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Internships & Work Experience

Internship opportunities are available to currently enrolled LATTC Transportation students who meet program eligibility.

City of Los Angeles & LATTC Dealer Automotive Technician Internship Program

Program Purpose: To provide relevant dealership industry internship experiences to LATTC Automotive Technician students.

Program Duration: Seven to ten weeks, total of 130-150 hours with intern schedule and total hours determined by LATTC with Participating Dealership

Program Components:

  • Internship can be paid or unpaid
    • Paid Internship: 150-225 hours with students earning 2-3 college units
    • Unpaid Internship: 130-195 hours with students earning 2-3 college units
  • Dealerships provide opportunities based on tasks that align to ASE certification that will be tailored to technician intern duties
  • Joint certificate indicating areas covered awarded to intern completers from LATTC/Dealership


Program Components

  • 120-180 hour dealer paid internship with student participants earning 2-3 college units
  • Dealerships provide opportunities based on NATEF related tasks to align ASE certification that will be tailored to technician intern duties  
  • Joint certificate indicating areas covered awarded to intern completers from LATTC/Dealership
  • Dealer industry experience with feedback for program participants

Participating Dealerships

  • Longo Toyota, Shamis Group, and others.

Dealer Participation Requirements

  • Identify a dealer single point of contact to coordinate student intern activities with LATTC Transportation Coordinator
  • Provide a dedicated toolbox that will remain at the dealership for intern use
  • Provide any related mandatory work attire and Personal Protective Equipment as required by the task(s) assigned
  • Perform and complete LATTC Transportation Intern Evaluation on a bi-weekly basis to document intern progress and submit to LATTC Transportation Intern Coordinator
  • Schedule and provide relevant opportunities that include a variety of NATEF related tasks/jobs for interns. These tasks will be pre-determined and scheduled before the beginning of internship term

Interested Dealers May Contact

Location Contact
School of Advanced Transportation and Manufacturing, B1-225 Phone: 213-763-7081
  Jess Guerra
Pathway Chairperson, Advanced Transportation and Manufacturing

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