Unlock opportunities for high school students by hiring or sponsoring an EXP for the summer


The EXP Internship Program: Powered by Prologis is a year-long journey for 11th-grade EXP students enrolled in high schools throughout Southern California. This program brings together employers, educators and parents to prepare high school students for tomorrow's workplace. By participating in the Internship Program, students build professional competence and personal confidence, setting them up for success in school, career and life.

Impact a Student’s Future

Inspire ambition and provide EXP students with resume-worthy work experience that will lead them toward academic and career success.

Invest Locally

Serve the community where you work and raise awareness for your company and industry.

Create a Future Hiring Pool

Today’s students are tomorrow’s leaders. Your support opens the doors for future employee recruitment.

Why you should hire a high school intern

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Frequently-asked questions

When will interns report to employer worksites?

For summer 2019, EXP interns work for a total of six weeks beginning on Monday, June 24, and ending on Friday, August 2. On Fridays, students will participate in four-hour EXP workshops. EXP will also host an internship culmination event on Friday, August 2, for participating employers, supervisors, school administrators, and parents.

What training do EXP students receive to prepare them for internships?

Prospective interns attend six workshops throughout the school year which cover essential business skills including professional communication, dressing for success, office etiquettes, interview preparation and networking. In addition, prospective interns submit an application, letter of recommendation, cover letter and resume for the program.

Will EXP interns be scheduled part-time or full-time?

Employers may choose to host part-time interns (20-30 hours per week) or full-time interns (30-40 hours per week). Work schedules are determined by mutual agreement between each employer and matched intern.

What is the funding commitment to host EXP interns?

EXP seeks to ensure that all interns receive some type of financial support as part of their experience, either through their employer's payroll or via scholarship award. If your company is unable to host interns but would like to enable this experience for students, sponsorship opportunities are available.

We've never hosted a high school intern. What type of assistance can EXP provide to guide us?

In addition to providing a comprehensive employer orientation, EXP can assist employers in creating work plans for interns and can connect you with past employers who can share tips on how to make the internship experience a success for both students and employers.

How are EXP interns matched with employers?

In 2019, employers are encouraged to participate in mock interviews on Tuesday, April 16, to prepare students for formal interviews. Formal interviews with employers will take place on Tuesday, June 11, and preferences for matching will be collected from both employers and interns.

Which high schools do EXP interns attend?

EXP students from the following schools are eligible to participate in the 2019 Internship Program:

  • Barstow High School

  • Carson High School

  • Gardena High School

  • Narbonne High School (Harbor City)

  • Intellectual Virtues Academy (Long Beach)

  • Phineas Banning High School (Wilmington)

  • Rancho Dominguez Preparatory High School (Carson/Long Beach)

  • Theodore Roosevelt High School (East Los Angeles)

  • San Pedro High School

2019 EXP internship employers (to date)

Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority

Al Dahra, Inc.


Arca Worldwide Logistics

Avalon Risk Management

Blu Logistics

Boys and Girls Club of Carson

Boys and Girls Club of the Los Angeles Harbor

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

California State University Dominguez Hills

City of Carson

City of Long Beach

City of Rolling Hills

Coalition for Clean Air



Fast Lane Transportation

Friends of Banning’s Landing

Global Pro Logistics

Harbor Breeze Cruises

Interstate Personnel Services

International Bird Rescue

Kaiser Permanente

Los Angeles Gateway Chamber

Los Angeles World Airport


Marine Exchange of Southern California

Metro Ports

Manson Construction


Nova CFS

Office of Assemblymember Mike Gipson

Office of Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell

Office of Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragan

Office of Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn

Office of City Councilmember Joe Buscaino

Peacock Piper Tong + Voss

Port of Los Angeles

Port Pilots

Ports America

SA Recycling


State Farm

Top Value Fabrics


US Hybrid Corporation


Watson Land

WestCoast Warehousing

Williams Clarke Company

Wilmington Chamber of Commerce

Yusen Logistics America, Inc.

Yusen Terminals LLC