ACADEMIC INTERNSHIP PROGRAM DATABASE
The following unpaid/course-credit internship projects are available. To search by "Key Word", please press Ctrl+F.  Last updated 06/23/14. 
Applicants who meet program requirements may be invited for an interview in order to assess their ability to perform the duties of the internship.  
Please visit our Website to verify your eligibility: http://file.lacounty.gov/dhr/Academic%20Intern%2011_13.pdf  
 If you feel that you are qualified and wish to be considered for the internship(s), please identify 2-3 projects and follow the following link to apply Click Here
Project # Project Title  Project Description Possible Major Critical Skills Location
431 Architectural  Intern The work will include conceptual design, schematic design, design development and construction documentation preparation. Architectural Design Strong oral and written communication skills; present solutions to problems Department of Public Works
1000 S. Fremont
Alhambra, CA 91803
613 Communications Intern Join the Communications Team of the world’s greatest fire department!  L.A. County Fire is seeking creative interns to assist in a number of communications projects to support the Department’s internal and external communications programs, and assist the Department’s Strategic Plan Goal 12 Team in “Communicating our Value.”  The current program includes public relations/community outreach, publications, media relations, social media (Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube), special events, and websites.  If you are studying journalism, public relations, organizational communication, video production, screenwriting, graphic design, multimedia, or a related field, this is THE internship for you!  The Communications Team is part of the Executive Bureau, with direct reporting to the Fire Chief.  Help tell the amazing story of this world-renowned rescue agency! Potential majors include but are not limited to Journalism, Public Relations ,Communications or related majors.  Coursework in multimedia is a plus. Ability to identify newsworthy story ideas about the Department’s people, programs and services, and bring them to life in all communication vehicles.  Ability to write news and feature stories, develop campaigns (including ad copy and marketing messages) to communicate to County residents that L.A. County Fire is their best option for public safety. Fire Department
Fire  Department headquarters in Los Angeles, 1320 N. Eastern Avenue, LA 90063 (just south of Cal State L.A. campus below the San Bernardino (10) freeway).  Working offsite is an available option. 
654 Consumer Protection Counselor Counseling consumers on the telephone and in person, concerning landlord-tenant, credit, retail sales, automobile purchases, false advertising, repairs and many other consumer issues. Consumer Sciences/ Affairs, Business Law or Paralegal Studies majors are desirable. Excellent customer service skills and interest in working with the public in consumer protection.  No previous experience required.   Department of Consumer Affairs
500 West Temple Street Room B-96
Los Angeles, CA 90012
655 Investigative Intern Interviewing and providing information to the public, investigating, mediating and resolving routine consumer complaints, researching and understanding statutes as they apply to consumer complaints, and organizing and prioritizing assignments.  Excellent customer service, networking, interpersonal and analytical skills.  Candidate must also be self-motivated, dependable and able to perform multiple tasks under time constraints and with minimal supervision.  Bilingual skills are a plus but not required.  Consumer Science/Affairs, Law, Administration of Justice, Business Law, Public Administration or Paralegal studies majors are desirable. Ability to interview consumers, learn and apply relevant consumer laws.  Active listening skills. Department of Consumer Affairs
500 West Temple Street Room B-96
Los Angeles, CA 90012
657 Small Claims Court Counselor Counsels litigants about Small Claims Court matters including, case preparation, service of process, appeals and collection of judgments. Excellent customer service skills and interest in working with the public in Small Claims Court matters.  Law, Business Law or Paralegal Studies majors are desirable :  Ability to interview litigants, learn and apply relevant civil laws.  Active listening. Department of Consumer Affairs
500 West Temple Street Room B-96
Los Angeles, CA 90012
685 Departmental Marketing/Public Relations Campaign Development and implementation of a comprehensive marketing campaign that will educate consumers and the general public on the many programs and services provided by the Department.   Upper-division coursework in Public Relations and/or Marketing. Ability to strategize and develop a comprehensive marketing plan. Agriculture Commissioner/Weights & Measures
12300 Lower Azusa Road
Arcadia 91006
686 Public Service Promotional Video Project The County of Los Angeles Agricultural Commissioner/Weights and Measures Department seeks to develop a promotional video in order to further educate County consumers and the general public about its many programs and services. Departmental programs are focused on areas of consumer and environmental protection, providing leadership and direction in the successful eradication of serious pests, protecting the consumer from increased food prices, the environment from increased pesticide application and the agricultural industry from increased costs for pest control.   Film student(s) with advanced video production skills and a working knowledge of Mac video-editing software. Ability to problem solve in areas related to pre-production, on-location filming and post-production. Agriculture Commissioner/Weights & Measures
12300 Lower Azusa Road
Arcadia 91006
718 Commission for Women – Status of Women in Los Angeles County 2008-10 The purpose of this report is to gauge how women in Los Angeles County have progressed since the last report in 2008 in several areas: health, economic equality, education, housing and poverty, gender equity and domestic violence.

STATUS REPORT OUTLINE for Internship Project No. 718

INTRODUCTION
1. Mission Statement
2. Committees

B. PRESIDENTS INTRODUCTION

C. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
 1. Sexual Assault Crimes
 2. Building a Community Response
 3. Funding for DV Crisis Shelters & Service Providers
 4.   Mental Health & Homelessness

D.      ECONOMIC / GENDER EQUALITY
1. Equal Pay
2. Livable Wages (minimum wage in California)
3. Glass Ceiling (stats on women in political positions and top management positions in the County)

E. HEALTH CARE
 1. Healthcare Reform and Legislation
 2.  Health Indication for Women by Ethnicity and Federal Poverty Level
 3. HIV & AIDS (in women)
4. Cervical Cancer-Prevention and Treatment (and the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and the HPV vaccine)
5. Healthy Family – Fight Against Child Obesity

F OLDER WOMEN’S ISSUES
1.  Growing Diverse Older Population
2. Older Women as Caregivers and Widowhood
3. Social Status (Women being old, minority and poor)
4. Healthcare and Legislation

G. EDUCATION
1. Sexual Harassment & Dating Violence (Education and Prevention)
2. Money for Minority School Districts
3. Nutrition / Physical Activity in schools
4. Women in Higher Education

I.         CONCLUSION
The intern should have an awareness and interest in women’s issues; be able to research to find statistics in various areas; and ability to work on their own with minimal direction. Possible majors include Communications, Journalism, Public Administration, Women’s Studies or related majors. Ability to draw conclusions from research conducted and prepare a report for approval by the Commission for Women and the Board of Supervisors. Executive Office of the Board of Supervisors
Commision for Women
Room B-50, Hall of Administration, 500 W. Temple Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
   
768 Adult Protective Services (APS) Intern Interns are needed to assist APS Program Planning Staff with administration of the State-Mandated 24-hour Program that receives reports of suspected elder and dependent adult abuse and provides intervention services.  Interns are sought to assist in the development of a program wherein volunteers will serve APS social workers who provide crisis interventions.  In addition, Interns are needed to assist the Quality Assurance Section of APS with analysis and categorization of confidential case records. Analytical skills are required.  In addition, he/she needs experience related to assisting those in need, either in a professional work environment or from personal experience.  Experience specifically related to assisting seniors or developmentally disabled persons is highly desirable.  Behavioral or Social Sciences majors. Selected interns will be engaged in activities that require sensitivity and diplomacy.  Ability to analyze service delivery systems and to make recommendations on how to improve the Program is highly desirable. Department of Community and Senior Services
3333 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA  90010
790 Analysis/Development of Methods and Procedures Analyze and develop the methods and procedures to streamline the procurement process at DPSS. An understanding of the DPSS business processes.  Have a strong analytical, logical and organizational capability necessary to make recommendations to streamline the procurement process.  College level classes related to business automation and management as well as information technology or two years experience in a technical, administrative, or analysis dealing with the investigation and solution of complex system or processing problems.  Possible majors include Industrial Engineering, Public Administration or related majors. A fast learner with logical analysis in systems analysis and design.  College courses in business communication and/or English.  Independent researcher in the development of data processing standards, solutions and procedures. Department of Public Social Services                    14714 Carmenita Road, Norwalk, CA 90650
791 Application End-User Support Technical support for the custom business applications developed in house or implemented as commercial software. At least one years experience assisting technical personnel in performing work related to the planning and implementation of computerized systems.  A strong analytical, logical and organizational capability. Ability to listen perceptibly and ask pertinent questions in order to make recommendations for problem solutions.  Ability to Identify and trouble shoot problems experienced by end users.  Able to follow procedural and logical thinking needed to identify problems in the shortest time possible.                                                                                                                                                                                                        Interns must have a high level of analytical skill, good to excellent written and verbal skills.  College courses in business communication and/or English. Department of Public Social Services
14714 Carmenita Road
Norwalk, CA 90650
College courses classes related to one on the following areas:  Business and/or Management,  Application Development, Information Technology.                                                                              Independent researcher in the development of data processing standards, solutions and procedures.  
     
     
797 Staff Assistant, PSS - Intern The individual will have the opportunity to learn compilation and submission of reports; ordering supplies and facility maintenance.  Has responsibility for housekeeping and record keeping functions and conducts administrative studies of internal operations and procedures as an assistant to a Section Manager in the Department of Public Social Services. Art, English, Geography, Health, History, Mathematics, Science, Sociology, Technology or related majors. Be able to plan, evaluate, and review reports for completeness, accuracy, consistency as well as conformity to regulations and procedures. Department of Public Social Services
Compton District
211 East Alondra Blvd.
Compton, CA 90220
831 Recruitment and Examination Reads and understands DHR policies/procedures on examinations to gain a thorough understanding of the examination process.

Reads and understands applicable Civil Service Rules and what they mean. Assists in preparing bulletins and supplemental application for various Civil Service Exams. Review employment applications to determine if applicants meet Minimum/Selection Requirements.  Prepares a recruitment plan to attract qualified candidates using new and traditional methods such as the internet and other posting sites. Assists analysts in the coordination and administration of written tests and/or oral exams.  Assists analysts in developing Appraisal of Promotability (AP) form and standards.  Coordinates and monitors the AP process, and reviews completed AP’s for accuracy and compliance. Conducts research and analyzes data, and prepare reports on assigned projects.  Works on special projects as assigned by the senior analysts.  Develop and update the Departmental Programs brochures that delineate services provided by the Office of Affirmative Action Compliance.
Possible majors include Business Administration, Human Resources, Public Administration or related majors. Good analytical skills required.Good oral and written communication skills required. Some research analysis experience required. Department of Human Resources
3333 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 350
Los Angeles, CA 90010 
837 Dietetic Rotation This project will provide the unique opportunity to work in a large, institutional environment gaining supervised experience in the areas of: administration, clinical, and community nutrition.  Students will gain the ability to liaison with doctors and/or health care workers, and patients.  Students will gain the skills to develop diets for patients based on their health condition, provide nutrition education, quality assurance by inspecting meals prepared in correctional facilities, and to check that meals are providing the correct nutrients. Students will conduct in-service training regarding topics such as: medical diets, food safety and sanitation, and state/government nutrition guidelines.

