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Summer 2022 Opportunities

summer opportunities

Da Vinci Students and Families,

We are happy to offer a number of exciting summer opportunities for students. In this document, you will find a running list of internships, volunteer, and college opportunities.

Some opportunities have fast-approaching deadlines! We will continue to make updates as more opportunities arise.

Students are eligible to receive 5 summer school credits for 60 hours of service. Opportunities can be combined to reach the 60 hours.  

Outside internship: Do you already have an internship secured?  Let Crissel know so she can make sure you earn summer school credit for it!

Other details:

    • Unless otherwise stated, the opportunities are open to all grade levels.
    • In addition to the applications required by industry partners, students must provide the following:
      • A paragraph explaining why this internship is interesting to you and what you hope to gain from the experience. Please include if you have any other summer commitments (a summer job, taking care of siblings, planned vacations, etc.)
    • Students are expected to communicate with industry partners and Crissel independent of parents/guardians. Students are expected to communicate promptly and professionally via email.

Questions or Concerns?  

Reach out to Crissel Rodriguez, Director of Real World Learning, at

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Week 27 Updates: College and Career Week!

Greetings Designers and Design Families,

Week 27 is well under way, and this week is COLLEGE AND CAREER WEEK! A huge shout out goes to our counselors for organizing some outstanding activities and visitors for us during advisory this week!

Monday was all about college: college knowledge trivia, a March Madness door decorating contest, and alumni visitors to share their experiences with students!

Tuesday is all about career: we’ve got different career day speakers, again including DVD alumni, visiting classrooms during advisory. So much good stuff!

See the Week 27 Bell Schedule below, as well as some important announcements:

Key Events and Updates:

  • Seniors: the deadline to purchase tickets for Grad Nite has been extended until further notice. Tickets for Grad Nite (at Disneyland) may be purchased online via
  • Da Vinci Design is offering FREE, in-person, after-school tutoring starting THIS WEEK! Tutor Jay Mitsch will be available for appointment and drop-ins Monday-Thursday, 4pm-5pm. All are welcome!

Week 26 On-Campus Highlight: Spring Dance “A Night Under the Lanterns”!

Last Friday, we were so excited to be able to bring back our Spring semi-formal dance! Congratulations to the student Leadership teams from all of the high schools who helped host the dance last Friday. It was so much fun to dance and be with friends under the stars! Here a few photos from the night of the dance:

Last Day to Purchase Dance Tickets Today: Thursday, 3/10

Hello DVD Families and Students,

This is just a quick announcement to share that dance tickets for the Spring Dance are still available!

Today (Thursday 3/10) is the LAST DAY to purchase dance tickets. Payment for tickets must be made through “My School Bucks”.

A brief tutorial on the steps for creating and paying through My School Bucks is available here. Please contact Irma Rodriguez at if you have any questions.

Tickets can be purchased until 11:59pm. Tickets cannot be purchased on the same day as the dance.

Transportation Career Academy Program through Metro

TCAP provides summer internship opportunities to current junior and seniors (class of 2022 and 2023), who depend on transit, reside in LA County, live in close proximity of a Metro rail station and whose schools are located near Metro’s rail expansion efforts. This program offers students an opportunity to learn about careers in transportation and how to apply classroom theories and concepts to “real-world” work situations at one of the nation’s largest public transportation agencies.

Skills You’ll Learn

· The opportunity to explore careers in transportation
· A chance to apply knowledge from high school coursework to real-world work experience
· Get on-the-job work experience in a specific career pathway or in a specific technical area
· Build a professional relationship with a mentor
· Learn about Metro’s innovative approach to promoting transportation and safety education programs

Applications due Friday, March 11 at 4:30 pm. To apply, please click here.

Boeing Summer Internships

This summer, go beyond classroom learning by interning at Boeing, the world’s largest aerospace company. As an intern, you’ll gain hands-on experience, learn from experts, and collaborate with teams that do truly amazing things.

Interested students must be in their junior year right now and going into their senior year in the fall. They must be 16 years old and a US Citizen by the program start date of June 20th.

To learn more, students and parents must attend one of the following mandatory information sessions.

