behaviors and teaching developmentally appropriate skills. Interns will learn about the principles of applied behavior analysis, professionalism, ethical practices, and serving our community in a compassionate way. Interns will work in collaboration with the team to enhance service provision.
   
Job duties include:

  •    Maintain strict client confidentiality
  •    Learn about the principles and procedures of applied behavior analysis (ABA)
  •    Learn about autism and how to treat the behaviors associated with the diagnosis
  •    Learn about client goals across skill areas, including: communication, social skills, play, self-care skills, and community safety skills
  •    Communicate effectively and in a timely manner with your Supervisor to address questions and concerns
  •    Communicate and engage with all team members in a kind, supportive and professional manner
  •    Shadow behavior therapists, parent training consultants, and supervisors (telehealth and/or in person)
  •    Participate in sessions with clients to establish rapport and to create learning opportunities
  •    Observe and document behaviors and skill data to evaluate client progress
  •    Attend clinical meetings and trainings (e.g., discuss client progress, program updates, case study)
  •    Meet individually with supervisors
  •    Research assigned topics & present findings to peers and supervisors
  •    Assist with program development (e.g., create and manage materials)

Requirements (subject to change): Candidates are invited to submit a letter of intent and attend a personal interview. Those selected will attend a 2-hour Orientation to learn about company policies and Intern duties.

  •  Undergrad units in psychology, child development, or a related field
  •  US work authorization
  •  Reliable transportation to and from work
  •  Automobile insurance
  •  Schedule flexibility at the times most needed by our patient's families
  •  Pass a DOJ background check/live-scan
  •  TB Test

Skills:

  •  Strong verbal and written communication
  •  Experience and/or interest in working with children
  •  Cultural sensitivity
  •  Social awareness
  •  Initiative

COVID-19 Protocols: Mask required, vaccine required 
How to Apply: Please email your Letter of Intent and resume to info@adelantebh.com with the subject: UCI Field Study.


Anaheim Family YMCA (Site #2)

Accepting students for the 23-24 AY: Fall: Yes    Winter: Yes     Spring: Yes     Summer 2023: Yes (SSI & SII)
Placement type: Hybrid (In-person and Remote) 
Placements available: 6+            Length of Commitment: 1 quarter
Physical Address (if applicable): 240 S. Euclid St., Anaheim, CA 92802
Hours of Operation: M-F 10-5                               
Site Website: https://www.anaheimymca.org/
Main Contact: Ms. Jasmin Ayon                                Title: Volunteer Coordinator
Email Address: jayon@anaheimymca.org                Phone: 714-635-9622

About the Organization:
You can help at the Y in a variety of roles supporting youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility in our community. No matter how to devote your time, you will be working with other volunteers and Y professionals to make a difference in the lives of children and families.

Placement Job Description: Several Field Study Placements available:

  • Swim Volunteer: Help support our swim instructor and assist basic swim lessons through fun games and activities. Locations are Pearson Park, Anaheim High School, and Canyon High School. 
  • Community Complex Volunteer: Help support our instructors, sanitize common areas, and conduct proper safety protocols at the facility. 
  • Virtual Lesson Plans: These lessons plans should be skill-built activities. The lessons should be meeting one or more of these areas of focus: life skills (budgeting, etiquette, chess, etc.) or nutrition (health, wellness, etc.). Once the lesson plan has been created, it must be submitted to the volunteer coordinator for approval.
  • Assistant Basketball Coach: Roles include referee, scorekeeper, sanitize common areas, and conduct proper safety protocols. Locations are West Anaheim Youth Center, Downtown Anaheim Youth Center, Downtown Anaheim Community Center, and Twila Reid Park. 

Requirements (subject to change): Background check, child abuse training
COVID-19 Protocols: Mask required
How to Apply: https://anaheimymca.volunteermatters.org/register


Beyond Blindness  (Site #38) 

Accepting students for the 23-24 AY: Fall:  YES   Winter:   YES   Spring: FULL   Summer 2024: YES (SSI & SSII)
Placement type:  In-person
Placements available: 3         Length of Commitment: 1  quarter 
Physical Address (if applicable):  18542-B Vanderlip Ave Santa Ana, CA 92705
Hours of Operation:  M-F 9-5 (some evenings and weekends available)                            
Site Websitehttps://www.beyondblindness.org/
Main Contact:  Ms. Ashley Yee                                       Title:   Director of Family Support
Email Addressashley.yee@beyondblindness.org        Phone: 949-431-2952

About the Organization:

Mission Statement:

Beyond Blindness empowers children with visual Impairments and other disabilities to achieve their fullest potential

Summary of Programs and Services:
At Beyond Blindness we offer a variety of services that are available to the individual (birth to 22) as well as the supporting family. We offer services and programs under our three areas of care: Early Intervention, Education & Enrichment and Family Support.

Under early intervention we offer comprehensive early intervention, therapy services such as speech, occupational and physical therapy, low vision clinic and an infant, toddler, and preschool classroom program.

In our education and enrichment programs we offer orientation and mobility training, assistive technology training, instruction with a TVI (teacher of the visually impaired), inclusive summer camps and peer social groups.
 

 Lastly, in our family support section, we offer counseling with a LMFT, care management, a resource center, family and community based events and community building and awareness efforts.

Placement Job Description

 

We have 2 separate placements:
   
   1) Classroom/Direct Service Intern
   Responsibilities:

  •    Classroom Support
  •    As needed, support classroom teachers and assistant teachers by:
  •    Assisting at snack/mealtimes
  •    Helping with nap time procedures
  •    Aiding cleanup efforts following mealtimes and activities
  •    Interacting and building rapport with children in classroom setting

   
   2) Family Support Intern
   
   Responsibilities:

  •     Classroom Support as needed
  •     Shadowing Therapy Service
  •     Learning Link
  •     Assisting with setting up and cleaning Learning Link equipment and supplies
  •     Welcoming families
  •     Support with activities and circle time
  •     Curriculum Development and Group Facilitation

   

  •     Social Emotional Group
    •  Learn about social emotional development milestones that are appropriate for 18m to 3yo and 3 to 5yo
    • Help build monthly curriculum for social emotional groups based on developmental milestones and collaboration with classroom manager
    •  Curriculum will include songs, books, and activities
    •  Curriculum will be adapted to support our children with visual impairments or delays
    •  Opportunity to lead and facilitate group with support of family support team member

   

  •  Social Peer Group
    • Learn about life skill needs for those with visual impairments
    •  Help build monthly curriculum for adolescent, pre-teen and teen social groups- with focus on socially appropriate activities for age groups and life skill need
    •  Opportunity to lead and facilitate group with support of family support team member
    •  Program and Activity Development and Adaptation
    •  Help develop curriculum for family events
    •  Prepare curriculum supplies and examples
    •  Research and test activity adaptations for visual impairments and other disabilities

 

  •     Resource Development
    •   Help to develop community resource database
    •   Reach out to OC organizations that support in areas Beyond Blindness does not work in
    •   Learn about other services and requirements to have services to determine if available to our community
    •   Research programs put on by state and county to better support disabilities

   

  •  Care Management
    •  Help with phone calls to referred clients or aged out clients
    •  Develop intake skills to determine high needs or challenges for family
    •  Coordinate care efforts with other Beyond Blindness team members to provide support
    •  Research outside resources to assist families with needs

   

  •  Vision Clinic
    •  Help with phone calls to referred clients
    •   Make calls to confirm appointments and to collect health history
    •   Assist with adding past appointments and referrals to Vision Clinic database

  

Requirements (subject to change):

Resume- experience or interest with children, non-profit or working in a special needs setting preferred

  •    LiveScan Fingerprint clearance and background check - DOJ/FBI/Child Abuse Index
  •    Health Screening
  •    Proof of immunity to Measles or MMR Vaccination Record
  •    Flu Vaccine within one year (and each year thereafter)- Optional
  •    TDAP Vaccine within last 10 years (and every 10 years thereafter)
  •    Clear TB test or Chest X-ray within last 4 years (and every 4 years thereafter)

COVID-19 Protocols: Mask and Distancing required it positive test of COVID 19
How to Apply:  Students can email the Director of Family Support directly at ashley.yee@beyondblindness.org for initial interest. Students will be asked to participate in a short phone interview before taking a tour of our site and facilities to determine if placement would be a good fit.


Bloom Foundation (Site #21) 

Accepting students for Fall the 23-24 AY: No   Winter: No    Spring: No   Summer 2023: No
Placement type: Hybrid
Placements available: 3            Length of Commitment: 1 quarter
Physical Address (if applicable): 14271 Jeffrey Rd #282 Irvine, CA 92620
Hours of Operation: M-F 2-5                              
Site Website: hellobloom.org
Main Contact: Andi Kay                                 Title: Executive Director
Email Addressandi@hellobloom.org          Phone: 949-899-7877

About the Organization:

Bloom Foundation empowers girls by providing an inclusive community and essential tools to build emotional resilience and bloom with confidence as leaders. Bloom provides social-emotional learning programs to help encourage teen girls to grow through what they go through.

Placement Job Description

We are looking for:

  • Community Manager Interns - Helping with content planning and creation for an online community. Moderating and reading through content. Posting regularly and encouraging members to share. Attending trainings on community management.
  • Outreach Intern - Sending communications out to schools and organizations for potential partnerships. Attending events and meetings in the community to represent Bloom Foundation. Researching opportunities for collaboration.

Requirements (subject to change):

  • College student pursuing their undergraduate or graduate degree.
  • Experience and/or interest in working with middle school students.
  • Interest in mental well-being and female empowerment.
  • Communication skills.
  • Computer/Technology skills.
  • Driver's License.
  • Complete Background Check.

COVID-19 Protocols: Mask required; Physical distancing
How to Apply: Email resume and cover letter to Alex Zeroski at alex@hellobloom.org. Please also include placement period, and mention UCI's School of Social Ecology Field Study Program. 


Boys & Girls Club of Greater Redlands - Riverside (Site #30) 

Accepting students for 24-23 AY: Fall: Yes    Winter: Yes   Spring: Yes   Summer 2023: Yes (SSI & SSII)
Placement type:  In-person
Placements available: 6+            Length of Commitment: 1-3 quarters 
Physical Address (if applicable): 6180 Streeter Ave., Riverside CA 92504     
Hours of Operation: M-F 2PM - 6PM                   
Site Website: Www.BGCIE.org
Main Contact: Montrice Shabete                             Title: Director of Program Services
Email AddressMshabete@bgcie.org                      Phone:   951-333-5393

About the Organization:

Our mission is clear. We go deep to unlock insight and have the courage to act. We bring the right people together to challenge established thinking and drive transformation. We work with our clients to build the capabilities that enable organizations to achieve sustainable advantage. We provide a safe, fun and educational space for students on their school campus after school.

Placement Job Description

The tasks include assisting and facilitating students with homework support, social and emotional learning experiences, physical activity and the arts.This is a PAID position: 

Requirements (subject to change):

SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:

  • High School diploma or GED Bachelors Degree or pass School District NCLB test
  • Experience working with children (volunteer work counts) Knowledge of youth development stages.
  • Ability to motivate youth and manage behavior. Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Ability to plan and implement quality activities for youth.
  • Ability to organize and supervise youth in a safe environment.
  • Candidates must be 18 years or older.
  • Valid State Driver License or California ID card
  • Must clear Background checks, Drug Screen, & Employment Physical
  • CPR & First Aid Certifications - required within 2 mons of hire date (we provide certification courses)

COVID-19 Protocols: Vaccine required
How to Apply: Apply here: https://bgcie.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=23&source=begrea


Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach and Saddleback (Site #39) 

Accepting students for the 23-24 AY: Fall: YES    Winter:  YES    Spring:  YES   Summer 2024: YES 
Placement type: In-person
Placements available:    10+        Length of Commitment:  2 quarters
Physical Address (if applicable): 1085 Laguna Canyon Rd, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Hours of Operation:   M-F 9-6, peak hours 3-6                             
Site Website:  
 https://www.bgclagunabeach.org/
Main Contact:  Mr.  Steve Sliwoski                     Title:  Volunteer Coordinator
Email Address:  steves@bgclaguna.org        Phone: (949)715-7942

About the Organization:

Our Club mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
   
Our programming is aimed at providing experiences and resources to ensure all members are on track to graduate from high school. Our plan for a great future includes developing good character and citizenship, and the skills to live a healthy lifestyle.
   
We offer programs for Preschoolers-High School aged children, across several different locations in South Orange County. Our programs take the form of STEAM projects, community service, and team building games.

Our organization has opportunities at every level: Program services, administrative services, and executive leadership.
 

Placement Job Description: 

Students will assist with youth programming and nonprofit administration.
   

