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.

Legislative Internship Program: House of Representatives

Name of business: Washington State House of Representatives

Location: Olympia, WA

Description: Policy interns spend winter quarter or spring semester working in Olympia as staff for
members of the Washington State House of Representatives or Senate. In addition to their
office work, interns participate in weekly academic seminars and workshops. The seminars
include meeting with state officials, as well as panel discussions. In the workshops, interns
take part in a budget exercise, mock hearing, and mock floor debate. They learn
parliamentary procedure and how to write for the Legislature. Additionally, interns have the
opportunity to shadow an elected official or administrator of a state agency and learn about
his/her job.

Internal Contacts: 

Dr. Aaron Goings
Old Main 319
agoings@stmartin.edu
360-438-4406

External Contact: 

Paula Rehwaldt
House Civic Education & Intern Coordinator
360-786-7993
Paula.Rehwaldt@leg.wa.gov

Legislative Internship Program: Washington State Senate

Name of business: Washington State Senate

Location: Olympia, WA

Description: Policy interns spend winter quarter or spring semester working in Olympia as staff for
members of the Washington State House of Representatives or Senate. In addition to their
office work, interns participate in weekly academic seminars and workshops. The seminars
include meeting with state officials, as well as panel discussions. In the workshops, interns
take part in a budget exercise, mock hearing, and mock floor debate. They learn
parliamentary procedure and how to write for the Legislature. Additionally, interns have the
opportunity to shadow an elected official or administrator of a state agency and learn about
his/her job.

Internal Contacts: 

Dr. Aaron Goings
Old Main 319
agoings@stmartin.edu
360-438-4406

External Contact: 

Emily McCartan
Senate Civic Education & Intern Coordinator
360-786-7016
Emily.McCartan@leg.wa.gov

Main Campus Application For Teacher Internship

Deadline: For Fall Semester: February 15, For Spring Semester 15

Description: The Internship is a full-time, 16-week, required component of teacher preparation. It is also a collaborative effort between the University Supervisor, the Mentor Teacher and the Teacher Intern. Each team member is responsible to ensure that this practical, classroom experience is done in a safe and productive manner. Furthermore, it is the responsibility of the University Supervisor and the Mentor Teacher to support and evaluate the Teacher Intern, and it is the responsibility of the Teacher Intern to willingly acknowledge their expertise and accept suggestions.

Master of Arts Counseling Internship

Description:

Needed for completion of degree.

Internal Contact:

mac@stmartin.edu

S.T.A.R. Internship

Description: The internship for Alternative Route teacher candidates is divided over two semesters. The first semester is practicum; the second semester is internship.

School of Business internship program

Saint Martin’s University School of Business has established an outstanding and distinct internship program designed to help students get the most out of their undergraduate degree. In today’s competitive job market having real world experience can change a otherwise decent applicant into and outstanding one. Business administration and accounting students are encouraged to participate in an internship during their junior and/or senior year.

Examples of internship companies:

Boeing
Office Depot
Prudential
Port of Olympia
Twin Star Credit Union
Washing State Auditors Office
Weyerhaeuser

SMU Psychology Department’s Internship Program

Name of business: Saint Martin's University

Location: 

5000 Abbey Way SE
Lacey, WA 98503

Description:

Psychology Internship Information
Internship Approval Procedure—Psychology
Saint Martin’s University PSY 390/490: Internship in Psychology Sample Syllabus
INTERNSHIP HANDBOOK

Internal Contact:

Dr. Michael Butler
OM 301
mbutler@stmartin.edu
360-438-4355

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