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Summer Intern

Summer Intern
Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Job Description: 

Summer 2019 Intern


The Mayor's Fund for Los Angeles, founded in 2014, supports building a better quality of life for Angelenos by driving transformative change through public-private partnerships. The Fund collaborates with leaders and experts, cultivates diversity, capitalizes on creativity, and champions new ideas. The Fund targets programs that are time-specific, impact-oriented efforts around priority areas by facilitating private resources to ongoing civic programs, as well as focusing on new, innovative solutions.  The Fund embraces opportunities that take risks and carefully measures results to be data driven, efficient and accountable. The Fund embraces the idea that building cross-sector partnerships will help make Los Angeles the safest, most prosperous, most livable, and best-run big city in the world.


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LOCATION: Los Angeles City Hall, 200 N. Spring Street, Los Angeles

REPORTS TO: Operations & Grants Manager, Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles



This year, the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles is celebrating its fifth anniversary. As such, a component of the Intern’s duties will be to work closely with the MFLA team in order to assemble a five-year report by collecting research on the Fund’s programming. This position will also be assisting with administrative work and various programs as needed. This position will afford a unique look into nonprofit management and public administration. This individual will need to be highly adaptable to take on new projects and responsibilities as they arise.




  • Compiling research on all 45 MFLA programs to date for the five-year report.
  • Assisting in the mapping and organization of internal information systems to improve workflow efficiencies.
  • Conduct a variety of general administrative tasks as assigned, potentially including, but not limited to, data entry, filing, organizing, etc.
  • Supporting development efforts: prospect research, grant applications, letters of intent, and other fundraising tasks as needed.
  • Conduct research and write briefs related to various program and administrative issues.
  • Participate in team meeting and brainstorm sessions.
  • Regular reporting on status of projects.


  • Interest in learning about nonprofits, philanthropy, and local government.
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented.
  • Meets deadlines and balances multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Takes initiative and can manage own workload.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft office suite.
  • Experience in data entry is a plus.


  • This is a paid position at $15/hour.
  • Working hours are flexible: minimum 15 hours/week, maximum 24 hours/week.
  • This opportunity is located in Los Angeles City Hall. Parking is provided.
  • Start date is early June (negotiable).


  • Currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Public or Business Administration, Public Policy, Political Science or related degree.
  • Juniors and seniors preferred.
  • Applicants with a strong connection to Los Angeles preferred.



  • Please send your resume and either a brief cover letter or one to two paragraphs in an email explaining why you are interested and are a good fit for this position to: [email protected]. Please put INTERN APPLICATION in the subject line of the email.
  • Application deadline is May 15th, 2019. Applicants are encouraged to apply early.