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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 "Student." If you attend a high school or university, select your school in the "Institution" dropdown menu. If you do not see your school, select "Other Institution" located at the bottom of the list. Fill in the rest of the fields and click "Create User."

  2. How do I change my password?

    Sign in to your account. Click "Edit Account" in the upper right-hand corner of your screen. After clicking the link, select "Change Password" underneath the "Update Account" button.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. How does the system work?

    The portal allows students to enter online resumes, cover letters and skills specific to the internship they are seeking. Also, students can apply to internships directly on the site.

  6. How do I apply to an internship?

    1. Click "Learn More" located under the internship description.
    2. Click "Apply For This Internship" located in either the gray box to the right of the posting or at the bottom of the internship posting.
    3. Write or paste a cover letter to the company you are applying to in the box provided.
    4. Upload a unique resume or select one of the resumes you've uploaded to your student profile.
    5. Click "Apply For This Internship" again to submit.

    Remember the resume(s) you've uploaded to your profile will be visible to employers when you apply.

    If the organization is interested, they will be in contact.

  7. Can I change my information?

    Yes. You can change your information at any time. Edit your profile by clicking "Manage Your Profile" located in the gray box on the right side of your dashboard.

  8. Can I put a link on the web site?

    Yes. You can enter your personal web page URL in your profile. You may also link to your online portfolio or professional social media sites, such as LinkedIn.

  9. Can I upload samples of my work?

    Yes. You can do this my clicking "Manage Your Profile" and then the "Resume" tab. At the bottom of the tab, there is an option to upload various files. You can upload an unlimited number of files to showcase your work. Be sure to select the proper file type (cover letter, resume, portfolio piece or other) from the dropdown menu when you upload.

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

    View our Privacy Policy.

  11. How do I search for an internship?

    1. Log in to your workspace.
    2. Complete the "Advanced Internship Search" on the right side of your workspace. Select and enter search criteria of your choosing - you do not need to fill out all of the search criteria.
    3. Scroll through the lists to find a position you are interested in.
    4. To view the position description, simply click on the internship title. You may also learn more about the organization by clicking on the organization's website link.
    5. If you would like to save your search, click "Save This Search" in the upper right-hand corner of the search results page and enter a name for the search.
    6. After saving your search, the search name will be listed under "Saved Searches" in your student dashboard.

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