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

Find your internship

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.

Family Support Center

www.fscss.org

Location:
201 Capitol Way
Olympia, WA 98501

Description: 
The Family Support Center of South Sound is a nonprofit 501c3 multi-service agency located in downtown Olympia, Washington, founded in 1992 to provide families with coordinated supportive services in one centralized location with the mission, “Working Together to Strengthen All Families”.

The Family Support Center seeks to build strong, healthy, safe, and hopeful families through six collaborative programs and multiple services, utilizing a “one-stop-shop” model. The Family Support Center diligently works to end family homelessness, poverty, and family violence through programs and services.

Greater Lakes Mental Healthcare

www.glmhc.org

Location:
9330 59th Ave SW
Lakewood, WA 98499

Description:
Greater Lakes strives to align our facilities, programs, staffing and behavior with our values. We maintain high expectations for ourselves and hold ourselves accountable to each other and those we serve.

At Greater Lakes, we believe that everyone has the potential to recover from mental illness and to realize their hopes and dreams. We are committed to the principles of recovery and trauma informed care and provide evidence-based treatments which include counseling, case-management, peer support and medication. Our organizational and clinical philosophy are based on respect, client choice and empowerment, which inspires hope and provides the best environment for recovery.

GRuB

www.goodgrub.org

Location:
2016 Elliott Ave NW
Olympia, WA 98502

Description:
GRuB grows health food, people, and community. With roots in the land, we create opportunities for people to learn, lead, & thrive. We envision an equitable world where we are all nourished by health relations, resilient community, and good food.

Hands On Children’s Museum

www.hocm.org

Location:
414 Jefferson St.
Olympia, WA 98501

Description:
The Hands On Children’s Museum stimulates curiosity, creativity and learning through fun, interactive exhibits and programs for children, families and school groups. The museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

At Hands On, we believe that all children deserve respect and the opportunity to learn. Our extensive Free & Reduced Admissions Programs serve about 100,077 visitors a year with free or reduced programs.

We also believe that families are important as children’s first teachers and as their partners in learning. We provide free parenting programs and support groups for parents, extended families and caregivers. Our programs and participatory exhibits are designed specifically to encourage interaction and inquiry, as well as participation from the entire family.

Harlequin Productions

www.harlequinproductions.org

Location:
202 4th Ave E
Olympia, WA 98501

Description:
Harlequin Productions is a professional, non-profit theater company in downtown Olympia. We provide a year-round, eclectic season of seven productions including two to three musicals each season. We offer intern opportunities in the production department, set building & painting, fund development and administration.

KOKUA

kokuaservices.com

Location:
1226 Carpenter Road SE Suite B-2
Lacey, WA 98503

Description:
Kokua is a non-profit, residential support agency that serves adults with disabilities. In 2015, we celebrated our 25th year of providing Supported Living Services in the Thurston County area. Kokua supports, encourages and empowers our clients, and we advocate and work toward true community inclusion. We strive to be a positive community partner and to be a welcoming, compassionate community organization that provides information, support and services to individuals with disabilities and their families.

Legislative Internship Program

leg.wa.gov

Location:
Olympia, WA

Description:
Every year, the Washington State Legislative Intern Program brings over 70 college students to Olympia for a one-of-a-kind educational and professional opportunity.  During the internship, which takes place in winter quarter or spring semester, interns work for members of the Washington State House of Representatives or Senate while earning academic credit from their schools. Interns work alongside legislative staff to learn first-hand about public policy, build real-world professional skills, and serve the citizens of Washington State.

Interns are placed with legislators' offices and work in Olympia as full-time staff while the Legislature is in session (January through March or April every year). In addition to their office work, interns take part in a hands-on academic program including training in legislative ethics, writing and research, a budget exercise, mock committee hearings and floor debate, and a job shadow at a state agency. Interns also participate in seminars and workshops with state officials, policymakers, journalists, and lobbyists, offering networking opportunities and a global view of the political process.

LOTT

lottcleanwater.org

Location:
500 Adams Street NE
Olympia, WA 98501

Description:
LOTT provides wastewater management services for the urban area of north Thurston County, Washington. This includes wastewater treatment and production of Class A Reclaimed Water. LOTT is a non-profit corporation, formed by four government partners – Lacey, Olympia, Tumwater, and Thurston County.

MC Squared, Inc.

www.mc2-inc.com

Location:
1235 4th Ave E, Suite 101
Olympia, WA 98506

Description:
We are an engineering firm specializing in residential and commercial structural, foundation, and civil engineering designs and projects. We manage every project from the idea phase to the construction phase. Our experienced engineers and support staff take their work seriously and are passionate about what they do. Our firm has served Olympia, Washington, since 1982.

McKinstry

www.mckinstry.com/careers/internships

Location:
Olympia, WA

Description:
McKinstry’s B.L.U.E. (Build, Learn, Understand, Enrich) program strives to engage the best and brightest students and provide them with a meaningful internship experience. We’ve purposefully designed our internships to authentically reflect the McKinstry experience. We have a hands-on approach structured to build a foundation of industry knowledge. Meanwhile, we facilitate personal and professional growth through collaboration, exploration and mentorship. At McKinstry, we believe that together, we can build a thriving planet.

Our internship program connects interns with mentors, work teams, and their fellow interns through a paid, full-time, 12-week experience. Interns participate in a number of “lunch-and-learn” sessions focusing on McKinstry’s different offerings and the construction industry as a whole. Additional opportunities—including site visits, networking events, resume critiques and mock interviews—create a well-rounded experience aimed to enrich.

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