Such tasks include but are not limited to: Data entry and management, monitoring phone lines, updating records, composing emails, assist with onboarding, quality control checks, volunteer recruitment, social media updates, create infographics, assist in curriculum development, provide instructional support, student tutoring, mentor and support youth, research grant opportunities, create summary reports

Requirements (subject to change):

Internship Application, First Advantage background check, Live Scan, 3 safety training modules (30 minutes to complete each module).
COVID-19 Protocols: N/A 
How to Apply:  Students may apply for placement by reaching out to Steve Sliwoski via email, at steves@bgclaguna.org


 Child Abuse Services Team (CAST) (Site #3)

Accepting students for the 23-24 AY: Fall: Yes   Winter: Yes     Spring: FULL   Summer 2024: Yes (SSI & SSII)
Placement type: In-person 
Placements available: 6+            Length of Commitment: 100 Hours
Physical Address (if applicable): 401 The City Drive, Orange, CA
Hours of Operation: M-F 9-5                               
Site Website: https://www.ssa.ocgov.com/cast/
Main Contact: Ms. Joan Kilgore                                Title: Advocate Program Manager
Email Address: joan.kilgore@ssa.ocgov.com            Phone: 714-935-6928

About the Organization:
CAST is a multi-disciplinary public/private collaboration created to reduce the trauma of the investigation of sexually abused children. Children are brought to CAST by detectives from all police districts in Orange County for a forensic interview, medical exam and therapy. Interns spend time one-on-one with child clients as members of the CAST team. The team consists of social workers, therapists, one deputy district attorney, doctors and a nurse practitioner and Child Advocates.

Placement Job Description: The main responsibility of an intern or volunteer Child Advocate is to help the child assigned to him or her feel comfortable in a stressful situation. Advocates spend time with the children watching movies, playing x-box, doing crafts, playing board games, Legos and/or Barbies.
Advocates are privileged to spend time with staff members, attend trainings and case reviews and observe forensic interviews. They are also invited to attend monthly CAST Lunch 'N Learn presentations and Quarterly Law Enforcement meetings. Sometimes, they work with parents or other caregivers of the children.

Requirements (subject to change): Candidates are invited to attend a personal interview. Those selected will attend two days of training, and submit three references along with live scan and TB test results. Other background check information is required also.
COVID-19 Protocols: Mask required, Vaccine required, Physical distancing (Subject to Change)
How to Apply: To apply, students should email one of the four Advocate staff members, as follows:


 Child Development Institute Early Learning Center (Site #4) 


Accepting students for the 23-24 AY: Fall: Yes    Winter: Yes     Spring: Yes    Summer 2023: Yes (SSI & SSII)
Placement type: In-person 
Placements available: 6+            Length of Commitment: 1 quarter
Physical Address (if applicable): 7260 Owensmouth Avenue, Canoga Park CA 91303 or 18050 Vanowen Street, Reseda CA 91335
Hours of Operation: M-Th 9:30-3:30                              
Site Website: https://cdikids.org/
Main Contact: Ms. Jamie Olivas                Title: Supervisor
Email Address: jolivas@cdikids.org           Phone: 818-712-0453

About the Organization:
At Child Development Institute (CDI), our mission is to help all children reach their full potential by supporting the relationships and environments that shape early development. Serving over 7,000 children and their families annually, the ELC offers families a safe, nurturing environment with age-appropriate play and learning activities that parents can take home and replicate, along with free developmental screenings and engaging parenting workshops. A leading expert for over 22 years in early child development, the Child Development Institute (CDI) serves as a community resource to guide, support and empower families as they navigate their child's development.

Placement Job Description:

  • Staff the Welcome Desk
  • Lead Story Time/Music and Movement
  • Create Arts and Crafts Activities
  • Facilitate Play
  • Conduct Developmental Screenings
  • Help with Community Events
  • Sanitize Centers Between Family Visits

Requirements (subject to change): Consistent on-site availability, minimum of 6 hours per week for 3 months, and proof of TB clearance and Covid-19 vaccine.
COVID-19 Protocols: Mask required, Vaccine required, Physical distancing
How to Apply: Email me directly at Jamie Olivas at jolivas@cdikids.org with cover letter and resume


Child Studies Collaborative - UCI (Site #35) 

Accepting students for the 23-24 AY: Fall: Yes - AFS ONLY    Winter: NO     Spring: NO    Summer 2023: NO
Placement type: In-person 
Placements available:1            Length of Commitment: 3 quarters (AFS) 
Physical Address (if applicable): Social Ecology 1 RM 303A
Hours of Operation: Our typical hours of operation are M-F 9-5, however, some work can be conducted during evenings and weekends.     
Site Websitehttps://www.uciscienceoflearning.org/child-studies-collaborative.html
Main Contact: Dr. Lindsey Richland                Title: Professor of Education
Email Address: l.richland@uci.edu                             Phone: (949) 824-7927

About the Organization:

Faculty in the Schools of Education, Social Ecology, and Social Sciences share a database that allows faculty, staff, and students in all three units to coordinate recruitment and data collection with children and families. This is a common practice among top developmental research institutions and has many advantages to both research quality and efficiency. A shared resource increases efficiency and reduces costs to investigators, enabling 1) more high-quality research to be conducted, 2) more student-led projects, and 3) more pilot studies and studies with high-risk/high reward potential. The immediate purpose of the proposed research is to recruit individuals who are interested in participating in developmental research that is being conducted at UCI and to develop a participant database including the names of and contact information for those individuals. Parents who are interested in participating in research with their children provide their contact information and basic demographic information about their children, so that we can contact them when their children meet the enrollment criteria for the various studies being conducted by researchers taking part in this shared database. The specific studies include in their individual IRB that they will be recruiting participants through this database. The use of these recruitment efforts allow us to reach both a greater number of families as well as families of different demographics than we would have been able to contact otherwise and has the potential to benefit the affiliated units in the years to come.
Placement Job Description:

The Child Studies Collaborative (CSC) is a group of UCI researchers (faculty, staff, students) who conduct research with children and families. We are seeking a motivated and dedicated Advanced Field Study student to work on building and maintaining our existing database of families interested in participating in research at UCI. If selected, you will also work with UCI researchers to allocate families to relevant research projects, engage in regular meetings with members of the collaborative, and will present quarterly reports to the CSC members about the status and growth of the CSC participant database and research projects that have resulted from CSC membership. You may also assist with future funding proposals to support the CSC.

 

Requirements (subject to change): We are only accepting advanced Field Study Students. Experience in a research lab conducting research with children is preferred.
COVID-19 Protocols:  Vaccine required
How to Apply:  Students may apply using the procedures for a research assistant in the Child Narratives Lab (https://childnarrativeslab.weebly.com/become-a-research-assistant.html). Please be sure to specify that you are applying for the Advanced Field Study position with the Child Studies Collaborative (CSC).


 CORE Athletic Training (Site #5) 


Accepting students for the 23-24 AY: Fall: Yes    Winter: Yes     Spring: Yes   Summer 2023: No
Placement type: In-person 
Placements available: 4            Length of Commitment: 1 quarter
Physical Address (if applicable): Multiple Locations
Hours of Operation: After-School Programs: 1-6                               
Site Website: https://scoreclubsports.com/
Main Contact: Ms. Jenna Cassidy                                       Title: Head of Marketing and Communications 
Email Address: jenna@coreathletictraining.com               Phone: N/A

About the Organization:
CORE is a youth sports academy devoted to using sports as an engine to positively impact children's lives. Children will fine-tune their sports skills in an inviting & exciting atmosphere while working on sportsmanship, teamwork, and appropriate peer interaction. CORE Programs offer the perfect avenue for children to increase self-confidence, improve social skills, and strengthen essential values.

Placement Job Description:

Interns will assist our coaches in After-School programs.

New coaches are required to assist in day-to-day lesson planning, coordinating logistics, sport tasks, and evaluations for specific lessons, clinics, and camps. Interns will also help carry out programs at various schools in the Newport Beach area under the supervision of a senior coach. 

Requirements (subject to change): Previous coaching/child care experience preferred. TB test and LiveScan are required upon hiring.
COVID-19 Protocols: Follow all CDC Guidelines
How to Apply: https://scoreclubsports.com/core-careers
Please apply under the Athletic Coach description.


FAMILIES FORWARD (SITE #524) 

Accepting students for the 23-24 AY:  Fall: Yes    Winter: Yes     Spring: Yes   Summer 2023: Yes (SSI) TBA (SSII)
Placement Type: In-Person
Placements Available: 2         Length of Commitment: 1 quarter
Physical Address (if applicable): 8 Thomas, Irvine, CA 92618
Hours of Operation: M-Th 9-5, F 9-1                  
Site Website: https://www.families-forward.org/
Main Contact: Briana Iniestra                                                               Title: Volunteer Manager 
Email Addressbiniestra@families-forward.org                                   Phone: 949-379-8373

About the Organization

Mission: Families Forward exists to help families in crisis achieve and maintain self-sufficiency through housing, counseling, education, and other support services. Families Forward offers homeless and at-risk families with an array of services. Families Forward's Housing Program is designed to help families who have recently faced a crisis that left them homeless. by providing housing, counseling, career coaching, life-skills training, and referral services. Families Forward's Food Pantry is available to income qualifying single individuals, couples, and families residing in Orange County. When available, fresh produce, bread and eggs are offered. Essential infant supplies such as baby food and diapers may also be provided when available. Families Forward's Mental Health Counseling Program features solution-based counseling focused on identifying what the participant wants to accomplish. Counseling is short-term, individual, marital, family, and group counseling for personal and interpersonal concerns. Families Forward provides career coaching to our housing clients, assisting them with job searches, preparing for interviews and ultimately improving their earning potential. Additional career resources can be found at the agencies listed below.

Placement Job Description:

Students will have the opportunity to work in most aspects of Families Forward. Responsibilities may include office work at the front desk, assisting with housing intakes and referral services, assisting clients with paperwork, data entry, program and event coordination support, packaging food bags and assisting in our food pantry, work with community volunteers, board members, and committees, and assisting with special projects depending on the time of the year. Increased responsibilities will depend on the interest, skills, and experience of the student.

Requirements (subject to change)

  • Students should have strong interpersonal and communication skills, be nonjudgmental, flexible, and patient.
  • Phone skills, organization skills, and computer skills strongly recommended.
  • Bilingual, especially Spanish-speaking, a plus.

COVID-19 Protocols: Mask required, Vaccine required, Physical Distancing
How to Apply: Submit resume and cover letter to Volunteer Manager, Briana Iniestra, at biniestra@families-forward.org


 Family Assistance Ministries (FAM) (Site #6)

Accepting students for the 23-24 AY: Fall: TBA    Winter: TBA    Spring: TBA     Summer 2023: No
Placement type: In-person 
Placements available: 2            Length of Commitment: 1 quarter
Physical Address (if applicable): 1030 Calle Negocio, San Clemente
Hours of Operation: M-F 9-4:30                                
Site Website: https://www.family-assistance.org
Main Contact: Ms. Claire Franco                             Title: Volunteer Coordinator 
Email Addressclairef@family-assistance.org        Phone: 949-492-8477

About the Organization:
Family Assistance Ministries is a faith-based charitable non-profit organization assisting those in need in Orange County with resources for food, shelter, and personalized supportive counsel and aid, helping clients bridge the gap from dependency to self-sufficiency. Rental and utility assistance to help prevent eviction.

Family House is the only emergency shelter for families experiencing homelessness in South Orange County. Single dads, single moms, dual-parent households, pregnant women and their children have found safe shelter and help to graduate into permanent housing since 2017.

Gilchrist House homeless shelter for single women and mothers with children has sheltered over 900 since opening in 2003 (as of 2020) with the goal of graduating into their own permanent housing. Permanent Housing assistance is provided through both Rapid Rehousing and Permanent Supportive Housing.

Placement Job Description: An intern with Family Assistance Ministries (FAM) would be assisting in every department here. Interns rotate with different departments such as helping at the front desk, assisting in our food pantry/warehouse, our Resale Shop, case management, and a variety of different data entry tasks.

Requirements (subject to change): Background check if working directly with clients
COVID-19 Protocols: Vaccine required
How to Apply: Email (please do not call) Claire Franco at clairef@family-assistance.org


Heart of ABA (Site #26) 

Accepting students for the 23-24 AY: Fall: Yes    Winter: No     Spring: Yes    Summer 2023: No
Placement type: In-person , Remote, Hybrid (In-person and Remote) 
Placements available: 2            Length of Commitment: 1 quarter
Physical Address (if applicable): 17284 Newhope St. # 212, Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Hours of Operation: M-F 8-7, Sat 8-3                               
Site Websitehttps://www.heartsaba.com/
Main Contact: Mrs. Tina Nguyen                         Title: Clinical Director
Email Address: tnguyen@heartsaba.com            Phone: 714-251-0128

About the Organization:

Our Mission Every child and family that is touched by Autism or other neuro-developmental disorders deserve the opportunity to reach their full potential and achieve their long-term goals. HEARTS of ABA is committed to providing quality ABA services and helping these family so they can meet these goals and enhance their quality of life, hoping to make a difference in one child and one family at a time. Services: Early Intervention for Children under 3 The Early Intervention program is for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families. Program include: behavioral, speech, and occupational therapy for individuals facing autism and other developmental disabilities.​1-on-1 Home and School-Based Services We work with your child 1-on-1 at home and/or at school to promote language acquisition, play skills, self-help skills, behavioral modification, and social skills training.​Social Skills Group Social Skills Group allows your child to develop friendships, build confidence, and socialize at school and in the community to improve their quality of life.​Speech-Language and Occupational Therapy Speech and Occupational therapy can also be part of a multidisciplinary approach.

