Student Engineer Summer Internship Program

Student Engineer Summer Internship Program

Beginning March 27, through April 9, 2022, the Port's Human Resources Division will accept resumes for the 2022 Student Engineer Summer Internship Program.
Applications received before March 27th or after the April 9th deadline will not be considered. 

The Port of Los Angeles (POLA) Student Engineer Summer Internship Program provides a unique opportunity of experiential learning, networking, and personal development for undergraduate and graduate students. Student engineers or architects may assist in the design and construction of major Port and LA Waterfront projects.

10-week Internship Period: June 6, 2022 to August 12, 2022.
Internship Requirements: Candidates must be enrolled in a bachelor or graduate degree program in engineering or architecture, having completed a minimum of one semester or quarter of engineering or architecture coursework. A minimum grade point average of 2.5 (3.0 for graduate students) is required. Working knowledge of AutoCAD is preferred.

Candidates cannot be related to Port employees and must adhere to the Department’s Dress Code Policy. See below for more information.

Internship Salary: $19.70-$31.25 per hour, based on college/university level. 

Work Schedules: 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. 
How to Apply: Please submit a City application, student worker questionnaire, résumé, and a copy of your unofficial college transcripts. Incomplete submissions will not be considered. See below for more information.

Selection Process: Resume reviews will be conducted by the Human Resources Division and interviews will follow. For questions, please call the Human Resources Division at (310) 732-3480.

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To apply for the Summer Internship Program, submit the following:
  • City Application
  • Student Worker Questionnaire
  • Résumé
  • Copy Unofficial College Transcripts
These documents should be emailed to Incomplete submissions will not be considered. For questions and more information, call the 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.