NEXT MOVE Internship Program

​Program Description

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.  

NEXT MOVE Student Interest Flier 2016-2017.pdf


Current juniors and seniors are invited to apply for the NEXT MOVE Internship Program by participating in a series of activities through the Fall Semester:

 Apply Now - Intro to Internship​

After completing the application, students participate in a series of professional development activities in preparation for Spring Semester internship placements.  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.  ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


*VACATIONS & SUMMER BREAK - please consider using your available time over the summer to engage with your local community as a volunteer!  Any and all activities that help you build your resume encourages a more successful internship next year! UNITED WAY'S GET INVOLVED & MAKE A DIFFERENCE​


​​​​Please check out our NEXT MOVE videos to get a firsthand experience of the program!