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  1. How do I register?

    On the home page, click "Login/Register" in the upper right-hand corner of your screen. You will be required to select an account type, and should select "Organization." In order to ensure your school is not already registered, the system will request you enter your school name. Slowly type the name of your school in the text box, and a list will populate below. If you see your school in the dropdown list, that means there is an existing account. Click on your school’s name. Some of the registration fields will disappear because the portal already has your school’s information on the site. A registered user from your school will be notified of your request and will review your information to confirm your account.

    If the system does not find your school registered, simply complete the registration form. Your registration will be sent for approval. 

    If you have not gained full access to the site in 48 hours, please contact us at

  2. How can the portal help educators?

    The Workforce Portal provides a variety of assessment forms, access to best practice information on internships, current market information on wages/benefits and hundreds of workplaces for potentially placing an intern.

  3. How can I help my students?

    If a student is interested in registering, they can review common FAQs.

  4. How do I change my password?

    Sign in to your account. Click "Edit Account” in the upper right-hand corner of your screen. Select “Change Password” underneath the "Update Account" button.

  5. I lost my password. How may I retrieve it?

    On the home page, click "Login/Register" in the upper right-hand corner of your screen. Underneath the "Log In" button, click "Forgot Password?" and enter your email or username. You will be sent an email with instructions to change your password.

  6. Can I change my school's information?

    Yes. You can change your school's information at any time. Edit your profile by clicking "Manage the (your school’s name) profile" located in the gray box on the right side of your dashboard.

  7. What are the main types of internships?

    For Credit Internship

    Students must consult their school/academic department prior to the start of an internship if they wish to receive credit for an internship. It usually involves a partnership between the student, business and a college faculty member.

    Full Time Internship

    Full time internships tend to be paid. They are most common in the summer when students are able to be fully committed to their internship. Full time internships allow for the most extensive submersion for an intern in a particular company.

    Summer Internship

    Summer internships usually last eight to twelve weeks and can be either full or part time. They can also be completed for credit but must be cleared with the intern’s school first. Summer internships allow for an in-depth experience of what it is like to work for a specific company.

    Part Time Internship

    Part time internships are usually given to students who are enrolled in school during the same time period. They can be unpaid and can vary in duration. They are a great way for a student to get a feel for a company and what life in said company entails.

    Paid Internships

    Paid internships should be the first choice for a company to consider. They tend to be full time positions and offer the most in depth experience of what working for a company entails. Many companies pay interns and treat them as regular employees in an evaluation period with the option to hire them after, fully trained.

    Non-Paid Internships

    Non-paid internships tend to be utilized by non-profit companies and startup companies that may not have sufficient funds to pay their interns. Although monetary incentives are not present, this type of internship still grants interns the necessary knowledge needed in their field of study and allows companies to have extra resources available.

  8. How is a match made?

    Employers seeking an intern can search for matches by utilizing any combination or all of the following fields: keyword, student type, institution, major, minimum GPA and county preference. The employer executes a search and then contacts the student via email, phone or our internal messaging system. Students can search for internships using advanced search features similar to employers. Paid or unpaid is also another option when searching.

  9. What if I want to post an internship for my school?

    You can easily post an internship and search for interns for your school. For more information and step-by-step instructions, see Employer FAQs.

  10. What is Washington Workforce Portal’s confidentiality policy?

    View our Privacy Policy.

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