Tech Internship Program


Looking to Launch Your Tech Career?



Pierce County Information Technology is recruiting college juniors / seniors or recent graduates for the Technology Internship Program.

This is your chance to learn the latest software tools from an expert mentor while helping the local community!
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What You Can Expect


Internships are paid and last 6 months. As an intern, you will get a chance to work with networks, GIS mapping, software development, and more. By the end of the program, you will have real world experience to show your professor or future employers.

Download the internship brochure for more information or view what former interns have to say about their experiences.

How To Apply


Please fill out this online form if you have questions or comments about the internship program. You can also send a cover letter and resume directly to mobileintern@co.pierce.wa.us. Applicants are also encouraged to include project samples and letters of recommendation from professors.

Pierce County IT recruits two interns twice a year (June-December and January-June). Applications are due in April or October. Preferably, candidates should be college juniors or seniors who have studied computer science. Recent graduates are also encouraged to apply.
Tech intern Kylie Rosado

Information for Faculty & Advisers


In today's highly competitive IT job market, the right internship can be vital to a student's success. The Pierce County Tech Internship Program offers more than just a chance to work with cutting edge technology. Students also learn about management systems and get the chance to provide critical community services.

If you know a computer science student who may be interested in becoming an intern, here are some of the qualities Pierce County is looking for:

  • Available to work 10 hours/week for at least a quarter
  • Curious and eager to learn new things
  • Personable
  • Programming experience, especially experience with CSS/HTML/JavaScript
  • Self-motivated
  • Strong team player
The project mentor will be happy to answer any questions and provide formal feedback on an intern's performance. See the faculty brochure for more information.

About Us


Pierce County Government serves the second largest county in Washington State. County employees deliver many critical services to local residents, including:

  • Ensuring public safety and justice
  • Granting marriage, vehicle and pet licenses
  • Maintaining roads, airports and ferries
  • Overseeing elections
  • Protecting the environment
  • Providing social services
  • Sustaining local parks
The IT Division manages more than 300 software business applications/systems in support of 24 County departments and the public. Pierce County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.