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    Updated 5.6.19

    Interested in working for social change? Consider Union Summer Application 
    Union Summer is a paid summer internship for people interested in the labor
    movement. Participants spend an exciting six weeks, from June 25-August 2,
    working full-time and hands-on with different campaigns.

    Created with Union labor, the program is broken up into 3 main components: education, actions, and on the job
    training. An average week may be:
    Tuesday: Attend a rally at the airport to support striking flight attendants, followed by 4 hours registering
    people to vote at a farmers market.
    Wednesday: 8 hours of phone calls to union members reminding them to turn in their ballot for their
    Thursday: Filing for the office manager, running to the post office, and attending a lobbying meeting with
    your supervisor and the Mayor.
    Friday: Education day. 8 hours in the classroom learning about the history of the labor and social justice
    movements in the Pacific Northwest.
    Saturday: 4 hours doing house visits in 80-degree weather talking to union members about local politics
    and elections.

    The positions are based in and around Seattle and are paid $16/hour.
    Deadline to apply May 17th

    Apply at
    For more information,

    KEXP Youth DJs

    KEXP is excited to present a free education program teaching youth the art of music curation and radio. Working with KEXP DJs, young music-lovers will gain knowledge and training in music curation, public speaking, board operation, physical and digital asset management, and recording. Youth will also gain insight into non-commercial public community radio with classes taking place right here at the KEXP studio.
    Youth ages 15-19 with a passion for music.
    Fully-funded eight-week instruction
    Transportation stipend
    Snacks provided
    KEXP youth DJ Application
    Application deadline is Monday, May 13th.

    SEAFAIR Internship 2019 Ambassador Program
    Program Overview: Each year the Seafair Foundation invites local area high school sophomores and juniors to apply for one of ten Seafair Ambassador positions. Selected students represent Seafair in a unique yearlong calendar of community participation. From essays submitted, the group is narrowed down for personal interviews from which ten students are chosen. The ten selected students will be International Ambassadors and receive the benefits listed below.

    Ambassadors receive:
    • Mentor from the Seattle business community in a field of interest to them

    • International Sister City exchange student hosting opportunity
    • Exchange trip to Kobe, Japan
    • Numerous opportunities to contribute time and talents to Seafair events and projects

    Commitment: All selected Ambassadors must be willing to participate in/volunteer at the following events (exceptions may be made for qualified applicants with pre-scheduled conflicts):
    June 21 – Seafair Kickoff
    July 4 – Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Summer Fourth
    July 13 – Lucerne Seafair Milk Carton Derby presented by Safeway Albertsons
    July 27 – Alaska Airlines Torchlight Parade
    August 1 – Brunch and the Blues
    August 2-4 – Seafair Weekend
    December 8 – 76 Seafair Holiday Cruise

    Ambassadors will also be required to complete a community service project together during the summer.
    The Seafair Ambassador Program has positively influenced the lives of many local teens. These former Ambassadors are now academic and professional leaders who provide inspiration to their communities.

    Selection Criteria: Completed application and essay (500-750 words) and/or multi-media presentation (Video: 5-7 minutes, PowerPoint: 10-15 slides) with your insights on the following: Describe a community or school service activity you participated in that has been most meaningful to you. What impact did it have on your community? How has it changed you? Applicants will be selected based on their application materials and interviews held with Seafair staff and Board members. Ambassadors will represent a cross-section of the Puget Sound community: different high schools, interests and backgrounds. Applicants would do well to highlight what makes them unique, in addition to the requested information about their community service experience.

    Yearlong Program: The selected students will be active as Seafair Ambassadors for the period of one year. Through volunteerism, mentor meetings and participating in festival events, Ambassadors learn just how global and local their own community is in preparation for an even greater learning experience as they host students from one of Seattle’s Sister Cities, Kobe, Japan and are hosted in Kobe.
    Submissions due May 17, 2019

    • Applicant must be a high school sophomore or junior

    • Applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States
    • Applicant and their family must be willing and able to host an international student for approximately one week during the fall
    • Applicant must have a parent or guardian who can sign off on their ability to travel internationally
    • Applicant must already have or be willing to obtain a Passport at their own expense
    • The Seafair Foundation shall consider all qualified applicants without regard to gender, race, national origin, handicap status or any other factor

