Student Intern - Learning Aligned Employment Program (LAEP) - Orange Coast College 2023/2024

  • Coast Community College District
  • Costa Mesa, CA, USA
  • Feb 06, 2024
Part time / Adjunct Work Study, Student Jobs on Campus

Job Description


Student Intern - Learning Aligned Employment Program (LAEP) - Orange Coast College 2023/2024

Coast Community College District

Salary: $22.00 Hourly

Job Type:

Job Number: LAEP Student Intern-OCC 23/24

Location: Costa Mesa, CA


Orange Coast College's Student Employment Program is seeking equity-minded students for available LAEP Student Intern positions.
About Orange Coast College (OCC)
Orange Coast College's 164-acre campus is located in Costa Mesa just minutes from Southern California's beautiful beaches. Orange Coast College (OCC) was founded in 1947 with the mission to serve the educational needs of a diverse local and global community. The College empowers students to achieve their goals by providing high-quality, culturally responsive, and innovative programs and services through pathways leading to degrees, transfers, certificates, foundational skills, workforce development, and lifelong learning. The College promotes student development, learning, and equitable outcomes by fostering a respectful, inclusive, caring, and participatory campus climate of student engagement and academic inquiry.

OCC engages in a variety of professional development opportunities and partnerships so that we can serve disproportionately impacted groups. Student-centered activities that support OCC's mission include campus-wide student success projects funded by the Office of Student Equity; partnerships with local Hispanic Serving four-year institutions; active programs that work to improve the academic achievement of racially minoritized students, such as PUENTE and UMOJA; Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) and Disabled Student Program and Services (DSPS). Additionally, OCC is an officially designated Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and has an eligibility designation as an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI).


The Learning-Aligned Employment Program (LAEP) offers eligible underrepresented students at public colleges and universities the opportunity to earn money to help defray their educational costs while gaining education-aligned, career-related employment.

  • Enhances the affordability of higher education
  • Promotes equity
  • Better aligns higher education with workforce needs
  • Bridges the gap between college and career

Students enrolled in an identified LAEP (Learning-Aligned Employment Program) program of study at Coastline College, Golden West College, and Orange Coast College may participate in a related internship. To qualify for a LAEP internship, students need to meet financial aid needs and other specific student eligibility requirements. LAEP Student Interns perform program-specific technical, analytical, and research functions of assigned work projects, reports, and other career-related assignments; assignments provide work experience and training in a related career program. A student shall only be placed in an educationally beneficial position that relates to the student's area of study, career objective, or the exploration of career objectives.

D.E.I.A. - Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Anti-Racism
The Coast Community College District (Orange Coast College, Golden West College, and Coastline) continue to
strengthen our efforts around diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility, and anti-racism. Orange Coast College is focused on creating a culture of inclusive excellence by uplifting employees and students through an environment that is equitable, diverse, inclusive, and accessible. We have a strong focus and importance on D.E.I.A. and Anti-Racism (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility) and will be actively listening, assessing, and evaluating this throughout each stage of the application, recruitment, and interview process.

Ideal candidates for these positions share OCC's devotion to educating and improving the lives of our representative students, employee, and community populations. We currently enroll 17,102 students, the majority of whom are from racially minoritized populations: 36% of OCC's students are Latinx, 2% are African- American, 25% are Asian, less than 1% Native American, 29% are White, and 5% are multiracial.

Orange Coast College Employee-Student Demographic Information
Direct Link: Employee / Student Demographics Comparison Dashboard

Orange Coast College Student Employment Program:
Direct SEP Page Link:
About OCC Student Employment Program & Opportunities
Student employment provides an opportunity to earn money and continue your education, train with people who manage the day-to-day business of the institution you attend, and combine your academic study with on-the-job experience. Job opportunities under this program offer you temporary employment with the Coast Community College District. Employment can range from summer jobs to positions that last as long as you are a student. These employment opportunities can be related to your academic field of study, but do not need to be. The Student Employment Program consists of opportunities available in one of these specific roles within the program:

  • General-Student Assistant
  • Federal Work-Study Student Assistant
  • CalWORKs Work-Study Student Assistant
  • LAEP Intern Student Assistant

Qualifications and Physical Demands

Skills and Competencies:

  • Skills required to perform intern assignments.
  • Depending on the specific Student Intern assignment, require limited independent judgment and decision-making.
  • Ability to balance work and studies.


  • Students must be enrolled in classes for the current semester and awarded LAEP through the financial aid office to be eligible for a Student Intern-LAEP position under the LAEP funding.
  • D.E.I.A - Demonstrated evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the racial, ethnic, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic, academic, and cultural diversity within the community college student population, including students with different ability statuses (e.g., physical and/or learning) as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practice within the classroom.

Conditions of Employment

Non-academic, non-classified Student Interns-LAEP are not part of the classified service.

The Education Code prohibits displacement of classified personnel and impairment of existing contracts by either the employment of full-time or part-time students in any college work-study program or in a work experience education program. Student Assistants are at-will employees, have no entitlement rights to any position in the District, and are not benefits eligible.

Employment is contingent upon verification of LAEP award, class schedule, employment history, background verification as governed under Education Code requirements, eligibility to work in the United States, and approval by the CCCD Board of Trustees. Student Intern-LAEP assignments do not offer fringe benefits or pay for holidays or time not worked. The hours of work and the effective date of employment will be arranged with the supervisor.

  • Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; the inability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employee from retaining employment.
  • The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in Coast Community College District policies, procedures, and Title IX. (Reference: BP/AP 5910)
  • The Coast Community College District celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators, and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the District's strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

Application materials must be electronically submitted online at employment. Incomplete applications and application materials submitted by mail will not be considered.

The SELECTED CANDIDATE is required to complete the following prior to employment:

  • Have fingerprints taken by a Live Scan computer at the candidate's expense (Clearance must be received before the first day of employment).
  • Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the United States, including a Social Security Card; AND
  • Participate in a new hire onboarding appointment with an Employment Services Representative.

Additional Information

Application Requirements
To be considered for employment, you must submit a complete application packet. A complete application packet includes the following:

  • Complete Online Employment Application - (education and work experience/volunteer experience must be thoroughly completed)
  • Attach a copy of your Current Class schedule (Academic Year Fall 2023 / Spring 2024) must be attached - PDF recommended
  • Attach a copy of your LAEP Award Email must be attached - PDF recommended

    Disability Accommodations
    If you require accommodations in the Application or Examination Process, please notify Human Resources by calling (714) 438-4714.

    Physical Demands and Work Environment
  • The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
  • The work environment characteristics are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • A detailed list of physical demands and work environment is on file and will be provided upon request.

Coast Community College District Title IX:

This direct link 2023 Coast Community College District Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (Download PDF reader) is the 2023 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for Coast Colleges. The crime statistics for calendar years 2020, 2021, and 2022 were submitted to the U.S. Department of Education as required under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. A hard copy can be provided from one of the Campus Safety Offices. Please contact any of the Campus Safety Offices for any questions regarding the report.

Coast Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer
The Coast Community College District is committed to employing qualified administrators/managers, faculty, and staff members who are dedicated to student learning and success. The Board recognizes that diversity in the academic environment fosters awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides suitable role models for all students. We are committed to hiring and staff development processes that support the goals of equal opportunity and diversity, and equal consideration for all qualified candidates. The District does not discriminate unlawfully in providing educational or employment opportunities to any person on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, or genetic information.

The Coast Community College District is a multi-college district that includes Coastline, Community College, Golden West College, and Orange Coast College. The three colleges offer programs in transfer, general education, occupational/technical education, community services, and student support services.

Since its founding in 1947, the Coast Community College District has enjoyed a reputation as one of the leading community college districts in the United States. Governed by a locally elected Board of Trustees, the Coast Community College District plays an important role in the community by responding to the needs of a changing and increasingly diverse population.

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