Skip to main content

Guide to Special Collections & Archives

Student Jobs

Help us preserve our Rare Books and Archival Materials!

Student assistants play a vital role in the daily operations of the Special Collections and Archives department. Past student assistants have had a range of interdisciplinary academic backgrounds: Art and Graphic Design, Art History, Computer Science, English, History, Anthropology, Communications, Latin American Studies, and Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies among others.

We are no longer accepting Student Assistant applications. Please check back this us toward the end of Spring Semester 2019.

Our student assistants have worked, taken courses or interned at a range of local and national museum, library and cultural heritage institutions:

  • The Getty Research Institute
  • The Library of Congress
  • The Los Angeles County Museum of Arts (LACMA)
  • The Autry Museum
  • The Museum of Social Justice
  • The Heritage Square Museum
  • The Southwest Museum of the American Indian
  • The University of Chicago Library, Preservation Department
  • California Rare Book School (CalRBS)
  • The Rare Book School (RBS).

Student assistants also have the opportunity to table on behalf of the department at campus-wide and local Los Angeles events.

Current Student Assistants:

Jocelyn Acosta, Anthropology, Graduate Student

Cyrene Cruz, History, Graduate Student

Bryce Van Ross, Mathematics, Undergraduate Student

Joseph Juarez, Marketing, Undergraduate Student

Sergio Lopez, History, Graduate Student

Patrick O'Rourke, History, Undergraduate Student

Lindsay Reeder, Art History, Undergraduate Student

Daniel Rivas, Television, Film and Media, Undergraduate Student

Arielle Steimer-Barragan, Latin American Studies, Graduate Student









Learn about the projects and experiences of our student assistants, interns and volunteers! Visit the Cal State LA Library Blog to learn about previous student led exhibitions and research projects. 


We are no longer accepting applications for the 2018-2019 Volunteer Program. The application for summer volunteer opportunities will open Spring 2019.

Volunteer Program

Interested in archival work, curatorship or special collections librarianship? Don't know where to start? 

Start here at Cal State LA Special Collections as a volunteer. Volunteers play an important role within Special Collections & Archives, contributing to the overall success of the department. As a volunteer you may work with processing archival collections, outreach events, and displays. 

To apply, submit your Resume and cover letter by email to 

Former volunteer, Virginia Castañeda (Art History MA student) and former Archives Assistant, Allina Nunley (Adjunct English Instructor) participating at the Mourning Tours Event at the Heritage Square Museum.

Student Spotlight


John F. Kennedy Memorial Library
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032-8300