New Start High School
614 SW 120th Street Burien, WA 98146

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New Start High School
614 SW 120th Street Burien, WA 98146


Career Programs, Camps & Events

There are quite a few career programs, camps and events for high school students that are offered on a rolling basis by a variety of incredible businesses and organizations. Camps, special events and programs can provide students with a wealth of knowledge in any given industry, help them network and become more aware of future career opportunities.

Check back regularly to see what new and exciting programs have become available.

Available Opportunities - Apply Now

Click the below descriptions for more details and how to register. 

IGNITE : Virtual Career Panels

"IGNITE Worldwide has launched virtual events to inspire Girls in STEM! You’re invited to explore exciting careers in technology and engineering! Join a panel of amazing professional women who work in a technology or engineering career, and hear how they each found a job they love." - IGNITE Worldwide


ConstructDiversity Youth Mentorship Program

"The ConstructDiversity Foundation is launching an eight month program (Oct-May) which provides youth with exposure to the different facets and opportunities within the construction industry. Providing mentorship, networking, industry research, with some of the nation’s top companies. 

The Program will consist of 9 local Seattle companies and students will spend a couple hours a week with a specific company, each student will spend one month with that company then rotate to the next company.. This will give the students a high level overview into the different job functions and the roles that each company offers. The roles the student will be able to oversee and shadow will range from sales, project management, operations, trades, architecture, etc. Students will not be working or training for a specific job rather their experience and goal for each student is to get exposure to an industry and career paths, to potentially peak interest and see additional opportunities. All while getting direct mentorship from each of the companies executive leadership teams. 

At the end of the program students will have an opportunity to interview for a summer paid internship with their companies of interest. Also, each of the students will be provided a personal financial advisor that will help with financial literacy and investments. 

Lastly, the seniors in the program will also be eligible for a scholarship after successful completion of the program. 

This program is for high school students who are excited about the opportunity to see and learn about an industry that is one of the nation’s longest lasting industries.

**This program will follow the state of Washington’s recommendations regarding Covid-19. So most meetings will be done virtually, further details will be provided at orientation upon acceptance**" - ConstructDiversity


UW Rockin’ Out - Virtual Talks

"Join us for easy-to-understand presentations about earth science throughout the months of August and September. We will be live streaming on YouTube on alternate Thursdays at 7 PM Pacific Time. Youth and adults are all welcome. No special background knowledge or registration required. The series will continue throughout August and September, with fascinating presentations by University of Washington scientists and educators..."- UW Rockin' Out


DiscoverU - Art Contest

"DiscoverU Week, Oct. 12-16, 2020, is an exciting week for the community to come together and support all students in exploring college and career options. The DiscoverU Art Contest encourages K-12 students from Road Map Project schools (South Seattle and South King County) to get creative with the theme of college and career exploration. The submission deadline is Friday, Oct. 2 and winners will be announced throughout the week of DiscoverU." - Road Map Project


ACE Mentor Program (Various opportunities)

"Since 2001, the ACE Mentor Program of Washington has helped around 3,000 students learn all about the architecture, engineering, and construction professions. Are you fascinated by the art of architecture? Are you interested in how buildings withstand earthquakes? Are you intrigued by sustainable “green” building design? Are you wondering how a building can start out as an idea and become reality? Join the ACE program! Our program is free to students, thanks to donations from local firms, mentors, parents, and other supporters. To date, we have also given $864,000 in scholarships to students who pursued A/E/C fields at the university level. During the ACE Mentor Program, teams visit major construction sites, complete projects, and meet bi-monthly at mentor firm offices. Qualifying high school seniors are awarded scholarships and many students remain in touch with industry professionals for continued mentoring with career choices, college and internship applications and future employment opportunities.

LIKE us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram! Our Facebook page has exciting industry links, local ACE events, program information, and details on what our teams are up to! Find us at and follow us on Instagram @acementorseattle." - ACE Mentor Program


 2020 Summer Youth ORCA Pass

"Summer Youth ORCA Pass is available to 8th – 12th grade students in Highline, Lake Washington, and Tukwila school districts who are eligible for Free or Reduced Price Lunch. Due to COVID-19, ORCA cards will not be mailed until King County officials allow for safe, non-essential travel on transit.

