Heal.LA Intern

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April 27, 2024
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Reports to: Program Manager, Heal.LA
Location: Los Angeles (HQ in Downtown LA)

About Larta Institute

Larta Institute is a non-profit organization seeking to foster innovation and entrepreneurship focused on sustainable solutions for a resilient planet.   

Our planet is experiencing significant global problems created by human behavior and policies affecting the environment, food, education, energy, and healthcare systems. New science and technology play a critical role in transforming how we sustainably feed, fuel, and heal the world.    

LARTA was founded in 1993, with funding by the State of California as a Los Angeles Regional Technology Alliance to stimulate the economic development of technology-based enterprises in Southern California. LARTA quickly became the national partner for numerous federal government agencies to commercialize novel research and innovation – including DARPA, NIH, DOE, NSF, NIST, NOAA, and USDA.   

Today, our innovation platform and ecosystem accelerate innovative solutions, from idea to sustainable enterprise – by providing a unique combination of connections, resources, and funding. We have helped over 5,000 startups, and our alumni have raised over $7 billion in funds.  

Together, let’s feed, fuel, and heal the world.

Internship Overview

This is a unique opportunity to work closely with our team of industry shapers, innovation experts, and entrepreneurs, specializing in programs supporting triple-bottom line ventures aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Through the Heal.LA program, we bring expertise to support budding entrepreneurs with novel solutions to positively impact the health and wellness of Los Angeles.

Heal.LA is an initiative, designed and managed by Larta Institute, which will serve as a development platform for promising bioscience & healthcare startups and aspiring entrepreneurs in underserved communities. The program will also advocate and support innovative workforce initiatives across the Los Angeles region.

Responsibilities

  • Support program management in planning, executing, and monitoring and tracking the program by below and other activities as need arise:
    • Planning activities like developing curriculum and pilot program as well as program set up activities.
    • Logistics of events and meetings.
    • Tracking deliverables, metrics and program data as well as generating status reports, such as compiling Fellow needs assessments into reports
    • Conducting surveys and gathering feedback from innovators and other partners
    • Creation of PowerPoint presentations and marketing materials
    • Program communications, for example newsletters.
  • Maintaining program documentation, such as Fellow pilot progress tracking or translating contact spreadsheets into our CRM.
  • Expanding our partnership network with aligned organizations and nonprofits, such as finding local LA entities interested in experimenting with our Fellows’ innovations.
  • Matching subject matter experts and mentors with our entrepreneurs, as needed.
  • Research and data compilation of local impact investors, potential funding sources and other post-program opportunities for our Fellows.
  • Creating content and writing connecting our work with those passionate about combating health challenges faced by underserved communities and capturing the entrepreneurial journey through our program.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

What skills and experience does Larta require?

  • Strong work ethic.
  • Passionate about Larta’s mission to foster science and technology innovation for a sustainable planet.
  • Interest in technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship is preferred.
  • Highly skilled in data analytics and presenting data with charts, graphs, and other tools.
  • Strong proficiency in Office 365, specifically Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and simultaneously manage multiple issues and assignments in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proactive, self-starter, engaged with high time management and organizational skills.
  • Problem solving attitude, strong team player, and ability to work with others.
  • Commitment to internship for at least 6 months; longer commitments welcomed.
  • Available to work 15-29 hours per week.
  • Strong presentation skills and professional presence.
  • Spanish speaking is a plus.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Larta Institute is committed to providing an accessible, safe, respectful, and welcoming environment for all. Our Anti-Discrimination Policy aims to ensure that all members of the Larta Institute community – including our staff, startup founders, mentors, government officials, industry executives, investors, speakers, sponsors, donors, advisory board members, and other community members – are treated with dignity and respect in an open culture that is free from harassment, discrimination, violence, and other inappropriate conduct.

Larta Institute is committed to diversity, equitable access, and inclusion.

Employment Status: Internship

Hourly Pay Range: $16.78

Hybrid Position: Must be able to physically report to office at least once a week.

How to Apply

Complete an application, including providing a resume and cover letter here.

Disclaimer

This job description is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities of the job and position. It is not intended to be a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of duties and responsibilities. Contents are subject to change at management’s discretion.

Larta Institute is an equal employment opportunity employer. We consider individuals for employment or promotion according to their skills, abilities, and experience. We believe that it is an essential part of Larta’s overall commitment to attract, hire and develop a strong, talented, and diverse workforce. Larta Institute is committed to complying with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination as defined by both California and federal laws.

E-Verify Program

As a federal contractor, Larta Institute is required to participate in the federal government’s E-Verify program, which confirms employment authorization of all newly hired employees and existing employees through an electronic database maintained by the Social Security Administration and Department of Homeland Security. For new hires, the E-Verify process is completed in conjunction with the Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification on or before the first day of work. E-Verify is not used as a tool to pre-screen candidates. For up-to-date information on E-Verify, go to www.uscis.gov and click on ‘E-Verify’ located near the bottom of the page.

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