Chief Sealth International High School

Chief Sealth International
High School
Career Center


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Student Internships

An internship is a short-term job that allows the worker, or intern, to gain introductory experience in a certain profession. It is a great way to gain hands-on experience to build toward your future career.

Need help applying for these opportunities? Visit the Career Center in 252B for assistance or email Ms. Filley Bentler

Local Internship Spotlights

Duwamish Valley Youth Corps

Spring Session: Attend every Wednesday 4:30 – 6 p.m. and Saturdays 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at South Park Community Center – 8319 8th Ave, Seattle, WA 98108

Duwamish Valley Youth Corps is a powerful youth engagement program focusing on environmental justice and job skills. Every quarter, this program welcomes new youth to join, and get paid a stipend for improving their community and environment.


  • Go to Rm 252B for assistance and see Ms. Filley Bentler, CCLC

Seattle Youth Employment Program (SYEP)

Deadline Extended to: April 21, 2024

The Seattle Youth Employment Program (SYEP) supports young people (ages 16 to 24) from qualifying-income households and communities that experience racial, social, and economic disparities. The goal is to increase youth and young adults’ ability to pursue careers that pay well and are meaningful to them. Youth must attend a SPS high school and/or live in Seattle city limits.


  • Contact their office by calling 206-386-1375 or email; Interpretation services are available.
  • Drop by Room 252B at CSIHS for help applying!

Internships for All SPS Students

SPS Career Quest Internships

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Career Quest is a Seattle Public Schools (SPS) Internship program. Students can earn high school credit outside of their school day while exploring careers for their futures. These internships and jobs help students gain valuable experience to prepare them for future success. The Career Quest program connects students to credit-earning opportunities in two ways:

Do you have a job or internship or will have one soon? Great news! You can earn up to 1.0 CTE credits for work and internship experiences. To participate, students must meet the following criteria:

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  • Students must be at least 16 years old
  • Students must have a job or internship

To enroll in this program, students must complete the following:

  • Complete the Learning at Work interest form below
  • Complete the enrollment packet and return to your CCLC

To complete this program, students must complete at least 180 hours in one school year for 0.5 CTE credits or 360 for 1.0 CTE credits. Hours will not count until your enrollment has been approved.

Career Connected Learning Coordinators by High School

Alan T. Sugiyama High School
Crystal Welander, Teacher and Worksite Learning Coordinator

Ballard High School
Brent Martin, Teacher and Worksite Learning Coordinator

Bridges XIP Program
North Region: Siphia Mann,
South Region: Katherine Meyer,
Central Region: Lilna Givan-Williams,
XIP Website

Cascade K-12 Virtual Option
Karina Luboff, Teacher and Worksite Learning Coordinator

The Center School
Alfred Sidman, Teacher and Worksite Learning Supervisor
The Center School Career Center

Chief Sealth International High School
Teacher and Worksite Learning Coordinators:
Linda Filley Bentler,
Daron Camacho,
Chief Sealth Career Center

Cleveland High School
Joseph Mingo, Teacher and Worksite Learning Coordinator
Cleveland High School

Franklin High School
Daniel Ruiz, Teacher and Worksite Learning Coordinator
Franklin website

Garfield High School
Jharman Lightner, Teacher and Worksite Learning Coordinator
Garfield College and Career Center

Ingraham High School
Genet Simone, Teacher and Worksite Learning Coordinator
Ingraham Career Connected Learning

Danso Gyamerah, Teacher and Worksite Learning Coordinator
Interagency Experiential Learning Opportunities

Lincoln High School
Wyn Pottinger-Levy, Teacher and Worksite Learning Coordinator

Middle College High School
Teacher and Worksite Learning Coordinators:
Lura Ercolano,
Yvonne Dunn,
Rebecca Goldberg,

Nathan Hale High School
Brian Babinec, Teacher and Worksite Learning Coordinator

NOVA High School
Jennifer Spigner, Teacher and Worksite Learning Coordinator

Rainier Beach High School
Teacher and Worksite Learning Coordinators:
Geoff Bolan,
Joseph Murphy,

Roosevelt High School
Edward Rho, Teacher and Worksite Learning Coordinator

Seattle Skills Center/ District Office
Karina Luboff, Teacher and Worksite Learning Coordinator
Skills Center website

Seattle World School
Bill Butler, Teacher and Worksite Learning Coordinator

West Seattle High School
Brian Fitzgerald, Teacher and Worksite Learning Coordinator

Not all learning takes place in a classroom! Interested students can sign up for a Career Quest course during the summer. Apply to join one of our amazing internship programs this summer! Once applications are open, links will appear next to each bullet point below.

Summer Career Quest applications are currently closed. Please see the list of community internships below for additional opportunities.

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Summer Career Quest Internships provide students with career exploration and development opportunities.  Student-interns will work closely with their internship host to discuss solutions and ideas while developing problem-solving, creativity, collaboration, presentation and networking skills. Students participate in a wide range of workplace activities to gain skills and knowledge for specific occupations, while being supported by weekly career development class time with a Seattle Public Schools Career Quest teacher. 

Program Details:

  • Internships for Summer 2024 will take place from July 9-August 2.
  • Interns work 5.5 hours per day (1/2 hour unpaid lunch), Tuesday-Thursday at 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at the workplace.
  • SPS Career Quest will find and place your intern(s) through our application process based on career pathway and personal interests.
  • Interns attend weekly Career Quest classes to build their career portfolio and receive internship coaching and support.

Employer Details:

  • Host pays intern at least $18.69/hour (SPS student hourly rate)
  • Host collaborates with SPS staff to design an internship position
  • Hosts attend program internship
  • Hosts provide ongoing support to student interns
  • Hosts provide opportunities for students to reflect on their work and grow

Internship Directory

Updated: May 20, 2024

Live list of available internships open to Seattle Public Schools students (ages and requirements vary).

Review the tabs below to search for available internships and learning opportunities. Check out the Learning at Work tab above for details on how to earn credit for work or an internship.

Internships & Programs – Open

Quick highlights of Internships and Programs that are OPEN right now below.

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Who: Female-identifying youth of color, ages 16-25, who live in a 20 mile radius of zip code 98144 who are currently or formerly connected to service systems (e.g. foster care, juvenile justice, mental health, etc.).

What:  Learn professional and therapeutic skills on how to be a youth peer mentor to younger youth who are struggling through middle school and relationships. Earning $20 per hour. There are 12 spots available

What are the criteria for a successful application? At least 17 years old, female-identifying history of system-involvement. We are looking for individuals who have natural leadership skills but may not always use them in the right way. Individuals who care about their community members love sharing their life experiences of navigating life and overcoming adversity. We want those usually identified as “at-risk” “hard to serve.” Applicants will apply online. They don’t need a resume; if being referred by the school who will give credit for this program, they should list a school representative.

What is the timeframe of the internship? Internships start in June 2024, you can email for more information.

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What: Be a Dance Buddy to a neurodiverse or disabled student in an adaptive movement camp. Volunteers will dance, move, ad play with students facilitated by a teacher. They will provide unique support to students to make sure that everyone is safe and engaged

When: Shifts are available Monday- Thursday the following weeks/times:

  • June 24-27, 12:15-3:45PM
  • July 8-11 9:45-1:15PM
  • July 22-25 12:15-3:45PM
  • July 29-August 1 12:15-3:45PM
  • August 5-8 9:45AM-1:!5PM
  • August 12-15 12:15-3:45PM

Where: All That Dance, 3012 NE Blakeley St, Seattle, WA 98105

Who: High school students working towards becoming first generation college students

What: Create a podcast, a digital story, an interactive map and learn about and experience college life on the UW Seattle campus.

Pay: All students who finish the program get $630.

Deadline: The application deadline is 5/31

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Make your mark on Art — apply for TAG!

What: TAG is an intensive program for high school–aged youth who are interested in leadership and community, eager to learn about themselves and the world through art, and want to make SAM fun and engaging for teens.
Learn about the many unseen sides of an art museum, from exhibit conceptualization, to curation, and conservation.
Share your passion for art with others by leading tours and connecting with the community through social media.
Plan Teen Night Out and other special events like screenings and gallery talks.
Create your own art in new and familiar mediums; this is the space to try something daring!

Who: High School Students

Deadline: May 19, 2024

When: TAG meets every Thursday from 5:00-7:00 pm. This year’s cohort will meet from early October 2024 through May 2025. TAG participants elect to receive either community-service learning credit or monetary compensation commensurate with Washington State’s annual minimum wage.

What: Teen Tix offers opportunities for teens interested in writing, podcasting, advocacy, and a summer program specifically for teen artists of color to receive mentorship on their craft. All programs are paid positions and we offer a wellness/transportation stipend for participants.

  • M-TAC Program Application
  • New Guard Program Application
  • Teen Tix Arts Podcast Applicatioon
  • Teen Tix Newsroom Application

Deadline: Varies by program, click the link to learn more!

What: One-week residential camp at Washington State University that offers students unique chance to explore the potential for a future career in transportation—whether it’s in engineering, planning, or beyond, all while immersing themselves in the college campus experience.

Here’s what students can look forward to:

1. College Campus Experience: Spend a week of summer on a beautiful college campus, where students will have the chance to make new friends, soak in the collegiate atmosphere, and gain firsthand experience of campus life.

2. Educational Adventures: Embark on exciting field trips with professionals to transportation facilities such as the Northwest Region Transportation Management Center, providing invaluable insights into the inner workings of these crucial infrastructures.

