The Pomona College Internship Program (PCIP) offers students paid opportunities to intern at various organizations in the greater Los Angeles area.

We are always looking for new organizations to join our long-standing paid internship program. Essentially, we provide the funding for Pomona students to go out in the Los Angeles area organizations and intern. There is no cost to your organization, and you get a dedicated intern(s) for 60-100 hours (they can intern for more than 100 hours but on an unpaid, voluntary basis). The program helps Pomona students gain valuable pre-professional experience and explore career paths, while making meaningful contributions to partnering organizations.

About the Program

PCIP was developed in 1976 and provides students paid experiential learning opportunities during the academic year in the greater Los Angeles area.  This program aims to help students:

  • Develop a better understanding of a professional work environment
  • Enhance their knowledge and awareness about a particular career field and provide networking opportunities
  • Learn how their liberal arts education will apply in a work environment
  • Aid in the process of determining what career to pursue after graduation

In addition, this program helps to alleviate financial barriers that prevent students from doing an unpaid internship by paying students a stipend and providing transportation funding.

How are Interns Paid?

Interns are paid through their work allotment for the academic year. All students applying to PCIP must have sufficient work allotment to qualify for acceptance.  Interns can be paid for up to 100 hours of work during the semester.

Here are some quotes from some of our current PCIP employers:

    “PCIP has done a wonderful job of selecting quality interns.”
Henry Campagna & Enrique Fuentes, Foothill AIDS Project

    “We do appreciate the service that your students provide to organization. They are of great value.”
Prachel Carter, Soulstice Marketing

    “We've received a number of effective and generally excellent interns from your internship program.”
Bonnie Chau, 826LA

To learn more, email us at pcip@pomona.edu or call (909)621-8144.