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TIP Hub (The Intern Project)




Welcome to TIP Hub, your resource center for applying to the The Intern Project.

To learn more about TIP, please read the rest of this page, click here to see our student flyer, and click here to see our TIP YouTube videos.

If you have any questions please email theinternproject@lafund.org.

LA Fund's The Intern Project


Why TIP?

  • Professional learning for students completing their junior year of high school by June 2016.
  • Paid internships from 4 to 6 weeks and 20 to 40 hours a week from mid-June to mid-August.
  • Trainings and coaching on resumes, interviews, professional skill building, and more.
  • Events and activities to learn more about careers and industries in Los Angeles.

Who is eligible?

  • High school students from traditonal public or public charter schools in LA County
  • At least 16 years old
  • In good academic standing (GPA of 3.0 or higher)
  • Completion of junior year by June 2016
  • Ability to work for minimum of 4 weeks in summer 2016
  • Interest in one of our internship industries (see below)

What do I need to apply?

  • Resume including name, email address, phone number, home address, cumulative GPA, school, leadership/extracuricular experiences, previous work/internship/volunteer experiences
  • List of leadership experiences and extracuricular involvement
  • List of previous work, internship or volunteer experiences
  • Three short essays about your career goals, how TIP will help you reach those goals, and a time you were faced with a difficult situation.
  • Brief video to tell us a little about yourself, why are you well suited for TIP, and what do you hope to gain by being a TIP intern
  • Provide name and contact information for potential reference (teacher, mentor, etc.)
  • Media release signed by parent or guardian
  • Primary and secondary internship industry selections

What are the important dates?

  • January 4, 2016: application opens
  • February 20, 2016: application closes
  • February-April 2016: applications are reviewed and interns are selected
  • May-June 2016: interns are matched with businesses
  • Mid-June-mid-August 2016: orientation, internships, ongoing coaching, professional development events and activities

What are the types of internships?

  • Arts, Media and Entertainment
  • Energy, Environment, and Utilities
  • Health Sciene and Medical Technology
  • Government, Philanthropy, and Social Impact



"The Intern Project is a great way we can build internship opportunities by placing the young people
who will be the workforce of tomorrow, making sure they aren’t caught in a cycle of poverty."

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

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