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You know the dilemma: You can't get a good job without experience and you can't get experience without a good job.

You've come to the right place. Metro Parks Tacoma offers a variety of internships designed to give you meaningful, supportive, rewarding and fun work as you gain experience in the real world.



  • Internship Application
    specify all internship opportunities that you are interested in
  • Email your application along with the required written materials to the internship coordinator
  • Or mail your application along with the required written materials to:
    Metro Parks Tacoma
    Attn: Internship Coordinator
    4702 S. 19th St.
    Tacoma, WA  98405


  • Internships are 8-20 week commitments made by persons interested in gaining career readiness experience as part of a course of study.
  • Internships include at least one major project that the intern has a significant level of responsibility to complete in addition to daily functions.
  • Interns must be connected with, or a recent graduate of, a two or four year educational organization.
  • Interns must be able to commit to the minimum internship of 120 hours.
  • Interns must provide Metro Parks Tacoma with all the guidelines required by their educational organization in advance.
  • Interns must meet the same screening requirements as any volunteer.


  • Interns at Metro Parks Tacoma serve without compensation unless the candidate is a work study student and the position is one that the agency would normally hire and pay part-time staff to fulfill.