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 one of our internship hosts, Yusen Logistics.
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
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
Los Angeles Gateway Chamber
Los Angeles World Airport
Marine Exchange of Southern California
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
Top Value Fabrics
US Hybrid Corporation
Williams Clarke Company
Wilmington Chamber of Commerce
Yusen Logistics America, Inc.
Yusen Terminals LLC