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 or hybrid (no fully remote InternLA opportunities).

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

InternLA 2024 Timeline

  • Student Information Sessions: October 4 and October 17, 2023
  • Eligibility Period (attend all five workshops on/before January 19, 2024)
  • Application Period: January 26 - February 9, 2024
  • Program Begins: May 29, 2024
  • Program Ends: August 2, 2024

HCC Program Eligibility Requirements by Class Year

In order to apply for 2024 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

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 2024 InternLA applicants are invited to apply to up to three (3) participating organizations on Handshake. Below are the host sites for InternLA 2024:

Business & Entrepreneurship

  • Annenberg Tech/Pledge LA
  • Business Improvement District, Arts District Los Angeles
  • British Consulate - UK Department of Business & Trade
  • CFA Society LA
  • Executive Service Corps of Southern CA
  • FYI (app for creatives)
  • LA Cleantech Incubator
  • San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments

Law & Policy

  • Bet Tzedek (Cornuelle Fellows Program)
  • British Consulate - Political, Press & Public Affairs Dept; UK Department of Business & Trade
  • Business Improvement District, Arts District Los Angeles
  • Children’s Law Center (Cornuelle Fellows Program)
  • Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project
  • Learning Rights Law Center
  • Los Angeles Mayor's Office
  • San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments

Media & Entertainment

  • Film Independent
  • Grammy Museum
  • New Filmmakers Los Angeles
  • Pasadena Media (TV)
  • Red Hen Press
  • Southern CA Public Radio/LAist (KPCC)
  • Visual Communications


  • Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking (CAST)
  • City of Hope
  • Compton Cowboys/Compton Jr Equestrians
  • Council for Watershed Health
  • FYI
  • Huntington Medical Research Institutes
  • LA Zoo
  • Lundquist Institute
  • Natural History Museum
  • Oak Crest Institutes of Science
  • Pasadena Bio Collaborative Incubator

Social Services & Advocacy

  • Arts Bridging the Gap
  • Baby2Baby
  • Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking
  • Downtown Women’s Center
  • Families Forward Learning Center
  • First5LA
  • Gasol Foundation
  • Jazz Hands for Autism
  • Jewish Family Services
  • LA Regional Food Bank
  • Music for Your Mental Health
  • PLUS ME Project
  • WORK
  • Young Storytellers

Visual & Performing Arts

  • Arts Bridging the Gap
  • Barnsdall Arts Center
  • Center Theatre Group
  • Independent Shakespeare Company
  • Jazz Hands for Autism
  • LA Municipal Art Gallery
  • Music for Your Mental Health
  • Museum of African American Art
  • Native Voices at The Autry
  • PLUS ME Project
  • Young Storytellers

* Host sites subject to change

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
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Office Hours: 9 - 5 pm, Mon - Fri