Traditional Field Study Catalog - Education (K-12)

  • Last Updated 8/15/23

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

Accepting students for 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 to 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 Clubs of Garden Grove (Site #300) 

Accepting students for: Fall: Yes    Winter: Yes     Spring: Yes    Summer 2023: TBA
Placement type: In-person, Hybrid (In-person and Remote) 
Placements available: 6+           Length of Commitment: 1 quarter
Physical Address (if applicable): Elementary or Jr. High school within Garden Grove Unified School District
Hours of Operation: M-F 2-6pm, W 1-6pm                               
Site Website: bgcgg.org
Main Contact: Ms. Bell Camacho                 Title: Volunteer Coordinator
Email Address: volunteer@bgcgg.org          Phone: 714-497-9205

About the Organization:
Boys & Girls Clubs of Garden Grove's mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most to reach their full potential as productive, caring responsible citizens. We're committed to valuing diversity, creating a culture of inclusivity and being a safe space for our youth & staff.

We provide services throughout Garden Grove and surrounding cities with employment and internship opportunities in program implementation (K-12), Early Childhood Education (18 mos - 5 years old), and human services through mental health services, truancy prevention, and community outreach. 

Placement Job Description:

Health Science/Child & Adolescent Internship. It would be in-person, and you'd be placed at a school site within GGUSD.

Responsibilities include:

  • Facilitating programs & activities
  • Classroom management
  • Being a positive role model by working directly with youth in Elementary (K-6) or Junior High (7-8).

Bilingual Caseworker Internship

  • You must be at least 21 and bilingual in Spanish or Vietnamese to qualify for this position.
  • You'd be conducting intakes, providing case management services and translating for our families.
  • This can be virtual or hybrid, with occasional visits to site depending on your comfort level.

Requirements (subject to change): Upon approval, TB Assessment/Test, Background Check, and references required (costs covered by BGCGG)
COVID-19 Protocols: Details will be shared upon submission of interest
How to Apply: Send Resume and/or cover letter to volunteer@bgcgg.org and an HR Representative will contact you for a phone screening


Breakthrough San Juan Capistrano (Site #301) 

Accepting students for Fall: Yes    Winter: Yes     Spring: Yes    Summer 2023: Yes (SSI & SSII)
Placement type: Hybrid (In-person and Remote) 
Placements available: 6+            Length of Commitment: 1 quarter
Physical Address (if applicable): 31641 La Novia Ave, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Hours of Operation:   We have flexible availability Monday-Sunday. Virtual or in-person.                         
Site Website: www.breakthroughsjc.org
Main Contact: Mrs. Elizabeth Eusebio                     Title: Executive Director 
Email Address: elizabeth.eusebio@smes.org          Phone: 949-661-0108

About the Organization:
Breakthrough San Juan Capistrano supports students from middle school to college graduation through tuition-free, college access programming. By providing academic enrichment opportunities and support, we are changing the trajectory for students whose backgrounds are underrepresented in higher education.

Nearly all Breakthrough SJC students are from low-income backgrounds and will be the first in their families to graduate from college.

We provide academic tutoring, college counseling, and internship support for our college students.

Placement Job Description:

Field Study Interns will be tasked with supporting both with administrative, and direct services activities. Including, but not limited to:

  • Virtual tutoring
  • Research
  • Data collection
  • Family engagement
  • Communications: social media
  • Enrichment
  • Workshops

We strive to create placements that are mutually beneficial for the Field Study Intern and Breakthrough San Juan Capistrano. For example, we work with Interns on developing an internship experience that leverages their strengths and interests.

Requirements (subject to change): Live Scan, and Virtual Agreement

► Job Requirements for Advanced Field Study Students Only:

  • Applicants would need to be available to come to the Breakthrough San Juan Capistrano site which is hosted inside St Margaret's Episcopal School.
  • Applicants would need to be available to be in person at least 3 times per week in the afternoon and evenings as well as one Saturday per month.

COVID-19 Protocols: Mask required, Physical Distancing
How to Apply: You can email your resume, and cover letter to elizabeth.eusebio@smes.org


Child Studies Collaborative - UCI (Site #35.1) 

Accepting students for: 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 Website:  https://www.uciscienceoflearning.org/child-studies-collaborative.html
Main Contact: Professor 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).


City of Irvine High School Youth Outreach (Site #327) 

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:2           Length of Commitment: 1 quarter 
Physical Address (if applicable):  Heritage Community Center 14301 Yale Ave. Irvine, CA 92604
Hours of Operation:   Flexible schedule between M-F, 9am-6pm, Limited Weekends
Site Website:  https://www.cityofirvine.org/teens/high-school-youth-action-team
Main Contact:    Steve Knollmiller                                  Title: High School Youth Outreach Supervisor
Email Addresshsyat@cityofirvine.org                          Phone: 949-724-6739

About the Organization:

This program is all about creatively responding to the needs and interests of teens in our community! This program will work with the City of Irvine’s Community Services Department to facilitate community service projects, social events, educational outreach, and other resources for the High School aged population in Irvine. The program has a presence in all IUSD high schools, additional high schools throughout the county, and collaborates with many non-profit community partners.

Placement Job Description:

  •   Interns will tackle several projects throughout the year to develop High School Youth Outreach’s program initiatives and provide support at HSYO events.
  •    Interns will help lead high school leadership initiatives to help build character, improve confidence, and create a community for our program members.
  •    Interns will help create mental health and wellness initiatives throughout IUSD campuses.
  •    Interns will be responsible for leading high school events at community partner organizations along with helping contact different organizations and volunteer coordinators.
  •    Interns will be a mentor for our high school program members and help build relationship and make connections with the participants.

Requirements (subject to change): Students must pass a live scan and TB test. Students also must be willing to interact with teens of all ages and assist in creating new and exciting activities and events to support youth development.
COVID-19 Protocols:  N/A 
How to Apply:   Complete the following Google Form (forms.gle/ZaRFxQ39mzWJYqat7) and send hsyat@cityofirvine.org a follow-up email with subject line “UCI Field Study Application '' stating that you have filled out the form and are interested in the position.


Community Roots Academy  (Site #110.1) 

Accepting students for: 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):   29282 Crown Valley Pkwy Laguna Niguel
Hours of Operation:   7:30 - 4:00                           
Site Websitehttps://www.learningcommunities.org/
Main Contact: Mr.   Joe Petty                                                 Title: Director of Special Education, Instruction and Program Compliance
Email Address:  jpetty@communityrootsacademy.org           Phone: 714-227- 4044

About the Organization:

 CRA is a public k-8 charter school serving 800+ students. At CRA, both graduate and undergraduate students are encouraged to apply a diversity of thought and skills gained through actionable scholarship and meaningful contribution as they actively explore complex real-world problems and challenges that promote environmental awareness and stewardship within learning and education. As a result, students become independent thinkers, responsible citizens, and active academic community members.

Placement Job Description:

Candidates could serve in a variety of roles; classroom support, instructional planning, or resource acquisition.

Requirements (subject to change): Live Scan, TV test, high school diploma.

COVID-19 Protocols: Vaccine required
How to Apply:  Email request to  jpetty@communityrootsacademy.org or pbosza@communityrootsacademy.org


Creekers' Club (Site #302) 

Accepting students for: 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): 2 Stone Creek Irvine Ca.
Hours of Operation: M-F 2-6 pm (Days are negotiable)                                
Site Website: N/A
Main Contact: Ms. Ellen M England                  Title: Director
Email Address: ellen@creekersclub.com          Phone: 949-857-1694

About the Organization:
Creekers' Club is an after school program that serves the child care needs of students enrolled at Stone Creek Elementary for grades K-6th Grade.

Placement Job Description: Intern will be placed directly with the children and will support the program. They will assist with the curriculum development and implementation. Intern will support the children outside and inside in small and large group activities, while providing proper supervision. They may also provide support in the homework room as needed.

