Communications and Journalism Internships

Communications and Journalism Internships

Calling all communications majors! Are you looking for an Internship to gain more experience in areas like journalism, mass media studies, or related fields? Here are some internships you might be interested in applying to! 

  1. The Borgen Project
  2. CNN Fall 2022 Internship
  3. MIT Press Fall 2022 Internship 
  4. Modern Renaissance Arts Collective Internship at Culturally Arts Collective
  5. Influencer Relations Intern at Anastasia Beverly Hills
  6. Summer 2022 Communications Internship for the Office of Councilmember Nithya Raman, Los Angeles City Council, 4th District
  7. Resources for other internships
Summer Internships – Public Policy and Public Affairs

Summer Internships – Public Policy and Public Affairs

Interested in public policy and public affairs? 

If so, check out these government-related internships! 

  1. Government Relations Internship at WSP USA 
  2.  Public Sector Internship at Adobe 
  3. Democracy & Civic Engagement Internship at the ACLU of Northern California
  4. U.S. Government Affairs and Public Policy Internship with Mercy for Animals 
  5. Government and Public Affairs Internship with the Southern California Association Of Governments
Stem Internships for Students

Stem Internships for Students

Check out these STEM internships that are for students pursuing careers in the computer science, medical, and engineering field!

Computer Science 

HRIS Intern with Sketchers

https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/hris-intern-at-skechers-3090297475/?utm_campaign=google_jobs_apply&utm_source=google_jobs_apply&utm_medium=organic

Quantitative Analyst Intern at O’Neil Global Advisor

https://careers.daicompanies.com/OGA/job/Los-Angeles-Quantitative-Analyst-Intern-CA-90001/885462900/

Student Researcher BS 2022 at Google

https://careers.google.com/jobs/results/81327043850969798-student-researcher-bs-2022/?employment_type=INTERN

Medical Field 

Student Intern at L.A Care Health Plan

https://jobs.lacare.org/

USC Insitute for Global Student Health Internship

https://globalhealth.usc.edu/education-training/fellowships/

Intern AIDS Healthcare Foundation

https://www.aidshealth.org/about/careers/internship/

Engineering 

Fall 2022 Mechanical Engineering Intern at Amtrack

https://careers.amtrak.com/job/Los-Angeles-Fall-2022-Mechanical-Engineering-Intern-90290813-Los-Angeles-Cali-90021/893556200/?utm_campaign=google_jobs_apply&utm_source=google_jobs_apply&utm_medium=organic

Fall 2022 Mechanical Engineering Intern at JPL/NASA

https://www.jpl.jobs/job/R1600/Fall-2022-Mechanical-Engineering-Co-Op-Intern?utm_campaign=google_jobs_apply&utm_source=google_jobs_apply&utm_medium=organic

Industrial Engineer Intern at UPS

https://www.jobs-ups.com/category/engineering-internships-jobs/1187/84164/1

A Look At College Admissions During The Pandemic

A Look At College Admissions During The Pandemic

A webinar by EdSource’s Lary Gordon and Anna Vasquez along with a panel of college admissions experts breaks down what higher education admission looks like during the pandemic. The college admissions process has had some drastic changes affecting students and administrators. Students have had to adjust the way they approach applying to colleges and universities, just as much as administrators have had to change the way they review applications.

Perhaps the greatest change sweeping college admissions is standardized testing. Traditionally, testing was a big deciding factor in student admission. Many would argue standardized testing is outdated and since standardized testing has been dropped many more students have taken their chances at highly selective colleges than ever before. With more students applying to traditionally more selective institutions, college acceptance rates have actually lowered and students are left with few options for higher education. On the other hand, others argue test scores were simply data, some colleges have accommodated and considered various other factors which help determine their admission ranging from GPA, prompt excerpts, geographical location, extracurriculars, among other factors. 

There is another factor to consider when analyzing grades for admission. Since the elimination of standardized testing, more emphasis has been placed on grades during the college admission process. Students have felt the pressure to have excellent grades. AB 104 allows students to change their grades to a pass or fail to account for any students whose grades may have suffered because of the pandemic. This has led to somewhat of grade inflation, however, colleges will also take into account how challenging the classes they are taking are and how well they excelled in those classes. Students shouldn’t feel bad about choosing a pass or fail class because the bill would put in place to aid students not harm them. 

Over the course of the past few years, college admissions have been under fire at various institutions. Even the most prestigious colleges like Stanford and USC have been no strangers to scandals. After students and colleges got exposed for allowing students to buy their way into college, the admissions for these institutions lost their integrity when considering students. Ironically, the scandal made students more inclined to apply to these colleges once they saw the lengths privileged wealthy people were willing to go to in order to gain admission. Through transparency, college admissions hope they can earn back the trust of applicants. Not only do they hope to restore the integrity within these institutions but some colleges even hope to bridge the gap of inequality created by these scandals. 

Experts suggest students share their stories in order to stand out! They also urge students to explore many colleges to find the college that may be the best fit for them. Overall the admissions process is constantly evolving. Students should share their experiences and excel in school to the best of their ability.

To watch the roundtable discussion with college admission experts and learn more click here

Disability Services for Students

Disability Services for Students

Students who attend public colleges and universities are protected against disability discrimination by Title II under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Many campuses are equipped with offices and services for college students with disabilities. The goal of these offices and services is to address accessibility, accommodation, and assistive technology for a diverse range of needs.

To begin receiving accommodations you must first register as a student with disabilities, this is done with the disabilities service office in your school. Disabilities offices have instructions for how to register for services on their website. Remember the name of the office does not necessarily need to have the word “disability” in its name, you can also look for words such as access, equity, or accommodations. You also need to provide evidence of a disability to get accommodations but remember that disclosing your disability to your school is completely optional. 

Examples of disabilities are, but are not limited to: 

  • Neurological conditions
  • Sense organ impairments
  • Musculoskeletal impairments
  • Emotional or mental illness
  • Respiratory conditions
  • Digestive ailments
  • Learning disabilities 
  • Organic brain syndrome 

However, you will need to disclose this information if you wish to receive academic adjustments. All colleges receiving federal funding must ensure equal access to students with disabilities, meaning they have to provide “reasonable” accommodations. 

Here are some typical academic adjustments institutions provide:

  • Sound amplification aids
  • Speech to text software
  • Accessible testing locations
  • Note-taking services
  • Priority class registration
  • Sign language interpretation
  • Course substitutions

Sources:

https://www.bestcolleges.com/resources/students-with-disabilities/

https://www.bestcolleges.com/resources/college-planning-with-learning-disabilities/

https://www.understood.org/articles/en/7-things-to-know-about-college-disability-services