3. Free Participation: This camp is entirely free for participants, ensuring accessibility for all eager learners.

Deadline: Priority deadline is April 28, but applications are ongoing

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What: Are you interested in exploring careers in environmental fields? We are looking for curious, creative, and enthusiastic teens with a commitment to community and equity to join our Summer 2024 intern cohort! No previous experience in environmental issues required.

This internship program integrates multiple disciplines and ways of knowing to support a diverse community of interns in finding a career path that is right for them.

Who: Teens aged 16-18

When: July 8 – August 2, 2024, Monday through Friday, 9AM-3PM (with slight variation)

Where: Washington Park Arboretum and locations around the greater Seattle area

Compensation: $1750 stipend for completion of the four week program

Questions: Contact

Port of Seattle

Applications are now open during May 2024 for students to gain career ready skills in a corporate environment. High School internships to explore careers at the Port fall into the following career focus areas:

  • Aviation Operations
  • Maritime Operations
  • Governance
  • Community Engagement
  • Green Jobs

Who: 16 years old by July 1st, authorized to work in the United States

When: July 1 – August 23 (with some variation)

Where: Port of Seattle

Compensation: $19.97/hour (up to 25 hours per week)

Deadline: May 17 – read the application guide for more information

King County Parks Youth Conservation Corps is a summer internship program that provides 10 high school-aged youth environmental learning opportunities.  This seven-week program runs from July 8 –to August 15, 2024. Interns will work with King County Parks & Recreation Division staff at multiple Parks locations to better understand the breadth and depth of environmental justice, ecological restoration, and parks and recreation management practices. The program will provide growth and learning opportunities, foster positive work relationships, and support youth in experiencing the work life environment.  

Deadline: April 21, 2024

Who: 10th – 12th High school students (must be 16 by the start of the program)

When: July 8-August 15, 2024

Where: Bethaday Community Learning Center (605 SW 108th St, Seattle, WA 98146)

Compensation:$19.17 Hourly

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What: Two pathways to jumpstart a career in biotech. Students gain hands-on training in a biomanufacturing lab, network with industry experts, increase their job opportunities upon completion and earn 9 college credits with free tuition through Running Start. This program can be taken in conjunction with a full-time high school schedule.

  • Pathway 1: Basics of Biomanufacturing Certificate (9 months) – HS students learn basic lab techniques in biomanufacturing, explore careers, and interact with industry mentors – for 11th and 12th graders
  • Pathway 2: Fred Hutch Lab Technician Certificate (2 years) – Expand upon the basics of the biomanufacturing certificate (pathway 1) by collaborating with scientists at Fred Hutch and expanding hands-on training with cutting edge technologies at Shoreline Community College – for rising seniors
Museum of Flight: Aeronautical Science Pathway PRogram: Fast track your way to a high demand aviation career with Aeronautical Science Pathway!

The Aeronautical Science Pathway (ASP) program is designed for high school juniors and seniors who want to become professional pilots or work in one of many aviation operations management fields, such as unmanned aerial systems (drones), air traffic control, airport management, or airline dispatch. Six college-level courses will be embedded within each yearlong course, all which are core to earning an Associate and a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Aeronautical Science at Green River College.

Dates: Mondays to Thursday

Time: 3:45 to 6:00 PM (plus an additional 3.5 hours per week of online learning)– Follows Highline District Schedules

Who: Rising juniors and seniors (grades 11 and 12)

Location: The Museum of Flight

Program fee: Free

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Private Pilot Ground School (PPGS) is a three-week summer course that provides the opportunity for rising 9th-12th grade students to explore the world of aviation while creating a base of aeronautical knowledge that pilots need to successfully pass the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) private pilot exam.

Dates: June through July 2024 (exact dates TBD)
Time: 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM; Monday – Friday
To earn the .5 high school elective credit and 5 college credits, students cannot miss more than two days of class
Who: Rising high school students (grades 9 – 12)
Location: The Museum of Flight
Program fee: Free

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What: The 2024 SCA Seattle Summer Urban Green Crew will work with local partners to do invasive species maintenance, erosion control, trail maintenance, and mulching.

The majority of the crew’s work will be in parks and green spaces in the Seattle area. The crew will also spend three days and two nights working with the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, camping at Denny Creek Campground. SCA will provide all food, transportation, and gear for this trip.

The crew will take part in environmental education and green job readiness activities throughout the week. This includes field trips to a number of sites in the region every Friday. Students sare paid $20/hour, 33-35 hours per week for 7 weeks

Who: The crew will be comprised of 12 students, ages 14-19, and 2 adult crew leaders. Housing is not provided, except during the camping trip. 

•    Applicants must be 14-19 years of age during the program dates
•    Must be currently in high school or a recent high school graduate
•    Must be located in the greater Seattle area (housing not provided)


•    Must be available for camping trip (August 7-9)
•    Must be available for the ENTIRE program to be considered!! (7/8/24-8/23/24)

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

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.

Who: 9th, 10th, & 11th-grade students of color

When:Self-paced: July 15 – July 19, 2024, residential program at Seattle University from July 20-26

Where: Seattle University at Albers School of Business and Economics

Deadline: May 31, 2022

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What: Uterish is an intersectional feminist nonprofit that focuses on education, activism, and fundraising for reproductive justice causes. This is a remote, part-time, unpaid internship. Interns will develop editorial and communication skills, writing for the Uterish blog and newsletter. They will assist with publicity projects and develop social media campaigns, among other opportunities.

When: June-August, 2024 (flexible time)

Where: Remote

Questions?: Contact or visit Uterish website

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Interested in learning about architecture and design?
Join The Miller Hull Partnership for the 2024 Open Studio Internship: an introduction to
architecture and design for an under-resourced student who has completed 11th or 12th grade.
Learn about the architectural profession, connect with people in design and discover how
architecture shapes and engages our world.

Who: 11th – 12th-grade high school students

When: 4 weeks, beginning August 5, 2022, and ending on August 30, 2022

Where: Polson Building – 71 Columbia, 6th Floor Seattle WA, 98104

Compensation: $20 hourly rate

Deadline: May 1, 2024

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Who: Youth must be 14-18 years old and have interest in learning about urban farming and/or wetlands restoration

What: RBYS is a youth employment program of Tilth Alliance for youth, ages 14-18, to gain job experience through wetland restoration and farm education. Participants will work at the Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands and support with field maintenance, food distribution, and wetland restoration.

When: Spring, Fall, and Summer (see website for exact seasonal date ranges)

Where: The farm is located Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands 5513 S Cloverdale Street, Seattle, WA 98118

Pay: Participants are paid $19.97 per hour and receive checks bi-weekly.

Deadline: For Spring 2024 (1/31/24), for Summer (5/17/2024), for Fall (8/3/2024)

Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle

Who: 18 to 24 year old students (graduating seniors welcome to apply!)

What: A paid internship that connects young adults to permanent employment opportunities in the maritime industry. Participants get paid an hourly stipend, enjoy case management and employment support as well as resume building and networking opportunities.

When: Rolling Admissions

Questions?: Contact Grace Dollente, Youth Engagement Coordinator, at Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle

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What: Duwamish Valley Youth Core is a paid environmentally based job skills program for teens. Participants spend a significant amount of time outdoors in the South Park and Georgetown communities and natural areas learning about ecology and job skills. The program is equal parts environmental science, job skills training, stewardship and outdoor hands-on work. We seek a diverse group of teens to create a balanced team.

Pay: Up to $600 Stipend

Deadline: Not listed, but apply ASAP to make sure that you can participate!

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Who: Students must live within Seattle City limits or attend schools in Seattle, open to students ages 14-24 with IEP/504 plan and meet income requirements. Students are paid a quarterly stipend and can earn up to $250 in incentives.

When: 9/11-12/20 (current quarter, upcoming quarters TBA) on Mondays from 5-6:30PM on Zoom and Wednesdays from 4PM-6:30PM on Zoom.

Contact: Eugene Choi or Rachel Lewis

What: A year-round pre-employment Earn and Learn Mentorship and Job Training Program. Career Explorations is a dynamic initiative designed to empower and inspire the youth of the city. Participants in the program will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities and workshops, including job shadowing, internships, and mentorship opportunities They will also be exposed to various career fields with-in Parks and Recreation, allowing them to discover their passions and interests. Pay is $18.69 per hour.

Who: The program is aimed at teenagers between the ages of 15 to 21 who are looking to explore different career paths, develop new skills, and gain valuable hands-on experience leading into employment with the parks and recreation department and beyond. The summer program is open to students from ages 13-15 1/2.

When: October 17-December 21, 2023!

Who: Students from Rainier Beach, Franklin, or Chief Sealth HS who are passionate about social change and leading the charge on a mental health campaign in Seattle Public Schools.

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What: FEEST trains youth of color and working-class youth to build collective power and organize for transformative and systemic change in their schools. Our power comes from building a strong base, developing youth leaders, and running dynamic, radically joyful campaigns for systemic material change. Our work is both youth-led and multigenerational. Duties will include:

  • Building Campaigns
  • Community Outreach
  • Public Speaking

When: August 2023-June 2024, weekly meetings, presentations, and more

Compensation: $25/hour

Who: Urban Native Education Alliance was founded in 2008 to engage generations of Native youth through education, culture, and tradition. This opportunity is open to High School age Native Youth. Tribal enrollment is not required.