This program follows the guidelines of the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE) of the American Dietetic Association (ADA).  This experience is accredited towards the 900 hours of supervised practice within an academic program preparing students to be Registered Dietitian Eligible (RDE) to take the California State Board Exam.
Enrollment in a college that is approved by the American Dietetic Association Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education.  The major must be in the science of Nutrition. Demonstrates critical thinking and decision-making abilities in assessment, treatment planning, and evaluation, and is able to combine academic training, practical experience, critical thinking, information technology, and problem-solving skills to provide quality nutrition care to a diverse community. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
Food Services Unit
450 Bauchet Street,
Room #E815
Los Angeles, CA 90012
879 Talent Management System Development  Assist in testing various components of the new Talent Management  System by researching other web sites; develop recommendations for improving the design of the new system;  research, analyze and recommend future design considerations for the system’s business requirements; assist in preparing a summary of reported system incidents; assist in analyzing and interpreting the County’s classification specifications to develop Job Specific Questions to be used within the bulletin development and application process; assist in the development of the recommended structure for categorization within the newly developed Item Bank System.  Courses in public and/or human resources administration; proficient use of word processing, spreadsheet, and database management.  Possible majors include but are not limited to Human Resources,Public/Business Administration or Public Policy.  Some general Human Resources and Information Technology skills/experience are desirable.   The ideal candidate will have strong analytical skills.  Excellent oral and interpersonal skills; strong writing that is well-organized, accurate and reflects appropriate language and punctuation usage.  Must be able to interact well with others; ability to draw on educational background and seek other expertise to accomplish tasks; ability to effectively use  the Internet and other resources to obtain background and/or supporting information to formulate appropriate assessments, conclusions, and recommendations. Department of Human Resources
1000 S. Fremont, Bldg. A-9 East, Unit #51, Alhambra.
 
884 Steps To Excellence Project (STEP) The intern will assist the Office of Child Care with outreach activities, research and the development of quality improvement trainings for child care programs participating in STEP.  Ideal candidates will possess knowledge of evaluation survey design; survey implementation; and experience conducting data analysis. Strong writing skills are highly desired.  Enrollment in a graduate degree program in an accredited university and at least 2 years experience working directly with children ages 0-5 in a child care setting Ability to problem solve and think in a rational and professional manner.  Must be able to present both oral and written information in a clear and professional manner.  Strong writing skills are highly desired.  Candidate should have knowledge of evaluation survey design; survey implementation; and experience conducting data analysis. Chief Executive Office
Los Angeles County Office of Child Care
222 South Hill Street, 6th Floor
Los Angeles CA 90012
 
OR
 
A bachelor of arts/bachelor of science degree in child development with at least 1 class in research methods and at least 1 year experience working directly with children ages 0-5 in a child care setting.
886 Arts Education Research In September 2002, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors adopted Arts for All: Los Angeles County Blueprint for Arts Education, a strategic plan to restore arts education - in dance, music, theatre, and the visual arts - to the 1.7 million students in Los Angeles County's 81 school districts.

Arts for All provides a series of policy changes and educational initiatives to create systemic change and institutionalize sequential, K-12 arts education in Los Angeles County school districts, based on the Visual and Performing Arts Standards for California Public Schools.

The interns will work at the Los Angeles County Arts Commission in the Arts Education division and work on multiple projects, including researching funding for arts education and compiling data on Los Angeles County school districts in relation to Arts for All programs.

Duties include:
- Research and compile data related to state and federal funding for arts eduaction
- Research arts eduaction resources, publications, websites and reports for latest developments and information in the field
- Research and compile data on Los Angeles County school districts in relation to Arts for All programs
- Maintain funding database
- Research and compile potential funding sources for Arts for All programs.
- Research and compile data on legislative representatives for Arts for All districts
- Assist with maintaining, writing, editing and inputting data onto the Arts for All website, http:wwww.laartsed.org




Adept in the use of Microsoft Word and Excel. Good communication and organizational skills. Potential majors include public administration, public policy or arts/arts education-related majors. Should be interested in arts education, advocacy, or public policy. The candidate must be able to utilize tangible and intangible information based on a logical sequence of events to evaluate, analyze and discern information that will be used to forge summary opinions on a specific subject matter.  The candidate must be able to present both oral and written information in a poised, persuasive and professional manner. Arts Commission
1055 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 800
Los Angeles CA  90017
892 Architectural Aid/Architectural Intern  Internship will cover numerous projects encompassing important areas of County capital projects, building renovation and additions.  Projects range from stand-alone buildings to site work, exterior cladding, interior remodeling/renovation, feasibility studies, field surveying, to design and drafting.  The work will include conceptual design, schematic design, design development, construction documentation preparation, and construction support documents.  Work will also include updating and maintaining product and detail libraries.  Basic knowledge of architectural design and AutoCAD, preferably proficient in the latest version of AutoCAD.  Minimum requirement is a 3rd year architecture student enrolled at one of our partnered universities.  Must have a keen interest in building survey, systems architecture, building science and technology, agency requirements and an analytical approach to architectural design.  Must also be able to keep a consistent work schedule.  Must be analytical and have attention to detail.  Must be able to communicate/present solutions and problems, verbally or by e-mail to staff.  Experience and knowledge of rendering work will be advantageous.                                          Department of Public Works
900 S. Fremont Avenue
Alhambra, CA 91803
 
905 Enterprise Project Delivery Division - ELIS Assist in developing, testing, and implementation of new MS Access enhancements to an existing ELIS invoice tracking application. Assist in the implementation of new server hardware and software installation. Additionally, this position requires the use of standard Project Management Institute methodologies and processes as used to support IT Lab projects. Education within the Information Systems/Technology discipline, familiarity with basic business education courses to include Project Management skill sets. Business and Systems Analysis skill required; familiarity with the concept of Lateral Thinking by Edward de Bono is nice to have, but not required; should be able to easily acquire new concepts and the use of new software. Department of Health Services
Health Services Administration
IT  Enterprise Project Delivery Division
313 N. Figueroa St., 6th Floor West
Los Angeles CA 90012
914 DCFS Clean Air Campaign DCFS is launching a “Clean Air Campaign” which will encourage employees to participate in rideshare activities to reduce smog and gridlock on California freeways.  Interns are needed to assist with the development and production of a video that will be used department-wide to explain the campaign and encourage employees to change their commuting habits.  This project will require interns to assist with script writing, filming and possibly acting Communications, Film, Radio/Television Prior experience scripting and filming video presentations is desired.  Seeking interns who are majoring in communications, film, radio/television, or related fields.  Creativity sufficient to prepare an informative, interesting and entertaining visual presentation on a serious topic.  Must possess strong oral and written communication skills.  Must be able to read, interpret and determine how to apply relevant government codes and regulations, such as guidelines from the Southern California Air Quality Management District.  Prior knowledge of these guidelines is a plus.  Department of Children and Family Services
Glendora Office
725 S. Grand Avenue
Glendora, CA 91740
920 GIS and Electronic Content Management (ECM) Support Project includes the process of digitally capturing and categorizing new and existing large format maps and documents.  This is related to a new ECM Project and integrating with current processes and tying in geospatial components.  Involves scanning and georeferenced large format documents as well as support for metadata creation, policy retention, output and format policies.  Spatial information will be attributed and placed in various GIS databases and candidate will assist personnel in ongoing integration of pilot ECM system to Department staff. geography, planning, GIS, and information systems Candidates must have basic knowledge of math, geography, and computers; and demonstrate strong interests in Urban Planning, GIS, Land Management, or Information Technology.  A working knowledge of mapping software such as ArcMap, ArcGIS Server or Google Earth is strongly desirable.  Students majoring in geography, planning, GIS, and information systems would be the best candidates.  A working knowledge of ArcGIS software and ability to think logically and apply GIS concepts is desirable. Department of Regional Planning
320 W. Temple Street, Room 1101
Los Angeles, CA 90012
921 Personnel Selection The intern will be tasked with assisting with the collection of job analysis data and the construction of selection instruments. The intern will also assist with data analysis and the preparation of technical reports related to workforce and succession planning. The intern will also assist with the assessment of skill for employees potentially impacted  Qualified applicants are currently enrolled graduate level students currently enrolled majoring in industrial/organizational psychology.  Students must have knowledge of personnel selection and employee development and leadership.  Ideal candidates will have working knowledge of SPSS and MS Office. Ability to analyze and synthesize data; ability to analyze data, draw conclusions, and present findings.College level written and oral communication skills.  Data analysis; personnel selection research; workforce planning research.  Department of Human Resources
3333 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010
922 Internship Program Assistant (Revised) Assist the Career Development Intern (CDI) Program Manager with the operation of the CDI program by developing a training curriculum based on the CDI Core Competencies; conducting monthly 8-hour training sessions; evaluating the CDIs’ development and skills; monitoring CDI staffing levels and participating in the selection and placement of CDIs. Possible majors include public administration, business administration, human resources or related majors.  Ideal candidate will possess strong communication skills and possess advanced knowledge and use of Microsoft Office products: Windows and/or XP, WORD 2003, Excel 2003, and PowerPoint 2003. Strong attention to detail and analytical abilities Children and Family Services
12440 E. Imperial Hwy., 5th Floor, Norwalk 90650
923 Civic Art Commission Program Intern The Los Angeles County Arts Commission Civic Art Program, established in 2004, works with leading artists, County Departments and communities to create artwork and designs for new and renovated facilities throughout Los Angeles County.  Civic Art provides leadership in the development of high quality civic spaces by integrating artists into the planning and design process at the earliest possible opportunity; encouraging innovative approaches to civic art; and providing access to artistic experiences of the highest caliber for the residents of the County of Los Angeles.  The Civic Art Program has commissioned work for more than 50 County capital projects including public libraries, parks, pool houses, community centers, sheriff stations, prisons, and health centers. Art history, arts management, cultural studies, public art studies, studio art or public policy Desirable qualifications include interest in the visual arts; ability to write; detail oriented; good communication skills; facility with Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Access, Outlook and Explorer. Arts Commission
    1055 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 800
The intern will work at the Los Angeles County Arts Commission in the Civic Art Division providing administrative support to the Civic Art Coordinator, Project Managers and Civic Art Director. Fluency in oral and written Spanish is a plus.  Los Angeles CA  90017
     
This project offers an opportunity to work closely with experienced public art administrators, gain technical skills, such as writing, financial management and data management, and deepen their knowledge about the public art commissioning process. The candidate must be able to utilize tangible and intangible information based on a logical sequence of events to evaluate, analyze and discern information that will be used to forge summary opinions on a specific subject matter.   
     
Duties include: The candidate must be able to present both oral and written information in a poised, persuasive and professional manner.  
     
