Hundreds of students have completed paid internships through Oxy’s InternLA Summer Internship program.
The summer 2021 InternLA Program is open to current sophomores and juniors who meet the HCC eligibility requirements. Seniors who applied for a summer 2020 InternLA internship during their junior year may also apply for summer 2021 InternLA internships.
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. All InternLA internships are full-time (40 hours/week) for 10 weeks starting in May and ending in July.
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.
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.
InternLA participants have completed summer internships with organizations such as Center Theatre Group, City of Hope, Community Partners, Dine Equity, Los Angeles Zoo, Office of the Mayor of Los Angeles, and the Grammy Museum.