What: Youth Interns receive a $500 monthly stipend from UNEA for 6 hours of work per week.

When: Tuesdays/Thursdays 5:30-8PM (okay to attend one of two days), with mandatory virtual meetings on Sundays from 7-8PM

Where: North Seattle College

To Apply: send resume, letter of interest and biography of yourself (including goals, interests, strengths, and favorite quote) to Sarah Sense-Wilson An agreement form as well as a one-page PDF form must be completed and will be sent out upon request.

Deadline: Rolling applications

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Who: The Youth Exploration Program is designed to introduce career exploration to in-school youth ages 14-21 with an IEP or 504 Plan to apprentice-able pathways in the trades.


  • Work-Readiness Classroom Workshops: Held virtually or in-person during the school year
  • Summer Boot Camps: work-based learning, 40-hour paid training
  • Exploring trades careers through job site tours, informational interviews, and job shadowing, when available.
  • Strength building and how to support ones needs while practicing self-advocacy, workplace communication, and team building

Learn More: To learn more and apply, contact Director of Programs, Dee Jackson at or call 206-710-1004

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The Seattle Police Law Enforcement Exploring program aims to bridge the gap between youth and police by educating and involving them in police operations and to interest them in Law Enforcement.

Who: Exploring is for young men and women 14 to 21 years of age with a grade point average of 2.5 or above

When: must attend 2 – 4 monthly meetings in succession.

Cost: Free

Deadline: N/A

Application: If you’re interested, please reach out to Officer Tre Smith,

City of Seattle Fire Department

Young adults seeking a career as a Seattle firefighter can apply to participate in our department’s cadet programs.

Applications are accepted year round. Applications received February 1-July 31 will be notified of selection decisions in August. Applications received August 1-January 31 will be notified of selection decisions in February.

To qualify for the program, you must:

  • 16 to 20 year old students
  • Be in good physical condition (must complete Cadet Program Physical Ability Test)
  • Meet required attendance expectations
  • Have a strong desire to be a Seattle Firefighter

When: Saturdays, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m

Where: Joint Training Facility (9401 Myers Way South)

Cost: Initial cost of $95.00 and $10.00 per month in membership dues. There are additional fees for special trips and events. Financial assistance is available

What: A variety of opportunities including media arts club, youth advisory council, and a social media internship (paid). Gay City promotes protective factors that support the development and self-determination of LBGBTQ youth.

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What: Femme2STEM is a FREE program geared toward serving female-identified BIPOC youth ages 17 – 24 who are furthest from opportunity by assisting them to overcome institutional barriers and racial & social inequities to explore, plan, and ultimately launch careers in STEM

Who: Female-identified BIPOC youth ages 17 – 24 who are furthest from opportunity and interested in STEM

When: Rolling application

Services offer:

  • Career exploration
  • STEM college & career readiness
  • College & career navigation support
  • Academic & social-emotional support
  • Internships
  • Mentorship and peer support
  • Site visits
  • Informational interviews

Contact Carina cforsell@ywcaworks.or

For more information, please visit their website

Internships and Programs – Closed

We’re sorry that you missed some of these opportunities, but do not worry! Internships and programs are year-round, so in the meantime, please view the internships and programs and mark your calendar to register next time.

Agriculture Sciences

What: Y-WE Grow is our farming and food justice program at Marra Farm, a community garden in South Park, Seattle, near the Duwamish River. Each year, we offer Fall and Spring cohorts at Marra Farm

Who: For young women, trans, non-binary, and gender expansive youth ages 13-19. We also offer a summer internship and various community events.

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When: Every Saturday from 9AM-12:30PM, September 16-October 28 (meals provided, transportation arranged). Deadline to Apply is 9/24.

Where: Marra Farm – 9026 4th Ave S

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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. Students can learn service learning hours for their time.

Who: Grades 9–12 in a high school, Running Start, or homeschool program at the time of application.

Where: Seattle Aquarium

When: School Year 2024


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The Wastewater Treatment Division (WTD) is partnering with the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust to provide a high school summer internship program.  We are seeking 12 interns interested in learning how government agencies, nonprofit organizations and local communities influence the health of the waterways in the Puget Sound region. Interns will gain a deep understanding of the role we all play in this issue, and the careers that contribute to improving water quality and protecting the environment. Interns will learn about environmental and social justice issues by participating in field trips and workshops. A large component of the internship involves practicing communication skills and improving public speaking. The goal is for interns to pass on the knowledge they gain to members of their school and community.

Who: For high school youth at least 16 years old when program begins on July 8. We strongly encourage applicants who are underrepresented in environmental careers and new to exploring environmental topics.

When: (2023): July 8 – Aug 9, 28 hrs./week with optional work during the school year

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

Compensation: $20.10 per hour

Deadline: April 28, 2024

Please click the apply button to view more information and apply.

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When: February 13-May 7, 2024, 3PM-6PM for 16-20 hours per week (Monday through Friday and occasional weekends).

Who: Immigrants and Refugees

What: Student interns can learn more about environmental issues and help their community through ecological restoration, getting paid for work in places like Westcrest Park, Kubota Garden, Tukwila Park, and more.


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Youth Community Program is a non-residential, day program for 15 to 18-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!

Who: High school students, 15 – 18-year-old

When: Summer! (Timeline varies), Monday – Friday

Where: Varies

Compensation: $375/week for participation, plus $50/week in bonuses

Deadline: Please view the website and email  with any questions.

Who: High School Students with priority given to applicants from the Renton, Tukwila, or Skyway area

What: Field trips and skill-building workshops with a series of youth-led projects focused on transit equity, public transit, sustainability, urban planning, and government policy

King County Metro

Compensation: Participants are paid $20/hour

When: July 10-July 28, 2023, Monday through Friday 9AM-3PM (application due May 14)

Where: Renton (exact location TBD)

Hip Hop is Green’s mission of creating healthy communities by promoting plant-based, culturally relevant eating and teaching Black, Indigenous, and other youth of color (BIPOC) ages 12 to 24 traditional organic and innovative hydroponic farming methods and reconnecting them to a long tradition of BIPOC farmers. The Farm & Lab is a unique opportunity to showcase community-developed, innovative solutions for food security and food justice.

Who: BIPOC students ages 12 to 24 years old

When: June 28th to September 8th

Where: Cherry Street Urban Farm

Compensation: $500

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What: Work to serve and improve WA State Parks as part of a youth leadership group.

When: The Leadership Program will meet during the 2022-2023 School year with the option of meeting during the summer at a regional State Park. Meetings will be held after school hours and on weekends.

Where: Most meetings will be on Teams, with some in-person options.

How to apply: Click the link below and scroll down to look for the “What’s New” section. Click on the green Youth Leadership Program picture and you will be directed to an interest/application form.

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Participants will prepare for careers as environmental professionals in science and education fields, develop leadership skills, work with children in a camp setting, and lead a horticultural project in the Washington Park Arboretum.

  • Who: High school students, 16 or older
  • When: This Summer! July 11 – August 5, 2022
  • Where: Washington Park Arboretum. Interns will also spend time meeting with environmental professionals from different backgrounds and types of environmental organizations across the Puget Sound region.
  • Compensation: $1,500 stipend paid upon successful completion of the internship. ORCA transit card. Fulfillment of volunteer/service-learning requirements. References are available upon request after completion.
  • Deadline: May 28th, 2022
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What: Join the Seattle Aquarium to learn more about salmon! Trained naturalists will be on-site to help you spot spawning salmon and learn about the things we can all do to help them. Free and family-friendly!

Who: All ages

When: Saturdays (August – October), 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

Where: Cedar River (August – September) & Location varies (October) *Please visit the website for specific dates and locations

Fees: Free

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The Seattle Aquarium is proud to host this FREE, online, drop-in club for teens in grades 9–12 who are interested in and passionate about marine conservation.

The club will meet online every Tuesday from 4:30pm to 6pm, with a monthly in-person meeting focused on a fun conservation activity.

They cover a variety of marine conservation-based topics each month, including:

  • Empathy for local marine organisms
  • Equity in marine conservation
  • Careers in marine conservation
  • Local marine environments such as tide pools and eelgrass habitats
  • Research conducted by the Seattle Aquarium
  • And so much more!

Who: 9th – 12th grade students

When: Every Tuesday

Where: Virtual

Fees: FREE

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YESC is hosting its annual Environmental Symposium on March 25, 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 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 it with your network.

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.

Who: All High School Students

When: March 25 from 8:30 am – 1:30 PM

Cost: Free

Deadline: Feb 22

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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!

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 more 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.

When: Summer 2022

Cost: Free

Deadline: February 7th

What: Earn $900 for successful completion of a course in architectural visualization and hydroponics. Students will learn 3D modeling/CAD, Game Design, Engineering and Construction, hands-on microgreens growing and much more!

Where: William Grose Center (101 23rd Ave S, Seattle, WA)

When: February 22-May 6, 4:30PM-6:30PM on Weds and Thursday

Who: Youths 16 to 24 years old

Learn more and apply by emailing

Business & Marketing

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What: The Seattle Parks and Recreation Department, Youth Employment and Service-Learning or YESL unit is seeking youth to participate in an internship to plan projects and support YESL team in planning and delivering programs to youth. Pay is $18.69 per hour. Job responsibilities include:

  • Practical work experience that could connect youth to a broad range of service and training opportunities. 
  • Experience an important role in the community, youth will see and learn the essential tasks, skills and work that is needed to run effective programs. 
  • Develop quality customer service skills, community outreach skills, basic budgeting, and planning, and learn to work with the diverse public. 
  • Collaborate with and support the YESL team to build and update program curriculum.
  • Work closely with the YESL team to assist in the design and production of YESL related designs.
  • Assist with the preemployment training program by taking attendance, maintaining accurate records, organizing materials, and assist facilitators where necessary to ensure a smooth and engaging learning environment.
  • Contribute to the planning and execution of special events, workshops, and activities.
  • Provide onsite support during events.
  • Prepare and present a PowerPoint presentation describing experience during a pre-employment virtual session.

