Oxy student intern with a clipboard in front of the Los Angeles Zoo sign

Hundreds of students have impacted the Los Angeles community and gained meaningful work experience through Oxy’s InternLA Summer Internship program.

Program Overview

InternLA is a donor-funded internship program designed to encourage talented Oxy students to gain real-world work experience over the summer with Los Angeles-based nonprofit organizations. Students selected for an InternLA internship receive an educational stipend and need-based on-campus housing for the duration of the program. InternLA internships are for 10 weeks beginning in late May and ending in early August. Internships may take place in person, remote, or hybrid.

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

InternLA 2023 Timeline

  • Student Information Sessions: October 5 and October 18, 2022
  • Eligibility Period (attend all five workshops on/before January 19, 2023
  • Application Period: February 3 - 17, 2023
  • Program Begins: May 31, 2023
  • Program Ends: August 4, 2023

HCC Program Eligibility Requirements by Class Year

In order to apply for 2023 InternLA internships, students must complete the following career education seminars:

  • HCC 101: Introduction to Career Services
  • HCC 102: Introduction to Career Exploration
  • HCC 200: Job & Internship Search Bootcamp
  • Resume Writing Workshop
  • Interview Preparation Workshop

CLICK HERE to view the Fall 2022 workshop dates.

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.

Summer 2023 InternLA applicants are invited to apply to up to three (3) participating organizations on Handshake. Below are the host sits for InternLA 2023:

Business & Entrepreneurship
  • CFA Society, Los Angeles
  • Executive Service Corps
  • FYI tech start-up (founded by will.i.am)
  • LA Cleantech Incubator
Law & Policy
  • Bet Tzedek Legal Services
  • British Consulate, Los Angeles
  • Children's Law Center of CA
  • Learning Rights Law Center
Media & Entertainment
  • Brave New Films
  • Film Independent
  • Grammy Museum
  • Public Media Group, SoCal
  • Red Hen Press
  • Southern CA Public Radio
  • Visual Communications Media
Science & Research
  • Council for Watershed Health
  • Los Angeles Zoo
  • Lundquist Institute
  • Natural History Museum, LA County
Social Services & Advocacy
  • Baby 2 Baby
  • Boys & Girls Club, Metro LA
  • Downtown Women’s Center
  • Families Forward Learning Center
  • First 5 LA
  • Flintridge Center
  • Jewish Family Services, LA
  • Pau & Marc Gasol Foundation
  • Planned Parenthood
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • WORK
Visual & Performing Arts
  • Barnsdall Junior Arts Center
  • Independent Shakespeare Company
  • Jazz Hands for Autism
  • Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery
  • Museum of African American Art
  • PLUS ME Project
  • Young Storytellers
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 Sessions. These weekly meetings serve as an on-campus career and professional development training program for InternLA participants. Through Impact Sessions 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.

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

Contact Career Services
Hameetman Career Center

AGC 109, F-34
1600 Campus Road / Los Angeles, CA 90041
Interactive Map to HCC

Office Hours: 9 - 5 pm, Mon - Fri