The POLAHS Senior Internship course is an elective offered within in our International Business and Maritime Studies program.  Twelfth graders are given the highly coveted opportunity to participate in professional work/learn internships during the spring semester. The real world experience allows our students to discover collegiate and professional pathways in areas that include science, technology, engineering, business, mathematics, and more. 

Students in the course complete a minimum of seventy-five hours working alongside a mentor from the partnering organization. Students also demonstrate mastery of their particular area of work in a formal report and classroom presentation. 

Internship Partners

FOSS Maritime
Inchcape Shipping Services, Inc.
International Cargo Equipment
International Marine
Los Angeles City Attorney
Marine Exchange of Southern California
Quality Refrigeration
Phillips 66
Port of Los Angeles
PortTech Los Angeles
SA Recycling
San Pedro Chamber of Commerce


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Graduation 2016

POLAHS' 8th annual Graduation Commencement Ceremony was held on June 6, 2016 at the Long Beach Terrace Theater. Over 2,500 community members, parents, and friends attended the celebration. Congratulations, graduates! 


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