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

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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

Hear it from our students and employers!

Frequently-asked questions

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

  • Blu Logistics

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Carson

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of the Los Angeles Harbor

  • Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

  • NFI/California Cartage

  • California State University, Dominguez Hills

  • The Choriman

  • City of Barstow - Tot Time

  • City of Carson

  • City of Rolling Hills

  • CRAFTED at the Port of Los Angeles

  • DoubleTree - Carson

  • ecBarstow/PACE Services

  • EXP

  • 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

  • Kaiser Permanente

  • 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

  • METRO

  • Metro Ports

  • 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

  • Port Pilots

  • Ports America

  • Potential Industries

  • SA Recycling

  • SBCC, Thrive LA

  • Toberman Neighborhood Center

  • Top Value Fabrics

  • Total Transportation Services, Inc.

  • United States Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles - Long Beach

  • Valero

  • Vopak

  • Watson Land Company

  • Watson Triggs State Farm

  • Westcoast Warehousing LLC

  • Williams Clarke Company, Inc.

  • Wilmington Chamber of Commerce

  • Wilmington YMCA

  • Yusen Logistics

  • Yusen Terminals LLC

Internship Program Partners