Internships, Jobs, & Community Service
- Next Move
- Jobs 253
- Internships and Community Service
- Credits Toward Graduation for Working
- Current Job Opportunities
- Coaching and Sports Management
The Next Move Internship Program partners students with the local professionals to help students better understand their opportunities after high school of their professional future.
By working alongside employees in a specific industry, student-interns gain enthusiasm for a possible career, while also acquiring skills and expertise needed to succeed in the workplace.
Current juniors and seniors are invited to participate in the Next Move Internship Program. After completing the online application, students participate in a series of professional development activities in preparation for a semester internship placement. Interns are then selected and placed for one or more of their class periods with a local business or organization. Each intern is supported throughout this process by the coaches of the Next Move Department, earning credit through their participation in this unpaid opportunity.
Intro to Internship consists of an online application, independent research and reflection, self-evaluation, professionalism workshops, and an interview. After completing the below expectations, a student earns eligibility for internship placement in the community as well as a .5 occupational education credit.
Timeline of Expectations
- Step 1: Apply Online: Apply now to be part of our internship cohort.
- Step 2: Meet your NEXT MOVE Coach to receive your Intro to Internship Workbook.
- Step 3: Complete each of these assignments in the Workbook
Once all of the above is completed, you are eligible to be placed as an intern and have earned a 0.5 Occupational credit.
Summer Jobs 253 offers TPS freshman and sophomores the opportunity to earn high school credit for graduation while gaining meaningful work experience through community service and financial literacy training. Recruitment starts in December and students are selected in January. Students start the program in February with a preparatory online course that is self-directed through Schoology. Students receive a .5 credit for completing the course and become eligible for the paid summer program where they can earn up to $1,000 and an additional .5 credit.
The Summer Jobs Program will consist of three components or phases; 1) Job Readiness Training, 2) Community Service Project Preparation, 3) Community Service Project.
Our youth summer employment program provides Tacoma high school students with:
- 75 hours of job training and experience
- High school credit
- An academic completion bonus
- Basic work readiness
- Resume/interview skills
- Increased self-confidence and personal growth
Worksite Learning (WSL) is an opportunity for students who are employed and gaining valuable work experience to receive credit toward graduation while earning money. WSL is available to any student who is employed and over the age of 16 in all our high schools. This is a great opportunity to get ahead on credits or to make up credits. For every 180 hours worked between now and graduation students will get a .5 credit, including summer!
Metro Parks Tacoma is offering Tacoma High School students the opportunity to coach at the youth level!
- Coaching at least two nights a week, either Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday, or all days, with games being played on Saturdays.
- Ages 16 years and up can be Head Coaches for teams
- Ages 15 years old will be paired with a Head Coach to be an assistant
- Point of contact between Metro Parks Tacoma and athletes’ families.
- Creating an inviting and exciting environment for young athletes to be themselves.
Our Elementary Sports Coaching Internships provide Tacoma High School students with valuable responsibilities and experience in the sports world, while allowing students ages 16 years and up to earn $500 for their efforts. This is a great way to get involved in the community and to get your name known at a young age!
The ideal candidate for this internship opportunity is self-motivated, outgoing, organized and eager to better the community!