Our students apply their classroom knowledge in their communities and careers, building their professional networks through hands-on learning at Los Angeles community organizations, government agencies, and businesses, which we enlist as our community partners.
Individually or in groups, students have the opportunity to play an instrumental role in an organization, become an active participant in the city of Los Angeles, and bring their site-based learning back to the classroom.
Interns at the Relational Center become part of a unique counseling model that teaches individuals, families, communities, and organizations to relate effectively, creatively and compassionately. At the Center for Early Education, interns contribute to building an inclusive learning environment in the context of a challenging academic program that addresses the developmental needs of each child. Bridge Program Service Learning Teaching Assistants learn to design and facilitate community-building fieldwork processes around issues of social justice in the city. Two Hawks Quarterly is an example of a student-initiated internship that began when our Creative Writing students wanted an online vehicle for presenting their work and for learning the skills of literary publishing. Today, Two Hawks editors receive training in copy editing, content editing, and acquisitions, in addition to marketing and promotion.