Rancho Los Cerritos is happy to provide internship opportunities to college students every semester. Meet our latest cohort of interns!
Nikkita Lynch is the Getty Marrow Undergraduate Intern this summer in the curatorial department. Mostly, she has been working hard on an important project related to our recently digitized oral history recordings. These recordings will serve as the basis for our next exhibit. Her work will make it much easier to find and access specific content in each recording. To introduce her to a broad range of professional museum work, Nikkita has also been assisting our Horticulturist, Facilities and Maintenance Director, and Public Relations and Marketing Manager with several projects. In addition to all these interesting assignments, she is also doing research on the history of Black cowboys and preparing to install our first library exhibit in 15 months, which focuses on 19th-century women’s domestic labor. Pictured below in the Rancho library.
Welcome also to Haji Salim, the summer intern for the RLC Development Department, who comes to us from the Long Beach Community Internship Project. Scheduled to graduate from CSU Long Beach this fall with a degree in sociology, Haji is a Long Beach native who has fond memories of visiting Rancho Los Cerritos in his youth. For his internship, Haji has been working closely with our Special Events Coordinator to manage private events, including set-up, break-down, and other venue-specific logistics. Pictured below setting up for an event.
Greetings to Jocelyne Muñoz, our Getty Marrow Education Intern for the summer. She will be working alongside our Camp Director, primarily assisting with the five weeks of Summer Camp and also designing a new offering that prioritizes Rancho Los Cerritos’ Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accesibility goals. Jocelyne is a recent graduate of UC Irvine, where she earned a BA in Education Sciences, Social Policy & Public Service. Born and raised in Long Beach, Jocelyne is eager to give back to her community and to help welcome new audiences to the site. Pictured below in green with the summer camp staff.