Internships, Jobs, and Community Service

Apply to earn money and high school credits - Summer Jobs 253

Summer Jobs 253 is a paid Community Service program for current sophomores and juniors, providing 75 hours of job training and experience through 40 hours of community service and 25 hours of virtual meetings and independent financial literacy training.

Our youth summer employment program provides Tacoma high school students with:

  • 75 hours of job training and experience
  • High school credit
  • An academic completion bonus
  • Basic work readiness
  • Resume/interview skills
  • Increased self-confidence and personal growth

It provides employers with:

  • 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

Next Move Internships


The Next Move Internship Program of Tacoma Public Schools works with the local professional community to design meaningful positions for high school students in order to provide each a preview of their professional future.  By working alongside employees in a specific industry, student-interns gain enthusiasm for a possible career, while also acquiring skills and expertise needed to succeed in the workplace.  

Current juniors and seniors are invited to participate in the Next Move Internship Program.  After completing the online application, students participate in a series of professional development activities in preparation for a semester internship placement.  Interns are then selected and placed for one or more of their class periods with a local business or organization. Each intern is supported throughout this process by the coaches of the Next Move Department, earning credit through their participation in this unpaid opportunity.  ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


Earn a Varsity Letter In Community Service