FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is the duration of the internship program?

The Seed Internship runs from June 14 to August 20, 2021.

Can first- and second-year students apply?

All grade levels are encouraged to apply.

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.

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.

Who is eligible to apply?

Students who are attending a college or university in Pierce County or Thurston County or graduated from a high school in Pierce County are eligible. Students must be 18 years old and should have completed the equivalent of one year’s worth of college-level coursework.

Seed is rooted in the belief that students who have grown up in the Tacoma area should have the opportunity to learn about businesses in their home community and return to the city after graduation.

Can I apply after I have graduated?

Yes, recent graduates are eligible.

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 2021 internships will likely take a hybrid approach combining a to-be-determined amount of in-office and virtual work. Each Friday all interns will meet virtually, and in-person when possible, for professional development. Learning sessions will cover topics including self-advocacy, communication, public speaking, mentorship, and networking, among others.

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.

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.

What is the application, interview, and hiring timeline?

The intern application closes on February 19, 2021.  The first round interviews invites will be sent on February 23 and 24. The first round interviews will take place virtually over approximately one week in early March. Final business interview will be conducted in late March/early April with offers made after interviews are conducted.

Who conducts the interviews?

Initial interviews are conducted by Seed after the application closes on February 19. Businesses will contact applicants in late March into early April.

Still have questions? Contact us: apply@seedinternships.org