Port of Los Angeles Summer Internship Program

The application period for the Summer Internship Program closes March 31 - apply now!

The Port of Los Angeles will accept resumes for the 2023 Summer Internship Program from March 13-31. Applications received any other time will not be considered.

The Port’s Summer Internship Program provides a unique opportunity for experiential learning, networking, and personal development for undergraduate and graduate students. Placement assignments are made based on a combination of factors, including the needs of the participating divisions, the intern’s skill set and availability in the expressed area of interest.

Interns may work up to 40 hours per week and should be available Monday-Friday; 8 a.m.-5 p.m., for a continuous 10-week period in the summer (June 5-Aug. 11).
Summer Interns earn $18.48/hour and Summer Interns – Engineers earn $22.91/hour. Learn more about the requirements for the Port's Student Engineering Program.
Internship requirements:
  • Be motivated, responsible, punctual and committed
  • Be community college or university students
  • Be returning to school in the Fall
  • Have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 (3.0 for graduate students)
  • Adhere to the Department’s Dress Code Policy (see below)

How to Apply

During the application period from March 13-31, applicants should submit their submit the student worker questionnaire, City of Los Angeles application, resume, and copy of the most recent unofficial college transcript to summerinternprogram@portla.org.
Incomplete submissions or applications received any other time will not be considered. For more information, please call the Port Human Resources Division at (310) 732-3480.

Apply Now

To apply for the Summer Internship Program, submit the following:
  • Student Worker Questionnaire
  • City of Los Angeles Application
  • Resume
  • Copy of Unofficial College Transcripts
These documents should be emailed to summerinternprogram@portla.org. 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. Learn more about various workplace dress codes on LinkedIn.