Summer Affordable Housing and Community Development Internship
Oxy students: Are you interested in issues of affordable housing, homelessness, community development, improvement of conditions in low-income neighborhoods, environmental justice, and climate justice? If so, consider applying for Oxy's paid summer internship program in affordable housing and environmental justice & policy..
2014 Summer interns (pictured):
Cassidy Higley '18 | LA Community Action Network
Ada Kelly '17 | Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment
Jessica Mitchell '18 | LA Neighborhood Housing Services
Ricardo Parada '18 |Strategic Action for a Just Economy
Alison Salazar '19 | East LA Community Corporation
Eva Schifini '17 | National Day Laborer Organizing Network
The application for summer 2017 are due by 5:00 PM on Tuesday, February 28, 2017.
2017 Summer Affordable Housing and Environmental Policy & Justice Internship
The college has funding for several internships. The Occidental students selected for this internship will be paid a $4,000 study grant, will be provided with room and board on campus [based on income, but with a maximum payment of $130 (tbd) per week for the summer], and will work full-time for a community-based non-profit organization in Los Angeles working on affordable housing, environmental issues, planning, policy, and organizing. Additional funds for travel expenses may also be available.
Interns will work full-time (35-40 hours per week) for 10 weeks, from May 30 to August 5, 2017 and work with professional staff on a variety of projects dealing with housing development, housing policy, housing advocacy, environmental justice, and community-based approaches to climate change, policy, and planning. The students will be required to keep a journal, meet with a faculty member during the summer to discuss the internship, and write a final paper dealing with some aspect of the internship and the topic of affordable housing or environmental justice and policy.
Past interns have worked with the following organizations:
- Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (www.calorganize.org)
- Asian Pacific Policy & Planning Council (www.asianpacificpolicyandplanningcouncil.org)
- East Los Angeles Community Corporation (www.elacc.org)
- East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice (eycej.org)
- Esperanza Community Housing (www.esperanzacommunityhousing.org)
- LA Community Action Network (cangress.org)
- National Day Laborer Organizing Network/Pasadena Community Job Center (www.ndlon.org and www.pasadenajobcenter.com)
- Neighborhood Housing Services (www.nhslacounty.org)
- Pacoima Beautiful (www.pacoimabeautiful.org)
- Strategic Action for a Just Economy (saje.net)
- Strategic Concepts in Organizing and Policy Education (SCOPE)
- Coalition for Economic Survival (http://www.cesinaction.org/)
- LA Voice (www.lavoicepico.org)
- LINC Housing Corporation (www.linchousing.org)
- Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (www.laane.org)
- Southern California Association of Non-Profit Housing (www.scanph.org)
Occidental frosh, sophomores, and juniors are eligible to apply. There is no formal application form. To apply, you should provide the following:
How to apply:
1. Your name, Oxy ID#, major, class (i.e. frosh, sophomore, junior), GPA, and the name of a faculty member who can serve as a reference.
2. A one-page statement explaining why you are interested in this internship
3. A copy of your resume
Please send the application to Sylvia Chico at the Urban & Environmental Policy Institute. You can bring it to UEPI and put it on Sylvia's desk, or email it to her (in MS Word) at email@example.com.
Applications will be accepted until February 28, 2017 (5:00pm PST).
If you have any questions about the internship, please contact Professor Peter Dreier at firstname.lastname@example.org or Professor Martha Matsuoka at email@example.com.
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- Mailing Address:
Occidental College, UEPI (MS-M1), 1600 Campus Road, Los Angeles, CA 90041