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2020 LA County Arts Internships Available to College Students

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COVID-19 has upended many a summer plan this year. For college students looking to intern this summer, there are plenty of opportunities available. The 2020 Arts Internship positions are open to currently enrolled undergraduate (2 or 4-year) and community college students who live or attend college in Los Angeles County.  Interns will be paid $15/hr…

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HarperCollins Offers Virtual Internship in Children’s Marketing

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Since it doesn’t look like COVID-19 is going anywhere, anytime soon, HarperCollins is offering its first-ever remote internship. Only college students who expect to graduate in 2020 or 2021 are eligible. HarperCollins is focusing on those students who are under-served and may not have had the opportunity to intern this summer. The program will run…

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Learn What It Takes to Succeed in Publishing @ Virtual Career Day

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Here’s a great way for students to discover various careers and learn what it takes to succeed in them. The Chinatown branch of the Los Angeles Public Library holds weekly Career Days on Zoom at 4:30 on Wednesdays. Meet professionals who will discuss their careers, how they got into their fields, and what their day-to-day…

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Free Courses for University and High School Students with Coursera

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Coursera, an online learning platform, offers free access to college and university students through September 30, 2020. Sign up before July 31, 2020, and students will have the opportunity to earn certificates, and gain skills through hands-on learning. Coursera offers students on-demand video lectures from leading universities and companies like Yale, Google, IBM, and more.…

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Win $250,000 in Breakthrough Junior Challenge

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If your student has a knack for distilling big concepts into easy-to-understand ideas, get them a camera stat because they can win $250,000! There’s still time for them to enter the Breakthrough Junior Challenge. Students ages 13 through 18 are invited to create a short video (under three minutes) explaining a challenging concept in physics,…

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CalArts Offers Free Creative Labs Summer Program

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Summer’s here and if your teen is looking for a creative outlet, you’ll want to check out the Creative Labs Program offered by CalArts Community Partnership. The free labs include creative writing, arts, dance, film animation, music, and theater. Classes will be offered remotely on Zoom and will run from July 6 – 31, 2020.…

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Win $2,000 in Frederick Douglass Essay Contest

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The Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives (FDFI), a Rochester, New York-based nonprofit organization, recently announced an essay contest that asks participants to write, in 500-800 words, their ideas for practical remedies to modern racism answering this question: If racial oppression is a kind of disease, what are some of your recommendations for remedies and how can they be applied? In…

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PEN America Offers Free Speech Advocacy Institute for High School and College Students

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PEN America is offering a Summer Free Speech Advocacy Institute for high school students entering grades 10-12, and another for rising and current college students. Each track will offer a crash course in combating major threats to free speech, such as censorship, harassment, and disinformation. The Institute will equip students to become forceful advocates for…

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Disrupt Racism and Win $1,000 Scholarship

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In light of the recent events with the continued killing of unarmed black men, and the protests it has sparked, it seems this country has reached a breaking point. DoSomething.org is offering a $1,000 to students who start a conversation with friends and family about how to actively be anti-racist and disrupt racism in their…

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Can’t Visit Wellesley? Join a Webinar

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College visits are a moot point this summer thanks to COVID-19. When my daughter was applying to college, we did an East Coast tour of colleges during the hottest month of the year – August. We visited seven schools in five states in a week. While the visits helped to give her a sense of…

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