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.

Nature Nurtures Farm

www.naturenurturesfarm.org/internships

Location:
Olympia, WA

Description:
Our internships are hands-on learning opportunities for college and graduate students to develop skills in experiential, nature-based programs working with animals and children. Interns are invited to work alongside and under the supervision of experienced staff to provide meaningful educational activities and hands-on care for animals. Interns are fully immersed in our programing, gaining valuable hands-on experience for their future careers. Whether they are caring for animals on the farm, working with early childhood students, or supporting community youth, interns bring new energy to all of our programs and are valued members of our farm community.

Nisqually Land Trust

nisquallylandtrust.org

Location:
100 Brown Farm Road NE
Olympia, WA 98516

Description:
The Nisqually Land Trust is an environmental non-profit organization that works to acquire and manage critical lands to permanently benefit the water, wildlife, and people of the Nisqually River Watershed. The Land Trust is seeking students in the natural sciences or related fields for internships and volunteer opportunities in habitat restoration, land management, and non-profit administration.

Nisqually Reach Nature Center

nisquallyestuary.org

Location:
4949 D Milluhr Rd NE
Olympia, WA 98516

Description:
To promote understanding, appreciation, and conservation of the Nisqually Estuary through education, interpretation, and citizen science.

North Thurston School District

www.nthurston.k12.wa.us/ntps

Location:
305 College Street NE
Lacey, WA 98516

Description:
Welcome to North Thurston Public Schools! We began in 1953 as a small rural district and have continued to grow - currently the 23rd largest district in the State of Washington! Our student population is the most ethnically diverse in the South Sound and covers 74 square miles serving Lacey and northeast Thurston County.

Office of Congressman Denny Heck

dennyheck.house.gov

Location:
420 College Street SE, Suite 3000
Lacey, WA 98503

Description:
The Office of Congressman Heck serves the residents of the 10th Congressional District of Washington. The 10th Congressional District contains most of Pierce County, nearly all of Thurston County and a portion of Mason County. An internship in Congressman Heck's District Office provides a great opportunity for students to learn first-hand how our government works. Interns learn about the legislative process, as well as the operations of a Congressional office. Internship opportunities are offered throughout the fall, winter, spring and summer.

Office of the Washington State Auditor

www.sao.wa.gov

Location:
3200 Sunset Way
Olympia, WA 98504

Description:
The State Auditor's Office is established in the state's Constitution as part of the executive branch of state government. Washington voters elect the State Auditor to four-year terms. As an agency led by an elected official, we have the independence to perform audits and investigations objectively. Our audits are designed to comply with professional standards and to satisfy the requirements of federal, state and local laws.

Olympia School District

osd.wednet.edu

Location:
1113 Legion Way SE
Olympia, WA 98501

Description:
The Olympia School District provides diverse and challenging learning opportunities for nearly 10,000 students with a staff of administrators, teachers and support personnel totaling more than 1,300. Our major focus is for continuous and maximized academic achievement of all students. We take a holistic approach to educational excellence, with strong programs in International Baccalaureate (IB) and Advanced Placement (AP), fine arts, technology, basic education and athletics. We provide exceptional opportunities for students in Special Education, alternative education, gifted education and Career and Technical education.

Parametrix

www.parametrix.com

Location:
Various

Description:
Parametrix helps our clients deliver some of their most significant projects. Whether it’s improving our region’s infrastructure, restoring natural habitat, or designing a vision for the future, people depend on us for innovative ideas — engineering, planning, and environmental solutions that make a positive, lasting difference.

Pizza Klatch

www.pizzaklatch.org

Location:
4305 Lacey Blvd. SE
Lacey, WA 98503

Description:
Pizza Klatch provides support for LGBTQ+ youth in Thurston County Washington.  Between 200-300 youth attend these groups each week, finding trained facilitators and support from their peers as well.

Our youth participants, who are LGBTQ+ and their allies, represent intersectionality across a range of ethnicity, economic class, skin color, religious beliefs and abilities.  We strive to support them in becoming resilient, self-advocating, happy and healthy. Pizza Klatch allows at-risk youth to form a sense of and connection to community within schools, enhancing well-being of LGBTQ, Two Spirit and allied youth. Participation in Pizza Klatch helps student share healthy coping skills, build confidence and connect to community resources.

Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice

rachelcorriefoundation.org

Location:
203 E 4th Ave, Suite 402
Olympia, WA 98501

Description:
The Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice was founded in April of 2003 and is located downtown Olympia. It was founded by members of the Corrie family and community members after 23-year-old Rachel Corrie a peace activist from Olympia, WA was crushed to death by an Israeli bulldozer on March 16 while undertaking nonviolent direct action to protect the home of a Palestinian family from demolition. The foundation is inspired by Rachel's passion and supports grassroots efforts for peace and justice. The Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice area of focus is Palestine.

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