Our interns have the chance to work with some of the most inspiring organizations in our city. The excitement 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.

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!

Thank you for providing this wonderful opportunity for our program. We look forward each year to having a TIPS intern and the value the intern brings to the program is truly appreciated.
— Diane Brissenden, Wellspring Family Services

Who we partner with

Teens In Public Service partners with a wide variety 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
  • Environment
  • 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