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Open Internships
Students are strongly encouraged to check with an academic advisor find out how an internship can fit with their graduation plan.
Pack Forest Summer Internships (Stipend paid Forest Resource Internship; opened until filled - start date June 15th)
Amara Emergency Sanctuary (Foster Care)
Archway Consulting Group Social Media Internship
Archway Consulting Group Graphic Design Internship
Association Management Inc. (Event Planning and Marketing)
BCRA (marketing)
Beyond Benign (Educational Green Chemistry nonprofit; communications, marketing)
Bloodworks Northwest (Biomedical lab, medical research, transfusion medicine) Position expired; check back for new internships.
Boys & Girls Club of South Puget Sound (Tutoring or teaching K-12 students, leading activities. Volunteer positions can be done as internship.)
Brian Halquist Productions (PR, Marketing, Soicial Networking, and Research)
Buffalo Soldiers Museum (Historical research and writing educational text for K-12 students)
Buffalo Soldiers Museum (Nonprofit Management; grant writing)
The Center for Psychological Research (College-aged autism spectrum clients)
Children's Museum of Tacoma (Grant writing, event planning, fundraising)
City of Kent Communications Intern (Paid internship; social media, writing, outreach.)
City of Olympia Stormwater GIS (Paid internship; apply by May 7th to be considered in first round of interviews. Intern will work with the Senior Stormwater Specialist.)
Community Alliance For Global Justice (food justice, event coordination, publicity, social media, fundraising)
Lehrer-Lucien Commons for Civic Engagement (Pacific Northwest Historical Research)
Congressman Denny Heck (Public Relations, Administrative)
Destiny City Film Festival (social media, maketing, outreach, events, screening films)
Earth Economics (GIS internship)
Earth Economics (Environmental research, public health)
Earth Economics (Communications, public relations)

El Centro de la Raza (Community Outreach programs)

Explorer Media (Travel magazine writing and editing)
Farmer's Insurance - The Wright Agency (social media, event planning)
Feast Arts Center (Youth and adult art classes)
Global Health Leadership (public health)
HACU National Internship Program (Hispanic Assoc. of Colleges & Univerisities; various internships, students may apply regardless of ethnicity, see web page for application deadlines)
Institute for Policy Studies Next Leaders (public health)
LEGO Robotics (Teaching Lego Robotics class to intermediate school students)
Tacoma Rescue Mission (Nonprofit Management)
NOAA (Environmental research and field projects)
Center for Disease Control (Healthcare research/lab)
Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA: Federal agency. Healthcare research/lab)
JBLM Fish & Wildlife (Various environmental projects)
King County (Various internships; environmental, public relations, finance, etc.)
LeMay-America's Car Museum (Public Education)
LeMay Collections (Historical collections, public education, community engagement, marketing)
Liberty Mutual (Actuarial)
Merit Harbor Capital (Create marketing literature, measure marketing metrics)
Metro Parks Internships (Various internships; environmental, public relations, parks and recreation, etc. Includes Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium internships)
Harbor History Museum (Marketing, Collections, Programming, Museum Administration)
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (Must be proficient in a second language; Spanish preferred)
Northwest Trek Wildlife Park (Biology internships)
Olympia Downtown Alliance (design, promotion, economic vitality, and vibrance)
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (Summer 2019 Chem-bio threat reduction in Richland, WA)
Pacific Northwest Salmon Center (K-12 education, & Environmental: Chum, Steelhead, Stream, and Farm)
Pierce County Internships (Various: Public Relations, Administrative, Environmental)
Pierce County Juvenile Court (Various programs serving at-risk youth)
Play Your Part (Development, grant writing, marketing for Seattle theatrical nonprofit)
Rainbow Center (Event planning)
Rebuilding Hope; The Sexual Assault Center of Pierce County (Advocacy and Administrative)
St. Vincent de Paul  PAID INTERNSHIP (Non-profit administrative support/development)
South Sound Magazine (Writing, design, editorial)
Tacoma Community House (Spanish-English Bilingual Immigration Services)
Tacoma Dome (Public relations & events)
Tacoma Historical Society (History, collection maintenance, museum docent)
Tacoma Tool Library (sustainability, program development)
Taryn Fagerness Agency (publishing agency; assessing manuscripts, writing pitch materials, working with clients and agents)

Treehouse For Kids (foster care; tutoring K-12 students, food and clothing services, general social services)

UW Tacoma Storytelling Project (Writing, photography, designing advertising materials)
Woodstock Media Group (Marketing research, Video, Visual Signage)
Environmental Science students: Join the Environmental Science Listserv for more opportunities!

Nathan Patrick in front of the Harbor History Museum

About School of IAS Internships

An academic internship is one of the most rewarding things you can do while you are a UW Tacoma student. Internships develop your problem-solving skills, sense of responsibility and initiative — traits valued by employers and graduate schools.

Before you commit to an internship, ask yourself:

  • Why do I want to do an internship?
  • What is my area of interest?
  • How does the internship relate to my degree program?
  • What do I want to learn from an internship?
  • How much time can I commit to an internship?
PLAN AHEAD: Plan your internship at least one quarter before you expect to register for it. Start planning at the BEGINNING of the quarter — not at the end. Many internship applications have deadlines — especially internships with government agencies and large corporations.
Need more information about internships? Email the Internship Program Manager Julie Miller: or schedule a meeting with our Internship  Program  Manager
For help with PPPA internships please contact Dr. Katie Baird

REGISTRATION TIMELINE: Your internship learning agreement must be submitted by the 8th day of the quarter to receive an entry code from the SIAS office. Visit the SIAS Entry Code page for more information.

Please refer to the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences Internship Program Guidebook for complete internship procedures and policies.

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