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.

SafePlace

www.safeplaceolympia.org

Location:
521 Legion Way SE
Olympia, WA 98501

Description:
SafePlace works for societal change to prevent sexual and domestic violence while offering crisis intervention, education, and long-term advocacy services.

SafePlace was formed in October 1981, by the merger of Rape Relief and the Women’s Shelter Services, two programs operated by the YWCA since 1973 and 1976, respectively. Since our inception, we have been both a dual domestic violence and sexual assault provider agency in Thurston County.  We are a private non-profit organization. Our sexual assault program is one of the oldest in the nation. A board of directors, staff, and over 90 trained volunteers operate the agency. Our general purpose is to empower survivors to make decisions about their lives, by offering supportive services, resources and information.

Sargent Engineers, Inc

sargentengineers.com

Location:
320 Ronlee Lane NW
Olympia, WA 98502

Description:
Sargent Engineers has provided client focused engineering services on structural projects since 1951. Founded with the purpose of providing quality structural engineering services to our community, we are fully dedicated to facilitating your visions. Our areas of expertise include structural engineering for bridges, roads, buildings, reservoirs and retaining walls.

SCJ Alliance

www.scjalliance.com

Location:
8730 Tallon Lane NE, Suite 200
Lacey, WA 98516

Description:
Even with our rapid growth and expansion, we’ve been able to maintain a supportive, friendly atmosphere with lots of opportunity for professional growth and camaraderie. In fact, SCJ has taken home the Best Firms to Work For award multiple years, including in 2017.

Our growth is motivated by our desire to provide exciting and unique opportunities. Consider joining our team.

Seattle Safety LLC

www.seattlesafety.com

Location:
4502 B Street NW #1
Auburn, WA 98001

Description:
Seattle Safety leads the global market in destructive and non-destructive vehicle crash testing systems with advanced technology and a full spectrum of products and services. Headquartered in Auburn, Washington, the company began designing and supplying crash testing equipment in 1996, primarily to the automotive and aerospace industries.

Senior Services for South Sound

www.southsoundseniors.org

Location:
222 Columbia St. NW
Olympia, WA 98501

Description:
Established in 1973, Senior Services for South Sound offers progressive and comprehensive services for seniors. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for people as they age. Senior Services offers a wide range of programs for seniors and their families include adult day care, Meals on Wheels, Senior Community Dining, Senior Transportation services, the Care Connection Caregiver Registry, social services, health programs, adult learning, and independent living programs.

The largest program offered by Senior Services for South Sound is the Senior Nutrition Program provided in both Mason and Thurston counties. This program alone provides over 110,000 meals each year to 2,500 individual seniors.

South Sound YMCA

www.southsoundymca.org

Location:
510 Franklin Street SE
Olympia, WA 98501

Description:
The Y is a nonprofit like no other. We have the programs, presence, and partnerships to not just promise, but to deliver lasting personal and social change. We work tirelessly every day to nurture the potential of kids, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and give back and support our neighbors.

Our mission is to provide youth and our community an affordable and accessible resource for the positive development of spirit, mind, and body through recreational, health, and leadership programs. Our impact is felt when an individual makes a healthy choice, when a mentor inspires a child, and when a community comes together for the common good.

Sustainable South Sound

www.sustainablesouthsound.org

Location:
Olympia, WA

Description:
We are a local non-profit committed to sustainability in our region. Our vision is a locally sustainable community in South Puget Sound. Our mission has us leading the transformation of our region’s community toward sustainability, living locally within the means of nature, through education, advocacy, action and celebration.

Thurston Community Media

tcmedia.org

Location:
440 Yauger Way SW, Suite C
Olympia, WA 98502

Description:
Thurston Community Media is a non-profit 501(c) 3 corporation that manages the operations of the public, educational and government access channels on Comcast cable in Thurston County. This includes channels 3, 22, 26 and 77 on the basic tier for all Comcast subscribers. Productions may consist of local government meetings, election coverage, short information and documentary programs, parades, and other community access productions.

Thurston County Chamber of Commerce

thurstonchamber.com

Location:
Olympia, WA

Description:
Created in 1874, the Thurston County Chamber of Commerce is a community leader, steering prosperity in Thurston County. We work with an array of community partnerships, ranging from private businesses, non-profits, and government, to address the challenges and opportunities before our community.

What we do:

  • The Thurston County Chamber is growing a prosperous economy and vibrant community by connecting people, ideas and resources.
  • Our engagement in regional planning, education, workforce development, community infrastructure, and environmental stewardship are integral components of the Chamber’s mission.
  • The Chamber continues to make strides in workforce development, advocate for public policy that impacts your organization, and continues our commitment to provide a conduit for business to engage with education.
  • The Chamber is committed to business benefits and services.

Thurston County Food Bank

www.thurstoncountyfoodbank.org

Location:
220 Thurston Ave NE
Olympia, WA 98501

Description:
It is the mission of the Thurston County Food Bank to eliminate hunger within our community.

The Thurston County Food Bank is governed by a Board of Directors, all community members. Our service area includes the urban core of Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater, their surrounding growth areas and underserved parts of Thurston County. To reduce access barriers, the Thurston County Food Bank, in collaboration with community partners, operates eighteen satellite Food Banks.

We also operate mobile food banks at nine low income neighborhoods, primarily mobile home parks and apartment complexes. In partnership with four school districts, we distribute weekend food bags at thirty three elementary schools and one Head Start Program. These school programs target homeless children. To promote childhood nutrition, the Food Bank currently supports three school gardens. Our main location in downtown Olympia provides food using the client choice model which allows families to choose the food they want instead of receiving a pre-made bag.

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