    To apply, please submit your completed application along with your supporting documents to
    Seafair Ambassador Application
    2019 Seafair Foundation Ambassador Program Submissions due May 17, 2019

    YES! Youth Engaged in Service
    YES! is a job readiness and leadership development program for youth ages 13-19 that will connect you to a broad range of service and training opportunities preparing you for the working world. YES participants can work individually or in small teams on a project and will be partnered with an adult mentor and support the operations and programming at a Seattle Parks and Recreation facility, park or program. YES is inclusive and will help build skills and confidence that extend into the school year and beyond. By participating a minimum of 120 program hours, 60 service hours can go towards your high school graduation requirement and for the remaining 60 service hours, receive a stipend of $150.

    Questions? Please contact: Please sign up for the email distribution list to receive program applications and other information automatically.

    Download the YES 2019 summer application here.  Deadline for all applications is Friday May 17th at 5pm

    Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR)
    The Youth Participatory Action Research Team provides a unique and exciting opportunity for young people to gain employment skills, understand important social issues, and work collaboratively to make change in their communities. YPAR participants will work alongside teammates to share and learn about the basics of race & equity in our society. All YPAR participants will work as a team to create art and media projects while researching important social justice issues. At the end of the program, each participant will pursue an original project on the topic of their choice which will showcase what they have learned throughout the program. All participants will display their projects at a special community event.

    Primary Responsibilities:
    Attending a minimum of 120 hours of approved program time
    Actively participating in all group activities including discussions, workshops, art projects, writing assignments, off-site visits, etc.
    Creating an individual project for final exhibition to educate the community and demonstrate personal learning
    Completing all independent assignments promptly
    Coming to each program session with an open mind and willingness to learn
    Treating all fellow participants, mentors, and guests respectfully
    Maintaining a positive and professional work environment

    Desired Qualifications:
    No previous experience necessary
    Interest in learning about racial, social, and environmental justice issues
    Desire to educate others and work to make change in your communities
    Willingness to contribute ideas and try new things
    Ability to contribute effectively and respectfully in a team environment
    Questions? Please contact: Please sign up for the email distribution list to receive program applications and other information automatically. 

    Download the YPAR 2019 Summer Application here.  Deadline for all applications is Friday May 17th at 5pm. 

    Student Teen Employment Preparation - STEP
    STEP is a project-based job readiness program that has teams of high school students ages 14-19 addressing a community need. STEP incorporates activities and training focused on job readiness, soft skills, life skills and leadership.

    Participants involved in this intensive summer program will be working collaboratively and directly with the community. Previous examples of projects include: offering summer enrichment activities at parks, organizing and hosting community events, mixed media projects, environmental related projects, and creating public awareness presentations.

    As part of a STEP team, participants will:
    Meet new friends and network with mentors in the community
    Work collaboratively on a team
    Gain leadership, life, and pre-employment skills
    Participants must successfully complete 120 program hours to be eligible for a $599 stipend. *This is an inclusive program, students in Transition programs qualify to apply.

    Download the STEP 2019 summer application here. Deadline for all applications is Friday May 17th at 5pm


    The 2019 Team Read Summer Program is an excellent way for current and former Team Read coaches to keep making an impact in young students’ lives! This summer we have the following summer positions available: 
    Library Reading Coach
    This position will run 4 days a week (Monday – Thursday) and be from 12:55PM – 3:10PM (2hrs 15mins) and starts on July 1st and ends on August 1st. Locations: Rainier Beach Library, Douglass-Truth Library, & NewHolly Library.
    Summer Staircase Reading Coach
    This position will run 5 days a week (Monday – Friday) from 12:30 – 3:10PM and starts on July 1st and ends on July 26th. Locations: Martin Luther King Elementary School (MLK), Dunlap Elementary (working with Van Asselt students), & John Muir Elementary.
    Seattle Public Schools Classroom Assistant
    This position will run 5 days a week (Monday – Friday) from 8:30am – 12pm and starts on July 1st and ends on July 26th. The availability of these spots is up to SPS and Team Read will place as many students as possible based on their needs. These positions are located at 16 different elementary schools throughout Seattle. 

