INTEX Fellowship

With the generous support of Whittier alumnus Tien Zee ‘61, Whittier College has established the INTEX Fellowship for students to intern at the INTEX call center in Long Beach, CA for 10 weeks, from June through early August.

Rising sophomores, juniors and seniors in any major are eligible to apply. INTEX has been awarded Walmart's Vendor of the Year Award, and, thus, this fellowship offers students a unique opportunity to work at and study a major player in the global marketplace. After a week of training, fellows will primarily work at the INTEX call center responding to in-bound customer service calls on the night shift during a five-day work week, and may be assigned to departments to work on pre-designated projects in order to enhance their learning about international business. . 

Eligibility Criteria

  • Current first-year, sophomore, or junior standing
  • Open to students of any major or academic program

Selection Criteria

  • Demonstrate academic ability and a highly motivated and disciplined work ethic.
  • Evidence of cultural adaptability and flexibility.
  • Excellent English communication skills
  • Teamwork and or customer service experience 
  • A desire to learn about business practices.
  • Semi-finalists will be interviewed by INTEX managers, who will select the fellows.

Program Benefits

  • A stipend of $5,000.00 (delivered in three releases) 
  • Upon completion of the fellowship, a $1,500.00 educational stipend will be issued to be applied towards tuition or undergraduate loan repayment.

Applying to the Program

The application is due on the first Friday of March. 

Use this guide to help you gather your application documents. Request these items no later than two weeks prior to the deadline.

Requirements are:

  • Resume
  • Unofficial academic transcripts (a PDF of your DegreeWorks)
  • Current semester Course Progress Report, for each 3-4 credit course you are enrolled in.
  • Student Contract
  • A 300 word essay explaining your career interests. 
  • A 500 word essay: 
    • Explain your interest in the fellowship to help the committee understand why you are applying to this fellowship.
    • How will you benefit from the fellowship both personally and professionally?
    • What personal qualities (skills, attributes, and/or abilities) do you possess that will ensure a successful fellowship experience?
  • Emails of two faculty references.
  • Selected semi-finalists may be interviewed. 

Access the Application

INTEX Fellowship Advisors

Professor Sylvia Vetrone
svetrone@whittier.edu

Past Fellows

Davis Haley '21
Oscar Aliaga '21
Audrey Armienta '21
Craig Rogers '20
Isabela Vargas '21