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Rainbow Labs

Operations Associate

Employment type
9-week paid internship (AMERICORPS VISTA position)
3 months ago
Los Angeles

Rainbow Labs is a nonprofit with a mission to create a safe and supportive environment where Queer and Gender Non-Conforming Youth (QGNC) can explore pathways to purposeful lives. We’re launching a new kind of youth mentoring program for QGNC youth by QGNC youth. Youth aged 12-18 have access to weekly individual and group mentoring activities. Activities are conducted by youth development professionals and mentors both virtually and in person.

Are you interested in gaining professional experience, empowering communities, and making a lasting difference? Join The Rainbow Labs team for a 9-week Summer Internship- AmeriCorps VISTA! In partnership with schools and after school programs cross Los Angeles, Rainbow Labs will offer a free Mentoring program called “One Bold Summer” for LGBTQ+ youth aged 12-18. Operations Associate- Vista service will start June 14 and will run to August 20. VISTA’s will be expected to work 30-35 hours per week and will work from home about 75% of the time. 

Position Description:
The Operations Associate VISTA will be an essential member of the team for this growing nonprofit organization. The VISTA will support the program team to streamline summer programming and create new and innovate ways to  engage youth, community members, and potential partners. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • VISTA will collaborate with Program Director to manage the summer programming 
  • VISTA will collaborate with the Rainbow Labs Team to implement and develop best practices and systems for the implementing of the 9-week accelerator program. 
  • VISTA will streamline program operations for youth participants and mentors
  • VISTA will develop and create schedules, coordinate logistics for the 3 weekly sessions with youth participants and mentors. 
  • VISTA will lead the creative process for a resource referral program with exterior partners



  • Passionate commitment to Rainbow Labs mission and vision
  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience)
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Exceptional writing skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • High degree of initiative and spirit of service


AmeriCorps VISTA:
The Operations Associate- VISTA is funded by the Corporations for National and Community Service, Up2Us Sports, and will serve within the AmeriCorps VISTA program. The Up2Us Sports VISTA project builds the capacity of host-site organizations working to end the cycle of poverty through intentional youth sports and education programming. The Up2Us Sports VISTA Summer Associates will be placed at Rainbow Labs to streamline a series of after-school programming (both in person and online) seeking to mentor and support underserved Queer & Gender non-conforming youth ages 13-17.   Each VISTA member makes a 9-week, full-time commitment to serve on a specific project at a nonprofit organization or public agency. To learn more about the AmeriCorps program visit


  • In return for their service, Americorps VISTA members receive a modest living allowance of $791 Bi-weekly
  • Health Benefits during service 
  • Non-competitive eligibility for qualified government jobs the first year after completing service.
  • Upon completion of service, choice of Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of $1,342.86 or cash post-service stipend of $311
  • Professional development through weekly trainings, skills learned in service, experience in a nonprofit environment.
  • Reimbursement for cell phone usage


To Apply:

  • 18 years old or older
  • A U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • have access to the Internet and a computer/tablet 


Apply by May 11th


To apply

You can complete an application online Please be sure to upload your Resume and Cover Letter for the Operations Associate VISTA position. 

Visit Rainbow Labs website