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Job Opportunities

Employment (permanent) 

There are no job opportunities at this time. Please check in later.

Mentors (intermittent) 


Our Women in Politics (WIP) program, is seeking volunteer mentors with a passion for youth development, who recognize that making an impact in young people's lives means putting youth and their needs first.



  • Attend a mandatory training the first week of June before programming begins for participants.

  • Connect and support your mentee 1-3 hours a month for a year.

  • Join a virtual Meet and Greet to meet the other mentor pairings in this program and get introduced to your mentee!

  • Turn in applications before the deadline, which is May 28th!

Learn more about WIP Mentorship here!

Program Instructors (intermittent)


Throughout the year, the California Center for Civic Participation looks to recruit energized and passionate individuals who can support our core programs: Green Focus, Women in Politics, and Avenues to Civic Action. Program Instructors (PI's) support youth during our programming events and have the option to assist in creating activities and curriculum for instruction. PI’s are recognized as experts in the field, bringing a wealth of knowledge about various policy issues associated with the topics discussed. They are encouraged to act as equal partners to the youth which creates trust and makes them feel comfortable so that they can express themselves freely and become fully engaged.      


Some of the specific duties and responsibilities (include but are not limited to): 

  • Participate in one to two scheduled facilitation conference calls prior to each event 

  • Review and be familiar with all PI preparation materials for each conference 

  • Be present during scheduled Zoom sessions to assist in the support and facilitation of youth group discussion

  • Support youth to think critically and creatively in all activities

  • Stay well informed about the main issues addressed in the program

  • Mentor youth during the Zoom sessions when at all possible

  • Facilitate at least two Zoom sessions separate from program schedule to help guide a youth led project

  • Share multiple perspectives and push youth to think outside the box 


Recruitment is on-going, so stay posted on our news page and social media for announcements.


We are not currently accepting applications for any programs at this time. If you are interested in becoming a Program Instructor, please contact us at (916) 443-2229 or email Drucella Miranda at dmiranda@californiacenter.org.


We will be accepting applications for Green Focus and Women in Politics soon, so check in with us frequently to see when applications for these program open up!



If you are a student interested in public policy issues or the world of state politics this is a great opportunity for you. You’ll be in a position to meet other young people from around California, and work with them to make positive changes in their communities. If you are looking for a way to become more involved in your community, and have some fun while doing it, start here!


Our diverse, professional office environment is a great place to sharpen your existing communications and computer skills. You’ll be doing online research and other internet tasks, learning and using phone skills—and if you are a whiz at social networking, even better! We look for volunteers who have a desire to learn and enthusiasm for our work.

Get involved with the California Center! We welcome your input and assistance with our work. Contact us today at (916) 443-2229 to find out more.


Thank you in advance for your interest in our one-of-a-kind organization!



Interns work with program staff to support all aspects of the California Center’s work. Specific duties are based upon the skills and knowledge of each individual intern.


Duties may include the following:

  • Conducting research and writing issue and policy briefs on current policy issues

  • Assisting with the development of materials, including text, design and production

  • Assisting with program logistics

  • Conducting media outreach, supporting communications including: updating Cal Center’s website, Facebook, YouTube, and Flickr

  • Taking and editing video of programs and activities

  • Developing and facilitating sessions during trainings and conferences, and

  • Providing general office support.


Qualifications include:

  • Excellent written and oral communications skills

  • Organized and able to manage multiple projects and relationships

  • Interest in or prior experience with government, public policy and advocacy

  • Knowledge of web based communications tools

  • Knowledge of media outreach and skills in writing media outreach materials

  • A desire to work with high school students

  • An interest in current issues, health issues, specifically obesity prevention, access to health care and women’s health issues

  • A commitment to improving skills and knowledge through cooperative work with staff and youth.


There are no intern opportunities at this time, but please check back in with us in the future. Thank you!

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