An untapped, sustainable pipeline of talent – at your doorstep. Seed recruits students and recent grads across the state, leveraging a broad network of universities, educational professionals, and community organizations to identify emerging leaders from richly diverse backgrounds. We specifically seek out candidates who have a connection to the Puget Sound region. We make the recruitment process easy by screening, assessing, and matching interns with partner employers.

Looking for a new way to attract and retain diverse talent? Seed interns are committed to enriching both their workplace and community. Contact us – let’s partner to plant an intern at your business.

Former employer partners are listed below. Summer 2022 partners will be announced soon.

We design solutions that integrate art, engineering and environment to help advance our communities and adapt to changing cultures.

Columbia Bank is a Northwest community bank headquartered in Tacoma, Washington, with comprehensive solutions and expertise to meet the evolving needs of businesses and individuals.

The City of Sumner’s vision is to set the standard of excellence for a progressive small city. Like the community, the city government is large enough to be professional but small enough to be creative.

DP&C isn’t your typical accounting firm. For one thing, our mission isn’t to win more business; it’s to help our clients succeed in theirs. We want to work with businesses, organizations and individuals striving to become better, stronger, more effective and more efficient. We can help them get there. We provide tax, accounting and consulting services for clients who want to make themselves more effective.

We defy labels because we believe that the best solutions rarely fit into a silo. Whether we’re shaking things up or settling things down, chalking the streets or owning the floor in a conference room, we’re constantly blurring the lines of creativity and communications. Our toolbox is tailor-made for community game changers and we’re motivated by what you’re set out to do. Advertising, branding, communication & strategy, digital & social media and graphic design are what we do.

As the largest community-based, locally governed health system in the state of Washington our comprehensive system of health includes numerous primary care, urgent care and specialty services and a network of eight hospitals. Our mission is partnering for healing and a health future.

Sprague has been family owned and operated since 1926. We owe our longevity to our dedicated and talented people. Almost a century later, we’re recognized industry-wide as true innovators in pest management and prevention. “We’ve got that” is our way of saying we’re going to take care of you, too.

We are an innovative, citizen-owned electric utility committed to provide high-value services to our customers from Tacoma to Roy.

Forum Solutions builds and implements effective strategies for transformative growth with sustainable results. We work in the fields of business technology, change & communications, data analysis & insights, marketing & customer experience, process optimization, and more.

Mercurio’s Heating & Air Conditioning is a home services company with specialized expertise in heating, air conditioning, and electrical systems. But, it’s our commitment to customers and the overall customer experience that really sets us apart.

ROTATOR is crafting an epicenter of art and design. Our design studio is located in the heart of Tacoma – on Pac Ave – across from the historic Old City Hall. We know about strategic positioning — we’re right next to two Tacoma brew-pubs. We have an extensive design library that we encourage other designers and creatives to utilize.

Our philosophy here is always to honor our customers’ insurance programs by providing high value service through our team of qualified, dedicated professionals. We believe in matching the level of concern and diligence that you bring to your own organization, employees, and families.

Tacoma Public Schools (TPS) is one of the largest districts in Washington State serving approximately 30,000 children in preschool through grade 12. The district has 35 elementary schools, 11 middle schools, 10 high schools and 4 early learning centers. 19 schools are designated as innovative.

Commencement Bank takes much pride in providing its employees with the best possible employee experience as they are the company’s number one asset. Departments work collaboratively and management has a goal of full engagement at all levels. We also take great pride in providing the highest level of service to our clients and communities with the upmost respect and integrity. We feel that meeting these goals will only bring continued and growing value to both our client and shareholder experiences.

Spectrum Pension Consultants delivers products, services, and solutions which support 401k and other employer-sponsored retirement plans. Our capabilities focus on retirement plan administration, consulting, documentation, and recordkeeping. Headquartered 30 miles south of Seattle in Tacoma, Washington, Spectrum Pension Consultants has worked for thousands of employer organizations since its founding in 1978. Today, our diverse client roster covers every industry vertical, and spans nearly every state in the country.

The Foundation for Tacoma Students is the backbone nonprofit and staff dedicated to ensuring the continuity, stability and growth of the Graduate Tacoma community-wide movement. Serving as the only cradle-to-career intermediary in Tacoma, the Foundation plays the unique role of helping align organizations, institutions and individuals — community partners — around positive outcomes for students.

The work of the Children’s Museum of Tacoma has evolved and grown over the last decade. We are an education and advocacy organization that has become more than a museum. We changed our name in fall 2019 to reflect this organizational growth, and are now called Greentrike. Greentrike is a parent organization that supports existing programming and advocacy for children in our community.

We partner with community organizations, high schools, colleges and employers to provide cohort-based leadership training, college success support, and career development programming to underrepresented students and graduates who desire to lead and serve their home communities. Degrees of Change is both a national backbone organization and local, direct service provider in Tacoma-Seattle. Interns will primarily work with the GuidEd Insight team.

Fab-5 is a non-profit initiative launched 21 years ago by a group of youth in Pierce County who wanted more relevant opportunities for young people to gather, connect, and create. Fab-5 formed a movement by seizing undervalued resources to create groundbreaking opportunities. Whether taking an underused radio station and turning it into a youth broadcasting platform, or transforming a vacant storefront into a year-round creative education center—Fab-5 has innovated for nearly two decades to ensure that the young people in our community are supported to manifest their unique visions for their futures and for the world.

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