Jobs and Internships

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 December 2022
Jobs, Internships, & Training for young adults ages 18 - 24.
The coordinator serving the Manhattan Beach area is:
Eneida Clifton - Torrance One-Stop
1220 Engracia Ave., Torrance, CA  90501
Email:  [email protected]   Phone:  310-680-3830

The School of Business at Stevens Institute of Technology is offering a paid virtual summer research program for high school students. In this six-week program, students will have the opportunity to work alongside a faculty member from the School of Business and assist them with research in their area of study such as management, leadership or finance.  The final assignment will include a PowerPoint presentation detailing their research findings. The program will run from July 1, 2023, through August 12, 2023, and students will receive a $500 stipend after completing the program. The attached flyer can be uploaded on your school's website.
Eligibility: Applicants must currently be in their junior year of high school (no exceptions).
Deadline: Applications are due by March 1, 2023.
Notification: Applicants will be notified by April 1, 2023. 
The application packet will include all of the following:

  • 1-page essay in which you describe yourself and detail what you hope to gain from this experience 
  • a copy of your current resume 
  • a copy of your unofficial high school transcript 
  • one letter of recommendation from a teacher, a guidance counselor, or a work supervisor. These letters can also be emailed directly to Lindsay Hartelius at [email protected].  

Application Process:  Application instructions HERE

The Beehive and Wright's Retail Stores
We are looking for anywhere from Sophomores - Seniors. With this later time school gets out would love some more seniors who get out a little earlier too.
Looking to hire 2 week days and 1 week day (3 days minimum a week)
Looking for eager, energetic, hard working and dependable students.
Employees receive discounts at both stores.
Please have them reach out to me via email [email protected], can call my phone 310-613-0867, or can pop into the stores to introduce themselves to the managers!

Part-time Seasonal Help 
Work at a local company shipping and personalizing merchandise and participating in the operation of the business. Good opportunities to learn. Nice environment. Come over after school and work until 6:00. 
Pay is $16.00/hour. Apply by email to [email protected]
To find out more about the business, check the website

MBX is Hiring After School Enrichment
MBX is looking for responsible Seniors who like working with kids...and earning some extra money!  Fall session dates: 9/19 - 11/17, Monday - Thursday...2:00 - 4:15pm (flexibility OK).  $16.00 per hour. If interested, email, or call Dana Lindley for more information at [email protected] or 310-971-8738.

South Bay Art Dept. is a small art school in Redondo Beach looking for part time help:

15-25 years old preferred enjoys working with children art knowledge is a plus but not required has a flexible schedule
Pay: $15/hrContract working/temp jobOn call
If you are interested, please email:  [email protected]

Fit Kid Gymnastics
Fit Kids Gymnastics Center is hiring part-time Gymnastics Instructors and Customer Service Assistants at our Torrance and Redondo Beach locations.
We will train you! The starting pay is $17.00 per hour. Minimum age 16.
-Do you LOVE children?
-Do you enjoy helping people?
-Have you taken gymnastics lessons before?
If ALL your answers are YES, then we would love for you to come in and fill out an application.

The part-time work schedule may include some afternoons/evenings and weekends.
You can apply in person at:
Fit Kids' Redondo Beach Gym: 2641 Manhattan Beach Blvd. (310) 297-9550
Application times: Monday - Thursday: 1:00 PM to 6:30 PM, Saturday: 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Fit Kids' Torrance Gym: 3858 Sepulveda Blvd. (310) 373-4455
Application times: Monday - Friday: 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Saturday: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Please see flyer attached at the end of this page. Fit Kids' looks forward to hearing from you!

Waterworks Swim School
Waterworks Aquatics is a premier indoor swim school that teaches children ages 2 1/2 to adult how to swim.
Now Hiring - Swim Instructor pay from $19.50 - $27.00 per hour.  Flexible hours, fun work environment, staff events and appreciation days.
Must be at least 18 years old, outgoing, enthusiastic and open minded individuals desired.
Genuinely passionate about working with children
Competitive swim experience preferred, but not required, childcare experience preferred.
Located at:  908 Sepulveda Blvd., Harbor City, CA  90710
Apply online @

Mathnasium Is Hiring Math Tutors
 Are you CrAzY about math?
 Do you enjoy working with kids?
 Are you available weekdays from 4-7pm?
If so, we would love to hear from you and have you join our team. Please email your resume and cover letter or call us if you have any questions.
Mathnasium of El Segundo
630 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
El Segundo, CA, 90245
(310) 616-3181
Email: [email protected]

Kat Monk Photography
Personal Assistant Position - Tasks include helping with office work, social media, errands and occasionally help with lighting on photo shoots.  $15 an hour. 
If interested, please email Kat Monk at:  [email protected]

Young Entrepreneurs Academy

Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) Applications Now Open, Due 9/30/22: Have a business or social movement idea? Want to learn how to create and launch your own REAL business? The Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce is happy to announce that the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA) is accepting applications for its 2022-2023 session. YEA is for students (grades 6th-12th) with an entrepreneurial spirit who mean business. Since 2014, students from all over the South Bay have learned from YEA's 24-weekly sessions, graduating as CEOs of their very own, legally formed businesses. The Class of 2022 even saw two students earn a spot in the National Saunders Competition, winning seed money and scholarships!  Be the next YEA success story! Applications are due Sept. 30, 2022. Visit our YEA website and apply today!

