Internships at Washington Business Week

Washington Business Week’s exciting and competitive internship program is open to highly motivated high school students from sophomore to senior year and college undergraduates who have attended at least one Business Week Program. It requires long hours, a great attitude, and hard work. Our internships will provide experiential learning activities that develop the teamwork, leadership, and career skills you will need to prosper as a young adult and succeed in college and the workplace.

Examples of Summer Intern Responsibilities: 


  • Assist with program set-up and registration.
  • Assist with virtual student placement in breakout rooms.
  • Work with virtual speakers, business professionals, and adults to welcome them on the virtual camp platform and introduce them to the students.
  • Welcome students in the morning and facilitate conversations – lots of energy is needed for this task.
  • Work in virtual company rooms to assist Company Advisors.
  • Ensure pictures of the camp are taken.
  • Creation of the camp culminating video for presentation at the awards ceremony and to be used in marketing.
  • Update WBW’s Social Media.
  • Virtual Training with the staff team to be conducted before the internship.


  • Assist with program set-up and registration.
  • Answer Business Week inquiries and perform general office duties.
  • Check and/or set up rooms for speakers and events and help with AV, lighting, etc.
  • Organize company photo sessions, i.e. make sure companies arrive as scheduled and assist the Program Manager.
  • Take photos and videos of program activities throughout the week.
  • Deliver morning and afternoon snacks to student groups.
  • Update Washington Business Week social media.
  • Set a good example for other students to follow.
  • 1/2 Day Training with the staff team and Company Advisors on Sunday before the program.

Summer Programs (General) Internship
Help to give this year’s group of students the same great experience you had at a Washington Business Week program and get a behind-the-scenes look at just what it takes to run an amazing week-long summer program. Summer Programs Interns will assist with program set-up prior to student arrival, support the Program Chair, support speaker and workshop activities, and support the Business Week office with operations including data entry, answering inquiries, room staging, sorting and maintaining documents and supplies, and packing and unpacking.

Photography Internship – In-Person Program Only. 
If you love photographing people and events, this is the internship for you! Spend a week helping to document all the excitement at Washington Business Week programs through pictures and video. The Summer Photography Intern will be responsible for taking photos each day, uploading pictures to the web/Facebook/social media, filming camp events, editing pictures and video, and creating an end-of-week slide show/video. The photos will be used to market the programs to future students, alumni, current and potential sponsors, and volunteers. The person in this position may also be called upon to assist the staff and other interns during the program.

The internship application for the 2024 camp season is now closed.  

Questions? Please contact us by E-mail.

As an alumnus of WBW, I do believe that Washington Business Week has changed my life. When I was a freshman with nothing but a tangential relationship with business, WBW opened my eyes to the challenges and opportunities business-owners encounter every day. The knowledge and experience I've gotten from Washington Business Week has been invaluable, inspiring me to contribute to my community and be a better person.

– Jerry Li, Alumni/Intern


How many internships are available?

We anticipate selecting three to five interns for each of our traditional programs. For our virtual program, we will select one intern. Interns will be assigned a specific role by the Program Director at the start of the program.

What are the work hours?

The work hours during our programs will be long – you will be assisting with the activities of our students, who are busy from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day for our Day Programs, or 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. for our overnight programs; however, there will be opportunities for you to take breaks throughout the day. Interns arrive at the program two days before the program begins and depart the following Friday evening after all of the supplies are loaded for their return to the Washington Business Week office.

For the virtual program, you are expected to be on Zoom from 8 a.m.- 2 p.m. Pacific time throughout the entire camp week.

What is the dress code?
Dress for Washington Business Week is casual. Shorts and summer attire are acceptable. Dress must be tasteful and appropriate; if in doubt, wear something else. Our Dress Code Policy can be found with the Packing Checklist. There will be lots of walking around campus; bring comfortable walking shoes. On Friday, dress clothes for the Trade Show and awards ceremony is suggested (dresses, sweaters, shirts and slacks).
Housing and Meals
University housing and all meals will be provided for interns during their time at the overnight program. For our Day Programs, interns will need to transport themselves to and from the program each day, but will be provided with snacks and lunch.
Are internships available during other times of the year?

We are accepting Alumni Ambassadors who will serve for one season (the whole school year before summer). Please see the Be an Ambassador page for more details.

Is there a charge to be an intern?

There is no charge to be an intern, however, interns that participate at our Day Program campuses will be responsible for their transportation to and from the program every day.

Is training available?

All in-person interns are required to attend an internship training session in the respective campus location. Virtual interns are required to attend a virtual training session. Date and time to be determined.

How are interns chosen?

Selection into the Intern Program is through an application and interview process. Applicants must have attended at least one Business Week Program as a participant. Qualified applicants may be called for a virtual interview. Candidates will be notified of their admission shortly after.

Reporting Relationship

Interns are hired by, report to and are supervised by our Program Manager.