Placement Job Description

Responsibilities:

  • Assisting behavior analysts to implement behavior management and skill acquisition treatment plans (assisting clients with day to day activities, monitor their behaviors, record and collect data, communicate with clients, etc.)
  • Teaching individuals with autism how to communicate, play, make friends, and function independently, while helping reduce any inappropriate behaviors
  • Travel to local sites, such as client's home, school, community
  • Collaborating with treatment teams by participating in clinical meetings Collecting data onsite to demonstrate client's progress.

Requirements (subject to change):

  • High school diploma or GED required Bachelor’s degree in any field preferred but not required
  • Exposure to autism professionally or personally preferred but not required
  • Have reliable transportation (valid driver’s license and current auto insurance) I
  • Immunization and medical clearance required - TB test included, Covid vaccine records (fully vaccinated with booster)
  • Background check required
  • Good written and verbal communications
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Basic proficiency in MS Office and Google cloud products
  • Desire to help clients and eagerness to learn
  • Bilingual Vietnamese or Spanish preferred but not required

COVID-19 Protocols: Mask requires, Vaccine required
How to Apply: https://www.heartsaba.com/online-application


Higher Ground Youth & Family Services (Site #7)


Accepting students for the 23-24 AY: Fall: Yes    Winter: Yes     Spring: Yes   Summer 2024: Yes (SSI & SSII)
Placement type: In-person 
Placements available: 6+            Length of Commitment: 1 quarter
Physical Address (if applicable): 1535 E. Broadway Anaheim, CA 92805
Hours of Operation: M-F 1-5:30                               
Site Website: www.highergroundOC.org
Main Contact: Ms. Geraldine Densmore                        Title: Chief Operating Officer
Email Address: INTERNS@highergroundoc.org             Phone: 714-833-5087

About the Organization:
Higher Ground Youth & Family Services (HG) is a nonprofit organization that provides mentoring programs for youth living in at-risk communities in Anaheim. Our mission is to facilitate exploration and discovery of life's possibilities through mentorship, as we expand purpose and possibilities for youth and their families. HG programs and services include an after school program, summer camp, marriage and family therapy and other counseling services, Human Trafficking Prevention Program, parent community and classes.

Placement Job Description:

UCI interns will provide mentoring to our elementary school students, grades 2nd through 6th. Some may work with our teen group as well. 

Internship students are strong, positive mentors to children living in underserved and disadvantaged communities. They foster a commitment to the youth, that promote good educational habits, strong interpersonal skills and a sense of empowerment through activities. They help our students gain confidence and open up their world to new purpose and possibilities for their lives. 

Internship students are asked to share their own experiences with our youth, mainly grades two through six. These interns will assist our youth with activities such as homework help, performing arts, fine arts, digital video media, cooking, and all sports. We try to uphold a 4:1 ratio of children to mentor so the interaction is close and meaningful. Our goal is to motivate students to find their own personal and positive path in life. 

Leader/mentors are the heart of our program. They ensure that our children feel welcome and safe through their daily interactions with each child under their care. They have a special opportunity to transform the life of a child while engaging them in a variety of fun, extracurricular activities. Our leaders may also gain valuable experience developing professional skills and program planning experience. 

Essential Duties:

  •  Facilitate games, sports, art, crafts, and activities with children
  •  Supervise while playing with children on the playground equipment, in the cafeteria, & during activities
  •  Hand out lunches and snacks
  •  Facilitate clean up of eating areas with children
  •  Teach children to use computers and computer games
  •  Teach/reinforce basic health and personal hygiene
  •  Read aloud to children, encourage them to read by themselves
  •  Organize areas before programs
  •  Teach/model proper cleanup techniques
  •  Responsible for the emotional and physical safety of children
  •  Resolve conflicts within the groups as necessary
  •  Work collaboratively with other staff
  •  May assist in the planning and implementation of a variety of programs 
  •  Support the goals, spirit and mission of Higher Ground 
  •  Promote Jackie Robinson's Nine Core Values: courage, determination, teamwork, persistence, integrity, citizenship, justice, commitment and excellence 

Position Requirements:

  •  Strong oral communication skills
  •  Experience working with grades 2 through 9 preferred but not necessary 
  •  Passionate about working with youth and creating positive experiences 
  •  Ability to plan, lead, organize and implement program activities
  •  Ability to work as a member of a team and accomplish tasks with little direct supervision 

All mentors should be motivated and self-assured. Effective mentors have good communication skills and good listening skills. These skills let young people know that there is someone who cares about them, assures them they are not alone in dealing with day-to-day challenges and makes them feel like they matter. They act as a cheerleader, coach and advocate for their mentee.

Quality mentoring relationships have powerful positive effects on young people in a variety of personal, and academic situations. Good mentoring will lead a young person to personal growth opportunity, and social emotional development. 

Requirements (subject to change): Previous experience is not necessary but a passionate desire to work with deserving youth a must. A LIVESCAN for anyone over 18 is required by law.
COVID-19 Protocols: Proof of vaccine required, weekly COVID-19 test  
How to Apply: Email INTERNS@highergroundoc.org
Please list UCI Field Study/Internship in the subject line.


Innovate ABA (Site #23)

 
Accepting students for the 23-24 AY Fall: Yes    Winter: Yes     Spring: Yes     Summer 2023: Yes (SSI & SSII)
Placement type
Placements available: 2          Length of Commitment: 1-3 
Physical Address (if applicable): 17848 Sky Park Cir, Ste B, Irvine, CA 92614
Hours of Operation: M-F 9-5                              
Site Website: innovateaba.com 
Main Contact: Mrs. Rhonda Weaver                    Title: Operations Manager
Email Address: rhonda@innovateaba.com          Phone: 949-418-7167

About the Organization: Innovate ABA is a pediatric learning center, servicing children ages 1-5 in Orange County, California. Our staff are trained in Applied Behavior Analysis, Neurodiversity-aligned framework, and early child development. The end result to this robust and comprehensive training is highly skilled clinicians who share in our mission to provide measurable growth in the areas of independence, self-help, functional life skills, and self-advocacy as well as offering practical guides to address challenging behaviors. At Innovate ABA, our commitment is to create a partnership with our families and to achieve maximum results in the areas most important to each child.

Placement Job Description

At Innovate ABA, our Clinic Assistants are people who have a desire to learn about the implementation of Behavior Analytical procedures. Clinic Assistants complete our in-house Intro to ABA training to gain insight into the role of a behavior therapist as well as the field of Applied Behavior Analysis. This position is responsible for playing with and supervising children during transition times between shifts, and during rest and meal breaks for other staff. They are also tasked with assisting around the clinic, as needed and directed by the management team. Tasks may include prepping student meals, assisting in the preparation of learning materials, sanitizing furniture and/or toys. Clinic Assistants may also be asked to accompany students on walks with other clinic staff or change diapers

Requirements (subject to change):

Education, Training, and Experience:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in psychology, special education, or related field or are in the process of completing a Bachelor's Degree
  • Experience working with children and/or children with special needs is preferred

Knowledge of:

  • Developmental processes of children Interpersonal skills needed to manage crisis situations
  • Technology, such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Correct English grammar, punctuation, and spelling
  • Bilingual applicants strongly encouraged to apply

 Skills and Abilities to:

  • Play and have fun with children, ages 1 to 6 years old
  • Assess situations and make proper judgments
  • Understand behavioral situations and react accordingly in an ethical manner
  • Objectively analyze crisis situations
  • Respond quickly to emergency situations
  • Communicate effectively in both oral and written form with a diverse group of clients, parents/caregivers, school personnel, and other agency staff Work independently and make decisions within the framework of established guidelines
  • Follow guidance from senior level staff to enhance own professional development
  • Work with a diverse team of professionals in a respectful manner
  • Supervise clients during assigned times

Other Requirements:

  • Successful completion of fingerprinting and criminal history background check (reimbursable after 90 days of employment)
  • Negative TB test Ability to lift a minimum of 25 lbs.

COVID-19 Protocols: Mask required, Vaccine Required, Option to complete weekly COVID testing in place of vaccine
How to Apply: Email resume and cover letter to rhonda@innovateaba.com


Jamboree Housing Corporation (Site #409.1) 

Accepting students for the 23-24 AY: Fall: Yes    Winter: Yes     Spring: FULL   Summer 2023: FULL (SSI) Full (SSII)
Placement type: Hybrid (In-person and Remote) 
Placements available: 5            Length of Commitment: 1 quarter
Physical Address (if applicable): 17701 Cowan Suite 200 Irvine CA 92614
Hours of Operation: M-F 9-5                                
Site Website: https://www.jamboreehousing.com/
Main Contact: Alicia Demaree                                               Title: Human Resources Generalist
Email Address: ademaree@jamboreehousing.com              Phone: 949-214-2355

About the Organization:
Jamboree delivers high-quality affordable housing and services that transform lives and strengthen communities. With housing as the platform, we believe in the power of community to bring hope home to those starting out or starting over: working families, seniors, veterans, formerly homeless, and those with special needs. We build award-winning housing with LEED-certified quality they can afford, and provide supportive programs and services that instill both personal accomplishment and community pride. Jamboree's vision is to improve communities throughout California by developing a full range of quality housing affordable to everyone in a community, and provide supportive, life-enhancing services.

Placement Job Description:

  Community Impact Intern | Locations: Remote

  • Assist the Community Impact department of Jamboree by means of data analytics, research projects, and community engagement. 
  • Compile information on resources, agencies, and educational materials that would benefit Jamboree residents and staff. 
  •  Disseminate data and present recommendations for new opportunities within the organization. 
  •  Assist Community Impact team members with seasonal projects. 
  •  Occasional site visits to participate in events led by Resident Services Coordinators. 
  •  Other duties as assigned. 

    
   GIS Intern |    Locations: Irvine Corporate Office
   
   Prerequisites: Be able to understand, support, and operate ArcGIS (ArcGIS Pro or Map). Intermediate to advanced Python experience is preferred.
  

  • Assist in developing the existing ESRI-GIS amenities program within the Business Development department.
  •   Assist in locating specific amenities such as pharmacies, grocery stores, etc., within a certain distance of current and/or future Jamboree properties. 
  •   Work productively and proactively with Real Estate Development team
  •   Maintain organized spatial data and document files
  •   Assist in the preparation and distribution of documents for Real Estate Development

   
   
   Resident Services Intern | Locations: Brea, El Monte, Irvine, Long Beach, Pomona, Riverside
   

  • Work productively and proactively with Resident Service Coordinator and housing community 
  • Assists in maintaining facility and equipment (including clean up) 
  •  Provide support to the RSC by assisting in the setup of activities, work areas, distributing and collecting supplies 
  •  Maintain attendance records for programs and events 
  •  Provide administrative support (filing, faxing, copying, data entry, etc) 
  •  Assists Resident Service Coordinator with conducting a progressive, challenging after-school program 
  •  Assist youth with homework, providing basic math, reading, and writing help  
  •  Assist in the preparation and distribution of after-school snacks and enrichment programs 
  •   Research local resources and events for potential resident programs 
  •   Serve as a role model to youth in the community 

   
   
   Senior Services Intern | Locations: Anaheim, Mission Viejo

  • Assist coordinators with various educational/wellness topics 
  •  Assist in planning and facilitating community events; food distribution, arts & crafts, birthday parties, bingo 
  •  Make positive contact with isolated seniors and encourage them to seek support 
  •  Administrative support; designing calendars, flyers, research programs 
  •  Other duties as assigned 

   Supportive Services Intern | Locations: Anaheim, Buena Park, Orange, Stanton

  •  Assist in leading groups at Jamboree’s Permanent Supportive Housing Apartments on various topics such as vocation, self-development, health & wellness, recreation, life skills and mental health 
  •  Observe and conduct case management check-ins with clients focused on providing resources and referrals 
  •  Shadow and assist in resident crisis intervention when necessary 
  •   Participate trainings related to mental health, case management, and working with diverse and underserved populations 
  •   Administrative support; filing case files, documentation, attendance tracking 
  •   Other duties as assigned 

**** Support: Training for this position will be provided. In addition, the Volunteer Department will be available for questions and assistance.   

 

Requirements (subject to change)

  • Over 18 years of age
  • Must be completing internship for academic credit through a college or university
  • Ability to work with low-income individuals and/or individuals experiencing homelessness
  • Interpersonal skills using patience, courtesy and problem solving ability
  • Exceptional written, oral, and presentation communication abilities
  • Drive to make a positive impact in our community
  • Background check required
  • Be able to understand and support the completion of basic elementary school homework (Resident Services)
  • Patience and compassion for working with our senior residents (Senior Services)

COVID-19 Protocols: Jamboree COVID-19 Prevention Program in place.

