Quality internships enable scholars to explore various career paths, network
with professional adults and build resumes based on relevant experience.
Organizations who hire interns reap rewards.
By partnering with Rainier Scholars, your organization makes a commitment to workplace diversity and invests in tomorrow's leaders. Our scholars study and practice leadership, enabling them to offer high self-efficacy and discipline. They bring new perspectives to their jobs and enhance the level of creativity and innovation within an organization. Quality internships enable scholars to explore various career paths, network with professional adults and build resumes based on relevant experience.
Our internship program:
Our internship program provides the best intern match without any placement fees. We screen our intern applicants to ensure quality service to internship sites. We're committed to finding internships in all sectors to represent the diverse interests of our scholars and work closely with our partners to make it possible.
High performing interns - more than 95% of our interns received scores 8 or higher out of 10 by their mentors.
We've successfully placed students in more than 400 internships over the past six years. The opportunity to have a direct and meaningful impact as a mentor to our scholars.
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Ideal internships provide scholars the following:
- Active professional work environment
- Compensation at or above state minimum wage
- One-on-one mentorship with students
- Job shadowing opportunities
- Duration -
High School-Six to eight weeks in July & August
College-10 to 12 weeks between May & September
Our internships partners include:
The Boeing Company
Brighton Jones, LLC
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Fifth Avenue Theatre
Institute for Systems Biology
K & L Gates LLP
King County Councilmember Rod Dembowski
Kumon of Seattle
Liberty Mutual - Safeco
Miller Nash Graham & Dunn
Seattle Children's Hospital
Seattle City Light
Seattle Northwest Securities Corp.
Seattle Parks and Rec
Stephen C. Grey & Associates
Swedish Neuroscience Institute
UW Department of Chemistry
UW Department of Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability
UW Department of Global Health
UW Department of Neurological Surgery
UW Robinson Center
Venture for America
For more information on hiring a Rainier Scholars intern, please contact:
- Internship and Networking Manager , R. Thomas Wilson at (206) 838-6675
- High school internships: Susie Wu, Director of Leadership Development at (206) 407-2142