Wednesday, March 9 at 5 pmThursday, March 17 at 7:30 pmClick here for the links and meeting codes

Fired Up! Girls Empowerment Camp

The El Segundo Fire and Community Services Departments have teamed up to offer this empowering and educational experience for girls within the local community. The “Fired Up!” Girls’ Empowerment Camp will be held on March 26th– 27th and will give girls the opportunity to get hands-on experience with real firefighting gear, as they learn what it’s like to be a firefighter.

Watch Fire Chief Deena Lee introduce the camp in this promotional video!

This two-day camp is open for girls aged 12-19 and is FREE for all attendees.

El Segundo residents can register for the camp beginning Tuesday, March 1st, by visiting and clicking on the “Camps” tab. Non-resident registration opens on Tuesday, March 8th.

For more information call 310-524-2362 or email

DV Spring Dance on 3/11

Hello DVD Students and Families,

Let’s dance! The DV Spring Dance will be hosted on campus at 201 N. Douglas St. from 6pm to 9pm. Tickets are $15, and are available for purchase via a new app called MySchoolBucks. See more info below.

Here is information on the upcoming “Under the Lanterns” spring semi-formal dance for all DV high schools!

  • Date: Friday, March 11 from 6-9pm
  • Location: Da Vinci West Plaza
  • Cost: $15 (through MySchoolBucks)
  • Attire: Semi-formal

Payment for tickets must be made through “My School Bucks”, or accessible through the QR code in the flyer.

A brief tutorial on the steps for creating and paying through My School Bucks is available here. Please contact Irma Rodriguez at if you have any questions.

We are excited to be bringing back this event!!

Black History Month CD & Week 26 Preview: SLCs

Greetings Designers and Design Families,

To start: thank you to the Da Vinci Design Black Student Union for hosting our annual Black History Month CD in the gym today! The performances were powerful, and our student leaders should be so proud of hosting such a successful and meaningful experience. See photos below.

Next week is the start of Student Led Conferences (SLCs) which will take place via Zoom from 2pm-4pm. Please remember that next week is a minimum day schedule for students and that students will be released at 1:55pm.

For specific information for each grade level, please click here for last week’s post.

Special 9th Grade Assembly on Thursday

On Thursday of this week, we held a special assembly for our 9th graders meant to address the topic of how we can honor respect for each other in our classrooms and on our campus. The program was run by an incredible group of 11th and 12th grade student leaders, who helped facilitate important discussions, as well as administrators and the 9th grade teachers. This team led 9th graders in confronting important topics such as avoiding dehumanizing language and slurs, appropriate classroom behaviors, and being respectful in our words and actions. We will continue to educate our students in an effort to build a positive and safe school culture for all students. To see some of what was covered, click here.

Key Events and Upcoming Events:


Internship Opportunity: Social Media Student Intern for WDV Athletics

WDV Athletics is seeking a creative and enthusiastic Social Media Student Intern who will help highlight athletic teams, players, and game highlights. We need a social media student intern who can post content on Instagram and Twitter, and coordinate interactions between our team social channels. This unpaid internship also offers the intern the opportunity to work in partnership with Da Vinci’s Marketing & Communications team.


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, attention to detail in grammar, spelling and punctuation
  • Familiar with social media including Instagram and Twitter
  • Graphic Design experience preferred: Adobe Creative Suite and/or Canva, etc.
  • Ability to engage with individuals of varying ages and backgrounds
  • Self-motivated, comfortable in taking initiative
  • Great attitude – willingness to learn, ability to multitask

Responsibilities for the Social Media Intern:

  • Assist in managing the WDV Athletics Instagram and Twitter pages with a specific focus on sharing athlete stories, celebrating game results, featuring support for teams, sharing tryout information and upcoming games, and other relevant events
  • Use graphics and photography/video to create visually appealing and creative content
  • Interact with the WDV Athletics fanbase
  • Report to weekly social media meeting, brainstorm ideas

This is a great opportunity for a talented student who is interested in leveraging their passion for athletics and social media/marketing. Interested applicants must be in their freshman, sophomore, or junior year. The internship will start immediately and will continue for the remaining part of the semester. To apply please submit a cover letter, resume and three to five examples of social media posts you have created that highlight your talent as a social media content creator to Donald Moreland at Time Commitment: Approximately 3 hours per week. Most of the work will be remote.

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