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The CCS Internship Program works with the local professional community to design meaningful positions for high school students, to provide them each a preview of their professional future. By working alongside employees in a specific industry, student interns gain enthusiasm for a possible career, while also acquiring the skills and expertise needed to succeed in the workplace. They can then showcase these newly acquired skills on their resumes and LinkedIn profiles.

All juniors and seniors are invited to participate in the CCS Internship Program. Selection is based on quality of student application, GPA, and confirmation of being on track for graduation. First, students must complete the College & Career Readiness semester-long course that includes a series of professional development activities. Through this course, students each earn a .5 occupational education credit. They must also meet a 2.3 cumulative GPA requirement. They are then eligible to participate in a local, semester-long internship.

For internship placement, students must complete an online application before being connected with one or more possible site placements and going through an onboarding process. Interns are then selected and placed for one or two of their class periods with a local business or organization. Through the completion of their work site internship over the semester, students will earn an additional .5 credit.


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Student Interns

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Internship Program Placements

Physician's Assistant & Occupational Therapy Internship with Dr. Amber Deck (MultiCare Clinic)

Real Estate Internship with Zenith Land Group and Mosaic Realty (Danny Altizer)

MultiCare Good Sam Hospital Internship in Nursing

Business/Marketing Internship with CCS District Office (Courtney Petersen)

Event Planning Internship with CCS District Office (Morgan Utley)

MultiCare Good Sam Hospital Lab Tech or Electrician Internship

Ultrasound Internship at CareNet of Puyallup

Administrative Assistant Internship with Mrs. Pettersen for CCS Internship Program Coordination

Construction Internship with Chavira & Associates

Aeronautical Internship with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) (in progress)

Large Animal Vet Internship with Tahoma Veterinary Hospital (Dr. McKenzie)

Law Enforcement internship at Pierce County Explorer Cadet Program

Mission & Ministry Internship with Joshua Stines

Business/Marketing Internship with CCS District Office Advancement Dept (Rob Mitton)

CCS District Office Golf & Advancement Internship

Financial Advisor/Analyst Internship at Thrivent Financial Services with Justin Keeler

Elementary Education, Library & IT with Mrs. Needham at CCS Puyallup Elementary

Post Partum Internship at MultiCare Good Sam Hospital NICU

Psychiatry & Neuroscience Internship for traumatic brain injuries at MultiCare Good Sam Hospital

Admin/HR Internship at CCS District Office with Tiffany Wakefield

Esthetician/Cosmetology Internship at Heart & Soul Hair Salon

CCS District Office Golf, Business & Advancement Internship (Rob Mitton)

High Cedars Golf Camps & Kid Lessons with Sara Griffin

MultiCare Good Sam Hospital Pediatric Surgery Internship

Corporate Lawyer Internship with Garrett Ferencz at True Blue

OT/Surgery Medical Internship with Dr. Archie Adams and Medical Week-Long Summer Internship

Fitness & Powerlifting Internship with Jonathan Daulbaugh with CCS athletes; Weights & Conditioning Class

Mental Health Counseling Internship with Amber Belanger at Compass Counseling

Surgery Outpatient Internship at MultiCare Good Sam Hospital

Accounting Internship at Small Business Solutions

Admin/Interior Design Internship at Renewal Remodel

Army Ranger Internship with Mr. Hawkins, Jake Petersen, and Army Ranger, Andrew Amos

Interior Design & Social Media Marketing with Cathy Torgerson-Knock Knock Angel (non-profit)

Pharmacist Internship at MultiCare Good Sam Hospital

Equestrian Therapy Internship at Sundance Circle Hippotherapy

Pastoral Counseling Internship with Pastor Paul Dawson at Lighthouse Christian Center

Sports Writing & Analyst Internship with Mr. Sando

Structural Engineering & Architect Internship with Jeff Brown (in progress)

Barbering Internship at Heart & Soul Hair Salon

CCS IT Internship with Ryan Alexander

Gaming & Coding Internship with Jon Fuson's Coding Class and learning C+, C++ & Python (spr ’24)

Internships for 2022-2023 (If continuing in the fall, I took out below and listed them only above):

Architecture internship at Elevation HD

Online Business Manager/CEO internship with

IT internship at IT Source

Law Enforcement internship at Puyallup PD Explorer Cadet Program

Business/Marketing internship with Advancement Department at CCS

Counseling internship with Amber Belanger, Compass Counseling Services

Construction Management internship with Bergman Contracting, CCS District Office expansion project

Pediatric Surgery internship at MultiCare Good Sam Hospital, ER Department

Ministry internship at Motion Church (Ministry Institute/SEU)

Software Programming internship with Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (remote)

3D Modeling Internship at Hensel Phelps

Human Resources internship with Mrs. Wakefield in HR Department at CCS District


IT Internship with Mr. Alexander at CCS

Real Estate/Investing internship with Garon Real Estate

Cosmetology internship at Heart & Soul Hair Salon

Medical internship at MultiCare Good Sam Hospital, ER Department

Marine Biology internship at MaST Center Aquarium at Highline College in Redondo Beach

Digital Illustration internship with MarigoldBarks!, Co.

Labor & Delivery Nursing internship at MultiCare Good Sam Hospital

Chemistry internship with Mr. Colgan

High School Chemistry Teacher internship with Mr. Colgan


Before I started the College and Career class, I never thought I’d get to the point where I am right now. The idea of me being able to work alongside other medical professionals seemed so far away from me. However, during this class, we learned how to figure out our skills and our passions that helped aid me in getting a volunteer position with Good Samaritan Hospital.

Working alongside Mrs. Pettersen and ultimately having her help me throughout this process allowed me to have this opportunity. After I had completed several informational interviews with professionals within the medical field, I found out certain skills I must have to perform well within a hospital. So now that I’ve been placed into an internship with Multicare working in Inpatient Care, I can get insights and firsthand experience on how hospitals work even if I don’t want to go within this specific field.

I am so excited to work with Multicare and get this experience I will need in the future. I will be one of the first students from CCS to go into Forensic Pathology, and I am happy to share this experience.

- Jayne H., written as a junior at Cascade Christian High School

Before I started the College & Career class, I didn’t know what skills or strengths I had or what I wanted to be in the future. I never saw myself as a leader or a person who could solve problems creatively. 

During this class, we learned about WHO AM I? WHERE AM I GOING? HOW WILL I GET THERE? and WHAT ARE MY NEXT STEPS? Mrs. Pettersen also taught us about FAFSA and WASFA, which was particularly helpful to me, and taught us where and how to find resources to fund our future college education. 

After completing several informational interviews in the Human Resources field, I learned that Human Resources is helping people, answering their questions, and finding the best ways to help employees.  

Now I’ve recently been placed into an internship at Cascade Christian’s District Office, doing a combination of projects related to Human Resources, accounting, and Marketing/Communication with social media. 

I’m so excited about getting to know more about these roles. This is such a great opportunity to practice these skills in real life while still in high school!

Sophia P., written as a junior at Cascade Christian High School 

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