PAID OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE!

Requirements (subject to change): livescan, TB test, immunization records.

COVID-19 Protocols: Mask required, Vaccine required
How to Apply: Interns may apply by sending resume and cover letter to ellen@creekersclub.com


Crystal Cove Conservancy (SITE #430.1) 

Accepting students for Fall: NO   Winter: Yes     Spring: Yes    Summer 2023: FULL 
Placement type: In-person 
Placements available: 1           Length of Commitment: 1 quarter
Physical Address (if applicable):   5 Crystal Cove, Newport Coast, CA 92657
Hours of Operation:    M-F 9-5                         
Site Websitewww.crystalcove.org
Main Contact:  Ms Sara Ludovise                                     Title: Vice President, Programs & Strategy
Email Address:  sara@crystalcove.org                             Phone: 9497917042

About the Organization:

 Crystal Cove Conservancy is the nonprofit public benefit organization partnered with Crystal Cove State Park. Together with our State Park partners, our mission is to restore the park, educate our future environmental leaders, and protect Crystal Cove, and places like it, for generations to come.
   
   The Conservancy was founded in 1999 by Laura Davick, a third-generation resident of Crystal Cove who spearheaded the effort to preserve the Historic District when it was at risk of being redeveloped into a luxury resort.
   
   Today, the Conservancy is one of California State Parks’ largest public benefit organizations and has become a nationally recognized model for public-private partnerships.
   
   Our programs include environmental education programs for K-12 students and conservation programs, run in partnership with Crystal Cove State Park.
   
   Less than a dozen miles from Crystal Cove live thousands of children who have never been to the beach. Every year, our STEM education programs bring over 5,500 low-income students to Crystal Cove State Park for the first time.
   
   As they take part in real research on our beaches, in our backcountry, on the ocean, and in the classroom, students become California’s next generation of environmental leaders and develop a deep love for places like Crystal Cove. Many of our environmental education programs are provided free to  teachers and students, ensuring that cost is no barrier to access.
   
   We also work arm-in-arm with California State Parks to steward the park’s 2,400 acres of backcountry, 3.2 miles of coastline, and offshore underwater habitat through coordination efforts, conservation research and monitoring, and volunteer stewardship events. Together, we make sure that everyone can  enjoy Crystal Cove for generations to come.

Placement Job Description:

 The Social Ecology intern will help support Crystal Cove Conservancy's environmental education and conservation programming. Duties may include developing and testing an environmental education station for K-12 students or summer camp participants; designing and testing a field guide; assisting with data collection and analysis for an ecological research project; designing an exhibit to communicate environmental themes; or teaching on K-12 education programs.

Requirements (subject to change):

 Previous experience working with Crystal Cove Conservancy
   Any students who volunteer with children must pass a background check (paid for by The Conservancy)
COVID-19 Protocols: COVID-19 protocols are not currently required, but this may change if case levels rise
How to Apply: Contact Erick Valdez at erick@crystalcove.org


Dreams for Schools (Site #303) 

Accepting students for: Fall: Yes    Winter: Yes     Spring: Yes    Summer 2023: Yes (SSI & SSII)
Placement type: Hybrid 
Placements available: 3            Length of Commitment: 1 quarter
Physical Address (if applicable): 550 N Parkcenter Dr, Suite 102 Santa Ana, CA 92705
Hours of Operation: M-F 9-6:00                               
Site Website: https://www.dreamsforschools.org/
Main Contact: Mr. Nithin Jilla                             Title: Founder & Executive Director 
Email Address: hr@dreamsforschools.org          Phone:  949 333 9084

About the Organization:
We make STEM approachable and accessible for all. Empowering students. Cultivating curiosity. By providing the right tools and experience, we help kids program the future.

Dreams for Schools is a STEM education non-profit organization working to advance education equity by bridging gaps in a STEM education, with an emphasis on computer science (CS), by working with a range of community stakeholders from K-12 students, educators, schools, districts, as well as higher education students to provide educational programs that would not otherwise be available to our clients.

DFS's primary programs include:

1. STEM Curriculum Development
2. K-12 STEM Classes
3. Vocational Opportunities for STEM Higher Ed Students
4. Professional Development for Educators
5. Scholarships for STEM Higher Ed Students

Placement Job Description:

Admin/Operations Intern: The Dreams for Schools Admin/Operations Intern will assist with the day-to-day operations of the organization, both individually and collaboratively with team members.

  • Major Responsibilities:
    • Assist with research for different programs within the organization (corporations, grants, programs outreach, mentor recruitment, etc.).
    • Prepare reports, presentations, and/or documents with content related to the organization.
    • Data entry and maintenance with multiple databases used by the organization.
    • Assist with additional administrative tasks as needed.
  • Qualifications:
    • Experience with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint).
    • Multi-tasking, organizational, time-management skills are valued.
    • Strong writing and grammatical skills.

Programs Intern: The Dreams for Schools Programs Intern will provide administrative support to the Programs team for daily classroom activities, material assembly, curriculum development, outreach events, and mentor recruitment.

  • Major Responsibilities:
    • Assist with data entry and maintenance of surveys collected from Dreams for Schools instructors, students, parents, and other stakeholders.
    • Research new developments in education and STEAM curriculum to improve the organization’s internal and external curricula.
    • Pack and assemble materials for our classes (may require occasional in-person attendance to the office in Yorba Linda).
    • Offer preparation and day-of support for quarterly Showcases and outreach events.
    • Perform research activities to identify potential partnerships for Dreams for Schools programs.
  • Qualifications:
    • Familiarity with Google Suite Sheets and/or Microsoft Excel
    • Interest in building strong relationships with outside, community partners
    • Experience in researching and creative problem solving is a plus.

Marketing Intern: The Dreams for Schools Programs Marketing Intern will support marketing efforts to assist with the promotion of the organization’s programs across multiple platforms. They will also aid in the creation of new content to help the organization expand its social media presence/engagement.

  • Major Responsibilities:
    • General everyday posting and management of Dreams for Schools’ social media accounts.
    • Bringing Dreams for Schools into the realm of TikTok content creation
    • Begin initial planning for a new mini-video series on project building at home (family DIY time, etc.)
    • Contacting alumni instructors to capture “Where are they now?” stories to be shared digitally.
    • Additional projects may be assigned, including marketing surrounding Dreams for Schools Professional Development, roundtable discussions with educators, Girls in STEAM Night, and Instagram reels.
  • Qualifications:
    • Experience with creating content and strong familiarity with TikTok.
    • Experience with other social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.).
    • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, Canva, and Web Design are encouraged.
    • Experience with Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop is a plus, but not required.

Requirements (subject to change): Growth mindset and willingness to learn.

►Requirements for Advanced Field Study Students Only:
Applicants would need to be available to come to the Dreams for Schools office location in Santa Ana weekly at least twice and eligible to help out at events as needed and applicable. 
 

COVID-19 Protocols: Physical Distancing
How to Apply: Please email your resume and area of interest to hr@dreamsforschools.org.


El Sol Science and Arts Academy (Site #304) 

Accepting students for: Fall: Yes    Winter: Yes     Spring: Yes    Summer 2023: No
Placement type: Hybrid (In-person and Remote) 
Placements available: 10            Length of Commitment: 1 quarter
Physical Address (if applicable): 328 W. Halesworth Street Santa Ana, CA 92702
Hours of Operation: M-F 8-6, some Sat afternoons                               
Site Website: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqMwkcmxErQNKwZ_Lvft8Bg
Main Contact: Ms. Sue Cronmiller                    Title: Director
Email Address: suecronmiller@me.com          Phone: 949-202-9522

About the Organization:
El Sol Conexion is the arts and culture department at El Sol Academy Arts and Sciences, a pre-k through 8 grade dual language immersion community charter school serving the low income Latino community with education, health, nutrition services and life long learning opportunities in the humanities. Field Study students can intern with the director of El Sol Conexion and if requested, can be placed within the school itself assisting staff and educators.

