Applications Due by May 9; Program Starts June 2016

SAN PEDRO, Calif. - April 14, 2016 - The Port of Los Angeles has created its first-ever Fellows Program, an educational initiative to develop the next generation of maritime and port leadership. The one-year program offers on-the-job experience to graduate students seeking potential careers in public administration, logistics, port and terminal operations, or public safety.

“As the shipping and port industries rapidly evolve, we need to make sure we have the next generation trained and ready to take the helm,” said Gene Seroka, Executive Director at the Port. “The Port of Los Angeles Fellows Program will help us tap into the best and the brightest who we’ll need to lead our industry in the decades ahead.”

The Fellows Program offers graduate students on-the-job experience in different business functions, coupled with developmental opportunities to ensure a hands-on, enriching experience. Fellows will be allowed to work full-time during the summer and part-time during the regular academic year.

Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and academic writing sample by Monday, May 9, 2016 to the Port of Los Angeles, 425 S. Palos Verdes Street, San Pedro, CA, 90731, ATTN: Human Resources Division, or by email to Stephanie Holloman at sholloman@portla.org

The Port of Los Angeles is America’s premier port and has a strong commitment to developing innovative strategic and sustainable operations that benefit Southern California’s economy and quality of life. As North America’s leading seaport in terms by container volume and cargo value, the Port of Los Angeles facilitated $290 billion in trade during 2014. Port operations and commerce facilitate more than 148,000 jobs (about one in 12) in the City of Los Angeles and 531,000 jobs (or one in 16) in the five-county Southern California region. The San Pedro Bay Ports support more than 1 million California jobs and 3.1 million nationwide.