ELAC’s Vincent Price Art Museum and Library internship

By Adonia Burciaga

Three major museum-related internships are open to East Los Angeles College students this coming summer, and ELAC librarian Natasha Alvarez can help create impactful resumes.

Alvarez shared that VPAM and ELAC Library created this workshop to make sure that there are no barriers to gaining skills that could help students excel professionally. 

The paid Internships that Natasha Alvarez,  ELAC’s Outreach and Instruction Librarian shares are full-time. 

The Washington D.C Internship program is open to all ELAC students. Students should be able to enroll in an ELAC Art course and able to work in the United States and travel domestically.

Students will have to attend a week-long orientation, attend professional development events and participate in a final public orientation.

For the Broad’s Diversity Apprenticeship Program (DAP) the requirements are being 18 years or older, must be able to work in the United States, being vaccinated against COVID-19, getting a background check, completing an interview and basic skills tests.

The DAP is a nine-month program of being taught how to pack, handle and install artwork and artifacts.

The Los Angeles Public Library Diversity and Inclusion Apprenticeship (DAIA) requirements are being an incoming high school senior or college freshman, sophomore or junior. Being 18 years of age by June 6, 2022, live in Los Angeles County and submit an online application. 

DAIA is a summer-long mentoring program to introduce students to different planes of library life in admin and user services.

The Library of Congress Junior Fellows Programs requirements are to be enrolled in or recently enrolled,  as college or graduate students. Students must be 18 years old by May 23 and must be United States Citizens. Students can submit an online application.

 The Library of Congress is a 10-week virtual program where students will work at the Library of Congress to explore catalogs and collections.

Alvarez also provides how students’ resumes should look, to increase their chances of being hired.

Alvarez shared three different kinds of resumes: a chronological resume, a functional resume and a combination resume. Alvarez shared that resumes should be tailored to every job someone applied to, be concise, share paid work experience, unpaid and community service.

Alvarez also shared cover letter samples and recommended that students schedule a virtual meeting with an ELAC Career Counselor for assistance with a resume and cover letter.

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