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. 

YouthForce: Teen Certification Convention

YouthForce serves over 400 under served teens throughout King County each year through paid internships at unique companies and a career readiness program. This Spring we are hosting a Teen Certification Convention for individuals age 14-21 on Saturday, April 4th at the Rainier Vista Boys & Girls Club. We will be hosting multiple workshops that will provide certifications or knowledge for employment at no cost to attendees! This will include Food Handler's Permit and CPR certification. Snacks will be provided!

REGISTER TODAY!

King County Wastewater Treatment Division-Career Events

King County Wastewater Treatment Division is hosting three career events to introduce teens to the variety of careers available that help keep our water clean. The format at each event is designed for youth to participate in three mini job-shadow sessions with staff members in different careers.  The sessions will be interactive and hands-on, in small groups of 4-8 people.  Some examples of careers that will be represented include:  

Environmental & Civil engineers 

  • Water quality scientist
  • Treatment plant operator
  • Community Relations specialist 
  • Project Manager
  • Maintenance Mechanic
  • Water quality scientist
Microsoft High School Internship

Microsoft High School Internship Opportunity is open to current senior high school students living within 50 miles of Redmond, WA who have a demonstrated interest in technology.

APPLY BY FEBRUARY 24! 

Who: 

  • Current seniors 
  • Students must be at least 16 years old and able to provide a Social Security number or Tax ID number

When: June 22nd - August 28th, 2020

Application link: https://tinyurl.com/rabep2l

UW GenOM ALVA Project

"The GenOM ALVA program is for incoming freshmen who will be attending the University of Washington Seattle campus and are interested in science research, especially research in genetics and genomics.

This summer research program for incoming freshmen is a rare and wonderful opportunity for students to attain research experience at the University of Washington. Not only will this give you a head start in genomics studies, but you will also receive valuable research experience in an academic setting, where you will learn about the impact of this field in science and society."- UW GenOM Project

APPLY BY FEBRUARY 28!

Google's Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI)

 "Three-week introduction to computer science (CS) for graduating high school seniors with a passion for technology — especially students from historically underrepresented groups in the field.

CSSI is not your average summer camp. It's an intensive, interactive, hands-on, and fun program that seeks to inspire the tech leaders and innovators of tomorrow by supporting the study of computer science, software engineering, and other closely-related subjects." -Google

APPLY BY FEBRUARY 28!

Who: Graduating Seniors who are entering their first year of university study in Fall 2020

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

University of Washington-Summer Institute of Mathematics

Do you want to further your mathematical skills? The Department of Mathematics at the University of Washington is hosting the Summer Institute of Mathematics six-week summer program. You will have the opportunity to explore methods of argument, game theory, group theory and so much more taught by university professors!

APPLY BY MARCH 1! 

  • When: June 28- August 8
  • Where: University of Washington
  • Who
    • Resident of Washington, British Columbia, Oregon, Idaho, or Alaska;
    • turn 14 years old by March 1
    • complete 9th grade by June 
    • complete three years of high school mathematics—including algebra, geometry, and trigonometry—by June 
    • but not be a high school graduate on arrival at SIMUW
  • Cost: $500 | Important note* If cost is an issue please reach out to SIMUW directly at simuw@math.washington.edu
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 foundry10 Summer 2020 Internship

 "Our internship program is a great way to explore a passion area or something you'd like to learn more about. To be considered, you must apply with a specific project in mind and, if you are selected, you will spend the summer working with an expert mentor to carry out your process. We will provide all the materials and resources you need."- foundry10

APPLY BY MARCH 1!

UW College of Engineering Math Academy

"UW College of Engineering Math Academyhelps students develop the math and problem-solving skills necessary to succeed in engineering and exposes students to a variety of examples of engineering in practice. 

Math Academy students participate in a four-week, full-day intensive program in the summer at the UW Seattle campus. Students engage in coursework created by UW math faculty designed to develop the skills necessary to meet the high standards of college-level math and engineering.

Students also have enrichment opportunities to explore the range of career opportunities available to engineers through lab tours, research projects, site visits and professional development events." -UW Math Academy

APPLY BY MARCH 6! 

