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.
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
Hear it from our students and employers!
When will interns report to employer worksites?
2019-2020 Program details TBA. For summer 2019, EXP interns work for a total of six weeks. On Fridays, students will participate in four-hour EXP workshops. EXP will also host an internship culmination event in August for participating employers, supervisors, school administrators, and parents.
What training do EXP students receive to prepare them for internships?
Prospective interns attend seven 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?
Employers are encouraged to participate in mock interviews on Tuesday, April 7, 2020, to prepare students for formal interviews. Formal interviews with employers will take place on Tuesday, June 16, 2020, 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 2019-2020 Internship Program:
Barstow High School
Carson High School
Dominguez High School (Compton)
Gardena High School
Narbonne High School (Harbor City)
Phineas Banning High School (Wilmington)
Rancho Dominguez Preparatory High School (Carson/Long Beach)
San Pedro High School
2019 EXP Internship Employers
Al Dahra ACX, Inc.
Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority
AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles
Avalon Risk Management
Barstow Police Department
Battleship USS Iowa
Boys & Girls Clubs of Carson
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Los Angeles Harbor
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
California State University, Dominguez Hills
City of Barstow - Tot Time
City of Carson
City of Rolling Hills
CRAFTED at the Port of Los Angeles
DoubleTree - Carson
Fast Lane Transportation, Inc.
Fenix Marine Services
Friends of Banning’s Landing
Global Pro Logistics
GRID Alternatives Greater Los Angeles
Harbor Breeze Cruises
International Bird Rescue
International Cargo Equipment Inc
Los Angeles Gateway Chamber of Commerce
Los Angeles Maritime Institute
Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) Manson Construction Co.
Marathon Petroleum Corporation
Marine Exchange of Southern California
Marine Mammal Care Center Los Angeles
Marine Plastic Research Foundation
Maritime Preservation Trust
Nova Freight - Carson
Office of Assemblymember Miguel Santiago
Office of Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson
Office of Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell
Office of Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragán
Office of Long Beach City Councilwoman Suzie Price
Office of Long Beach City Councilmember Roberto Uranga
Office of Los Angeles City Councilmember Joe Buscaino
Office of Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn
Peacock Piper Tong + Voss LLP
Port of Los Angeles - Construction and Maintenance
Port of Los Angeles - Engineering
Port of Los Angeles - Environmental
Port of Los Angeles - Finance
Port of Los Angeles - IT
Port of Los Angeles - Port Pantry
Port of Los Angeles - Port Police
Port of Los Angeles - Real Estate
Port of Los Angeles - Risk Management
Port of Los Angeles - Trade Development
SBCC, Thrive LA
Toberman Neighborhood Center
Top Value Fabrics
Total Transportation Services, Inc.
United States Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles - Long Beach
Watson Land Company
Watson Triggs State Farm
Westcoast Warehousing LLC
Williams Clarke Company, Inc.
Wilmington Chamber of Commerce
Yusen Terminals LLC