How to Apply: Directly email Alicia Demaree, HR Generalist at ademaree@jamboreehousing.com . Please include an updated resume, and preferred internship placement and location.


 Jazz Hands For Autism (Site #8) 


Accepting students for the 23-24 AY: Fall: Yes    Winter: NO  Spring: NO    Summer 2023: Yes (SSI & SSII)
Placement type: Remote, Hybrid (In-person and Remote) 
Placements available: 6+            Length of Commitment: 2 quarters
Physical Address (if applicable): 10220 Culver Blvd, Ste 101, Culver City, CA 90232
Hours of Operation: M-F 9-5, Sat 10-4                               
Site Website: www.jazzhandsforautism.org
Main Contact: Ms. Ifunanya Nweke                                    Title: Executive Director
Email Address: n.nweke@jazzhandsforautism.org             Phone: 424-209-7190

About the Organization:
Jazz Hands For Autism is a talent advocacy group that creates pathways and to expression and employment for musically inclined individuals on the autism spectrum.

Services offered include:

  • The Jazz Hands Concert Series: a semi-annual concert series and performance platform for neurodivergent artists
  • The Jazz Hands Musicians Academy: an individualized post-secondary music education and vocational program that prepares aspiring musicians on the autism spectrum for careers in music
  • The Jazz Hands Junior Academy: in home and virtual music lessons taught by RBT trained musicians and graduates of the Jazz Hands Musicians Academy

Placement Job Description:

  • Public Policy Intern:
    • Researching legislation issues
    • Identifying supportive government figures and organizations. 
    • Providing research support in the development of advocacy positions and funding opportunities
  • Public Relations Intern: 
    • Promoting the organization's media presence through outreach to print and TV news outlets.
    • Drafting press releases to raise awareness of the organization and its upcoming events.
    • Conducting research, drafting and sending press releases, identifying compelling stories within the organization, drafting and sending editorial/ journalistic pieces.
  • Development Intern: 
    • Assisting with grant-writing and donor relations (Researching grants and prospective donors and drafting letters of intent and solicitation plans.)
  • Teacher's Assistant Intern (minimum of 2 quarter/ 2 semester commitment):
    • Assisting with class instruction, monitoring daily student behavior and daily student progress (Jazz Hands Musician's Academy).
    • *We recruit 5 TAIs per quarter/ Semester
  • Student Mentor Intern (minimum of 2 quarter/ 2 semester commitment):
    • Assisting students with non-musical and non-social goals (Jazz Hands Musician's Academy).
    • *We recruit 1-2 SMIs per quarter/ Semester
  • Research & Evaluation Intern (minimum of 2 quarter/ 2 semester commitment):
    • Collecting, compiling, tracking and analyzing student related data and creating progress reports in several formats.
    • Utilizing this data to determine trends and tell a story on student placement and progress in order to help ensure long term student progress (Jazz Hands Musicians Academy).
    • *We recruit 4 REs per quarter/ Semester
  • Information Analyst Intern:
    • Providing non-experimental and theoretical research support on topics relevant to music and autism. 
  • Event Planning Intern:
    • Assisting in various event planning operations, including selecting a venue, connecting with sponsors, and providing creative input. 
  • Marketing Intern:
    • Assisting with marketing and fundraising events and campaigns. 
    • Proactively providing creative input for marketing strategies. 
  • Social Media Intern:
    • Managing the organization's Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media accounts.
    • Using social media to promote the organization and its mission in a positive way. 
  • Voice Coach Intern (remote options available):
    • Assisting with voice class instruction, providing guidance with beginners and intermediate voice lessons, monitoring student behavior and student progress (Jazz Hands Musician's Academy)
  • Strategy & Operations Intern (minimum of 2 quarter/ 2 semester commitment):
    • Assisting in various analysis and planning operations to inform and improve organization structure and processes.
    • Documenting processes within JHFA programs, operationalizing and automating manual content processes across the organization, assist with Manage partner onboarding processes, Tracking program rollout processes, joining meetings with managers to focus on solutions, anticipating problems in operations before delays arise, and researching and writing detailed reports.
    • Create and monitor project plans.
  • Studio Assistant Intern: (unavailable due to COVID-19)
    • Assisting with setting up studio equipment and running sessions
  • Africa/ Global Initiative Intern: (unavailable due to COVID-19)
    • Assisting with the JHFA Global Advocacy Expansion by creating and conducting dynamic needs assessments that involve research and outreach
  • Curriculum Development Intern (minimum of 2 quarter/ 2 semester commitment): 
    • Assisting with the development, organizing, scoping and evaluation of curriculum within the Jazz Hands Musicians Academy.
    • Conducting research into learning theories and best educational practices, uploading courses to learning management system, codifying course list and curriculum list for digital consumption.
    • Accompanying instructional design specialist in providing training to instructors at the Jazz Hands Musicians Academy.
    • *We recruit 4 CDIs per quarter/ Semester
  • Data Analyst Intern (minimum of 2 quarter/ 2 semester commitment):
    • Assisting with the development of code and programs that analyze data collected on a daily and monthly basis.
    • Data Analyst Intern also assist with assimilating historical data with current data to show students' progress over time in a visual way.

Requirements (subject to change): Motivation to learn about music and autism, at least sophomore status.
COVID-19 Protocols: Mask required, Virtual Internships available
How to Apply: Please Complete this internship application: https://forms.gle/zLRK3uhEhbpUajDYA ; Then send your resume to: HR@JazzHandsForAutism.org


KidWorks (Site #27) 

Accepting students for the 23-24 AY: Fall: Yes    Winter: Yes     Spring: Yes      Summer 2023: Yes (SSI & SSII)
Placement type: In-person  
Placements available:4            Length of Commitment:1 quarter
Physical Address (if applicable): 1920 W Chestnut Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92703
Hours of Operation:  M-F 8AM-4:30PM                            
Site Website: Kidworksoc.org
Main Contact: Ms. Vanessa Sedano                                     Title: Volunteer department
Email Address: Vanessa.sedano@kidworksoc.org                Phone: 714-834-9400

About the Organization:
KidWorks ushers hope into Orange County’s most challenging neighborhoods through life changing leadership development and academic enrichment programs while also fortifying families by engaging and supporting parents.

MISSION
To restore at-risk neighborhoods…one life at a time.
  
VISION
 To transform challenged neighborhoods in central Santa Ana by building on the strengths and potential in the community through education, character formation, and personal development.

Placement Job Description:

College Success

  •     Elementary (K-5)
  •     Fundraising Human Resources
  •     Marketing & Communication Preschool
  •    Volunteer Management
  •    Youth

Curriculum/Program Design

  •   Work with the teachers to plan and prepare lesson plans, and submit in accordance with administrative guidelines on a monthly basis.
  •   Work closely with Classroom Leaders in a team-teaching atmosphere for classroom activities and share pertinent information, suggestions or ideas on a regular basis.  Class Time
  •   nteract with children through in-person and virtual instructional methods to include play, music, arts and crafts, reading, writing, science, and physical activities.
  •   Assist children with completing assigned projects and enhancing learning skills.

Requirements (subject to change)

 Internship Requirements:

  •    Be enrolled in an accredited 4 year college or university
  •    Be willing to serve for a minimum of 6 hrs per week for a minimum of 3 months (some internships can be done remotely)
  •    Excellent verbal, written, and organizational skills
  •    Demonstrate initiative and ability to perform functions independently

   Next Steps:

  •    Fill out Kidworks Volunteer Application.
  •    Complete orientation/training at KidWorks.
  •    Complete KidWorks volunteer interview.
  •    Complete live scan background check.
  •    Preschool Interns only: must get a TB test done or have TB test results current within 1 year and available to show.

COVID-19 Protocols:  Mask required
How to Apply: Please contact the volunteer department: Vanessa Sendano at vaness.sendano@kidworksoc.org


LATINO HEALTH ACCESS (SITE #613) 

Accepting students for the 23-24 AY: Fall: Yes    Winter: Yes     Spring: Yes      Summer 2023: No
Placement type: In-person  
Placements available:3           Length of Commitment: Other (please provide description below) -- The student can commit to their internship sites as long as their schedule correlates with the program they applied too.
Physical Address (if applicable):  450 W. 4th St Santa Ana CA 92701
Hours of Operation:   Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:00pm                         
Site Website:  https://www.latinohealthaccess.org/
Main Contact:  Brenda Cervantes                      Title:  Volunteer & Intern Coordinator
Email Address:  bcervantes@latinohealthaccess.org           Phone: 714-542-7792 x1037

About the Organization:

THE LATINO HEALTH ACCESS VISION
A healthy, equitable, inclusive and prosperous community that is engaged and civically active.
   
OUR MISSION
Latino Health Access partners with communities to bring health, equity and sustainable change through education, services, consciousness-raising and civic participation.
   
Our mission has two areas of focus:

1) To deliver culturally appropriate health-related services and programming to address urgent health concerns; and

2) To engage individuals in low-income, low opportunity areas in transforming their environments and creating positive, concrete changes in their homes and communities by providing tools, training, and mechanisms for civic engagement and participation.
   
We strive to:
1) Reducing the burden of chronic disease,
2) Strengthening family mental and emotional health, and
3) Creating healthier communities through a culturally competent and collaborative approach.
   
Ultimately, LHA works toward a system where healthcare and access to opportunities to develop one’s potential and enjoy a healthy, active living can be viewed as a right and not a privilege.

Placement Job Description:

Latino Health Access seeks a self-starter to assist in public health activities and participate in program planning and empower health issues in the community. This internship is an excellent opportunity to experience various aspects of health policy, ensure safety and create innovative solutions to health problems. The Intern will work independently and as part of a team to fulfill organizational goals and initiatives related to programming and events.

Requirements (subject to change): 

  •    Eighteen (18) years and older
  •    Special circumstances for sixteen (16) plus, with parent permission.
  •    Must be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination
  •    Background checks for a student internship or community hours

COVID-19 Protocols: Mask required 
How to Apply:

  • Fill out all the fields of the Volunteer Interest Form or College Student Internship Form.
  • Send an email to the appropriate contact within the desired intern description requesting the position.
  • In one to two weeks, you should receive an email or phone call for a brief interview from the potential supervisor.
    • In this interview, you will have the opportunity to discuss and agree on your schedule, starting date, training, and any other details referring to the program.
  • If accepted, you will be asked to participate in an orientation training where you will receive more information about LHA, sign our volunteer policies, and provide proof of vaccination card.

LePort Montessori Spectrum North (SITE # 34) 

Accepting students for the 23-24 AY:  Fall: YES    Winter: YES   Spring: YES      Summer 2023:YES (SSI & SSII) 
Placement type: In-person  
Placements available:2          Length of Commitment: 2 quarters 
Physical Address (if applicable):   1 Technology Drive, BLDG A, Irvine, CA 92618
Hours of Operation:   Monday-Friday  7:00 AM - 6:00 PM                       
Site Website:   https://www.leportschools.com/
Main Contact: Ms,  Krista Bartolome                                   Title:  Head of School 
Email Address:  kbartolome@leportschools.com                Phone:   949-427-3968

About the Organization:
 At LePort, our mission is to equip each child with Knowledge for Life: the essential knowledge, thinking skills, and strength of character required to flourish as joyous children today and as successful adults tomorrow. We serve children from infancy through 8th grade.
   
LEPORT MONTESSORI, part of the Spring Education Group family of schools, is seeking passionate Montessori educators who guide their students in meaningful work while providing a prepared environment that facilitates student-led learning and freedom with responsibility.   

Placement Job Description:

We are seeking Assistant Teachers and/or Substitute Teachers with part-time flexibility. We serve children from infancy through 8th grade and have multiple locations.
   
Employment Status: Part time
Duration: Year-Round (12 months), Monday - Friday
Location: 1 Technology Drive, BLDG A, Irvine, CA 92618

It Takes a Village....
   
We are more than just a school - we are a community! Our goal is to uplift each other, work together, and uphold the educational standards Maria Montessori pioneered over 100 years ago. We believe in a holistic approach to Montessori education, combining academics, practical life, sensorial exercises and mixed age groups, allowing each child to express their unique gifts, interests and abilities. We embrace a culture of care....grace, courtesy and respect is at the core of everything we do!
   
The Perks....

  •    Full benefits package for full time employees
  •    Paid time off
  •    Employee Tuition Discount
  •    Tuition Reimbursement
  •    Positive work culture
  •    Opportunities for growth

Other details

  •    Job Function: Montessori
  •    Pay Type: Hourly

Requirements (subject to change)

The Essentials...

  •    Must successfully clear criminal background without exemption.
  •    Must have a negative TB test
  •    Must be at least 18 years of age.
  •    Must have a minimum of a high school diploma.
  •    Early Childhood Education units (6 core or more) preferred
  •    Previous teaching experience preferred
  •    Complies with all state education and licensing standards and maintains validation of credentials for the position (i.e. professional development).

