InternLA Program

Summer 2019 InternLA Participants

Hundreds of students have completed paid internships through Oxy’s InternLA Summer Internship program. 

Program Overview

InternLA is a paid internship program designed to encourage talented Oxy students to gain real-world work experience over the summer with organizations throughout the Los Angeles area. Students selected for an InternLA internship receive a summer program educational stipend to subsidize some of their transportation and housing expenses. InternLA internships are for 10 weeks starting in May and ending in July.

Read about the 2019 and 2018 InternLA cohorts

InternLA Qualification Requirements

Sophomores, juniors, and December-graduating seniors who meet the Hameetman Career Center eligibility requirements by March 25, 2021 are eligible to apply for summer 2021 InternLA opportunities.

Seniors (May 2021 grads) who applied for a 2020 InternLA internship may also apply this year. InternLA 2021 is not open to all May 2021 graduating seniors; it is only open to those who applied to InternLA in 2020, which was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Applications for the summer 2021 InternLA program are open from March 8, 2021 through March 26, 2021. 

HCC Program Eligibility Requirements by Class Year

In order to apply for 2021 InternLA internships, students must complete the following career education seminars:

Class of 2021 - May Graduates

  • No additional requirements if you applied for a summer 2020 InternLA internship.

Class of 2021 - December Graduates

  • HCC 101: Introduction to Career Services (formerly HCC 100 Part 1)
  • HCC 102: Introduction to Career Exploration (formerly HCC 100 Part 2)
  • Resume Writing Workshop
  • Interview Preparation Workshop

Class of 2022

  • HCC 101: Introduction to Career Services (formerly HCC 100 Part 1)
  • HCC 102: Introduction to Career Exploration (formerly HCC 100 Part 2)
  • Resume Writing Workshop
  • Interview Preparation Workshop

Class of 2023

  • HCC 101: Introduction to Career Services (formerly HCC 100 Part 1)
  • HCC 102: Introduction to Career Exploration (formerly HCC 100 Part 2)
  • HCC 200: Job & Internship Search Bootcamp
  • Resume Writing Workshop
  • Interview Preparation Workshop

Check your Handshake account to see which requirements you have completed.

  • Visit Handshake, click on your initials or avatar in the upper right corner, and select "My Profile." Scroll to the bottom of your profile and review the "Public Labels" section on the left side.
  • If you have not yet attended a required seminar you will not see the "Public Labels" section. Check back after you've attended your first workshop.

 

Meet some of our Summer 2019 participants

Professional Development Training

To enhance the career and professional development of Oxy students, students who obtain a summer internship through the InternLA program are required to participate in IMPACT. IMPACT is a weekly, on-campus career and professional development training program for InternLA participants. Through IMPACT students learn about the career development process; participate in networking events; tour employer sites; and make a TED Talk-style presentation to their internship supervisors, faculty, and administrators at the end of the summer internship program.

Cornuelle Fellowship

As part of the InternLA program, two Oxy students are awarded the Richard C. Cornuelle Fellowship in honor of Oxy alumnus, Richard Cornuelle ‘48. Students selected as Cornuelle Fellows complete their summer internship with Community Partners and receive funding for on-campus room and board.

Click here for more details about the InternLA program, eligibility requirements, and program schedule.

Internship Organizations

InternLA participants have completed summer internships with organizations such as Center Theatre Group, City of Hope, Community Partners, Los Angeles Zoo, Office of the Mayor of Los Angeles, and the Grammy Museum.