Internships and Volunteering
An internship is special educational work experience that relates to a student's field of study. Internships can be paid or unpaid, but, most importantly, they give an opportunity for a student to apply academic knowledge in a practical way. Paid off-campus internships may be available to students in programs 9 months or longer.
Where are internships available?
Here are just some of the many fields in which Seattle Central students have found full or part-time internships:
- - Advertising and marketing
- - Arts management
- - Business (general)
- - Education (tutors, classroom aides, mentors)
- - Environmental
- - Government
- - Health/medical
- - Information technology (primarily web design)
- - International trade
- - Media/communications
- - Non-profit (NGO) administration
- - Office administration
- - Social and human services
- - Tourism
- - Youth development/leadership
Seattle Central's Office of Cooperative Education and Career Placement offers students a variety of resources, including current job postings, a database of hundreds of paid and unpaid internship opportunities, staff members ready to offer personal assistance, and group workshops designed to help you get the internship you want.
Our location in the heart of downtown Seattle means that we are a natural place for local businesses to advertise their many internship opportunities. And every year, nearly 600 Seattle Central students participate in the Cooperative Educations Internship program, many of whom successfully find internships by using our on-campus resources.