Summer Internships Making a Difference
Many thanks to our summer interns!
Our amazing summer interns took on administrative and organizational tasks in our executive office. Through CSU Long Beach’s internship program, IHADLA had the opportunity to work with undergraduates interested in organizational management and human development in a non-profit setting. We were also delighted to have two alumni from IHADLA’s Program 14 in Boyle Heights interning alongside them in our executive office this summer.
IHADLA Partnership with Human Development Dept, CSULB
In early 2013, “I Have a Dream Foundation” – Los Angeles and the Human Development Department at California State University Long Beach established IHADLA as a Community Organization Partnership to host CSULB student interns to meet their graduation requirement. These requirements allowed for students to link theory and practice, while also providing students the opportunity to develop professional skills that help them as they transition into the working force.
With the leadership and support of Professor Beth Manke, we welcomed our first selection of interns in the spring of 2013. Over the last two and half years, our collaboration with CSULB has grown from four interns at Program 18 in 2013 to 14 interns in the spring of 2015 at our Programs 16, 17, and 18. CSULB interns assisted our after- school program and Saturday Academy with our high school students. They were given the opportunity to lead group workshops, create curriculum, tutor students, and implement new programs with the Dreamers. Their support has allowed us to enhance our services and overall support for our Dreamers.
This Summer 2015, we opened the opportunity to intern in our executive office to CSULB students interested in learning about non-profit management. Timothy Rebudal, Luis Duenas, Celestina Siordina, and Melinda Cholico have supported us in many areas, from data entry to grant research, strategic planning to board planning, and much more. They have been integral in the ongoing development of IHADLA from an internal level, and our organization has greatly benefitted from their skills and eagerness to learn. We are also so grateful to our Dreamer Alumni, Daisy Barrios and Karina Medina, who joined them for summer internships.
Celestina Siordina, CSULB Graduation Year 2016, Major: Human Development (photo to come)
I Have a Dream Foundation Los Angeles Internship Opportunities
We are open to any new opportunities to welcome interns from California State University Long Beach to our organization due to the established partnership in place. However, IHADLA is also currently seeking other opportunities to expand our collaboration, not only at CSULB, but across other universities. Of course, we welcome IHADLA alumni as well. Please contact Wilma Franco (email@example.com) for more information on potentially becoming an intern. Please note that these internships are unpaid.