Join Us

To join our community of students, IntersectLA has established a step-by-step process for considering new team members. Below are the phases for anyone interested in joining IntersectLA. If you have any additional questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.


Here are a few next steps in how you can get involved.

1. Book a time with Joe Bautista (Director) and Shally Juarez (Associate Director) so we can learn more about you, your goals, and answer any questions you may have. Book a 15 min meeting below.

2. Attend one of our weekly All-Hands Team meetings either in person or via Zoom. Currently, they are every Monday at 11am in Sagebrush Hall 207 or Zoom. Confirm this date/time with Joe or Shally. 

3. Email samples of your work or portfolio link. This can be a video reel, IG, pdf, box link, website, etc. This does not need to be a formal presentation, but we would like to see a range of your best work.

4. Get added to our Slack chat and Basecamp project management system. This will be given to you after you complete steps 1-3 above.

5. Volunteer on projects. Make yourself available and be involved. We want to evaluate you and you should evaluate what we do. Our advice is to be curious, elbow your way in, don’t be shy, and make some friends here so they can guide you through this. Talk to others here and ask why they are involved at IXLA.

6. The pathway to being hired here is to take a leadership role on projects. The faster you lead projects and get active with our workflow, the higher the potential to be hired. Keep in mind that we are at capacity, so being hired at IXLA can take a few months.

    • The intent is for you to add value to the team and show responsibility.


    • Students who are more communicative, helpful, involved in moving projects through, lending a helping hand, showing up, and being a good team member are usually candidates to be hired here.


    • Just being at IXLA and on 2-3 projects does not necessarily mean you will get hired.


    • You should observe and ask people who are paid here to see what they do and how they ended up getting to be part of the paid student team.


    • The usual term for volunteering is 4-8 weeks for you to evaluate if this is the right fit and for us to evaluate you. If you don’t get hired, you can still volunteer and be part of the team.

7. IXLA can provide you benefits by being involved in the following ways:

    • Volunteer by being involved with projects and the team.


    • Units towards graduation (aka internship or course substitution).


    • Salary up to 20 hours a week (after volunteering and being involved with projects).


    • Mentorship and insight into career and personal development.


    • Networking, Industry, and alumni connections.


    • Sense of direction, purpose, and community.

Remember, your time at IXLA is an opportunity to grow, learn, and contribute. Take the initiative, be proactive, and immerse yourself in the experience!

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Sagebrush 207

18111 Nordhoff St.
Northridge, CA 91330-8300


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