3655 S. Grand Ave, Suite 280 Los Angeles, CA 90007




In a part-time position (average 15-20 hours/week), provide support to Esperanza Community Housing in transforming the community of South Los Angeles into a lively, healthy, creative, and resilient place with the arts at its core. The Arts & Culture Intern plays an integral and multi-faceted role in Esperanza's mission to achieve comprehensive community development. The intern will work with local artists, arts organizations, and community development practitioners who deliberately integrate arts and culture into community revitalization work—placing arts at the table with land-use, transportation, economic development, education, housing, infrastructure, and public safety strategies. Expected start date is August 17, 2020 or sooner with an expected end date of February 28, 2021 or sooner.


  • Passion for social justice work
  • Strong interest in art, education, cultural studies, or media studies strongly desired
  • Some knowledge of community development or a willingness to learn
  • Highly creative and innovative
  • Enthusiasm for community-driven work and working with a small team that has a big agenda
  • Strong written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and follow-up skills
  • Ability to problem solve, prioritize, and meet deadlines
  • Able to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Strong computer skills, including Google Drive
  • Excitement for harnessing the power of social media to advance social justice issues
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish a plus
  • Occasional weekend and evening availability required

How to Apply

Email a cover letter and resume to yadira@esperanzacommunityhousing.org. The subject line should read "Arts & Culture Intern."