Leadership Manhattan Beach is recruiting now for the Class of 2023. If interested in learning more contact [email protected]. We are looking for adults and teens (junior/seniors) who want to become more engaged and knowledgeable about our city. LMB is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1992. Its purpose is to cultivate public, civic and business leaders through a 9-month program providing participants with hands-on experience regarding the current issues affecting the local economy, education, health care, non-profits, government and public services. They explore the community through face-to-face meetings with top leaders in these fields. Leadership skills are focused on and developed through a series of lectures, seminars and retreats. The program culminates in a project chosen by the class benefiting the City of Manhattan Beach. Each class gives back with a project that improves the community in which we live.

South Bay Artist Collective
The South Bay Artist Collective is looking for artistic high schoolers to help our with our After School Art Program! We are a non-profit located in Hermosa Beach with a mission to support and grow the local visual arts community by creating a destination for art and creativity, while teaching and inspiring youth. During the school year our youth classes run 4pm-5:30pm but volunteers are needed from 3:45-5:45 to help set-up, teach, and clean up classes. Our program also runs through the summer and needs volunteers to help run classes through the day. If you want to spend your summer making a difference, come join us! High School internship positions also available. To learn more and to apply: email [email protected] or visit


An award-winning fitness center In Manhattan Beach for kids and their families where kids play their way to good health!
STAFF Positions - Paid
Camp Staff - Applicants must be 16 years of age or older and commit to working 40 hours a week, with a weekday availability from 6:45am - 6:00pm.

Adventure Staff - Applicants must be 16 years of age or older and commit to working up to 20 hours a week, with the availability to work weekdays, weekends and evenings as needed.
If you are interested, apply online at
Questions: Contact Human Resources at: [email protected] or call 310-374-3426 ext.350

VOLUNTEER Positions-Not Paid
Volunteers must be 14 years of age or older and commit to two shifts per week.  Monday - Friday; 10:00am - 1:00pm, or 1:00 - 4:00pm
If you are interested, apply online at: 
Questions: Contact Volunteer Services at: [email protected] or call 310-374-3426, ext. 273

Health Sciences Immersion Program (HSIP)
Students gain a powerful extracurricular opportunity by attending HSIP for 9 Saturdays from September 24th - November 19th.  Students can choose from two sessions (1-4 pm or 4 - 7 pm) and the Fall application deadline is September 18th.  The program is free for all students whose families qualify for the Free and Reduced lunch program.

This program is an introduction to the research, academic and professional aspects of the health sciences field.  Students will hear from science professors, advanced graduate students and experienced health professionals who will deliver comprehensive lectures about their field and work.  Our curriculum will be supplemented by discussions, panels, workshops and a small group project intended to give students a comprehensive experience as they consider their future college and career opportunities.

Open to ALL grade levels!
-While originally designed for Southern CA high school students, the program takes place online on Zoom.
-In addition to speakers, workshops and discussions, HSIP students will be divided into groups of 4-5 for a simple group final presentation.

To apply go to:

Priority Deadline is September 18th at 11:59pm   

See detailed flyer:  Fall 2022 HSIP Flyer39.pdf

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. 
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. 
For more information and to apply, please contact one of our District Nurses:  Tami Simmons; [email protected] or Kristin Walz: [email protected]

MB Mayor's Youth Council
The MB Mayor's Youth Council will soon be recruiting high school students for next year's program, which begins in September 2022 and runs through April 2023.
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 8th year and the program has expanded to 40 students.  
They 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 2022-2023 school year this Fall as a Sophomore, Junior and or Senior
3.     Students are only allowed to miss one meeting to remain in good standing and are expected to commit to the following dates if accepted: TBA
4.     There is a registration fee which helps cover dinner and supplies for each workshop.

They are seeking curious, engaged students who have a full understanding of what this program is about and are willing to commit to this program. They do allow 1 absence due to a conflict per student, otherwise students do not receive credit on their website for completing the program. 

Online applications for the 2022-23 Manhattan Beach Youth Council class of students will open on March 26. T
he application will close when 80 applications have been received. It is recommended that students apply in the first 2-3 days of the application opening.  All students will have the opportunity to interview, and applicants are encouraged to apply again if they did not make it in their sophomore or junior year. 
Please read more about the program and access the application link (posted on March 26th, 2022) here:

If you have further questions, please contact Summer Sheets at: [email protected]

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 [email protected].
Website with more info:

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:  [email protected], or call 626-403-8900. 

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