Qualified, Highly Motivated, Enthusiastic Students

Students admitted to the Gateway Internship Program have a 3.5 GPA or higher demonstrating academic success, motivation to excel inside and outside of the classroom, enthusiasm to develop their career experience and skills and energy to contribute to a professional work environment. As a Gateway partner, you will offer students the opportunity to gain practical work experience while branding your company and developing a talent pipeline. 


The Gateway Internship Program will:
  • Supply your company with a vetted list of qualified, highly motivated and academically successful students to assist with projects and programs over the summer
  • Provide visibility for your company to high performing students through targeted internal communication
  • Bring energy, enthusiasm and fresh ideas to your company through student interns
  • Partner with you to coach student interns through their internship experience
  • Serve as a talent pipeline for permanent positions
  • Allow your employees to participate in the mentorship and guidance of a rising student professional
Internship hours  20-40/week
 Compensation  $4,000 – $5,000 for the summer
 Duration  8-10 weeks. Beginning anytime after May 16, 2016 through August 19, 2016
 Responsibilities  Internships should provide students with experiences that provide access to various dimensions of an organization and departmental responsibilities. Internships should have structured projects and tasks that contribute to the overall goals of the organization. Ideally, interns will have quality interactions with key members in the organization.


If you are interested in participating in the Gateway Internship Program, please contact:

                            Sonya Vanhoof Jimenez at 213-740-1628 or svanhoof@usc.edu


  • 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