RHP has been requiring short unpaid internships of its graduating seniors for the last twenty years.  Students have worked in businesses, hospitals, schools, and non-profit organizations. Students are asked to work at least thirty hours per week for two weeks at the end of May. 

The goal of the internship is to acquaint young people with the “real world,” a world that they have been educated to enter, but do not know very well.  They need to observe people at work, help with any tasks they can accomplish, take orders and fulfill jobs, show interest and enthusiasm for a career, practice business etiquette, and learn new skills.  Many colleges require students to find and complete internships as part of their graduation requirements.  We tell students that this internship is probably the start of several internships that will follow before they find themselves in a permanent job.

Internship Placements

Previous internship placements have included:
  • Los Angeles County Natural History Museum
  • Staples Center
  • Phillips 66 Refinery
  • ImageCat, Inc.
  • San Pedro Chamber of Commerce
  • David Nicholson Photography
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Pacific Development
  • Los Angeles District Attorney's Office
  • Los Angeles Clippers
  • Palos Verdes Land Conservancy
  • Club Nokia at LA Live
  • Pediatric Therapy Network
  • Aquarium of the Pacific
  • Walk with Sally
  • Psychology Applied Research Center, LMU
  • Providence Little Company of Mary
  • Cal State University, Dominguez Hills, George Marsh Cognition Laboratory
  • The Children's Institute
  • Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
  • Animal Medical Group
  • U.S. Arts Education Center
  • Easy Reader
  • Brand 33
  • ENC, Inc.
  • Pacific Hospital of Long Beach
  • Kole Imports
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Norris Theater Education Department
  • Palos Verdes Art Center
  • P.S. I Love You Foundation
If you have a possible internship placement for one of our seniors, please contact Gayle Taylor

Rolling Hills Preparatory School

One Rolling Hills Prep Way
1500 Palos Verdes Drive North
San Pedro, CA 90732

T: (310) 791-1101 | F: (323) 310-9973 
Rolling Hills Prep School prides itself on being a forward-looking, academically rigorous college-prep school with a soul. Every day we provide our diverse student body a high-powered traditional curriculum combined with stimulating and innovative teaching techniques both inside and outside the classroom because we believe that success in college and life is best attained by equipping our students with disciplined minds, sound character, healthy bodies and creative spirits. RHP is a private, coeducational day school for grades 6-12, located on the Palos Verdes Peninsula in Los Angeles, CA.

Renaissance, our sister school, believes that bright students who learn differently can rise to great heights when they become empowered and confident. Visit the Renaissance website.