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An internship is a short-term job that allows the worker, or intern, to gain introductory experience in a certain profession. As an intern, you will work for a company or organization and gain hands-on and practical experience you can use for your future career.

Benefits of an Internship

  • Gain Experience and Skills
  • Learn About Different Careers
  • Can Strengthen Your Resume and College Applications
  • Potential Way to Earn Money

Internships and Programs – Currently Open

Sustainability Ambassadors is offering a small number of well-paid, career-building internships this spring and summer. The stipend is $4,500. Here is the Full Description of the for the Climate Justice Ambassador – Green Duwamish Watershed Internship. The deadline is Earth Day, April 22, or until we find the perfect candidates to represent south King County school districts.

This is an excellent career-building, paid internship. You will be joining a team of 6-10 highly capable young leaders who will serve as community representatives, peer-mentors, project managers, and key influencers in your respective organizations, schools, and neighborhoods. You will be supported in engaging and inspiring at least 50 other youth in your network to

facilitate community-informed impact projects that measurably advance city and county goals for water quality, water conservation, watershed health, salmon recovery, and climate

justice. This Internship includes plenty of professional training, access to our network of sustainable systems coaches, and skill development in facilitation, team-building, public speaking, content marketing, and digital storytelling. It also comes with the pride of making a measurable difference in your watershed/community.

More Info About the Sustainability Ambassador Internship

What: King County Wastewater Treatment Division partners with Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust to offer a paid internship experience for a cohort of high school interns to learn about local environmental issues, solutions, and careers focused on clean water in our region.

Who: For high school youth at least 15 years old. We strongly encourage applicants who are underrepresented in environmental careers and new to exploring environmental topics.

When (2022): July 5 – Aug 17, 30 hrs./week; followed by 40+ hrs. during the next school year.

Where: Interns meet in downtown Seattle. ORCA cards are provided.

Highlights:

  • Learn about environmental and social justice issues by participating in field trips and workshops
  • Improve communication skills through interviewing professionals, public speaking and professional writing
  • Develop and implement project proposals designed for your school and community

To Apply: Visit the King County jobs website and search for “clean water ambassadors.”

The application will be open April 1 – May 10.

Build Your Future

A summer program for high school students to learn about education pathways and leadership opportunities in the built environment.

Interested in engineering, architecture, design, and/or business? Construction Management combines each of these fields and allows students career opportunities in one of the most dynamic, fastest-growing industries in Washington.

Program Highlights

  • Tour iconic Seattle structures and current construction projects
  • Learn about careers in construction that require a college degree
  • Explore cutting-edge technology utilized by construction project managers and engineers
  • Network with current students, professionals, and top executives and hear about their experiences
  • Meet faculty members from three state universities and learn about admission requirements

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Join for a FREE online event for Washington high school students & young adults ages 16-24 exploring careers in healthcare. JOIN FOR A DAY OR ALL WEEK! Participation from BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color), low-income & first-generation learners are encouraged!”

Monday, April 25, 2022 -Friday, April 29, 2022

FAPA Future Pilot Forums are free career seminars providing future professional pilots of all ages with objective and independent information about a flying career. FAPA focuses on career changers, students of all ages (and their parents, teachers, and school counselors), and separating military personnel (fixed-wing, rotor, and non-aviation) interested in learning about pathways to a career as a professional pilot. Arrive on time for a chance to win a Sporty’s Learn to Fly Course worth $279.

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Femme2STEM is a free program designed to help 17-22 year old young women of color, particularly Black womxn and girls, advance in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) career and education opportunities. Femme2STEM pairs participants to STEM employers, mentors, and community.

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This session will provide families and students with information on student loan, types of loan, how to get student loans, know what happens with your loans after graduation, and what are some ways manage repaying. Join us on Wednesday, April 20th from 6 PM – 7 PM and register down below. See you there!

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The FBI Seattle Teen Academy program allows high school students an opportunity to get a comprehensive look into today’s FBI. Students are provided with several presentations on topics including cyber crime, counterintelligence, terrorism, evidence response, SWAT, and the day to day operations of a typical FBI office.

To Apply

FBI Seattle is currently accepting applications for its virtual 2022 Teen Academy.

The 2022 Seattle FBI Teen Academy will welcome high school juniors and seniors to join us virtually via Webex on Tuesday May 24 and Wednesday, May 25, 2022, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The Foster School of Business’ Young Women’s Leadership Summit is targeted at rising high school seniors who identify as female. Students in this program will explore the world of business through workshops and discussions with faculty, alumni, current students, and professionals. The focus of the Summit is to introduce students to the areas of Finance, Operations and Supply Chain Management, and Information Systems. While these areas are the main focus of the Summit, students will also learn about professionalism, leadership, and what to expect in a college business setting as they prepare to pursue an undergraduate education.

If you would like to be notified when the application goes live, please fill out this form.

WHO? Students 16 years of age ­­­­prior to the start of YLF and under the age of 22.

WHAT? The Washington State Youth Leadership Forum (YLF) is an innovative, intensive, six-day leadership training program for upcoming high school juniors and seniors with disabilities. Delegates are selected from around the state of Washington to cultivate leadership, and citizenship skills while having fun and making friends.

WHY? It is critical that young people with disabilities growing into adulthood learn to identify themselves with pride as individuals and members of the very accomplished disability community. 

COST?  The YLF is free to attend.
These services are made possible by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.

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Are you looking for a dynamic, rewarding career but aren’t ready to commit to four more years of school? If you are still exploring your future after high school, becoming a caregiver is an excellent way to experience the health care field while working. In the role of a caregiver, you will provide direct care to older adults and adults with disabilities who need extra assistance with activities of daily living. Caregivers are an essential part of a client’s healthcare team. It is more than just a job – it is an opportunity to build meaningful relationships and improve the lives of others. Because of caregivers, many adults can continue to live independently, with dignity, whether at home or in a community-based setting or long-term care facility.

