IT Intern

Nonpaid Internship

Location: Renton, WA 98056

Childhaven is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity. We are upholding this by recruiting candidates of every race, creed, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender or gender identity, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, and all other historically marginalized and excluded communities other protected status as provided by law.  Qualified individuals who bring diverse perspectives to the workplace are highly encouraged to apply!

We are proud to be a values-driven organization that serves families from diverse communities. Our values guide us in the way we treat each other, the decisions we make, and the success we achieve. The following are the values guide our work:

  • TEAMWORK:   Relationships come first.
  • EQUITY:           There’s infinite value in every human.
  • EXCELLENCE:   Constructively dissatisfied with the status quo.
  • DEDICATION:   Do more. Do better.
  • RESPECT:         Meet people where they are.
  • REFLECTION:   Feelings Matter. Stepping back and exploring possibilities.

Childhaven is a leader in serving children, families, and communities that have experienced trauma and adversity. We are building a continuum of care model that is growing to respond to the changing needs of families by combining our legacy of healing-centered care, with the expertise of community partners. Going forward, we are embarking on a new and ambitious strategic impact plan to further strengthen programs, expand impact, and embrace innovation.

You are a passionate and dedicated individual who shares our vision: To help ensure that all children are safe and healthy; thriving physically, socially emotionally and educationally; and well nurtured by family and by their community.  You too are constructively dissatisfied with the status quo. You are equal parts learner, leader and mentor and see around the corners of a challenge, replaying the question of “What if…” with a reply of “Why not…” If this sounds like you, then we want to meet, get to know you, and talk more about the positive impact we could have together.

The IT Intern helps advance the mission, vision, values, and goals of the organization by providing support to our Information Technology department.

This role will primarily focus on supporting new users, monitoring hardware inventory and storage. 

Located in Renton, WA, this unpaid internship reports to the IT Systems Administrator.


  • Recommend improvements to existing systems or processes.
  • Set up new computers, mobile devices, and other hard/software for new employees and track assets and distribution of equipment.
  • Provide support to IT staff by answering phones, processing paperwork, and responding to basic user requests.
  • Install operating systems and other computer software applications on new computers.
  • Coordinate with other departments to ensure that all technology is working properly for the company.
  • Collect, analyze, and store data for use in reports.
  • Support the maintenance of existing computer systems, including troubleshooting problems with hardware and software.
  • Assist with computer network security by scanning for vulnerabilities and viruses.
  • Provide technical support for computer hardware and software issues.
  • Support inventory cleanup and move IT equipment (being able to lift 45 pounds)

We are dedicated to recruiting candidates who reflect the diversity and lived experiences of the communities we serve. Multilingual and multicultural candidates are encouraged to apply!


Please apply through our website. If you require an accommodation to participate in the application or selection process, please let us know.

This position will be open until filled; applicants are encouraged to apply. In addition to completing the application online, please attach a resume and cover letter when prompted.

Childhaven would like to get an accurate understanding of each applicant’s experience and interest.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.