Los Angeles Refinery
Summer Youth Program


This seven-week program is designed to develop our community’s youth by providing them with the opportunity to discover future potential careers, setting real life work expectations, and building a strong foundation for employability in a competitive environment.


This unique program offers classroom training on fundamental life and interpersonal skills, as well as various aspects of the refinery including operations and safety. The program also provides hands-on experience working with refinery and business unit mentors.

Program Dates & Work Hours

June 17 through August 1, 2024

Monday – Thursday: 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Friday: 7:00 AM – 2:30 PM

You must be able to work the entire
7 weeks and the hours listed above.


Program Details

Application deadline

Applications & essays may be submitted via this web page (preferred) or at the designated location at your school by Friday, April 12th, 2024.

Pay Rate

$18.50 per hour


  • Must be 17 to 19 years old at the beginning of the program (June 17th, 2024)
  • Must be a Junior or Senior in High School
  • Must be currently enrolled at one of the following schools:

Former Summer Youth and family members of Marathon employees are not eligible.


Candidates may be accepted into the program after successful completion of the following steps:

  1. Submit an Application and Essay by April 12th
    (See application for documents required and essay details)
  2. Schedule and attend interview by April 15th
    (Selected applicants Interview period: April 25th- 27th)
  3. Medical Screening by May 24th
    (Includes drug & alcohol testing)

Application Instructions


Download and save the Application form

For online submissions, name the file as follows:
Last Name – First Name – Middle Initial – School
Example: Rodriguez-Monica-L-Cabrillo.pdf


Complete your Application & Essay 

You may type your responses or complete the form by hand. If you choose to fill out the application by hand, please scan and upload the completed form for submission.

Applications MUST include both your signature and essay for consideration.


Submit your Application

You can submit your Application and Essay using the button below or drop them off at your school’s designated location.

Applications will be accepted from February 13th through April 12th.

Important Dates

Dates are subject to change

Tue 2/13LAR Enroll Website Goes Live - Application Acceptance Period
Fri 4/12Application Deadline
Mon 4/15Schedule Interview Deadline
Thu 4/25 to Sat 4/27In person Interviews at Marathon Refinery
Fri 5/3Notifications sent out
Fri 5/24Background and Medical Screening Deadline
Sat 6/1PPE Day - Saturday Morning Orientation
Mon 6/17 to Thu 8/1
Program Dates
Thu 8/1
Graduation - Thursday Evening

Important Notes