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. 

City Year Seattle/King County

 "City Year brings together diverse, talented teams of young adults to serve in high-need schools across the country, where they support students, teachers, and schools all day, every day. City Year AmeriCorps members build strong, “near-peer” relationships with students and provide academic and social-emotional support, while serving as essential resources to the school to boost student learning and achievement. Through their work in schools and communities, City Year AmeriCorps members not only make a difference in the lives of students they serve, but also acquire valuable skills that prepare them to become the next generation of civically-engaged leaders."

APPLY BY JANUARY 24!

When: 2020-21' Academic Year

Where: Seattle Public Schools

Who: Ages 17-25

Application link: https://tinyurl.com/wtkhcs4

Thriving Elements STEM Mentee

Thriving Elements is a high quality mentoring program whose mission is to create access and opportunities for underrepresented girls in Science Technology Engineering & Math (STEM). Upon selection into our program, you are matched with a STEM professional who will help prepare you for college and professional career in STEM. Our vision is to develop & empower women leaders in STEM to make a sustainable impact in their communities and inspire the next generation of young women. If this resonates with you, we highly encourage you to apply. 

APPLY BY JANUARY 31!

APP Link: Click here to fill out and submit your application.

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. 

APPLY BY JANUARY 30!

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.

PAID Bank of America- Student Leaders Internship

Want to gain career readiness skills and support your community through service? Bank of America has an eight-week paid internship, “Students Leaders” summer program at a local nonprofit organization. Where you will gain valuable civic, social and business leadership skills, AND have the opportunity to attend a summit in Washington DC!

APPLY BY January 31, 2020! 

  • Currently be a junior or senior in high school
  • Be able to participate in an 8-week paid internship at a local nonprofit organization and work 35 hours a week
  • Be legally authorized to work in the US without sponsorship through the end of September 2020
  • Be able to participate in a week-long Student Leaders Summit in Washington, DC (July 13 - July 18, 2020) (All expenses paid. This week will be part of your 8-week experience.)
  • Be a student in good standing at your school
  • Obtain a letter of recommendation from a teacher, guidance counselor, or school administrator. Contact your recommender as soon as possible to provide them with the requirements listed at the end of the application. You will need to upload the letter no later than January 31, 2020
Port of Seattle: NMA Leadership Speech Contest

Leadership Speech Contest is one of the nation’s leading competitions among high school age students. Its primary purpose is to promote better understanding of Leadership and the unique role it plays in today’s world. The winner of the Chapter Level competition will win a free trip for two to the National Level and compete for the top prize of $4,000 cash!

APPLY BY FEBRUARY 7!

Eligibility:

  • Participants must be enrolled in a school or be home schooled (grades 9 – 12) within the area that the sponsoring Chapter serves – King, Snohomish, and Pierce counties
  • An exception would be a student without a local chapter could still participate. The Port of Seattle Chapter of NMA, #706
PAID: YouthForce TeamWork Internship Program

"YouthForce’s Teamwork Internship Program offers teens a meaningful entry-level work experience supported by caring adults, positive peer and professional networks, and on the job training.  TeamWork Interns play key roles during Sounders FC home games (and other events as needed), delivering the best possible experience for fans. The TeamWork Internship Program extends beyond the game day job; teens must also participate in college readiness, career exploration, and financial literacy workshops held throughout the season in addition to periodic volunteer events.  Interns who are in good standing at the end of each season are invited to apply for the following season if they still meet the eligibility requirements."

APPLY BY FEBRUARY 12! 

Who: 

  • Resident of King County
  • Must be 16 years old (must turn 16 by 2/1/2020)
PAID: YouthForce Doorways Internship (Multiple Positions)

"The Doorways internship is a 10-week program for youth to experience a professional workplace while receiving professional development training and ongoing support from a program manager. You will work at one of our various partner businesses or organizations in Seattle, helping with a variety of tasks and learning professional skills." 

APPLY BY FEBRUARY 22! 

Who

  • Live in King County
  • At least 16 years old by March 2020
​The Princeton University Summer Journalism Program

Students visit Princeton from their hometown or state for our residential journalism program. Attend workshops, lectures and learn skills to produce your own newspaper. Classes at the program are taught by program alumni, reporters and editors from The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Yorker, New York Magazine, The Daily Beast, Politico, Sports Illustrated and CNN, among other media outlets. You'll have the opportunity to tour major news organizations, such as The New York Times, Huffington Post and Bloomberg; cover a professional sports event; cover news events in the Princeton area; film and produce a short documentary; attend a film or theatre production; conduct an investigative project; author a group blog; and report, write, edit and design their own newspaper, The Princeton Summer Journal, which is published on the program's last day.

You will have the opportunity to attend sessions with renowned Princeton professors, as well as the president and representatives of the Office of Undergraduate Admissions to experience first-hand Princeton’s approach to the liberal arts. Toward the end of the program, attend seminars on every aspect of the college admissions process, including test prep, writing personal narratives, choosing the best fit college, and understanding financial aid.