But Wait, There's More...

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. In general, this position requires an individual to frequently walk, stand, sit, squat, stoop, reach, kneel, rise from the floor, twist, listen, read, write, and speak the English language. In addition, this position often requires an individual to carry, lift, use repetitive or fine hand movements, and occasionally push, pull, or bend. This position is regularly required to hear and use clear vision with or without correction. Spring Education Group, including, but not limited to SEG Inc., and their affiliates (collectively "Company") is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants for employment and employees are provided equal employment opportunities, including in recruitment, hiring, and assignment, without regard to actual or perceived race, color, religion and religious creed, sex (including pregnancy and related conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital or familial status, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, genetic information, military/veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. The Company expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee or student harassment or discrimination.

COVID-19 Protocols: N/A 
How to Apply:  To apply, email Krista Bartolome, Head of School, at kbartolome@leportschools.com with the subject listed as "Application for Assistant Teacher/Substitute Teacher position with UCI Field Study." Be sure to include your cover letter and resume.


Love2Learn (Site #611.1) 

Accepting students for: Fall: TBA    Winter: TBA    Spring: TBA   Summer 2023: Yes (SSI) 
Placement type: In-person 
Placements available: 10         Length of Commitment: 1 quarter
Physical Address (if applicable): 5762 Bolsa Ave Suite 100 Huntington Beach, CA 92649
Hours of Operation:  M-F 8-4:30pm                            
Site Websitehttps://l2lconsulting.com/
Main Contact:  Denise Alvarez                                          Title: HR Talent Acquisition Coordinator 
Email Addressdenisea@love2learnconsulting.com         Phone: 657-244-0004

About the Organization:

Love 2 Learn Consulting LLC, an agency that offers Applied Behavior Analysis, Speech Therapy and Occupational Therapy. Our core focus is enriching lives by serving: individuals, families, and professionals. Our promise is to expand horizons through Natural Environment Teaching. What makes us unique is these 3 elements: comprehensive treatment, social learning, and community engagement. Together we do these 3 things in a way that no other agency does.

Placement Job Description

Students will be able to have hands-on training, working side by side one of our Behavior Therapists. They will also go through 40 hours of ABA online training.

Requirements (subject to change): None 
COVID-19 Protocols: Mask required, vaccine required
How to Apply:  email denisea@love2learnconsulting.com


 Olive Crest (Site #511) 

Accepting students for the 23-24 AY: Fall: Yes    Winter: Yes     Spring: Yes     Summer 2023: Yes (SSI & SSII)
Placement type: In-person 
Placements available: 2            Length of Commitment: 1 quarter
Physical Address (if applicable): 17800 Woodruff Avenue Bellflower, CA 90706
Hours of Operation: M-F 8:30-5                                
Site Website: www.olivecrest.org
Main Contact: Ms. Annette Arenas                              Title: HR Recruiter/Coordinator
Email Address: annette-arenas@olivecrest.org          Phone: 562-977-6980

About the Organization:
Olive Crest is dedicated to Preventing child abuse, to Treating and Educating at-risk children and to Preserving the family, One Life at a Time.

Los Angeles County has one of the largest populations of children in the welfare system in the United States. Over 35,000 children have experienced abuse and neglect, and are without the love of a strong family. Our community is in desperate need.

Since 1973, Olive Crest has pressed on to find homes and healing for children with broken lives. Together we can end child abuse and ensure that families are whole, children are protected, and the cycle of abuse is broken. Your support and commitment to the children and families we serve is making a long-lasting difference, and lives are being transformed every day.

Placement Job Description:

   • Assist with the planning and organizing of events and field trips
   • Pack pantry and drop off pantry for students/families
   • Shadow Case Managers to learn how to engage clients, build rapport, and provide case management services
   • Assist with phone duties by returning call from people seeking resources and connecting them to appropriate resources
   • Input Needs Assessment data onto an excel document
   • Promote Project Hope Alliance services by attending community fairs to educate the community on the services provided
   • Attend and participate in Case Discussions, team meetings, and staff trainings
   • Assist Case Managers with Group Work (i.e print documents, call slips, set up and clean up for group work presentation)
   • Provide administrative assistance for Case Managers (i.e create enrollment packets, scan & file documents, update data in Salesforce)
   • Provide support to Program Staff on an as-need basis

Requirements (subject to change):  Must complete a live scan/Background check, TB test, Proof of COVID vaccination 
COVID-19 Protocols: Vaccine required 
How to Apply: Students should apply by emailing Program Internship Manager, Chrissie at chrissie@projecthopealliance.org to submit their resume and cover letter.


Orange County Family Justice Center (Site #20) 

Accepting students for the 23-24 AY: Fall: Yes    Winter: Yes     Spring: Yes     Summer 2023: Yes (SSI & SSII)
Placement type: Hybrid (In-person and Remote) 
Placements available: 3           Length of Commitment: 1 quarter
Physical Address (if applicable): 150 W. Vermont Ave Anaheim, CA 92805
Hours of Operation: 9-5                            
Site Websitehttps://www.ocfjcfoundation.org/
Main Contact: Letizia Alcibar                     Title: Program Administrative Coordinator
Email Addresslalcibar@ocfjcf.org            Phone: 714-765-1618

About the Organization: Orange County Family Justice Center Foundation (OCFJCF) is a 501c3 nonprofit. Our mission is to provide direct victim assistance and empowerment and prevention resources. We serve victims and families whose lives have been impacted by domestic violence, child abuse, elder abuse and sexual assault. The OCFJC Foundation transforms victims into survivors and breaks the cycle of violence.

Placement Job Description:

1. Empowerment and Prevention Program

This position involves working closely with the Youth Empowerment and Prevention Educators by assisting with the planning, preparation, and implementation of empowerment and prevention programs.

  • Assist with curriculum and activity planning for empowerment and prevention programs
  • Assist with program/event set up and clean up
  • Provide proper referrals and resources to community members Assist with evaluation activities and surveys
  • Support Youth Educators’ outreach efforts and events
  • Provide general administrative support

2. Outreach & Education

  • This position supports the outreach and education component of our programs by developing educational event materials in English and Spanish.
  • This position will also help with the development and implementation of our communications strategy to promote community events that aligned with our mission

3. Off-Site Opportunities

Off-site opportunities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting with office duties at home, such as mailings and collating packets
  • Donating professional services, such as counseling, healthcare, beauty, or vocational services to OCFJCF clients.
  • Serving as a guest speaker upon approval of the OCFJCF staff
  • Assisting with off-site training(s), seminars, and community events

All interns will be accompanied by foundation staff for any offsite community events, trainings, seminars, etc.

Requirements (subject to change): Qualifications for any position with our organization do require a live scan with Anaheim PD.
COVID-19 Protocols: Vaccine required 
How to Apply: Email resume & cover letter to lalcibar@ocfjcf.org


Project Hope Alliance (Site #32) 

Accepting students for the 23-24 AY: Fall: Yes    Winter: Yes     Spring: Yes     Summer 2023: Yes (SSI & SSII)
Placement type: In-person  
Placements available: 4           Length of Commitment: 1 quarter
Physical Address (if applicable): 1954 Placentia Ave. Suite 202, Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Hours of Operation:    9 am to 7 pm                         
Site Website:  https://projecthopealliance.org
Main Contact: Ms. Chrissie Lee                                      Title: Program Internship Manager
Email Addresschrissie@projecthopealliance.org         Phone: (949) 922-1573

About the Organization

Mission Statatement: To end the cycle of homelessness, one child at a time
   
   PHA deploys a long-term onsite intervention model for youth experiencing homelessness and other obstacles that prevent them from accessing resources, being a kid and achieving educational & life goals. PHA case managers work one-on-one with youth on public elementary, junior high & high school campuses in Orange County (post high school case management is not place based but individual) identifying homeless students, removing basic needs barriers like food, clothing, transportation; supply case management, regular check-ins, educational support, stable trusted adult mentors, and connections to needed resources.

Placement Job Description:

   • Research available community resources and help link families/students to resources
   • Assist with the planning and organizing of events and field trips
   • Pack pantry and drop off pantry for students/families
   • Shadow Case Managers to learn how to engage clients, build rapport, and provide case management services
   • Assist with phone duties by returning call from people seeking resources and connecting them to appropriate resources
   • Input Needs Assessment data onto an excel document
   • Promote Project Hope Alliance services by attending community fairs to educate the community on the services provided
   • Attend and participate in Case Discussions, team meetings, and staff trainings
   • Assist Case Managers with Group Work (i.e print documents, call slips, set up and clean up for group work presentation)
   • Provide administrative assistance for Case Managers (i.e create enrollment packets, scan & file documents, update data in Salesforce)
   • Provide support to Program Staff on an as-need basis

Requirements (subject to change): Must complete live scan/background check, TB Test and Proof of COVID Vaccination 
COVID-19 Protocols:  Vaccine required
How to Apply:  Students should apply by emailing Program Internship Manager, Chrissie at chrissie@projecthopealliance.org to submit their resume and cover letter.


Project Youth Orange County Bar Foundation (OCBF) (Site #10) 


Accepting students for the 23-24 AY: Fall: NO    Winter: Yes     Spring: Yes     Summer 2024: Yes (SSI & SSII)
Placement type: Hybrid (In-person and Remote) 
Placements available: 4            Length of Commitment: 1 quarter
Physical Address (if applicable): 1605 E. 17th Street, Santa Ana, CA 92705
Hours of Operation: M-F 8-5; select days for evening programs 5-9                                
Site Website: www.projectyouthocbf.org
Main Contact: Mr. Manny Gutierrez                   Title: Associate Director
Email Address: mgutierrez@pyocbf.org            Phone:714-480-1925 ext.114

About the Organization:

 Project Youth OC is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering and supporting at-risk youth in the Orange County community. Our mission is to keep at-risk youth in school, healthy and drug-free through education, counseling, mentoring, and family strengthening. Through various programs, we aim to create a brighter future for young individuals facing challenges such as poverty, academic struggles, and other socio-economic barriers.
   
   Our goal is to reach at-risk youth early and provide long-term solutions to the obstacles they face. This is accomplished by offering specialized services to help youth make positive and healthy life choices. For many of the youth we serve, this involves giving them a second chance to get back on the right path.
   
   Our strategic plan includes positioning Project Youth OC as a one-stop center for integrated prevention and intervention services that offer juvenile crime diversion, educational mentoring, health education, substance abuse treatment, and mental health services.

 

Placement Job Description:

   Under the direction of a Diversion Program Manager (SHORTSTOP/STOP SHORT of Addiction), Health Education Program Manager (Youth Making Proud Choices), and/or Academic/Career Development Program Manager (Higher Education Mentoring Program/ICAN!) provide assistance to Program Managers, Coordinators and Instructors of youth program sessions and services.
   
 DIVERSION PROGRAM INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION

For over 35 years, SHORTSTOP has provided at-risk youth with a second chance. SHORTSTOP serves as an intervention for youth who have engaged in problematic behaviors that have the potential to further their involvement in the juvenile justice system by using three simple concepts: 1) reach youth early; 2) involve the parents; and 3) use a graphic courtroom setting with law enforcement professionals, and real-life wards/parolees. SHORTSTOP is court-recognized and has served as an alternative to prosecution, offering youth offenders the opportunity to receive diversion services instead of formal prosecution for first-time, minor offenses.
    SHORTSTOP breaks the cycle that turns youth into repeat offenders by providing intensive legal education and emphasizing personal accountability. SHORTSTOP also provides early intervention services for youth who have not yet been in the system but have behavioral problems at home or school. Youth and parents participate in two evening program sessions, where volunteer law enforcement professionals, legal professionals, and wards from the Youth Guidance Center dramatically present the "legal facts of life" in a courtroom setting. Through SHORTSTOP, youth can learn from their mistakes and move forward without having a criminal record. The program is statistically proven to be a successful wake-up call. Over 90% of the youth who successfully complete SHORTSTOP do not recidivate for at least a year.
   Project Youth OC also offers the STOP SHORT of Addiction program. This program is based on the SHORTSTOP model but includes extra focus specifically on drug and alcohol-related issues. STOP SHORT of Addiction includes a graphic presentation by the Orange County Coroner, mandatory drug testing, and a third session that fosters therapeutic exercises designed to improve communication between youth and parents.
  

  Job Responsibilities:

  •    Assist group instructors with the facilitation of group sessions.
  •    Supervise and orientate youth and family during group sessions.
  •    Provide case management service and linking youth and family to community resources.
  •    Assist with recruitment and outreach.
  •    Assist youth with the completion of program assignments as needed.
  •    Attend staff meetings as needed.
  •    Assist the program staff in data entry, program session preparation, and office assistance.
  •    Abide by the professional code of conduct, including professional confidentiality guidelines, by only sharing client information within the organization when it meets the client's needs.