Start: You like helping others and want to learn skills to become a home care aide

Time to get trained: 75 hours of training. Some employers hire you upfront and pay for your training. Visit the Home Care Aide Training webpage

Testing & Certification: You will take a test that includes knowledge and skills sections. The Department of Health will process your test results, make sure you have met the requirements, and issue your certification.

Let’s get to work: Congratulations! You have completed the training and certification process and are ready to begin your career.

If you have any questions, please reach out to –

Carly Seagren | Workforce Development High School Liaison

Training,

Contact info: Office: 360-725-2634 | carly.seagren@dshs.wa.gov

Northwest Film Forum wants to hear your story. What makes you feel welcome? Northwest Film Forum is working with Seattle’s Department of Neighborhoods to help you share your story and build skills in filmmaking at the same time. Right now, the City and Sound Transit are planning for a new light rail to go from West Seattle through Downtown to Ballard. It will be the biggest construction project to ever go through Seattle. The hope is that each station feels welcoming—feels like a real place for everyone. You can use the power of storytelling to help make these places yours.

Program Schedule:

April 28th, 2022 – Knowing Your Power and Telling Your Story

May 5th, 2022 – Turning Ideas to Project Proposals

May 12th, 2022 – Write a Script From Your Proposal

May 19th. 2022 – Script Breakdown and Pre-Production

Following these workshops, the participants will work with Remove the Gap Production Apprentices to film each project. Participants will need to be available for filming days in June.

If you are interested in accounting and business, enrolled in high school in Washington, and will be a sophomore, junior or senior next year, Seattle ACAP’s summer Residency Week program is for you! Applicants must be students of color, with priority given to those that are considered underrepresented in the accounting field: African American/Black, Hispanic/Latinx, and Native American. The priority application deadline for ACAP Residency Week is April 15th, with additional spaces to be filled on a rolling basis.

Admission to ACAP is selective and competitive and you should put thought and care into your written short essay responses. When you are ready to apply, use the button above to access the online application. Applications are only accepted online. Thank you for applying!

*All accepted students and their parent or legal guardian will be required to sign a student code of conduct form, a release of liability, and an emergency medical treatment release form.

Mobile, in partnership with Seattle Colleges and the Seattle Public Schools District, is excited to offer Seattle high school students a paid, fast-track training Full Stack Web Developer program for current high school juniors in Seattle Public Schools. It is forecasted that that there are 1.4 million unfilled jobs for Full Stack Web Developers in the USA, with an average starting salary around $58,000 in our region.

Students must be current juniors in the Seattle Public Schools in order to be eligible for this program. Students selected for the program will:

1. Complete a paid internship at T-Mobile during the summer between their junior and senior year of high school,

2. Complete one Running Start class per quarter during their senior year within the Full Stack Web Developer certificate program at Seattle Colleges,

3. Complete a second paid internship at T-Mobile during the summer after graduating from high school,

4. Complete remaining coursework for the Full Stack Web Developer certificate at Seattle Colleges during the year following high school graduation,

5. Upon completion of the Full Stack Web Developer certificate program, receive an interview for a position with T-Mobile as a Full Stack Web Developer.

We are currently accepting applications for this program. All applications have be extended to be due by 5:00 pm on Friday April 29th.

Summer Stretch offers both accelerated courses (e.g. Algebra 1 & 2, Geometry, Precalculus, Chemistry) and courses for enrichment (e.g. American Literature, Mock Trial, Robotics) for students currently in 7th through 10th grade. All of these courses provide an in-depth, intensive learning experience. The 2022 Stretch program begins on July 5th and ends on July 28th. The program runs for four weeks, Monday through Thursday from 9:00 AM to 2:20

Join the King County Fire Chiefs Association for our diversity and recruitment workshop. April 9th, 8:15 am – 3:30 pm. Designed to help potential applicants navigate the hiring process.

Fire service professionals will be discussing the ins and outs on:

Preparation for the written exams

Acing the oral boards

Physical and mental wellness

Medical and psychological exams

RSVP

Amazon Future Engineer is a comprehensive childhood-to-career program aimed at increasing access to computer science education for children and young adults from underserved and underrepresented communities. Start with the Career Exploration and meet an Amazonian!

BIPOC teens and young adults can get p
aid to learn mentorship skills or get p
aired with an affirming mentor in a new
peer mentorship program at Seattle’s
LGBTQ Center! Regardless of your
background, all QTBIPOC Washingtonians
ages 12-24 are eligible for this program!

Seattle Shakespeare offers a varying selection of camp programs each summer. Get an introduction to Shakespeare’s works and basic acting concepts in one of our one-week acting camps. Shakespeare’s “Production Intensive” camp is ideal for middle and high school students who want to create their own full productions. These three-week camp experiences led by teaching artists are where students not only in rehearse and performance, but also design and build the set and costumes for their production! There’s something for almost every age and level.

  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Camp Bill Production: Macbeth
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Summer vacation can be a time to stimulate your kids’ imaginations and keep them excited about their passions while avoiding that summer learning loss. MoPOP provides experiences where professional teaching artists help campers create original music videos, explore fantasy worlds, discover the world of drag, or design their own museum exhibits. Programs begin in July for students in grades 2–12.

  • Rock ‘n’ Rolling! Music Video Camp
  • Creating Fantasy Camp
  • MoPOP Exhibit Design Camp
  • Drag-tastic Summer Camp: The Art of Drag
  • Rain City Rock Camp
  • NW Film Camp with Cherry Street Films

What is YEOC?

