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Palm Desert NGO Internship Trip
January 5-14, 2024


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NGO Fieldwork in Palm Desert
Students will spend 9 days in Palm Desert doing internships in one of three nonprofit organizations. The prerequisite for this trip is PLS 3175 (Fall 2023). Students who are selected for this internship will enroll in CLS 4990 for the Spring 2024 Semester. 

Internship NGOs
*Urban Conservation Corps
*The Living Desert
*FIND Food Bank

Tour Sites
*Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
*Palm Desert Civic Center Park
*Palm Canyon Drive
*Indian Canyons Nature Preserve
*The Living Desert Zoo & Botanical Gardens
*Indian Wells Tennis Garden 
*The Renaissance Esmeralda Hotel (The Bachelorette filmed here one season)
*Palm Springs Air Museum
*El Paseo

Student Trip Cost: $1,500 (includes bus transportation, lodging, insurance, excursions, group meals). The group will stay at the Residence Inn by Marriott Palm Desert and Best Western Palm Desert. Each student will receive a $500 scholarship for this trip and will be required to pay $1,000 for the trip. 


For more information, please contact the Faculty Coordinator: 

Professor Renford Reese

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