1. Assist in the organization of office systems. Upon selecting a candidate and determining the amount of time they are available, a project timeline will be developed that identifies projects that are accomplishable within that given time frame.  
2. Prepare and email Calls to Artists on behalf of the Civic Art Program and other southern California public art programs.    
3. Conduct research and compile data on local and national public art projects.    
4. Generate copy, edit and update the Civic Art Program Web site. http://www.lacountyarts.org/civicart.htm    
5. Set meeting dates and reserve conference rooms.    
6. Process artist applications.    
7. Shadow and train with Civic Art Coordinator.    
8. Complete condition reports for County Collection artwork.    
9. Research and write web copy for objects in the County’s Collection.    
10. Complete condition reports for County art objects.    
11. Coordinate and conduct artist interviews.    
12. Other duties as assigned.    
924 Library Cataloguing  Intern will work in the Medical Library entering all books, DVD’s video tapes and CD’s into the new software (Small Library Organizer Pro).  Intern will produce bar code labels for all library materials.  Design and print patron cards.  Develop training material and train library users on how to search catalog and check in/out library material. Possible majors include but are not limited to Library of Science, Business/Communications. Basic Windows computer skills, ability to type 35 wpm.  Ability to analyze information with excellent attention to detail.  Intern should have the ability to write concisely and effectively and possess strong oral and interpersonal communication skills. Department of Coroner
1104 N. Mission Road
Los Angeles, CA 90033
926 GIS Portals Project The Urban Research-Geographic Information System Section (UR-GIS) is responsible for providing GIS and Technical Support services to numerous County of Los Angeles Departments. In providing this service, UR-GIS is responsible for maintaining accurate data layers in the central eGIS data repository used by departmental Portals to display information to the public.  The GIS Portals Project requires the services of a GIS technician who can analyze discrepancies in the files and know how to make the necessary additions, deletions or corrections to the databases.  Examples of work includes replacing lakes and streams’ datasets, reviewing the services database for the County portal and Homeland Security project, etc.  GIS, geography, land management • Must be analytical, resourceful and detail-oriented. Internal Services Department
• Must be self-motivated, able to work independently, well-organized and capable of setting and meeting project goals. 9150 E. Imperial Hwy., Area "H"
• Must be able to understand and review large datasets, how to check and validate files using Excel, how to query in various database formats, how to summarize and extract data from databases, and how to manage large tables with more than 100,000 records each. Downey, CA 90242
• Interns will be expected to support activities in specific project areas.  Sample tasks may include:  
o Participate in MapMerger GIS Address Matching software classes to learn how to use the address matching tool.  
o Work closely with the Team Lead to ensure proper use of the tools and to report progress on tasks.  
o Use provided software to automatically match two GIS street files (conflating) to find and match the same streets in each file.  
o Review the results of the automatic match to find and correct mistakes.  
o Use established data organization and attributes to correct street address ranges and street classifications.  
o Develop maps and Geodatabase/Shapefiles.  
o Complete Geoprocessing tasks.  
o Edit Geodatabase feature classes and features.  
o Geocode and validate geocoded addresses.  
o Convert GIS data.  
927 Countywide Address Management System (CAMS) Conversion Project The Countywide Address Management System (CAMS) is a collaborative and technology-driven process involving a multi-department effort led by the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk (RRCC) to develop a Geographic Information System (GIS) for maintaining over 300,000 streets and nearly 3 million addresses in a centralized and standardized shared data repository. CAMS integrates and controls a complex workflow involving many agencies around the County and produces a remarkably complete and accurate digital map of the County's streets and addresses correlated with other critical County mapping data, including parcels, zip code boundaries, community boundaries, buildings, landmarks, and aerial imagery. CAMS data has achieved well over 99% accuracy in address matching tests of registered voters and reverse 911 addresses. The data is being used by numerous agencies for mapping, address location, and dispatch and supports all Enterprise GIS systems and services hosted by ISD/Urban Research-GIS. As CAMS usage grows, it is driving innovative improvements to address-based business processes and intelligence. GIS, geography, land management  Must be analytical, resourceful and detail-oriented.. Internal Services Department
 Must be self-motivated, able to work independently, well-organized and capable of setting and meeting project goals. 9150 E. Imperial Hwy., Area "H"
 Must be able to understand and review large datasets, how to check and validate files using Excel, how to query in various database formats, how to summarize and extract data from databases, and how to manage large tables with more than 100,000 records each. Downey, CA 90242
 Interns will be expected to support activities in four specific CAMS Project areas.  Sample tasks may include:  
 Participate in MapMerger GIS Address Matching software classes to learn how to use the address matching tool.  
 Work closely with the Team Lead to ensure proper use of the tools and to report progress on tasks.  
 Use provided software to automatically match two GIS street files (conflating) to find and match the same streets in each file.  
 Review the results of the automatic match to find and correct mistakes.  
 Use established data organization and attributes to correct street address ranges and street classifications.  
 Develop maps and Geodatabase/Shapefiles.  
 Complete Geoprocessing tasks.  
 Edit Geodatabase feature classes and features.  
 Geocode and validate geocoded addresses.  
 Convert GIS data.  
928 Graphic Design Intern A Youth Identity Theft Prevention Website aimed at educating young people about ID theft.  Content will be set in a “classic detective” theme.   Project hours are flexible.  Some work may be completed out-of-office. Preferred candidates should be majoring in graphic arts, graphic design or related majors Should have the ability to implement a strategic plan for graphics and site layout.  Create youth-friendly campaign brand and icons.  Should also have the following abilities:
• Adobe Dreamweaver, Illustrator and Photoshop
• Standards-compliant markup (HTML and CSS)
• Ability to make Web-optimized icons and images
• Knowledge of other design software a plus
• Ability to work as a team with a web developer
Department of Consumer Affairs
500 W. Temple St. Room B-96
Los Angeles, CA 90012
929 New Freedom Grant Interns will support the Regional Mobility Manager to facilitate the implementation and coordination of five pilot door-assistance transportation projects for the disabled and very frail elderly in Los Angeles County. Interns majoring in Public Administration, Social Services, Gerontology, Education, Urban Studies, Social Work, Sociology and/or a general interest in community organizing and community resource development are encouraged to apply.  Additional qualifications include sound problem solving skills, computers skills, good people skills, ability to establish effective working relationships with cities and service provider employees.  Interns may attend community stakeholder meetings as needed. Strong attention to detail and analytical abilities. Excellent oral and interpersonal skills; strong writing that is well-organized, accurate and reflects appropriate language and punctuation usage. Ability to effectively use Internet and other resources. Community & Senior Services
  3333 Wilshire Blvd., 4th Floor
Tasks Include: Los Angeles, CA  90010
   
• Gain an understanding of the resources and activities for the disabled and very frail elderly in Los Angeles County. Each intern may specialize on a specific  
  Supervisorial District within the County of Los Angeles.  
• Review prior transportation assessments, data, technical reports, studies and surveys to understand the transportation needs of the disabled and very frail elderly.  
• Make recommendations to develop GIS mapping that would be supportive to the transportation program.  
• In conjunction with the CSS/AAA Regional Mobility Manager develop strategies and agendas for meeting with key community stakeholders on transportation and  supportive services that support the project.  
• Attend meetings where necessary with the CSS/AAA Regional Mobility Manager to support the coordination of key community stakeholders that provide both  
  transportation and supportive services to the disabled and very frail elderly.  
• Identify opportunities for increasing additional community stakeholder participation in the transportation project.  These opportunities may include private industry  
  or making recommendations for additional grants and supportive services.  
• Identify potential “best practices” and share them with the Mobility Site Coordinators to support the overall transportation effort  
• Review all reporting forms submitted by transportation sites to ensure accountability and progress toward identified contractual site milestones.  Interns may be  
  asked to call and clarify documents submitted by the Mobility Site Coordinators.  
• Develop a power point presentation on how the door-assistance transportation pilot program benefits the disabled and very frail elderly and make  for improvement and/or resources that would further support the program. recommendations  
   
931 Staff Writer Senior-level undergraduate interns are needed to assist with writing articles for environmental health professional publications, health advisories, consumer and industry educational materials, and quarterly newsletter.  Interns will research, format, and prepare information for publication. Senior-level undergraduate interns majoring in Public Health, Communications, Journalism, Biological Sciences, Public Administration, English, or related fields with prior experience writing, designing and/or publishing articles or newsletters desired.  Students with studies in environmental health and research methodologies preferred.  Ability to draw inferences and make causal association when critiquing public health data.  Must possess strong oral and written communication skills. Experience with publishing software desired such as Microsoft Office.  Must be able to conduct web-based research and interpret and analyze data. Department of Public Health
  Environmental Health Headquarters
Interns for this project will gain valuable experience by: 5050 Commerce Drive
• Assisting project coordinator with communication strategy for stakeholders Baldwin Park, CA 91706
• Analyzing data collected through interviews, literature reviews, and surveys  
• Drafting professional journal articles and newsletters  
• Working with an array of public health professionals to promote EH best practices  
   
935 Project, Outreach & Management Coordinator Work with the Mental Health Commission on developing resources, outreach and engagement with the community and developing projects. Communications, management, marketing, public administration, public health, public policy, or urban planning Prior experience in strategic planning activities is a plus.  Ideal candidate would be an enthusiastic self-starter.  Candidate needs to know how to use a digital camera.  Also, candidate must know how to layout & design (Publisher).  Candidate should have the ability to analyze and synthesize information form multiple sources, connect micro information to system level macro strategies, identify information gaps, and prioritize and sequence information gathering.  Ideal candidate will require minimal supervision.  Candidate should have good oral communication and excellent writing skills combined with the ability to interact with a diverse population.  Fluency in oral and written Spanish is a plus. Cultural competency is also desired.  Candidate must be comfortable engaging projects with providers as well as with clients.  Candidates will mostly do field work and human interaction.  Candidate will use multiple information sources, and at times help conduct primary research using paper and electronic survey tools, key informant sources, interviews and focus groups, and attend public health meetings.   (Don’t let this scare you. It’s just asking questions).  Department of Mental Health
Headquarters Bldg.
550 S. Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, 90020
936 Inspection-Partnership  The internship provides 80-180 hours of exposure to Environmental Health Division activities and is designed for Junior and Senior students earning credit toward graduation. Interns will be assigned among 16 district offices countywide, as an apprentice to an Environmental Health Specialist.  Interns will observe and learn tasks and duties of journeyman level field inspectors and have hands-on practice.  The internship rotations are:  spring (Feb.-Apr.)-applications are due by, Nov. 30; summer (June-Aug.) applications are due by March 31; and fall (Oct.-Dec.) applications are due by July 31. Environmental & Occupational Health, Public Health, or Health Science preferred. Interested students must possess effective oral and written communication skills, have good organizational skills, be detailed oriented and self-motivated.

Note: Must be willing to accept assignments anywherer within Los Angeles County and commit to a full day(s) of participation (8:00 AM - 4:30 PM)
Department of Public Health
Various offices located Countywide
   
Interns for this project will gain experience and/or participate in:  
1. An overview of Environmental Health (EH)  
2. A review of policies  
3. A review of inspection tools and equipment  
4. Training in data management activities  
5. Field visits to inspection sites  
6. Los Angeles County Core Values/Customer Service  
   
937 New Freedom Grant/Adult Protective Services (APS) Program Planning Interns will support the Regional Mobility Manager to facilitate the implementation and coordination of five pilot transportation projects, one in each Supervisorial District, which will provide door-assistance transportation for the disabled and very frail elderly in Los Angeles County. Junior and Senior students currently studying Environmental & Occupational Health, Public Health, or Health Science preferred.  Interested students must be willing to accept assignments anywhere within Los Angeles County, commit to full day(s) (8 AM - 4:30 PM) of participation, possess good organizational skills, be detail oriented and self-motivated. Additional qualifications included sound problem solving skills, computers skills, good people skills, ability to establish effective working relationships with cities and service provider employees.  Interns may attend community stakeholder meetings as needed.   Intern must have the ability to review information on specific forms and reports and make recommendations on the completeness and accuracy of these.  Good writing skills and public speaking skills.   Intern with ability to determine useful community resources and opportunities that support the project(s) is a plus.  Community and Senior Services/Area Agency on Aging (CSS/AAA)
  CSS Headquarters
Tasks Include: 3175 West Sixth Street
  Los Angeles, CA 90020
• Gain an understanding of the resources and activities for the disabled and very frail elderly in Los Angeles County. Each intern may specialize on a specific Supervisorial District within the County of Los Angeles.  
   
• Review prior transportation assessments, data, technical reports, studies and surveys to understand the transportation needs of the disabled and very frail elderly.  
   
• Make recommendations to develop GIS mapping that would be supportive to the transportation program.  
   
• In conjunction with the CSS/AAA Regional Mobility Manager develop strategies and agendas for meeting with key community stakeholders on transportation and supportive services that support the project.  
   
• Attend meetings where necessary with the CSS/AAA Regional Mobility Manager to support the coordination of key community stakeholders that provide both transportation and supportive services to the disabled and very frail elderly.  
   
