Invest in tomorrow's workforce by participating in internship programs, today.

In today’s competitive workforce, internships provide valuable real-world experience for students wishing to gain workplace skills, increase networking opportunities, and learn more about a potential career track.  Employers gain access to the talent of motivated individuals and the ability to screen for future workers.

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For more information about internship opportunities at the high school, community college, and university levels see below.

See a side-by-side comparsion of FAQs about internship opportnities HERE.

Washington State University Vancouver

Clark College

High School

    • To discuss potential high school opportunities contact Chelsea Jackson, Youth Initiatives Manager, Southwest Washington Workforce Development Council: 360-567-1066, or
    • For more information on specific school districts click here


For over 7 years, WUSATA has hired both traditional and non-traditional students, using WSU Vancouver’s non-profit career fair to identify students interested in international business, marketing, management and more.  This unique relationship with the school has resulted in many successes over the years, including: 


From August 2011 to January 2012, Tricia Walker served as a WUSATA intern while returning to school for a B.A. degree in Management and Operations with an emphasis in Human Resources at WSU Vancouver. As a single mother, her goal was to earn a degree and set an example for her two children, stressing that education opens doors. This lesson was proven as she gained valuable insight into the world of international business during her internship with WUSATA, which later became a full-time position as the Branded Program Manager. Walker now leads the association’s 50% cost reimbursement program for small food and agricultural companies looking to export.

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Katelyn Turner started at the YWCA preschool as an intern several years ago. A year later, she successfully competed for a full-time Nutrition Coordinator job opening.  She has continued to be a valued team member and is loved by all the kids.

“When you have a team that has worked together for a long time, finding the right fit for an open position can really be difficult. Because of our experience with Katelyn we knew she had the capacity to learn the skills needed to perform in her position as Nutrition Coordinator, but more important was her ability to take direction and communicate clearly with the team as well as parents and children. We’re very happy she chose our preschool for her internship and appreciate that WSU sent us such a capable and reliable student.”