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An Opportunity to Transform A Teenager's Life


The EHI experience changes interns' lives, but if you ask anyone at our firm, each intern we've hosted throughout the years has made a positive and lasting impact on our lives, as well.

Julie Inouye, Dentons

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. See seminars and work days schedule.
  • Job sites also choose from two summer sessions: Group A (June 15 – July 12) and/or Group B (July 13 – August 9)
  • Job site supervisors determine interns’ tasks based on the needs of the workplace, see sample tasks and take a look at the Site Supervisor video. Your intern will gladly help you gain insight on any administrative tasks, helping with spreadsheets or other office work, or even expanding your social media footprint.

For additional information on Expanding Horizons Internships, click on the FAQ and Job Site Supervisor Guide. 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

Sponsor an intern, download the Sponsorship Agreement Form. Sponsors may also underwrite the cost for an intern to be placed at a non-profit job site designated by the sponsor or CRF.

If you have any questions contact Lourdes Morales at or at (213) 316-2125. 

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 Expanding Horizons Internships

Now accepting applications for 2017!


What are the requirements?
Students must meet the following criteria:

  • Neither parent attended a four-year college
  • Be eligible for the Free/Reduced Meals Program at their school
  • Be eligible to work in the United States
  • Be a high school junior or sophomore (Sophomores are eligible to obtain a paid summer internship if one becomes available.)
  • Available and willing to attend all seminars and internship dates (click here for the complete list of program dates)


*Dates are subject to change.

How do I apply?
Follow the three steps below. Deadline is January 31, 2017.

Step 1: Complete Application Part I - Must be submitted online.

Step 2: Complete Application Part II - Mailed along with required documentation to address below.

Step 3: Parent/Legal Guardian Agreement Form - Signed by parent/legal guardian and mailed to address below. 

CRF/Expanding Horizons Internships
601 S. Kingsley Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90005

Check the email you provided on your application on a regular basis. You will receive a confirmation and additional information.

For more information contact Esme Leon at or (213) 316-2109.

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Program Description

Since 1995, CRF’s Expanding Horizons Internships (EHI) combine paid internships in exciting professional settings with 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.


Student Benefits:

  • Attend interactive, educational seminars during the spring to strengthen skills in communication, presentation, networking, and collaboration.
  • Learn about the college application process, financial aid, and SAT preparation.
  • Gain confidence, responsibility, and a sense of independence.
  • Work as paid professional intern at a prestigious law firm, corporation, or non-profit organiztion during the summer. (Sophomores are eligible to obtain a paid summer internship if one becomes available.)

Students must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a junior or sophomore
  • Neither parent attended a four-year college
  • Participate in the free/reduce meals program at their school
  • Be eligible to work in the United States

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The 2017 Expanding Horizons Internships Program dates are the following:

Group A dates*:
Seminars - April 10 to July 14
Paid Internships - June 15 to July 12

Group B dates*:
Seminars - April 17 to August 11
Paid Internships - July 13 to August 9

*Dates are subject to change.

Application deadline is January 31, 2017.

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The best part about hosting a CRF EHI intern  is watching the intern’s transformation from  being shy and quiet to being part of a big  team.

Janna Styskal, Bird Marella

EHI made us more driven in pursuing our academic and professional goals, while furthering our understanding and awareness of the communities we live in. It made our dreams feel like they were attainable.

                                          Karla, Intern

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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