• Identify opportunities for increasing additional community stakeholder participation in the transportation project.  These opportunities may include private industry or making recommendations for additional grants and supportive services.  
   
• Identify potential “best practices” and share them with the Mobility Site Coordinators to support the overall transportation effort  
   
• Review all reporting forms submitted by transportation sites to ensure accountability and progress toward identified contractual site milestones.  Interns may be asked to call and clarify documents submitted by the Mobility Site Coordinators.  
   
• Develop a power point presentation on how the door-assistance  
transportation pilot program benefits the disabled and very frail elderly and make recommendations for improvement and/or resources that would further support the program.
939 Emergency Preparedness Intern The Los Angeles County Fire Department is seeking interns to assist in reviewing, updating or developing catastrophic earthquake processes and protocols to develop a comprehensive catastrophic earthquake plan. This internship opportunity will provide a great overview of emergency preparedness/management and public administration. Communications, emergency preparedness, homeland security, journalism, public relations, public safety, public administration or business administration. Ability to make recommendations for the solution of complex problems.  Proficient oral and written abilities are required.  Ability to conduct research of federal, state and local policies and able to provide written or verbal interpretation. Fire Department Headquarters
1320 N. Eastern Avenue, L.A. 90063
(just south of Cal State L.A. campus).
942 Community Health Education and Health Promotion- (Grad) Duties include directly assisting with: assessing public health education needs; planning, implementing, and evaluating public health education interventions and activities; assessing, developing, and testing health-related materials and messages; conducting community outreach; and linking internal and external stakeholders with health education consultation services.  The Graduate Health Education intern is placed within the Health Education Unit of the Area Health Office. Must currently be a student in a Master’s degree accredited program of study with specialization in  Public Health Education, Community Health Education, or equivalent. Interested graduate students should: possess excellent organization, written and oral communication skills; exhibit dedication and great attention to detail, work effectively in team settings, be able to conduct research on evidence-based practices, and be knowledgeable of Microsoft Office software applications. Generating or assessing solutions; clarifying or critiquing health education information and materials; generating program ideas for hard-to-reach populations.

Must have knowledge of biostatistics and research design methods
Department of Public Health

SPA’s 1 & 2 Area Health Office
North Hollywood Health Center
5300 Tujunga Avenue
North Hollywood, CA 90601

SPA 7 Area Health Office
Whittier Public Health Center
7643 S. Painter Avenue
Whittier 90602

SPA 8 Area Health Office
Curtis Tucker Health Center
123 W. Manchester Blvd.
Inglewood 90301

949 Women’s Health Data Projects  Assist with a variety of women’s health data projects for the Office of Women’s Health including: Epidemiology and/or Good understanding of Epidemiology and/or Biostatistics principals. Attention to detail. Generating or assessing solutions. Department of Public Health
Office of Women's Health
3400 Aerojet Avenue
El Monte 91731
1. Participating in the planning, development and production of the biostatistics major;
    Health Indicators for Women in Los Angeles County data report. Experience with SAS;
2. Developing health briefs on a variety of health topics relevant to Experience with
    Women’s Health. reviewing and
3. Compiling data sources and reports for the OWH Women’s Health Data interpreting data;
    webpage. Knowledge of women’s
4. Performing data analysis on existing databases with the goal of health issues is a plus.
    evaluating programs and providing information for future program  
    planning.  
   
956 Job Access and Reverse Commute (JARC)  The JARC program improves access to transportation services to employment and employment related activities for welfare recipients and low-income individuals and to transport residents of urbanized and non-urbanized areas to suburban employment opportunities. The first phase of this JARC project is to conduct a Needs Assessment for Los Angeles County in order to develop the planning for transportation services. Experience in preparing documents and reports, interacting with the public, complying with policy, and report writing.  Student must be currently enrolled in a partnered college/university graduate program in the area of transportation studies, civil engineering, public administration or a closely related field.  Candidate must be in good academic standing and completing the internship for academic course credit. Ideal candidate will have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Exchange, and Visio). Analyze local, state, and federal transportation policy and inter-governmental systems; Los Angeles urban transportation development, transit proposals and new policies and activities. Review reports and perform assessments. Community and Senior Services
    3175 W. 6th Street Ste #300
    Los Angeles, CA 90020
     
961 Personnel Action Request Development
Rollout Support
The County of Los Angeles’ Department of Human Resources is implementing an electronic Personnel Action Request form. As a member of the eHR Change Management team, you will assist in the User Acceptance Testing of a new electronic Personnel Action Request form as part of the web-based Human Resources Management (HRM) System; this may involve development of training manuals and eLearning videoclips/webinars. Assist in documenting workflow of system functions and business processes. Assist in the analysis and preparation of documenting defects to the third party vendor where the testing identified defects in the system. Courses in Public  Administration or related courses and/or courses in data-warehouse/database and report generation; desired majors include but are not limited to Computer Science, Information Systems, or a closely related field. Experience in Human Resources Administration is a plus. The ideal candidate will have strong analytical skills. Human Resources – eHR Division
Headquarters at 1000 S. Fremont,
Bldg. A-9 East, Unit #51, Alhambra
962 Civic Art Project Willowbrook Intern The Los Angeles County Arts Commission Civic Art Program, established in 2004, works with leading artists, County Departments and communities to create artwork and designs for new and renovated facilities throughout Los Angeles County.  Civic Art provides leadership in the development of high quality civic spaces by integrating artists into the planning and design process at the earliest possible opportunity; encouraging innovative approaches to civic art; and providing access to artistic experiences of the highest caliber for the residents of the County of Los Angeles.  The Civic Art Program has commissioned work for more than 50 County capital projects including public libraries, parks, pool houses, community centers, sheriff stations, prisons, and health centers.

The intern will work with Civic Art staff during a year-long creative exploration of the unincorporated area of Willowbrook, CA. It will include a cultural asset mapping process and ongoing cultural community engagement activities.

This project offers an opportunity to work closely with experience public art administrators, gain technical skills, such as writing, financial management, data management, community engagement, and deepen their knowledge about the public art commissioning process.
The assignment requires a person with exceptional organizational, research, writing and communication skills. Basic computer skills, such as Word and Excel, will be necessary for material creation and project tracking. A background in visual or performing arts would be an advantage to the position, as would an interest in arts administration, engaging communities, and/or arts in the public sector.  Interested students must be enrolled as a junior, senior or graduate level student at a partnered university.  Arts background or major is not required, but students interested in gaining experience in the arts or arts administration will be given preference. The candidate must be able to utilize tangible and intangible information based on a logical sequence of events to evaluate, analyze and discern information that will be used to forge summary opinions on a specific subject matter. Los Angeles County Arts Commission
1055 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 800, Los Angeles, CA 90017
964 County Intake Specialist Unit (CISU)
Assessment Interns
On July 1, 2011 the County of Los Angeles implemented a new County wide equity policy called the County Policy of Equity (CPOE). Under the CPOE all County workplace equity based complaints are reported to a centralized intake unit called the CISU. The interns will assist the intake unit with complaint assessments.

The CISU staffers are responsible for conducting initial telephonic interviews with the complainants to:
- Assess the facts to determine if the allegations are jurisdictional to the CPOE or not;
- Classify the complaint according to a pre-identified designation scheme for further handling.


The intern assigned to the CISU must possess a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and be enrolled in a Juris Doctor program.

The intern must have an interest in employment law and either completed or be enrolled in classes related to Civil Rights, Title VII, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, etc.

The intern should be skilled in conducting interviews and analysis, and is recommended to have taken a clinical course dealing with client contacts.
The ability to assess employment related equity based complaints timely is a valuable skill for anyone considering employment law as a field of practice. Law students with a basic understanding of employment law and what constitutes inappropriate workplace conduct are encouraged to apply for this internship. Executive Office-Board of Supervisors/County Equity Oversight Panel
Kenneth Hahn – Hall of Administration
500 W. Temple St., Room B-26
Los Angeles, CA  90012
980 Departmental Strategic Planning Program for the Department of Beaches and Harbors The Los Angeles County Department of Human Resources (DHR) is looking for a bright, energetic, and innovative thinker to help with a Strategic Planning Program that is being developed for the Department of Beaches and Harbors.  The Strategic Planning Program will enable executives/management within that department to set effective long-term goals, strategies, and objectives which are in line with the County Strategic Plan.

The intern will work with the DHR Strategic Planning team within the Organizational and Employee Development Division to assist in developing strategic scanning, balanced score card analysis, and statistical analysis of leading indicators for the Department of Beaches and Harbors.
Critical reasoning skills; strong oral and written communication skills; knowledge of research analysis.  Basic statistical skills are required.  Candidate must be skilled at reading and interpreting graphs and charts.  Candidate should have a working knowledge of Excel data analysis and statistical programs in order to create graphs, charts, and complete analysis based on qualitative and quantitative data.  Ideal candidate will possess knowledge of strategic planning; familiarity with concepts of ROI and balanced scorecard.  A major in Public Administration or Business, with emphasis on statistics, would be preferable. The ideal candidate should possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills. Department Of Human Resources
3333 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 350
Los Angeles, CA 90010

and

Dept. of Beaches and Harbors

Administration Building, 13837 Fiji Way
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
981 DHR Intern Equity Investigator On July 1, 2011 the County of Los Angeles implemented a new Countywide equity policy called the County Policy of Equity (CPOE). This Policy is intended to preserve the dignity and professionalism of the workplace as well as protect the right of employees to be free from discrimination, sexual harassment, unlawful harassment (other than sexual), retaliation and inappropriate conduct toward others based on a protected status. Under the CPOE all County workplace equity based complaints are investigated by the County’s Equity Investigations Unit (CEIU), Department of Human  Resources.
 
The CEIU equity investigators gather facts and data on all employment discrimination complaints and allegations of CPOE violations in accordance with County policies, processes and procedures.  The equity investigators present all facts gathered relevant to a particular complaint to the County Equity Oversight Panel (CEOP) that decides on the disposition of the complaint.

The DHR Intern(s) Equity investigators will learn to perform the following tasks:
 
• Analyze Equity-Related complaints filed under the Policy of Equity.
• Develop, analyze and report investigative data.
• Understand the “Theories of Discrimination” applicable to the complaints; the equity basis; the acts of harm, and the methodology to be used in investigating the complaint.
• Prepare an investigative plan and timeline that for the investigation and presentation to the CEOP.
• Conduct taped Interviews of witnesses and take comprehensive written notes.
• Write and prepare investigative summaries that articulate facts and clear explanation of information gathered.
• Prepare case files for presentation and submit appropriate exhibits and other documents to support facts gathered during the investigation.
• Prepare responses to complaints filed with external federal and state enforcement agencies.

The intern(s) will be mentored and supervised by experienced investigators.
The ideal candidate(s) is preferably majoring in human resources, information technology, mathematics, public administration, public policy or a Juris Doctor program. Related majors are encouraged to apply.

Desirable qualifications are:  Completed or, enrolled in classes related to Civil Rights, Title VII of the Civil rights Act of 1964, as amended, or other employment law related courses.

The intern(s) should be skilled in conducting interviews and analysis.  Interested students must submit writing samples.  
With the guidance and supervision of a trained equity investigator, the intern(s) must recognize and identify potential protected activity and inappropriate workplace conduct.

