Thank you for your interest in participating in The Intern Project (TIP)! TIP provides outstanding high school students from schools across LA County the chance to work in dynamic career areas through internships of four or more weeks during their summer break. For summer 2018, we have collaborated with LAUSD leadership, worked in partnership with the Linked Learning initiative, and built unique partnerships with high profile businesses to create this unique experience for students like you!


Meet Stephanie

The TIP Intern

Carefully selected LA County students will work with leading businesses in fields they are passionate about including healthcare, film production, new media and digital design, finance, interior design, and engineering. Students gain experience that make them more competitive in today’s academic and job markets:

  • Real world application of skills and classroom learning
  • Understanding of technical concepts
  • Increased exposure to cutting edge technology
  • Soft skills, like professionalism, tenacity, communication, and confidence


For consideration, applicants must be:

  • A high school student in LA County, at least 16 years of age, in good academic standing (3.0 GPA and above); preference will be given to high need students who are high school Juniors going into their Senior year.
  • Available to work for a minimum of 4 weeks for 20 hours per week during the summer (8 weeks for 40 hours per week max).
  • Knowledge and use of social media, and, above all, have a passion to work in one of the identified fields: (1) Arts, Media, & Entertainment, (2) Energy, Environment, & Utilities, (3) Health Science & Medical Technology (4) Government, Philanthropy, & Social Impact

What you need to apply

  1. Submittable account
    • You must create a unique (free) Submittable account. Once your account is set up, you can save and return to edit your application for up to 21 days
    • We recommend writing your essays in Word or Google Doc so that you can save, edit, spell check, and be able to access them in the future
  2. Resume
    • Submit a resume. Click here for free resume templates, and here for tips on how to write a successful resume
  3. Video Submission
    • Upload a video of no more than 2 minutes in length answering the following questions. Note that this video will be shared to possible employers. You are welcome to make this as creative as you like!
    • Tell us a little about yourself: who are you (name, grade level, school) and what is your career field of interest?
    • The TIP program was built to provide outstanding students the opportunity to access internships and work place learning experiences that may otherwise be unavailable. Why you? What sets you apart from other applicants?
    • What do you hope to gain by being a TIP intern? How will this experience help you reach your goals?
  4. Media Release Form
    • Print, sign, and upload your media release in your application. Click here for the English form and here for the Spanish form
  5. Submit the following application materials through your Submittable account by 11:59 PM on Friday, February 23, 2018

Application & Timeline

The application opens on January 8, 2018 and closes on February 23, 2018.

March – April: Applications are reviewed and interns are selected
May: Interns are matched with businesses
June – August: Orientation, internships, ongoing coaching, professional development events and activities

For any questions, or more info, please go to theinternproject.weebly.com or contact us at theinternproject@lapromisefund.org.


If you would like to learn more or have any questions about The Intern Project, email us at theinternproject@lapromisefund.org.

Share this opportunity with your school by downloading the flyer here.