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Date posted:  April 11, 2014

Web Programmer Intern

InspirationCollectors.com is a website project initiated by Helen Yan, a current CGU student in positive psychology. The main purpose of this project is to build and launch a social networking website on inspiration and positive energy, and develop it into a positive psychology based NGO in the near future. The mission of this website is to lead inspirational feelings, ideas, and actions to the most needed, so as to make positive changes to the world. The website is currently under conceptual planning. A web programmer intern is needed to assist this website building endeavor.

The internship will begin approximately May 1st and last over the summer of 2014. It is expected that the intern is proactive, creative, open to experience, available for face-to-face meeting on campus, and passionate about making positive changes.

Eligibility & Qualifications:

  • Current CMC undergraduate at junior or above level
  • Has a GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Has adequate skills of website designing and building, e.g. knowing about how to build a website like pinterest.com)
  • Has strong independent learning ability, e.g. able to utilize networking or mentor relationships to explore and apply new technologies that are corresponding to the website ideas
  • Works with conscientiousness and integrity
  • Previous web programming experiences are highly preferred
  • Chinese-English bilingual preferred

Potential Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide technology consulting service about website building
  • Come up with proper technology solutions to implement the website ideas
  • Finish building and launching a preliminary website that meets basic functioning requirements
  • Facilitate with on-going development and improvement of the website

To apply, please send your cover letter, resume, and sample work to Helen Yan at qing.yan@cgu.edu .


Date posted:  March 5, 2014


National Planning Holdings® (NPH) is the holding company for four independent broker-dealers that serve independent financial advisers nationwide and are corporate affiliates of Jackson National Life Insurance Company® (“Jackson®“). The broker-dealers have earned a solid reputation for hardworking people, innovative technology and a commitment to providing representatives with the essential tools and products they need to service their clients effectively. NPH continues to invest in cutting-edge technology initiatives designed to empower affiliated advisors by streamlining workflow processes, creating new business efficiencies and enhancing profitability.

NPH is looking for an Innovation Intern.  The intern will work on concepts and ideas and develop them into testable propositions to determine feasibility to roll out.  It is an intra-preneur role focused on innovation outside of the financial services industry.  This position is a paid position and pay is competitive. 

Essential Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Conduct and synthesize desktop research on new ideas and platform areas
  • Work on idea generation and develop those ideas into testable concepts
  • Financial analysis and business plan writing to turn strong ideas into business proposals.
  • Work with consumers to understand their needs and test concepts.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to work independently
  • Operates with unquestionable integrity and confidentiality
  • Quickly adapts to change
  • Takes the initiative to do what needs to be done without being asked; is proactive
  • Lover of entrepreneurship and consumer needs

Education and Experience Required

  • Open to a minimum of rising Juniors
  • Can commit to 25 to 30 hours per week.
  • Must have a 3.0 GPA for consideration
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S. upon graduation
  • The ability to research and analyze various different types of data information.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work.
  • Computer literate – Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

This position reports to the Head of Innovation.

To apply, please send cover letter, resume and writing sample to Danielle Vandermade at danielle.vandermade@jackson.com.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.


Date posted:  March 3, 2014


Private Equity Internship opportunity in Mongolia

Schulze Global Investments (www.schulzeglobal.com), a private equity firm focused on the world’s most dynamic frontier markets with offices across Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Caucasus, is looking for enthusiastic and mature graduate and/or undergraduate interns interested to learn about investing in frontier markets while living and working in Mongolia.

Schulze Global is one of the only American private equity firms actively investing in Mongolia, where the firm maintains a fully-staffed office. The firm has already made two equity investments in the country and also manages an OPIC debt facility. The interns will work under the direction of our Managing Director and alongside our Associates and Analysts on specific investment projects, as well as in assisting in the management and development of portfolio businesses and other tasks and initiatives as required. The position will provide exposure to both debt and equity investment structures in a frontier context.

This internship will be unpaid and should last at least two months. The candidates may be considered for full-time positions upon successful completion of the internship. A modest allowance for housing and travel to and from Mongolia will be available to eligible candidates.

Minimum Requirements:

Strong analytical and quantitative skills with emphasis on financial modeling and valuation. A degree in finance, economics, and business would be a plus.

• Excellent communication and presentation skills.

A high level of energy and attention to detail.

Ability to work well independently in a multi-task environment, while maintaining a high work standard.

High professional standards and a strong sense of teamwork.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to



Date Posted:  February 7, 2014

We need a news intern! No, you will not be getting coffee (except for yourself)

If you’re craving newsroom experience at one of the fastest-growing tech blogs covering Silicon Valley, Silicon Alley and beyond, we’ve got a great opportunity for you.

VentureBeat is hiring an intern — not a go-fer, not a maid, not a punching bag. A real, paid, news-writing professional who wants to get on-the-job experience, build a portfolio, network in the tech world, and possibly work toward a full-time position at VentureBeat.

Here’s what we’re looking for:

  • Some blogging experience. WordPress familiarity is a plus!
  • The ability to write well and relatively quickly.
  • The desire to do actual reporting — not just copy/paste press releases.
  • A positive attitude: Willingness to learn and incorporate constructive feedback.
  • Located in the San Francisco Bay Area or New York City area.
  • Interest in technology, business, and the business of technology.
  • A degree (or working toward a degree) in media, communications, English, or better still, journalism.
  • Optional: A penchant for public speaking, podcasting, online video, stand-up comedy, or other such interests.

What you’ll get:

  • Newsroom experience with a team of expert reporters and editors.
  • On-the-job training for everything a news blogger can encounter.
  • Collaboration, support, and friendship from the whole team (we love our culture).
  • A group of hands-on editors who will coach you and help you grow as a reporter and writer.
  • A roster of sources at some of the biggest, most exciting companies in the tech universe.
  • So much fun. Memories to last a lifetime. Really great stories.
  • If your work merits it, recommendations and introductions — or even a job offer.

Here’s what our former intern (and then full-time reporter) Rebecca Grant has to say about the position:

As an intern at VB, you are thrown headlong into the tech community. You learn a lot in a short period of time about the tech industry, online media, and journalism. You learn to write extremely fast, and you learn how to turn something boring and/or complicated into a compelling story. You also get the chance to interview interesting people and develop a valuable network of sources. It’s a strong foundation for anyone tech-obsessed looking to get into journalism or for any journalists looking to break into the startup world.

Previous interns have gone on to full-time jobs at Wired, the Wall Street Journal, and Buzzfeed, as well as VentureBeat itself.

Apply by sending an email to internship@venturebeat.com. Send in a few links to blog posts or news clips, and tell us a little bit about yourself, what you like to write about, what blogs you read, and what your goals are. A resume and/or LinkedIn profile would also be great.


Date Posted:  January 23, 2014

Enabling membrane protein drug discovery and beyond.

Contact Us:
831 Sierra Vista Ave, Suite J
Mountain View. CA. 94043
ProNovus Bioscience is an early-stage reagent, service and research company, providing the pharmaceutical and academic communities with high-quality molecular biology and membrane protein reagents. We are leveraging our expertise in protein engineering, expression, purification and biophysics.  Our mission is to facilitate drug discovery by developing unique and innovative research tools.  

R&D: Protein Sciences

We have a variety of research projects, ranging from protein expression and purification, to the development of protein-based biochemical assays. We want interns that are motivated to learn new techniques while contributing to the company’s R&D efforts. Basic lab skills required, but we are flexible and welcome dedicated and creative individuals!

R&D: Molecular Biology

We have a variety of research projects, ranging from basic molecular biology cloning and expression of membrane proteins, to the development of molecular diagnostics. We are looking for individuals motivated to learn new techniques and contributing to the company’s R&D efforts. Basic lab skills required and we welcome dedicated and creative individuals!