YEOC is a nine-month college pipeline program hosted by the University of Washington Foster School of Business. The program currently serves 190 high school sophomores, juniors and seniors from 75 schools in the state Washington. Students attend sessions on the UW campus one Saturday every month for college preparation, business lectures, professional development, and powerful mentorship. YEOC is a FREE nine-month program. The only cost to students is transportation to UW Seattle.

Benefits of the YEOC Program

  • Preparation for college admissions & scholarships
  • Exposure to a variety of business options and careers
  • Professional development, competitions and lectures
  • Chances to win prizes and EY YEOC scholarships for seniors
  • Network with professionals from EY, Microsoft, Google, Nike, Amazon, and more!
  • Mentorship from an upperclassman student at the UW Foster School of Business
  • A supportive network of highly ambitious high school students from across the state

Who can Apply?

High school students who are current freshmen, sophomores or juniors from any high school in Washington State. Students from underrepresented backgrounds (American Indian/Alaska Native, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, and Southeast Asian) & First Generation are strongly encouraged to apply. Prior business experience or knowledge is not required, just an interest to learn.

Seattle School Board is accepting applications for three student school board members.

When: Applications due April 20, 11:59 p.m.

Who: Current 10th and 11th grade Seattle Public Schools students

Students entering their junior or senior year are eligible to apply for a one-year term (August 2022 – July 2023). Applications are due April 20, 2022. Join an information session to learn more: Thursday, March 24, 5:30 p.m., or Tuesday, April 5, 5:30 p.m.

The student school board positions are new positions, created by School Board Policy No. 1250, School Board Student Members. Student board members will not be voting members but will serve as advisors to the Seattle School Board.

Like other Washington state public school districts, Seattle Public Schools is governed by a school board. The Seattle School Board is an elected body of seven citizens who represent the geographical regions of Seattle. The board is responsible for hiring the superintendent, setting district policies and annual budgets, adopting new instructional materials, and serving as community representatives of the district.

Responsibilities, Time Commitment, and Compensation

The student members should expect to spend 10-20 hours a month in their role. The number of hours a month may vary but will not exceed 20 hours.

Student School Board Members will:

  • Attend regular School Board meetings (twice a month).
  • Student school board members will be assigned to a committee (monthly). Student members will attend and take part in their assigned committee discussions.
  • Review School Board materials to prepare for meetings.
  • Meet with students, staff and a board mentor to discuss upcoming School Board decisions.

The student board member positions are paid. School Board student members will receive $17.27/hour for their work in this role. Students will need permission to work from a parent or guardian.

Eligibility

  • Students must be entering their junior or senior year of high school
  • Students must be enrolled in Seattle Public Schools
  • Students must be on track to graduate
  • Students must be available to participate for the entire school year as student school board members
  • Students must be on time and participate in board meetings.
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Saturday, April 2, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Meet a panel of former CTE students who have graduated from SPS schools and are thriving in their careers. These CTE Alumni will share what they’re doing now in their careers, why they chose to take CTE classes while in high school, and more. Step up your resume writing game, ask direct questions about the application process and make good impressions on local industry and college recruiters. Register below!

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Interested in jobs that protect human health and the environment?
Join King County staff members for a virtual event to explore careers in clean water.
Professionals will be leading short sessions to share details about their job, their career
story, and advice for getting hired.
• STEM: Engineer (many types), Lab Scientist, Finance Coordinator
• Trades: Mechanic, Treatment Plant Operator, Electrician
• Communications: Community Relations, Environmental Educator, Project Manager

Two online events:

Wednesday, April 27
4 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 7
10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Join us for a paid, eight-week hybrid
internship program to explore careers
at the Port of Seattle in aviation,
maritime, governance, and green jobs
while learning skills in:
Project management
Public Speaking
Networking
Leadership

Teen Summer Art Week Programs

Pratt’s teen program is specifically designed for teens (13 – 17) who want to explore art-making in a professional studio environment. Students gain an understanding of complex concepts, problem-solving, risk-taking skills and discover positive ways to articulate the way they think and feel. Students celebrate their strengths and develop the skills they need to become healthy, contributing adults. Pratt provides opportunities for teens to develop a foundation for success through the process of making art, which has been shown to motivate and engage students, as well as to increase their ability to develop abilities associated with academic success. Pratt is committed to racial equity as a core value and ongoing practice, allocating resources to the breakdown of systemic barriers and the development of equitable solutions organization-wide.

Teen Program ONLINE classes will be taught through Microsoft Teams. Please download the software after registering and you will receive a link for the specific class before it begins. Materials will still be provided (included in cost) and we will email you time slots of when pick up is available at Pratt.

FEES VARY

From coding in Java or Python to esports and gaming, our courses will appeal to any adventurous high school student.

Examples

  • Writers Workshop
  • Esports, Gaming & Broadcasting
  • Screenwriting
  • Make It! Innovation Design Lab: Rapid Prototyping
  • Coding
  • Photagraphy
  • Architectural Studies

Land an internship with King County International Airport-Boeing Field!

We’re looking for high school, undergrad, and graduate students to join our 2022 Internship Program. Positions available:

– CAD Design Intern (HS)

Get details and apply (look for the “Internship Program” tab). Applications are due March 27.

Shoreline Community College presents BioTech Summer Camps available to high schools students, in July and August 2022. Recommended for upcoming 9th & 10th graders but open to all high school (HS) students for basic biotechnology training

July 11 – 15, 2022
Biotechnology Essentials & Beyond:
Recommended for upcoming 9th & 10th graders but open to all high school (HS) students for basic biotechnology training

  • Micropipetting
  • DNA purification & DNA sequencing
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
  • Career panel and discussions with scientists
  • Use computers to analyze data for genetic testing

August 1 – 5, 2022

Biotechnology & Cancer:
Causes, Cures and Careers

For High School students with biology or biotech lab experience

Genetic mutations which can result in cancer

For High School students with biology or biotech lab experience

  • Genetic mutations which can result in cancer
  • Bioinformatics relevant to cancer diagnosis and treatment
  • Lab assays for DNA and protein analysis
  • Career panel and discussions with scientists

Providing high school students with hands-on science activities, face time with scientists, exposure to potential careers, and a glimpse of community college life can have a lasting, positive impact.

What does it cost?

  • $450 per student per camp
  • Registration includes daily snacks and Friday lunch
  • A limited number of financial need-based scholarships are available.
  • A reduced camp fee of $225 is available to the first 20 Seattle Public School District students accepted into a camp. (Fee applies to only one camp per student.)


How does one apply?
Online applications available on the Shoreline Community College website on March 15, 2022

www.shoreline.edu/project-biotech/

The camp program has been designed and will be taught by experienced educators from Shoreline Community College’s Biotechnology Program and scientists/educators from the Seattle biotechnology and research community.

For more camp information contact: Dr. Reitha Weeks at reithaweeks@gmail.com Dr. Dina Kovarik at dkovarik@shoreline.edu

The Joint Science and Technology Institute for Students (JSTI-HS) is a two-week, fully-funded, residential STEM research program for current high school students in the United States and Department of Defense schools around the world. Students will participate in research projects mentored by Department of Defense research scientists and other subject matter experts. The purpose of the program is to inspire and encourage students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields, increase STEM literacy, and expose students to the importance of STEM through hands-on, relevant research.

Application Deadline: March 18, 2022

Camp BLAZE

Our vision is to empower, inspire and support strong women leaders.

It is the mission of the Camp Blaze organization to:

  • Facilitate leadership camps and mentorship opportunities for young women in a fire service environment.
  • Provide leadership and career development opportunities for women.

Application Deadline: March 31, 2022

Discover the courses designed to get you started in Game Arts and Visual Effects at the AIE workshop on Friday 3/18. 25 available slots. Register below!

About the Cultural and Creative Workforce Development Program (CCWD):

  • Internships range from 12-24 weeks long and are designed to give young people hands-on training in various creative fields
  • Interns work 10-14 hours a week at their internship sites and participate in 1-2 hours of CCWD program activities
  • Internships are generally open to individuals aged 16-26 years, based in Seattle and surrounding communities (some positions may have more specific age requirements)
  • Our approach is collaborative and community driven. Partners and sites are prioritized by their grounding in community development as well as their commitment to building a more equitable cultural and creative ecosystem

Learn how to operate at the highest standards of excellence through our industry-leading programs, while doing work that has meaning. By teaching fundamental skills, building confidence, and igniting their sense of adventure, we can forever impact the life of a child. Pedalheads also offers a generous give back program through annual social giving and a generous bursary program.

The Opportunity: We’re looking for Bike Instructors for our Spring Camps to join our team. Here’s how this job plays a role:

  • As a bike instructor you will spend your days outside while inspiring the next generation of cyclists. It’s active, it’s adventurous, it’s fun and it’s incredibly rewarding.
  • You don’t have to be a bike expert because we provide training for our programs for you to get going in your new role! 
  • WORK DATES:
    • Work dates: April 11 to 15
  • LOCATIONS:
    • Ballard Elks Club
    • Maple Leaf Lutheran Church

Youth Community Program is a non-residential, day program for 15 to 19 year olds. With the experience of field staff guiding them, participants complete service projects in their own community each day and return home at night. Crews meet at a designated site every morning and evening, Monday through Friday. Members spend an average of 6 hours per day working and one hour participating in an educational lesson, from which they earn high school credit and a $325/week stipend. During these 5 week sessions, participants learn new skills, challenge themselves, make new friends, and better their communities!

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Are you interested in joining an expedition team next summer? We don’t require any specific skill sets, just a willingness to learn, explore, and challenge yourself in a new environment!

We have a couple of eligibility requirements to participate in our expeditions, so before starting your application, make sure you read our Frequently Asked Questions (below).

Inspiring Girls Expeditions is a tuition-free program that interweaves field science, artistic inquiry, and backcountry travel. We seek engaged, multi-faceted, talented participants who embody the human experience; we believe the diversity of our program makes our expeditions so much stronger and insightful. Because we look for applicants who will share their perspectives and learn from one another, we do not choose team members based solely on their individual applications. We choose the team as a whole, according to what each member brings to the team.

  1. Diversity of backgrounds: a range of racial, ethnic, cultural, economic, gender, sexual orientation, family, and geographic identities and backgrounds.
  2. Diversity of interests and life experiences: a balance of interests in science, environment, art, outdoors, philosophy, social issues, and more. If you are passionate about something, tell us about it!
  3. Opportunity: we recognize and support applicants who hold identities and backgrounds historically excluded from science, technology, art, engineering, and math (STEAM) fields and those who may face more significant barriers entering STEAM and outdoor fields.

We are not necessarily looking for participants who are top athletes, achieve the highest the grades, or participate in the most extracurricular activities. We seek to build teams with a wide variety of interests, backgrounds, and life experiences. Although we would love to select everyone who applies, we have limited space on our expeditions each summer. If you think Inspiring Girls Expeditions is for you, submit your application!

Every summer, caring adults and teens join us at Day Camp to create a world of fun and belonging for our campers. Our camps are located across the Puget Sound region and each location features a unique natural landscape to set the scene for camp. Groups are formed by age and spend the day exploring and learning as they are led by counselors of Teen Leaders and Adult Volunteers. They’ll try out arts and crafts, sports, outdoor cooking, science, camp crafts, and more – there is something for everyone at Day Camp! 

