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SIAS internships

Open Internships
Students are strongly encouraged to check with an academic advisor find out how an internship can fit with their graduation plan.
Amara Emergency Sanctuary  ( PSYCH, EGLS, BIOMD, ED minor; Foster Care)
Association Management Inc. (COMM; Event Planning and Marketing)
BCRA (COMM; marketing)
Beyond Benign (COMM; Educational Green Chemistry nonprofit; communications, marketing)
Bloodworks Northwest (BIOMD; Biomedical lab, medical research, transfusion medicine) Position expired; check back for new internships.
Boys & Girls Club of South Puget Sound (Any major can apply; Tutoring or teaching K-12 students, leading activities. Volunteer positions can be done as internship.)
Brian Halquist Productions (COMM; Public Relations, Marketing, Soicial Networking, and Research)
Buffalo Soldiers Museum (HIST, AMER STUDIES; Historical research and writing educational text for K-12 students)
Buffalo Soldiers Museum (Nonprofit Management Minor; grant writing)
Catherine Place (COMM; Plan and design multi-platform messaging, social media, marketing)
Center for Disease Control (BIOMD; Healthcare research/lab)
The Center for Psychological Research (PSYCH, BIOMD; College-aged autism spectrum clients)
City of Kent Communications Intern (COMM; Paid internship; social media, writing, outreach.)
Community Alliance For Global Justice (Any major can apply; food justice, event coordination, publicity, social media, fundraising)
Congressman Denny Heck (PPE, Law & Policy, HIST, AMER STUDIES, AMC, EGLS; Public Relations, Administrative)
Earth Economics (BIOMD, ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES & SUSTAINABILITY; Environmental research, public health)
Earth Economics (COMM; Communications, public relations)

El Centro de la Raza (SPANISH LANGUAGES; Community Outreach programs)

Explorer Media (COMM, Writing Studies; Travel magazine writing and editing)
Farmer's Insurance - The Wright Agency (COMM; social media, event planning)
Foss Waterway Seaport (ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES & SUSTAINABILITY Marine Bilology partnership with Tacoma Public Schools - this is a paid opportunity)
Global Health Leadership (BIOMD; public health)
HACU National Internship Program (SPANISH LANGUAGES; Hispanic Assoc. of Colleges & Univerisities; various internships, students may apply regardless of ethnicity, see web page for application deadlines)
Harbor History Museum (COMM; Nonprofit Minor; Marketing, Collections, Programming, Museum Administration)
Health Resources & Services Administration (BIOMED; HRSA: Federal agency. Healthcare research/lab)
Institute for Policy Studies Next Leaders (BIOMD; public health)
JBLM Fish & Wildlife (ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES & SUSTAINABILITY; Various environmental projects)
Joshua Collins for Congress (Any major can apply)
King County (Any major can apply; Various internships; environmental, public relations, finance, etc.)
LeMay-America's Car Museum (HIST, AMER STUIDES, AMC, Ed minor; Public Education)
LeMay Collections (HIST, AMER STUDIES, ED minor, COMM, AMC; Historical collections, public education, community engagement, marketing)
Liberty Mutual (MATH; Actuarial)
Meaningful Movies Project (COMM; Social media)
Merit Harbor Capital (COMM; Create marketing literature, measure marketing metrics)
Metro Parks Internships (Any major can apply; Various internships; environmental, public relations, parks and recreation, etc. Includes Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium internships)
NOAA (ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES & SUSTAINABILITY; Environmental research and field projects)
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (SPANISH LANGUAGES; Must be proficient in a second language; Spanish preferred)
Northwest Trek Wildlife Park (ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES & SUSTAINABILITY; Biology internships)
Pacific Northwest Salmon Center (ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES & SUSTAINABILTIY; K-12 education, & Environmental: Chum, Steelhead, Stream, and Farm)
Pierce County Internships (Any major can apply; Various: Public Relations, Administrative, Environmental)
Pierce County Juvenile Court (PSYCH, EGLS, ED Minor; Various programs serving at-risk youth)
Play Your Part (COMM; Development, grant writing, marketing for Seattle theatrical nonprofit)
Rebecca Parson for Congress (Any major can apply; Writing, volunteer recruitment, fundraising)
Rebuilding Hope; The Sexual Assault Center of Pierce County (PSYCH, EGLS; Advocacy and Administrative)
St. Vincent de Paul  PAID INTERNSHIP (Non-profit Minor; administrative support/development)
South Sound Magazine (COMM, Writing Studies; Writing, design, editorial)
Tacoma Community House (SPANISH LANGUAGES, EGLS; Spanish-English Bilingual Immigration Services)
Tacoma Dome (COMM; Public relations & events)
Tacoma Historical Society (HIST; History, collection maintenance, museum docent)
Tacoma Rescue Mission (Nonprofit Management Minor)

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

Villacorta Law Interpreter Translator (SPANISH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE; interpreting and translating legal documents for clients)
Woodstock Media Group (COMM; 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 an advisor at or schedule a meeting with a Internship  Program  Manager
For help with PPPA internships please contact Dr. Katie Baird

REGISTRATION TIMELINE: Your internship learning agreement must be submitted by the 10th day of the quarter to receive an entry code from the SIAS office. Forms must be submitted to WCG 424; the office is open Monday through Friday from 9am until 5pm. 

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

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