Please check with a parent/guardian before signing up. If you have questions, please call or email the Summer Youth Pass Coordinator, at (206) 263-8751 or" - King County Metro


COPE Health Scholars - Junior Health Scholars

"The Junior Health Scholar program allows high-school students between the ages of 16-18 to shadow a current Health Scholar and observe how the patient care and administrative teams work together to deliver excellent care and to explore whether a career in health care is right for you. The program is offered year-round at select sites in California, Washington and Hawaii. Most individuals complete the program in 9 months with a commitment of one 4-hour shift per week. For those looking to complete the program faster, we offer a 3-month option where you will receive priority shift selection." - COPE Health Scholars 


YouthForce - Employment Assistance

"Need help applying to your next job? We can assist with resume review, interview prep and serve as a reference for current and past interns." - YouthForce

UW Forward with SWENext

"The Society of Women Engineers at the University of Washington are hosting a VIRTUAL college/career development program for female high schoolers in the Puget Sound area. This program is designed to connect students interested in engineer with current UW engineering students to encourage curiosity and personal development. This program is open to any high schooler student who identifies as female.

Through this program you will:

  • Be paired with a small group of other students and an engineering student at UW to mentor the group
  • Work with your mentor along with your group via the online platform Zoom one time per week
  • Discuss and plan out your academic, career, and personal growth goals
  • Be connected with opportunities related to your interests (events, jobs, programs, communities)
  • Connect with other high school students in the area who are interested in engineering
  • Virtual workshops to help prepare for college and beyond

You will hear back within a week of you filling out this form. We're very excited to start this program for the first time in Spring 2020, and look forward to meeting you!- UW SWENext


Museum of Flight: Aerospace Camp Experience

"Aerospace Camp Experience (ACE) is an American Camp Association accredited and award-winning day camp for any child who is excited about scientific pursuits. All campers are welcome at ACE regardless of gender, race, national origin, or religious affiliation. If you have an inquiring mind and want to have fun this summer exploring the world of STEM, ACE is the camp for you!"- ACE 


Wilderness Awareness School (Various Volunteer Opportunities)

"Do you enjoy working with children? Are you interested in learning more about working with kids, either as an intern or a volunteer? Can you commit to at least a week of supporting instructors leading and playing games and activities? Then our summer camp volunteer opportunities might be a good fit for you!

Summer Camp Volunteers act as assistant instructors for our summer camps and receive training in our unique approach to mentoring youth in nature, which focuses on curiosity, play and asking questions as much or more than a delivery of facts."- Wilderness Awareness School


Museum of Flight: 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, 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. In addition to academic/technical content, this course includes a strong leadership component. Students will learn how to best prepare for job interviews, how to work most effectively in teams and assume key leadership roles, and how to successfully participate in competitive events. Mentoring by industry leaders and connection to internship experiences, as well as scholarship opportunities to continue post high school education and flight training, will be key benefits of the program. And, there will be lots of opportunities to participate in aviation events and meet leaders in the industry!" - ASP Program

DO-IT Scholars

DO-IT Scholars prepares Washington State high school students with disabilities for success in college and careers. Scholars attend Summer Study sessions, held during three consecutive summers at the University of Washington campus. This allows students to experience college life and work on self advocacy skills. Throughout the school year, Scholars connect with program staff, DO-IT Mentors, and each other using email and e-lists. They also meet in-person at DO-IT events, complete individual and group projects, and receive valuable information and support for the transition to college. 


Important note: Applications are accepted throughout the school year for the upcoming summers. However, priority is given to applications received by January 30th. Applications received after January 30th are considered on a space-available basis.

The Seal of Washington State on top of the shape of Washington State filled in solid green

The Senate Page program, part of the Washington State Legislative Page School, is a great opportunity for those interested in learning how decisions are made in their state government through providing a helping hand during legislative sessions. Pages perform many tasks that allow Senators and staff to focus on legislative duties, including but not limited to delivering documents, picking up supplies, attending page school, and serving on the senate floor of the state capitol building! Stipend provided of $35 per day.