Washington Business Week (WBW) creates a hands-on experiential environment to educate, empower and encourage a diverse population of high school students to recognize and achieve their potential. Business leaders, educators, high school students, and community volunteers teach and inspire one another to be responsible employees, employers and citizens.

WBW’s programs place high school students in a dynamic simulation where they compete as industry professionals, sharpen communication skills, and face real-world challenges. With the guidance of a mentor from the business community, students gain a competitive edge in college preparation, workplace readiness, and overall life success.

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Every year SCH offers local high Junior and Senior students the opportunity to participate in our free Nurse Camp at Seattle Children’s. The goal of the program is to provide high school students with a background that is historically underrepresented in the biomedical and health sciences an opportunity to engage in learning activities at Seattle Children’s that introduce them to nursing career pathways.

In RadioActive Youth Media’s fun and hands-on summer Intro to Radio Journalism Workshop, teens learn radio journalism and storytelling skills, build confidence, and work with others while creating a true radio story about one person.

The 2022 Intro Workshop will be a shortened version of our standard full-length intensive workshop, due to limited staff capacity.

The online application will be available here on March 1, 2022.

ABOUT THE SUMMER 2022 INTRO WORKSHOP:
• The workshop will last for one week, Monday-Friday July 11th-15th, 2022. We will meet online for three of those days, and in-person at KUOW in Seattle’s University District for two of those days. We’ll also have a short online orientation on July 6th, 2022.

• Up to 18 youth, ages 15-18, will be admitted to the program. Admission will be by lottery, with priority given to students who have less access to high-quality arts and media programming. All complete and enthusiastic applications will be considered for admission.

• Participants will learn basic radio production skills, including recording and editing using professional audio equipment from KUOW. Each participant will produce a short radio story with the support of a mentor. Stories will be released on the RadioActive Youth Media podcast and posted on kuow.org.

• For successfully completing the workshop, each participant will receive $250.

Microsoft High School Discovery Program is open to rising first-year students of a bachelor’s degree program (graduating high school senior) who live within 50 miles of Redmond, Washington, and are interested in technology. Students must be at least 16 years old and have a legal right to work in the U.S. for the duration of the program. Applicants will be paid and should be available to work full-time for 4 consecutive weeks (July 11 – August 5, 2022).

Discoverers will participate in a curriculum designed to learn programming fundamentals and develop career readiness skills while gaining mentorship from Microsoft employees. You will discover how your passions can evolve into a career in tech at Microsoft and beyond.

The Summer High School Internship Program (SHIP) is a competitive, eight-week, full-time paid internship for rising 12th graders. The program is specifically designed for students from backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical science. Selected interns attend an orientation day, then begin the internship with one week of hands-on training on laboratory safety techniques and skills in the Fred Hutch Training Labs. Interns are paired and immersed in mentored activities in a Fred Hutch research group in Seattle for the remaining seven weeks. Interns also participate in research education seminars, attend professional development workshops focused on college and careers and enjoy social activities with their teams and peers. The program culminates with intern presentations to the Fred Hutch community.

The program runs from Monday, June 27 through Friday, August 19, 2022. Students must be able to commit to this entire period in order to participate.

Deadline: March 31st, 2022

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ISBs are currently offering 3 opportunities for high school students. These opportunities will be a mix of in-person and virtual experiences, depending on COVID-19 restrictions. They begin as soon as this winter and extend potentially throughout the 2022-2023 academic year. The application for all of these opportunities is the same. This means your one, a complete application will make you eligible for all of the opportunities that you state you are interested in. Details on the programs are below. Please read all information available before contacting our staff with questions.

Interns will receive a stipend of $4,700, split into 3 payments across the summer, that will cover the entire 7-week experience

  • Systems Thinkers in STEM Ambassadorship (STiSA)
  • 7-Week Summer Internship for Rising Seniors
  • Environmental Systems in the Outdoors Research Experience

Deadline: March 16th, 2022 @ 4:00pm PT

Calling all creative writers! Join us for a new series of FREE creative writing workshops, hosted by TeenTix in collaboration with On the Boards. In each Art Begets Art mini-workshop, you’ll attend a performance at the On the Boards, then produce a piece of creative writing in response to the performance. Mini-workshops consist of three meetings: a pre-meeting to learn about the performance you’ll be seeing, the performance itself, and a post-meeting to work on your creative writing.

You’ll get to discuss the performance with other art-loving teens, meet the artist after the show, and receive individual mentorship from a professional writer on your work. There will also be an opportunity to publish your work on the TeenTix blog and receive a stipend for publication!

There are three different mini-workshops, each revolving around a different performance at On the Boards. You can sign up for one, two, or all three workshops!

Sign up

Boeing invites students from select Boeing-partnered high schools and community/technical colleges in Washington state to take part in manufacturing student development programs. Since 2015, more than 250 students have participated in a Boeing manufacturing student development program.

These programs provide students with:

Hands-on Training
Job Shadowing
Career Development Coaching
A Significant Head Start in pursuing their next step!


Virtual April- May; 7 Weeks
UNPAID
Participants: 11

For more information, contact the Boeing Workforce Development Team at WorkDev@exchange.boeing.com

Deadline: Feb 28th, 2022

Girls Who Code offers two FREE programs in the summer: the Summer Immersion Program and the Self-Paced Program. Applicants can apply for BOTH programs, if eligible, using this application. However, students can only participate in one Summer Program.

The Summer Immersion Program (SIP) is a live, virtual, 2-week introductory computer science course for current eligible 9th, 10th, and 11th grade US students and international students ages 14-18. SIP participants learn web development with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript while getting an inside look into the tech industry through incredible company partners. In addition to a completely free program, we offer grants up to $500 and tech support for qualifying students.

The Self-Paced Program is a 6-week flexible computer science course for current eligible 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade US students (including SIP alumni and graduating seniors) and international students ages 14-18 who prefer not to adhere to a set schedule. Self-Paced Program participants can choose to earn beginner-level badges in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript for web development or an intermediate-level badge in Python for cybersecurity. Students will also have the opportunity to build community through weekly live advisory sessions and Girls Who Code activities.

Questions?

Comic book artists, animators, video game designers, graphic artists… They all start somewhere! Build skills while doing what you love. Gage offers a safe digital space to learn from creative, forward-thinking, professional teaching artists!

Teen Art Studio (TAS), is a free, year-round, youth arts program that increases access to arts education for 1,500 King County youth, ages 13-18, who face barriers or limited access to creative outlets and who are experiencing homelessness, or are at-risk, LGBTQIA, underserved, or speak English as a second language. Learn more or register HERE

Every Friday, Year-Round

  • Capitol Hill Location 6:30-9:30p with Fatima Elzein
  • Bellevue Location TBA
  • South Park Location TBA

Support from YOU will provide resources to sustain and grow TAS and ensure that TAS meets the needs of low-income youth and youth experiencing homelessness so that they experience pivotal outcomes. In addition to developing creative skills, program participants report personal growth, improved abilities to forge strong peer relationships, and self-dedication to community involvement.

Boeing invites students from select Boeing-partnered high schools and community/technical colleges in Washington state to take part in manufacturing student development programs. Since 2015, more than 250 students have participated in a Boeing manufacturing student development program.

These programs provide students with:

  • Hands-on Training
  • Mock Interviews
  • Career Development Tools & Coaching

Aligned Boeing job roles:
Mechanical Assembly; Electrical Assembly; Seal

Virtual for 2021 (Usually Onsite)
July-August; 4 Weeks

PAID
Participants: 25

For more information, contact the Boeing Workforce Development Team at WorkDev@exchange.boeing.com 

Boeing invites students from select Boeing-partnered high schools and community/technical colleges in Washington state to take part in manufacturing student development programs. Since 2015, more than 250 students have participated in a Boeing manufacturing student development program.

These programs provide students with:

  • Job Shadowing
  • Hands-on Training
  • Career Development Tools & Coaching

Aligned Boeing job Roles:
Mechatronics, HVAC, Electrician, Machine Maintenance, Electronics Technician

Aligned Boeing job roles:
Mechanical Assembly; Electrical Assembly; Seal

Onsite (All Puget Sound Locations)
June-August; 8 Weeks

PAID
Participants: 17

For more information, contact the Boeing Workforce Development Team at WorkDev@exchange.boeing.com 

YESC is hosting its annual Environmental Symposium on March 25th from 8:30-1:30 at the University of Washington, Mary Gates Hall. We are looking to get information about the event out to as many parents, students, teachers, and green teams as possible. This event is open to all teens and we are hoping you would be willing to share with your network. I’ve included a brief blurb about the event below as well as attached a flyer.

YMCA Environmental Symposium

The Symposium gathers passionate, motivated student leaders together at the University of Washington to learn about the environmental issues facing our world and how to create a sustainable future for our schools, communities, and beyond! Participants will take part in hands-on workshops led by local organizations and designed to educate students about environmental topics as well as give teens the skills they need to address environmental issues in their schools and communities. Youth will be networking with peers and adults and gaining tools to create real, positive change. Lunch will be provided with vegetarian options available. There will also be a free raffle of outdoor and environmental prizes for all in attendance.

Supporting Youth Participation.

Participants can register online, by calling 206-587-6116 or emailing us at yesc@seattleymca.org. Deadline: March 17th. Groups of 5 or more must register by Feb 22nd. Space is limited so we encourage you to register quickly!

Register

Penguin Youth Leaders invite teens to join them for the next Penguin Artistic Cohort retreat Mon, Feb 21.

Retreats are our time to connect, play, deepen our skills, work with special guests, and hone our performance piece.

  • Explore leadership through acting
  • Bring a social justice lens to both leadership and theater
  • Connect with peers
  • The PAC is collaborating on a multi-disciplinary exploration of empathy and connection that weaves together their passions and interests: Shakespeare, Original Work, Music, and Movement. They are working towards a public performance in the spring.

No prior PAC involvement is necessary. Teens are welcome to join at any time in the process.

Pre – College Programs – Currently Open

The Pacific Northwest Association for College Admission Counseling (PNACAC) recently sent an invitation to your high school students to attend the 2022 Spring College Fair at Seattle University on Saturday, April 23 from 9 – 11:30 AM PDT. More than 100 colleges from across the country will be in attendance!

Our Pre-College Program, Urban Sustainability, will be based on a group of faculty-led activities from Seattle University. Students will be able to identify and explain 1) key environmental concerns in urban systems, 2) who is most impacted, 3) how these concerns are monitored and 4) potential solutions. This program is entirely project-based and includes a broad range of activities that span SU’s biology, chemistry, environmental studies, environmental science and environmental engineering programs. Our program emphasizes sustainability which includes social equity and inclusion as well as the issue of environmental justice which represents systemic and historical inequities for the populations that have disproportionately experience environmental burdens.

Current high school sophomores and juniors who are interested in learning about the nursing field and how to get into nursing school are invited to apply.

This is a free week-long symposium geared towards increasing access and opportunities in nursing to minority and low-income high school sophomores and juniors who are at least 16 years of age by the first day of camp. Students from all backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to apply.

