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Expanding Horizons Internships Job Sites

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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 Expanding Horizons Internships
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. See seminars and work days schedule.
  • Job sites also choose from two summer sessions: Group A (June 11 – July 8) and/or Group B (July 9 – August 7)
  • 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. See a sample work tasks.

For information on how our job sites employ their interns, 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 FAQs and 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 Lourdes Morales.

The sponsorship fee is $3,500 per 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. Special arrangements are made for non-profit organizations and government agencies unable to pay the sponsorship fee.

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

Expanding Horizons Internships - Apply

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Expanding Horizons Internships


Since 1995, CRF's Expanding Horizons Internships (EHI) has provided 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 college preperation, as well as a paid summer internship.

EHI is now accepting applications for the 2016 Expanding Horizons Internships Program!


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 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. Sophomores are 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, CRF does not guaranteed that alternates will be place at internships.

2016 Application - Deadline is January 22, 2016

Step 1: Complete the 2016 Application Part I - Must be submitted online.

Step 2: Complete the 2016 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

The program dates for 2016 are the following:

Group A dates:

Seminars - Late March to July
Paid Internships - June 16 to July 13 (total of 134 hours)

Group B dates:

Seminars - Late March to August
Paid Internships - July 14 to August 10 (total of 134 hours)


Expanding Horizons Internships General Information

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4221090788wbProgram Description

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 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 22, 2016.

Expanding Horizons Internships

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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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