Experience. Mentorship. Leadership.

The USC Dornsife Gateway Internship Program prepares USC Dornsife students for life after college by providing opportunities to explore a career through a paid summer internship experience. Gateway couples on-the-job experiences with mentorship by a distinguished professional and participation in a seminar series designed to strengthen career preparation and skills.


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Gateway Internship Program

The Gateway Internship Program offers Dornsife students a summer internship program that combines internships with structured classroom and mentoring support to ensure the highest…

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Program Overview



Apply and interview for program | Employers interview and hire intern(s) | Intern and attend program seminars & events


Provide paid work-experience | Facilitate skill-development | Offer networking opportunities



Matched with students with like interests | Mentor students on career development | Help navigate the internship experience


Integrate the Gateway experience | Explore career pathways | Engage students in career-development

Eligible students will be invited to apply in January 2016.

  • Sonya Vanhoof, Octavio Avila
  • University of Southern California
  • USC Dana and David Dornsife
  • College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
  • 444 S. Flower Street
  • Los Angeles, California 90071