Mission and Goals


To provide access to and equitable participation in local paid internships for CSULB students.


  • To increase the number of Long Beach Promise students who complete paid internships, especially traditionally underrepresented groups such as students of color, those who are the first in their families to go to college, and those that are Pell eligible.

  • To provide opportunities for students to do meaningful work in their own neighborhoods, including work that promotes social justice, while they apply coursework to real world settings, hone professional skills, network, and explore local career opportunities.

  • To close the loop on the Long Beach Promise, creating a bridge for students back to their communities to work, live, and thrive (Keeping our Promise).

  • To establish collaborations with nonprofits, Long Beach City Departments, and small businesses that have never partnered with CSULB, thereby broadening our reach.

  • To create a pipeline of talent for Long Beach nonprofits, Long Beach City Departments, and small businesses, a critical component of our commitment to the public good.