Port of Los Angeles Student Worker Program

About the Program

Port of Los Angeles Student WorkersThe Port of Los Angeles Student Worker Program provides a unique opportunity for experiential learning, networking and personal development for undergraduate and graduate students. Prospective student employees must:

  • Be a university or community college student
  • Maintain at least 12 quarter units or 9 semester units
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 (3.0 for graduate students)
Ideal student employee candidates are expected to be motivated, responsible, punctual and committed.
Students may work up to 20 hours per week and should be available Monday-Friday; 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Community college students, university freshmen, sophomores and juniors earn $16.10 per hour. University seniors and graduate students earn $17.74 per hour.


How to Apply

Applications for Student Worker positions are accepted year-round and filled throughout the year.
Students interested in applying must submit a student worker questionnaire, along with a resume and City of Los Angeles application to studentworkerprogram@portla.org
For more information, please call the Port’s Human Resources Division at (310) 732-3480.

Dress Code Policy

As representatives of the Port of Los Angeles, the personal appearance, quality of customer service, and positive attitude of all employees, including student workers and interns, are essential to creating and maintaining a positive work environment and a favorable public image. This dress code policy sets a standard to ensure that our personal appearance is always appropriate and professional. Attire is considered appropriate if it is the right image to portray before a customer or the public on a given day, and on a given work assignment. Some examples of inappropriate attire are jeans, flip-flops, tank tops and shorts.