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Pierce County Internship Program

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January 21, 2022

Program Benefits:
The purpose of the Internship Program is to provide realistic and meaningful work experiences to our community members, while providing Pierce County Departments with interns who bring fresh perspectives and assistance to complete special projects. Interns also have the opportunity to participate in professional development activities, classes, tours, and a holistic perspective of the organization. Internships help increase and broaden the County’s pipeline with diverse and motivated candidates for future employment.

HR will be funding eight internships this year at $15.00/hour. A selection committee will use criteria to evaluate the work assignment and project information in the applications. Criteria may include the degree to which the project or work is tied to a field of study or career path, the scope of work, the value to the intern, and how the internship aligns with the County’s mission and objectives. (“Students of any major can apply and they Pierce County HR helps identify which offices might be a good fit for the student. In the past, PLU has had students placed as Land Resource Interns, a Finance Intern, a Communication Intern, an intern at Crystal Judson Family Justice Center, an HR intern, and a Human Services Intern.” – from Elli Pippin in Alumni & Student Connections)

Program Overview:

  • Intern is paid by HR for a 12-week period – June 6 to Aug. 26.
  • HR will conduct the recruitment process, including the announcement, screening and selection in collaboration with the department.
  • Intern participates in the HR Professional Development Program, which is pre-scheduled trainings and tours. Each student will also deliver a short presentation at the end of the internship on the work and the projects accomplished during their time at the County.
  • All applications are due to HR by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 1.
  • Applications are completed using the Intern Application Form.