When: January 17-June 28

What: Mentorship Program for students interested in Architecture, Structural/Civil Engineering, Construction, Mechanical/Electrical Engineering and more! ACE is an after-school mentor program for high school students. The program offers students the change to work with professionals from leading firms in Seattle, Bellevue, and Tacoma. Students will complete hands-on activities, office hours, videos, and design projects.

When: In-person meetings from November-May (may be a virtual options), students meet with mentors for 15 two-hour sessions

Contact Information:; 415-750-4522

What: Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle is piloting a Youth Small Business Incubator Program this year. This initiative aims to empower them in establishing their business by imparting comprehensive skills and knowledge, instilling robust business acumen, and crafting personalized business development plans.

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Who: Youth ages 16-24 who live within Seattle City Limits or attend a Seattle Public School or a Seattle College, and meet an income requirement at or below 80% of the Area Median Income who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19

What: Land a six-week paid internship that provides employment skills and professional opportunities.

Internship Program – $19.97/hour internships in various fields, given to 250 students via lottery system

Where: The program will include virtual, in-person, and hybrid activities

Questions: Contact 206-386-1375 or

What: An internship for youth interested in financial wellness as related to community well-being. During this six week-long internship, interns will discuss topics related to financial wellbeing.

Who: This is an internship for 11th and 12th grade students who live in White Center (unincorporated King County address is required)

Deadline: March 15, 2024

Contact: Questions? Contact Thearina Leng at thearina@wccdaorg

Accounting Career Awareness Program

WA state students can now apply to ACAP Seattle’s free Summer 2024 Residency Week Program for WA high schoolers!

Seattle ACAP (the Accounting Career Awareness Program) is pleased to invite applicants to its summer 2024 Residency Week program at the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business. ACAP’s mission is to help underrepresented students realize academic and career opportunities in accounting and business.

This free, week-long residential program for rising WA state high school participants to accounting, and the many opportunities offered in a field that is actively seeking to diversify its workforce. Participants reside on campus, learn in and out of the classroom, visit accounting firms, build valuable life skills, and network with other ACAP students and diverse professionals while enjoying a taste of campus life.

Who: 10th, 11th, 12th-grade Students of Color

When: July 21-26th

Cost: Free and includes housing in campus dorms, food, and all activities

Deadline: April 12, 2024

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a Digital Ambassador assisting clients in one of over 4,000 financial center locations nationwide
  • Educate clients on high-tech and high-touch self service banking solutions (i.e., mobile, online, ATM) and Better Money Habits resources
  • Build and deepen client relationships
  • Follow established policies, procedures and guidelines to protect both our clients and Bank of America

Required Skills:

  • Have a passion to engage and educate clients with our industry leading digital banking solutions
  • Ability to independently complete self-study and online coursework, including compliance training
  • Comfortable engaging with clients and interacting with managers face-to-face environment
  • Ability to complete required training independently and participate in speaker series and group projects

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Senior in High School or first year of post-secondary education in 2024-2025 school year and within 6 months of their 18th birthday or older on/or before start date 
  • Must be 17.5 by start date
  • Satisfactory completion of pre-screening, background check and fingerprinting
  • Must be able to complete training by established deadlines

Schedule: July 1, 2024 to August 16, 2024 (7 weeks). Monday-Friday.  10am-4:00pm (with 30 min for lunch)

July 4th is an unpaid holiday.

Looking to earn CTE credit and work this summer? Consider signing up for Career Quest! Through Career Quest, we match students with industry partners for 90-hour internships at $19.97 Coupled with a weekly class cultivating job readiness skills at Franklin High School, this class is a great opportunity for students who want to take their first steps exploring a career! Learn more and apply on our Career Quest page.

Application Deadline: April 26, 2024

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What: Want to learn how to run your own music festival or produce your own concert? Are you interested in concert marketing, audio engineering, lighting design, backstage hospitality, talent buying, stagehands, front-of-house operations, multimedia design, festival operations, or fundraising for non-profit organizations? 

When: Application Deadline is March 1, 2024 with interviews taking place in February and March and notification by April 1. The Program takes place from April 30-November 2024.

Who: Resident of King County, 16-20 years old

What: Students have the opportunity to gain entry-level work experience and mentorship as cashiers, runners, cooks, and leads at Seattle Mariner’s T-Mobile stadium, earning $19.97-21.30 per hour

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Who: You can apply to become a Juma Youth if you are between 16-24 years old. Special consideration to youth who:

  • Have experienced homelessness or temporary housing
  • Have been involved in the foster care system
  • Have a juvenile or criminal justice history

What: Earn $19.97/ hour gaining valuable work experience and career mentoring and up to $300 in stipends and bonuses for attending workshops

Note: Applications to Juma are viewed on a quarterly basis and hiring occurs in batches. Do not get discouraged if you do not receive an immediate response to your application.

For Winter Hiring, Applications are Due January 25, interviews will occur from January 30-February 1

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What: Employment Training Program (virtual,  with $300 Stipend), students receive pre-employment training to enhance job experience, gain skills such as resume writing and interviewing, have the opportunity to apply for summer and spring internships upon completion.

Who: SPS Students (First Time Attendees Only), ages 13-18

When: January 29-March 22 (applications close January 7, 2024)

  • Ages 13-14 Mondays and Wednesdays 4:30-6:30PM or Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:30PM-6:30PM
  • Ages 15-18 Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:30-6:30PM

Questions? Please contact or call 206-684-4575

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At Add3, we are hoping to provide an opportunity to local Black Seattle High School students to immerse themselves in our summer internship that showcases what it means to work in an advertising agency.

  • Mentorship & Professional skill development program
  • Education in the marketing industry (digital marketing, types of jobs,
  • presentations, with different departments)
  • Digital notebook and final presentation
  • Add3 digital boot camp certification & Google certifications (optional)


  • Who: Black high school students in the Seattle area
  • When: Summer 2022 (6 Weeks)Starting July 18th
  • Where: Hybrid – Add3’s Seattle Office, 500 E. Pike St, Suite 200, Seattle, WA 98122
  • Hours: 10 hours weekly
  • Pay: $15

Email your resume & cover letter*

To Apply:

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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.

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

When: Monday-Friday July 10th-August 9, 2023 (most weekdays) with required preparation meetings on June 28 and July 5.

Where: At KUOW in Seattle’s University District Office

Who: 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. You must be eligible to work in the United States in order to apply.

Deadline: May 9, 2023

Compensation: $1000

Penguin Productions | TeenTix

Penguin Productions unites youth leadership and adult mentorship to co-create theater and cultivate a healthy, equitable, and thriving future. Penguin Productions is hiring a Communications Manager/Digital Storyteller, where you will manage and drive communication channels including social media (Instagram, Facebook, and Tik Tok), video channels, e-newsletters, Penguin’s website, programs, and print/marketing collateral.

What: Communication Manager/Digital Storyteller

When: June 15 –September 15, 2022, Hours: Flexible, with some evening and weekend events. Hybrid virtual and in-person work. 5-10 hours/week depending on what’s going on.

Who: Students and emerging professionals ages 17–25 especially encouraged to

Compensation: $300/month

Deadline: Open until filled

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and a sample of creative content to Open until filled

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What: A cohort-style internship where girls and gender-expansive teens of color, ages 14-19 co-create a podcast!

Pay: $1600 stipend paid in three installments (requires students to attend all sessions and create a podcast)

When: April 23-August 1, 2024, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30PM-7:00pm in-person, plus a launch party to celebrate the end of the season. Transportation support and meals provided.

Where: Powerful Voices office – Beacon Hill

Deadline: Apply by April 5, 2024!

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BLAC (Building Leaders and Creators), is a paid, remote 12-week internship program, to bring more young Black people into advertising, ensuring they can fully express themselves, find community, and ultimately lead.

DNA Advertising in Seattle will be hosting 2 BLAC interns this summer. The internship runs from early May through the end of July 2022.

Built on three pillars: Education, Inspiration, and Experience, BLAC is like a 12-week version of an advertising school that not only offers paid training and job opportunities but also connects BLAC alumni with the growing, national BLAC community.

Who: Black High School student

When: May 9 – July 29, 2022

Compensation: Unknown

Deadline: April 1, 2022

Family & Consumer Sciences

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Deadline: Open until filled

What: Apply to work as a Student Assistant at the Seattle Public Library. The Student Assistant Program provides jobs for students to gain experience at the library. The Library’s mission is to bring people, information, and ideas together to enrich lives and build community. Help your community and learn skills that can help you reach your future goals while being paid $18.69 per hour!

Who: Must be 16 years old as of December 1, 2023 and be enrolled in high school or college, students will work 12-15 hours per week (deadline was supposed to be October 30, but is still open)

Questions: Email Human Resources Team at

What: Interns spend 6-8 weeks working with non-profits in a variety of service areas, developing skills and working on a wide array of projects. This is a paid internship opportunity. Interns will be paid Seattle minimum wage ($19.97/hour).