The ability to investigate employment related equity based complaints in a timely manner is a valuable skill for anyone considering employment law as a field of practice. Students who possess a basic understanding of employment law and what constitutes inappropriate workplace conduct are encouraged to apply for this internship.
Department Of Human Resources
Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 W. Temple Street, Room 588
Los Angeles 90012
983 Graphic Design Intern The Graphic Design Intern will be responsible for assisting Graphic Artists in various projects, such as (but not limited to) posters, flyers, event/theme graphics, newsletters, brochures, logos, designs and multimedia/web graphics. This is a great opportunity for the intern to have some of his/her work printed or displayed. The ideal candidate is pursuing a major in Graphic Design. He/She is proficient in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop on a Mac platform and has some knowledge of Microsoft Office and QuarkXPress. A foundation in traditional art/media (such as drawing, illustration, photography) and knowledge of printing processes, typography, layout and color correction of imagery are a plus. The ideal candidate has good craftsmanship, organizational skills, the ability to troubleshoot, pay attention to detail and develop designs from concept to completion. The candidate must have strong visual, interpersonal and written skills and the ability to communicate effectively and professionally with clients and office personnel regarding projects and deadlines. Chief Executive Office
Graphic Arts
500 W. Temple Street, Room 767
Los Angeles, CA 90012
984 Legislative Analysis of Land Use Planning Related Laws and Regulations Review legislation and/or regulations to determine the impact to the Department of Regional Planning (DRP) and make recommendation to management; research available relevant information on legislation and/or regulations and distribute to DRP staff; assist in planning and coordinating DRP submittal of new and updated legislation and/or regulation proposals. College student enrolled in or, previously enrolled in Planning, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, or Geography related classes. Good written and verbal communication skills; ability to perform critical analysis. Prepare bill summary and legislative analysis.  The candidate must have strong organizational skills, ability to communicate and understand information, and the ability to prioritize tasks and manage assignments.  Department of Regional Planning
320 W. Temple Street, 13th Floor
Room 1383
Los Angeles, CA 90012
986 Evaluation Intern-GRAD The Health Education Administration (HEA) of the Department of Public Health promotes health through effective health education communications, an empowered health education workforce, and successful partnerships. As a result, HEA manages several department-wide initiatives including dissemination of information through the [HEALTHED] Listserv, worksite wellness for 4,000 employees, coordinating speaking requests through the Speakers’ Bureau, assuring the quality of departmental educational materials, and conducting plain language training. Each activity produces data that is used to identify areas of improvement and evaluate the overall effectiveness of HEA activities.   HEA seeks an Evaluation Intern to support HEA’s evaluation efforts.  Duties may include one or more of the following: developing data gathering tools (e.g. online surveys, focus group guides); building databases using Access or other software; entering and cleaning-up data; analyzing data using statistical software and methods; writing reports based on resulting data, and reporting results to key stakeholders.  Must currently be a student in a Master’s degree accredited program of study with specialization in Public Health Education, Community Health Education, or Epidemiology/Biostatics. Interested graduate students should posses: excellent written and oral communication skills; strong organizational ability; great attention to detail; skill to work both independently and in team settings; ability to conduct and implement research on evidence-based practices; and intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft Office software applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and Access); ability to use Geographic Information System (GIS) applications is preferred.  Ability to interpret quantitative statistical analysis and develop evaluation reports. Public Health- (DPH)/ Quality Improvement Division / Health Education Administration (HEA)
600 S. Commonwealth Ave., 7th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90005
992 Headquarters Culinary Rotation This project will provide the unique opportunity to work at the Sheriff’s Headquarters (SHQ) cafeteria providing breakfast, lunch, special catering events and beverage service to employees, as well as guests and visitors.  This environment will allow you to gain culinary administrative skill, food safety knowledge, experience culinary industrial-sized machinery, food presentation skill, create and/or present menu ideas as well as work with standardized recipes.  You will also be able to liaison with members of the sheriff’s department, line cooks, dietitians and other kitchen personnel.  By completion of your internship, you should be able to prepare food for large parties, be knowledgeable of HACCP regulations, and have built management skills necessary for hospital, hotel, government, and catering agencies.  You will be able to use industrial culinary equipment, present food in an appetizing, eye appealing manner, you will also be able to standardized and create recipes for menu selection. Enrollment in a college that is an approved partner with the Community-Based Enterprise Education Program (C-BEEP).  Hospitality or culinary art majors with at-least one year of educational training. Interns are expected to be open-minded, willing to learn, have enthusiasm, work well with others, and possess a good work ethic. Demonstrates critical thinking and decision-making abilities in time management, menu planning, employee evaluation, and combine academic training, practical experience, critical thinking, information technology, and problem-solving skills to provide quality food production. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
Food Services Unit
450 Bauchet Street, Room #E815
Los Angeles, CA  90012
1001 Adult Protective Services/National Institute of Justice Interns will work with Researchers and Adult Protective Services Administrators on a study funded by the National Institute of Justice. The purpose of the study is to evaluate the effectiveness of the Elder Abuse Forensic Center’s outcomes to determine if there is value-added to usual and customary services of the APS program. Some knowledge and avid interest in one of the following fields of study: Social Work, Gerontology, Public Administration, or Sociology. Related fields, such as Urban Studies or Education will be considered.  Additional qualifications include sound problem solving skills, computer skills, good verbal and written communication skills, and a general ability to establish effective working relationships with service providers. Intern must have the ability to review information on specific forms and reports and make recommendations on the completeness and accuracy of these. Community & Senior Services
3333 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 400, Los Angeles 90010
1005 External Relations & Communications Intern  The intern for the Office of External Relations and Communications will work with the Director of External Relations on the crafting and distribution of public health risk communication messaging through traditional and social media, interaction with stakeholder groups and the monitoring and development of potential policy impacting public health.   She will also interact closely with various program staff and staff of the External Relations and Communications office.  At the end of her tenure, the intern should have a solid understanding of the diversity of public health, its impacts on the various communities throughout the County of Los Angeles and significant exposure to the legislative process throughout the various levels of government. Education must be at least entering senior year of undergraduate career.  Must have exposure to related studies in social sciences and in the fields of public health and/or basic knowledge of the broad sense of legislative process.  Majors allowed include political science, sociology and/or public health.  Must demonstrate previous on-site experience with community health topics within Los Angeles County. Intern must be able to assess public health issues and the methodologies employed by the Office of External Relations and provide insight on health policies and mass communications.  Must demonstrate an interest in health policy and understanding the intricacies involving the legislative process. Public Health
External Relations & Communications
241 N. Figueroa Street, Suite 348
Los Angeles  90012
1007 Public Health Emergency Preparedness/Logistics Section Prepare the Department of Public Health to activate their Logistics Section during public health emergencies. Do so by assessing gaps in current logistics section plans developed within the Department, FEMA guidelines, and grant funding requirements. Propose improvements to the current logistics section plan, develop a project timeline, and manage the project from inception to completion. If time permits, evaluate how effective the developed tools are in assisting staff understand the roles and responsibilities of logistics, and develop simple guidelines for staff to follow.   At least a senior level with a major in Public Health, Health Science or related field with emphasis in Community Health, Environmental Health, Occupational Health, and/or Health Administration Good computer skills in MS Office skills in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.   Analyze important aspects of training information and translate it for logistics section staff to understand.  - Ability to work within the framework of departmental procedures and policies.   Ability to strategize, develop, and manage a project Public Health
Office of Administrative Deputy
 5555 Ferguson Dr. #320-10
Commerce 90022

1008 Environmental Health & Saftey  Intern The intern will be involved with the day-to-day Environmental Health & Safety operations with a primary focus on safety management projects. Projects may include completing ergonomic assessments, air monitoring, creating Job Safety Analysis (JSAs) documents, and leading routine safety inspections. The intern will also identify safety training needs and develop curriculum and conversion to a computer-based training program. At least a junior level with a major in environmental and occupational health.  Prefer Students going into 4th year of studies (Senior).  Prefer candidates with courses in industrial hygiene, occupational safety and/or toxicology 

 
Must be analytical, well organized, and detail oriented. Public Health
Risk Management Division
5555 Ferguson Drive, Room 3036
Commerce 90022
1012 Talent Management Research Intern The County of Los Angeles employs over 100,000 people in a wide variety of professions, ranging from executive managers to social workers, to helicopter pilots.  The County’s Department of Human Resources (DHR) is charged with recruiting, developing, and retaining this highly qualified diverse workforce.  In particular, the Talent Management Division is responsible for developing systems to select the most suitable job candidates for a wide variety of positions.

For this internship, DHR is seeking a bright, energetic thinker to assist the Talent Management Division in conducting a variety of research projects related to the recruitment, selection and retention of employees.  The selected intern will assist the Division in conducting basic research on the identification of “best practices,” as well as on leading-edge techniques.  The intern may also summarize and present this information to the Division, in both written and oral forms.
Knowledge of research methods in social sciences (must have coursework completed in psychological methodology (or equivalent) and statistics).  Experience in gathering and synthesizing findings from published research. Strong written and oral communications skills.  A major in social science or business required; Human Resources, Psychology, or Organizational Behavior preferred, with an emphasis on statistics or research.   (Desirable) Working knowledge of statistical analysis software (e.g., SPSS).

Additional notes:
• Potential candidates must submit a copy of their transcripts..
• Potential candidates must submit a writing sample (preferably a research paper).
The ideal candidate will possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to quickly grasp complex research designs, methodologies, and analyses. Human Resources
3333 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 300
Los Angeles  90010

It is likely that most work will be done off-site, depending on the specific nature of the project.
1013 Health and Safety Assistance Intern Intern will assist with the provision of the health and safety program to department employees.  This unit develops, implements, and maintains various programs in health and safety and is a resource to DMH employees for all health and safety-related issues.  Duties include assisting the Safety Officer with researching and developing Cal/OSHA-mandated programs, and reviewing and updating existing programs. Other projects will include assisting the Health and Safety Coordinators with conducting and reviewing facility inspection surveys to identify hazards and recommend courses of action, as well as conducting ergonomic evaluations and making recommendations. The candidate should be pursuing a degree of Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental and Occupational Health.  This assignment prepares students for a variety of occupations including Environmental Health Specialist, Industrial Hygienist, Safety Engineer, and Loss Control Representative. Candidates should have the ability to quickly understand new concepts, speak on the telephone and meet face-to-face with people.  Should be comfortable asking for assistance when needed. Department of Mental Health
550 S. Vermont Ave, 7th Floor
Los Angeles 90005
1015 Law Enforcement Intern The program is designed to give participants a realistic view of the duties of a law enforcement officer.  Participants are assigned to Compton Station and are exposed to a multitude of areas including Property and Evidence and Detective Bureau. College-level senior majoring in Administration of Justice or related field, with approval of the instructor of record at school.  Prospective applicants must be willing to undergo station level background check and interview for acceptance. Students are required to complete an in depth analysis of the duties at a station detective bureau and how they apply to lessons learned in the classroom. Sheriff's Department
Compton Sheriif's Station
301 Willowbrok Avenue
Compton 90220
1016 Workforce Development—
Graduate Student
Duties include directly assisting with:planning, implementation, and evaluation of classroom- and web-based training programs aimed at increasing department staff skills on public health policy and evidence-based practice, leadership, and emergency preparedness; assisting with the coordination of department-wide science conference activities; development and dissemination of related materials, training opportunities, and resources for department staff; assistance in updating/maintaining current intranet websites; assisting in teaching opportunities for ODT trainings; assisting in networking with various MPH programs from other schools to promote Public Health and LA County; data management and analysis such as entering paper course evaluations and test scores into Excel databases and transfer electronic test scores into Excel databases or access databases; create codebooks for course evaluation templates as well as for other evaluations, surveys and tests; assist  in developing online surveys and other duties as assigned.

The graduate-level intern is placed within the Public Health Training Unit, Leadership Training Unit, Technology Unit, or Emergency Preparedness Training Unit.









