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Internship Resources

Internship Resources

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Find and Post Community Internships

Are you looking for interns? Are you a student searching for an internship or a guardian assisting your student with their internship search? You have come to the right place! Our Internship Resources page highlights internship resources to help you find and post internships in the community.

Each system has a unique audience to match the right employer to the right intern.

A Thurston Chamber Foundation Program

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Business2Youth Connect

The Career Pathways Playbook has strategies for locating talent, hiring, upskilling current employees and increasing retention. This is a product of the Thurston County Chamber and it's Foundation. Download the Career Pathways Toolkit here!

If you have questions or need assistance creating an internship for your organization, download the Business2Youth Connect Career Pathways Playbook. For further assistance, contact Christina Chesnut at or call (360) 357-3362.

Online Internship Platforms

Thurston Chamber of Commerce has partnered with several organizations to help bring students, job seekers, potential interns, and employers together. Check out the organizations below and visit their websites for current internship opportunities!

AWB Institute and Washington Workforce Portal

AWB Washington Workforce

Washington Workforce Portal connects employers, students, and educators to work-based learning opportunities. This resource helps organizations match the skills they are looking for in a work-based learning candidate to students that match those skills.

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Career Connect Washington

The Career Connect Washington Career Directory is a search engine for Career Exploration, Career Preparation, and Career Launch opportunities near you. These programs allow students to connect with jobs of their choice and learn what it takes to prepare for those jobs.



Handshake is a free, nationwide platform that helps employers find college students to build their early talent network. Post your internships or find an internship here to access talent in and outside of Washington State. 

Students can search internships by joining Handshake using the Students button below. Employers seeking to post internship and job opportunities, please use the Employers button below.



WorkSource provides an array of employment and training services to job seekers and employers in Washington. You can post or search for employment on WorkSource for free.



YouScience is a career discovery tool aimed at high school students. It evaluates natural talent and connects talent to in-demand sectors. This resource is currently used by Yelm Community Schools. 

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