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  • Are you interested in a career in public service? 
  • Do you want to make a positive impact in the community?
  • Are you looking to earn money while developing new skills?

If you answered ‘yes’ to these questions, consider building your career and your community with us as a City of Seattle Intern!

About the City of Seattle 

The City of Seattle offers an amazing array of career opportunities with more than 1,100 job titles from 30 operating departments. The nearly 11,500 employees of the City of Seattle enjoy competitive pay, excellent benefits, and the satisfaction of doing meaningful work that helps makes Seattle a great place to live, work, and play. Internships are an excellent way to develop your skills to be competitive for our regular employment opportunities.

Internship Benefits

  • Work on meaningful projects that complement your academic program
  • Flexible working hours
  • Access to professional and educational development
  • Competitive pay
  • Commuting benefits including an ORCA pass and car share discounts
  • Paid sick and safe leave (after 90 days of employment)
  • Access to the City's new Flash Mentorship program

A printable document including all intern benefits can be found here!


City of Seattle interns must be enrolled in an accredited certificate, 2-year, 4-year, or graduate program during their internship. Students must also maintain a GPA of 2.0 for undergraduates, 2.5 for engineering majors, 2.5 for accounting majors, and 3.0 for graduate students.

Learn More

The City of Seattle hires interns from a multitude of majors and programs.  Most of the internships are scheduled for part-time work during the school year and full-time in the summer. Application deadlines are indicated on each individual posting. Click here to learn more about working at the City and make sure to review our application and interview tips! 

How to Apply

Check out our internship positions on the Student Internship Opportunities page. You may submit your application only when there are open student internship positions posted. City of Seattle internships are posted throughout the year and application periods are open for approximately two weeks.

Mayor's Public Policy Fellowship

The application period for the 2024 Mayor's Public Police Fellowship program is currently closed. Please click above for a list of our active paid internship opportunities.

Mayor's Public Policy Fellowship Program - Human Resources |

Human Resources

Kimberly Loving, Director
Address: 700 5th Ave, Suite 5500, Seattle, WA , 98124
Mailing Address: PO Box 34028, Seattle, WA, 98124-4028
Phone: (206) 684-7999
Fax: (206) 684-4157

The Human Resources Department provides human resource services, tools, and expert assistance to departments, policy makers, employees, and the public so that the City of Seattle's diverse work force is deployed, supported, and managed fairly to accomplish the City's business goals.