The AjA Project: Photography Programs for San Diego Youth

Program Support Internship

Position: Program Support - Intern
Status: Volunteer/ Internship- Unpaid (with option of college credit) 12-15 hours/week
Time Frame: January- May (Spring); June - August (Summer); September - December (Fall)
Application Deadline: Dec. 14 for spring semester


As a program support intern, you will be working with youth in the after-school program, as well as assisting the Program Director with general program support in the office.


  • Assist Program Director with student image and narrative management
  • Assist lead photography instructors with classroom preparation
  • Manage equipment inventory
  • Compile student information and enter into database
  • Attend class twice a week as an assistant instructor (classes are held mid-afternoon)


  • Tolerance and acceptance of differing religious and political views
  • General working knowledge of MAC computers, Internet communications, Microsoft Office, especially Excel spreadsheet management and graphic illustrations
  • Strong communication skills
  • Time management skills and the ability to prioritize
  • Self-directed and initiative-taking

Highly Desirable Qualifications:

  • General knowledge of Photoshop, InDesign and Photo Mechanic
  • Basic to intermediate knowledge of photography and/or visual arts
  • Experience working and communicating with ethnically diverse communities
  • Experience teaching/working with middle/high school students
  • ESL teaching experience
  • 1 year experience working in an office environment or doing clerical work
  • Background in art therapy, child psychology, or middle/high school counseling
  • Knowledgeable about and/or lives in one of Southeastern San Diego's ethnically diverse communities
  • Fluent in Arabic, Spanish, Farsi, Karen, Kizigwa, Swahili, Chaldean, Somali or Hindi

Application Procedure:

Submit resume and cover letter to Program Coordinator, Dave Mathisen at In the cover letter please specify the desired position, and your interest in applying, background, and availability (semester, days and times).

*It is the policy of The AjA Project to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.