Join MAKE IT IN LA, a community of creators that turn their passions into products in Los Angeles! From space and special effects to food and fashion, Los Angeles is the largest center of manufacturing in the country. MAKE IT is a non-profit spun out of LA Mayor Garcetti’s office to harness the creative potential of the region by connecting creators with the resources they need to “make it” here.


Job Posting: Summer Volunteer Positions

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Summer is upon us and we are seeking volunteers for some projects at MAKE IT IN LA. If you or someone you know is reliable, upbeat and interested in getting hands-on experience helping build community and connecting with local brands, startups, and factories, we could use your help!

Here are examples of three projects that could use immediate attention:


•  Factory Vetting: Are you intrigued about manufacturing and how to build the right partnerships? MAKE IT IN LA is compiling a list of vetted factories in the Los Angeles area and we need an inquisitive mind who wants to get a glimpse inside the world of manufacturing. We have some questions that need answering by each company before we can recommend them to our program members. Interested? You will learn a TON.

•  Local Brand Research and Social Media Marketing: Our mission is to support the Los Angeles economic/small business/manufacturing ecosystem, and we plan to use our social media channels to better promote made in LA brands and products across a variety of industries. Do you like scouring the internet for cool new brands? Are you happy to reach out to them and ask some questions? Are you organized, willing to document and organize into post-able tid-bits? Great news! And great networking too.

•  Systems Engineering: Do you have an analytical mind? Do you LOVE systems? Please be our friend. We’ve implemented a system to track startups and suppliers for our Catalyst Program, in which we receive applications, process, review, process, schedule, cross-schedule and review again before sending out emails. So far it’s working, but we need help reverse-engineering the process, automating where possible, and streamlining. You’ll put to use some of the latest tech tools, and learn about local startups and factories while you’re at it. Does this sound like something that appeals to your OCD? Yeah? Please be our friend.


Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity? We’ve got that. Are you looking for school credits? We  can discuss that, too.

We are moving quickly on this, so please fill out the application form here.



Successful applicants will be confident, well spoken, with an excellent command of the English language. We seek a team member with an extremely strong work ethic: a self-starter who is execution oriented, highly organized, confident in their skills and abilities and who is open to learning and improvement. You must have a valid and current drivers license and reliable transportation.


MAKE IT IN LA is an equal opportunity employer and enthusiastically encourages people from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences to apply. MAKE IT IN LA will consider all applicants without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical and/or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, political affiliations or activities, or any other protected characteristic under applicable law.