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/
Underrepresented Minorities in Research Internship

Interested in being mentored by experienced researchers and principal investigators at Seattle Children’s Research Institute? Underrepresented Minorities in Research Internship this summer you will have the opportunity to engage in basic, clinical, and/or translational research projects! Gain insight in the career pathways of biomedical and public health research and career and professional training sessions. Culmination of the program will be publishing an article of your research project in a new Seattle Children’s Research Institute journal!

APPLY BY MARCH 15!

Who: Rising High School Senior and Graduating Seniors over 18 years of age | Important note* DACA and DREAMers are encouraged to apply. We only require that you be legally able to work in the United States. 

PAID: Institute for Systems Biology (Multiple Positions)

Join Institute for Systems Biology (ISB) to learn about microbiology and other laboratory and computer-based skills, as well as a variety of college and career pathways in systems biology.  You will also develop a web page that describes your experiences and may even assist in the optimization of lab experiments for high school classrooms! 

APPLY BY MARCH 19!

PAID: Fred Hutch: Summer High School Internship Program

"The Summer High School Internship Program (SHIP) is an eight-week, full-time paid internship for rising 12th graders, with special consideration given to 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.  For the remaining seven weeks, interns are paired and immersed in mentored activities in a Fred Hutch research group in Seattle. 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.

SHIP gives students from backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical research the opportunity to explore, clarify, and strengthen their research-related career interests." -Fred Hutch

APPLY BY MARCH 31!

Young Executives of Color | UW Foster School of Business

YEOC is a free nine month college pipeline program hosted by the UW Foster School of Business.  Students attend sessions one Saturday every month on the UW campus.  These sessions will be filled with college preparation, powerful mentorship, professional development and business lectures.  Network with professionals from EY, Microsoft, Google, Nike, Amazon, and more!

APPLY BY MAY 31!

UW Foster School of Business: Young Women's Leadership Summit

Are you interested in gaining insight in the business world? The UW Foster School of Business is hosting a three-day overnight program this summer. You will work directly with faculty, alumni, and employers while learning about the various business sectors you can study and pursue!

APPLY BY MARCH 30! 

UW Materials Science Camp

"A weeklong summer camp utilizing hands-on learning principles of applied math, physics, and chemistry. A unique team-based, intensive problem-solving science experience under the direction of a world class engineer or researcher “Materials Mentor”. A combination of mini-demonstrations and field trips with extensive involvement in laboratories, facilities, and using instruments to actively explore materials science, engineering, and biology principles."

APPLY BY APRIL 3!

Who:

  • Grades 10-11
  • All students must be 16 years old on or by July 13
  • Students looking for a FREE activity to support their college applications, AND who are involved in math, science and technology classes
  • Highly motivated inquisitive learners with an interest in math and science and a desire to explore new content areas.
  • Students must have basic knowledge of algebra, chemistry, and physics and describe why they want to learn more about engineering and materials science as a possible college major and career
MIT Beaver Works Summer Institute

"MIT Beaver Works Summer Institute (BWSI) is a rigorous, world-class STEM program for talented students who will be entering their senior year in high school. The four-week program teaches STEM skills through project-based, workshop-style courses. BWSI began in 2016 with a single course offered to 46 students, a mix of local daytime students and out-of-state residential students. In this course, RACECAR (Rapid Autonomous Complex Environment Competing Ackermann steering) students programmed small robotic cars to autonomously navigate a racetrack." -MIT Beaver Works

APPLY BY APRIL 3! 

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! 

UW Nurse Camp: Summer Career Program

Are you interested in gaining insight in the nursing world? UW School of Nursing is offering a free week-long day camp where you can shadow nurses at UWMC in various hospital units, complete CPR certification and HIPAA training, learn about infection control, how to take blood pressure and vitals, how to prepare for college and getting into nursing school, network with nurses from all areas of health care including forensics, public health, emergency and research; you’ll also meet new friends and get cool free stuff!

APPLY BY APRIL 15!

University of Washington– Students Exploring Pharmacy (STEP)

Students Exploring Pharmacy (STEP) is a customized summer program designed to motivate high school students to explore pharmacy and gain career insight! Students will have the opportunity to take classes facilitated by faculty in the UW School of Pharmacy. You will engage in hands-on activities that will introduce you to the practice of pharmacy and numerous ways of a pharmacist supports people’s health, beyond dispensing medications!

APPLY BY APRIL 15!

  • When: August 3 – 6, 2020
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
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 FOR TOP PRIORITY!

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.

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
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