Must currently be a student in a Master’s degree accredited program of study with specialization in Public Health Education, Community Health Education, or equivalent. Interested graduate students should: possess excellent organization, written and oral communication skills; exhibit dedication and great attention to detail, work effectively in team settings, be able to conduct research on evidence-based practices, and be knowledgeable of Microsoft Office software applications. Generating or assessing solutions; ability to read and interpret evidence based scientific articles to support program activities; ability to multitask; ability to understand the systems level of public health in a complex and diverse organization such as LA County; review current policy and assist in developing new policy develop systems for organizing, coding and reporting on learning-related data; ability to coordinate and facilitate training; understand emerging health trends and their impact on the community; creation of surveys and evaluation tools to assess DPH workforce needs;











Public Health
Office of Organizational Development and Training
600 S. Commonwealth Ave, 7th floor
Los Angeles, CA 90005
1017 Veterinary Public Health Externship for DVM or VMD 4th year students Extern(s) will learn about a wide variety of aspects of the field of veterinary public health and rabies control.  Extern(s) will be provided with materials and learning goals, and will be required to take part in a variety of tasks.  Tasks may include assisting in animal disease outbreak investigations, writing up draft reports and educational handouts, calling members of public about West Nile virus test results on dead birds that they reported in, and much more. Near the end of the month, the participant(s) will choose a topic within the intersection of human and animal health and present it to veterinarians, physicians and others in the department. Potential candidates must be in their 4th year of enrollment of a college of Veterinary Medicine. Literature synthesis. Prioritization of subject matter for analysis and reporting.  Understanding variations in approaches for different audiences (general public vs. professionals). Public Health  
Veterinary Public Health Program
313 N. Figueroa St, Rm 1127
Los Angeles, CA 90012
1020 Planning/Landscape Architectural Aid/Intern Internship will cover the design of beneficial and/or pollinator hedgerows for a developing farm landscape at the Pitchess Detention Center.  The borders of each crop field will be developed into hedgerows that will attract pollinators and beneficial insects to the area.  Some research and design development will be required to optimize start up irrigation, developing planting procedures and researching wildlife deterrents.  The work will include surveying and documenting area of scope, conceptual design, design development documents and development of a materials list and obtaining quotes.  Prospective interns will be required to successfully pass a security clearance background check prior to the start of the internship.  More information can be found at: 
http://caff.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Hedgerow_manual.pdf  
Basic knowledge and access to AutoCad and one of the following fields of study; landscaping design, horticulture or agriculture.  Intern should be a 3rd year architecture, landscape architecture or agriculture student, or enrolled at one of our partnered universities.  Candidate may work from home after initial site surveying are completed, but will be required to make weekly reports to the Department contact. Must be analytical and have attention to detail. Sheriff’s Department
Pitchess Detention Center
29330 The Old Road
Castaic, CA 91384
1023 DCSS Academy/Staff Development Intern An intern is needed to assist the DCSS Training Academy with the planning, implementation, delivery and evaluation of department-wide training programs and curricula.

Task Include:

• Assist in developing training needs questionnaires utilizing assessment instruments such as, Survey Monkey and other internet resources, information gathered from management, audit reports, and departmental training files.

• Assist in distributing questionnaires to target population groups via email; collecting and analyzing online survey responses to identify proficiency and training needs.

• Assist in creating training curricula, lesson plans, presentation handouts and similar in-class materials, and procurement of audio-visual equipment and venue.

• Assist in evaluating County and/or vendor training curricula and materials as well as observing in-class presentations in order to make recommendations for required adjustments to  training programs according to Departmental needs on a range of subjects, such as Sexual Harassment Prevention, County Policy on Equity, Performance Evaluations, and Customer Service.

• Assist in managing skill-based and mandated training programs by researching educational institutions and other sources for course information and availability.

• Assist in scheduling of employee training sessions by utilizing the Countywide Learning Management System in accordance with established County policy and procedures.

• Assist in conducting classroom presentations on a wide range of mandated and skill-based training to departmental employees including management as well as the community at large in accordance with established curriculum.
• Assist in developing training needs questionnaires utilizing assessment instruments such as, Survey Monkey and other internet resources, information gathered from management, audit reports, and departmental training files.

• Assist in distributing questionnaires to target population groups via email; collecting and analyzing online survey responses to identify proficiency and training needs.

• Assist in creating training curricula, lesson plans, presentation handouts and similar in-class materials, and procurement of audio-visual equipment and venue.

• Assist in evaluating County and/or vendor training curricula and materials as well as observing in-class presentations in order to make recommendations for required adjustments to  training programs according to Departmental needs on a range of subjects, such as Sexual Harassment Prevention, County Policy on Equity, Performance Evaluations, and Customer Service.

• Assist in managing skill-based and mandated training programs by researching educational institutions and other sources for course information and availability.

• Assist in scheduling of employee training sessions by utilizing the Countywide Learning Management System in accordance with established County policy and procedures.

• Assist in conducting classroom presentations on a wide range of mandated and skill-based training to departmental employees including management as well as the community at large in accordance with established curriculum.





Behavioral or Social Sciences majors.  Must possess advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and/or Mac Key Note.  Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills, excellent oral articulation and presentation skills, and advanced written communication skills.   Community and Senior Services
3175 W. 6th St., Suite # 404
Los Angeles  90020
1028 ORCHID (Online Real-Time Centralized Health Information Database) Interns will assist in the development of communication strategies and tools that will educate the DHS employees and patients on the ORCHID project.

Duties include:

• Creating a comprehensive campaign to inform DHS employees and patients about the ORCHID project.

• Developing and designing ORCHID marketing materials (e.g. posters, hand-outs, and banners)

• Developing internet contact (including social media content) to increase awareness of the ORCHID project
Must currently be an undergraduate or graduate student in the following programs: Public Relations, Marketing, Journalism, Communications, Public Health, Public Health Administration or other related majors. Attention to detail, ability to work in a team environment, good organizational and presentation skills, and a strong familiarity with social media sites (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, etc.). Department of Health Services, Information Systems
1237 N. Mission Road
Los Angeles  90033
1029 Specific Needs Awareness Planning (SNAP) The Specific Needs Awareness Planning (SNAP) Mapping System is a comprehensive planning and response tool developed to address the needs of residents without the ability to self-evacuate, or who may require specialized care during a disaster.  The System integrates GIS mapping and database connectivity, thus allowing emergency operations managers and first responders to assess the impact of an emergency incident in a particular area on its most vulnerable residents.

SNAP also supports the dissemination of emergency preparedness information and notifications through its e-mail enabled data base of registrants. In addition, SNAP maintains a separate data base of government agencies and private service providers who offer a wide array of services to people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs.
Computer skills (primarily MS Word and Excel) a must.  Preferred major includes emergency management, community outreach to the specific needs populations, proficiency with web-design, and working knowledge of computer software applications or related majors. Problem solving.  General knowledge of the SNAP Program and possibly be able to identify potential solution and recommendations to various issues associated with SNAP. (Preferred but not required). Los Angeles Emergency Operations Center
1275 N. Eastern Ave.
Los Angeles 90063
1030 County of Los Angeles Forestry Technician Internship A successful internship candidate will perform routine reforestation field work and assist in the day-to-day maintenance and/or completion of related resource projects.  Supplementary duties may include coordination with stakeholders in presenting conservation education programs, oak tree monitoring, preparing Fire Weather Danger Reports, and submitting Environmental Impact Report responses to achieve goals and objectives as directed. Candidates for this internship must be in their junior or senior year of undergraduate study leading to a Bachelor Degree in a Forestry related field. Must have the ability to accurately define problems and sort through the complexities by distinguishing unimportant or irrelevant issues from the key components. Fire Department
1320 N. Eastern Avenue
Los Angeles 90063
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1034 Communications Intern
The Los Angeles County Arts Commission is in search of a Communications Intern to help with marketing campaigns for the Ford Theatres, a multi-disciplinary performing arts venue with programming in the 1200-seat Ford Amphitheatre, offering music, dance, family events & film from June through October.  The candidate will also assist the L.A. County Arts Commission communications team with managing the press database and assisting with marketing efforts on the annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration, a three-hour free event that presents community and professional choirs, music ensembles and dance companies representing the diverse cultures and holiday traditions of LA County at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at the Music Center, and broadcast live on KCET. The Ford Theatres and L.A. County Holiday Celebration are programs of the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.

This project offers an opportunity to work closely with experienced public relations/marketing professionals and add significant experience to your resume.  Work on these projects is year round.
Possible majors inlcude, but are not limited to Communications, Journalism, Marketing, Public Administration, Public Relations or Bachelors of Arts. Desirable qualifications include social media familiarity; interest in the performing and visual arts; detail oriented; good telephone skills; organized; strong writting skills;  and fluency in oral and written Spanish is a plus. 

The candidate must be able to present both oral and written information in a poised, persuasive and professional manner; possess the ability to work both collaboratively and independently; and must be able to successfully interact effectively with a wide variety of people on-and off-site.


Arts Commission
1055 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 800
Los Angeels, CA 90017
1035 Information Security and Privacy
Breach Labor Tracking System

The Countywide Information Security Program (CISP), directed by the County of Los Angeles (County) Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), formulates and promulgates policy for managing and integrating Countywide information security and privacy related programs designed to protect all County’s information technology (IT) systems, applications, and data. 
The County CISO tracks all reported security incidents (e.g., stolen/lost laptops, stolen/lost thumb drives, web applications attacked) manually from the 34 major departments.  For numerous reasons, an automated labor tracking process is now required to track security incidents throughout the County.  This new process will achieve an accurate and automated process of ascertaining labor costs for all security and privacy incidents.  Costs of this nature is required for criminal prosecution (i.e., material damages), and for use internally to justify acquisition of technology or training needs.  
The development of this labor tracking system may be incorporated into the existing County’s Enterprise Human Resource timekeeping system.  The intern is expected to be available a minimum of 15 hours per week until completion of this project performing the following responsibilities:
a) Work closely under the direction of the County CISO; 
b) Develop and document a logical/conceptual diagram utilizing database concepts; 
c) Identify and discuss database structure data elements, groups, and aggregation points; 
d) Engage in discussions with various County departments’ personnel to validate its structure;
e) Document a workflow procedure utilizing Microsoft Office tools or similar toolset;
f) Present to County management the developed process.        






 
Familiarly with IT concepts related to database management systems and structure.
Possible majors include computer science, information management systems, information security assurance, public administration, public policy, business administration, or closely related fields of study.  Intern must have completed course(s) in database management, data analytics, or statistical data analytics.  It is desired to have completed information security course(s) but is not required. 

Ideal candidate must have a conceptual knowledge of IT systems and applications that include database management software.  A knowledge and/or awareness of different types of security incidents are desirable.  Other areas are data analytics, Big Data, data mining, public policy, public administration, business administration, and IT governance would be beneficial. 

Intern must be able to think logically and represent data conceptually.
Intern must be able to work independently with minimum amount of instruction.
Must be able to set and meet project goals and objectives.

Must be analytical and understand holistic characteristics of an information security incident.













Chief Information Office
350 South Figueroa Street, Suite 188;
Los Angeles, CA 90071























1036 Open Data Portal
The County of Los Angeles has established an Enterprise Information Management Program to improve the overall management of the County’s information assets to provide better and more efficient services to the public. One of the components of the program will be the development of a web portal to make County public data available to the public in machine readable format. This project will result in the development of a Business Plan for creating an Open Data Portal for the County of Los Angeles.

