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Pierce County Mobile Technology Internship Program map graphicLooking to Launch a Career in Mobile Technology?
Pierce County Information Technology is recruiting college juniors / seniors or recent graduates for the Mobile Technology Internship Program. This is your chance to learn from an expert mentor about the latest web development tools. You will design and build a production-ready mobile application. In addition, your work will help the local community.

What You Can Expect

Interns will work on their project for 10 hours a week for at least 12 weeks. As an intern, you will work alongside an experienced software developer and learn how to use CSS, HTML5, JavaScript, Sencha Touch and more. You will also get hands-on experience creating cross-platform apps for both the Android and iOS systems. By the end of the program, you will have a completed project to show your professor or future developers. Download the internship brochure for more information.

Mentor Jared Erickson works with intern Sean GradyHow To Apply
Please fill out this online form if you have questions or comments about the internship program. You can also send a cover letter and resume directly to 
. Applicants are also encouraged to include project samples and letters of recommendation from professors.

Pierce County IT recruits interns year-round. Preferably, candidates should be college juniors or seniors who have studied computer science. Recent graduates are also encouraged to apply.

Information for Faculty & Advisers

In today's highly competitive IT job market, the right internship can be vital to a student's success. The Pierce County program offers more than just a chance to work with cutting edge technology. Students also learn about management systems and get the chance to provide critical community services.

If you know a computer science student who may be interested in becoming an intern, here are some of the qualities Pierce County is looking for:
  • Available to work 10 hours/week for at least a quarter
  • Curious and eager to learn new things
  • Personable
  • Programming experience, especially experience with CSS/HTML/JavaScript
  • Self-motivated
  • Strong team player

The project mentor will be happy to answer any questions and provide formal feedback on an intern's performance. See the faculty brochure for more information.
About Us

Pierce County Government serves the second largest county in Washington State. County employees deliver many critical services to local residents, including:
  • Ensuring public safety and justice
  • Granting marriage, vehicle and pet licenses
  • Maintaining roads, airports and ferries
  • Overseeing elections
  • Protecting the environment
  • Providing social services
  • Sustaining local parks

The IT Department manages more than 300 software business applications/systems in support of 24 County departments and the public. Pierce County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.