Placement Job Description: We will be returning to the classroom this fall with in class poetry workshops and will be organizing, in fall, a large Saturday festival to celebrate the blessing of a new mural currently being painted at the school. We will also be developing an international exchange program with a school in The Netherlands. This will be done on Zoom as will some prep and training sessions. Please refer to the videos on our YouTube channel to get a sense for our program activities.

Requirements (subject to change): N/A
COVID-19 Protocols: Mask required, Physical Distancing. Visitors will complete symptom surveys on line and/or have body temp checked upon arrival.
How to Apply: Please email introductory email and resume to Sue Cronmiller. She will set up Zoom introductory meetings and informational session.


Freedom Writers Foundation (Site #305) 


Accepting students for: Fall: Yes    Winter: Yes     Spring: Yes    Summer 2023: No
Placement type: Hybrid (In-person and Remote) 
Placements available: 4            Length of Commitment: 1 quarter
Physical Address (if applicable): 3335 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90803
Hours of Operation: M-F 9-6                                
Site Website: freedomwritersfoundation.org
Main Contact: Mr. Bryan Solis                                                      Title: Director of Volunteers & Scholarship
Email Address: bryansolis@freedomwritersfoundation.org          Phone: 714- 200-6358

About the Organization:
A book. A movie. A movement.

For 20 years, the Freedom Writers Foundation has mitigated student dropout rates by reproducing the Freedom Writers' experience in schools around the world. The Foundation's mission is to provide educators with tools to empower all students to succeed. Our core programs include Training, Outreach, Scholarship, and Curriculum.

The Training Program includes a 5-day intensive workshop led by Erin Gruwell that helps educators of all subjects and grade levels focus on the humanity of every student. Through keynote speeches by Erin and the Original Freedom Writers, the Outreach Program improves classroom attendance, increases student and employee engagement, and fosters inclusive campus atmospheres. The Scholarship Program provides support for first-generation college students who have remarkable academic promise despite tremendous adversity.

Placement Job Description: Field Study students are able to support the work of Freedom Writers Foundation and our multiple departments at our non-profit. These include Outreach, Correspondence, Office Administration, Development, Social Engagement, Education, Volunteer & Scholarship Programs, and Digital Media.

Students will be able to do job shadowing with director-level leadership, enjoy various intern events, and experience the day-to-day operations of managing an education non-profit organization. We have a match for anyone who has a passion for hard work and equity in education!

Requirements (subject to change): Must complete a screening interview with Freedom Writers Foundation staff
COVID-19 Protocols: Mask required, Physical Distancing
How to Apply: Please complete the following Google Form to apply: https://bit.ly/FWFInternForm


Girls Incorporated of Orange County (Site #306) 

Accepting students for: Fall: Yes    Winter: Yes     Spring: Yes    Summer 2023: Yes (SSI & SSII)
Placement type: Hybrid (In-person and Remote) 
Placements available: 1            Length of Commitment: 3 quarters
Physical Address (if applicable): 1801 E. Edinger Avenue, Suite 255A Santa Ana, CA 92705
Hours of Operation: M-F 9-7                           
Site Website: https://www.girlsinc-oc.org/
Main Contact: Ms. Carolina Ramirez                 Title: Volunteer Services Coordinator
Email Address: cramirez@girlsinc-oc.org          Phone: 714-597-8600

About the Organization:
Girls Inc. of Orange County has been a respected member of the non-profit community since 1954. The mission of Girls Inc. is to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. We put our mission into practice through the Girls Inc. experience that equips girls to navigate gender, economic, and social barriers and grow into healthy, educated and independent adults. Health, education and independence are the three main areas that surround our program curricula. We are an affiliate of the Girls Incorporated national organization, the nation's leading research and evaluation organization on issues pertaining to girls and young women. We work with girls ages 4 to 18 with proven "girl-focused" programs at over 54 outreach sites established at schools and community centers throughout Orange County.

Placement Job Description: Girls Incorporated of Orange County welcomes college-level interns to assist Program Staff in working with Girls Inc. participants to provide girls with role models. 

  • Work directly with Girls Inc. participants (elementary and teen)
  • Perform in a co-facilitating role within programs by assisting in the preparation, facilitation, and evaluation of curriculum.
  • Build positive and nurturing relationships with the girls.
  • Provide overall supervision and safety for the girls.
  • Assist staff in activities and programs.
  • Participate in outreach programs for tween and teen girls

Requirements (subject to change): Regular availability with access to the internet and a computer. Lots of energy and an openness to work with girls and young women required. Interns must be complete a background check.
COVID-19 Protocols: Mask required, Physical Distancing
How to Apply: To apply for a placement, please email the Volunteer Department at volunteer@girlsinc-oc.org. Provide a description of your interest and contact information. 


Huntington Beach Public Library - Oak View Branch (Site #307) 

Accepting students for: Fall: TBA    Winter: TBA     Spring: TBA     Summer 2023: Yes (SSI) No (SSII)
Placement type: In Person
Placements available: 2            Length of Commitment: 1 quarter
Physical Address (if applicable): 17251 Oak Lane, Huntington Beach, Ca 92647
Hours of Operation:  M-Th 9-9; Fri-Sat 9-5                      
Site Website: https://www.huntingtonbeachca.gov/government/departments/library/
Main Contact: Mrs. Claudia Locke                 Title: Branch Manager
Email Address: clocke@surfcity-hb.org          Phone: 714-375-5068

About the Organization:

Oak View Branch Library is one of the branches of the Huntington Beach Public Library system. The Huntington Beach Public Library and Cultural Center welcomes, empowers and enriches our community by providing innovative and traditional library services that inspire and encourage transformation and growth. The Huntington Beach Public Library and Cultural Center will be the transformational place at the heart of the City of Huntington Beach, where families come to share experiences, read, experiment and grow.

The main services and programs that Oak View Branch Library offers are:

  • Homework Help Program for K-12 graders
  • Literacy Program for adults
  • Children's Storytimes with arts & crafts
  • Programs for Teens and Adults
  • Reading Programs throughout the year
  • Computer Lab, mobile printing, and free Wifi
  • Collection of children and adult's books in English and in Spanish
  • Collection of DVDS, Hotspots and Seeds Library
  • Information and reference services.

Placement Job Description:
The intern will be a tutor for the Homework Help Program, which serves school age students from kindergarten through 12th grade. The Homework Help Program is offered, in person only, from mid-September through mid-June on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays between the hours of 2 pm to 5:00 pm; and on Wednesdays from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm.

The student intern will:

  • Assist with the daily set up of the homework help program
  • Take attendance of the children participating in the program
  • Help children with their school assignments (including writing and reading skills)
  • Design flyers/worksheets to use during the program, among the main tasks
  • Might be asked to support other library/office duties like shelving books, filing, prepare crafts for story time, and data entry.

Requirements (subject to change): Interns are required to submit fingerprinting to conduct a Department of Justice screening. Interns are responsible for any fees associated with the screening.
COVID-19 Protocols: Mask is no longer required. Vaccine is not required but it would be preferred.
How to Apply: Students are welcome to apply by submitting their resume and a cover letter by email to Clocke@surfcity-hb.org


JKL Teahouse/R is for Rice (Site #324) 

Accepting students for: Fall: Yes    Winter: Yes     Spring: YES     Summer 2023: Yes (SSI & SSII) 
Placement type: Remote
Placements available: 2            Length of Commitment: 1 quarter
Physical Address (if applicable): Virtual 
Hours of Operation:  M-F, 9-5           
Site Websitehttps://risforrice.com/
Main Contact: Mr. Nithin Jilla                         Title: Social Media
Email Address: hello@jklteahouse.com         Phone: 626-214-8492

About the Organization:

The demand for diverse children’s books is on the rise. R is for Rice is an ABC’s book for early readers that celebrates the influence of Asian Americans on everyday American life. Growing up as Asian Americans, we rarely, if ever, saw ourselves reflected in the children’s books available to us. And the few books that were available often depicted Asian cultures and customs as distinctly separate from the mainstream American experience.
   
