The Long Beach City College (LBCC) Foundation and LBCC Workforce
Development department recently received a $650,000 grant and
scholarship endowment for students to receive stipends while
placed in unpaid internships.
More than 60 percent of LBCC students are working part-time
between 10 and 30 hours a week to help pay for tuition, books,
and materials. Additionally, many internships are not paid, which
makes it financially infeasible for students. This situation
makes it challenging for many LBCC students to commit to an
internship and becomes an equity issue.