.Luxury Internship Opportunity

Date Posted: October 28, 2013
Pay Rate: $12/hour


Beginning in 2014 the first of approximately 1200 new top level internet domains will be coming to market, which will fundamentally change how information is organized on the internet. Instead of internet world we know today, which is dominated by generic domains such as “.com”, “.biz”, and “.co”, there will soon be a wave of branded and generic top level domains focused on specific brands, industries, verticals, and categories of goods and services.

.Luxury, a new top level internet domain focused exclusively on the luxury industry, is seeking up to three student interns to assist in developing and executing the launch strategy for this new online platform. As is the case for most start up businesses, the nature of various project work will vary considerably and relate to research, modeling, marketing, strategy, communications and technology platforms. This internship opportunity offers student interns an opportunity to work on a project and in a space that is new and evolving quickly.

The internship will begin approximately November 1 and last for a period of up to 6 months. Hours will vary but be a minimum of 10 and up to 20 hours per week. Periodic face-to-face meetings will be required in the LA area, but most of the work can be flexibly scheduled and independently performed. We seek energetic, mature and creative students interested in working collaboratively with a small team of passionate and dedicated professionals focused on doing something entirely new in the online space.

Please find more information on .luxury at www.dotluxury.com.

Potential Internship Activities and Responsibilities:
• Conduct internet-based research and compile and present results.
• Conduct strategy and brainstorming sessions around the name space, and compile and present results.
• Assist with building various databases relevant to the luxury industry.
• Build financial and analytical models relating to launch scenarios.
• Do brand and web-site positioning research.
• Research, explore and report on the on-line presence of major luxury brands and how they are using the digital space to promote their interests.
• Participate in helping to draft, review or refine marketing and messaging materials.
• Promote the .luxury brand via social media, and monitoring how various brands are operating in the digital space.
• Work with project managers to help define project scope, objectives, and deliverables that support business goals.
• Note: Work is frequently of a confidential nature requiring an appropriate level of discretion at all times.
Education and/or Experience:
• Currently studying for an undergraduate or graduate degree.
• Some project, research and business experience preferred.
Computer Skills:
• Working or advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook)
• Strong familiarity and comfort with internet based searching tools
• Working knowledge and experience with various social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, etc.)
Other Skills & Abilities:
 • Strong communication, analytics and organization skills
 • Demonstrated ability to work independently, efficiently and with minimal supervision
 • Strong detail orientation and the provide concise, accurate work product within deadlines
 • Strong teamwork and project-coordination skills
 • Ability to learn new technologies and/or systems quickly
 • High energy and passion for learning and driving forward something truly new
 • **For at least one intern candidate, the ability to read and write Chinese and fluently speak Mandarin



Jon Kirchner (class of ‘89)






Date Posted:  October 28th, 2013
Pay:  $20/hr
Term: 12-14 hours per week for 12 weeks

Curated., a bicoastal interior design firm founded in 2006, based out of our Santa Monica studio, is looking for an undergraduate/graduate student to help investigate the viability of a new and innovative business model we are in the early stages of developing by designing and executing a research assignment. We want to understand the key factors involved in precedents for services that businesses operate under a franchise model. This project would provide a student a very interesting opportunity to work with an actual client (Curated.) by offering us useful and relevant information for our business model.

Two key questions we would like the student to investigate include the following:

1. Can a service-based business, such as interior design, be run as a franchise model with a national network of qualified local practitioners, all sharing a common brand, promotions and operations protocol as well as centralized purchasing?

2. What type of research projects could help to test, validate and refine this idea of a franchised service business?

The primary revenue source for this type of business is service fees with supplemental revenue from the sale of marked-up furniture and accessories. Typically little or no inventory is held.

We anticipate the student to decide on a general brief of what type of information needs to be gathered and collected.

Please send questions and resume to:

Dyanne Cano, MPA
Business Development Director
Los Angeles
2812 Santa Monica Blvd. No. 206
Santa Monica, Ca 90404
t 310 828 6417 f 310 828 6517


 A New York and Los Angeles based interior design studio creating artful spaces for living.



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