High School Internships


Are you looking to jump start your career? High school internships are a great way to get hands-on work experience while exploring careers and earning a paycheck! High school internships are available to current high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors in the Long Beach Unified School District service area. The Port’s eight-week program offers real work experience and mentoring for those interested in careers in international trade and related fields.

The 2017 Summer High School Internship program starts June 26 and ends August 17. The applications are available on the link at the bottom of the page. Applicants must download and submit a typed application. Submitted applications require student and parent/guardian signature.

Deadline: To be considered, applications must be submitted in person before 6 p.m. on March 6, 2017 to Pacific Gateway.

Pacific Gateway, Youth Opportunity Center
3447 Atlantic Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90807

Students must have reliable transportation to and from the internship. Selected youth will begin the program at the Pacific Gateway earning a National Work Readiness Credential (NWRC). Pacific Gateway conducts the NWRC training.

Interns earn $10.50 an hour and work up to 30 hours per week. The curriculum is designed to help youth gain the skills needed to successfully enter the workforce. Upon completion of the training, participants are administered four assessments to earn the credential.

To Apply Applicants Must:

  • Be a current junior or senior
  • Attend a high school in the Long Beach Unified School District service area
  • Be in good academic standing (2.5 GPA or higher)
  • Have reliable transportation
  • Be available June 26–Aug. 17, 2017
  • Must be available the entire eight weeks to participate
  • Attend the Port’s World Trade Week, Celebrating Education
  • Submit complete application by the filing deadline

To learn more about youth employment opportunities visit www.hireayouth.com.

If you have questions, email us.

If you are looking for college internships, click here.

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