All costs to attend the summer program, including air or ground transportation to and from campus, housing, meals, technology, and resources, are covered by the program.

APPLICATION DUE FEBRUARY 17 2020! 

UW Center for Neurotechnology-YSP Reach

Are you interested in a STEM career? The Center for Neurotechnology (CNT) at UW sponsors a five day neural engineering “YSP-Reach” program. You will have the opportunity to receive an introduction to neuroscience and neural engineering, neuroethics, scientific communication, and the latest developments in brain-computer interfaces!

DEADLINE IS February 21, 2020! APPLY TODAY!

  • When: YSP-REACH 1 will be held July 6-10, 2020 | YSP-REACH 2 will be held July 20-24, 202
  • Where: University of Washington, Center for Neurotechnology
  • Who: High School Students

Learn more about the Young Scholars Reach Program on the UW Center for Neurotechnology website, and if interested, be sure to APPLY !

PAID: TIPS (Teens in Public Service) Internship

Want to develop public service leadership skills and support your community? TIPS (Teens in Public Service) has a six to eight week PAID internship opportunity this summer. You will work closely with a local nonprofit organization and gain practical work experience, an understanding of ethical leadership, and a venue to put your values into action!

APPLY BY February 28, 2020! 

Eligibility: 

  • Minimum age requirement: All applicants must be 15 years of age or older by May 31, 2020
  • Maximum age requirement: Applicants may not exceed the age of 19 years during the summer program, which concludes on August 14, 2020.
  • High School Enrollment: You must currently be enrolled in high school (graduating class years 2020 - 2023) to qualify for a TIPS summer internship.
  • Important note: You must be able to provide a Social Security Number (SSN). 
Pacific Science Center Science Educator in Training (SET)

"Camps for Curious Minds have operated for over 30 years, providing high school volunteers ages 14 and up with rich science and nature based learning opportunities. SET volunteers gain leadership experience, career exploration opportunities, service learning verification and more. SET volunteers, in turn, provide valuable help to campers and camp educators throughout the summer. We are seeking volunteers for all locations around the Puget Sound region: Seattle, Bellevue, Medina, Bothell, and more."

APPLY BY FEBRUARY 29! 

When: Summer 2020 | 60 volunteer hours

Where: Pacific Science Center (Various locations)

Who: Youth ages 14+

Application link: http://bit.ly/37L84vY

Pacific Science Center Lead Science Educator in Training (LSET)

"Camps for Curious Minds have operated for over 30 years, providing high school volunteers ages 16 and up with rich science and nature based learning opportunities. LSET volunteers gain leadership experience, career exploration opportunities, service learning verification and more. LSET volunteers, in turn, provide valuable help to campers and camp educators throughout the summer. We are seeking volunteers for all locations around the Puget Sound region: Seattle, Bellevue, Medina, Bothell, and more."

APPLY BY FEBRUARY 29!

When: Summer 2020 | 75 volunteer hours

Where: Pacific Science Center (Various locations)

Who: Youth ages 16+

Application link: http://bit.ly/2ukSska

Caminos al Futuro Program at George Washington University

Caminos al Futuro is a fully funded, pre-college and residential summer program. During the 3-week intensive program, Caminos scholars examine the social, economic and political transformations affecting the Hispanic/Latino community in a college-like environment. Participants get a first-hand view of policymaking in the nation’s capital with visits to Congress, government agencies and leading non-profits. The program also includes lectures and small-group meetings with university professors and national Latino leaders.

APPLY BY MARCH 1, 2020! 

Dates: June 30 - July 19, 2020

Eligibility:

  • Juniors (Rising Seniors)
  • High-level of academic achievement
  • Demonstrated commitment to service and leadership within the Latino/Hispanic community.

Program Highlights

  • Academic Series on Latinos in the US
  • Changing the Narrative Writing Lab
  • College Prep Academy
  • Community Action Projects
  • Site Visits & Networking Opportunities
PAID: Girls Who Code: Summer Immersion Program

"Girls Who Code's Summer Immersion Program (SIP) is a FREE, 7-week program for 10–11th grade girls (rising juniors and seniors), to learn about computer science, gain exposure to tech jobs, and join a supportive sisterhood of thousands of girls across the US." 

Early acceptance deadline is February 14 AND Application closes March 13! 

  • Who: Current 10th & 11th graders | Self-Identifying young women, nonbinary & trans students
  • When: 7 WeeksSummer 2020
  • Where: 14560 NE 87th St., Redmond, WA 98502
  • Summer Stipend Award available
  • Application linkhttps://girlswhocodesm.smapply.io/
Seattle Children's Research Institute: Research Training Program

 "Seattle Children’s Research Institute is committed to cultivating an inclusive and diverse workforce, and inspiring the next generation of scientists, physicians, and healthcare workers. During the summer, our Science Education Department offers high school students from groups that are underrepresented in biomedical research the opportunity to apply for a competitive position in the program at Seattle Children’s Research Institute.

