Seed Internships

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to common questions about Seed Internships.

What is the duration of the internship program?

The Seed Internships program for the current cohort, which includes professional development sessions, runs from June 13 to August 19, 2022. Internship start and end dates are determined by the intern and employer partner.

Where are internships based?

While we cannot confirm specific work environments for each internship until the Spring, Seed expects interns to be in the Puget Sound region for the duration of their internship experience. Interns should be ready to travel to their internship on-site when necessary and to attend the weekly in-person professional development sessions.

What does a typical week look like?

Interns will work approximately 30-36 hours per week. As we are still navigating the COVID-19 Pandemic work schedules and the amount of in-office time are still being determined. Summer 2022 internships could take a hybrid approach combining a to-be-determined amount of in-office and virtual work. Each Friday all interns will meet in-person if possible, for professional development. Learning sessions will cover topics including self-advocacy, communication, public speaking, mentorship, and networking, among others.

Who is eligible to apply?

Students who are attending a college or university in the Puget Sound region (Pierce, King or Thurston County) or graduated from a high school in the Puget Sound are eligible. Students must be 18 years old at the time of applying, eligible to work in the U.S. and should have completed the equivalent of one year’s worth of college-level coursework before the internship begins. Students must be enrolled in college after the summer internship ends — graduating seniors or those seeking full-time opportunities are ineligible.

Seed is rooted in the belief that students who have grown up in or have a current connection to the Puget Sound area should have the opportunity to learn about businesses in their community and return to the region after graduation.

How do I apply for each position?

You need only submit one application and resume to be eligible for all posted internship positions.  Seed staff work to match students with the best fit based on their application responses and resume.

What are some things you look for in a successful applicant?

A successful applicant will be a budding leader who demonstrates intellect, grit, and an innate curiosity to learn.

How do you match applicants to an internship?

Seed staff review application responses with resumes to determine best fit for each internship position.  That said, we highly encourage students to be thoughtful in their responses to application questions so we can learn as much as possible about your interests and strengths beyond what you can fit on a resume.

What is the application, interview, and hiring timeline?

For the 2023 cohort, the intern application will open in the Fall and will close on December 18, 2022.  The first round interviews invites will be sent on January 5, 2023. The first round interviews will take place between January 23 and February 3. Final employer interviews will be conducted in between March 6 -31 with offers made after interviews are conducted.

*2023 dates will be finalized at the end of August and are subject to change.

Who conducts the interviews?

Initial interviews are conducted by Seed after the application closes on December 18. Employers will invite candidates to final interviews in March.

Can I earn academic credits through Seed Internships?

Students should inquire with their academic advisors and internship managers about earning credits for an internship. Arrangements must typically be made prior to starting the internship.

Does Seed provide assistance with transportation?

Interns will be responsible for their own transportation.

Who can I contact if I have questions?

Contact us at support@seedinternships.org.