At JKL Teahouse, we are proud of our multiple Asian heritages, and we are proud to be Americans. Our mission is to inspire a broader definition of “American” by offering products that reflect Asian Americans and the impact of Asian communities on American life. What better way to celebrate this than by exploring common Asian foods through a rhyming, colorful ABC’s book!

Placement Job Description:

Program & Marketing Intern Role 

Student responsibilities:

  • Works to develop materials for elementary outreach and schools for early learners
  • Coordinates and implements programs and lesson plans in programs for kids 
  • Participate in development of program materials
  • Manage social media content to keep communications up to date 
  • Conducting Research on ways to promote and engage the audiences
  • Source, outreach, seed/gift, and track current and potential influencers that are great for the brand and can promote organic follower growth and reach
  • Conduct outreach activities to promote our book and curriculum
  • Regular attendance and participation at Youth Team Meetings and trainings
  • Collaborate effectively with community organizations, school districts, teachers, schools, and book stores to establish relationships and organize any program services 
  • Maintain reporting and documentation requirements
  • Other projects as assigned to meet program and agency mission, goals and objectives
  • Coming up with new ideas of engagement for R is for Rice children's book

Requirements (subject to change)

  • Strong organizational, writing and communication skills; good attention to detail
  • Ability to work in diverse team of colleagues and communities
  • Reliable Wifi and access to virtual meetings
  • Great attitude and team player with strong leadership skills
  • Ability to work some evenings, weekends
  • Reliable transportation(if applicable.)   
  • Experience with creating content and strong familiarity with reels and video content creation.
  • Experience with other social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.).
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, Canva, and Web Design are encouraged.
  • Experience with Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop is a plus, but not required.

COVID-19 Protocols: N/A as it is remote position
How to Apply:  Email us your resume, cover letter and your interest to intern@jklteahouse.com


KidWorks (Site #27.1) 

Accepting students for: 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

  • Interact 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


LEARN (Site #315) 

Accepting students for Fall: Yes    Winter: Yes     Spring: Yes    Summer 2023: No
Placement type: In-person, Remote, Hybrid
Placements available: 10            Length of Commitment: 1 quarter
Physical Address (if applicable): 7200 Greenleaf Ave. Suite 300 Whittier, CA 90602
Hours of Operation: M-F 9-6                         
Site Websitewww.Learnla.org
Main Contact: Mr. Robert M. Arellanes        Title: CEO
Email Address: robert@learnla.org            Phone: 562-881-6457

About the Organization: LEARN works to encourage a culture of learning by securing and providing resources to students and families in areas of need. LEARN accomplishes this through after school support in the areas of homework assistance, enrichment activities and recreational activity. "Keys To College" is a curriculum developed to bring college knowledge to students where that generational knowledge may not exist. Curricula ranges from pre-K to 12th grade.

Placement Job Description: Student's would deliver a curriculum twice a week to students ranging in grades from K to 12

Requirements (subject to change): Ability to follow a curriculum, enthusiastic and engaging. A required live scan is required by the school districts we engage with.
COVID-19 Protocols: Mask required, Vaccine required, Physical Distancing
How to Apply: Submit a letter of interest stating why you would like to become a, "Keys To College" Ambassador along with a resumé, grade preference from Kinder to 12th grade, and days of availability and between the hours of 2 pm and 6 pm. 


LePort Montessori Spectrum North (SITE # 34.1) 

Accepting students for: 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.


Mothers Against Drunk Driving  (Site #523.1) 

Accepting students for: Fall: Yes    Winter: Yes     Spring: Yes     Summer 2023: Yes (SSI & SSII)
Placement type:  In - person, Remote, Hybrid (In-person and Remote) 
Placements available: 1          Length of Commitment: 1 quarter
Physical Address (if applicable): 5455 Garden Grove Blvd. #150 Westminster, CA 92683
Hours of Operation:  M-F 9-5, some evenings and weekends                           
Site Website: www.madd.org
 Main Contact: Ms. Melissa Estelle                                Title: Sr. Program Specialist
 Email Address: melissa.estelle@madd.org                  Phone: 714-838-6199 ext. 6653

About the Organization:

Our mission is to end drunk driving, help fight drugged driving, support the victims of these violent crimes and prevent underage drinking. To achieve our mission we provide services to victims and their families, lobby to support stronger drunk driving laws, educate parents and teens about the dangers of underage drinking, and partner with law enforcement. We engage the community through free workshops, educational programs, and fundraising events.

Placement Job Description

Interns will be involved in the planning and execution of our programs and events, help facilitate educational workshops, support law enforcement, support our fundraising and community outreach efforts.

Requirements (subject to change): Background check
COVID-19 Protocols: Mask required, regular testing 
How to Apply: Email resume and cover letter to melissa.estelle@madd.org


OCAPICA (Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance)  (Site # 322) 

Accepting students for: Fall: Yes    Winter: Yes     Spring: Yes     Summer 2023: No
Placement type:  Hybrid (In-person and Remote) 
Placements available: 2          Length of Commitment: 1-3
Physical Address (if applicable)5455 Garden Grove Blvd. #150 Westminster, CA 92683
Hours of Operation:  M-F, 9-5:30pm                           
Site Website: www.madd.org
 Main Contact: Emily Park                               Title: Program Coordinator
 Email Address: epark@ocapica.org               Phone: 657- 217-2622‬

About the Organization:

​The Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance, Inc. (OCAPICA) was established in 1997 with the mission to build a healthier and stronger community by enhancing the well-being of Asians and Pacific Islanders through inclusive partnerships in the areas of service, education, advocacy, organizing, and research.
   
OCAPICA has departments in mental health (short-term counseling/therapy, case management, educational workshops), health (COVID relief, access to health care systems, health education), youth (after-school programs, outreach events, serving AUHSD students), policy (data collection, participation in public policy and civic engagement), adult workforce, small business program (consulting, workshops), and housing assistance (rapid re-housing assistance, case management).

Placement Job Description

Students: 

  • Works to develop, coordinate, and implement youth leadership-development programming for OCAPICA's Youth Programs, for 9th-12th grade AUHSD youth
  • Assist with the facilitation of weekly in-person sessions 1-2 times per week at Magnolia High School (and other locations, college tours, etc.) within specific youth program placement in coordination with youth team
  • Participate in curriculum adjustment and development of program materials
  • Host student engagement activities and provide peer mentorship to students during and outside of after-school sessions
  • Manage social media content to keep communications up to date, and relevant
  • Works to expand youth leadership opportunities to junior high youth through new initiatives and programming efforts
  • Conduct outreach activities to promote services and recruit youth program participants
  • Regular attendance and participation at Youth Team Meetings and trainings
  • Work with Program Manager and Program Coordinators on any additional projects, or data gathering needed
  • Assist in evaluation and assessment of programs
  • Collaborate effectively with community organizations, school district, administration and students, and other OCAPICA program staff to establish continuity of program services with attention to cultural relevance and competency
  • Maintain reporting and documentation requirements
  • Other projects as assigned to meet program and agency mission, goals and objectives

Requirements (subject to change)

  • One-year experience in youth programs; or commensurate professional and life experience will be considered
  • Strong organizational, writing and communication skills; good attention to detail
  • Ability to work in diverse team of colleagues and communities
  • Ability to work with diverse ethnic and cultural communities including, but not limited to the following target populations: students of color, LGBTQIA+, and/or undocumented immigrants of varying ages between 13-18
  • Reliable Wifi and access to virtual meetings and in-person meetings
  • Preferred bilingual capacity, preferably in Spanish and/or Asian language (e.g., Vietnamese)
  • Great attitude and team player with strong leadership skills
  • Must be comfortable with the philosophy and goals of OCAPICA.
  • Ability to work some evenings, weekends
  • Regular Attendance required
  • Live Scan/Background check required
  • Reliable transportation to and from sessions, events, etc.