   

Job Responsibilities for Advanced Field Study Students Only:

Academic and Career Development Programs – Higher Education Mentoring Program & ICAN!
   Developed in 2002 and serving over 400 participants, the Higher Education Mentoring Program is a 2-year college-access program that prepares predominantly Latino high school students in the Santa Ana Unified School District to attain a higher education through workshops and mentoring from the community and business professionals. The HEM program’s main role is to host academic and personal development workshops and pair high school juniors and seniors with volunteer mentors who are college students or working professionals. The program also hosts socials, college tours, and career fairs and grants all alumni with yearly scholarships while they are enrolled in college or university. The program encourages parent involvement and hosts workshops for Latino parents to learn about the higher education system. Case management services are also offered on a case-by-case basis, aiming to meet other basic needs that our youth and families face.
    Developed in early 2021, ICAN! is helping young people take steps in the right direction and assist them in overcoming challenges and barriers to success. ICAN! (Independence, Competence, and Aptitudes, Now!) assists at-risk, transition-age youth in identifying their academic interests and completing career training at a designated trade school, technical institute, or community college vocational program. The focus is on young people discovering a career path they want to pursue that offers hands-on experience and certifications that lead to well-paying professions with long-term growth and viability.
   
   Job Responsibilities:
   • Workshop Coordination: Assist program coordinator with workshop preparation such as marking flyers, creating RSVP forms, student outreach, and workshop set-up and clean-up (HEM Only)
   • Data Collection and Entry: Assist program staff with confidential data collection and entry into the Salesforce database system.
   • Program Engagement: Creating marketing materials such as monthly bulletins, flyers, and Instagram posts for students, parents, mentors, and community partners.
   • Mentoring: Building rapport with students and families during workshops and socials. Mentoring students, helping students with college or financial aid applications, sharing advice, and providing a welcoming environment and support system.
   • Administrative: Assist program staff with organizational tasks, phone calls, updating program forms, and other projects as assigned.
   • Case Management: Assist Program Staff in addressing their needs and barriers, providing them with resources, services, and assistance that meet their needs and address their barriers so a successful career pathway can happen..
  

 Social Media Marketing
   Project Youth OC is seeking a dynamic and creative Social Media Marketing Intern. This internship opportunity is designed for a college student who is passionate about leveraging the power of social media to make a positive impact in the community. This internship offers a unique opportunity for a college student to contribute to Project Youth OC's mission, develop valuable skills in social media marketing and newsletter creation, and make a positive impact on the lives of at-risk youth in Orange County.
   
   Job Responsibilities:
   • Create, schedule, and manage engaging content across Project Youth OC's social media platforms, including but not limited to Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
   • Monitor social media channels for comments, messages, and mentions, and engage with the online community in a timely and positive manner.
   • Assist in the planning and execution of social media campaigns to raise awareness of Project Youth OC's programs, events, and fundraising initiatives.
   • Develop, and design content for Project Youth OC's newsletters, ensuring a cohesive and compelling narrative that aligns with organizational goals.
   • Coordinate with different Project Youth OC programs to gather relevant updates, success stories, and program highlights for inclusion in newsletters.
   • Utilize email marketing tools to create and distribute newsletters to the organization's mailing list.
   

Requirements (subject to change): Bachelor's degree from an accredited university in criminal justice, sociology or related field or at minimum in a Bachelor degree/Associate degree program. Basic knowledge of criminal justice, college & job readiness, and/or sexual health preferred but not required. 

Additional Requirements for Advanced Field Study Students: Must be willing to work evening hours (2x a week) M-F only. Bilingual in Spanish is preferred.

COVID-19 Protocols: Mask required (as needed), Vaccine required. Protocols are highly dependent on state and federal mandates as well as community assessment of risk.
How to Apply:   Contact Manny Gutierrez to inquire about available positions at mgutierrez@pyocbf.org.


 Pure Game (Site #310) 

Accepting students for the 23-24 AY: Fall: Yes    Winter: Yes     Spring: Yes      Summer 2023: No
Placement type: Hybrid (In-person and Remote) 
Placements available: 1            Length of Commitment: 1 quarter
Physical Address (if applicable): 1725 S. Douglass Rd, Anaheim, CA 92806
Hours of Operation: M-F 8-5, F 9-1                                
Site Website: https://thepuregame.org/
Main Contact: Pamela Lares                                     Title: Program Director 
Email Address: Pamela@thepuregame.org             Phone: 760-450-8655

About the Organization:
JOIN US ON A MISSION: By 2026, we will provide 100,000 youth with mentoring to help them discover pathways to success of their choosing. Because we believe that kids should not have to struggle to make sense of a confusing world.

VALUES OF A WINNING TEAM:

  • Caring Mentors: We are the Champions who guide and teach kids the indispensable life skills they needed to be successful.
  • Compassionate Communicators: We listen, we learn, and we act on behalf of our kids.
  • Emotionally Intelligent: We nurture the relationship-building tools that serve to develop the next generation of leaders.
  • Playful Heart: We understand that kids learn through play, so we meet them where they are most at ease: outdoors and on the field.

Placement Job Description:

Communications Intern:

  • This position is responsible for supporting the communications strategy and marketing plans. 
  • Assist in managing our social media on a weekly basis, help to write key publications, and gather stories and photos from programs. 
  • This position is an active part of the development team as well as becoming involved with other department projects and events as necessary. 
  • The goal with this position is to support Pure Game with the capacity-building reopening from the covid-19 pandemic.

Requirements (subject to change): Interest or prior experience in communications.
COVID-19 Protocols: Mask required
How to Apply: Submit a resume via e-mail to Pamela Lares - Pamela@thepuregame.org. Please place "Communications Intern" and your last name in the subject heading.


Rainbow Rising (Site #31)

Accepting students for the 23-24 AY:  Fall: Yes    Winter: Yes     Spring: Yes    Summer 2024: Yes (SSI & SSII) 
Placement type: In-person 
Placements available: 5            Length of Commitment: 1 quarter
Physical Address (if applicable):   2005 Knollcrest, Irvine CA 92603 (Placement location will vary, all within Irvine) 
Hours of Operation:   7:00am-6:00pm                          
Site Website:   www.rainbowrising.org
Main Contact:  Jennifer Willis                               Title:  Administrative Director 
Email Address:   jwillis@rainbowrising.org           Phone: 714-323-1149

About the Organization:

SERVING IUSD SINCE 1989

Our Mission
The Rainbow Centers provide a quality, safe and fun program for children. We use positive communication, activities, and patience to create responsible citizens for the future.

Our History
Rainbow Rising was established in 1989 for the sole purpose of meeting the needs of school-age children in Irvine, California. We are currently located at 15 elementary schools in Irvine. We provide before and after-school care as well as all daycare when school is not in session. Our all-day programs include fall intersessions, winter and spring recess, summer day camp, teacher in-service days, minimum days, modified days, and parent conference days.
   
Our Programs   
We have a developmentally based program with homework and enrichment time, recreational play, crafts, arts, music, dance, science, and math. We provide opportunities for socialization, friendships, and free choice play, as we believe these are essential building blocks for the whole child’s growth and development.

Placement Job Description:

  • Students will have the opportunity to plan and implement curriculum activites including, but are not limited to: Art, STEAM, Kinethetic, Cultural, Language Arts and Community Service with children ages 5 - 12.
  • Students will also be able to shadow senior staff and learn how to actively supervise and communicate with children in Pre-K to 6th grade, developing meaningful relationships and being a positive role model.
  • Students will also be able to participate in curriculum lesson planning that consists of a broad range of educational and social based activities which help the children in our programs develop teamwork and collaborative play skills

Requirements (subject to change):

Students must provide the following:

  • MMR and Tdap vaccine documentation
  • Current TB test
  • Signed statement of being in good health
  • Live Scan clearance (only if attending more than 12 hours a week)

COVID-19 Protocols: Mask wearing if required by the CDC or Orange County Health Agency
How to Apply: Students can apply directly to me at: jwillis@rainbowrising.org


Santa Ana Early Learning Initiative (SAELI) (Site #29) 

Accepting students for the 23-24 AY: Fall: Yes    Winter: Yes     Spring: Yes    Summer 2023: Yes (SSI & SSII)
Placement type: Hybrid (In-person and Remote) 
Placements available: 2           Length of Commitment: 1 quarter
Physical Address (if applicable):  505 E. Central Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92707
Hours of Operation: M-F 9 - 5, Flexible                               
Site Website: https://charitableventuresoc.kindful.com/?campaign=1048940
Main Contact: Dr. Stephanie Soto Lara                   Title: Project Director
Email Address: ssotolara@saeli-oc.org                   Phone:  (714)805-7489

About the Organization:

Santa Ana Early Learning Initiative (SAELI) is a non-profit collective of families, service providers, community-based organizations, and elementary schools in the Santa Ana Unified School District. We are dedicated to improving early childhood outcomes (i.e., literacy, numeracy, cognitive, physical, and social-emotional) by bringing high-quality programs and resources (e.g., open spaces, wellness, nutrition, parent workshops, youth engagement) into the community to empower community members.
   
SAELI is a predominately Latinx organization with the vast majority of the members being immigrants or first-generation Americans and ensures that community members’ voices and histories are centered at every level of our collaboration. SAELI’s steering committee is composed of parents, caregivers, school personnel, and other community leaders that surface the key priorities of the community. SAELI builds from community members’ assets and cultural strengths to empower them to advocate for resources in their community.

Placement Job Description:

  •  Attend training sessions
  •  Participate in community events
  •  Translate documents (English to Spanish and vice versa)
  •  Support for virtual meetings (e.g., breakout rooms, registration, chat)
  •  Update records
  •  Assist with social media updates
  •  Create infographics
  •  Create newsletters
  •  Take fieldnotes/observations
  •  Co-develop curriculum, surveys, and interview protocols

Additional Job Responsibilities for Advanced Field Study Students:

  • Conduct research (e.g., administer surveys or interviews)
  • Co-design programs/ activities

Requirements (subject to change)

Qualities/Skills Needed:

  •    Must be bilingual (Spanish and English)
  •    Ability to work independently and in a group setting
  •    Be professional when interacting with community residents and partners
  •    Open to feedback
  •    Willingness to learn
  •    Reliable
  •    Responsible

COVID-19 Protocols:  Physical Distancing
How to Apply: Please send an email to schedule an interview to Dr. Soto Lara at ssotolara@saeli-oc.org. Use subject line: UCI Field Study Placement


 Seneca Family of Agencies (Site #12) 


Accepting students for the 23-24 AY: Fall: TBA    Winter: TBA     Spring: TBA     Summer 2023: TBA
Placement type: In-person, Hybrid (In-person and Remote) 
Placements available: 2            Length of Commitment: 1 quarter in GAIT, 3 quarters in Family Finding
Physical Address (if applicable): 233 S. Quintana Dr, Anaheim Hills, CA 92807
Hours of Operation: Varies                                
Site Website: https://senecafoa.org/
Main Contact: Ms. Anna Mitchell                                           Title: Fieldwork Coordinator
Email Address: fieldworkprogram@senecacenter.org            Phone: 415- 419-1111

About the Organization:
Seneca provides a continuum of community and school-based services that contest the existing narrative about what is possible for youth facing the most significant challenges. The agency's founding commitment to do whatever it takes to help children and families thrive, no matter how profound the challenges they face, forms the basis of our Unconditional Care model. Seneca's services are designed to be highly accessible and responsive to the academic, social-emotional, and behavioral needs and goals of each child and family, reaching them in their homes, schools, and communities.

Placement Job Description:

GAIT - Guided Animal Intervention Therapy:

  • Equine (horse) therapy with youth.
  • Intern will work with children and horses, leading youth on therapeutic rides in conjunction with a therapist.
  • Prior experience with horses required. 

Family Finding:

  • Intern will support youth involved in the child welfare system by locating family members to support permanency for youth.

Requirements (subject to change): Interview, background check/Live Scan, TB test all required. Prior experience with horses is required for GAIT. 3 quarter commitment required for Family Finding.
COVID-19 Protocols: Mask required
How to Apply: Please submit your resume to fieldworkprogram@senecacenter.org


SignShine (Site #13)


Accepting students for the 23-24 AY: Fall: Yes    Winter: Yes     Spring: Yes     Summer 2023: YES (SSI & SSII)
Placement type: Remote 
Placements available: 3            Length of Commitment: 2 quarters
Physical Address (if applicable): 6069 Horner street
Hours of Operation: M-F 9-3                                
Site Website: www.SignShine.com
Main Contact: Ms. Etel Leit                          Title: CEO
Email Address: info@SignShine.com          Phone: 310-277-7446

About the Organization:
SignShine provides a variety of services and classes for families and educators of babies and young children. We specialize in using American Sign Language (ASL) for young children's language development, early literacy skills, and early brain development. SignShine's focus is on fun and interactive ways to support the development of healthy minds and healthy children through play, music, and communication to promote school readiness.

