Rancho Los Cerritos is committed to the mission of restoring and preserving its historic home and gardens and bringing stories of the past — from Native American times through the 1940s — to the public.
Located in the beautiful Virginia Country Club area of Long Beach, the Rancho provides a collaborative and exciting work environment. Join us in uncovering the roots of Long Beach!
Rancho Los Cerritos is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
If you would like to apply for one of our listed internships (if any are currently offered), please send us an email with your resume and cover letter, along with the name of the position you are applying for. Thanks!
Social Media InternshipRancho Los Cerritos
The Social Media Intern is responsible for increasing social media awareness for Rancho Los Cerritos, as well as maintaining reasonable coverage of all social media outlets. Responsibilities include (but are not limited to) creating new social media outlets for Rancho Los Cerritos, updating all social media sites on a daily basis, using creative writing skills to promote followers on all social media platforms, keeping an excel sheet updated with social media statistics, posting photographs of events, artifacts, fun facts etc., to Facebook and other social media platforms; coming up with incentives to get people to visit the Rancho, piquing people’s curiosity, and reaching out to different demographics. This is an unpaid internship position.Read More
Curatorial InternshipRancho Los Cerritos
The Curatorial Intern will support the curator at Rancho Los Cerritos on projects including collections management, exhibit development, research, and programming related to the collections and site history. The Curatorial Intern must be a reliable, responsible, enthusiastic, mature, and creative individual who enjoys being part of a team but is also capable of working on his/her own. The Curatorial Intern must be computer proficient and have experience with data entry, writing, and editing. The ideal candidate for this position will be someone who pays close attention to detail, has an interest in history and museums, and desires to learn about proper care and handling of museum artifacts and archival documents. Training will be provided. There will be opportunities throughout the internship to get to know the other departments at the site, so the intern will have a well-rounded understanding of how a historical site is run. This is an unpaid internship position.Read More
Public Relations InternshipRancho Los Cerritos
The ideal intern would be a graduate student or recent graduate who is looking for a career in education, history, museums, or nonprofit management. This internship will supplement these career goals by providing opportunities for practical, hands-on experience. Due to the small size of the museum, the intern will enjoy a level of independent responsibility not likely to be found in larger institutions, all the while remaining under the tutelage of the Public Relations and Marketing Specialist. By building relationships with the museum’s exceptionally welcoming corps of staff and volunteers, the intern also has a chance to “wear many hats” and become acquainted with any and all aspects of running a local history museum. This is an unpaid internship position.Read More
Programming InternshipRancho Los Cerritos
The Program Planning Intern will work on planning the educational programming for our elementary, junior high and high school tour program as well as assist with planning for weekend programming. The intern will develop grade-appropriate educational programming for K-12 students, plan and outline our 2016-2017 program schedule, deliver educational programming for children and families, and serve as an ambassador in representing Rancho Los Cerritos at meetings/events assigned. This is an unpaid internship position.Read More