Class of 2017 Senior Internships

It is an express mission of both RHP and Ren to prepare its students for college and beyond. As part of the efforts to fulfill this mission, all seniors must complete a two week internship as part of the graduation requirement. Each student is given close and detailed guidance to ensure that they are matched with a valuable and relevant internship.

In order for them to complete a successful internship, seniors are asked to observe professionals at work; assist with any tasks they can accomplish; responsibly follow orders and fulfill commitments; show interest and enthusiasm for their chosen field; practice business etiquette; and learn new skills. The seniors conclude their internships by presenting their experience to middle school students back on campus. 
 
The class of 2017 participated in a diverse and impressive array of internships this year. 
 
Rafi Bernal served his internship at Northrop Grumman Corporation; an American global aerospace and defense technology company. There he was assigned to the I&T team on the JWST satellite and was able to shadow engineers as they worked on the project. Rafi said that this experience was invaluable in getting to know the field of aerospace engineering, both the pros of working in an innovative and exciting field, and the cons of the long hours and the limit of government funding. 
 
Another senior, Bria Booth, worked in UCI’s infectious diseases research lab where they took samples of sera to test for reactions to proteins and antibodies. Bria’s duties included preparing slides for the research team and assisting with E. Coli DNA extraction and gels as well as run  and export Mircoarrays of the slides. 
 
Hanna Soroush was thrilled to have the opportunity to work in film production with a professional in digital media. Her mentor Spencer Balliet, who previously worked on the production team for South Park, took her on filming shoots, taught her how to set up lighting and camera equipment, and provided her the opportunity test her hand at social media marketing.
 
Whether students were running social media campaigns for non-profits, or learning that being a professional artist requires a great deal more than painting, it’s clear that spending some time in the work-force is essential for students as they begin their journey through college. Through this experience, graduating seniors learn how to navigate the professional world, while becoming further inspired to pursue their chosen field.
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  • Class of 2017 Senior Internships

    It is an express mission of both RHP and Ren to prepare its students for college and beyond. As part of the efforts to fulfill this mission, all seniors must complete a two week internship as part of the graduation requirement. Each student is given close and detailed guidance to ensure that they are matched with a valuable and relevant internship.

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  • Class of 2017 College Matriculation

    Congratulations to the Class of 2017! See their college acceptance list here. 
    Bold indicates matriculation.
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  • RHP Seniors Lead STEM Initiative at Local Elementary School

    RHP seniors Rafi Bernal and Chris Kitchen have been prominent leaders in the school’s robotics programs for seven years, starting with Lego Robotics in middle school and moving through FIRST Tech Challenge and then FIRST Robotics Challenge programs during high school. This year they took their technical and engineering knowledge and expertise on the road.

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    RHP Senior Jessica Rojas Named One of South Bay Magazine's "19 Under 19"

    Rolling Hills Prep senior Jessica Rojas was featured this month in South Bay Magazine’s “19 Under 19” April publication. The “19 Under 19” issue highlights the South Bay’s top teens and kids, by celebrating their achievements, future potential, and how they are making an impact in their communities.
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  • Husky Basketball Makes School History with First CIF State Championship Title

    Husky basketball made school history on Friday by going to the CIF State Championships for the first time, but even more exciting, both the Varsity Girls’ and Boys’ Basketball teams went up to Sacramento together. This achievement alone is a testament to the dedication and hard work by the players and the coaches, along with the support of the entire school community. 

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1500 Palos Verdes Drive North
San Pedro, CA 90732

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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.