Featured Business

BLK Sunflower

February 17, 2022

Hire Pierce County: Next Gen is pairing young adults, ages 16-24, with businesses throughout Pierce County in various paid internship roles. The program provides valuable work experience and training to young adults while also helping businesses meet staffing needs.

BLK Sunflower, a black woman-owned luxury candle business in Lakewood, joined the program offering two Candle Maker/Assembler internship positions. BLK Sunflower creates a luxury sensory experience and teaches the importance of self-care of the mind, body, and soul. Their products are handmade with love using the highest quality ingredients from sustainable sources. Learn more about the business HERE.

Learn More About BLK Sunflower's Journey

Candle Maker/Assembler


Internship Opportunity: BLK Sunflower

Location: 10828 Gravelly Lake Dr SW, Suite 110, Lakewood 

Requirements: Mask must be worn at all times 

Schedule: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, Mondays and Tuesdays;

10:00 am to 3:00 pm two Saturdays each month 

Positions Available: 2 


Skills: Quick and artistic hand; An excellent eye for detail; Ability to remain standing for long periods; Familiarity with varied hand tools; Ability to work collaboratively and independently; Highly creative and agile; Excellent time management and organizational skills; Good analytical skills; Have excellent multitasking ability; Good leadership skills; Strong work ethics 

Description: Interns will assemble candles, body butter, diffusers, and other products, equipment, and their subassemblies. They will follow verbal and written instructions and specifications and assemble basic equipment such as tables, shelves, and racks, etc. They will keep track of inventory and keep levels up to par, check quality control of finished product, and maintain safe operations by adhering to safety procedures and regulations. Interns will also clean and prepare areas for production and load/unload materials and equipment. Tasks will be divided amongst the team to be completed by set deadlines.

Interested in these internship positions? Want to learn more about other available internship positions throughout Pierce County? Visit our HPC: Next Gen webpage to learn more.

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