Students Exploring Pharmacy (STEP) is a customized program designed to inspire high school students as they explore pharmacy as a career option. Students engage in hands-on activities that provide an introduction to pharmacy practice and perspective on the numerous ways a pharmacist contributes to improving people’s health—in ways that go far beyond dispensing medications.

UW School of Pharmacy faculty, who are nationally-known experts, teach classes and facilitate activities. The UW School of Pharmacy is ranked in the top 10 nationally and internationally and has pioneered leading-edge pharmacy practices.

Seattle University

The Albers Summer Business Institute (SBI) at Seattle University is a credit-bearing, project-based summer business camp for high school students focused on social entrepreneurship.

The program provides youth from African-American, Latino/Hispanic, Native American Indigenous, Pacific Islander, Hmong American, and Nepalese American heritages the opportunity to explore entrepreneurship, data visualization, economics, and more. Thanks to the support of our gracious sponsors, the two-week-long program is free to apply, has a $50 registration deposit, and operates on an equitable tiered scholarship support model for program tuition.

Do you have a high school student (currently in grade 9, 10, or 11) interested in entrepreneurship? Are they interested in experiencing college-level business, marketing, and economics classes? SBI is a great way for them to sample the instruction, interactions, and opportunities that business school offers.

Read more about the program for application deadlines, scholarships available, and program details. 

Seattle University

The Seattle University AI4ALL is an experience for high school students interested in criminal law and artificial intelligence (AI). Throughout the two weeks, students will learn about the intersection of modern technology and criminal justice issues, such as bias and equity. This program is project-focused and will include engagement with law enforcement and Seattle area tech companies.

Seattle University celebrates academic excellence achieved through diversity.  Consistent with this value, we strive to make our high school programs accessible to all students. Thanks to the support of our generous sponsors, we offer full, holistic, merit scholarships to students who need financial assistance to attend.  Priority is given to students who are under-represented in higher education, including Black/African American, Hmong American, Latino/Hispanic, Indigenous/Native American, Nepalese American, and Pacific Islander descents. Please see the Scholarship page for more detail about how to apply.

Grade Level: high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors

What is AI4ALL?

AI4ALL is a non-profit organization whose mission is to increase diversity and inclusion in artificial intelligence. AI4ALL was founded by leading AI technologists including Fei-Fei Li, Professor of Computer Science and Director of AI Lab at Stanford University, funded by key influencers including Melinda Gates and Jensen Huang.

Read more about the program for application deadlines, scholarships available, and program details. 

Explore Engineering Innovation and Biomedical Engineering Innovation are college courses for high school students.

Engineering Innovation offers several different courses for high school students.

  • Explore Engineering Innovation (In-person) (previously called Engineering Innovation) offered every summer
  • Explore Engineering Innovation (Online) (previously called Engineering Innovation) offered every summer
  • Biomedical Engineering Innovation (Online) offered year-round

Summer @ Cornish places you in classes with professional artists to hone your creative skills, gain a depth of knowledge about a particular arts discipline, and — for high school students — earn college credit and experience college life!.

Classes for teens cover all art disciplines. Summer at Cornish prepares students for art school through our Summer Intensives. Dive into Art and Design, Dance, Film, Music, Photography, Theater, and more. Every summer, hundreds of students gather on our vibrant downtown Seattle, Washington campus to attend a variety of classes taught by some of the region’s best-known practicing artists and esteemed Cornish faculty.

DigiPen Academy’s Summer Programs offer exciting ONSITE and ONLINE art programs and technology camps for students of ages 5-18. Under the encouraging guidance of our talented teaching staff, students learn, create and collaborate on hands-on projects in video game programming, art and animation, video game design, engineering, and music and sound design. By promoting teamwork and personal expression while reinforcing core academic subjects like math, physics, art and writing, students learn valuable lifelong skills in STEAM.

Study Abroad

Learn about the world by living in it! AMIGOS provides volunteers ages 13 to 22 the safest, most authentic service and immersion experiences in Latin America and the United States. Living and working in a new community gives you the chance to improve your Spanish (Latin American and virtual programs), make an impact, gain confidence, and build leadership skills. You’ll get to see the world in a truly unique way!

Whether you are a seasoned traveler or this is your first adventure away from home, Dragons offers a meaningful way to travel with intention. Experience what it’s like to live somewhere else, if only for a few weeks, through one of our immersive summer travel programs. Explore our trips in Asia, Latin America, Africa, and more.

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Our amazing summer abroad programs for high school students combine rugged journeys to some of the most spectacular places on earth, with authentic cultural immersion, language study, rewarding service-learning volunteer projects, and inspiring adventures. You’ll be secure in a supportive group environment and learn more than you ever dreamed. We have taken some of our favorite programs and packaged them to be perfect for High School aged students.

Our international programs are based on the concept of experiential education, and blend cultural immersion, outdoor adventures, personal and leadership development, volunteer and community service projects, ecotourism and sustainability focus.

They provide opportunities for meaningful connections with local people, pushing personal boundaries, and gaining knowledge of a country or region’s history, societies and environments, facilitated by our knowledgeable Program Instructors.

If you are looking for an experience that challenges you, broadens your horizons, and merges cultural insights and environmental sensitivity with fun and adventure – come and explore with us!

Our summer internships programs are suitable for high school students and teens ideally 15 – 17 years.

Internships and Programs – Deadline Passed

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Internships are open to anyone 16 or older, regardless of current or completed education. Applications close February 15, 2022, at 11:59 PM PT.

