What is an Internship?

An Internship is a workplace experience, like a job, which can help you grow and learn about careers you might want to pursue.  An internship will have a position description, several learning objectives, as well as start and end dates.

  • An internship can be full or part-time, paid or unpaid, and offered during the summer and or the school year.     
  • A legal guardian will need to give written permission for a student to participate, and a school representative will help make sure all policies are followed. 

Internship Program

Apply now to the Highline Internship Program if you are interested or currently in an unpaid internship. You'll get professional development, certification and a chance to receive a $500 stipend.


  • Grades 9-12
  • Attend Tyee, Highline, Mount Rainier, Evergreen, Choice, PSSC and/or WELS
  • Able to complete 90 hour fall/winter cycle internship by June 1    
  • Has not received a Highline $500 internship stipend in the last calendar year
  • All students are welcome to participate in the program. Important note to be stipend eligible, you must be able to provide a Social Security number or Tax ID number. 



Available Opportunities - Apply Now

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

Pacific Science Center: Discovery Corps

Passionate about science? Want to learn more about the field and the career pathways available. The Pacific Science Center, Discovery Corps internship opportunity will start in April 2019. You will have the opportunity to develop educational programming through mentorship and gain valuable career skills!


  • Initial Training: February 8, 15, 22, 2020 │ 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Where: Pacific Science Center
  • Who: Must be 14 or older
  • Application Process: APPLICATION FORM and TWO LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION . They must be postmarked or delivered by the application deadline.

Learn more about Discovery Corps on the Pacific Science Center website!

Para Los Niños logo

We are looking for volunteers to support our school readiness classrooms and our school-age and middle-schooler's with homework, math, reading and classroom activities.


  • When: (October- May) Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M.
  • Who: Grades 9-12
  • Location: Hilltop Elementary (12250 24th Ave S Seattle WA 98168).

Application link:

highline medical center logo

Highline Cancer Center, part of Highline Medical Center, is seeking students who are interested in healthcare issues and careers, especially in cancer prevention and treatment! Highline is an innovative Cancer Center offering the latest treatments including chemotherapy, biological therapy, robot-assisted surgery and naturopathic treatments. Take advantage of this rare opportunity available to you, and start making a big difference in people's lives while still in high school! 

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis!

  • Schedule: 2-3 days a week (6-10 hours total each week); Training and 100 hours total required.
  • Location: Highline Medical complex, 16233 Sylvester Rd. SW
  • Eligibility:
    • Commit to four hours a week for at least six months
    • 100 hours of service prior to the six months being completed
    • Must be at least 16 years old
  • Apply: Complete the online volunteer application to get started 
police officers

Have you ever wanted to go on a ride-along with a police officer? Are you interested in a career in law enforcement? Then we have the perfect internship opportunity for you! The King County Police Explorers is a training program to learn about law enforcement through mandatory bi-monthly meetings, patrol car ride-alongs, summer boot camps, community events, and so much more. You need to attend three consecutive Post meetings with the Burien Police Explorers before turning in your application. You also need to give them at least a one-year commitment, as they will provide you with a uniform.  You will need to get a pair of black boots or shoes that can be shined. 


  • Where: Burien Police Station
  • When: Every other Monday | 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
  • Who:  
    • • Can not have a criminal record
      • Between the ages of 14 and 20
      • Maintain at least a 2.0 school GPA
      • In good standing with school and community
  • Application process: 
    •  Attend 3 consecutive meeting
    • Fingerprinting (part of background check)
    • Pass an oral board hosted by 3 explorers and/or an advisor
    • Pass a full background check (Download application AND bring to first meeting)
  • Transportation support is available