Internship Program at Pierce County

Pierce County's Internship Program is designed to provide a meaningful and educational work experience, honing your skills and expanding your professional network along the way. Internships are full-time, paid positions for the summer. There are potential openings in departments such as Human Resources, Communication, Parks and Recreation, Human Services, Finance and more! An internship with Pierce County is your opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives every day, as each employee plays a role in supporting a livable Pierce County.

  • Vision
    In partnership with educational institutions, Pierce County delivers a realistic and diverse work experience that bridges college to career. 
  • Mission 
    Interns gain knowledge, skills, and abilities through collaboration and mentorship that will help to develop and sustain our future workforce. 
  • Values
    • Innovation – Thinking outside the box; trying better ways to accomplish a goal.
    • Integrity – Open, ethical, honest and fair in all we do, and words and deeds match up. 
    • Public Service – Focus on providing customer service and acting as good stewards of public resources. 
    • Respect – Show regard or consideration for someone’s rights and/or opinions, as well as a variety of cultures and lifestyles.
    • Teamwork – Cooperative effort by a group or team.


Brayden Dini - Clerk of Superior Court

Brayden is a senior at Gonzaga University studying political science and music. They interned for the Clerk of the Superior Court where they assisted efforts to digitize court records for public access. Additionally, they were part of the redesign of the Clerk's Office website where they provided feedback and brought a fresh perspective to the County. Brayden enjoyed their time as a Pierce County intern and the opportunity to learn more about the legal system behind the scenes as they prepare for law school in the near future.

Brian Lewis
Bryan Lewis - PC Council

Bryan Lewis is a lifelong resident of Tacoma, Washington. He is currently a Senior at the University of Washington, Tacoma where he studies Economics and Policy Analysis. After graduation, he plans on attending law school.


Matthew Tolar

Matthew Tolar - Communications

Matthew Tolar is a double major in Communications at Pacific Lutheran University interning at Pierce County Television. At school he is heavily involved with the student media outlets Late Knight and Showrunners. When Matthew found out about the opportunity to intern at Pierce County Television he immediately threw his hat in the ring. Now he is excited to take all that he has learned back with him to finish up his final year of education.


Julia Kilduff - Juvenile Court

Julia is attending Loyola Marymount University for psychology.

Sabrina Burgess-Garrett - Juvenile Court

Sabrina is attending Howard University for her studies in criminology. She plans to attend law school after graduation.

Mateo TMateo Tetazin - Medical Examiner

Mateo Tetatzin studies biology at Texas Tech University and aspires to go to medial school after completing his undergrad this spring. He enjoys attending Texas Tech sporting events and spending time in the great outdoors. He attended high school in Virginia and has lived all over the country and in Italy while his mother was in the Navy.