COVID-19 Protocols: Suggested but not required.
How to Apply: Students can apply by emailing their resume and cover letter to jcortes@ocapica.org (Jacqueline Cortes, Youth Program Manager).


Project Hope Alliance (Site #32.1) 

Accepting students for: 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 MotiVATe of Orange County (Site #321) 

Accepting students for Fall: FULL    Winter: Yes     Spring: Yes     Summer 2023: No
Placement type:   Hybrid (In-person and Remote) 
Placements available: 3          Length of Commitment: 1 quarter
Physical Address (if applicable): Program for the 2022-2023 academic school year will be virtual/hybrid, with the possibility of in-person outdoor events in the Orange County area, depending on pandemic conditions
Hours of Operation: M-F 9-9, hours are dependent on workshop and event times                  
Site Website: projectmotivate.org
Main Contact: Ms. Lydia Tran                                    Title: Program Director 
Email Address: director@projectmotivate.org           Phone: (949) 385-0555

About the Organization:

Our Mission is to mentor Vietnamese-American teens by developing their academic, cultural, and social skills to achieve educational goals and personal success. Initiated in 1996, Project MotiVATe (formerly Camp for Youth) was developed to meet the needs of Vietnamese-American youth in Orange County. Despite the large number of Vietnamese-Americans living in Orange County today, there are currently no mentoring programs available free of charge to academically and socially at-risk Vietnamese youth. To fulfill this need, Project MotiVATe offers a culturally relevant mentorship program at no financial cost to families.Through its annual summer camp, personalized mentoring, weekly study halls, and monthly events, Project MotiVATe ensures that all mentees graduate high school and pursue higher education while creating opportunities for personal growth, cultural connectedness and social responsibility.

Placement Job Description

Project MotiVATe hosts a variety of events and workshops, from weekly study halls to monthly events, and much more. As a field study applicant, some sample tasks, activities, and responsibilities are listed below:

  •  Attend weekly study halls to interact with students and help with homework, if needed
  • Work closely with Mentors and Coordinators to plan workshops and events
  • Work with the Social Media Coordinator to create content for social media platforms
  • Attend and help facilitate activities during workshops and events
  • Build rapport with Mentees and share your own individual stories and experiences regarding pursuing higher education. Share challenges and successes with Mentees.
  • For senior Mentees, assist with higher education and/or post-high school plans (e.g., working with them on personal statements during study halls, helping them find information about internships, building resumes/cover letters, applying to scholarships, etc.)

Requirements (subject to change): A LiveScan will be required if you accept the position.
COVID-19 Protocols: Masks, Vaccine, and Physical Distancing are strongly recommended, but not required, for in-person events
How to Apply: To apply, please send your resume/CV and cover letter to director@projectmotivate.org with the subject title: UCI Field Study Application: [your first and last name]. Contact Program Director Lydia Tran at the email or phone number provided if you have any questions or concerns.


Project Tomorrow (Site #309) 


Accepting students for: Fall: Yes   Winter: Yes    Spring: Yes   Summer 2023: Yes (SSI & SSII)
Placement type: Remote 
Placements available: 1            Length of Commitment: 1 quarter
Physical Address (if applicable): Virtual
Hours of Operation: M-F 9-5                                
Site Website: https://tomorrow.org/
Main Contact: Michelle Green                       Title: Speak Up Director 
Email Addressmgreen@tomorrow.org          Phone: 541-840-0665

About the Organization:
Project Tomorrow is a national education nonprofit group based in Irvine, California. 

The vision of Project Tomorrow is to ensure that today's students are well prepared to be tomorrow's innovators, leaders and engaged citizens of the world. We believe that by supporting the innovative uses of science, math and technology resources in our K-12 schools and communities, students will develop the critical thinking, problem solving and creativity skills needed to compete and thrive in the 21st century. 

We approach our mission by:

  • Conducting national research projects such as Speak Up.
  • Facilitating the replication of model projects in schools and communities.
  • Providing online tools and resources for students, teachers and parents.
  • Contributing to the national and regional dialogue about educational issues.

Placement Job Description: The Program Support Intern is responsible for the overall administrative support of a varied set of school-based research projects and implementation programs that involve schools across the United States.

Those responsibilities include:

  • Providing administrative support for our various projects and research initiatives. 
  • These administrative responsibilities include conducting research, data collection, and other support of our projects. 
  • The research tasks can include reports and articles on education trends, upcoming conferences and due dates for submitting proposals, identification of school district demographics and personnel, and creating summaries of the research to share with others internally.
  • Supporting the marketing efforts and goals of the organization. These efforts include facilitating the distribution of newsletters and social media posts, working with our external webmaster on website updates and metrics analysis, and the development of key collateral materials such as infographics and social media images using our research data.

Qualifications and desired talents:

  • Demonstrated interest or coursework in nonprofit organizations, research and/or education
  • Ability to work independently and to be a self-starter
  • Familiarity with Internet research and basic Microsoft Office applications -- data analysis skills not necessary
  • Excellent analysis and communications skills, both written and verbal
  • Personable and friendly; works well with others

Project Areas:

  • Speak Up National Research Project: Assist with Speak Up for Higher Education and K-12 recruitment outreach (through social media and email campaigns), and promotional efforts to teacher preparation/education programs at colleges and K-12 schools and districts across the country.
  • Special Projects: Assist with logistical and operational details of educational research projects. Including but not limited to research, data collection, survey development.

Description of Duties:

  • Administrative support for our program operations and logistics
  • Extensive online research for prospective clients within all programs
  • Assistance with data entry and analysis of data results, including the organization of national, state and local level reports
  • Assistance with management of the company website including analysis of usage trends (Google analytics)
  • Assistance with Google AdWords campaign and media/communication outreach plan. Includes generating written content for social media outlets (Facebook, Twitter, Project Tomorrow Blog), creation of social data infographics and animated video snapshots, and outreach to prospective schools and districts.
  • Opportunity for database building and data analysis of data results

Requirements (subject to change): N/A
COVID-19 Protocols: Other
How to Apply: Email resume and cover letter to jobs@tomorrow.org


Pure Game (Site #310.1) 

Accepting students for: 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): 1725 S. Douglass Rd, Anaheim, CA 92806
Hours of Operation: M-Th 8-5, F 9-1                               
Site Website: https://thepuregame.org/
Main Contact: Pamela Lares                                  Title: Program Director
Email AddressPamela@thepuregame.org           Phone: N/A

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:

Field Champion Intern:

  • Support creating lesson plans for youth programs to deliver games for experiential learning. 
  • Deliver the S.T.A.R. SEL SOCCER curriculum at designated schools. 
  • Execute lesson plans with soccer games and other interactive games. 
  • Journal success stories and challenges faced after each program. 
  • Update Captain on program process. 
  • Maintain ongoing professional relationships with community partners, staff, and parents. 
  • Support with managing roster, attendance, and any other needed resources for the program. 
  • Complete accident/incident forms if needed.

