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.

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

King County Wastewater Treatment Division: Virtual Career Events

"Interested in a career or job that helps public health and the environment? Most people do not realize the variety of jobs, from engineers to electricians, that are needed to keep our water clean. Join us to explore career opportunities."- King County WTD

Examples of careers represented :

  • Engineer (civil, mechanical, environmental)
  • Environmental scientist
  • Wastewater flow controller
  • Industrial mechanic
  • Community relations
  • Project manager
  • Environmental educator
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.


Conservation Leader in Training Program

 "Teen Leaders from around the region are invited to apply to join the Conservation Leader in Training Program during the 2020 Mountains to Sound Greenway Trek, July 11-19, 2020, in partnership with the Sammamish Community YMCA. During this nine-day camping adventure of a lifetime, you will hike, bike, and float across the Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area from Roslyn to Seattle.

As a Conservation Leader In Training, you will team up with other selected high school students to help lead the Trek. You will work and journey through the Cascades alongside YMCA staff, Mountains to Sound Greenway staff, and other Trek volunteers. Along the way, you will learn from the conservation leaders who have helped shape and protect this recently designated National Heritage Area." - Mountains to Sound Greenway


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


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!


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."



  • 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


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." 


Perry Outreach Program

"The Perry Initiative inspires young women to be leaders in Orthopaedic Surgery and Engineering by partnering with medical centers, universities and high schools nationwide. Apply to participate in this free, one-day program. Explore hands on workshop modules and receive mentorship from women surgeons and engineers."- The Perry Initiative


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!


Seattle Children’s Research Institute: Summer Nurse Camp

"Seattle Children’s is a richly diverse organization. The patients and families we serve come from many backgrounds and bring distinct values, family structures, strengths and special needs. We strive to maintain an atmosphere that reflects our values of inclusion by providing effective and respectful care compatible with each patient and family’s beliefs, values and heritage.

To reach our goals, we are committed to recruiting the best nurses, cultivating an inclusive and diverse workforce and inspiring diverse high school students to pursue a career in nursing. Every year we offer local high school students from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to participate in our Nurse Camp at Seattle Children’s.

During this five-day camp, students will gain insight into the world of pediatric nursing by participating in clinical observation sessions. In these sessions, students will shadow nurses in a clinical environment and observe as they provide patient care and interact with patients and families. (Students will not provide patient care.)

Students will also work through interactive hands-on skills labs to learn and practice various nursing skills on models. In addition, students will have the opportunity to engage with an educational panel to ask questions and discuss nursing as a viable career path." -Seattle Children's Nurse Camp


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!


  • When: August 3 – 6, 2020
PAID: Washington Bus Education Fund 2020 Fellowship

 "The Bus Fellowship is a ten-week paid political, social justice and community-building program for young people. The fellowship is part time, and is open to 18-25 year olds. Fellows spend the summer grassroots organizing, building community and driving progressive change in sunny Seattle. Alumni leave the program with the ability to champion issues they are passionate about, and the skills to make real change in their communities. More details are available on our website at"- Washington Bus 


Accounting Career Awareness Program (ACAP)

"ACAP’s Residency Week program introduces underrepresented Washington state high school students of color to the accounting profession and business world. This week-long residential program has been held annually since 1982 at the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington. The program is free for selected participants."- ACAP


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:
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!


 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


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