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.
Intro to Internship consists of an online application, independent research and reflection, self-evaluation, professionalism workshops, and an interview. After completing the below expectations, a student earns eligibility for internship placement in the community as well as a .5 occupational education credit.
Timeline of Expectations
Step 1: Apply Online: Apply now to be part of our 2019/2020 internship cohort.
Step 2: Meet your NEXT MOVE Coach to receive your Intro to Internship Workbook.
Step 3: Complete each of these assignments in the Workbook:
1) Why Internships, Why Now (video: "Success in the New Economy")
2) Career Plan
3) Power of a Reference
4) Professional Resume (Watch our video guide: "Resume: How to Write One")
5) Professional Cover Letter
6) Sign all Required Paperwork: WSLA and Program Expectations 2019.pdf
7) Professional Email
8) Volunteering: It Makes a Difference!
9) SIgn up for a Professionalism Workshop - Click below to register for your date and time
•10/25 @ IDEA 8:00-10:00am in TIME Portable
•11/1 @ SOTA 8:00-10:00am at TedX (1124 Broadway)
•11/4 @ Mt Tahoma 2:15-3:45pm in the Career Center
•11/8 @ SAMI 8:00-10:00am in Portable J
•11/14 @ Stadium 2:15-3:45pm in the Library
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: