Working at a coffee shop is a classic way to gain management experience, but there are a variety of internships, paid and unpaid, across Seattle that can help you get your foot in the door -- be it for a career in engineering or design. And none of them involve syrup or espresso (unless you are drinking it to stay on your toes).
A survey of some of Seattle's top employers reveals that Boeing offers internships in the engineering fields (electrical, industrial, mechanical, and computer), computer systems and database development, and business aspects such as budget, market, and business systems analysis. Meanwhile, Microsoft internships are offered for students interested in software engineering, user experience, technology consulting, sales -- even human resources.
Internships and co-ops at Weyerhaeuser include the fields of forestry, business, engineering, pulp/paper science, health and fitness, and manufacturing.
A sampling of other internship opportunities in various fields includes:
- Seattle Repertory Theatre - costume shop, properties, scenic and lighting design, technical management
- Seattle Times - reporters (general assignment, business, sports), copy desk editor, photographer, artist/page designer
- Seattle Opera - production
- KUBE 93 Radio - promotion and marketing
- Children's Hospital and Medical Center - nursing technician, psychiatric unit, pharmacy residency, physical therapy, and social work
Visit Monster College for a more complete list of internships and jobs for recent graduates in Seattle and around the U.S.
In addition, most schools have well-developed internship programs with connections at businesses throughout Seattle. Use our quick and private forms to request more information from Seattle-area schools for more information on their internship placement services.