Who: Students aged 15-19 by the start of the 2024 summer program in May, committed to part-time work schedule for 6-8 weeks from June – August, available for three mandatory training dates, passionate about community service.

Deadline is March 4, 2024

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What: This year, KEXP is offering positions in Audio Production, Latin American Content, Library Archives, and Mobile Software

Who: Anyone over the age of 18– no educational requirements

Compensation: $22hour and work an average of 15 hours per week from April through November

Where: Internships are both in-person and online and require students to live in or near Seattle.

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Who: All BIPOC Seattle Youth, ages 15-19 (sophomores-seniors)

What: A 17-week internship for young people interested in learning about photography and creative career fields including arts education, technical photography skills, work on commercial projects, and a supportive community. Eligible students earn a stipend of $1400 for participating

Where: Based in Youth In Focus Seattle Office

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Seattle Neighborhood Group
Impact! Safe Schools 
Student Leadership Conference

What: 3-month internship for Fall Semester for 3-5 students working together to support IMPACT! conference, participants earn $50/week. Students will meet biweekly in-person and virtually to organize, plan, shape, and assist this youth leadership conference. Students can also earn community service hours.

Who: Students in SPS, grades 9-12

Contact: for details and application link

What: Martin Luther King Jr. Organizing Coalition of Seattle, are looking for excited high school students to aid in event planning for MLK Day 2024. The Coalition is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Since 1982, the coalition has planned events for the holiday weekend, which include a march, rally, job fair, community meal, and civic-minded workshops. Students are paid $50 per meeting attended.

Who: High school students motivated and enthusiastic for social justice with basic familiarity with email and Zoom.

When: Coalition meetings occur every other Tuesday from 6:30PM-8PM

Applications are due September 27, 2023

The Boot: Summer Writer's Workshop

What: Get paid to learn creative writing, editing, publishing, public speaking

Dates: July 5-August 15, 2023, Monday through Thursday 10:00AM-2:00PM

Questions?: or call 206-937-7680

Earning: $18.69 per hour and can earn 0.5 credits towards language arts or creative writing. Email for details on how to apply?

Puget Sound Regional Council

Who: High School Students from King, Snohomish, Pierce, and Kitsap counties

What: PSRC is looking for high school students who want to learn about urban planning in our region and share ideas about wow to make the central Puget Sound region a better place to live, work, and play.

Cost: Free, students are eligible to receive a $500 Scholarship

When: 4 consecutive Fridays beginning July 21, 2023 (application closes May 15)

Bank of American

Who: Current juniors or seniors in high school in school, passing all classes

When: Deadline to apply is January 13, 2023

What: Paid 8-week internship at a local nonprofit (35 hours per week), participation in week-long Student Leadership Summit in Washington DC (July 17-24)

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Urban ArtWorks is currently recruiting teens aged 14 – 19 for Studio Mural Apprenticeship Program 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


Who: Teens ages 14 – 19

When: October 11- December 7 (no program on October 10 and November 20-24) – Deadline to apply is 9/21/23

Where: Urban ArtWorks Inscape Arts Building – 815 Seattle Blvd S, Suite B7, Seattle, WA 98134

Contact: Dovey Martinez

Women &/or Trans Skate Sessions. All flyer information is within the page

Women &/or Trans Sessions offer an exclusive space for skaters who identify as women, trans, non-binary and/or gender non-conforming to build community through skateboarding.

Who: women, trans, non-binary and/or gender non-conforming


  • Mondays Nights, 7-10pm (All Skill Levels)
  • Thursdays Nights, 7-9pm (Levels 2 & 3)

Where: 3500 Stone Way N. Seattle WA, 98103


  • You must REGISTER prior to attending (fees involved)
  • Please wear your mask over face & nose at all times
  • Helmet & Pads required for everyone under 18
  • If you’re feeling sick please stay home and we will issue you a refund!
The Kennedy Center

Young writers with disabilities (generally, ages 14-19) enrolled in high school are invited to submit a ‘ten-minute script’. Entries may be the work of an individual student or a collaboration of two students that includes at least one student with a disability. A panel of theater professionals selects division winners.

Writers are encouraged to craft short (10 minute) works from their own experiences and observations through the creation of fictional characters and settings, writing realistically, metaphorically or abstractly about any topic, including the disability experience.

Who: Ages 14- 19 years of age

Where: Kennedy Center, Washington DC

Deadline: Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Macha Theatre Works

What: Participants will create a personal story based on a prompt and develop it into a theatrical original work. This series includes one-on-one guided meetings with a professional Macha mentor leading to a public workshop reading of the final piece.

Who: Teens ages 13 – 18. No previous experience is needed.

When: Spring Cohort: Jan 14–Mar 13, 2023

Deadline: Dec 30, 2022

The Fifth Avenue Theatre

Since 2011, Rising Star Project has offered professional mentorship for students interested in theater-related careers. In early 2023, we will bring the Rising Star Project back to The 5th Avenue stage performing Into the Woods, the iconic and
beloved musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine. Student teams will be involved in various aspects of the performance, technical, artistic leadership, and administrative roles of this production, working alongside industry professionals in this unique mentorship experience.

Who: 14-19 years of age

When: Performing Mar 16, 17, and 18

Where: 1308 5th Avenue Seattle, WA 98101

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What: Coyote Central sparks creativity in young people, providing training opportunities with professional artists. Coyote Culture is grounded in equity, ingenuity, collaboration, and fun. The Equity and Inclusion Task force helps Coyote create an equitable and inclusive teaching environment.

Who: Everyone

When: Applications Due December 15, 2022


What: This program will specifically allow teen artists of color to hone their artwork under the guidance of professional mentors. This is a great way for teens to better their craft, build connections in the arts community, and present their art! This mentorship is for teens interested in visual arts (digital arts, painting, drawing, sculpture, etc.), writing (poetry, creative nonfiction, etc.) and performing arts (musical theater, acting, etc.). 

Summer '23 Mentorship for teen artists of color applications due April 30th

Teens will be put into either a visual arts, writing, or performing arts cohort, and each group will be paired with a professional mentor of color to create or workshop a piece specifically for the program showcase. Teens will also have the opportunity to hear from BIPOC industry experts (past panelists have ranged from the Emmy-winning composer of Bridgerton, Kris Bowers, to Disney animator Kee Suong) and participate in skill-building workshops.

When: Application due April 30, 2023 for Summer Program with meeting dates on July 12, July 19, July 26, August 2, August 9, and August 16 (showcase)

Pay: Students are paid $15 per meeting attended (up to $90), paid at the end of the program

Seattle Youth Employment Program (SYEP) Now Accepting Applications for 2020  Summer Internships

The Seattle Youth Employment Program (SYEP) supports young people (ages 16 to 24) from qualifying-income households and communities that experience racial, social, and economic disparities. The goal is to increase youth and young adults’ ability to pursue careers that pay well and are meaningful to them.

School-Year Programs (Foundations / Pathways): Participants identify professional interests, gain marketable skills, are exposed to various career fields, and build their social network. Students receive stipends based on their quarterly participation.

Who: ages 16 – 24

When: October 17th, 2022

Compensation: $17.25 per hour for 20-25 hours a week

Deadline: September 23, 2022 at 3 PM


The TeenTix Arts Podcast (TAP) is a group of teens ages 13 – 19, spanning grades 8 through early college students. who produce a monthly podcast focused on arts and culture.

  • Learn about arts orgs around you!
  • Work with like-minded teens!
  • Broadcast your work with TeenTix!
  • Be the first to hear about Teen Opportunities!
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United Way is hiring a team of 22 Food Access Associates (aka HungerCorps Members). Food Access Associates are paid AmeriCorps members who provide critical capacity support and connect families directly with food. Members will be deployed for one year to hunger relief agencies across the county, to provide on-the-ground support.

Who: High School Graduates, 18 year old or older

When: 09/01/2022 – 08/31/2023

Where: Seattle/Tacoma/Bremerton

Compensation: Bi-weekly stipend of $1,158 (pre-tax)

  • $250 monthly housing stipend
  • $6,495 Education Award upon successful completion of service
  • Additional $1000 completion bonus from UWKC upon successful completion of service
  • And more!
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Join MYA! MOHAI is looking for creative and motivated teens that are passionate about history and community to join the MOHAI Youth Advisors (MYA).

MYA is a place for high school students to investigate, explore, and be empowered to create a more teen-friendly museum.

At the same time, MYA gives teens access to museum professionals and adult mentors, and helps them connect with their local history. MYA meets twice a month, getting a behind-the-scenes look at the museum, providing feedback & input on MOHAI projects, and planning events & opportunities for teens at the museum.

Who: High School Student ages 14 – 18 years of age

When: September – June, Twice a month

Where: Mohai Museum

Compensation: $75 a month

Powerful Voices

Activistas – A social justice program for BIPOC girls and gender expansive high school students. Participants will be engaged in activism, explore issues they’re passionate about, and create a youth-led conference and celebration called Girvolution.

Who: 14 – 19-year-old BIPOC girls

When: 10 weeks (6/27 – 8/31)

Compensation: $1600

Deadline: June 13th

PV Radio – All youth of color podcast + creative space where girls + gender expansive youth talk about their interests and navigate injustices that impact their lives.