Placement Job Description: Interning at SignShine offers a unique opportunity to Psychology Majors. Interns have the opportunity to work with families. This position allows for interaction and observation of different cognitive growth methods. By partnering with SignShine, interns can enhance their communication skills, learn new communication methods and parenting skills, and gain valuable business management insights. 

Intern will:

  • Oversee the social media of SignShine - monthly planning and engaging with new followers and followers
  • Create Social media content with Canva templates
  • Develop public relations and communications strategies to increase community awareness
  • Write a monthly article on the subjects of communication and child development
  • Observe group classes weekly and assist with class and making notes while teaching

Job Responsibilities for Advanced Field Study Students Only:

SignShine is offering an exciting internship opportunity for young leaders who are passionate about assisting families and educators with early childhood development. As an intern, you will have the unique opportunity to lead a team of other interns to assist with managing all tasks involved in SignShine's outreach and education programs.

The intern will lead the team in the following tasks:

  • Preparing and managing the yearly calendar for reaching out to organizations.
  • Oversee the social media of SignShine - monthly planning on YouTube, Instagram and TikTok.
  • Monitoring all SignShine social media platforms, promoting, writing, and engaging with followers.
  • Creating social media content using Canva templates.
  • Creating relationships for published speaking opportunities.
  • Developing public relations to increase community awareness through booking podcasts and virtual events.
  • Conducting research as needed.
  • Writing newsletters with the existing social media platform.
  • Maintaining relationships with prospective followers and collaborators.

This leadership position will provide valuable experience in team management and leadership skills and the opportunity to enhance communication skills, gain insights into business management, and learn new methods for cognitive growth. This internship is an incredible opportunity to gain valuable skills in communication, research, and business management and offers the chance to make a real difference in the lives of young children and their families. You'll have the opportunity to lead a team and engage in creative projects, such as developing public relations strategies, creating social media content, and writing blogs that promote communication, relationships, and early childhood development. Plus, you'll have the chance to work with a supportive team at SignShine and have fun while positively impacting the community.

Requirements (subject to change): https://www.signshine.com/apply-for-internship

Job Requirements for Advanced Field Study Students Only:

If you are a leader at heart, a proactive, detail-oriented, and organized individual looking to make a difference in the lives of young children and their families, we invite you to apply for this internship at SignShine.

  • Must have strong and polished interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Creative and has the ability and thinking outside of the box.
  • Has the ability to manage multiple projects.
  • Strong leadership skills: have the ability to motivate and inspire their team members to achieve their goals, while also providing guidance and support when needed.
  • Responsible, organized, self-motivated, and ethical.
  • Motivated and works well independently.
  • Strong leadership skills: have the ability to motivate and inspire their team members to achieve their goals, while also providing guidance and support when needed
  • (Not required, but a plus): Knowledge about addiction and Alanon.
  • Ability to manage time effectively.
  • Willingness to learn and adapt to new situations.

COVID-19 Protocols: Vaccine required
How to Applyhttps://dretelleit.com/internship-application/


Social Collaborative (Site #14) 


Accepting students for the 23-24 AY: Fall: FULL    Winter: Yes     Spring: Yes    Summer 2023: No
Placement type: In-person, Hybrid (In-person and Remote) 
Placements available: 3            Length of Commitment: Longer commitment welcomed
Physical Address (if applicable): Tustin and surrounding areas
Hours of Operation: Variable/flexible                                
Site Websitehttps://socialcollaborative.org/
Main Contact: Ms. Daiz Wang                                      Title: Founder & Director
Email Address: dwang@socialcollaborative.org          Phone: 415-646-6223

About the Organization:
Social Collaborative envisions a world where families and professionals from all disciplines work together to provide children with autism the best intervention and support they deserve.

With collaborative dedication, we pride ourselves in using best practices to address communication, behavioral, and social skills so all children can meaningfully participate in this social world of ours.

Placement Job Description: Interns participate hands-on in intervention sessions, attend weekly internship meetings, and assist with data analysis. Interns are also assigned to develop teaching materials and maintenance of clinic materials.

Requirements (subject to change): Background check and valid driver's license (with active insurance) are musts. Experience with children and enthusiasm in the field are valued assets!
COVID-19 Protocols: Mask required, Vaccine required
How to Apply: Please apply by completing our application from the following link:  https://airtable.com/appdVL9kfOd3TlRoZ/shriBop8ElscqRX0i


StandUp for Kids (Site #15) 

Accepting students for the 23-24 AY:  Fall: Yes    Winter: No     Spring: Yes     Summer 2023: No
Placement type: In-person, Remote, Hybrid (In-person and Remote) 
Placements available: 4            Length of Commitment: 1 quarter
Physical Address (if applicable): 1055 El Camino Dr. Unit E Costa Mesa
Hours of Operation: M-F 8-4                                
Site Website: www.standupforkids.org/orangecounty
Main Contact: Mrs. Justine Palmore                        Title: Executive Director
Email Address: justines@standupforkids.org           Phone: 714-356-5437

About the Organization:
StandUp for Kids - Orange County was launched in 2003 with a single focus: To end the cycle of youth homelessness in our community. We work to provide basic needs, housing, mentoring support, care, and love to at-risk and homeless youth ages 12-24. View our Programs page to learn how we are continuing to grow in the scope and quality of care we provide to our youth.

Placement Job Description: We have many positions Tutor, Mentor, Government Advocacy, Public Relations, Marketing, Social Media, Food Pantry, Food Delivery and Intake Coordinator.

Requirements (subject to change): Background Checks and if working in the high school we require live scan and TB test.
COVID-19 Protocols: Mask required, Physical Distancing
How to Apply: email justines@standupforkids.org with the name of the field study, the dates your course runs from, and a resume.


Team Kids (Site #314.1) 

Accepting students for the 23-24 AY:  Fall: Yes    Winter: Yes     Spring: Yes      Summer 2023: Yes (SSI) 
Placement type: Hybrid (In-person and Remote) 
Placements available: 4            Length of Commitment: 1 quarter
Physical Address (if applicable): 5299 Alton Pkwy, Irvine, CA 92604
Hours of Operation: M-F 9-5                                
Site Website: www.teamkids.org
Main Contact:  Michele Rinehart         Title: Chief of Staff 
Email Addressmichele@teamkids.org     Phone: TBA 

About the Organization:
Mission: Empower Children to make a difference in the world. The Team Kids Challenge is a month-long program that brings community role models --police officers, firefighters, veterans, Team Kids coaches, and mentors -- into elementary schools to inspire kids to engage in service. Each week, kids learn about a critical issue in their communities and conduct a related Challenge donation drive. While all students in the school participate in weekly Challenges, the two upper-grade students volunteer during their lunch recess once a week on the Team Kids Leadership Team to plan a school-wide carnival. The Challenge program begins with an assembly and ends with a carnival, followed by a Celebration of service.

Placement Job Description:

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist TK Coach with weekly leadership team meetings.
  • Assist with taking photos of kick-off assembly, leadership team meetings, and carnival.
  • Assist with creating program fliers and Prezi presentation for kickoff assemblies.
  • Assist with preparation for carnival and the day of.
  • Assist with creation of leadership team slide show.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements (subject to change):

  • College Student pursuing their undergraduate or graduate degree
  • Experience and/or interest working with elementary students
  • Reliable Transportation
  • Laptop
  • Intermediate computer skills in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. 

COVID-19 Protocols: Mask required, Physical Distancing
How to Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to Michele Rinehart, Chief if Staff  at michele@teamkids.org


The Center for Restorative Justice Works (Site #16) 

Accepting students for the 23-24 AY: Fall: YES    Winter: NO    Spring: YES      Summer 2023: Yes (SSI & SSII)
Placement type: Hybrid (In-person and Remote) 
Placements available: 1           Length of Commitment: 1 quarter
Physical Address (if applicable): 2350 W. Beverly Blvd., Suite 200, Montebello, CA 90640
Hours of Operation: M-F 9-5                                
Site Website: https://crjw.org/
Main Contact: Ms. Liza Escun            Title: Program Associate 
Email Addresslescun@crjw.org       Phone: (818) 980-7714 Ext. 11

About the Organization:
The Center for Restorative Justice Works (CRJW) is a non-profit that provides free family reunification and support services to children of incarcerated parents. We offer the following programs: Get on the Bus, Family Express, Camp Suzanne, Transition4Success and CrossOver. We are currently working with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to host our trips for families to see their loved ones inside, however, event dates are TBD based on current health recommendations.

Placement Job Description: Students will provide secretarial support to program coordinators and assistants. Students will speak with families participating with GOTB, via video or phone call, facilitating paperwork necessary for children to visit their incarcerated parents. Students will also engage in fundraising, as donations of cash and items are needed to support the transportation of children to the prison visits throughout California. If permitted, (based on current health recommendations) students will also participate on the bus, checking in families, riding the bus, facilitating visits inside prisons, distributing games and activities to children and inmates, and riding the bus home with children and their caregivers after the prison visits. Students can also make instructional videos to assist the families in filling out paperwork and preparing for the trip. Students will also receive training on how to assist families in scheduling in person and virtual visits via the CDCR's Visit Scheduling Application (VSA).

Requirements (subject to change): Must be 18 years or older.
COVID-19 Protocols: Mask required, Physical Distancing, Temperature Checks
How to Apply:

  1. Students can go to our website and fill out the contact form: https://crjw.org/contact-us/
  2. Students can call the office to inquire about internships at our organization- 818-980-7714
  3. Students can email caguilar@crjw.org and give a brief summary. 

The Place4Grace (Site # 33) 

Accepting students for the 23-24 AY: Fall: Yes    Winter: Yes     Spring:  Yes    Summer 2023: Yes (Session TBA) 
Placement type: In-Person, Hybrid (In-person and Remote)
Placements available: 4           Length of Commitment: 1 quarter
Physical Address (if applicable): 2441 N Sierra Way San Bernardino, CA 92405
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 10-6                   
Site Website:  https://theplace4grace.org/
Main Contact: Ms. Candace Wakefield                              Title: Director of Operations
Email Addresscandace@theplace4grace.org                  Phone:909-554-3919

About the Organization:

The Place4Grace was founded in 2009 with the mission to restore families and advocate for children impacted by incarceration. Our programs serve families and children of incarcerated men and women with a focus on family reunification, literacy, providing an environment for extended father and child bonding time, advocacy, and restoration.
   
Due to an overwhelming lack of programs available assisting fathers and mothers to maintain contact with their child while incarcerated, the Place4Grace’s programs are designed to ensure that strong family bonds between the children and their incarcerated parents are maintained and to ease the trauma in children caused by sharing their parent’s sentence.
   
Our Programs Include:

  • Family2Child Literacy, which aims to keep families impacted by incarceration connected, through reading. Men and women are recorded reading a book of their choice to children left behind. Each book includes a loving personalized inscription. The books, along with the audio recordings are mailed to the children, allowing them to hear the voice of their loved one and read along with the recording. The program is present in 16 prisons throughout the state of California
  • Camp Grace, a 5-day music and art-based program, founded on restorative justice principles with the purpose of providing a healing space for fathers to begin building, and in some cases, restoring the relationship with their children. Camp Grace allows children (ages 8-14) to spend extended bonding time with their incarcerated parents. Daily activities such as music and art, drumming, dancing, and writing, serve as vital healing tools and allow participants to reduce the impact of stress and trauma, which in turn allows for the increase in resilience.
  • Parent and Child Connection, a partnership with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s which is a literacy-based program with the aim of keeping parents and their child(ren) between the ages of 0-5 connected. Men and women currently experiencing incarceration in San Bernardino County are recorded reading a book to children they have left behind.
  •  Home2Stay, a Reentry Program which serves individuals who have been formerly sentenced, incarcerated, and released from state prison by providing a unique reentry program focusing on their individual needs. Services include rides home, warm hand off services, financial literacy, family healing dialogue and connection to services

Placement Job Description:

Students will have the opportunity to work in most aspects of The Place4Grace. Responsibilities may include administrative tasks, assisting with legislative development, data entry, program and event coordination support, research opportunities, working alongside community volunteers and staff, and assisting with special projects depending on the time of the year. Increased responsibilities will depend on the interest, skills, and experience of the student.

Requirements (subject to change)

  •  Students should have strong interpersonal and communication skills, be nonjudgmental, flexible, and patient.
  •  Communication skills, organization skills, and computer skills are strongly recommended.
  •  Bilingual, especially Spanish-speaking, a plus.

COVID-19 Protocols: Masks and Physical Distancing when necessary

How to apply: Please send a resume and cover letter explaining interest and availability to admin@theplace4grace.org


The Priority Center (Site #17)

Accepting students for the 23-24 AY : Fall: FULL   Winter: YES    Spring: FULL    Summer 2023: No
Placement type: In-person, Hybrid (In-person and Remote) 
Placements available: 1            Length of Commitment: Indefinitely
Physical Address (if applicable): 1940 E. Deere Ave., Suite #100, Santa Ana, CA 92705
Hours of Operation: M-F 9-5                                
Site Website: https://theprioritycenter.org/
Main Contact: Ms. Jackie Domingo                    Title: Human Resources Generalist
Email Address: HR@theprioritycenter.org          Phone: 714-543-4333

About the Organization:
Our mission at The Priority Center is to deliver life-changing programs to assist people in crisis by giving them the tools and support necessary to end the generational cycle of trauma - including prevention of child abuse and neglect, through early intervention and mental health services, and advocacy. We value every individual's right to grow up and live in a safe and nurturing environment.

