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Local businesses, we need your help hosting high school interns

  • Are you a business or organization with three (3) or more employees?
  • Are you located in the Tacoma area?
  • Are you willing to host an unpaid high school intern for 4-8 hours a week?

Becoming a NEXT MOVE Intern Host...

The NEXT MOVE Internship Program of Tacoma Public Schools works with the local business and non-profit community to design meaningful professional positions for high school juniors and seniors. By working alongside workers in a specific industry, students preview their future and gain increased enthusiasm for a career. This valuable experience assists them in acquiring many of the skills and occupational expertise needed in a field of interest. Through the NEXT MOVE Program, interns become more focused on their careers, as well as potential future educational options.

Students typically intern 4-8 hours per week at the site, earning high school credit for the unpaid experience. Participants are assigned a NEXT MOVE Coach who supports both the student and the supervisor throughout the internship.

Representing all career pathways are hundreds of local businesses and organizations that host NEXT MOVE interns. A sampling of past intern hosts can be found here.

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2019 Supervisor Handbook.pdf

Interest Flyer for Businesses.pdf

Becoming a Summer Jobs 253 Host...

For more information contact our CTE Department at

  • Low-cost, low risk summer workforce
  • An Intelligent and motivated employee
  • Access to a diverse pool of talent
  • An opportunity to change lives
  • Recruit future employees