Who: 14 – 19-year-old BIPOC girls

When: 10 weeks (6/27 – 9/1)

Compensation: $1600

Deadline: June 13th

The Seattle Public Library

Seattle Public Library is hiring a Student Assistant Program, you must be at least 16 years old, currently enrolled in high school, college (undergraduate), vocational school, or a G.E.D. program.

High school students must be available to work for at least four months for an opportunity to gain valuable work experience.

Who: 16 years of age or older

Compensation: $17.27

Deadline: October 5th, 2022

Illumination Learning Studio

looking for creative and reliable individuals to fill immediate openings in our afternoon cultural, performing and fine arts programs as an Assistant with a team of 4-5 others. This role will assist our Creative Arts Instructors and Site Supervisors to ensure the implementation of the K-5 curriculum each day. This is a great opportunity if you enjoy working with talented students and being a mentor and good role model.

Specialized instructors and assistants work as a collaborative team to create and deliver sensational cultural, performing, and fine arts-focused lesson plans. Students in our programs gain exposure to interactive learning technologies, music, drama, dance, voice, fine arts, and yoga.

Who: High School Students: 9th – 12th

When: M, T, Th, F 2:30-6 pm and W 12:45 pm – 6 pm

Where: 5628 Airport Way S Ste 305, Seattle, WA

Compensation: $16.69-17.50/hour


  • On-the-job training and advancement opportunities
  • Work with a creative and passionate team of individuals
  • Excellent experience and resume building
  • Earn above average, competitive hourly wages

Email your resume, cover letter, and 2 references to

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What: Group of young high school thinkers, makers, and leaders who explore new ideas and build a community around contemporary art.

Who: Youth of Color, LGBTQ+, and Individuals of all abilities

When: First Session November 3rd

Where: Henry Art Gallery

Benefit & Compensation: Community Service Learning or flat $599 stipend

Deadline: Oct 13th, 2022

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Poetry Out Loud virtual registration is open now for students grades 9-12! Poetry is a national poetry recitation competition for students in grades 9-12. This national arts education program builds on elements of slam poetry and spoken word to engage students with the power of literature.

Who: 9th – 12th grade students

When & Where:

  • Classroom implementation & POL Virtual: between September 2022 and early January 2023
  • School Finals deadline: January 20, 2023
  • Regional Finals deadline: February 5, 2023; regional finals dates vary by region
  • State Final: March 11, 2023 hosted by Tacoma Little Theatre
  • National Finals: May 8-10, 2023 in Washington, D.C.

Arts Corps is pleased to offer youth in 9th-12th grades TWO paid arts internship opportunities, one virtual/hybrid and one in person from July 18-30. Earn $550 for the engaging work of expressing your passion either through digital art or mural painting.

  • Art 4 Life: Digital Art Web 3 (Virtual)
  • Art 4 life: Analog: Sustaining Expression (In-person)

More information about Arts Corps

Who: 9th – 12th grade students

When: July 18 – 30, 2022

Where: In-person, hybrid, virtual

Compensation: $550

Deadline: on Monday, May 29th @ 7 PM

Seattle Artist League

What: Seattle Artist League is a local community organization providing arts instruction to young people and adults. Camps involve Wheel Throwing, Clay Sculpting, Painting, Comics, Drawing, Knitting, Felting, and more!

Dates: July 3- August 18

Location: 5516 4th Ave S, Seattle, WA

The Washington Youth Arts Leadership (WAYAL) Program is a yearly cohort of youth and young adults (ages 16-19) from across Washington State. WAYAL leaders work with the Arts in Education (AIE) team at ArtsWA to build community, gain arts leadership skills, and explore arts careers with mentors in the field.

Who: 16 – 19 years old

When: September 2022 – June 2023; Monthly meetings

Where: Hybrid

Compensation: Stipend

Important dates:

  • Application Opens: April 26, 2022
  • Application Deadline: May 31, 2022, at 5:00 pm
  • Notification to WAYAL cohort members: July 1, 2022
  • Cohort virtual retreat: August date TBD (3 hours)
  • WAYAL Program: September 2022 – June 2023
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TAG is an intensive program for high school-aged youth interested in leadership, highly opinionated, who want to learn about themselves and the world through art, and want to make SAM fun and engaging for teens. TAG plans all aspects of Teen Night Out, from selecting performers and art activities to leading special tours and organizing screenings and gallery talks. TAG meets every Thursday 4:30 – 6:30 pm. This year’s program will meet from October – to May and will likely be held in person although we will continue to monitor and adhere to COVID statewide precautions and mandates. Participants receive community-service learning credit or a stipend for their participation. (NOTE: students must be 14 years or older to receive the stipend).

Who: 14 years or older

When: October – May 2023

Where: Seattle Art Museum

Compensation: Paid or Service-learning hours

Deadline: Sunday, May 15th

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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 opportunities to work with their larger class at a job-readiness orientation, leadership and professional development training day, a day of service, and a service celebration.

Who: High school students ages 15 – 19

When: Summer 2022

Where: 2900 NE Blakeley St. Suite B Seattle, WA 98105

Compensation: $17.26 per hour

Deadline: March 16th

Introducing Pedalheads – West Island Mommies

Learn how to operate at the highest standards of excellence through our industry-leading programs, while doing work that has meaning. We can forever impact a child’s life by teaching fundamental skills, building confidence, and igniting their sense of adventure. 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! 

Who: at least 16 years or older

When: Work dates: April 11 – 15, 2022

Where: Ballard Elks Club & Maple Leaf Lutheran Church

Compensation: $16 per hour

Deadline: March 1st, 2022

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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

Who: Internships are generally open to individuals aged 16-26 years, based in Seattle and surrounding communities (some positions may have more specific age requirements)

When: Internships range from 12-24 weeks long and 10-14 hours a week at the internship sites and participate in 1-2 hours of CCWD program activities

Compensation: Varies

Deadline: Please view the application through their website

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Youth in Focus is committed to making sure you have a place to be creative, be heard, foster community, and connect with your peers. Check out our new classes below and sign up for one or more. Open to teens 13-19!

All Youth in Focus programs are free or donation-optional, and we provide free bus passes if needed. All supplies and equipment are provided. Your donation helps cover the cost of our amazing art educators, equipment, and program space. We are committed to equitable arts access for ALL youth.

Courses offered:

  • Darkroom (Full)
  • Street Photography (Full)
  • Photos, Books, Poem (Open)
  • Making History Visible Through Photography (Open)
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From 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 for 9th-12th graders to learn from creative, forward-thinking, professional teaching artists!

Fee does apply

Starfish Project

A FREE after-school program for high schoolers to gain hands-on skills from professional mentors across the fields of drafting, lighting, sound, and more!

Be the next Northwest Sound. As the premier under-21 music showcase in the Pacific Northwest, MoPOP’s Sound Off! provides artists the tools to learn, grow, and express themselves through music.

Through a series of performances highlighting new and upcoming talent in MoPOP’s Sky Church, Sound Off! lets young artists shine by playing in a professional concert setting while making their mark on the future of the PNW music scene.

The Sound Off! Artist Experience:

  • Play a show on the big stage at MoPOP’s Sky Church
  • Get a taste of the rockstar life — cue lights, cameras, and adoring fans
  • Learn the ropes with industry professionals
  • Join an awesome community of musicians
  • Become a part of the next Northwest sound

Deadline: September 30, 2022

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From screenprinting to audio recording, Vera offers hands-on workshops for all ages and all experience levels, taught by expert members of our community. With each class, you will build skills necessary for volunteer and professional opportunities at Vera and in the music industry at large.

Workshop includes:

  • Screenprint studio
  • Poster Printing
  • Concert Lighting
  • Live Sound
  • Monitors
  • Recording Studio

Who: Students of all ages

When: September (Varies from different workshops)

Where: 305 Harrison Street, Seattle, WA 98109

*Fees apply

What: The Museum of Popular Culture’s (MoPOP) Volunteer Student Program participants will perform various volunteer roles, interact with the diverse visiting population of the museum visitors and staff, and learn about career opportunities at nonprofit institutions and museums. We’re seeking applicants who are excited about pop culture and who are interested in building their customer service and public speaking skills. Students will perform three of our standard volunteer positions, including Information Desk, Sound Lab, and our educational POPstops. These roles are an excellent opportunity to be a museum ambassador as well as build confidence and interpersonal skills. Students will also meet with MoPOP Staff about museum careers and to connect with other youth volunteers in the program.

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Dates: 40-60 hours between July 10, 2023 and September 1, 2023 (choose your own schedule)

Requirements: Students must be 16 or older, currently attending high school. Must be able to sit or stand for 3 hours, while interacting with people in a high-stimulus environment. They must successfully complete a criminal background check and a reference check.

Questions? Contact or call 206-770-2750.

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MoPOP’s Youth Advisory Board (you can just call it YAB) gives you a voice in teen programming at the museum and an opportunity to give back to your community. You’ll collaborate with local musicians, artists, and community groups while creating original content for the Voice Box exhibit and YAB social media. Not a bad way to rack up some community service hours.

Seattle Shakespeare

Camp Bill is a series of fun and interesting programs offered every summer. Students can sign up for one-week acting camps where they will be introduced to Shakespeare’s works, practice basic acting concepts, and play fun improv games with new friends. They can also participate in a 3-week “production intensive” camp where middle and high school students create their own full productions. In these 3-week camps, teaching artists direct students not only in rehearsal and performance, but to design and build the set and costumes for their production! There’s something for almost every age and level.

