“I am so grateful to the Gateway Program for my acceptance and for the resources it provided. My mentor, the seminars and the internship experience overall helped me grow both as an individual, as a student and as a soon-to-be professional.”

– Cole Dubrow Spanish & Political Science, BA | Interned at Brad Schneider for Congress

 “Before participating in the Gateway Internship Program, I felt lost as far as next steps in my career. My internship gave me a look into what I might want from a work environment. My mentor taught me how to conduct myself professionally. And the seminars opened my eyes to the opportunities that await me as a USC graduate. The Gateway Program gave me so much more than ten weeks of employment experience to put on my resume.”

– Camille Patrao, English – Creative Writing, BA | Interned at Apple One

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 career seminars to advance career preparation and skills.

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


11+ Years

472 Interns

472 Mentors

Contact Details

Gateway Internship Program

Sonya Vanhoof Jimenez, Assistant Dean Stewardship and Operations

Octavio Avila, Director | Career Pathways