Youth Internship Program


Expanding Horizons Internship Program Recruitment

An Opportunity to Transform A Teenager's Life

One of the best things
about this program is
being able to give a young person a valuable
experience that will
enlighten and sharpen
their future goals.

— Supervisor

I am more confident
and motivated
because EHI has
shown me that you
can achieve anything
if you are determined.

— Intern

Constitutional Rights Foundation’s Expanding Horizons Internship (EHI) is a rigorous summer program that places high-achieving, low-income high school students as paid interns in professional environments. EHI offers qualified students the chance to gain work experience by helping staff at corporate, nonprofit, and government job sites. Additionally, students attend seminars designed to help them prepare for college, career, and civic life. EHI interns are all prospective first-generation college attendees. These exceptional young people deserve support as they work to achieve their goals, and you can help.

Sponsoring an intern is simple. Constitutional Rights Foundation (CRF) recruits and screens over 200 exceptional students from high schools throughout Los Angeles and provides sponsoring job sites with a small pool of potential interns to interview. Once a job site selects one or more interns, CRF assists with monitoring interns’ performance and paying interns’ wages. Sponsorship costs just $2,800 per intern. Each intern will provide their job site with 33 hours of work each week, for a period of five weeks during summer months. Interns bring basic skills including typing, PowerPoint, Excel, filing, and more.

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For more information, contact Nancy Sanchez at 213.316.2109

 
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An Opportunity to Transform A Teenager's Life

One of the best things
about this program is
being able to give a young person a valuable
experience that will
enlighten and sharpen
their future goals.

— Supervisor

I am more confident
and motivated
because EHI has
shown me that you
can achieve anything
if you are determined.

— Intern

Join the growing list of companies and organizations that host CRF Interns!

The Experience of Hosting an Intern

When you sponsor an intern through CRF's Expanding Horizons Internships, you are opening the door for an enthusiastic, motivated, and hardworking low-income high school student. The interns bring a contagious energy to their work and job sites benefit from improved office morale and the opportunity to mentor youth.

  • Interns will work Monday – Friday for a total of 33 hours/week.
  • Job sites also choose from two summer sessions: Group A (June 12 – July 9) and/or Group B (July 10 – August 6)
  • Job site supervisors determine intern tasks based on the needs of the workplace. Your intern will gladly help you organize your office, deliver the mail, file important documents, catch up with data entry, and complete any administrative tasks you need accomplished.

For information on how our job sites employ their interns, please read our sample work schedules or download our Job Site Supervisor Guide. To find out what our job sites have to say about their experiences with their interns, please view some of our recent intern evaluations. Click here to download a program flyer.

How Interns are Selected

Prospective interns submit extensive applications containing all of the information found on a resume, along with a one-page essay, and two letters of recommendation. CRF than interviews all applicants and prescreens based on general job readiness, career interests, and qualifications. Job sites interview 2-3 intern candidates per position and select the one they feel best meets their needs.

Sponsoring an Intern

If you cannot cannot fill-in the sponsorship ageement forms below in your browser, download and save them to your computer or device. Reopen the saved form with your PDF reader, complete the form, and email it to Nancy Sanchez.

The sponsorship fee is $3500 per intern. Sponsors may also underwrite the cost for an intern to be placed at a non-profit job site designated by the sponsor or CRF. Special arrangements are made for non-profit organizations and government agencies unable to pay the sponsorship fee. If you are a for-profit corporation, please download the Sponsorship Agreement Form. Non-profit or government job sites please download the Sponsorship Agreement Form for non-profits.

Please contact Nancy Sanchez (213) 316-2109, if you have any questions. 

 
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Applications for Expanding Horizons Internships

Are you an 11th grade/10th grade student interested in becoming a well rounded leader in your community/school, but are not sure how or where to start? Have you ever wondered what it's like to work in a professional setting? Do you want to gain more confidence and interact with other high school students that share similar interests with you? If you answered yes to any of the questions then CRF's Expanding Horizons Internships (EHI) is the program for you!

