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Public Service Internship Program

The Public Service Internship Program is designed to give undergraduate JEP students a deeper understanding of the community-based organizations they worked with through their service-learning courses at USC. It provides funding for students to build on their service-learning experiences by becoming 25%- or 50%-time interns at their JEP sites. The internships will vary, depending on the needs of the organization, but most will involve helping the organizations with fund-raising, grant-writing, program development, or other activities that are core to the agency’s operations.

Students are eligible to apply if they participated in a JEP-sponsored service-learning course during the academic year where they were placed with a community-based organization (ex: A Place Called Home, The ONE Archives, CARECEN, EarthJustice and 826LA). Preference will be given to students enrolled in summer classes at USC. Internships must be approved by the sponsoring site.

JEP will pay hourly wages ($10/hour) to the interns for this 10-week internship program. The 10 weeks must fall between May 18 - August 5 with the specific dates being determined jointly by the student, the sponsoring agency, and JEP. (Please see application for deadline.)

To apply, click here.

For other information about the program, please contact Jacqueline Whitley (email; 213-740-1829)