Applications available for Port of Long Beach internships

(LONG BEACH, Calif.) — Applications are now available for the Port of Long Beach’s Summer High School Internship Program and Scholarship Program for Long Beach area high school students. Details for both programs, eligibility information and online applications can be found on the port’s website.

The scholarships are open to high school seniors attending Long Beach Unified School District area high schools and pursuing higher education or training in careers in international trade, logistics, engineering and other port-related industries. In addition to students who will be attending college full time, the 2024 scholarship program also includes students in trade programs and those enrolling part time. The port will award $300,000 for high school and college scholarships in 2024 and amounts will range from $500 to $6,000.

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High school internships are available to current high school juniors and seniors who reside in Long Beach or attend a high school in the Long Beach Unified School District service area. Participating high school student interns will gain hands-on experience as they work alongside Harbor Department staff. The program lasts six weeks, from June 24 through Aug. 1.

Applications for port scholarships at Long Beach City College; California State University, Long Beach; and California State University Maritime Academy are handled in each school’s scholarship application office. Contact them directly for more details.

“The port’s internship and scholarship programs have a major impact in developing the future leaders of the maritime industry,” said Port of Long Beach CEO Mario Cordero. “These programs support area young people pursuing careers in port-related fields.”

“These programs help students pursue careers in their chosen field. An internship or a scholarship can make a significant difference as they seek to gain work experience and pay for college,” said Long Beach Harbor Commission President Bobby Olvera Jr.

Applications for the Port High School Scholarship Program and Summer High School Internship Program are due by Friday, March 15; no late applications will be accepted. Applicants are advised to read the instructions carefully.

The Port of Long Beach handles trade valued at $200 billion annually and supports 2.6 million jobs across the United States, including 575,000 in Southern California.

– Port of Long Beach

By Professional Mariner Staff