By joining CRF's EHI you will be provided with specific skills including:

Communications  *  Professional Work Place  *  Civic Participation  *  College Prep

Since 1995, Expanding Horizons Internships (EHI) has given under-served high school students from the Greater Los Angeles area the opportunity to participate in an innovative program which provides students with professional skill-building, community awareness, and educational preparation necessary for effective action in our democratic society. Students attend educational workshops beginning in the spring and work in the summer.

EHI is now recruiting students for 2015! Students must submit PART I (Online Application) and download and send via mail  to CRF PART II ( 11th Grade  or 10th Grade ). Only 10th grade students can only apply for the alternate position.

The deadline to turn in the application for the 2015 Expanding Horizons Internships is Friday, January 23, 2015.

The program dates for 2015 are the following:

Group A: Seminars from March – June * Job placement and seminars: June – July

Group B: Seminars from March – July * Job placement and seminars: July – August

* Click here to see calendar for dates

Who can apply?

EHI is looking for students who meet all of the following criteria:

  • Neither parent has a college degree from a four-year institution
  • Be eligible to for the free/reduced meals program at their school
  • Be eligible to work in the United States
  • Provide your own transportation to work and the seminars

Sophomores can only apply for the alternate position.

What is an alternate position?

Sophomores are only eligible to apply for the alternate position and will be given an exclusive opportunity to participate in all of EHI's seminars. As well as get a paid summer internship if one becomes available, however it is not guaranteed

2015 Online Application

All of the students must complete Part I online. After completing Part I, select Part II of the application that best fits your grade level and send it via mail on or before the deadline.

Part I – Apply Online

Download Part II – 11th grade | Download Part II – 10th Grade 

Do not use any FedEx or any other express service. Send via U.S. Postal Service to the following address:

Expanding Horizons Internships
Constitutional Rights Foundation
601 S. Kingsley Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90005

Make sure to make a copy for yourself in case your application gets lost in the mail.

After I submit my application, what happens?

EHI staff will review the application and will send you an email with the date of your orientation and first interview if applicable. If you haven't heard back from us one week after the deadline, call or email at 213.316.2127 or nina@crf-usa.org. It is very important to follow up.

Questions?

Call or e-mail: Nina Abonal at  213.316.2127 or nina@crf-usa.org

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CRF’s Expanding Horizons Internships (EHI) combine paid internships in exciting professional settings with 20 interactive seminars. The program starts in the spring and concludes in the summer with the paid summer internship. EHI provides professional skill-building, community awareness, and educational and college preparation seminars necessary for effective action in our democratic society. EHI places qualified urban students from the Los Angeles area as paid interns in law firms, businesses, government offices, and non-profit organizations.

To be accepted into the program, students must (1) complete a written application, (2) submit a transcript and two letters of recommendation, (3) provide proof of participation in the Free/Reduced Meals Program, (4) write an essay, and (5) pass two rounds of interviews.

This program is only offered for 11th grade students, but we do have an alternate position available for 10th grade students. As an EHI alternate the student is given an exclusive opportunity to participate in all of EHI’s educational seminars and be eligible to get a paid summer internship if one becomes available.  As an alternate a paid summer internship is not guaranteed.

The deadline to turn in the application for CRF’s Expanding Horizons Internships is January 23, 2015.

 
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Constitutional Rights Foundation’s Expanding Horizons Internships (EHI) is a rigorous program that places high school students as paid interns in professional environments. EHI offers students the chance to gain work experience by helping staff at corporate, nonprofit, and government job sites. Additionally, students attend interactive seminars designed to help them prepare for college, career, and civic life. The seminars are designed to provide youth with specific skills including:

   • College Preparation     • Professional Work-Place Skills      • Communications/Networking

   • Civic Participation        • Writing With Purpose                     • Critical Thinking

 
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