Full Job Description

Forest Lawn has always attracted unique and exceptional individuals; those who aren’t satisfied with simply building a career, but want to go home at the end of the day knowing they’ve made a profound and positive difference in people’s lives. If this sounds like you, take a look at our job openings….We may have your next GREAT OPPORTUNITY!


In support of the Mortuary Science program at Cypress College, Forest Lawn’s Work Study Program provides students with an opportunity to receive exposure to, and experience in, various aspects of the funeral industry during the course of the internship. The main objective of the program is to prepare students for a successful career in the funeral industry. The Work-Study student will learn and perform duties in Funeral Services and Service Arrangements, will shadow Memorial Counselors, and will assist with Mortuary related duties.


Work Study Program time length:

The initial work-study program will be for a period of 6 months. However, a student in this position may have the ability to be extended for a further period until graduation. Forest Lawn’s decision to extend the program length, offering conversion to a Student Apprentice position, will be based on the student’s work performance during their initial period of employment and remaining in good academic standing at Cypress College (maintaining a GPA of 2.0).

Students will work up to 20 hours a week, accommodated within the student’s college schedule.



Students will have the ability to job shadow and participate in the following essential duties within each department:


Funeral Service:

Conduct Religious Services, Military Services, Visitation and Vigils (including greeting/ushering families, distribution of prayer cards/memory folders; traffic control; casket bearing)

Transfer of Remains (Student to shadow crematory dept.)


Service Arrangements/Guest Services:

Death Certificates

Interment Permits

Memory Folders

Prayer cards

Working with government agencies

Interactions/arrangements with families

Memorial Counseling:

Observe arrangements meetings

Work with Memorial Counseling Assistant


First Calls/Notification of Death


Visitation room set-up

Review of mortuary related paperwork/ documentation

Other duties:

Assist with maintaining a safe work environment and abiding by all safety standards.

Represent Forest Lawn by following our high standards of customer service and ethics

Maintain positive relationships with Forest Lawn employees and foster a teamwork environment.

Other duties as needed.


Must be currently enrolled and attending the Mortuary Science program with Cypress College.

Must have a minimum of a 2.0 GPA and be in good academic standing.

Provide proof of transcripts showing current enrollment and GPA (unofficial transcripts may be accepted).

Must be able to lift up to 100 lbs.

Must have a valid Driver’s License


Prior to beginning employment, all job applicants who receive a job offer will be required to voluntarily submit to a drug screening test conducted by a laboratory designated by Forest Lawn. The drug screening method is a hair collection test that will detect the use of illegal drugs within the past 90 days. A positive drug test may result in the withdrawal of the job offer.

Job Category: Education/Training
Company: Forest Lawn Memorial-Park Association
Job Type: Part Time
Education: Associate Degree
Job Location: Hollywood Hills
Experience: Entry Level
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