The Intern Project

The Big Picture

Exposure to a dynamic industry can be a game-changing experience for a student. The Intern Project (TIP) provides an opportunity for high school juniors and seniors to grow, and for businesses to build a diverse pipeline of future talent and invest in and generate social impact. The relationship between students and business, learning and commerce, can be a foundation for Los Angeles for years to come.

Through TIP, students have worked in fields like digital media, entertainment, technology, health care, and design. These experiences can level the playing field for many students in Los Angeles. We empower student success; they change the trajectory of their careers.

Interested in hosting a summer intern? Click here to view our pitch deck.

If you are a student and interested in learning more about The Intern Project, please click here.

Meet Lucy

Why TIP?

80% of the students in Los Angeles live in poverty. Although this is daunting, research confirms that success has less to do with race and class, than access to equitable opportunities. Skills such as persistence, motivation, problem solving, self-confidence and self-regulation are better predictors of success than standardized test results. These are all skills that are nurtured by internships.

The Approach

Businesses throughout Los Angeles recognize the need across the district, and the potential they have to impact students. The LA Promise Fund is helping by:

  • Securing dynamic business partners on behalf of schools and students
  • Identifying and supporting outstanding, passionate LA students
  • Onboarding business partners and student interns, and matching students in great placements
  • Continuing to advocate for the both the benefits and the necessity of work based learning opportunities for students in Los Angeles

The TIP Intern

Carefully selected LA County students will work with leading businesses in fields they are passionate about including healthcare, media and entertainment, business, engineering, and more. 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


January 1st: Application opens
March 13th: Application closes
March – April: Applications are reviewed
April: Deadline for business partners to sign up as a host
May: Interns are matched with businesses
June – August: Orientation, internships, ongoing coaching, professional development events and activities

For any questions, please contact us at

Get Involved

If you would like to host an intern or sponsor The Intern Project and its important work, please contact Alexander Rincon at


The Intern Project is grateful for the generous support of our past and current partners and sponsors.

Ares Management
Atom Factory/Pop Water
Bad Robot
Border Grill
Bruno Group, Inc.
Buro Happold
CAA Foundation
Chernin Entertainment
City Hall
Curren Price’s Office
Education Pioneers
El Rey

Elevate Public Affairs
Expo Center
Fremantle Media
Fullscreen Media
Gagosian Gallery
Gibson Dunn
Goldhirsh Foundation
ICM Partners
Illumination Studios
Kaiser Permanente
Kids in Need of Defense
La Kretz Cleantech Incubator
Los Angeles City Hall

Saban Brands
Saban Foundation
Social Justice Learning Institute
Salem Partners
LA Màs
Mayor’s Fund
Michael S. Smith, Inc.
Paradigm Talent Agency
Participant Media
Premiere Digital
The Rams

Revelations Entertainment
Revolution Studios
St. John’s
Stray Angel Films
The Dress Outlet
Trybe Beauty
United Talent Agency
Valley Economic Alliance
WildCard Media
William Morris Endeavor
Writer’s Guild