Internships

UCBI is a paid internship program that places undergraduates in non-profit and public sector organizations. Students interested in public service get the chance to explore, contribute, and grow as they work in, with, and for local communities.

Mission

We inspire action to solve climate challenges by learning as a community to grow, eat, and live sustainably.

Description

The Farmer Resources and Toolshare Intern’s primary project will be gathering information to inform the building of a cooperatively run toolshare for farmers in the Sammamish Valley. The intern will have the opportunity to work closely with farm staff, community members and various community organizations to further understand farmer needs in the valley and how 21 Acres and a cooperatively-owned toolshare can better serve their community of small-scale farmers.

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ACRS promotes social justice and the well-being and empowerment of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and other underserved communities – including immigrants, refugees, and American-born – by developing, providing and advocating for innovative, effective and efficient community-based multilingual and multicultural services.

Description

The Nutrition Program Intern will help with food distribution at ACRS's Club Bamboo kitchen, Chinatown food bank, and Seattle Community Farm. They will assist with loading and unloading food, planting, growing and harvesting crops, and cooking in our kitchen. Exact projects will vary depending on current program needs and the intern’s areas of skill and interest.This role will may also include volunteer recruitment, outreach, training, and onboarding.

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Saving lives through research, innovation, education and excellence in blood, medical and laboratory services in partnership with our community.

Description

As the primary supplier for blood within our region, Bloodworks relies on 1,000 volunteer blood donors each day to ensure a safe, stable and adequate blood supply that is used in life-saving measures for patients. Bloodworks seeks to both increase community awareness - particularly with the BIPOC community - through education, legislative support and community engagement.

The Bloodworks NW Intern will serve in one of two roles -- helping to expand the impact of our community education and engagement strategy with specific emphasis on communities of color as the Community Education Liaison OR helping organize education for our state and local representatives on the critical need for a diverse donor pool to support the community blood supply as the Public Policy Outreach Intern.

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Canopy’s mission is to create equity in education for underserved students.

Description

Canopy provides tutoring, STEM, and community-building programs for students who are among the most ethnically diverse and economically challenged in the Shoreline School District. The Canopy Scholars intern will help coordinate and assist in leading our tutoring program for elementary students.

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 Columbia Legal Services advocates for laws that advance social, economic, and racial equity for people living in poverty.

Description

Columbia Legal Services is developing the systems and structures that will help their organization diversify funding. The intern will work closely with their supervisor to build out the social media strategy and promotional materials to support overall communications and fund development efforts. Potential projects are focused on social media management, community connections mapping, and database management. 

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As an organization grounded in the Latino community of Washington State, it is the mission of El Centro de la Raza (The Center for People of All Races) build the Beloved Community* through unifying all racial and economic sectors; to organize, empower, and defend the basic human rights of our most vulnerable and marginalized populations; and to bring critical consciousness, justice, dignity, and equity to all the peoples of the world.

Description

The Youth Programs Intern (YPI) will gain hands-on experience in a multicultural and multilingual setting assisting in the coordination and delivery of social services programs. The intern will gain experience working for a well-established nonprofit serving Seattle’s Latino community and other communities of color, as well as the opportunity to learn about nonprofit programs in the context of youth empowerment and development. The YPI will support the operation of the Corazoncito Case Management Program (registration, database tracking & virtual program operations) with a focus on outreach and recruitment. 

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Elizabeth Gregory Home (EGH) serves single homeless women in the greater Seattle area by providing transitional housing, a Day Center and case management services. Elizabeth Gregory Home provides a welcoming and respectful refuge where homeless and at-risk women have access to compassionate care.

Description

This internship focuses on strengthening client support in the Elizabeth Gregory Home (EGH) Day Center. The intern will research, share and participate in diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives that enhance strength-based perspectives and practices among staff and volunteers. The intern in this role will learn about best practices in DEI and serving the unhoused community, as well as participate in EGH Equity Team meetings, gather client feedback about services and support and attend additional DEI trainings outside of EGH to further the work.

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Full Life is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for frail elders and people with chronic or terminal illnesses and disabilities. We are committed, through our program of health and social services, to the independence and well-being of all participants and to providing respite for caregivers.

Description

The intern will support two programs, ElderFriends Volunteer Companionship and Care Teams for Caregiver Respite, through phone calls to a caseload of isolated elder participants and outreach to current and prospective participants and volunteers. Additional projects may include creating social media content, developing communication strategies, event support and coordination, and/or operationalizing DEI initiatives within program services. 

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To offer multilingual and multicultural services that can help its target low income East African immigrants and refugees attain immediate and long-term adjustment through social work, community capacity building, education and advocacy. Join our team in supporting the academic success of East African immigrant and refugee youth! We assist students in grades K-12 in improving their academic skills, and we support low-income immigrant and refugee families in helping their children succeed in school.

