Vulcan Internships

Beyond Ordinary

Go beyond the ordinary internship experience and join a team of curious and self-motivated individuals pursuing a variety of degrees from computer science to communications. Spend your time directly contributing to projects inspired by the big ideas of Vulcan’s founder, Paul G. Allen.

The 2020 Vulcan Summer Internship Program will run for 12 weeks with two session start dates in May and June. This is a paid internship program with Interns working full-time (40 hours a week). Vulcan interns will have the opportunity to work alongside peers, industry experts, and across departments while contributing to the breadth of initiatives and solutions Vulcan has to offer.

Vulcan’s 2020 Summer Internships are now closed.  Applicants will be contacted by April 1st on next steps.  

Vulcan Interns in action


Why Intern at Vulcan?

You’ll work alongside your peers, industry experts and across departments for hands-on learning and the chance to see real world applications for your degree. Our vibrant culture includes quarterly socials, unique volunteer opportunities, Cinerama movie nights and a fully funded ORCA card to help get you to our headquarters. Vulcan is conveniently located in the International District, steps away from Pioneer Square, CenturyLink Field and most major transit. 

  • Innovative Philanthropy:  Be a part of Vulcan’s philanthropic initiatives in conservation, climate change and community development and learn how we use innovative technology, open-source data and emerging platforms to tackle the world’s toughest challenges.
  • Building Communities: Vulcan works to contribute to thriving neighborhoods and dynamic spaces for all to explore and enjoy. We support community impact projects that address homelessness and work to share art in unique ways that educate and inspire. 
  • Exploration and Discovery: From reaching for the stars to exploring the depths of the ocean floor, Vulcan’s research and development has paved the way for important discoveries including the recovery of the historic Hood Bell and the exploration of the Mariana Trench.
  • Creative Storytelling: Vulcan’s leadership in impact storytelling and immersive media experiences has led to social media campaigns, global shared experiences and produced Oscar® nominated films. We find unique ways to share our mission and create inspiring experiences that challenge people to take action. 


To be eligible for the summer internship program, you must be at least 18 years of age, eligible to work in the United States, and meet one of the following criteria:

  • Enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a college, community college or university at the time of the internship program.
  • Graduated from an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a college, community college or university no more than 3 months before the first day of the internship.
  • A veteran of the United States Armed Forces who possesses a high school diploma or its equivalent and has served on active duty, for any length of time, in the two years preceding the first day of the internship.

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