Internship and Volunteer Opportunities

As a non-profit, international organization, Educational Communications has had volunteers working for social and environmental change since 1958. Each individual can help according to his or her own capabilities--the time, energy, and effort that you give depends on you. The process to get started is easy: Simply call and tell us what you are interested in doing, what your area of expertise is, and when you want to start. You can assist one hour a year or eight hours a day. Although certain skills are helpful, experience is not required; we will train, if necessary. You can just provide general assistance or take full responsibility for a project or activity. Before you begin any projects, have them approved by the Executive Director. Most projects can be handled at your own home or office, but sometimes we may meet at our studios (usually in southern California) and other times have work sessions at various coordinators’ homes, especially in west Los Angeles. It is not necessary to go to our Idyllwild offices.

Our interns and volunteers have hailed from a diverse array education institutions and countries. They include:

Education Institutions & Programs

Chapman University

Culver City Retired Senior Volunteer Program

Emerson College

Fullerton College

Idyllwilde Arts Academy

Kimbark Elementary School

Los Angeles City College

Los Angeles Probation Department

Mt. San Antonio College

Northwestern Law School

Santa Monica College

Sul Ross State University Rio Grande College

University High School

University of California, Berkeley

University of California, Los Angeles

University of Southern California

Verde Valley School

Countries

Brazil

Burkina Faso

Canada

China

France

Germany

Great Britain

Hungary

India

Italy

Japan

Malaysia

Mexico

Peru

The Netherlands

United States

Venezuela

SPECIAL NOTES-- Interns are part of special school, organizational, or governmental programs that require a set number of hours, written evaluation, and supervisorial attention. If you simply want to help a good cause and/or get experience, then volunteer. If you need school credit or other job training as an intern, we will provide the appropriate service. At present, Educational Communications does not have any full-time salaried positions, though commission work is available. Interns would make efforts to attract new members, subscribers, and donors on a commission basis. Furthermore, fundraisers who can prepare grant proposals could perform on a commission basis. As project funding becomes available, we hire from our volunteer ranks. Any efforts to raise money should first be coordinated by the Executive Director and approved by the Board of Directors.


 

ECONEWS Television Series


Ecology Center of Southern California


Environmental Directions Radio Series


Compendium Newsletter


Project Ecotourism


Administrative


Campus Greening


Environmental Resources Library


Southern California Environmental Guidebook