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Port Internships Provide Career Training to High School Students

Applications now being accepted for summer program

February 26, 2013

It's hard to beat on-the-job experience when preparing high school students for the working world. That is exactly what students will receive as they work alongside Port of Long Beach staff during the Port's Summer Youth Employment Program, July 1 to August 23, 2013.

The eight-week internship is open to high school sophomores, juniors and seniors in the Long Beach Unified School District’s service area and is tailored to those with an interest in the goods-movement industry.

Opportunities are available to work with staff in a variety of areas including engineering, environmental science, finance and communications. Interns are paid $9 an hour for up to 30 hours per week.

The program is a partnership between the Port and the Pacific Gateway Workforce Investment Network.

Applicants must have at least a 2.0 GPA, reliable transportation, three personal references, and a National Work Readiness Credential from Pacific Gateway. Credentials are available upon successful completion of curriculum designed to give students the skills needed to enter the workforce. 

Internship applications are available at the Youth Opportunity Center at Pacific Gateway, 3447 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach, or at http://polb.com/internships. Deadline to submit applications to the Youth Opportunity Center is April 10.  

For more information, call 562-570-4700.

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