Special Events Internship

The Special Events Intern will assist with the planning, coordination, execution, and evaluation of Chinese American Museum (CAM) events including festivals, public programs and meetings. This person must be proactive and extremely organized. The Special Events Intern will report directly to the Director of Operations & Programs and will work closely with the event team.  The intern will become familiar with the processes of museum administration, while also learning in a creative environment.

This is an unpaid internship.

Time Commitment: 8-12 hours per week, Monday through Friday and be available to assist with occasional evening and/or weekend events.

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Must possess excellent phone etiquette, written and oral communication skills
  • Problem solving skills are essential
  • Ability to accurately follow instructions and also work independently
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and other PC skills is required
  • Good graphic design skills are appreciated

About the Chinese American Museum

Symbolically housed in one of the oldest and last surviving structure of Los Angeles’ original Chinatown, CAM embodies a cultural and physical link to the past, as well as a promising point of entry for the city’s multicultural future. Opened on December 18, 2003 after 20 years of dedicated community and civic leadership and support, CAM’s presence at El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument—a 44-acre public park honored as Los Angeles’ “birthplace” and the site of its original Chinatown—reflects the vibrant development of an immigrant history that began over 150 years ago when the first major Chinese settlement was documented in Los Angeles. CAM is dedicated to researching, preserving, and sharing the experiences and contributions of Chinese Americans in the United States through quality exhibitions, programs, events, publications, and workshops. In addition to its role in the community as an active-learning institution, CAM is also proud to serve as a visual symbol of new and emerging traditions.

Our mission is to foster a deeper understanding of, and appreciation for, America’s diverse heritage by researching, preserving, and sharing the history, rich cultural legacy, and continued contributions of Chinese Americans.

To Apply

Please send a resume and cover letter to the Volunteers Coordinator at volunteers@camla.org.


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