Description

We are looking for a detail-oriented and focused intern to serve as our Volunteer Coordinator. This person will be responsible for interacting with volunteers and connecting those volunteers with Horn of Africa Services (HOAS) opportunities, with the support and collaboration of the Youth Development Program Coordinator.

The Volunteer Coordinator's responsibilities include recruiting and training new volunteers, keeping a spreadsheet of volunteer information and skills, matching volunteers to opportunities that suit their skills, keeping volunteers informed, and conveying the organization's purpose to the public. 

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The mission of the IRC is to help people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future.

Description

The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future. In more than 40 countries and over 20 U.S. cities, our dedicated teams provide clean water, shelter, health care, education and empowerment support to refugees and displaced people. The Financial Coach Intern will work within the Economic Empowerment Program to provide direct services to individuals who are enrolled in the Financial Literacy program. This intern will assist clients in developing plans that help the client reach their goals and achieve financial stability. 

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Mission

We conduct fair, open and accurate elections.

Description

The intern will work across teams to develop and implement civic education programming for young voters, specifically college and university students. For the community media component, the intern will work with the Elections Communication Team to strengthen our relationships with local, community media. The intern will gain an in-depth knowledge of the voting process, create civic engagement content, conduct outreach to a variety of groups, and present materials in partnership with election staff.

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Mission

To create stable, vibrant, and healthy communities by developing, financing, and operating affordable, program-enriched housing for families, seniors, and people with special needs who lack the economic resources to access quality, safe housing opportunities.

Description

The intern will have a range of activities that they can choose from based on their preference. There are plenty of opportunities to do direct service with K-12th graders at sites in Kent, South Seattle, or North Seattle. This intern will support the on-site work of our Youth Initiatives and School Liaisons who are providing the education programs at housing communities. Exact projects are flexible and will be determined by the intern in conjunction with MHNW Housing and Education Managers and Youth Initiatives and School Liaisons.

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To create a space where tools and knowledge are accessible to Seattle residents regardless of income, while reducing our consumption of tools through sharing, repair and reuse.

Description

The Tool Library Intern will support outreach, member services, and administration at the NE Seattle Tool Library. As a small organization, we can tailor the internship experience to the specific person. No prior tool knowledge is necessary. This is an excellent opportunity for someone interested in a hands-on learning experience in running and developing a small, successful nonprofit. Projects and responsibilities range from building our social media presence to learning about nonprofit management and the technical side of the tools (usage and repair).

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Neighborhood Legal Clinics program, part of the King County Bar Association, offers free, limited legal advice and referrals to King County residents and Washington State residents with legal issues in King County who might otherwise have no access to the legal system. It is a goal of the program to make the clinics accessible regardless of barriers such as income, education, language or disability.

Description

The NLC Intake & Referral (I&R) internship is focused on providing direct service to clients by scheduling them for free 30-minute legal consultations on civil legal issues, as well as making referrals to outside organizations. We have clinics specializing in family law, debt/bankruptcy, civil rights, and general clinics (that commonly handle landlord-tenant issues and employment law questions). After training, I&R interns receive a list of clients who have requested a pro bono legal appointment, call those clients, and then schedule and refer them as necessary to get help. 

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OneAmerica advances the fundamental principles of democracy and justice at the local, state, and national levels by building power within immigrant communities in collaboration with key allies.

Description

The intern will help compile both qualitative and quantitative data and participant feedback for purposes of program evaluation. They will also attend class regularly to build relationships with the students, assist with new student onboarding calls once a quarter, support student leadership development, and summarize program evaluation findings and success stories.

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Pike Market Senior Center strives to make each day better and safer for older adults. The Senior Center serves people age 55 and up. Membership is free and there are no fees for meals, services or regular activities. While people from all walks of life are members of PMSC, they are pioneers in offering senior center programming to elders who are homeless. 

Description

The women members of Pike Market Senior Center (PMSC) are an underserved population within the membership. This internship is devised to change that reality! The intern will conduct outreach, build a communication network and work with programming staff to develop programming for women, as well as devise evaluation methods to measure outcomes of the new programming.

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Pongo’s core mission is to engage youth in writing poetry to inspire healing and growth.

Description

Pongo Poetry Project iuses personal poetry as a means for facilitating healing among those coping with devastating traumas, such as abuse, neglect, and exposure to violence. To accomplish their goals, Pongo runs therapeutic poetry writing workshops inside detention centers, homeless shelters, psychiatric hospitals, and other sites where trauma is a dominant theme for the residents. Pongo especially focuses on young people who have difficulty expressing themselves. The Pongo Project Poetry Intern will support in facilitiating poetry, conducting social media outreach, and supporting events, publishing, operations and community outreach.

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PSCS is committed to co-creating a brave space for community-centered education, critical curriculum, student choice, accountability, and thoughtful collaboration.