**Fees apply**

One World Now developing the next generation of global leaders

The application for OneWorld Now’s Summer Intensive Language & Leadership Program is now open!

  • Study beginner Arabic, Korean, or Mandarin Chinese
  • Develop your leadership skills and ability to create positive change
  • Experience new cultural practices and traditions
  • Make friends from across the country and
  • Earn up to 1.0 world language credit in just 4 weeks (equivalent to 1 year of study)!

Who: 9th – 12th grade students

When: Level 1A: June 27th – July 8th, Level 1B: July 11th – July 22nd, Monday-Friday, 9 am-1 pm Pacific

Where: Zoom

Deadline: June 5th

Fee? Fee applies

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Work with youth ages 5-17 each week to develop skills and perform short productions ranging from musical adaptations like Hamilton and Frozen, and news stories from the worlds of Star Wars and Minecraft. Interns will develop classroom/rehearsal management skills and gain firsthand experience in bringing a script from page to stage with young performers, including observing and collaborating with experienced teaching artists and leading games and exercises. Interns must be available to work a minimum of four weeks, from late June through August in our outdoor summer camps.

Who: 9th – 12th graders

When: June 13th – August 26th from 8:30 am – 3:00 pm on weekdays during the summer.

Where: Wallingford Presbyterian Church

Transportation: It is helpful if Interns can drive and have access to a car, but not required.

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Reel Queer Youth (RQY) is a video production and media literacy program for LGBTQ+ youth
and allies grades 9–12.
During this week-long camp, participants will create a film using available media and tools, under the guidance of Reel Queer Youth facilitators and special film industry guests. We’ll learn about different forms of filmmaking (narrative, documentary, experimental), and how story and identity can be shared through each. We’ll also cover planning a production, recording video and sound, and editing to create dynamic films.

Who: LGBTQ+ youth and allies grades 9–12.

When: Aug. 1–5 from 11 am – 2 pm PT

Where: Northwest Film Forum and on ZOOM (links and passwords will be provided)

Cost: This camp is on a sliding scale, from $0-to $250, pay what you can. No payment is required to apply or attend. If you are accepted to the camp, we will send you a payment link and parent/guardian release form to have them complete.

Deadline: N/A


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 for the TeenTix writing workshop

On the Boards website

Are you courageous in the kitchen? This special teen cooking workshop challenges you to try a new cuisine, improve your culinary skills, and learn about ingredients and nutrition!

Who: Teens ages 13th – 17th

When: Saturday, Sept 3, 2022, 1pm to 2:30pm

Where: Coal Creek YMCA – Kitchen Community

Fee: $18 (members only) & $27 (Non-members)

Deadline: September 1st, 2022

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

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Every Friday, Year-Round

  • Capitol Hill Location 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. 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.

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.

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  • 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.

Health Sciences

Who: Current 10th and 11th grade students who reside within commuting distance to downtown Seattle for the duration of the program

What: For summer 2024, we are offering an in-person programs led by PhD-level scientists and educators. Students will learn how to work in a research laboratory environment and learn about topics including biochemistry, immunotherapy, gene editing, and infectious diseases. Students will also participate in workshops on college readiness and career exploration. These programs provide students with a solid foundation for a future career in biomedical research. There is no cost to participate.

When: Applications are due March 10, letters of recommendation are due March 31, and in early May students will be notified of acceptance. The research training program will take place from Monday, July 8 through Friday, August 2 from 8:30AM-4PM, daily.

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What: UDOC is a free six-week summer education program that aims to foster, affirm, and encourage high school juniors interested in health careers.


  • Currently enrolled in HS in WA State
  • Finishing Junior Year by July 1, 2024
  • Interested in Health Sciences
  • Come from a background or group that is currently underrepresented in health professions (economic, geographic, education, race/ethnicity, LGBTQIA2S+)
  • US Citizenships, Permanent Residency (green card), DACA status
  • Must provide current HS transcript (ask your counselor where to get this)
  • Proof of immunizations, including COVID-19 immunization

When: UDOC runs from June 17th – July 26th 2024, three weeks virtual and three weeks on the University of Washington Seattle campus (depending on COVID-19 University of Washington and CDC guidance.)

Contact: Email questions or concerns to

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Who: Current 9th and 10th graders who have completed a biology course

Pay: $500 Stipend

What: Join us for a fun, two-week introduction to Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center (Fred Hutch) and the research being conducted here. Fred Hutch has an international reputation for its pioneering research in bone marrow and stem cell transplantation and other immune-based cancer therapies. We also are well-known for our work in many other areas of biomedical research, including cancer prevention, public health, epidemiology, and biostatistics. Participants will conduct hands-on activities in Fred Hutch’s training labs, tour working labs, meet students and scientists at different stages of their careers, and talk about next steps you can take if you are interested in biomedical research. Please note that there are two sessions offered. Each two-week program meets from 9 – 4 p.m., Monday – Friday.


2024 Program Dates

Orientation Day: June 2024, Date TBD, 6 – 8 pm

Session 1:  July 29th – August 9th, 2024, 9 am – 4 pm

Session 2: August 12th – 23rd, 2024, 9 am – 4 pm

Application Timeline:

Application opens January 2024

Application closes 11:59 pm PST March 24th, 2024

Recommendation form is due by 11:59 pm PST March 31st, 2024

Notification of applicant status will go out late-April 2024

What: Nurse camp at University of Washington! A one week summer program that seeks to foster, affirm, and encourage high school sophomores and juniors to pursue a career in nursing at no cost to the camper. Campers will be exposed to clinical, academic, community service activities and much more!

UW Nurse Camp 2023

When: July 15-19 (applications due April 15 by 11:59PM)

How: Apply and getting one recommendation form (to be completed by teacher, counselor, employer/supervisor, or another mentor that may be familiar with your future goals). Students need to write essays as part of this application. Essay prompts can be viewed here to help you prepare before filling out the form. Students also need to send transcripts via their school’s counseling office. Sealed official transcripts should be mailed to:

UW School of Nursing
ATTN: UW Nurse Camp
1959 NE Pacific St
Box 357260
Seattle, WA 98195

What: During a free 5-day Nurse Camp, students gain insight into the world of pediatric nursing, having opportunities for observation and hands-on lab skills
Who: Rising 11th or 12th graders who reside in Puget Sound Area and are at least 16 years old
When: July 15-19, Monday-Friday 9AM-3PM (lunch provided)
Where: Seattle Children’s Hospital Campus (4800 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA)
Questions: Email
Deadline: March 29, 2024 (application opens February 27, 2024)

What: 4-day 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.

Who: Students grades 9-12 are eligible to apply

When: Program dates are July 8 – 11, 2024

Deadline: Apply by April 30, 2024

Cost: There is a small non-refundable fee associated with STEP. No one will be denied participation in STEP for an inability to pay the fee.

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What: This program is designed to introduce high schoolers to health sciences professions. 

CHPA is a 6-session high school program designed to help high school students explore the health professions in an engaging, and supportive atmosphere. The CHPA academy provides hands-on activities in each of following fun careers – dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, social work, and public health. This program includes:

  • Suture Clinic – Learn to place sutures on simulations of human tissue
  • Traditional Medicine – Learn about herbs and plants used in traditional medicine
  • Recreating teeth – Learn how dentists replace tooth structure lost by dental decay or trauma
  • Gain knowledge – Talk to health professionals about today’s important health issues
  • College Prep – Info sessions on the college application process
  • Acquire insight – Meet and learn about health professional’s pathway to healthcare
  • And much more!

When: Apply this Fall (deadline 12/15) for a January 2024 start date.

Contact: Email  with any questions!

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What:  A high school program that provides exposure to the medical and public health fields, emphasizes social justice and highlights health disparities. During the course of the high school program, scholars will work together through four challenging, fun and busy weeks.

Tuition: $2200, financial aid may be available for those who qualify
Deadline: Apply by June 5, 2023
Location: Remote
Times: 9AM-2PM, Monday through Friday, July 10-August 4

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The University of Washington School of Pharmacy is pleased to announce the 2022 Students Exploring Pharmacy (STEP) summer camp! STEP is a 4-day 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.

STEP will occur July 18-21, 2022, at the University of Washington campus and is open to students in grades 9-12 as of Autumn 2022, including incoming freshmen.  An application is required and students should be prepared to submit a personal statement discussing their interest in health, wellness, healing, medical care, or related fields. Applicants must also identify a teacher, counselor, or other school officials, willing to serve as a recommender.  Interested students should visit the STEP website for further information and application instructions.   

Who: Grade 9th – 12th
When: July 18th – 21, 2022
Cost: Free
Deadline: April 30, 2022

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Subtext: Cures Start Here

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.

Who: Rising 12th graders

When: June 26th – August 18th, 2023 (Students must be able to commit to this entire period in order to participate)

Compensation: full-time, pay rate: Unknown

Deadline: March 31, 2023

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What: ISBs are currently offering 3 opportunities for high school students. These opportunities will be a mix of in-person and virtual experiences. They begin as soon as this spring and extend potentially throughout the 2023-2024 academic year.

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

 The application for all of these opportunities is the same. Students will be considered for all three programs after submitting one application.

