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: September 2021
Part-time Seasonal Help
Light packaging and assembly in small local business. You would be assembling and packaging product. Wages start at $12.50/hour and nice working environment. 2-3 afternoons per week starting now. Please email your contact information and a few words about what you would like to get out of the job to icramer@gmail.com

The Beehive and Wright's Retail Stores
Hiring retail store help, open to Sophomores - Seniors. 
Availability: 2 week days and 1 weekend day (3 days minimum a week)
Job Duties include:
-Helping with our daily clients
-Checking in new product
-Helping with organization and backstocking of store/ store maintenance  
We have good perks too with store discounts at both wrights and the beehive!

Looking for people that are hard working, dependable, sociable, able to multi task. We make it fun! 
If you are interested, please email Sydney at: Beehivemb@gmail.com

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:  kat@katmonk.com


Part-Time Assistant

Looking for someone to assist a very busy girl with Down syndrome with her acting and public speaking careers, online business, and daily living skills. Driving her to work, events and accompanying her at events. Must have a reliable car. Mileage will be reimbursed. Flexible schedule will vary by day/week. Suggested hours: Monday/Wednesday/Thursday 5:00 - 8:00 pm. Friday or Saturday 3:00 - 9:00 pm. Manhattan Beach/Westwood area. This job can be split between people. $20/hour. Please email Shail at svmb@verizon.net

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 $15.00 per hour. Minimum age 16.

  • Do you love children
  • Do you enjoy helping people?
  • Do you have gymnastics experience?

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 will 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

We look forward to hearing from you!

 

Health Sciences Immersion Program (HSIP)

In Fall 2021, our Health Science Immersion Program (HSIP) will give high school students 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. The program will take place online through Zoom so it can take place with certainty during Fall 2021 .Through making full use of many online Zoom tools such as screen sharing, digital polls and break out rooms, Fall 2021 HSIP will be a transformative and
hands-on approach to learning more about your future!
The sessions will run for 9 Saturdays from September 25 - November 20 and all class years are eligible to apply. Students will still be hearing from a great array of graduate students, research professors and health professionals as they learn more about the various components of the health sciences field. They will also have the opportunity to take workshops on various topics like college admissions and work on a group research project. We hope that the program can be a valuable learning opportunity that can keep students engaged during this challenging period. The program is still free for all students whose families qualify for the Free and Reduced lunch program. 
Apply at impactinternships.org/hsip
Priority deadline is September 19th, 11:59pm.  

 

 

Young Entrepreneurs Academy

For the 7th year, YEA will be offered beginning in the fall for students in 6th-12th grade on Wednesdays from 4:30-7:30 at Manhattan Beach Middle School. The 24 week YEA program will take you through the process of brainstorming a business idea, writing a business plan, pitching your plan to investors (think Shark Tank), obtaining funding and launching a REAL business. Start as a student, and finish as the CEO of your own company! Please see the recruitment post here



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 volunteer@southbayartistcollective.org or visit sbartistcollective.org/volunteer

 

Career Development Workshops
High school and college age individuals are in a critical time of their lives when they are facing challenges such as establishing their identity and making important life transitions.  Attending programs such as Find Your Path 2019 help to enhance their ability to adapt to change and stressful situations, become involved in purposeful activities, and connect with positive peers and adults.  It also helps to build knowledge about high-risk behaviors and their consequences.
Register here:  https://forms.gle/nXqHbgEu3Mb8gECL9The workshops (enrollment is limited) are being held at the Beach Cities Health District lower level meeting rooms on 514 North Prospect Avenue, Redondo Beach CA  90277.
This is part of a community engagement project funded by the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health to promote a holistic model of services focused on positive youth development.  As part of this project, I would also be interested in engaging in discussions with you about the needs of youth around these topics.  Please feel free to contact me with questions and ideas about this project.

AdventurePlex
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 bchd.org/current-opportunities
Questions: Contact Human Resources at: hr@bchd.org 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: adventureplex.org/volunteerapplication 
Questions: Contact Volunteer Services at: volunteers@bchd.org or call 310-374-3426, ext. 273

MB Mayor's Youth Council: 2021-2022
MB Mayor's Youth Council will soon be recruiting high school students for next year's program, which begins in September and runs through April 2022.
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 2021-2022 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 $150 registration fee which helps cover dinner and supplies for each workshop.

On April 1st, 2021 at 6:00am, applications will be available on the website  http://mb-myc.com and will remain open until 100 applications are received  If you have further questions, please contact 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. 
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; 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. 

STEM Internships:

http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/programs.aspx?u=HighSchool_High%20School%20Students&sa=either&p=either&c=either&submit=y&adv=adv&alpha=A&pos=0

https://www.thestemnet.com/resource/stem-internships-and-summer-opportunities-high-school-students

https://oso.stanford.edu/files/programs_187.pdf

http://www.dodstem.us/stem-programs/internships

https://cosmos-ucop.ucdavis.edu/app/main/

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