Description

The PSCS Administrative Intern will work with the collaborative Administrative Team (Director of Program, Director of School Operations, Director of Community Engagement) to support our Teaching Staff, students, and families in the areas of general administrative work, social media representation, daily/long term planning, and student support. Projects and tasks may include event coordination, social media and marketing support, volunteer engagement, engaging with students, and participating in collaborative leadership processes.

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The QLaw Foundation of Washington promotes the dignity and respect of LGBTQ+ Washingtonians within the legal system through advocacy, education, and legal assistance.

Description

The UCBI intern will work primarily on social media and communications supporting QLaw Foundation’s direct legal services and community outreach and education work. These programs include the LGBTQ+ Legal Clinic, Family Matters Legal Clinic, and dissemination of community education and know-your-rights materials. The UCBI intern will 1) market the clinics and other resource materials using social media and community partnerships, and 2) develop, design, and research content for know-your-rights materials.

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Compass Housing Alliance develops and provides essential services and affordable housing for homeless and low-income people in the greater Puget Sound region. The Renton Veteran Center specifically provides permanent supportive housing to formally homeless veterans and their families.

Description

This intern will support the execution and facilitation of youth and adult programming designed to support veterans and their families within the Renton Veteran Center (RVC) community. Such programming is intended to empower, aid and engage our residents and their tailored interests and needs. The intern will serve an essential role by working collaboratively with program staff, community partners and facilitating meaningful events and sessions.

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ROOTS Young Adult Shelter builds community and fosters dignity through access to essential services and a safe place to sleep for young adults experiencing homelessness.

Description

Our intern will support administrative and coordination needs for the Race and Social Justice Team, which is dedicated to addressing areas of inequity and oppression within our organization. They will play an integral role by attending bi-weekly meetings and working in tandem with committee members, the Executive Director, and other organizational stakeholders to build equity and inclusion within ROOTS. Additionally, the intern will have a leadership role in recruiting ongoing and one-time shelter volunteers. This would include creating and frequently updating online volunteer recruitment postings, and utilizing social media, email and physical outreach materials to be deployed in the shelter space. The intern will also lead a 3-hour volunteer group on a weekly or every other week basis, managing this group as they engage projects that involve cleaning and organizing the shelter space.

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Mission

To create an inclusive community by promoting confidence, leadership, and social justice through skateboarding.

Description

Skate Like a Girl values experiential learning and civic participation by providing opportunities to be involved in the skateboarding community. Projects for the Skate Like a Girl Intern may include supporting fundraising efforts, building and distributing skateboards, supporting programming and/or social media outreach.

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To enhance the lives of students in need by increasing access and opportunities through school sports.

Description

Sports In Schools engages partners from many spaces and places, relying heavily on these partners to advance our cause and impact the lives of student-athletes. The Team Engagement Coordinator position is a critical part of our team and will facilitate the engagement of key players of our team including but not limited to school partners, volunteers, donors and board members. 

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To provide youth in Seattle’s University District with life-skills, resources, and relationships that bring hope and healing to their lives and the community.  

Description

The SYM Program Intern will be immersed in a vibrant, faith-based non-profit setting, working alongside staff to provide programs and support for youth and young-adults experiencing homelessness or unstable housing and between the ages 13-26. This internship is focused is on the SYM Drop-in Center with a specific concentration on direct-service & working with program staff. Examples of work or projects in this area include leading SYM’s Activities Program, outreach, building relationships with a number of youth and developing programs directly serving youth alongside program staff. 

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Mission

To dismantle systemic inequities in education by engaging parents, educators, and community partners in systems change work on a local, state, and national level.

Description

SPEB launched Guul.Success.Éxito in 2020 to provide academic and youth development support to Somali students as needs increased during the pandemic. Through engaging with community, this intern will gather and process feedback and data to measure the impact of the myriad relationships that exist in this program – between students and SPEB, families and schools, parents and children, students and their peers, etc. – on students’ capacity to thrive. 

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Teen Feed is a Seattle nonprofit 501c3 which works with the community to offer support to meet basic needs, build strong relationships, and ally with homeless youth as they meet their future off the streets. With the tremendous support of the community, Teen Feed responds to the most basic needs of homeless youth with three integrated programs: Teen Feed Meal Program, Street Talk Outreach Program (STOP), and Service Links for Youth Support Coordination (SLY) - a navigation resource.

Description

UCBI interns acting as Advocates are crucial members of our direct service teams who remember youth’s names, help meet the basic needs of meals and supplies, conduct entryway health screenings on youth, and join guests 1:1 to engage in socially-distanced conversation, do regular wellness checks, and hand out PPE. An intern in the Dinner Coordinator role will take on more of a leadership role, supervising operational aspects of the nightly dinner program, including floor supervision and support of dinner team volunteers. UCBI interns provide consistency and positive relationships with Teen Feed's youth guests, in addition to helping meet basic needs at the Teen Feed dinner program.

