Civic Innovation Internship Program
Interns have the unique opportunity to work side by side an interdisciplinary team which includes a designer, researcher, developer, and project managers. The Long Beach i-team is committed to breaking down barriers to innovation in city government and work to address complicated and long standing problems such as economic development and access to city services. Interns have the opportunity to learn the Bloomberg Innovation methodology, user-centered design, get a taste for the changing face of local government, strengthen their qualitative skills, and make a real difference in the Long Beach community.
Stephanie Harper holds a B.A. degree in Sociocultural Anthropology, and she will complete her Master’s of Social Work degree from CSULB in May, 2018. She’s worked in the nonprofit sector since 2008 in programs centered on marginalized populations both locally and globally. Her experience includes qualitative research, advocacy, program design, and project management. Most recently, Stephanie was the Director of Training & Volunteer Support at Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Orange County, a nonprofit that advocates for youth in foster care. Prior to her work at CASA, Stephanie was a Program Associate at Relief International, focusing on program design and grant writing for multi-sector relief and development programs in over 25 developing countries.