The candidate will work with the County’s Chief Data Officer and the Enterprise Information Management Working Group to research and develop a framework for the implementation of a successful Open Data Strategy for the County of Los Angeles. A project report will be co-authored by the candidate and the Chief Data Officer. The candidate is expected to be available a minimum of 12 hours per week until completion of this project performing the following responsibilities:

• Work closely under the direction of the County Chief Data Officer;
• Identify and document open data datasets published by County departments;
• Engage in discussions with various County departments’ personnel to develop a conceptual model for developing an Open Data Portal for the County;
• Present to County management the developed conceptual model.





















Possible majors include management information systems, computer science, public administration or related majors. 

Courses in “data management”, “data modeling and design”, “business requirements analysis”, and “big data” are recommended.

Working knowledge of a relational database system (e.g., MySQL, MS SQL Server or Oracle),

Structured Query Language, MS Word and Excel are required. Knowledge of business information taxonomy development, open data structures, such as XML and JSON are a plus.

Must have strong analytical skills and excellent understanding of the role of data and information management in successful service delivery.
Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.






























Chief Information Office
350 S. Figueroa Street, Suite 188
Los Angeles, CA 90071















1038 Office of Emergency Management Intern
The Los Angeles County Chief Executive Office of Emergency Management is looking for energetic self-starters to provide multifaceted support to the Office of Emergency Management.  Under the direction of the Assistant Administrator, the ideal candidate will be responsible for assisting in the development of emergency management plans, programs and annexes, in the research and development of Requests for Proposal (RFPs) and Statements of Work (SOWs), as well as work with the social media coordinator to design innovate campaigns and strategies to increase community awareness and disaster planning and preparedness.  Candidate will interact with community groups, multiple County departments and various committees.  This project is ideal for someone looking to understand the role and functions of emergency management from a regional perspective.

Additional duties include:
Support the budget and grants section to research additional funding opportunities
Assist in the establishment of public/private partnerships
Brainstorm fresh social media content ideas
Assist with the development of training and exercises
Attend meetings and provide support in the implementation of the Countywide Continuity of Government Operations Plan-used to continue services during/after a disaster
Proof-read and organize files
General office duties, meeting planning and note taking.



Ideal candidate will be highly motivated, flexible, and have a primary interest in emergency management.  Additionally, candidates must be well-organized, multi-taskers that are able to communicate effectively, analyze problems, and come up with workable solutions with limited resources.  Working knowledge of computers and related software applications such as Word, Excel and Access is strongly preferred.  Candidates must be analytical, resourceful, and detail-oriented.  Possible majors can include, but are not limited to:  Public Administration/Policy, Communications and Emergency Management.
The candidate should possess strong analytical, cognitive, trouble-shooting, and problem-solving skills; and should be able to write and edit written material.  The candidate must be able to present both oral and written information in a poised, persuasive and professional manner.

































Chief Executive Office
Office of Emergency Management
1275 N. Eastern Ave.
Los Angeles 90063





















1040 Nursing Administration – Graduate Student Under the supervision of the Assistant Nursing Director, the student will provide technical assistance to nursing employees in Nursing Education and Nursing Informatics units to achieve their program goals.
 Interns for this project will:
• Assists in planning, and developing evidence-based training programs aimed at increasing staff skill in evidence-based public health nursing practice and information technology.
• Assists in providing  trainings to enhance the skills of public health employees.
• Develops evaluation tools to measure effectiveness of trainings.
• Conducts work flow analysis.
• Updates/maintains internet/intranet websites.
• Assists in teaching opportunities for educational training.
• Networks with various graduate programs from other schools to promote Public Health and LA County.
• Data entry.
• Assists in data management and analysis.
• Develops various reports.
• Assists in providing help desk support.
Must be a graduate student from an accredited college or university in the field of Nursing, Public Health, or equivalent.  Candidates should: possess excellent organizational, written and oral communication skills; exhibit dedication and great attention to detail; work effectively in team settings; be able to conduct research on evidence-based practice; and be knowledgeable of Microsoft Office software applications. Generating or assessing solutions; ability to read and interpret evidence-based scientific articles to support program activities; ability to multitask; ability to understand the systems level of public health in a complex and diverse organization; review policies and assist in the development new policies; develop systems for organizing, coding  and reporting on learning-related data; ability to coordinate and facilitate training; understand emerging health trends and their impact on the community; creation of surveys and evaluation tools to assess DPH workforce needs.

:  Excellent oral and written communication skills; maintain email correspondence with DPH staff and the community; devise outlines or project plans; develop power point presentations; ability to interact professionally with colleagues and external partners.

Ability to understand evidence-based scientific articles; ability to interpret data and conduct analysis of data, including reporting data through annual reports or updates; analyze training data and document outcomes; propose recommendations for improving training; conduct reviews of existing training courses.
Public Health
Nursing Administration
241 North Figueroa Street, Room 347
Los Angeles  90012
  
1041 Workforce Development – Graduate Student   The objective of this assignment is to:  Ensure effective communication. This objective stems from a Customer Satisfaction Survey conducted on DPH nursing staff.  Effective communication received a low rating and was identified as important.  To assist in addressing this objective, the student will work directly with the Assistant Nursing Director, Education and DPH Communication to support the effective dissemination of information within the organization over time and across populations served.

Interns for this project will:
Conduct research identifying effective communication models that can be utilized in a large organization and/or assist in the development of a communication model that will be effective in DPH.
1. Assist in developing an action plan to implement communication model.
2. Assist in developing curriculum for the communication model, as well as teaching components of the model to DPH employees.
3. Assist in evaluating the effectiveness of the model within DPH by developing an online survey.
4. Assist in promoting membership to DPH nursing listserv to increase ease in effective communication with all DPH nursing staff.
5. Assist in developing a standard approach on how new policies are communicated in each work setting.
Candidates in Master’s program for Nursing, Public Health, or equivalent.  Interested graduate students should: possess excellent organization, written and oral communication skills; exhibit dedication and great attention to detail; work effectively in team settings; be able to conduct research on evidence-based practice; and be knowledgeable of Microsoft Office software applications. Generating or assessing solutions; ability to read and interpret evidence-based scientific articles to support program activities; ability to multitask; ability to understand the systems level of public health in a complex and diverse organization, such as L A County; assist in the development of new policies; develop systems for organizing, coding  and reporting on learning-related data; ability to coordinate and facilitate training; understand emerging health trends and their impact on the community; creation of surveys and evaluation tools to assess DPH workforce needs.

Excellent oral and written communication skills; maintain email correspondence with DPH staff and the community; develop power point presentations; ability to interact professionally with colleagues and external partners.

Ability to understand evidence-based scientific articles; ability to interpret data and conduct analysis of data, including reporting data through annual reports or updates; analyze survey and training data, and document outcomes; propose recommendations for improving communication with LAC DPH.
Public Health
Nursing Administration
241 North Figueroa Street, Room 347
Los Angeles  90012 
1042 Women’s Health Policy and Programs Assist with a variety of projects related to addressing current women’s health issues.  These include preparing the community for the substantial increase in the aging population with the Women  and  Healthy Aging series of community dialogues; developing a healthcare consumer protection campaign; and the Data Dissemination Project to train trainers to bring relevant data from the “2013 Health Indicators for Women In Los Angeles County: Highlighting Disparities by Ethnicity and Poverty Level” report to communities of color who are most impacted by the findings and demonstrate effective ways to use the data for new and/or improved programs and strategies to begin closing the health inequity gaps.

Duties include: assisting with developing PowerPoint presentations and training materials; event preparation and follow-up; taking notes at committee meetings; computer research on aspects of women’s health and pending legislation; and other related activities.
Organizational skills, attention to detail; experience in women’s health areas is helpful but not required.  Possible majors include Public Administration, Public Health, Women Studies or related majors. Thinking precisely, making interdisciplinary connections, generating or assessing solutions.

Ability to communicate effectively in English with women’s health leaders
Computer skills – Word, Excel, PowerPoint


Public Health
Office of Women’s Health
3400 Aerojet Avenue, El Monte 91731
1046 Active Transportation Planning Intern Become a member of the County’s new Active Transportation Planning group.  As part of this group, interns are expected to play an active role in improving and developing bicycle and pedestrian facilities, along with access to transit facilities in Los Angeles County.  Interns may choose to work on one or more projects from the following list:

a) Research for the upcoming County Active Transportation Plan
- Review similar plans prepared by other agencies, and identify items to address in the County's Plan.
- Develop a methodology to identify the pedestrian and bicycle improvements required in County unincorporated areas. The assessment should consider existing infrastructure, census population and demographic data, transit facilities and other trip generators. 
- Identify disadvantaged communities within the County where bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure should be prioritized to improve social equity.
- Identify potential advocates and stakeholders who may be interested in providing input on the development of the Plan.

b) Create & update GIS data
- Use ArcGIS to create new GIS layers or update existing layers for bicycle and pedestrian facilities.
- Conduct field reviews to verify existing bicycle and pedestrian facilities.
- Update the layer of proposed bicycle and pedestrian facilities with project funding and other information.
- Perform GIS analysis to identify candidate bicycle projects for grant applications.

c) Initiate County Bicycle Parking Program
- Inventory existing bicycle racks within unincorporated County areas, at County facilities and near Class I bicycle paths.
- Identify potential short and long term bicycle parking locations near transit hubs, educational institutions, commercial facilities and other destinations.
- Review short and long term bicycle parking structures currently available, and select two designs in each category that can be used as the new County Standard.  The selection should consider aesthetics, bicycle support and efficient utilization of space when not in use.
- Develop a draft bicycle parking policy.

d) Evaluate current Bicycle ridership
- Conduct bicycle counts for existing and proposed bikeway facilities.
- Use the forms and methodology outlined in http://bikecounts.luskin.ucla.edu.
- Update bicycle count data to http://bikecounts.luskin.ucla.edu.
- This task may require the use of bicycle activated automatic counters.

e) Prepare Public Service Announcements for Education & Encouragement
- Prepare graphics and brochures for public safety education, e.g. Suggested Route To School brochures for school children.
- Create and update blogs and other social media tools to publicize the County's bicycle program.
Students with Planning, Transportation, Engineering or a closely related field are preferred.  Must have a keen interest in bicycling, public transportation, and interacting with the general public.  Must be analytical and detail oriented. 
Must be able to communicate/present solutions and problems, verbally and in writing to staff and at public forums.
Experience and knowledge preparing general or circulation plans will be advantageous.
Public Works
900 S. Fremont Avenue
Alhambra  91803 
         