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Teen Feed is a Seattle nonprofit 501c3 which works with the community to offer support to meet basic needs, build strong relationships, and ally with homeless youth as they meet their future off the streets. With the tremendous support of the community, Teen Feed responds to the most basic needs of homeless youth with three integrated programs: Teen Feed Meal Program, Street Talk Outreach Program (STOP), and Service Links for Youth Support Coordination (SLY) - a navigation resource.

Description

UCBI interns acting as Advocates are crucial members of the direct service teams who remember youth’s names, help meet the basic needs of meals and supplies, conduct entryway health screenings on youth, and join guests 1:1 to engage in socially-distanced conversation, do regular wellness checks, and hand out PPE. The Project & Administrative Coordinator role is a key member of our small but mighty Administrative Team, assisting with and coordinating behind-the-scenes data entry, system management, and other administrative projects as needed. UCBI interns provide consistency and positive relationships with Teen Feed's youth guests, in addition to helping meet basic needs at the Teen Feed dinner program.

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Our mission is to close educational gaps in math for students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Description

Our program is built upon research showing that small-group coaching is one of the most effective ways to increase learning. Our coaches provide excitement, motivation, and help reinforce the behaviors that turn our students into strong, independent learners. In addition working as a coach, the intern will recruit and support volunteer math coaches or work with families and the team to develop and test ways to increase how much students practice at home.

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Tiny Trees strives to create safe and affirming outdoor spaces that support children’s physical, emotional and intellectual development.

Description

Tiny Trees (TT) operates outdoor preschool programs in parks throughout Seattle/King County and offers free family activities and community programs to promote outdoor engagement. The intern will support family and community engagement work by joining Family Services Team and/or Community Programs Team. The internship project(s) will be co-created with TT staff and may include coordinating events for BIPOC families, gathering and sharing info with community partners, alumni engagement and/or social media management.

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University Heights Center promotes life-long learning, creativity, culture, community activism, and the preservation of our historic building.

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The University Heights Center for the Community (UHeights) serves all within and around the U-District through opportunities of arts and culture, education, civic involvement, sustainability, and the lifelong education of individuals of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. UHeights seeks a highly motivated and self-directed intern to build out their mutual aid network and support community projects and partnerships connected with the UHeights Safe Lot, a program that provides displaced people a safe place to park and sleep while simultaneously receiving case management for housing, employment, and other services. 

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Our mission is to build and nurture intergenerational leaders through transformative education and revolutionary social action.

Description

Our intern will support the Freedom Schools and Restorative Justice teams in their work with school partners and families. The internship may be tailored to meet the interests of the particular student and may therefore involve the following areas of focus: family engagement, preparing for Freedom Schools 2023, lesson planning and/or brainstorming community building circle curriculum and arts and crafts activities for youth. 

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The YMCA of Greater Seattle’s mission is to build a community where all people, especially the young are encouraged to develop their fullest potential in spirit, mind and body. Through our mission and vision this position would support our youngest learners to reach their fullest potential. Our vision is to advance equity and justice for all through whole person health with a trauma-informed wellness approach – taking into account a person’s past and present life experiences – to promote healing and belonging.

Description

The YMCA Kindergarten Readiness Program supports students furthest from educational opportunity (i.e., low-income, immigrants, dual-language learners, and students of color) to practice and enhance their skills in social-emotional, literacy, and math. This intern will provide one-on-one, small group play and instruction to 4–5-year-olds in our Kindergarten Readiness Program, as well as support individual youth, group management, classroom management, family communication and engagement, and partnership communication.

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Building a community where all people, especially the young, are encouraged to develop their fullest potential in spirit, mind, and body.

Description

The Employment and Training (EaT) Team offers a robust array of workforce development programs and services, including workforce training, digital skills workshops, internship/job placements, connections to certification and post-secondary education programs, a weekly Job Club, Hot Jobs newsletter, and financial literacy classes. An intern with the Employment and Training Team will provide support in a variety of administrative duties designed to elevate the employment and training offerings to the youth and young adult community.

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YouthCare works to end youth homelessness and to ensure that young people are valued for who they are and empowered to achieve their potential.

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The YouthBuild program operates as part of YouthCare’s Workforce Development team to respond to the needs of young people facing barriers to education and employment. YouthBuild is a 6-month Construction-Based Pre-Apprenticeship and GED attainment program for individuals 18-24 who are looking to get their GED or high school diploma. Through the program participants receive academic support, job-readiness training, leadership development, carpentry skill development, physical training, and case management services. The intern placed in this role will work on site with YouthBuild to provide educational content to clients, manage client data and program experience, and support the program’s operations. 

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