The Priority Center's 10 different life-changing programs are designed to work with each family's or individual's unique needs to directly serve those in need, reach those we can engage in our work, and teach those whom we cannot directly serve.

Placement Job Description:

General development and event coordination tasks as assigned: 

  • Plan and develop fundraising opportunities including silent auction procurement 
  •  Volunteer communication and recruitment 
  •  Contribute to event preparations and provide coordination of event logistics 
  •  Assist with committee meeting materials, communication, and follow up
  •  Outreach to media sources and execute event updates on social media 
  •  Assist with managing budgets, status reports, contracts and analytics 
  •  Assistance identifying and source vendors and venues 
  •  Creation of event collateral, signage, layouts and diagrams
  •  Research and marketing projects as assigned 

Requirements (subject to change): Livescan fingerprinting, TB test, DMV record
COVID-19 Protocols: Mask required, Physical Distancing
How to Apply: You may visit our internship page: https://theprioritycenter.org/who-we-are/employment-and-internships/

Please send in your current resume and Internship Application to HR@theprioritycenter.org


 UCI Extended Day Center (Site #19)

Accepting students for the 23-24 AY: Fall: Yes    Winter: Full   Spring: FULL   Summer 2023: Yes (SSI & SSII)
Placement type: In-person 
Placements available: 4            Length of Commitment: 1 quarter
Physical Address (if applicable): 6537 Adobe Circle Road Irvine CA 92617
Hours of Operation: 11:15-5:30                                
Site Website: https://childcare.uci.edu/center/extended-day-center/
Main Contact: Ms. Julie Bookwalter           Title: Director
Email Address: jmbookwa@uci.edu          Phone: 949-824-4753

About the Organization:
Mission Statement:

UCI Child Care Services seeks to provide excellent early care and education to children from infancy through elementary school-age whose parents are staff, faculty or students at UCI, or who are members of the surrounding community. Children will be cared for in nurturing and engaging environments that promote healthy relationships, compassion, creativity, a lifelong love of learning, and a genuine appreciation for diversity. We are committed to keeping abreast of current research in early care and education and incorporating this into our practice, as well as providing a hands-on learning environment that allows undergraduate students to seek employment and internship experiences at our centers. 

Our center provides after-school care to 45 K-6th graders during the school year, and a full-day program during the summer. Our curriculum incorporates three main areas: the outdoor classroom, mindfulness, empathy and compassion, and diversity, equity and inclusion. As children learn about these things, they are also getting help with homework, playing games and sports, doing arts, crafts and cooking and spending plenty of time outdoors.

Placement Job Description: Field study students will be directly supervising and interacting with school-age children as they learn and play at Extended Day. They will work with individual and small groups of children, helping with homework, playing games and doing activities with children, helping to facilitate positive social skills and assisting teachers with setting up, cleaning up, and facilitating activities.

Requirements (subject to change): Field Study students are required to complete a Livescan and to show proof of a negative TB test, as well as MMR, Tdap and influenza immunizations.
COVID-19 Protocols: Mask required, Vaccine required, Physical Distancing
How to Apply: Please email Julie Bookwalter directly at jmbookwa@uci.edu and include a cover letter and resume.


UCI Infant Toddler Center (Site #36) 

Accepting students for the 23-24 AY: Fall: Yes    Winter: Yes     Spring:FULL  Summer 2023: No
Placement type: In-person
Placements available: 2-4        Length of Commitment: -1-2 quarters 
Physical Address (if applicable):  533 California Ave., Irvine, CA 92617
Hours of Operation:  7:30 am - 5:30 pm                      
Site Website:  https://childcare.uci.edu/center/infant-toddler-center/
Main Contact:   Denise McPartlan               Title: Assistant Director
Email Address:   dmcp@uci.edu            Phone: 949-824-4754

About the Organization:

The UCI Infant Toddler Center seeks to provide excellent early care and education to children from 3 months to 30 months. Children will be cared for in a nurturing and engaging environment that promotes healthy relationships, compassion, creativity, a lifelong love of learning, and a genuine appreciation for diversity. We are committed to keeping abreast of current research in early care and education and incorporating this into our practice, as well as providing a hands-on learning environment that allows undergraduate students to seek employment and internship experiences at our centers. 

We value early childhood as a unique time of learning and growth.  We believe that children are competent and curious learners, full of their own knowledge and potential, and interested in connecting to the world around them.  We want children to feel safe, loved, respected, and valued, and to develop into healthy, compassionate, community-minded, and creative individuals. We value children’s play as a way for them to practice and reinforce their learning throughout the day and understand the importance of the scaffolding that happens with teachers and peers. Our curriculum framework incorporates three critical elements into our teaching: the Outdoor Classroom, Mindfulness, Empathy and Compassion, and Anti-Bias Education.

Placement Job Description

Field Study Students assist and support teachers in supervising and caring for children. They will interact and play with the children, help to facilitate positive social skills, and assist teachers with setting up and planning activities. They will learn about child development and our philosophy of interacting with young children.  

Requirements (subject to change):

Live scan fingerprinting/background check (fee associated with this), current TB test & flu shot (both within past year of starting date), copy of immunization records for MMR and Tdap. Livescan clearance is mandatory before a student is allowed on site. 

COVID-19 Protocols:N/A 
How to Apply:  Please email Denise and Pearl directly at dmcp@uci and pkurpjuw@uci.edu with a cover letter and resume. 


UCI Verano Pre School (Site #22) 

Accepting students for the 23-24 AY: Fall: Yes    Winter: Yes     Spring: Yes   Summer 2023: No
Placement type: In-person
Placements available: 2           Length of Commitment: 3 quarters 
Physical Address (if applicable): 3300 Verano Road, Old Rec Center Building
Hours of Operation: MWF 8:30-1:30                          
Site Website: https://childcare.uci.edu/
Main Contact: Mrs.  Leslie Bae                   Title: Director
Email Addressljosephs@uci.edu              Phone: 949-824-4755 

About the Organization:
UCI Child Care Services seeks to provide excellent early care and education to children from infancy through elementary school age. Children will be cared for in nurturing and engaging environments that promote healthy relationships, compassion, creativity, a lifelong love of learning and a genuine appreciation for diversity. UCI Verano Preschool provides part-day child care for children 2 1/2 - 5 years old. School hours for children are Mon/Wed/Fri 9am-1pm. We are closed during the summer. We value early childhood as a unique time of learning and growth, and believe that children are competent and curious learners. We want children to feel safe, loved, respected and valued, and to develop into healthy, compassionate, community-minded, and creative individuals. We value children's play as a way for them to practice and reinforce their learning throughout the day.

Placement Job Description: The Field Study Student performs duties under the direct supervision of the Director and Lead Teacher: to assist and support the teacher in planning and supervising activities for individual children and groups of children.

Requirements (subject to change): Current TB test (within past year or starting date), LiveScan fingerprinting/background check, copy of immunization records (MMR, Tdap, flu shot (within past year of starting date). Director will complete an orientation with the student. Fingerprint clearance is mandatory before a student is allowed on site. Masks must be worn on site.
COVID-19 Protocols: Mask required
How to Apply: Please email cover letter and resume to Leslie Bae: ljosephs@uci.edu. Include a copy of your school schedule, possible. Only apply if you are able to work Monday, Wednesdays, and/or Fridays between the hours 8:30am-1:30pm, as we are a part-day program.


Waymakers - Laguna Beach Youth Shelter (Site #24) 

Accepting students for the 23-24 AY:  Fall: Yes    Winter: Yes     Spring: Yes     Summer 2024: Yes (SSI) Yes (SSII)
Placement type: In-person
Placements available:5           Length of Commitment: 1 quarter 
Physical Address (if applicable): 980 Catalina St., Laguna Beach, CA. 92651
Hours of Operation: Everyday 8am-10pm                 
Site Websitehttps://waymakersoc.org/sheltering-children/
Main Contact: Ms. Chelsea Burch                                    Title: Volunteer Coordinator
Email Addressyouthshelter@waymakersoc.org              Phone: 949-494-4311

About the Organization: Our mission is to build safer communities by helping individuals make their way through conflict and crisis to a place of strength and stability. The Waymakers Children’s Crisis Residential Program is a short-term safe respite for youth ages 12-17. The program provides services to teens displaying behaviors or a history indicative of suicidal tendencies, significant familial conflict, and the impacts of trauma. The program is voluntary, therefore, the client must be willing to participate and parent(s) must attend family counseling sessions and visits with their child. The Waymakers Children’s Crisis Residential Program’s primary goals are to stabilize the youth and facilitate family reunification.

Placement Job Description: Interns provide support to Shelter Staff in supervising the teen residents and assisting with administrative tasks and house operations.

Some of the duties include:

  • Assisting the House Supervisor and Youth Supervisors
  • Participate as an active listener
  • Provide support for shelter residents
  • Develop recreational, educational and/or therapeutic activities for the residents.

Requirements (subject to change): We require proof of COVID vaccination, CPR/First Aid certification, Livescan background check, TB test, and health screen. Requirements need to be completed prior to beginning internship.
COVID-19 Protocols: Mask required, Vaccine required, Physical Distancing
How to Apply: Please apply by emailing Chelsea Burch at youthshelter@waymakersoc.org.


Waymakers - Tustin Youth Shelter (Site #28) 

Accepting students for the 23-24 AY:  Fall: Yes   Winter: Yes     Spring:FULL    Summer 2023: Yes (SSI & SSII)
Placement type: In-person
Placements available: 3         Length of Commitment: 1 quarter 
Physical Address (if applicable): 14632 Yorba St., Tustin CA 92780
Hours of Operation:   11:00am to 10:00pm Monday through Sunday              
Site Website:  https://waymakersoc.org/
Main Contact: Bryn Early                                     Title: Volunteer Coordinator
Email Address:  tustinyouthshelter@waymakersoc.org           Phone:714-714-0780

About the Organization

Mission: We build safer communities by helping individuals make their way through conflict and crisis to a place of strength and stability.
   
Vision: Our vision is a safe community where individuals of all ages reach their highest potential, fostering lasting change and positive impact throughout Orange County.

Culture:
Waymakers offers individuals, families and communities the steadiest, surest, safest pathways to promising outcomes. To clients, Waymakers is the stable home they never had. Their voice when they’re too fragile to speak. Their alternative to the juvenile justice system. Their path away from gang life, substance abuse and other destructive behavior. And their counseling support at a time of greatest need. Waymakers is their advocate, ally, voice of reason and mentor – the one who walks with them on the razor’s edge. The people of Waymakers are committed to supporting clients on their journeys and fostering lasting change and positive impact throughout Orange County.
 
Tustin Youth Shelter
The shelter is part of the Children's Crisis residential program which provides short-term crisis intervention homes for youth referred by Orange County Health Care Agency Children and Youth Behavioral Health Service providers. The Program provides immediate services to youth, ages 12-17, who are at risk for hospitalization or are stepping down from hospitalization after a suicide attempt, threat, or self-harm. The program is voluntary and requires client participation in counseling sessions and daily activities. The goals are to stabilize the youth to return to their living environment.

Placement Job Description

While working under the general supervision of the Volunteer Coordinator and direct supervision from the Mental Health Specialists, students will support the Shelter Staff in supervising the teen residents and assisting with administrative tasks and house operations.
   
   • Assists the House Supervisor and Youth Supervisors
   • Participates as an active listener and provides support for Shelter residents
   • Reports suspected cases of child abuse to proper authorities
   • Maintains structure of Shelter program as established by set policies and procedures,
    keeping aware of House Rules and Consequences as they apply to residents
   • Develops recreational, educational and/or cultural activities for the residents
   • Provides support counseling to the residents
   • Reports daily contacts and activities to Youth Supervisors
   • Client intake process: read rule book and inventory client belongings
   • Helps with meal preparation/supervision as needed
   • Promotes the best interest of the Shelter program

Requirements (subject to change)

  • Ability to communicate with empathy and concern.
  • Must be patient
  • Enjoy working with people especially adolescents
  • Maintain confidentiality of the clients
  • Be able to work with Staff and Volunteers congenially
  • Have pleasant phone personality
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable automobile
  • Experience working with adolescents is helpful

All interns are required to undergo background checks and fingerprinting/Live-scan in addition to completing a health screen/TB test and CPR/First Aid certification. The other requirement involves coming to the shelter for a 2.5-hour training and signing all necessary paperwork. In addition, interns must complete a minimum of 100 hours per semester/quarter term.

COVID-19 Protocols: Mask required, vaccine required 
How to Apply: Please email your resume to tustinyouthshelter@waymakersoc.org