3719 Verdugo Road




The Digital Marketing & Communications Intern will work closely with The Unusual Suspects’ Development and Communications team to help shape our continued growth and expand our reach through creative, cohesive storytelling across multiple platforms -- with a focus on creatively supporting the organization’s virtual 2021 summer fundraiser and informing new strategies. Content will be created in written, visual and/or video formats and will be seen by thousands of potential funders/supporters and community members. The internship requires a creative thinker with a journalistic sensibility. This Intern will utilize research skills, verbal and written communication skills, graphic design and/or video editing abilities, as well as an awareness of online marketing/social media strategies—as well as initiative and creativity—in order to successfully complete the 400-hour project. This position will work approximatley 15-25  hours a week from September through December.


The Digital Marketing & Communications Intern should have an interest in theatre arts and/or arts education, offer keen attention to detail and be a creative thinker possessing strong writing, proofreading, organization, communication, project coordination/time-management and research abilities. A journalistic sensibility to create compelling content, including infographics, is desired. We value candidates who are punctual, flexible, and conscientious. Experience with Microsoft Office, Google Suite required, with PhotoShop, InDesign, iMovie, WordPress, Adobe Suite and/or Publisher experience encouraged. This intern should have the cultural competency to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds. Fluency in Spanish is a plus.


US’s mission is to mentor, educate and enrich underserved youth through the creation of collaborative, original theatre. Founded in the wake of the ‘92 LA Uprising, US remains a driving force for inclusivity and diversity. An award-winning, collaborative arts-based education and mentoring organization, US provides LA’s underserved and incarcerated youth a powerful platform for expression and healing. Through seven interrelated program models utilizing standards-based, trauma-informed theatre-arts education and mentorship, US programming alleviates underlying risk factors that threaten the well-being of the 1,600+ Los Angelinos we now serve annually (93% aged 9-19—including underperforming students, foster youth, English Language Learners and incarcerated minors. Having successfully transitioned our workshops in 2020 from in-person to online due to the pandemic, US continues to ensure programming access and essential support for LA’s underserved and incarcerated youth.

How to Apply

US is committed to creating an inclusive and diverse environment. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Please email your resume and cover letter—describing your experience/qualifications, why this internship interests you and what you hope to take away from it -- to jobs@theunusualsuspects.org. Include “Digital Marketing & Communications Intern” in the subject line. No calls please.