Opportunities for the 2020-2021 academic year

Paid Internship for UCLA Graduate Students with LA County Office of Immigrant Affairs

The UCLA Center for Study of International Migration (CSIM) and the Immigrant Youth Task Force at UCLA have partnered to offer a paid internship with the Los Angeles County Office of Immigrant Affairs (OIA).

Participants will receive a $2000 stipend for a 10-week part-time internship with the OIA during Spring Quarter 2021. Interns will join OIA teams on existing projects and are expected to work approximately 15 hours per week from March 29-June 11, 2021.

UCLA graduate students from any discipline are encouraged to apply.

Interns should be flexible, independent, and self-motivated. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the fellowship will be fulfilled entirely remotely. Interns will need to provide their own equipment: internet (wifi) and laptop/computer.

Examples of potential projects include (but are not limited to):

  • strategy and capacity building for programs that provide legal aid to immigrants, such as the Los Angeles Justice Fund
  • designing and implementing Immigrant Essential Workers programs that utilize community navigators to connect communities to LA County services
  • partnership with the Department of Public Health in strategy, planning, and messaging of delivery of Covid vaccines to immigrant communities
  • partnership with the Department of Social Services to increase impact and access to programs for refugees and asylums

Dates: March 29-June 11, 2021

Duration/Commitment: 10 weeks part-time (15 hours per week)

Eligibility: UCLA graduate students from any discipline

The application is due by Friday 2/26/21 at 5 PM and consists of

  • Completion of online application– click HERE to submit application via google form 
  • Email copy of CV and a Faculty Letter of Recommendation (preferably from UCLA faculty) to mlao@dcba.lacounty.gov

Questions or concerns?

Please see our FAQs page, or contact Lisa Gantz at lisagantz@mednet.ucla.edu and Marissa Lao at mlao@dcba.lacounty.gov.