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.  


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 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.  ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


*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!