We are hiring Peer Learning Facilitators (PLFs) for this summer!

PLFs will staff the UCLA Economics Pre-College Summer Institute, a three week-long program designed to help high school students explore career options and expand their knowledge of critical economic issues affecting the United States and the world. The PLFs will lead small teams of high school students in preparing case study presentations that are relevant to the coursework of the program and provide general counseling to the students throughout the program. 


  • $21.42/hr 
  • Daily dinner meal voucher provided for use at UCLA Residential dining halls

Summer Institute Schedule:

Program Orientation: 

July 7, 2019 - 7: 15 pm-8:00 pm

Week 1:

July 8, 2019 - July 11, 2019

1:30 pm - 8:30 pm 

July 12, 2019

9:00 am - 3:00 pm 

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm 

Week 2: 

July 15, 2019 - July 18, 2019

1:30 pm - 8:30 pm 

July 19, 2019

9:00 am - 3:00 pm 

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm 

Week 3: 

July 22, 2019- July 25, 2019

1:30 pm - 8:30 pm 

July 26, 2019 

11:00 am - 1:00 pm 


  • Must be Freshman, Sophomore or Junior status
  • Must be an Economics or Business Economics pre-major/major
  • Must have taken Econ 1 with a grade of A- or higher
  • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or above

Attendance Policy:

  • Attendance at all above listed dates and times is mandatory. 


  • Students will need to submit an application and provide all required pieces of information to be considered

Application Due Date:

  • Applications are due by Friday, May 10th at 11:59 pm

Application Next Steps:

  • Students that move forward in the selection process will be invited to interview with PartnershipUCLA/Alumni Career Programs staff as well as staff from the Economics department.
  • Students will be notified of their selection status no later than Friday, May 31st. 

This is the application for a new course launched Fall 2019: Econ M188: Practicum in Social Entrepreneurship, also known as the UCLA Social Enterprise Accelerator. This course is a follow on to our successful UCLA Social Enterprise Academy. This course counts as an Econ elective. 

The purpose of this new course is to work with non-profit organizations that are in the launch phase of their social enterprise. The goal is to work with these non-profits to address specific challenges that they face in this launch phase, whether it be marketing, acquiring personnel with technical expertise, or attracting investors.

We are looking for 25-30 students.

The application deadline is June 7 at 11:59 p.m. Decisions will be announced by Friday June 14.

Students applying for the Accelerator are committing to attend every Tuesday evening from 6:15pm to 9:30pm in Fall Quarter. Students are permitted only one absence for the quarter. Further absences are penalized.

You must submit your resume and a cover letter. Your name and student ID need to be on each page. You should combine both submissions in a single file with your resume first and your cover letter second.

Your cover letter should discuss what strong points you would bring to a team of students working with a non-profit to develop a revenue generating venture to support the mission of the non-profit. Since we are looking to build strong teams of students with a diverse set of skills, we need to know what particular skills and experience you would bring to the Academy. Application decisions are made on the basis of our need to build balanced teams of students.

The official course number is Econ M188: Practicum in Social Entrepreneurship (Fall 2019). This course counts as one Economics Electives towards the majors in Economics and Business Economics.  It is open to students in all majors.

Benefits for YOU:

·        Gain consulting, teamwork, networking, public speaking skills, and nonprofit experience
·        Directly apply content knowledge to build a revenue generating business
·        Receive expert training from UCLA faculty, alumni and business leaders with experience in the social entrepreneurship
·        Develop skills and experience in the venture launch process

Application Requirements and Process:

Enrollment in Econ M188 is by application only.

Eligibility: This program is open to current UCLA juniors and seniors from all majors. We will be looking for specific experience either in the Social Enterprise Academy (Econ 173A and B) or with launching new ventures.

You must be able to attend class sessions every week
Tuesdays, 6:15 to 9:30 PM
That means that if you enroll in this course, you are committing to re-arrange your other commitments to leave Tuesday evenings free. Do not attempt to enroll in this course if you cannot make this commitment.

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