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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. 

 African Youth Coalition - Virtual Mentorship Event

 "The African Youth Coalition (AYC) is hosting an online mentorship event for Black High School Seniors to prepare for their first year in college. 

AYC is a nonprofit organization focused on bridging the gap between organizations that focus on youth by working with Africans, African-Americans and Afro Caribbeans in the greater Seattle area. We believe that a single action can make a difference in the community and that collective action can greatly impact the world. Through advocacy and outreach activities, our team works tirelessly each day to contribute their part to the greater good. 

We are inviting students from the University of Washington, Seattle Pacific University, and Seattle Central University to provide mentoring. In our two hour session, incoming freshmen will learn more about the academic, financial, and social aspects of college. Students who attend the session will also get the opportunity to gain a mentor that can guide them through their first year of college. " - AYC


Girls Who Code 2020 Virtual Summer Immersion Program Interest Form

"Apply to Girls Who Code's Virtual Summer Immersion Program for an unforgettable summer experience! During this FREE 2-week virtual program, you'll learn the computer science skills you need to make an impact, get an inside look into the tech field, and join a supportive lifelong sisterhood -- all while being virtually hosted by influential companies, like AT&T, Goldman Sachs, Disney, and more. Current 9th-11th grade girls and non-binary students are eligible to apply. SIP is FREE and need-based stipends of up to $300 are available for those who qualify." - Girls Who Code


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


Healthcare Exploration for Youth (HEY!)

Are you interested in gaining insight in the healthcare field? Healthcare Exploration for Youth (HEY) is a 8-week summer class opportunity at Highline College campus! You will meet professionals in the field, go on field trips, obtain certifications in First Aid and CPR while learning high school or college credits. You will get to experience firsthand the college life + environment and find ways to further your education after high school. You do not want to miss out on furthering college + math readiness and mapping out your next steps for training & employment.


Seattle University Summer High School Programs 2020

 "This July, Seattle University is hosting our 2020 Virtual Summer Scholar Institute for rising sophomores, juniors and seniors. Seattle Business Institute (SBI) is focused on social entrepreneurship and innovation. Seattle University AI4ALL is focused on artificial intelligence and criminal justice. Both programs earn students college credits! Both are project-based and provide opportunities for self-paced learning and in real time interactions with faculty and our undergraduate program counselors. Applications are open until May 30!

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


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!


Youth in Focus - "Virtual" Spring Core

"Youth in Focus is committed to making sure you still have a place to be creative, to be heard, foster community and connect with your peers especially now when our world may seem full of fear and loneliness right now. We might not be able to hang in person but we aren't going to let that slow us down. Our new online photo sessions are designed to be interactive, challenging, informative, and accessible to anyone with a phone/computer and internet access. Your phone camera is all you need. Open to teens 13-19. Let’s face these challenges together and change the world through art!

All Youth in Focus programs are pay what you can. Your donation helps cover the cost of renting program space and paying our educators a fair wage, as well as classroom, photography and camera supplies. We are committed to equitable arts access for ALL youth." - Youth in Focus


Highline College: Summer Bridge Program

"Summer Bridge Program is an opportunity to adjust to college life through tailored programming, peer and professional support. Become familiar with Highline College and learn the most effective techniques for academic achievement through time management, study skills, and leadership workshops. Highline College's Youth Re-engagement and Success Program, TRIO, the Learning Communities, are covering all costs associated with this program (including tuition and supplies)!

Here are just a few of the perks of attending Summer Bridge:

  • Earn up to 6 college credits that counts towards your associate's degree!
  • Discover campus resources
  • Explore Highline College in a supportive and academic activities
  • Participate in events and workshops to better your success to college life!
  • Build a community of friends
  • Make Highline College your home away from home
  • Have fun with your new Summer Bridge friends
  • Set yourself up for college success
  • Learn what it means to be a Thunderbird! " - Summer Bridge Program, Highline College


 PAID The Residency: Youth Development Through Hip Hop

"The Residency seeks aspiring teen hip-hop artists who want to get paid to learn from and work alongside professional teaching artists and a virtual who’s who from Seattle’s vast hip-hop and creative arts community.

Participants will record an EP of original music at a professional studio, and put on a final performance inside of MoPop’s Sky Church." -The Residency


PAID Rainier Beach Youth Stewards Program

"Summer crew members will work 15 hours per week for 6 weeks as part of a cohort of young farmers to participate in urban farming and wetland restoration at the Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands. Summer crew members will work every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday starting July 7th. We encourage participants to utilize the program as a resource to learn about the food system, the environment, and for personal and professional development. This is a short-term, 6-week position." - Tilth Alliance


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


Deloitte Team Tech Challenge

"Deloitte is excited to host the Team Tech Challenge. This free* 3-day challenge will take you into the world of professional services to help hone your technical skills, compete with teammates in a tech innovation challenge, and help prepare you for the next step ahead: college. We’ll talk artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, analytics, and more. Winning team members of the Team Tech Challenge will each win a $250 gift card."- Deloitte


PAID: Museum of Flight Camp Counselors (Various Positions)

 "The Museum of Flight is the largest independent, non-profit air and space museum in the world! With over 175 aircraft and spacecraft, tens of thousands of artifacts, millions of rare photographs, dozens of exhibits and experiences and a world-class library, the Museum and its people bring mankind's incredible history of flight to life.

The Museum of Flight Aerospace Camp Experience provides an amazing opportunity for children of all ages to enjoy many of the Museum's resources and beyond for STEM learning.  As we strive to be the foremost educational air and space Museum in the world, we know it takes a team of talented and diverse people. This is a seasonal position with dates of employment roughly corresponding to the ACE summer calendar"- MOF Aerospace Camp Experience 


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