Our interns have the chance to work with some of the most inspiring organizations in our city. The ambition and enthusiasm they tap into at their placements is electric and it is not uncommon for an intern to continue volunteering with an organization long after completing TIPS.
As the need for publicly available resources grows in our community, so does the demand for nonprofit organizations to meet the needs of the clients and neighbors they serve. Every year, TIPS pairs nonprofit organizations with a summer intern free-of-charge. Our nonprofit partners get to work with a consistent summer staff person to increase their capacity to carry out their mission, in addition to providing their intern with a unique experience; learning what it takes to run a not-for-profit.
We believe there are many ways to improve your community, and as a result our nonprofit partners come from a wide array of backgrounds. Our interns help achieve many of the nonprofits' goals for the summer, and in some cases even help design and lead their own projects for the organization! Each internship represents an opportunity for a developing leader to learn how they can effectively support a cause and it is not uncommon for an intern to continue volunteering with an organization long after completing TIPS.
Who we partner with
Teens In Public Service partners with a diversity of non-profit organizations located in and around the greater Seattle area. TIPS looks for organizational partners who can provide teens with unique, life-changing summer internship experiences in the following areas:
- Social rights activism
- Summer camp counseling
- Elderly care
- Arts and sciences
- HIV/AIDS and community health
- Animal welfare
- Youth education and tutoring
- Special needs
- Homeless and humanitarian issues
- Medicine and hospital programs