  • Audio Production Internship
  • Drive Time Producer Internship
  • Live on KEXP Booking Internship
  • Social Media & Digital Community Internship

What to expect?
KEXP internships are 6-months long and interns must have availability of 15 hours per week, during regular business hours (9 am-6 pm, Monday-Friday).
All interns are paid $22/hr.
Depending on the state of COVID-19, the internship experience may be remote, in-person, or a hybrid of the two. Currently, all internships are hybrid and require an on-site presence at KEXP’s office in Seattle.
Interns must be vaccinated against COVID-19 before entering the KEXP office.
Interns must live in the Seattle area.

What are we looking for?
We look for diverse individuals who are motivated team players, excellent communicators, and most importantly are passionate about KEXP’s mission and have a fanatical love of music.

Internships are open to anyone 16 or older, regardless of current or completed education. Applications close February 15, 2022, at 11:59 PM PT.

Audio Production Internship
Drive Time Producer Internship
Live on KEXP Booking Internship
Social Media & Digital Community Internship

What to expect?
KEXP internships are 6-months long and interns must have availability of 15 hours per week, during regular business hours (9 am-6 pm, Monday-Friday).
All interns are paid $22/hr.
Depending on the state of COVID-19, the internship experience may be remote, in-person or a hybrid of the two. Currently, all internships are hybrid and require an on-site presence at KEXP’s office in Seattle.
Interns must be vaccinated against COVID-19 before entering the KEXP office.
Interns must live in the Seattle area.

What are we looking for?
We look for diverse individuals who are motivated team players, excellent communicators, and most importantly are passionate about KEXP’s mission and have a fanatical love of music.

Are you a high school sophomore or junior interested in becoming a Professional Pilot, Air Traffic Controller, Airport or Airline Manager, or Unmanned Aerial Systems Specialist? If so, then you and your parent are invited to Aeronautical Science Pathway (ASP) Info Night! Join us for a presentation and Q&A about how you can join the 2019-2020 ASP class to jumpstart your career in aviation. Aeronautical Science Pathway is for high school juniors and seniors.  The next information night is February 22, 2022.

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Read more about the Aeronautical Science Pathway Information Night. 

Urban ArtWorks is currently recruiting teens aged 14 – 19 for Spring Mural Apprenticeship Program (March 1st – May 14th, 4 PM – 6 PM), a paid opportunity for youth to get arts employment training while researching designing and installing public artwork in Seattle. Youth work with a professional teaching artist to work on visual art skills and the mural project.

Responsibilities include:

  • Arrive on time and prepared
  • Communicate promptly with mentors when scheduling issues arise
  • Wear paint clothes
  • treat others with dignity and respect
  • give things a try
  • Represent Urban ArtWorks during the apprenticeship period – both inside and outside the studio
  • Willingness to learn about artists that create public art and practice new techniques

If interested, please apply via email at Eboni@UrbanArtWorks.org.

For more information please visit their website.

Arts Corps is pleased to offer youth 6th – 12th grade this paid internship opportunity Art 4 Life Digital. Earn $300 for the engaging work of expressing your passion through digital art. Learn Procreate and connect your expression to the possibilities of a life in the arts. Explore where art meets technology, attend an interactive professional panel, and present your cohort’s work in an entrepreneurial campaign. What would your life be like in creative fields?

The Art 4 life: Digital curriculum offers skill-building in the craft of digital art and mixed media. express your ideas utilizing Procreate on iPads (provided).

  • digital art,
  • storytelling
  • professional experiences
  • performance/presentation opportunities
  • students career exploration in creative and technology spaces.
  • $300 internship completion stipend 

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We’re looking for passionate young people who have an interest in learning about the ocean and will work to inspire others to take conservation action.

Youth Ocean Advocates must be enrolled in grades 9–12 in a high school, Running Start or homeschool program at time of application.

For more than 20 years TIPS has provided over 1,100 teenagers with internships in more than 230 nonprofits in the Puget Sound area and provided over 230,000 public service hours. During the program, our interns spend 6-8 weeks working with their nonprofits in a variety of service areas. They develop skills and have the chance to work on a wide array of projects with some of the most driven and inspiring nonprofit organizations in the Puget Sound area. We also provide our interns with several opportunities to work with their larger class at a job-readiness orientation, leadership and professional development training day, a day of service, and a celebration of service.

Join students from across the country this summer for an unparalleled research internship experience at the University of Washington’s Harborview Medical Center campus in Seattle, WA.
HIPRC’s Summer Research Program (INSIGHT) program is an intensive, eight-week summer internship for undergraduate students, graduate students and first-year medical students. Applications are open from mid-November to mid-January for the coming summer. INSIGHT provides paid research experience and mentorship for students who are interested in injury and violence prevention research. Participants are matched to research projects and partnered with health sciences faculty from across the University of Washington and work alongside peers and health professionals from an array of disciplines. Past research areas include elucidating the risk factors and causes of injuries, injury and violence prevention strategies, acute and chronic care of injured patients, outcomes from trauma, and interventions to return the injured individual to their full potential. The INSIGHT program is supported by The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD).

For high school students, we offer a four-week summer program designed to introduce students to medicine, public health and research. For more information on the high school program, visit the INSIGHT High School Page.

The UW Medicine Department of Neurological Surgery Summer Student Program provides “Bench to Bedside” exposure in the field of neurosciences.

Established in 2008 by Richard G. Ellenbogen, M.D., Professor and Chair of the UW Department of Neurological Surgery, the program provides students seeking summer lab placements the opportunity to explore basic and clinical neurosciences.

Our hope is that students will be so excited by their work that they will desire to pursue an academic career in research and/or medicine.

Our mission is to recruit and educate a wide spectrum of students from diverse backgrounds, focusing on those under-represented in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), and broaden their knowledge base in the field of biomedical research, including translational, clinical and basic research; and to inspire students to pursue a career in research, medicine or allied fields, especially in Neuroscience.

We are proud to announce that the program has recently received NIH support.