About Our Internships

Leveraging our vast community of local business owners, entrepreneurs, manufacturers, and producers, we are the ‘match makers’ connecting young adults (16-24), from all backgrounds and levels of experience, to paid internships with local businesses.

These paid internships are made possible with support from Seattle King County’s Workforce Development CouncilSeattle’s Office of Economic Development, and all of our Seattle Good members from across our communities.

Applications are currently closed for our paid internship programs. Check back later for updates on the next cycle of interns and hosts! 

Read more below to learn about the program, our participants, and how you can get involved! Contact gro.doogelttaes@annasus with any questions!


Once applications reopen, you will:

1. Apply

2. We set up a virtual, intro conversation to ‘meet’ you

3. We set you up with an interview with a business of your selection

4. Start your internship!


Once applications reopen, you will:

1. Apply to host

2. We set up a (virtual) intro conversation with Seattle Good Business Network

3. Interview with prospective intern

4. Start hosting your intern!

More About the Program

  • SGBN is the case manager overseeing internship program participants, needs, and participant support. As such: 
    • All supervisors, internship hosts, and mentors must complete a background check (free of charge) through SGBN’s third party screening partner, GoodHire. 
    • SGBN will collect W-9s from program participants and produce 1099’s at the close of each year for tax purposes.
    • Interns are covered under Seattle Good Business Network’s liability insurances. 
  • Employers are provided a stipend for hosting and interns are paid a liveable wage for participating. 
  • Seattle Good Business Network facilitates 1:1 match-making between intern and business making sure the best-possible fit
  • Roles are co-designed based on a the needs and availability of the business (admin, accounting, inventory, warehouse, social media, baking, production, etc.)
  • Interns are paid an hourly rate as relative to local liveable wage standards (ex. $22.14/hr for the 2023 cycle).
  • Participating interns will be able to: access financial literacy trainings; professional development assistance (resume-writing, interview training, etc.) and networking; DEI in the workplace training; and gain unique work experience in the local sector.
  • Opportunities are available as funded. Interns are matched with a local business from Seattle Good Business Network, after a series of two interviews.
  • Each internship requires the completion of 150-180 hours, depending on cycle. Weekly schedules are flexible and determined by each business host/intern.
  • The opportunity is open to 16-24 year olds in the Seattle area.
  • In collaboration with the business host, each intern will help to draft a work plan and timeline to follow during the 150-hour internship and set expectations from the outset with the intern. (Assistance will be provided by the SGBN Program Manager).
  • Interns must attend all virtual and in-person programming components with program lead complete a series of online surveys throughout the internship, and participate in supplemental programming as capacity allows.
  • Intern hourly wages are paid by Seattle Good Business Network through grant funding.
  • Eligible hosts will be Seattle Good Business Network members. Not a member yet? Learn more and apply here for free.
  • Intern hosts/employers are provided a stipend to cover training and overhead costs.
  • Eligible businesses will agree to have the prospective roles they submit to be posted here for prospective interns to check out.
  • Businesses are matched with a prospective intern on a rolling basis, based on interests, skillsets, and a final interview conducted by the business.
  • Supervisors must attend virtual, monthly check in calls with Program Manager, complete three surveys throughout the internship, and attend two online Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion trainings/workshops with their intern.
  • In collaboration with the intern, supervisors must draft a work plan and timeline to follow during the 150-hour internship and set expectations from the outset with the intern. (Assistance will be provided by the SGBN program lead).

Meet Our Cohorts

We thank our Seattle Good Business Network members who have been dedicated to providing meaningful mentorships and internships to local youth and jumpstarting their career exploration and pathway development.

2022 Intern Cohort

Profiles Coming SOON!

Frequently Asked Questions

Internships are open to 16-24 year olds in the Greater Seattle area. Though anyone can apply, we prioritize young people from underrepresented and underserved backgrounds (e.g., low-income, BIPOC, POC, refugee, immigrant, and more). 

Any local Seattle business open to hosting local youth/students looking for career exposure and entrepreneurial learning opportunities. Anyone can apply, but we prioritize Seattle Good Business Network members – learn more about our programming and join for free here!

Yes, each intern’s hourly wages are covered by Seattle Good Business Network’s grant funding. Interns are currently paid $22.14/hr

Seattle Good Business Network prioritizes the health of all participants and asks that all internships follow COVID-19 restrictions and accommodations to ensure everyone’s safety.

All program participants, except where a fully remote arrangement is possible,  must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 to participate. 

While we prioritize at-place internship opportunities, depending on the business host’s current regulations, our internships typically can be held virtually, in-person, or a combination of both.

Thank you to our program sponsors!

And special thanks to our community partners: