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It may seem difficult to find internships specifically for high school students.  We've listed links below for you to search for internships that may interest you.  You may also want to contact local places of business, hospitals, retail stores, etc. to see if they offer internships or if you could set one up with them.


Last updated: March 2018 



MB Mayor's Youth Council: 2018-2019

MB Mayor's Youth Council will soon be recruiting high school students for next year's program, which begins next September and runs through April 2019.

Mayor's Youth Council is an exciting program that brings together high school students and professional leaders to explore leadership, careers, and civic engagement. Selected students will meet monthly and have the opportunity to meet and dialogue with leaders in numerous industries, government, arts and more!  The students will also participate in a City-sponsored event. This group of students have also been running the TEDx Salon event at Mira Costa. This program is now entering its 7th year and we have grown the program to 40 students.  

We are looking for candidates who are willing to make the time commitment, step outside their comfort zone, participate in our workshops and have fun! 


Criteria to Apply:

1.     Student must be a resident of Manhattan Beach or attend Mira Costa High School

2.     The program is open to students who will enter the 2018-2019 school year next Fall as a Sophomore, Junior and or Senior

3.     Students are only allowed to miss one meetings to remain in good standing and are expected to commit to the following dates if excepted: Sep. 5th, Oct. 3rd, Nov. 7th, Dec. 5th,           Jan 9th, Feb 6th, March 6th, and April 10th  

4.     There is a $150 registration fee which helps cover dinner and supplies for each workshop.


On April 1st Applications will be available on the website  http://mb-myc.com/ and will run until 100 applications are received  

If you have further questions, please contact Penny Bordokas penny@bordokas.com , Laurel Wright laurel.wright@verzon.net or Laurie James sealaurieski@gmail.com



MBUSD Medical Advisory Board -  Student Members Needed!


MBUSD Medical Advisory Board History:

  • The Manhattan Beach Unified School District Medical Advisory Board is a unique committee of South Bay medical professionals who work together to promote mutual respect and interaction between the Manhattan Beach Unified School District and the health care community. 
  • This committee is comprised of approximately thirty physicians and other health service professionals who represent a broad range of specialties.
  • This distinguished body meets three times a year with school and district administrators, district nurses, the superintendent, and members of the MBUSD Board of Trustees to review current medical challenges as they pertain to the education, physical and mental well-being of all students in the district, preschool through grade twelve.

Youth Medical Advisory Board members will:

  • Offer recommendations on youth health issues
  • Provide feedback and input on Medical Advisory Board meeting topics
  • Serve as ambassadors and leaders of health

MBUSD Students currently in Grades 10th and 11th are eligible to apply. To obtain an application please see your guidance counselor


Medical Advisory Board meetings will be held at the Manhattan Beach Unified School District Office located at 325 S. Peck Ave, Manhattan Beach from 7:00pm-9:00pm three times a year. Our last meeting of the 2017-18 school year will be held on Tuesday April 24, 2018. *Dinner will be provided


For more information please contact one of our District Nurses:  Tami Simmons; tsimmons@mbusd.org  or Kristin Walz: kwalz@mbusd.org



Southbay Workforce Investment Board

This is a great job/internship search resource for young adults 14-24 years old. Summer opportunities are available.


Contact Job Coordinator, Yesenia Tercero at (310)-680-3830 or email ytercero@sbwib.org.

Website with more info:  www.southbayyouth.org




Summer High School Externship Program

Are you interested in exploring a career field?  EXPLORE matches advanced and gifted high school students with distinguished mentors, hands-on research opportunities, and professional experience in their field of interest.  Eligibility Requirements:  Must be rising 10th, 11th, or 12th graders, be under the age of 18 for the duration of the program, highly motivated, advanced learners, interested in pursuing an advanced topic through an in-depth course of study.  For more information to to:  EXPLORE@EDUCATIONALADVANCEMENT.ORG, www.educationaladvancement.org or call 626-403-8900. 



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