The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce recruits college interns every spring, summer and fall. You must receive college credit.
An internship at the L.A. Area Chamber will provide you with real-world workplace experiences and exposure to career opportunities, a taste of the working world, and an understanding of how what you learn in school is connected to future economic success once you’ve entered the workforce. A critical aspect of the Chamber’s internship program is to engage you in a hands-on learning experience in a career field of interest.
Interns in the Public Policy Department are exposed to a wide-range of people and issues that will help prepare him/her for a career in government, public affairs, politics and/or law. Specifically, an intern will get hands-on experience and gain knowledge of how advocacy and public policy are conducted via one of the region’s oldest and largest non-profit, membership-based advocacy organizations.
Interns in the Global Initiatives Department will research company product and country information for clients. Field phone calls, answer questions and schedule appointments. Design input and preparation of marketing materials (packets, letters and folders). Development of export-related workshops, seminars, events and trade missions. Assistance at trade shows (preparation and attendance). Work on special projects as needed.
Interns in the Marketing & Communications Department will assist the Marketing & Communications Department with print, HTML and web projects; copy-editing and proofing; attending Chamber events to take notes and photos; researching the latest marketing trends, maintaining department files; assisting with social media; and helping with media hits tracking.
Interns in the Leadership Development Department for the Southern California Leadership Network (SCLN) gain exposure to California’s top leaders, organizations, networks and public policy issues shaping our State today. Interns assist with leadership development program issues research and planning; fundraising and client relations; and communications activities including website and social media maintenance and grant writing.
Interns in the Education and Workforce Development Department assist the director of Strategic Partnerships with the department’s fundraising and development activities. This is an opportunity geared for students who are interested in civic service, nonprofit management and public education/workforce development issues.