summer internship program

Because of the COVID-19 Pandemic our 2021 Summer Internship & Entrepreneurial Program will again be a series of online training courses.

*If you are a student who participated in our EYG Mentoring Program



THE BEGINNING: (Michael Freeman, Executive Director)

"Our summer internship project was born out of a burden in my heart. Many of the young men at Compton High School would tell me that they were going to play in the NBA or NFL. In my conversations with these young men, I would explain to them that they needed to have a back-up plan. I would, then, ask them what else they had in mind for a career. Most of the time, they would look at me with a blank stare and shrug their shoulders. They would ‘strike a blank.’ As a result, we launched our Summer Internship Project for the purpose of filling in this blank, to give our teenage boys and girls close-up experiences with the real world of career jobs."

THE BENEFITS: (In the Words of an Intern)

"I have learned so much while working in the law office. I have learned that my grades in school will help me excel in life. The fact that I was able to wake up and go to work every day shows that I have become more mature and reliable. I have become more empowered by the experiences that I have had. This program has empowered me to become a positive person and to help others with the same or similar difficulties that I, myself, have experienced."


•Duration: Three weeks/9 days/52 hrs.

•Schedule: The work week is three days (Tuesday through Thursday). Friday is the day that interns meet for debriefing. The hours of the work day are 9am to 4pm (recommended).

•Training: Training sessions are held prior to the first work week to prepare the students. Students are guided through lesson plans that engage the interns in discussing issues dealing with work-place expectations.

•Conclusion: At the end of the last week, a celebration is held to acknowledge the interns’ completion of the program and to recap what they have learned.


•Interns are paid a stipend.

•Businesses are asked to contribute to Elevate Your G.A.M.E.’s stipend fund but they are not required.

Elevate Your G.A.M.E. raises funds in the spring for the stipends.


our partners

Businesses and government agencies partner with Elevate Your G.A.M.E. to provide internship experiences for the mentees to expose them to various careers. In addition, this provides them opportunities in the “real world” to put into practice what they learn in the mentoring sessions.


(*Previous Summers)

360 Global Transportation


Asset Media Group Inc.

Best Buy

Charles Drew University

Chuck E. Cheese's

Community Lawyers

Community Legal Services

*Compton Courthouse

*Compton Fire Department

Compton Sheriff Youth Activities League

Dental Office of Dr. Wendy Parker-Harris

*Drew Child Development Center

*First Choice Finance and Realty


*Mercy Housing


Public Defenders Office

Roadstarr Motorsports

Shop Nicole Lynel e-Commerce Store

*Signal Hill Police Department

St. Francis Medical Center

*The Olson Company

*Toyota Motor Corporation

XEROX Corporation

*Zoe Christian Fellowship of Whittier