    To be considered for any of these positions you must fill out the attached summer application.  Summer spots are reserved for teens who have previously done Team Read for at least one semester during the 2018 - 2019 school year.  Previous Team Read students and teens who have not done Team Read yet will be considered if any spots are still open after all applicants have been placed. 
    1. Complete Summer Coach Application
    2. Email completed application to

     UW Summer Youth Programs

    Experience life on a college campus and tap into some unique learning opportunities. Our half-day or full-day courses for entering 9th through 12th graders let your teen build skills or explore a new interest.
    Our high school programs are held at three locations: the UW Seattle campus, at Puget Sound Plaza in downtown Seattle and at the UW's facility in Bellevue. 

    Go to the website to see additional details, such as location, description and cost. 

    A note about registration status: Although we strive to keep this website up-to-date, it may not reflect the latest availability. If you’d like, you can check availability before you register.
    UW Summer Program Information Page

    UW Libraries Internship
    This summer, selected high school interns will take part in a 30-hour internship at the UW Libraries. A successful intern will create at least two digital stories and one interactive story map; learn about primary sources, information/data literacy, and Geospatial Information Systems (GIS); present their work to staff and librarians in the Libraries; and gain a familiarity with careers in libraries and life at a University campus.

    Internship dates & times
    July 15th, Monday 12 pm - 4 pm
    July 16th, Tuesday 12 pm - 4 pm
    July 17th, Wednesday 12 pm - 4 pm
    July 18th, Thursday 12 pm - 4 pm
    July 22nd, Monday 12 pm - 4 pm
    July 23rd, Tuesday 12 pm - 4 pm
    July 24th, Wednesday 1 pm - 4 pm
    July 25th, Thursday 1 pm – 4pm

    Selected interns commit to attending internship programming at the UW Libraries (Seattle campus) during the above dates and times. If you are unable to make programming at these times, let Elliott Stevens ( or Kian Flynn ( know as soon as possible, and alternative arrangements may be able to be accommodated.

    Stipends & required paperwork
    Each intern that successful completes the program will receive a stipend of $500. In order to receive the stipend at the conclusion of the internship, interns will be required to complete paperwork with the UW Libraries payroll department. These forms require a Social Security number. Interns will also track their hours worked on a timesheet.
    Application deadline is April 22nd.
    UW Library Internship Application 

    Ophthalmology Summer Internship at UW Medicine
    As part of the Department of Ophthalmology Scholars Summer Internship program, students will join an Ophthalmology lab for the summer and work toward completing a project in vision science. Interns will learn techniques from faculty members, post-docs, and graduate students, and work through a weekly project plan. Students will present what they have learned to fellow lab members and other Ophthalmology scientists and faculty members when the internship concludes. Students will also have the opportunity to shadow a practicing ophthalmologist in the clinic and in the operating room, to gain an understanding of the clinical side of vision science in addition to exploring vision science in a laboratory setting.

    This is a truly valuable opportunity for high school students to gain experience in a functioning vision sciences research lab. In its pilot year of this internship program, the Department of Ophthalmology will host two highly engaged junior or senior level high school students, or rising college undergraduate freshman student, per summer.

    The intern for summer 2019 will begin at the beginning of July, concluding at the end of August. Interns in this program work for 8 weeks, for 30 hours a week. Interns will receive a stipend of $3,000 to be disbursed via installments throughout the internship. A background check will be performed prior to appointment. Interns must be able to work in the United States and be at least 16 years of age. 

    The following materials are required to submit in the online application:

    Current high school GPA
    Your School’s full name and address
    Name and email address of your reference*
    A series of short answer questions (limit 50 words per answer)
    Previous lab experience
    Other commitments for the summer
    Deadline to apply is Monday, May 20th. Period of internship will be from July 8, 2019 to August 30, 2019.
    Ophthalmology Summer Internship at UW Medicine 

    2019 Technology Explorer, Intern Undergrad (Bellevue, WA)
    The Explorer Program is an 8-week paid learning experience for graduating high school students where you'll get hands on learning experience from our army of project managers, web developers, and engineers, all working like a well-oiled machine to keep our network running and our customers connected.


