Weather / Clothing
The Oakwood Apartments and the LA Center are located in the San Fernando Valley and have a desert climate. Despite its desert climate, most of Los Angeles is protected from extreme temperatures and humidity by the mountain ranges to its north and east.
August and September are the hottest months; January and February the coolest and wettest. Offshore breezes keep the beach communities cooler in summer and warmer in winter than those farther inland, particularly the San Fernando Valley, which is the hottest area in summer and the coldest in winter.
During the "winter" months, it can be rainy and cool (particularly at night), and during the summer it can be very hot, with highs in the 100's! The average LA temperature is around 70°F while winter temperatures around 55°F are not uncommon. While the weather is usually pleasant and sunny, at certain times of the year it can be unpredictable.
Be prepared for anything (except for snow—you shouldn't need to worry about that!)
Since you will be spending many hours at your internship site, you should be prepared to dress more professionally than you might be accustomed to as a student. Some intern sites are very business-like and some are more informal. You will eventually need to adapt to the environment you find yourself in. Do not, however, arrive for your first day at work in an old pair of jeans!
Since you will spend many hours at your internship site, you should be prepared to dress more professionally than you might be accustomed to as a student.