UCLA Extension

Volunteer & Undergraduate Internships

 

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Pathway relies on a number of supporters to ensure the success of our program, and we are always looking for dedicated and qualified volunteers to support Pathway students’ on-campus through academic and social enrichment opportunities at UCLA. All non-paid staff are required to complete a volunteer application and undergo a fingerprinting/background check with UCPD prior to beginning service with Pathway. While there are many different ways to get involved, volunteers are primarily utilized to enhance the student experience on campus.

 

Educational Coaches (Approved for DIS STD 195CE and Psych 195A)

Ed Coaches will be assigned a “caseload” and are expected to meet with their select group of Pathway students at least weekly, but meetings can be more or less frequent according to the student’s individual needs. Ed Coaches provide the following support:

  • Assist students to access course material and requesting accommodations
  • Provide tutoring directly or assist student in accessing other tutoring resources (as needed)
  • Support students to develop natural supports and social connections with other students
  • Encourage appropriate college behavior
  • Foster student independence
  • Assist students with time management and organizational skills
  • Relay communication about student progress to appropriate staff

 

Program Intern (Approved for DIS STD 195CE)

Program Support interns will work closely with Pathway administrative staff in the development, coordination, and implementation of resources and supports for Pathway students. This may include individual meetings with Pathway students as well as the following additional responsibilities:

  • Provide academic tutoring and student advising when needed
  • Provide job coaching and mobility training to campus sites when needed
  • Support student to develop natural supports and social connections with other students
  • Encourage appropriate college behavior
  • Foster student independence
  • Assist students with developing time management and organizational skills
  • Relay communication about student progress to appropriate staff

 

For questions or to apply for any of these positions, please contact Brooke Nakagawa at (310) 794-1235 or via email to nakagawa@uclaextension.edu.