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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.

Interested in a Career in Sports? Metro Parks Coaching and Sport Management Internship provides Tacoma high school students a pathway to entry-level sport and recreation employment opportunities across Tacoma.  Learn more

For current internship opportunities in Parks and Recreation and the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium visit

For current internship opportunities at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park visit

  • Internships are typically 10 - 12 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 a four year educational organization.
  • Interns must provide Metro Parks Tacoma with all the guidelines required by their educational organization in advance.
  • Interns at Metro Parks Tacoma serve without compensation

Questions?  Contact Human Resources at 253-305-1089.