  • When: Work for one week during the legislative session, Monday-Friday between the hours of 7:45am-4:50pm. Must attend a 2-hour orientation the Sunday before your assigned work week.
  • Where: State Capitol in Olympia, WA (see details regarding host homes)
  • Who: Must be at least 14 years of age and have not reached your 17th birthday.
  • Application link:
  • Transportation and Living Expenses Scholarships available
The Seal of Washington State on top of the shape of Washington State filled in solid green

The House Page program, part of the Washington State Legislative Page School, is a great opportunity for those interested in learning how decisions are made in their state government through providing a helping hand during legislative sessions. Pages perform many tasks that allow House Representatives and staff to focus on legislative duties, and also spend two hours each day in a classroom setting learning the legislative process. Stipend provided of $35 per day.


  • When: Work for one week during the legislative session, Monday-Friday between hours of 7:30am-5:00pm. Must attend a 2-hour orientation the Sunday before your assigned work week.
  • Where: State Capitol in Olympia, WA (see details regarding host homes)
  • Who: Must be at least 14 years of age and have not reached your 17th birthday.
  • Application link:
  • Transportation and Living Expenses Scholarship available
Museum of Flight (Various Volunteer Positions)

The Museum of Flight is a non-profit organization, and relies on volunteers to give docent tours and supporting their many programs. New volunteers are required to attend a Volunteer Orientation, which is held on a monthly basis, and additional training may be required for specific volunteer assignments. Active volunteers are asked to record a minimum of 8 hours of work per month, throughout the year. Current opportunities for youth ages 14-17 are Gallery Ambassador, Pavilion Ambassador, and Museum of Apprentice Program


To apply for a position, please submit the following forms to : 

Museum of Pop Culture (Various Volunteer Positions)

Various volunteer jobs are available for students 16 and up. MoPOP’s community of passionate volunteers enhance the guest experience while extending the staff’s reach. Join our team! 


Volunteering perks:

  • Volunteers are regularly invited to exclusive exhibit previews, receive free admission, are eligible for discounts, and get the inside scoop on all things MoPOP.
  • Seattle Center parking provided for volunteer shifts.

Application process:

  • Complete the online MoPOP Volunteer Application. If you have any questions, or would like to request a paper application please email or call 206-770-2750.
  • Two volunteer shifts are typically required per month (see position descriptions for details).
  • All MoPOP volunteers must successfully complete a background and reference check.
Volunteering At KEXP

Thank you for your interest in KEXP's Volunteer Program! Volunteers must be at least 15 years of age.  We look for individuals who are motivated team players who are organized, efficient, and excellent communicators. Our volunteers have a love of music and passion for KEXP's mission to serve the community. Become a KEXP volunteer today!


  1. Create a volunteer account
  2. Join KEXP Fundraising Drive Teams
  3. Sign up for shifts via the Shiftboard Calendar
Teen Police Academy

"The SeaTac and Burien Police, in partnership with the King County Sheriff's Office, are working to educate youth of tomorrow about the roles of the police and the requirements of becoming a police officer by offering a Teen Police Academy.  The academy will be held over one week in the summer from 8:00am to 1:00pm.


The academy is free of charge to teens age 14-18 who meet the following qualifications:

  • In good standing with school and the community
  • Provide two written character references by an adult
  • Must attend all 5 days to graduate
  • Must have own transportation to and from City Hall
  • Must be a Highline School District Student
  • Must be able to pass a background check"
Alianza Youth Leadership Program

Want to unlock your leadership potential and enact change in your community! The Alianza Youth Leadership Program is a movement of collective young leaders. You will have the opportunity to learn community organizing through training's and civic engagement projects. A few issues you will be engaging in are issues affecting the Latinx community in Washington state such as environmental and climate justice.


Who: Latinx youth ages 16-25 years old

Where: Various locations

Apply: Apply here and or contact Salvador Salazar, Civic Engagement & Advocacy Coordinator, at