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Hands-On Environmental Internship

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Koreatown Youth & Community Center


Passionate about the environment? Join us in keeping Central and South Los Angeles beautiful!

The Koreatown Youth and Community Center (KYCC) is one of the leading organizations that plants trees in the City of Los Angeles and we can use your help! We believe that our dedication and support of inspired community actions is the most effective way to achieve meaningful and sustainable environmental change. Our internship program is a great way for those who are interested in the inner workings of urban forestry.

Koreatown is one of the least green and most densely populated urban neighborhoods in the United States. We have limited park and recreational space, with few healthy and mature trees. We believe that our dedication and support of inspired community actions is the most effective way to achieve meaningful and sustainable environmental change. Our Environmental Services provide training and resources for residents to beautify their neighborhood, to increase open space for families and to grow tree-lined streets in Los Angeles. In just one year, we planted over 1,100 trees in Central and South LA and removed over 1.3 million square feet of graffiti.

Internship Roles and Responsibilities

  • Engage and cultivate relationships with community members to support KYCC's free tree programs
  • Provide administrative support for our tree adoption program from start to finish, including outreach through social media campaigns, constituent communications, data tracking, delivery and maintenance
  • This internship includes a mix of remote and in-person hours.

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About Koreatown Youth & Community Center


3727 West 6th Street, Suite 300, LOS ANGELES, CA 90020, US

Mission Statement

The mission of the Koreatown Youth and Community Center, Inc. (KYCC) is to serve the evolving needs of the Korean American population in the greater Los Angeles Area as well as the multi-ethnic Koreatown community. KYCC's programs and services are directed toward recently immigrated, economically disadvantaged youth and families, and to promote community socio-economic empowerment.


The Koreatown Youth and Community Center was established in 1975 to support a growing population of at-risk youth in Los Angeles. Today, KYCC is the leading multiservice organization in Koreatown, supporting low-income and recently immigrated children and their families in the areas of education, health, housing, and finances. Our volunteer opportunities range from short-to-long term, unskilled to skilled, for youth and adults, and ranging from everything from community research to tutoring to tree planting. Our work isn't possible without the support of volunteers, so if you're interested please don't hesitate to reach out to get started or learn more!

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We'll work with your schedule.


1319 West Pico Blvd.Los Angeles, CA 90020



  • Environmental Policy
  • Environmental Education
  • Administrative Support
  • Program Management
  • Korean
  • Spanish


  • People 55+


  • Orientation or Training
  • • Must be able to commit to at least 8 hours per week, for a minimum of 3 months
  • • Interns must be at least 21 years old • Bilingual Spanish or Korean required • Interns must a high school diploma or GED • Our Environmental Services office is open 7 days a week, from 6:30 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.

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