Internships play a crucial role in student professional development. They provide real-world, hands-on experience and the opportunity to network and learn from working professionals.

Why intern?

Whether paid or unpaid, for credit or not, internships help you build your resume, master time and resource management, assimilate the skills you develop in the classroom and — in some cases — lead to employment.

Make sure to check Handshake for open internships! If you need help in your internship search, please contact Alyssa Nastasi, Assistant Director and Internship Coordinator in the Career Center at anastasi@stmartin.edu or 360-923-8791.

Download the 2019-2020 Student Internship Guide

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Important: No matter your major, you may apply for any internship as long as you meet the organization’s qualifications. The search filter is here to help you discover internships that may be a good fit for you. If you aren't able to find an internship with the search feature, please consider the full list of available opportunities.

96.9 KAYO & 95.3 KGY

www.kayofm.com
www.kgyfm.com

Location:
1700 Martin Drive NE
Olympia, WA 98501

Description:
96.9 KAYO (country) & 95.3 KGY (classic hits) are two local radio stations with studio/office located in downtown Olympia.

Behavioral Health Resources

bhr.e3applicants.com

Location(s):

Adults
3857 Martin Way E
Olympia WA 98506

Children
3855 Martin Way E
Olympia, WA 98506

Description: 
At BHR, our clients use their resilience to focus on their strengths and their ability to live a recovering lifestyle. We are always inspired and taught by their courage and their grace. Through their example, we know that hard work can result in a healthier and happier life in the community. We feel privileged to help our clients reach their optimum mental health and recovery from chemical dependency. As the South Puget Sound’s largest and oldest provider of mental health and substance use disorder services, we are committed to providing the highest quality of care possible.

Big Brothers and Big Sisters

www.swwabigs.org

Location: 
1802 Black Lake Blvd SW #102
Olympia, WA 98512

Description: 
It’s our vision that every child in our community realize their fullest potential. Together we can make that happen. Your investment in our community, especially in ways that give kids a safer place to grow up, makes a BIG difference and that’s a BIG deal!

Cascadia Research Collective

www.cascadiaresearch.org

Location:
218 1/2 4th Ave W
Olympia, WA 98501

Description:
Cascadia Research, a non-profit Washington State corporation, has conducted scientific research and education for the past 39 years. Since incorporation in 1979, Cascadia Research has received grants and contracts, primarily from government agencies, to pursue research in a variety of areas. Most of this research has been in the fields of marine mammal and bird biology, animal behavior, ecology, and pollution ecology. Members of Cascadia Research put a premium on publication of research results in the scientific literature and thus research is conducted and reported with an emphasis on high quality as well as timely completion. Cascadia also makes educational presentations to a variety of audiences from technical talks to scientists to presentations to elementary school children. Based out of offices in downtown Olympia, Cascadia has conducted field research in the Canadian Arctic, Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, California, Hawai'i, Mexico, and the waters off Central America.

Catholic Community Services

ccsww.org

Location:
1323 South Yakima Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98498

Description:
Rooted in Catholic Social Teaching and the Gospel imperative, Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services are outreaches of the Catholic Church in Western Washington, under the leadership of the Archbishop of Seattle and the Boards of Trustees. CCS and CHS answer the Gospel call to loving and compassionate service with particular concern for the sanctity of human life from conception to natural death and the dignity of the human person. Our employees and volunteers come from many faith traditions to serve and support poor and vulnerable people through the provision of quality, integrated services and housing. Our focus is on those individuals, children, families, and communities struggling with poverty and the effects of intolerance and racism. We actively join with others to work for justice.

City of Lacey

www.ci.lacey.wa.us

Location:
420 College Street SE
Lacey, WA 98503

Description:
The City of Lacey employs a diverse workforce, charged with the privilege of supporting the citizens of Lacey through a multitude of acts aimed at improving the infrastructure and quality of life of all residents.

Crime Victim Advocacy Network

www.cvan11.org

Location:
Olympia, WA

Description:
Victims of crime need a variety of support systems to help them deal with the physical, emotional, financial and legal consequences of their victimization. Advocacy is the process of actively supporting, and/or acting on behalf of oneself, another person or a cause. Advocacy can be action taken to assure the best possible services for or intervention in the service system on behalf of an individual.

At CVAN, our advocates are available to assist victims within multiple systems and to provide support, encouragement, information, resources and referrals to crime victims and their significant others.

Crisis Clinic of Thurston and Mason Counties

www.crisis-clinic.org

Location:
Olympia, WA

Description:
The Crisis Clinic has provided 24/7 continuous support to our callers for 45+ years. The support is provided by Phone Line Volunteers after they have received 60 plus hours of intensive training which includes a full weekend followed by six-four hour shifts of additional phone training. Volunteers are placed with experienced Volunteers who work with them side by side. They are also supervised by staff.

We strive to empower people, especially those in crisis, through telephone intervention, and information and referral, every hour of the year.

We strengthen the community by training Clinic volunteers and educating community groups in crisis intervention skills.

Department of Ecology

ecology.wa.gov

Location:
300 Desmond Dr. SE
Lacey, WA 98503

Description:
Protecting Washington State's environment for current and future generations is what we do every day at Ecology. We are a culture that is invested in making a difference. If you want to join a team that is highly effective, collaborative, has leadership that embraces the value of people, and believes in the fun factor, Ecology is a good fit.

As an agency, our mission is to protect, preserve and enhance Washington's environment for current and future generations. We invest in our employees to create and sustain a working environment that encourages creative leadership, effective resource management, teamwork, professionalism and accountability.

Department of Natural Resources

www.dnr.wa.gov/internships

Location:
Olympia, WA

Description:
Think DNR is only about fires and forestry?  Think again. Seismology, Silviculture, Entomology, Aquaculture, Hydrology.  What do these diverse disciplines have in common? These are just a few of the professionals that DNR hires. In fact, we offer some of the most diverse career opportunities in state government.  While the majority of our jobs are professional positions with a natural science focus, we also recruit candidates in many other fields – fields like, engineering, natural resource policy, financial management, business, and communications, just to name a few.

If you are interested in learning firsthand how a fast-paced agency like DNR conducts business on behalf of the citizens of Washington State, an internship with us is a great way to get started.

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