Internship opportunities provide students an opportunity to gain work experience and knowledge of state government that could lead to a career in public service. Sponsoring agencies benefit by attracting bright, talented and highly motivated individuals who can contribute to their agency goals. Interns are encouraged to seek academic credit for their internship experience with their college or university.
Internships provide state employers the opportunity to hire students in various fields to explore public sector work. Internships are typically filled as non-permanent appointments and may be paid or unpaid. There is no centralized source for applying for internships. Agencies
who choose to use internships market them individually. Students can find out more about internships through their college placement or work study office, or by checking out www.careers.wa.gov
and using the word 'internship' as their keyword search.