Open Student Positions
Posted March 10, 2023 - The Port's Goods Movement Division has an opportunity for a Student Engineer, Student Worker, or Student Professional Worker in the function of Transportation Planning. Candidates must be of at least sophomore standing and maintain a minimum of 9 semester units or 12 quarter units at a recognized college or university. Candidates must also have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 (3.0 for graduate students). It is preferred candidates have at least one year remaining before graduation. Email resume to Guillermo Martinez.
About the Program
The 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 through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
A Student Worker (1501) is a community college student, university freshman, sophomore, or junior, and earns $16.75 per hour. A Student Professional Worker (1502) is a university senior, or graduate student, and earns $18.48 per hour.
How to Apply (Year-Round)
Applications for Student Worker (1501) positions are accepted year-round and filled throughout the year. Student Workers at the Port of Los Angeles are City of Los Angeles Harbor Department part-time employees.
To be considered, complete and submit a City of Los Angeles Application for Employment and Student Worker Questionnaire, along with a resume to email@example.com.
For more information, please call the Port’s Human Resources Division at (310) 732-3480.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Do you still have questions about the Student Worker Program? Before applying, get answers to frequently-asked questions, below.
I’m a recent high school graduate. Can I still apply to be a student worker?
You must be currently enrolled as a college student with at least 12 quarter/9 semester units.
I’m a recent college graduate. Can I still apply to be a student worker?
You must be currently enrolled as a college student with at least 12 quarter/9 semester units and a minimum grade point average of 2.5 (3.0 for graduate students). Learn more about full-time job opportunities with the City of Los Angeles here.
I’m applying to graduate school. Can I still apply to be a student worker?
Provided you are currently enrolled as a college student with at least 12 quarter/9 semester units and a minimum grade point average 3.0, you may qualify as a Student Professional Worker.
I'm an Engineering Major. Can I apply to be a student worker in the Engineering Division?
You can apply to be a Student Engineer. While Student Worker positions are open to all majors, Student Engineer positions are reserved for those majoring in the engineering fields. Learn more about the Student Engineer Program here.
Will I receive internship credit as a student worker?
Depending on your educational institution’s policies, part-time student employment with the Port of Los Angeles may fulfill the requirements as internship credit.
Is there a Dress Code for Student Workers?
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. Learn more about various workplace dress codes on LinkedIn.