Why Intern with Thurston County?
MISSION: To create a community that promotes health, commerce, and environmental protection with transparency and accountability.

VISION: Thurston County is a vibrant community ensuring the health, safety, and wellbeing of generations to live, work and play.

We recognize the importance of customer service in government and are interested in students with a similar commitment to the provision of excellent service. High ethical standards are a requisite for any employee at any level of the organization.

Interns work no more than 20 hours a week and receive $20 per hour. If you are interested in doing an internship with an agency that values employees and customers, and operates at the highest ethical level, we encourage you to apply for our Internship Program today.

Applicant Information
Student Eligibility

  • Students must be currently enrolled as a Junior/Senior in a four-year degree program or be enrolled in a graduate program at an accredited university or college.

  • Students must have at least a GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or its equivalent.

  • Students must have the necessary experience or education in a field related to the work that is to be performed.

Application Requirements
All students must submit a completed application packet to be considered. The application packet must include all of the following:

  • A completed Internship Application.

  • College transcripts (unofficial transcripts may be accepted for initial consideration).

  • A recommendation letter from a faculty member or past employer.

  • A professional resume.

  • Letter of interest.

Application Deadline and Internship Duration
To be considered for the upcoming Spring Session, application packets must be submitted by October 30, 2023. Spring Session starts on the second Monday in January and ends on the last day in April.

To be considered for the upcoming Fall Session, application packets must be submitted by June 15, 2023. Fall Session starts on the last Monday in August and ends on the second Friday in December. Applicants have the possibility to extend internship into Spring semester, if interested.

For more information and to apply: https://www.thurstoncountywa.gov/departments/board-county-commissioners/board-county-commissioners-internship-program

Application packet – https://s3.us-west-2.amazonaws.com/thurstoncountywa.gov.if-us-west-2/s3fs-public/2023-04/BoCC-Internship-Program-Application.pdf

Internship Flyer – https://s3.us-west-2.amazonaws.com/thurstoncountywa.gov.if-us-west-2/s3fs-public/2023-04/Thurston-County-Internship-Program.pdf