1047 Community Partner Affinity Access Program (CPAAP) Outreach The County of Los Angeles Department of Health Services (DHS) is implementing Community Partner Affinity Access Program Outreach Project. As a member of the CPAAP team, you will assist in research, data collection, analysis, and implementation of a CPAAP outreach effort; this may involve development of a “Frequently Ask Questions Table”, Writing and Populating of a Fax E-Mail Blast, and updating information into a CPAAP End-User Database with applicable data. Assist in contacting CP personnel to ensure that all E-Mail Addresses and Telephone Numbers are correct, posing Affinity System Access usage questions, determining usage, and interfacing with DHS Information Technology personnel responsible for Affinity System Access Facilities (ASAF). Educating CP Affinity System Access (ASA) End-Users on Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) implications. Courses in Public Administration or related courses and/or courses in Information Systems, Data-Warehouse/Database, Healthcare Analytics, Medical Informatics and report generation; desired majors include but are not limited to Computer Science, Information Systems, or a closely related field. Graduate Level students. Experience in Healthcare Administration is a plus. The ideal candidate will have strong research, analytical, organizational skills.
Excellent oral and interpersonal skills; strong writing that is well-organized, accurate and reflects appropriate language (Medical/Healthcare) usage.
Must be able to interact well with others Intra Los Angeles County (LAC)-Department of Health Services (DHS) and Community Partners; ability to draw on educational background and seek other expertise (Medical/Healthcare Information) to accomplish tasks; ability to effectively use the Internet and other resources to obtain background and/or supporting information to formulate appropriate assessments, findings, conclusions, and recommendations.
Department of Health Services
Ambulatory Care Network
100 South Fremont, Bldg. A-9, East 2nd Floor, Unit 4, Alhambra
1048 Pharmacy Administration Intern This is a 4th year elective clerkship for fourth level Pharm.D. students  The candidate must be currently enrolled in a Pharm.D. Program from an affiliated partnered university  Excellent organization, written and oral communication skills; exhibit dedication and great attention to detail, work effectively in team settings, and conduct research on evidenced based practices.   Los Angeles Department of Public Health Community Health Services/ Pharmacy             Central Health Center
 241 N. Figueroa St., Room B-9
  Los Angeles, Ca. 90012
1051 Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention (NEOP) - Undergraduate  The LA County Department of Public Health is working with local community-based organizations to implement nutrition education and obesity prevention projects in order to 1) increase access to and consumption of healthy foods; 2) increase consumption of healthy beverages; and 3) increase daily physical activity opportunities, with the overarching goal of reducing obesity and other diet-related chronic diseases among Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SPAN-Ed) participants and SNAP-eligible populations (residents who fall below 185% of the Federal Poverty Line). One aspect of the NEOP programming is Communities of Excellence in Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity Prevention (CX3). CX3 is a program planning framework that helps identify and address community assets and challenges through GIS mapping, conducing on-the-ground assessments, and using the data gathered to mobilize residents and identify appropriate interventions. Community assessment layers include: Walkability, food availability, store environment, fast food marketing, outdoor marketing, food bank and emergency food outlets, alternative food sources, and mobile vending around schools. Interns for this project may be involved in activities including:
-  Conducting CX3 mapping and community assessments
-  Assisting with reports and recommendations that can be used to inform program decisions
-  Program implementation and administrative support as needed
Undergraduates currently studying Public Health or a related field preferred. The ideal candidate will have strong communication skills, experience working with Microsoft Office Suite, ability to work independently, and a passion to support obesity prevention efforts for low-income Los Angeles County residents. Experience using GIS and conducting community assessments a plus, but not required.  Ability to evaluate and problem solve in a public health setting.
Ability to communicate effectively with professionals in the Public Health field as well as with community stakeholders. 
Public Health
3530 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 800 Los Angeles, CA 90010.  Significant amount of work hours will be spent conducting community assessments off-site in neighborhoods throughout LA County.
1053 Intern, Public Information Office Intern with the LACDMH Public Information Office (PIO) and learn how the PIO operates, including writing articles for the weekly newsletter (e-News), monitoring social media and assisting with outreach campaigns. The ideal intern should be currently pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in communications, journalism, public relations, marketing, public administration, public health or public policy.  He/she should be an enthusiastic self-starter and know how to use a digital camera. Knowledge of layout and design is a plus. The ideal intern should have the ability to analyze and gather information as well as be resourceful.  He/she will require minimal supervision.  The ideal intern should be up-to-date on mental health-related news as well as understand basic government functions.   Department of Mental Health                                          Headquarters Bldg.                                                           550 S. Vermont Ave                                                            Los Angeles, 90020                                                  
1054 Social Marketing Intern-English Create and implement a social media plan to expand the reach of an STD testing and awareness campaign for female youth.  Identify social media channels and strategies to reach target population, such as Facebook, Twitter, etc. in order to generate awareness and interest in the program. Maintain profiles on social media and networking websites, and create social media content to generate discussion and dialog on these sites. Create and help distribute marketing materials in conjunction with social media. Currently enrolled in undergraduate program with a major in Public Health.  Desired experience in networking with other youth using social media, and directing team efforts, proficient with Microsoft Office programs and video creation experience for Vine/YouTube or similar; simple video editing experience a plus Social media/networking website user, including proficiency  using Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube Los Angeles County Department of Public Health                                                                     Planning Division, Division of HIV/STD Prevention                                                                       600 South Commonwealth Avenue,              11th floor                                                                            Los Angeles, CA  90005                                                   
1055 Social Marketing Intern-Spanish Create and implement a Spanish media outreach plan to expand the reach of an STD testing campaign for Spanish-dominant speakers. Identify and develop a communications plan to reach Spanish-dominant speakers in order to promote and implement the program, such as online social media, newspapers, etc. Participate in PR activities, such as writing promotional activities for the program in Spanish-language newspapers and other media . Create or modify Spanish translations for new or existing promotional materials. Assist with conducting focus groups or interviews with affected Spanish-dominant populations to aid in developing effective promotions of the program. Currently enrolled in undergraduate program with a major in Public Health.  Social media/networking website user. Familiarity with local Los Angeles Spanish media outlets and communication channels. Proficient in Microsoft Office program. Fluent written and verbal communication in Spanish, including colloquial Spanish used in Los Angeles. Los Angeles County Department of Public Health                                                                     Planning Division, Division of HIV/STD Prevention                                                                       600 South Commonwealth Avenue,              11th floor                                                                            Los Angeles, CA  90005                                                   
1057 Technical Update to Title 22 – CSD Preliminary Analysis, Ordinance Studies The Department of Regional Planning is considering an update to the Los Angeles County Zoning Ordinance.  The Technical Update to Title 22 will soon be considered by the Regional Planning Commission and the Ordinance Studies Section is seeking an intern to assist staff in performing a preliminary analysis of Title 22 Community Standards Districts (CSDs).  Specifically, the intern will review and summarize existing CSD provisions within Title 22, and make recommendations for implementing CSDs into the Technical Update to Title 22.  In addition to the specific task related to CSDs, the candidate will also assist staff on various tasks related to the project and the general functions of the Ordinance Studies Section.  This internship provides an exciting opportunity to gain exposure to zoning ordinance, the ordinance amendment process and be familiar with L.A. County’s ordinance procedures and the Department’s efforts to update the zoning code.  The intern will also gain valuable knowledge in environmental and land use planning laws and how a proposed amendment could impact the Department of Regional Planning’s operations.  Due to the project schedule for the Technical Update to Title 22, it is most beneficial that this internship starts in May/June and ends in August/September 2014. College student enrolled in or, previously enrolled in Planning, Public Administration, Environmental Studies, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, or Geography related classes.

The candidate should have strong organizational and writing skills, ability to communicate and understand information, and the ability to prioritize tasks and manage assignments.

Ability to proficiently read, write, and understand English.

The candidate should be detail oriented and have the ability to use available resources. Regional Planning
320 W. Temple Street, 13th Floor,
Los Angeles CA 90012
1059 Specialized Transportation Intern Adult Protective Services (APS), Program and Planning is developing specialized public transportation elderly, disabled, and low-income individuals.  We seek a summer intern to provide important research support for a variety of projects through the New Freedom and Job Access Reverse Commute (JARC) grants, provide help in program administration over the APS Emergency Transportation Program, and play an instrumental role in the development of senior mobility management services.  The Specialized Transportation Intern will assist in developing much-needed services for the residents of Los Angeles County and will be at the forefront of the county’s efforts of increased mobility management as the demand for specialized services increases with the growing senior population.  The intern will:

• Aid in the research of a countywide needs assessment for specialized transportation of low-income workers to and from places of employment through an analysis of previous research, administration of surveys, and use of mapping data.
• Analyze policy to coordinate supportive services to the disabled and very frail elderly and provide recommendations for program development and improvement.
• Assist in administration over APS Emergency Transportation program.
• Review internal administrative processes and procedures, and develop and propose improvements to promote efficiency and cost savings.
• Develop forms and tracking devices.
• Meet with community and government stakeholders to support the work of the Regional Mobility Manager.
Graduate or undergraduate work in Public Policy, Public Administration, Transportation, or any related field.  Must have working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite or software.  Experience with GIS is a plus but not required. Must be analytical and detail oriented.  A self-starter with the ability to prioritize competing projects.
Must be able to communicate/present solutions and problems, verbally and in writing to staff and external stakeholders.
Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative analytical techniques in order to conduct needs assessment studies, program evaluation, and administrative operations analysis.
Community and Senior Services
Specialized Transportation Intern
3333 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90010
1060 Policy Review & Development Intern Interns will review existing Department of Public Health – Administrative Services Policies & Procedures by assessing gaps in current departmental polices related to supply chain management, facilities management, grant management, and cross reference guidance. At least senior level with a major in Public Health Administration, Health Administration, Public Administration, Public Policy, Political Science, Sociology, Human Resources, Business Administration, and/or English. Good MS Office skills in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are required.

Ability to work within the framework of departmental policies and procedures.

Ability to manage projects, coordinates with stakeholders, and be open in constructive feedback.

Intern must have advanced writing skills. They must have the ability to quickly learn and analyze complex concepts and articulate onto paper.
Conduct a gap-analysis by researching existing established policies and observation of current practices. Analyze qualitative and quantitative data from collected evaluations to implement improvements.
Department of Public Health – Administrative Services
5555 Ferguson Drive, Suite 3028
Commerce, CA 90022
1061 Space Planning/Facilities Management Intern Interns will work with the management team of the Department of Public Health – Administrative Services to evaluate, develop, and improve upon the administrative infrastructure for delivering space planning and facilities management services to their constituents. Work can include, but not limited to the review of space planning documents, development of policies and procedures associated with space planning and facilities management, development of tools and resources of constituents, and other special projects.  At least senior level with a major in Public Health Administration, Health Administration, Public Administration, Business Administration, Facility Management and/or Engineering. Good MS Office skills in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are required.

Ability to work within the framework of departmental policies and procedures.

Ability to manage projects, coordinates with stakeholders, and be open in constructive feedback.

GIS mapping skills are desired but not a requirement.
Department of Public Health – Administrative Services
5555 Ferguson Drive, Suite 3028
Commerce, CA 90022
1062 Supply Chain Management Intern Interns will work with the management team of the Department of Public Health – Administrative Services to evaluate, develop, and improve upon the administrative infrastructure for supply chain management services to their constituents. Work can include, but not limited to the review of existing procedures and policies, development of policies and procedures associated with supply chain management, development of tools and resources for constituents, and other special projects.  At least senior level with a major in Public Health Administration, Health Administration, Public Administration, Supply Chain Management, and/or Logistics. Good MS Office skills in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are required.

Ability to work within the framework of departmental policies and procedures.

Ability to manage projects, coordinates with stakeholders, and be open in constructive feedback.
Department of Public Health – Administrative Services
5555 Ferguson Drive, Suite 3028
Commerce, CA 90022
1068 Pre-Occupational Therapy (OT) Intern   This internship will provide students who are interested in the profession of occupational therapy with the following opportunities:  1)Observation of occupational therapist and other staff in the evaluation and  treatment of children with certain physical disabilities (e.g., cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy);       2) Participation in therapy sessions with an occupational therapist; 3) Observation of medical services supporting rehabilitation therapy, such as Pediatric Clinic,  Orthopedic Clinic, Durable Medical Equipment Clinic; 4) Researching/searching information relevant for patient population which may include  community resource information for families, such as recreational/leisure activities and  programs for children with disabilities; 5) Exposure to assessment and treatment tools and equipment; 6) Observation and participation in case management activities; 7) Interaction with patients, families, staff and others in-person and via telephone Major or coursework in occupational therapy (pre-OT) with application to OT school in near future Good critical thinking and observational skills, including judgment skills;

Effective communication skills and good interpersonal skills
Public Health
Children’s Medical Services–California Children’s Services, Medical Therapy Program

Various locations throughout Los Angeles County.