While most positions at the Port of Los Angeles are secured through the City of Los Angeles civil service process, the Port’s Human Resources Division may directly hire student workers, student professional workers, student engineers, student architects and summer interns (seasonal).
Student Worker Program
The Port provides unique, year-round opportunities for experiential learning, networking and personal development for undergraduate and graduate college students who maintain at least 12 quarter units or 9 semester units with a minimum grade point average of 2.5 (3.0 for graduate students).
Student Engineer Program
The Port employs college engineering majors as student engineers and architecture majors as student architects throughout the year. Student engineers/architects may assist in the design and construction of major Port and LA Waterfront projects and may be assigned to the Engineering or Construction divisions.
EXP Internship Program
Each year, the Port hires participating students from the EXP Internship Program, a two- to six-week summer internship for Southern California high school students. Students build professional competence and personal confidence, setting them up for success in school, career and life.
Summer Internship Program
The Port's Summer Internship Program is a 10-week paid internship that provides a unique opportunity for experiential learning, networking, and personal development for undergraduate and graduate college students. Resumes are only accepted during the first two weeks of March.