The Intern Project (TIP) places deserving public high school juniors and seniors across Los Angeles County in paid summer internships for 4 to 8 weeks based on their skills and career interests. Through TIP, students have worked in fields like Arts, Media & Entertainment, Engineering & Tech, Business, Government/Non-Profit/Philanthropy, and Healthcare & Medical Technology. Throughout the course of the summer, the LA Promise Fund offers professional development training, skill building, as well as field trips and special events to support the students’ on-the-job learning.
For more information visit the official website at https://www.theinternproject.org/
The program only has so many internships available and has quite a few criteria for the students they accept. The screening process takes many months and only certain applicants make it to the final round.
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The program is at no cost to the student since the program is funded by the LA School Promise Fund. Students/parents might have to spend a little money on transportation costs to make sure the student attends the events and the internship daily in the summer. The internships are paid however so the student will actually be making money.
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Only a select pool of candidates are accepted so each candidate does need to have the right criteria or skill set to be accepted into the program.
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The application process does last from January to May. Then if accepted the student has to commit to 4 weeks in the summer working 20 hours per week. They will also need to attend additional workshops or events outside of internship working hours associated with TIP.
High school Juniors or Seniors in LA County, at least 16 years of age, in good academic standing.
1. A resume that includes your name, email address, phone number, home address, cumulative GPA, current school, leadership experience/extracurricular activities, any previous work/internship/volunteer experience, and skills/interests. Click here for the template and tips on how to write a successful resume.
2. A signed media release form.
3. A video of no more than 2 minutes in length answering the questions below. You are welcome to make this as creative as you like!
Tell us a little about yourself: who are you (name, grade/age, school, what are some of your passions, etc.)
The TIP program was designed to provide outstanding LA County students the opportunity to access internships and workplace learning experiences that may otherwise be unavailable. Why you? What sets you apart from other applicants?
What do you hope to learn/gain by being a TIP intern?
How will this experience help you reach your goals?
SHORT RESPONSE ESSAY (350 words max) Prompt
1: Describe an example of your leadership experience in which you have positively influenced others, helped resolve disputes or contributed to group efforts over time.
2: What would you say is your greatest talent or skill? How have you developed and demonstrated that talent over time? Prompt
3: Describe the most significant challenge you have faced and the steps you have taken to overcome this challenge.