Requirements (subject to change): Background Checks, Child Abuse Prevention, Previous experience working with youth or Child Development courses.
COVID-19 Protocols: Mask required
How to Apply: Interested? Apply today! Email your resume (or to learn more) to Pamela Lares (Pamela@thepuregame.org)


QD Learning  (Site #325) 

Accepting students for: Fall: Yes    Winter: Yes     Spring: Yes    Summer 2023: Yes (SSI) & Yes (SSII) 
Placement type:   Hybrid (In-person and Remote)
Placements available: 4           Length of Commitment: 1 quarter
Physical Address (if applicable): 1088 N Tustin Ave, Anaheim CA 92807
Hours of Operation: M-F 11-7                             
Site Websitehttps://qdlearning.net/
Main Contact: Ms.  Asha Taylor                                  Title:  Program Director
Email Address:  qdataylor@gmail.com                     Phone:  714-386-1295

About the Organization:

Our Vision & Mission
Vision: Inspire students by developing their 4c skills in communication, collaboration, critical thinking & creativity.

Mission: Provide 4C-based enrichment programs online/in-person to students who are in grade K-12.

Each of QD Learning's management team has a passion for education and take pride in what they do. Their specialized skills and diverse professional backgrounds make for a unique environment and culture for the organization.

Collectively, their proactive educational research and working knowledge of curriculum competency requirements, allow for QD Learning to stay abreast of 21st Century learning methodologies. Because we embrace the child/learner as a whole, Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is integrated into each program.

SEL is also taken into account when designing curriculum that will meet both academic and emotional intelligence goals.

Placement Job Description:

Tasks include:

  •    Curriculum development and updates
  •    Semester planning
  •    Class resource management
  •    Teaching assistant
  •    Class recap posting
  •    Writing academic reports
  •    Behavioral counseling reviews
  •    Google classroom and drive management
  •    Research and development assistant
  •    Marketing assistant
  •    Social media posting
  •    Competition prep assistant
  •    Parent Liaison assistant

Requirements (subject to change)

  • Background check
  • Live scan
  • Chinese/English fluent welcome but not required

COVID-19 Protocols: Mask required, vaccine required
How to Apply: To apply, please email qdataylor1035@gmail.com


Rainbow Rising (Site #31.1) 

Accepting students for: 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):   2005 Knollcrest, Irvine CA 92603 (Placement location will vary, all within Irvine) 
Hours of Operation: 7am-6pm                          
Site Websitewww.rainbowrising.org
Main Contact: Jennifer Willis                              Title: Administrative Director 
Email Addressjwillis@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 #29.1) 

Accepting students for: 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


Save Our Youth (Site #311) 

Accepting students for: Fall: Yes    Winter: Yes     Spring: Yes    Summer 2023: Yes (SSI & SSII)
Placement type: In-person 
Placements available: 5            Length of Commitment: 2 quarters
Physical Address (if applicable): 2045 Meyer Pl Building E Costa Mesa CA, 92627
Hours of Operation: M-F 4-8pm  (Summer Hour:  Aug. 7-Aug 21 11 to 3pm or 2 to 6pm and  August to September 3:30pm to 7:30pm)                             
Site Website: http://save-our-youth.org
Main Contact: Ms. Mary Cappellini                        Title: Interim Executive Director 
Email Address: mary@save-our-youth.org             Phone: 949-548-3255

About the Organization:
SOY's mission is to provide a safe and welcoming space for teens to find hope, to nourish a sense of self and an ability to grow, and to develop interests and skills to become productive members of society.

Placement Job Description: Helping directly with various programing including but not limited to: SOY Girls, Academics, Fitness, Mental Health Workshops, Dance, Etc. The student will help co-supervise the center, chaperoning on special events with staff and hosting workshops. Additional responsibilities include administrate work such as: checking in students, keeping attendance records, etc.

Requirements (subject to change): COVID Vaccine, Bachelor's Degree in Progress
COVID-19 Protocols: Mask required, Vaccine required
How to Apply: Students can apply by emailing cristy@save-our-youth.org and submitting a resume and program they would like to assist with on site. This will be followed up with a Zoom meeting with both staff members on site.


Team Kids (Site #314) 

Accepting students for: Fall: Yes    Winter: Yes     Spring: Yes    Summer 2023: No
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: Julie Hudash                  Title:  Founder & CEO
Email Address: jhhudash@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 cover letter and resume to Julie Hudash, Founder & CEO  at jhhudash@teamkids.org


TGR Learning Lab (Site #312) 

Accepting students for: 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): 1 Tiger Woods Way, Anaheim, CA 92801
Hours of Operation: M-Th 9-6                              
Site Website: TGRFoundation.org
Main Contact: Ms. Ashley Cortez                             Title: Volunteer Coordinator
Email Address: acortez@tgrfoundation.org             Phone: 714-765-8000 x226

About the Organization:
We empower students to pursue their passions through education.

For 25 years, we have worked to create a world where opportunity is universal and potential is limitless. With an unwavering commitment to impact underserved youth, our mission is to empower students to pursue their passions through education.

Through innovative STEM coursework, college-access programs, digital platforms and educator professional development, TGR Foundation provides resources and support to help youth connect their passions to their purpose.

Placement Job Description: TGR Learning Lab is seeking enthusiastic and committed individuals to partake in our Volunteer/Internship Program. If you are interested in supporting students, enjoy working in a collaborative environment or want experience in an educational setting, this opportunity is perfect for you. Volunteers/Interns will aid in class instruction and various other duties throughout our facility. Volunteers/Interns will assist instructors with their facilitation. Volunteers/Interns also have the opportunity to work alongside faculty and students to help promote learning in fun and exciting ways.

Requirements (subject to change): Background Check required and must be at least 16 years of age.
COVID-19 Protocols: Mask required, Physical Distancing
How to Apply: Please reach out to Ashley Cortez at acortez@tgrfoundation.org.


The Craig School  (Site #318) 

Accepting students for: Fall: Yes     Winter: No     Spring: No     Summer 2023: NO
Placement type: In-person 
Placements available: 6+            Length of Commitment: Possible extension to 2 or 3 quarters if they wish to
Physical Address (if applicable): 3400 Michelson Dr., Suite 200 Irvine
Hours of Operation: M-F 8AM to 4:30pm                              
Site Websitehttps://thecraigschool.org/
Main Contact: Mrs. Rose Holland                          Title: Programs Manager
Email Address:  rose@thecraigschool.org            Phone: 949-812-6222

About the Organization:

The Craig School  is a school program that is dedicated to helping children who struggle with attention, and whose behavior interferes with accessing academic curriculum in traditional school settings. We specialize in treating children with neuro-developmental disorders and provide support and education to their families. Our school program integrates a token economy system and a cognitive-behavioral social skills program with a special education approach to academics. Our target population is children in third through eighth grade.

Through a clinical intervention program, children receive daily group cognitive-behavioral training directed by the highly trained staff. The program focuses on self-regulation, the management of anger, anxiety, frustration, and compliance, as well as social pragmatics, relational skills, and social reciprocity. During the classroom-based educational component, staff members implement a token economy system for about 16 to 18 students from third to eighth grades. Children attend group psychological intervention for 1 hour each day. This specially adapted school-based intervention model program developed at UC Irvine is theoretically based in cognitive-behavioral strategies and supported with applied behavior modification techniques. The Craig School Social Skills intervention model is specifically designed to meet the needs of children with behavioral challenges that are preventing them from accessing education and curriculum in a less restrictive setting.

Placement Job Description

Field Study Requirements:

  • Approximately 10 hours per week per quarter
  • Interns are assigned to one classroom for the duration of the placement.
  • 1.5 hours weekly for training class and supervision in person.
  • 1.5 hours for weekly clinical meeting.
  • 6 hours weekly classroom placement with hands on experience with students with behavioral staff as models and trainers.
  • 1-hour weekly reading/training assignments.

Qualities Needed:

  • Flexible team player
  • Eager to learn
  • Takes initiative
  • Open to feedback
  • Likes interacting with kids.