For Summer 2020, the Research Training Program will host 2 identical sessions for 3 weeks each, with unique experiences in both the BioQuest Lab in 307 Westlake and the Science Discovery Lab in Building Cure.

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. This program provides students with a solid foundation for a future career in biomedical research." 

APPLY BY APRIL 5! 

PAID: KUOW: Intro to Radio Journalism Workshop

Are you a pop culture enthusiast? Interested in further developing your writing skills and exploring broadcasting and journalism! KUOW, RadioActive Youth summer internship is the opportunity for you. You will get the opportunity to work alongside professional journalists and develop career readiness skills.

Early application deadline is March 10 AND the final application deadline is May 5 ! 

  • Who: Must be 15 to 18 years old
  • When:June 29 through August 14
  • Where: KUOW’s Studio in the University District 
  • Stipend: You will receive $1,200 upon completion! 
  • Application link: https://tinyurl.com/qufj8rh
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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.

CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS! APPLY TODAY!

  • 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: https://app.leg.wa.gov/pageapplication
  • 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.

CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS! APPLY TODAY!

  • 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: https://app.leg.wa.gov/pageapplication
  • Transportation and Living Expenses Scholarship available
Washington Passport to Careers

Have you been homeless? Do you want to continue your education or start a career in a trade? The Passport to Careers program can assist you on your journey toward a postsecondary education or apprenticeship. It provides financial assistance and support services, if you meet the following criteria:

  • Homeless or in Foster Care: You experienced unaccompanied homelessness (without a parent or guardian) during the prior school year, or were in the care of the Washington State, tribal, or federal foster care system. (See chart at right for eligibility dates.)
  • State Resident: You are a resident of Washington, or your case is based in Washington State.

Eligible Student:

  • You are or will be enrolled at least half-time in an eligible institution of higher education or a recognized pre-apprenticeship or registered apprenticeship program in Washington before turning 22.
  •  You are not planning to pursue a degree in theology.
  • You have not yet earned a bachelor’s degree.

Application Process: Download the consent form

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ATTENTION SENIORS! Year Up is a leadership and professional development program that combines hands-on, college-level learning with a six-month corporate internship at top companies in the Greater Seattle area. Year Up prepares low-income young adults for a career in Information Technology and provides an opportunity to further your education. After a year of intensive, hands-on training, more than 85% of graduates from Year Up have either a full-time job paying an average of $19 hour or are enrolled in college full-time.

APPLICATION IS ACCEPTED ON A ROLLING BASIS!

Locations: 

South Seattle College Campus
South Seattle College
Year Up - TEC 120
6000 16th Ave SW
Seattle WA 98106
(206) 441-4465

Seattle Central College Campus
Seattle Central College
1701 Broadway, 2BE Room 1128
Seattle WA 98122
(206) 441-4465

Who:

  • 18-24 years old
  • High school graduate or GED recipient
  • Of low to moderate income
  • A U.S. Citizen, permanent resident, or have an employment authorization card
  • Available 5 days a week (Monday-Friday) for the full year of the program
  • Highly motivated to learn new technical and professional skills
  • Have not obtained a bachelor’s degree

To apply: 

  1. Submit a STUDENT INTEREST FORM
  2. Attend an open house or group information session
  3. Complete your APPLICATION
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

APPLY NOW! 

To apply for a position, please submit the following forms to volunteers@museumofflight.org : 

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! 

APPLICATIONS OPEN ON A ROLLING BASIS!

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 volunteers@MoPOP.org 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!

APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED ON A ROLLING BASIS!

  1. Create a volunteer account
  2. Join KEXP Fundraising Drive Teams
  3. Sign up for shifts via the Shiftboard Calendar
Museum of Flight: Aeronautical Science Pathway

 "Are you a high school sophomore or junior interested in becoming a Professional Pilot, Air Traffic Controller, Airport or Airline Manager, or Unmanned Aerial Systems Specialist?

If so, then you and your legal guardian are invited to Aeronautical Science Pathway (ASP) Info Night! Join us for a presentation and Q&A about how you can join the 2020-2021 ASP class to jumpstart your career in aviation. Aeronautical Science Pathway is for high school juniors and seniors.

RSVP required. Please RSVP by completing our Student Inquiry Form and indicating that you are able to attend our February 4th Info Night."

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.

APPLY TODAY! 

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.

APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED ON AN ONGOING BASIS!

Who: Latinx youth ages 16-25 years old

Where: Various locations

Apply: Apply here and or contact Salvador Salazar, Civic Engagement & Advocacy Coordinator, at salvador@latinocommunityfund.org