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Seed Internships 2023 Employer Partners

Seed Internships is thriving! This summer, students will become part of our largest cohort yet with up to 75 interns with Puget Sound roots. The cohort will participate in 10-week internships with 21 different employer partners across Tacoma-Seattle, and weekly professional development workshops by Seed Internships staff. Since 2018, Seed Internships has been offering racially and economically diverse college students access to professional career tracks while supporting businesses in becoming more reflective of their communities.

We are thrilled to introduce our 2023 employer partners:

Seed Internships 2023 Employer Partners 3

Asia Pacific Cultural Center

Bridging communities and generations through art, culture, education, and business. Located in Tacoma, Washington. www.asiapacificculturalcenter.org


Designing solutions that enhance the way we live. Located in Tacoma, Seattle, and Spokane, Washington. www.bcradesign.com

City of Sumner

Founded in 1853 and named after abolitionist Senator Charles Sumner. Located in northern Pierce County, Washington. www.sumnerwa.gov

Commencement Bank

Traditional, reliable, and sustainable banking for Pierce, South King, and Thurston counties. Located in Tacoma, Enumclaw, Olympia, and Auburn, Washington. www.commencementbank.com

Communities for a Healthy Bay

Bringing people together to achieve a clean and healthy Commencement Bay that benefits both the community and surrounding ecosystem. Located in Tacoma, Washington. www.heatlhybay.org

Comprehensive Life Resources

Providing counseling, medical, dental, and life skills support for mental wellness. A certified community behavioral health clinic located in Tacoma, WA. www.comprehensiveliferesources.org

DNW Digital

Making digital media work with everything else. Focusing on visibility, energy, and community. www.dnwdigital.com

Foundation for Tacoma Students

Building and strengthening Tacoma’s community-wide movement to help every child achieve success from cradle to college and career. Located in Tacoma, Washington. www.graduatetacoma.org

JayRay Ads & PR

Turning challenges into creative solutions and big ideas into action. PR agency, creative shop, brand consultancy, and communications firm. www.jayray.com

Korsmo Construction

Founded in 1948. An innovative commercial general contracting company delivering quality projects throughout the Pacific Northwest. Located in Tacoma, Washington. www.korsmo.com


Making buildings work better. A full-service, design-build mechanical contactor in the Pacific Northwest with over 11 locations. www.macmiller.com

MultiCare Health System

A not-for-profit health care organization caring for communities in Washington state since the founding of Tacoma’s first hospital in 1882. www.multicare.org

Palmer Scholars

Supporting underrepresented Pierce County students of color to overcome financial, cultural, and social barriers in their pursuit of higher education.  www.palmerscholars.org

Peace Community Center

Offering holistic services that support students in grades 2-12, college, and career with academic and social-emotional resources, enrichments, and development. website

Russell Investments

Leading global investment solutions partner, dedicated to improving people’s financial security. www.russellinvestments.com


Creating a world where more people have access to financial freedom. Symetra provides annuities, life insurance, and benefits products to people and businesses nationwide. www.symetra.com

Tacoma Public Schools

In partnership with parents and community, providing a comprehensive educational experience that is rigorous, individualized, and enables students to contribute to a changing and diverse world. www.tacomaschools.org

Tacoma Public Utilities

Providing services that are vital to our quality of life. Publicly owned since 1893. www.mytpu.org

Virginia Mason Franciscan Health

Leading health system in Washington state offering a wealth of convenient hospital, clinic, and care locations in western Washington. www.vmfh.org


Washington State Department of Transportation. Founded in 1905. www.wsdot.wa.gov

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Featured image: Seed Internships 2022 employer partners. (Photo by Sharon Ho Chang)


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