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The Earl Woods Scholar is provided with real-life work experience through specialized internships offering career-building opportunities while helping students prepare for the workplace and increase their skills and knowledge in their chosen profession. The Tiger Woods Foundation works with the scholars, mentors and partners to secure rewarding internships in a field related to the major or future career interest of each scholarship recipient.
Through the internship program, TWF's intent is to provide valuable resources and information that will assist the scholars in pursuing their career aspirations. Through the internship program, each scholar will:
- Integrate their knowledge and skills from the classroom to a real-world setting
- Become better acquainted with the types of work settings related to each scholar's field
- Enjoy opportunities to network with company managers, executives and peers
- Become better prepared for a professional career related to their major
As the scholars progress through college, TWF works together with board members, corporate partners and sponsors to match rising freshmen/sophomores in internship positions that are aligned with their career interests. As rising juniors/seniors, scholars are responsible for seeking and obtaining an internship related to their major or potential career field. The scholars are offered opportunities to compete for paid or unpaid positions with TWF's corporate partners and other affiliated organizations. A variety of resources are additionally provided to rising junior/seniors to assist them in their internship search and eventual job placement.
Our scholars are interested in a variety of career fields, including: computer science, medicine (hospitals), law, engineering, hospitality, marketing, business, communications, non-profits and much more.
If you, your company or your organization is interested in providing an internship opportunity for the Earl Woods Scholarship Program, please review the general internship requirements.
Approximate months: May-August (exact dates determined by each scholar's corresponding school schedule)
Total commitment length: Minimum of four weeks / Maximum of eight weeks
Hourly commitment per week: 30-40 hours per work week
Minimum pay: Competitive stipend or hourly rate
Please complete the form below if you or someone you know is interested in providing an internship opportunity to an Earl Woods Scholar.
Our scholars are interested in a variety of career fields, including: computer science, medicine (hospitals), law, engineering, hospitality, marketing, business, communications and non-profits. Additionally, our scholars have interned with prestigious organizations such as: Chevron, Children and Families Commission of OC, City of Anaheim, DC Council's Office, Environment Protection Agency, Lazy Dog Café, Northwestern Mutual, Office of State Superintendent of Education, DC, Theodora Oringher Miller & Richman PC, Tiger Woods Foundation, Tiger Woods Learning Center, Townsend Public Affairs, UCI Child Development Center and USC Interaction Research Lab.
"I am working in the Interaction Lab, a robotics lab in USC that focuses on human-robot interaction. Interaction Lab works in conjunction with Willow Garage, a robotics company based in Silicon Valley. Willow Garage recently donated a very advanced robot called PR2 and I will be modeling a 3-D human figure that will be used to simulate PR2's interaction with humans. For the past week, I've been teaching myself how to program in C++ and learn to use their robotics platform (ROS).
Everyone is so nice at USC. I'm happy that I get to share my ideas freely and have discussions with other graduate students. I feel very lucky I am in this position.
With that said, I realize that there's so much I need to learn and just interacting with super-star grad-students and undergrads motivates me to strive for bettering myself every day. I hope to use osmosis to my advantage and soak up all the knowledge I can while I'm here. Thank you for encouraging me to keep searching for internship and research positions for this summer."
— Yeon Jin (Grace) Lee, UC Berkeley '12
"My best internship experience was with the Tiger Woods Learning Center. I learned so much from teachers, staff, students, and from my fellow scholars. Although working at the Learning Center definitely contributed to my professional development, what I value most from this experience were the communities that we built.
With the students, I gained a better understanding of students' educational needs beyond the traditional classroom setting. Since most students come from schools in the Anaheim area that don't have too many resources for supplemental after-school programs, classes at the Learning Center helped them explore subject areas that they might not have been exposed to.
With my fellow scholars, I built a support system that I rely on to this day. Even if it's just as simple as telling each other how we're doing in school, or grabbing lunch whenever we're all back home in Southern California, being able to connect with my fellow scholars was a huge part of why my internship with the TWLC was such a memorable one."
— Bianca Angeles, UC Berkeley '11