Requirements (subject to change): Live Scan (Cost is the responsibility of the student. Form will be provided by The Craig  School), TB Test, COVID Vaccination required and flu shot recommended.
COVID-19 Protocols: Vaccine required
How to Apply: Please email resume and cover letter to Rose Holland at rose@thecraigschool.org.


UCI Center for Educational Partnerships (Site #317) 

Accepting students for: Fall: FULL    Winter: Yes     Spring: FULL   Summer 2023: No
Placement type:  Hybrid 
Placements available: 5          Length of Commitment: Varies 
Physical Address (if applicable): 120 Theory, Suite 150 Irvine, CA 92697
Hours of Operation: M-F 8-5; Occasional afternoon and Saturday events                      
Site Websitehttps://www.cfep.uci.edu/
Main Contact: Santana Ruiz                       Title: Deputy Director 
Email Address: ruiz@uci.edu                     Phone: 949-824-1015

About the Organization: In 2018, the Center for Educational Partnerships (CFEP) was integrated into the School of Education. The CFEP is a robust unit that creates collaborations that support student preparation for and success in higher education. Its programs support K-12 teacher and student development, transfer students, and UCI undergraduates from all majors. With the support of the CFEP, the School of Education is creating opportunities for students to achieve the American dream. GUIDING PRINCIPLES : What We Believe -Diversity among students and faculty enhances the educational experience the university provides and the scholarships it produces. -Collaboration promotes the exchange of ideas, leverages resources, and drives collective action. -Research guides practice, promotes accountability, and advances knowledge.

Placement Job Description: Interns support the day-to-day operations of the school, participate in enrichment programs, assist with development and research projects.

  • Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP): Helps students at underserved schools prepare for college and the workforce, complete all UC and CSU admissions requirements, and apply for college and financial aid
  • GEAR UP: targets middle school students from disadvantaged areas who need assistance with English and mathematics
  • Upward Bound: serves high schools students by providing academic enrichment, counseling and mentoring
  • COSMOS: serves California high school students who are talented in math and science.

Field Study Student projects can include:

  • Academic advising to students in elementary, middle, or high schools
  • Planning and implementation of special week-end, after-school, and summer programs for K-12 students
  • Assisting with evaluations of outreach programs for K-12 students
  • Assisting with evaluations of outreach programs.

Requirements (subject to change): Interns support the day-to-day operations of the school, participate in enrichment programs, assist with development and research projects ; Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP): helps students at underserved schools prepare for college and the workforce, complete all UC and CSU admissions requirements, and apply for college and financial aid; GEAR UP: targets middle school students from disadvantaged areas who need assistance with English and mathematics; Upward Bound: serves high schools students by providing academic enrichment, counseling and mentoring; COSMOS: serves California high school students who are talented in math and science. Field Study Student projects can include academic advising to students in elementary, middle, or high schools; planning and implementation of special week-end, after-school, and summer programs for K-12 students; and assisting with evaluations of outreach programs for K-12 students; and assisting with evaluations of outreach programs.
COVID-19 Protocols: Mask required, Vaccine Required

How to apply: Contact Santana Ruiz at ruiz@uci.edu


UCI COSMOS (California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science) (Site #320) 

Accepting students for: Fall: NO    Winter: NO     Spring: NO    Summer 2023: Yes (SSI) No (SSII)
Placement type: In - Person 
Placements available: 5          Length of Commitment: Summer ONLY 
Physical Address (if applicable): UCI Student Housing
Hours of Operation: July 10-August 5, 7 days a week (shifts may vary, but Resident Assistants typically work in the evenings (4-11pm)                    
Site Websitehttps://www.cosmos.uci.edu/
Main Contact: Dr. Elizabeth Crook                      Title: Associate Professor of Teaching, COSMOS Director
Email Address: e.crook@uci.edu                        Phone: 949-824-3830

About the Organization:

UCI COSMOS (the California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science) has as its mission to motivate the most creative minds of the new generation of prospective scientists, engineers, and mathematicians who will become leaders for California, the nation, and the world. The program aims to create a community of students who participate in and contribute to an intensive academic experience delivered by distinguished educators and scholars. COSMOS is an intensive four-week program for talented high school students. Students apply to a specific “cluster”, with each cluster addressing advanced topics in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Clusters are taught by participating UCI faculty. COSMOS students have the unique opportunity to engage with distinguished university faculty, work on a research project, and explore topics that extend beyond the typical high school curriculum. COSMOS is made possible by the California State Legislature, through Assembly Bill 2536, Statutes of 1998..

Placement Job Description:

APPLICATON DEADLINE APRIL 7, 2022! 

Working Title: Resident Assistant (RA)

  • Limited-term position 
  • Multiple positions available
  • Pay rate: $16.00 per hour 
  • UCI housing and meals provided during program dates (Open to current UCI undergraduate or graduate students or recent graduates)

Summary: The COSMOS Summer Program Resident Assistant (RA) will be responsible for various administrative duties and supporting staff and faculty with planning and implementation for the four (4)-week, summer COSMOS (California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science) program. The 2022 COSMOS program will take place on campus from July 10-August 5. 

Under the supervision of the COSMOS Assistant Director, the incumbent will be responsible for:

  • Providing administrative and program support before, during, and after the COSMOS summer program
  • Organizing program materials and planning, coordination, advertisement, and support of all student events/activities * (see below for more details specifically related to this field study placement) 
  • Working as a team member with other COSMOS staff and resident assistants (RAs) 
  • Serving as a resident assistant (RA) to oversee a group of high school students in on-campus housing. 

The incumbent will live in on-campus housing during the program (room and board provided by COSMOS during the program dates*), and will:

  • Assist in the implementation of the COSMOS program
  • Ensure the program objectives are being maintained and oversee the safety and well-being of participants in the program; keep track of student attendance 
  • Be on full-time during the designated work hours 
  • Uphold the program rules/policies in the residence halls and on UCI premises and scheduled fieldtrips 
  • Coordinate recreational activities and supervise residential and extracurricular activities with a team 
  • Maintain a positive college-going culture by serving as a role model and mentor to participants • Ensure all participating students follow the rules and regulations 
  • Take appropriate actions in emergency situations and contact appropriate people in the case of an emergency 
  • Assist staff with disseminating and collecting all necessary paperwork and materials 
  • Provide assistance during move-in and move-out days 
  • Additional tasks as assigned *** 

In addition to fulfilling the job responsibilities of the COSMOS Resident Assistant, field study hours can be fulfilled by:

  • Organizing program materials and planning, coordination, advertisement, and support of all student events/activities. Programming activities can include (but are not limited to): o Evening/weekend workshops on college readiness, living away from home, methods for coping with homesickness, the undergraduate student experience, navigating degree programs, the college application process, etc. 
  • Community-building activities designed to increase inclusivity amongst participating students, including team-building activities, learning to work in groups, and organizing groups related to diversity and inclusion o Workshops on education-related curriculum, including science communication, presentation skills, and team-building 
  • Organizing and hosting guest speakers based on the interest of COSMOS students Shadowing students in the classroom and aiding the COSMOS Teacher Fellows in teaching science communication curriculum (i.e. a COSMOS Learning Assistant)
  • Providing administrative and program support before, during, and after the COSMOS summer program (not to exceed 25% of the job duties)
  • Design and coordinate recreational activities and supervise residential and extracurricular activities with a team

Requirements (subject to change)

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

  • Current UCI student (undergraduate or graduate) with a minimum 2.5 GPA and in good academic standing, or, recent graduate 
  • CA Driver’s License strongly preferred, but not required
  • Must have the maturity and responsibility to oversee high school students and uphold program policies and procedures 
  • Previous experience working with high school students (preferred, but not required) 
  • Outgoing and friendly; excellent interpersonal skills and ability to build positive rapport with students
  • Ability to take initiative, be responsible, and be a team player 
  • Demonstrated record of leadership, maturity, and academic excellence 
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse populations and within a team environment 
  • Ability to work independently and follow through on assignments with minimal direction
  • Effective decision-making skills; flexible and assertive • Capacity for discretion, diplomacy, and confidentiality • Excellent written and oral communication skills, organization skills, and attention to detail
  • Flexibility to meet changing needs of the program 
  • Must have flexibility in schedule leading up to, during, and after the program
  • Must be available to work all program days and during specified hours for all COSMOS summer program dates, including weekends: (July 10 - August 5, 2022) 
  • Must reside and take meals in the residence hall during the designated work hours
  • Must pass a pre-employment background check
  • Must be able to provide proof of a negative TB Test (within the last 3 years)
  • Must be willing to attend/complete all required training sessions which include CPR training, First Aid training, and COVID-19 related training (dates TBA)

COVID-19 Protocols: Vaccine required

How to apply: interested students should send an email with their CV and a short statement of interest to Elizabeth Crook, e.crook@uci.edu.


