The World Trade Center (WTC) Tacoma offers internship opportunities in the Fall, Winter, and Spring/Summer. Traditional internships are one academic quarter/semester commitments, with the possibility of extension. However, we are always looking for people interested in longer-term internships which allow us the opportunity to create and execute targeted and more in-depth projects.

Intern Responsibilities

Intern responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Events: Assist in all aspects of event planning including pre-event PR (press releases, flyers, etc), set-up, break down and staffing at events
  • Member Services: Maintain, update and enhance WTC Tacoma’s database, assist in running reports and membership correspondence
  • International Trade: Conduct market research projects utilizing available resources within specified deadlines, keep research material current and provide value-added trade services to members
  • Perform other office duties as assigned

The traditional timeframes are outlined below:

  • Winter Internship: January through May
  • Spring/Summer Internship: June through August
  • Fall Internship: September through December

The internship program is designed to help bridge the gap between the academic environment and the future work environment. Potential interns at the WTC Tacoma are expected to follow the guidelines below:

  • Commitment of at least 1 quarter/semester with 10-20 hours per week.
  • Strong interest in international trade
  • Strong ability to conduct research and analysis
  • Ability to take initiative and be execution-oriented
  • Detail oriented, able to work independently and meet deadlines
  • Proficiency in the English language – foreign languages are a plus
  • Possess intermediate to advanced computer skills (MS Word, Excel, Access, and Internet)
  • Ability to work with others and respect each other’s culture and background
  • Enthusiastic and eager to learn
  • Participate in programs and events
  • Provide general administrative assistance to staff
  • Prepare monthly time sheets and activity/progress reports

Internships Available

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For more information, please contact:

Will Shanahan, Internship Coordinator at

To apply, email your resume, cover letter, and academic writing sample to Will Shanahan ( Please note the position(s) you are interested in the subject line of your email. The World Trade Center Tacoma is now recruiting for Spring 2018, starting in January. We look forward to reviewing your application!

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