The School of History and Dramatic Arts (SoHDA is an LAUSD Pilot school* in Glassell Park with opportunities for short and long term internship positions. SoHDA is an all-public school serving students of the surrounding neighborhood with a college-prep academic program blended with a robust drama and stage tech program. Joining a dedicated group of teachers–the community volunteers and interns play a key role in helping bridge the equity gap.
The successful candidate(s) will work with students in grades 9 to 12 in one of these areas: college guidance; English Language Learners (guidance and resource counseling); special education (helping with paperwork as well as individual and group assistance; and mentor discussion groups.
Students interested in classroom internships should indicate their area of interest.
NOTE: Hours for all but the college guidance internships will be arranged during the school day. The hours are flexible, but interns will be asked to make a regular commitment for the sake of planning.
Students needing internship hours are welcome to design their own program in partnership with the counselors and the Friends of SoHDA Advisory Board.
For those with only occasional availability, Friends of SoHDA welcomes volunteers for mentoring events. These include mentors during student-led conferences (students report on their progress in each class), mock interviews, and community judges during presentation events. Please indicate your interest in being notified of specific mentoring events.
How to Apply
To apply, send a “cover” email or letter explaining your interest along with a resume, LinkedIn profile, or other short summary of your experience to the Advisory Board c/o Marian Olivas, foSoHDA@gmail.com (OR firstname.lastname@example.org ) Be sure to put “SoHDA” in the subject line.
Interns will need to register with LAUSD volunteer program. Instructions here:
This is an unpaid internship. Verification of hours for credit is available.
* A public school within LAUSD with the autonomy to guide its own budget, staffing, governance, and curriculum
Flexible hours and commitment. Interns can choose to participate during the school day or in after school and Saturday programs. Those wishing one-day opportunities can request to be on the list for mentors to participate during student-led conferences, judging during presentations, and/or mock interview events.
Tags: at-risk youth, disabilities, education, mentoring, youth, special needs