UCI Early Childhood Education Center (Site #316) 

Accepting students for Fall: Yes    Winter: Yes    Spring: Yes    Summer 2023: No
Placement type:  In-person
Placements available: 2           Length of Commitment: 1 quarter
Physical Address (if applicable): 501 Adobe Circle Rd Irvine CA 92617
Hours of Operation: M-F 8:15-4:45                           
                                                               Site Websitehttps://childcare.uci.edu/center/early-childhood-education-center/
                                                               Main Contact: Wenli Lin                          Title: Director 
                                                              Email Addresswglin@uci.edu               Phone: 949-824-3100

About the Organization: The Early Childhood Education Center provides quality care for children two years of age through kindergarten. The Center serves faculty, staff and student families as well as children from the community; it is geared particularly towards the needs of working families. The main emphasis is building children’s self-esteem and providing a nurturing and positive extension of home experiences in a very social setting.

Placement Job Description: Students will gain a great deal of experience working directly with young children in developmentally appropriate activities. Students may be designated to work with a particular child to provide special attention and assist that child in feeling more comfortable in the days experience at the Center. Students may also assist in the care and supervision of small groups of children. Opportunities to work with special-needs children may be available. Students will be asked to submit a list of their goals and objective within four weeks of starting at the Center. They will be asked to report progress on their goals weekly.

Requirements (subject to change): Genuine interest in working with young children is required. Will need to complete a background check. Must have immunization records showing MMR, Pertussis, and Flu Shot.
COVID-19 Protocols: Mask required

How to apply: Email cover letter and resume. Clear TB test and fingerprinting are required for interns working in excess of 10 hours per week. Cost for fingerprinting is approximately $97.


UCI School of Law - Saturday Academy of Law (Site #319) 

Accepting students for Fall: FULL    Winter: Yes     Spring: NO    Summer 2023: No
Placement type:  Hybrid 
Placements available: 2           Length of Commitment: 1 quarter
Physical Address (if applicable):  401 E. Peltason Drive Irvine CA 92697
Hours of Operation:  Saturdays from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.; additional flexible hours during the week for remote projects                     
Site Websitehttps://www.law.uci.edu/about/public-service/public-interest/community-p...
Main Contact: Estuardo Ponciano                        Title: Executive Director of Community Programs
                                           Email Address: eponciano@law.uci.edu              Phone: 949-824-9926

About the Organization: The Saturday Academy of Law (SAL) at the University of California, Irvine School of Law, is a program that provides ninth-grade students with a unique opportunity to improve their reading, writing and critical thinking skills while learning more about the legal profession and higher education opportunities. The program creates a pipeline of law school candidates who represent the diverse backgrounds and experiences of Orange County residents, with the hope that many will return to their communities to serve underrepresented populations.

Placement Description

SAL Teaching Assistants (TAs) work with ninth-grade students over the course of the six-week session on Saturday mornings as mentors and small group facilitators.

  • TAs work under the supervision of the Lead TA and of the teacher in their classroom.
  • TAs assist with class discussions, group projects, and grading assignments.
  • An interest in law and legal topics is preferred but not required.
  • Attendance for all six Saturdays in the session is mandatory.
  • TAs also assist in setting up the classroom each Saturday, including organizing student binders, files, and supplies.
  • TAs also complete some administrative tasks remotely during the week in preparation for the next week and as follow up to the previous week.

Requirements (subject to change): Life scan and fulfillment of UCI campus vaccination requirements
COVID-19 Protocols: Mask required, Vaccine required, Comy with UCI guidelines

How to applyhttps://www.law.uci.edu/about/public-service/public-interest/community-p...


UCI Science Project & Magnolia Agriscience Community Center (Site #323) 

Accepting students for Fall: Yes    Winter: No    Spring: Yes     Summer 2023: No
Placement type: In-person
Placements available: 6+          Length of Commitment: 1 quarter
Physical Address (if applicable): 2450 W Ball Rd, Anaheim, CA 92804
Hours of Operation: T & W, 8am-12pm            
Site Websitehttps://scienceproject.cfep.uci.edu
Main Contact: Lilly Lopez                     Title:  Program Coordinator
Email Address: lillyml@uci.edu           Phone: 310-753-3038

About the Organization

UCI Science Project is grounded in research-based educational practices and understands the paradigm shifts needed for the Next Generation Science Standards. Our goal is to support educators as transformative leaders who build capacity in their schools through empowering learning experiences. We are firmly committed to addressing racial, social, and environmental injustices through collaborative efforts that position educators as agents of change for community action.
   
UCISP is proud to partner with MACC in AUHSD to support the development of a sustainable community garden and farm! Working with UCI researchers across the university in earth system science, engineering, urban health, education, and more to create authentic 21st century experiences for 30,000 AUHSD students.

Placement Description:  

Interested in environmental justice and sustainable agricultural practices? Join the UCI Science Project as an intern at the Magnolia Agriscience Community Center (MACCP). 

Earn up to 2 independent study courses units and gain hands-on experience in community education with students by facilitating hands-on learning labs focused on sustainable agriculture practices. 

At least one 4-hour shift is required each week, with shifts being on Tuesday (8:00 am - 12:00 pm), Wednesday (8:00 am - 12:00 pm) and Thursday (8:00am - 12:00pm). 

Students must be available during the shifts listed above. 

Requirements (subject to change): Students do not need any previous teaching experience. Students will be required to get a background check and TB test prior to starting the internship.
COVID-19 Protocols: Physical Distancing

How to apply:   To register for this internship for FALL 2023 please fill out this google form: https://bit.ly/2023MACC  


UCI Verano Pre School (Site #22.1) 

Accepting students for: 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 only                          
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.


Well-Suited (Site #313) 

Accepting students for: Fall: Yes    Winter: Yes     Spring: Yes    Summer 2023: No
Placement type: Remote 
Placements available: 10            Length of Commitment: 1 quarter
Physical Address (if applicable): Via Online
Hours of Operation: M-F, Hours are Flexible                                
Site Website: www.wsccp.org
Main Contact: Ms. Cynthia Hernandez                               Title: Internship Coordinator
Email Address: Hhernandez.Cynthia@gmail.com.             Phone: 562- 659-2866

About the Organization:
Well-Suited is a non-profit organization that coordinates with schools and school districts to provide college and career guidance to middle school and high school students who attend school in low-income communities.

Placement Job Description: Interns will prepare and work in groups or one-on-one with students that they are matched with. They will follow the Youth with a Passion College and Career Planning program, by providing students the tools they need to explore their passion and potential college and careers.

Requirements (subject to change): Access to a laptop/computer with video and reliable internet is required to complete internship tasks.
COVID-19 Protocols: N/A: Remote Placement
How to Apply: Email resume to Hhernandez.Cynthia@gmail.com.