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

Who: 10th, 11th, and 12th-grade students (each program’s eligibility requirements are different. Please read carefully)

When: 8-week program (Time frame varies by each program–around July 5 -August 25th)

Compensation: $5000 stipend split into two payments

Deadline: March 15, 2023, at 4 p.m. PST

Skilled & Technical Sciences

Who: Rising HS juniors, seniors, and May 2023 graduates who have a family income below the HUD Median Family Income guideline with an interest in construction management

What: 8-week in-person internship, 35-40 hours per week

When: Flexible start and end dates

Where: Various jobsites (see website for details)

Questions: Any questions can be directed to

Application Deadline: March 31, 2023

Who: Paid-part-time program designed for high school students and recent graduates, students must be 16 years old by July 6, although some programs require students to be older, wages will be $16.28/hour for current high school students

Deadline: February 5, 2024 (accepted on a rolling basis– hear back within 3 weeks)

What: Hands-on training building mechanical assembly, electrical installation, quality, problem-solving, and employability skills

Where: On-site in Everett, Renton, or Auburn (see application button below for exact details)

When: July 26-August 8, shifts are 8 hours per day, 5 days per week, starting at 5AM, 5:30AM, or 6AM

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Who: Students, aged 14-18

What: CDL Apprenticeship Program creates tech-focused learning experience for students that expands awareness of possible career paths and increases probability that young women-identified individuals including trans, non-binary, two-spirit people pursue opportunities in STEM, business, and entrepreneurship.

Where: Students attend a virtual or in-person CDL session (possible to attend at one of CDL’s 12 global locations).

Questions?: Contact

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

Who: We’re looking for high school, undergrad, and graduate students to join our 2024 Internship Program. Positions available:

  • CAD Design Intern (HS)

When: Please view the website

Compensation: Varies

Deadline: Applications are due April 21

Get details and apply for the King County Airport “Internship Program” tab).

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Get Trained. Get Hired.

Who: Graduating seniors (Class of 2023)

What: Get connected to a rewarding, family-wage job in the trades through this recognized pre-apprenticeship program. The Manufacturing Academy offers a solid foundational career pathway into aerospace and advanced manufacturing apprenticeship opportunities

Cost: Free through a grant focused on providing women, people of color, displaced workers, and low-income individuals with manufacturing skills that lead to family-wage jobs

When: July 6 (10 weeks)

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Are you a high school or college-aged kid looking to earn extra income and gain valuable experience this summer? LifePort is looking for dependable, motivated, and hard-working people to assist in our production areas. List of positions that are open below:

  • Cabinet builder trainee
  • Facilities / Maintenance Assistant
  • Production technician
  • Mechanical assembler
  • Inventory clerk
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Come Aboard. Spread Your Wings. Apply to the Port of Seattle High School Internships! 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, and Leadership. Summer 2022

Who: High School students: Must be at least 16 years old, have US Work Authorization, and have Full Covid-19 vaccination

When: July 6th to August 26th

Where: Hybrid

Compensation: $17.56 per hour, up to 25 hours/week

Come to a virtual open house to learn more:
English: Every Thursday in April | 5:30 – 6:15 p.m.
Spanish: Every Wednesday in April | 6:00 – 6:45 p.m.
Find an upcoming Port of Seattle High School Internship session

Interested in exploring the business of energy production and distribution? City Light provides high school internships that allow you to get a paid, hands-on experience with the business of the utility.

Who: at least 16 years of age by the start of the internship with a 2.0 GPA and is a US Citizen or have a US-legal work permit

When: 8 Weeks, hours range from part-time to full-time

Where: City Lights, 700 5th Ave, Seattle, WA, 98104

Compensation: Unknown

Deadline: Unknown

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LawYours is a free event dedicated to helping underrepresented Puget Sound-area high school students explore the field of law. This event takes place at Seattle University School of Law on Wednesday, August 10. Register by July 1, 2022

Apply for the Lifeguard Training Team - FREE summer program for teens! -  Parkways

The Lifeguard Training Team is a FREE summer program designed to train and certify Seattle’s youth in lifesaving skills. The eight-week program for youth ages 15-18 will train participants to be lifeguards and build other important job skills. Seattle Parks and Recreation provides training, books, uniforms, and basic materials at no charge. The Lifeguard Training Team includes a full American Red Cross lifeguard training course, and much more! Participants get the opportunity to test for certification at the end of the program.

Who: Youth ages 15 – 18

When: June 27th – August 18th, Monday – Thursday, 1 pm – 5 pm

Where: Mount Baker Beach, 2301 Lake Washington Blvd S, 98144
(Just south of the I-90 Bridge. Located near bus lines # 14 & 27)


Benefits: Certification and getting hired directly

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King County officially launched the King County Youth Council here at United Way of King County! If you recall, we ran the Youth Commission that identified 5 recommendations that would support the success of BIPOC Youth. At its conclusion in Feb 2022, we shared that those youth (Ruby, Tsion, McCoy, Noah, Paris, Hikma, and Devan) would build off these lessons to start the Youth Council, which will focus on living their findings in the report, but also (1) move $100,000 into youth identified issues in our region and (2) produce a BIPOC Youth Policy Agenda (a way to leverage the grantmaking and research to push for systemic changes).

Who: 10 Community Investment & Policy Managers, ages 16-25

When: commit 10-15 hours each month from March 28th – Dec 31 2022.

Compensation: Stipend of $5,000

Deadline: March 13th at 11:59 pm.

If you have any questions, please feel free to direct them to or ask the Youth Council on Instagram.

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

Seattle University offers 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.

Who: high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors

When: July 18 – July 29, 2022

Where: Seattle University

Cost: $50 non refundable or

Deadline: April 15, 2022


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What: A two-part program for high school juniors focused on the history and future exploration of space by NASA and topics in Earth and Space Science. Fees apply, but financial assistance is available.

  • Phase 1: Online course provided at no-cost, designed in partnership with NASA and University of Washington, which provides students the opportunity to earn five UW college credits.
  • Phase 2: A week-long residency experience where students work with STEM professionals, NASA scientists, university students, and STEM educators.

Who: High school juniors, residents of Washington State

When: October 31, 2023 – March 12, 2024 (phase 1) and July and August 2024 (phase 2)


Visit the Amazon Career Quest Internship page to learn more about this paid opportunity during which students earn a $500 stipend!

Application Deadline: April 26, 2024

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Who: Provides rising 9th-12th graders with training and experience to take their leadership skills to the next level, all while earning service hours and volunteer hours.

What: Spend two weeks mentoring campers by coaching them through fun and engaging math activities, helping them forge friendships, gain confidence, and seeing their potential in STEM.

Email with any questions!

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Find inspiration, plan for college, and empower your future with Microsoft’s High School Discovery Program. Get hands-on learning as you explore technology opportunities at Microsoft that make a difference in people’s lives around the world.

Who: In order to be eligible, students must:

  • Graduate high school in the spring and begin a Bachelor’s degree program in the fall
  • Be over 16 years of age
  • Live within 50 miles of Redmond, WA at the time of application
  • Have demonstrated interest in STEM through participation in:
  • Computing for All
  • College Success Foundations
  • Washington MESA
  • Rainier Scholars, or
  • Technology Access Foundation

When: July 10-August 4, 2023

Where: Microsoft, Redmond

Compensation: TBD

Visit the T-Mobile Explorer Prep webpage to learn about this unique 2-year training program with embedded internships.

Application Deadline: March 31, 2023

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There is a 2-week summer immersion program (SIP) as well as a self-paced program. Both are 100% free with options to join this summer and empower high school students who identify as girls or non-binary to make a difference in the world with technology.

Both programs offer incredible college and career benefits that support you for life!

1. Summer Immersion Program (SIP)

The 2-week Summer Immersion Program (SIP) welcomes current 9th-11th graders to join live virtual classrooms. You’ll make lifelong friendships as you learn web design, creating real-world projects in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

You’ll even get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at industry-leading companies like EA, Pfizer, and ViacomCBS.

Plus, all SIP students can access need-based grants up to $500 for completing the program!

2. Self-Paced Program

A Self-Paced Program is an alternative option that gives current 9th-12th graders the flexibility to earn beginner-level badges in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript or an intermediate-level badge in Python for cybersecurity through independent study.

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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

Internship Details:

  • Virtual for 2021 (Usually Onsite), July-August; 4 Weeks
  • PAID
  • Participants: 25

For more information, contact the Boeing Workforce Development Team at

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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
  • Mechanical Assembly; Electrical Assembly; Seal

Internship details:

  • Onsite (All Puget Sound Locations)
  • June-August; 8 Weeks
  • PAID
  • Participants: 17

For more information, contact the Boeing Workforce Development Team at

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Coding for Medicine is an innovative organization dedicated to teach coding skills to young people (9th – 12th graders) based on real-life problems. Primary areas are biology and medicine, but also offer interesting modules like “Calculus Meets Coding” to teach calculus and coding together and “Catching Pokemon with Coding” to teach coding to the middle-school students. Please view the modules below.

**Fees apply**

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Private Pilot Ground School (PPGS) is a unique course that provides the opportunity for rising 9th – 12th-grade students to explore the world of aviation while creating a base of aeronautical knowledge that pilots need to successfully pass the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) private pilot exam.

Who: 9th – 12th-grade students

When: Monday, June 27th, 2022 – Friday, July 15th, 2022 (No class Monday, July 4) from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Benefit: earn 0.5 high school elective credit, student cannot miss more than two days of class


Boeing Logo

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!

Internship details:

  • Virtual April- May; 7 Weeks
  • Participants: 11

For more information, contact the Boeing Workforce Development Team at

Deadline: Feb 28, 2022