The Los Angeles Sparks’ Lead With Light program is geared towards providing professional development through internship and mentorship opportunities to local high schoolers, college-aged individuals, and graduate students.
Since 2014, more than 100 college and graduate students have interned in the Sparks’ offices, learning and developing new skills in our different departments, such as Community Relations, Marketing, Sales, Ticketing, Game Operations and Entertainment, Communications, and Corporate Sponsorship. They have gone on to receive full-time employment with the Los Angeles Sparks or have found employment within other professional sports leagues.
Since 2016, the Sparks have paired 20 different high school students with members of the Sparks Front Office, as well as leaders of the Los Angeles business community, for a full day of job shadowing and mentorship. By exposing students to professional work environments, we can spark their interest in new passions and new careers.