For Employers

Interested in hosting a Young Adult Paid Internship?

  • Host up to 16 weeks
  • 40 Hours Per Week
  • Ages 16-24 years old
  • Pay is $15.00 Per Hour (wages paid by us)
  • Fill one or multiple job positions
  • No payroll or hiring necessary


Goodwill of the Olympics and Rainier Region is the employer of record for the paid internship, reducing the HR burden on employers.

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Placements are based on the number of young adult enrollments and businesses will be intentionally matched with the young adult’s area of interest and location. The purpose of this program is to help provide valuable work experience to the next generation of workforce talent and help businesses with additional staffing needs.

Tyre Heim, Recovery Corps YA Participant

Success Story

Learn how Tyre and gift box startup, Blessedest Box, were partnered together in a win-win experience to provide work experience and critical fulfillment services during the 2020 pandemic.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Stabilize and engage young adults with career-building experience and a direct connection to the workforce, all while supporting your business’s recovery from the pandemic.

The program can help your business access temporary staffing assistance by providing up to 16 weeks of internship at 20 hours per week, with reasonable time flexibility available depending on your needs. Internship wages are funded by Pierce County and the American Rescue Plan Act.

After submitting information about your company, internship requirements, and available training/skill-building opportunities, Hire Pierce County: Next-Gen Edition will connect you to young adults at a job matching event to find the perfect fit.

This program will help young adults gain the skills and training needed to succeed in your industry and is ideal for helping your business with project-based lifts. It will open up opportunities and possibilities for your organization and the young adults entering your industry.

Internship wages are funded by Pierce County via the American Rescue Plan Act.

Contact Us

Please use the form below to contact us with any questions about Hire Pierce County: Next Gen.
To enroll your business in the program, please sign up using our enrollment form here.


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Hire Pierce County is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Washington Relay Service: 711.

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