    As an Explorer Intern you will work with our Digital Technology Team to contribute your creativity and great ideas, while learning from your innovative colleagues and mentor. They will push you to be your very best and will let you experience what it's like to work in positions such as:
    Software Development Engineer
    Project Management / Product Management
    Automation Systems Engineer
    Business Analyst
    Information Security Analyst
    Big Data/ Artificial Intelligence


    You're graduating High School in Spring of 2019 and planning to pursue a Bachelor's degree in a STEM field such as Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Information Security, Information Technology, Mathematics, Project Management, Statistics, etc.
    You have a passion for learning and aren't afraid to ask questions.
    You are ready to BE MAGENTA!
    Minimum Qualifications:
    • At least 18 years of age.• Legally authorized to work in the United States.• High School Diploma or GED.• Pre-employment background screen.
    T-Mobile Internship Application 

    Shoreline Community College Biotech Summer Camp
    Are you interested in learning more about the field of biotechnology? 
    Want to know what scientists actually DO in the lab? 
    Then join us for week-long experiences in Shoreline's state-of-the-art Biotechnology Lab!
    Each camp can accept only 24 students so early registration is encouraged. Applications from current 8th through 11th graders will be reviewed immediately. 12th grade student applications will be reviewed after June 15th if there are camp openings available.
    Camp dates and topics are listed below. Additional details about camp content will be posted as they become available.
    If cost is a prohibiting factor in your ability to attend this camp, funding may be available for you. Please email Dr. Dina Kovarik ( for more information.
    Registration fee is $450.
    Biotech Summer Camp Info Page

    Port of Seattle
    Why intern with the Port?
    It's not just another summer job. Few organizations, public or private, can offer high schools interns the experience the Port of Seattle provides:
    Jump start your future professional career.
    Work experience on your resume at a well-known public organization with a long history.
    Selfie-worthy work locations at Sea-Tac Airport or along the Seattle waterfront.
    Real work on real projects that impact local communities and the regional economy—no coffee runs.
    100% of our internships are paid.
    The Port of Seattle offers over 80 available high school internships across all departments that fall into the following career focus areas:
    Business Management, Planning, and Administration
    Business Technology and Solution Design
    Communications and Outreach
    Customer Service
    Engineering and Construction Management
    Facility Management and Operations
    Finance and Accounting
    Skilled Trades
    Applications open April 1st and close April 28th at 8:00PM.
    High School Internship Application Page 

    Seattle Children's Hospital Volunteer Program
    Children's is opening applications for Volunteers for just a few days.  If you are interested in volunteering at the hospital click on the link below for more details.  This is a great opportunity to get involved in a hospital environment and get your service learning hours.  At this time the applications are only for people 18 years of age and older.  Applications for students 16 to 17 years old will open sometime in the Spring.
    Seattle Children's Volunteer Program

    Discount Divers Supply Internship
    Discount Divers Supply has internships available for two types of positions/skill sets. 
    One of the jobs would be a jack of all trades generalist - with training then to assist in marketing, photography, prossessing incoming equipment, pricing and displaying products for sale.
    The other type would be primarily technical - working under the guidance of a Sr. Scuba Technician to perform routine testing of equipment and light maintenance on scuba tanks, regulators, drysuits, and Buoyancy Compensators.
    For more information call John Burns, Owner at 206-719-1577.
    Discount Divers Supply Website

    King County Clean Water Ambassadors Internship
    For youth 15-18 years old.  Part-time paid internship program, meets in downtown Seattle.  Develop communications skills, learn environmental work, job shadow Project Engineers and develop project ideas and proposals.  Applications open April 1st at: KC Water Ambassador Internship Application

    Exotic Metals - Manufacturing Interns
    Several jobs available for graduating Seniors, including Lean Engineering Intern, Assembly Intern, Control Systems Programming Intern and Quality Assurance/Quality Engineering Intern at their Kent, WA facility.  
    Exotic Metals Open Positions  

    Novinium High School Engineering Internship
    At Novinium you’ll find that our culture is fueled by fun and teamwork. We are driven to succeed and our core values of safety, quality, integrity, innovation, and learning inspire us to be the best at what we do. World headquarters is in Kent, WA, an easy reverse commute from Seattle and the Eastside.
    Position Summary:
    Work with great people, learn a lot, and have some fun! Novinium is looking for a currently enrolled high school student to work as an intern. In this role, the student will contribute to the Research & Development team, providing prototype, development, lab testing, part sourcing, documentation, and drafting support.
    Working towards or planning to pursue a bachelor’s or a master’s in mechanical engineering
    Strong preference for students that are already attending an accredited college although high school seniors may apply
    Prior knowledge of test stations a plus
    Excellent internet skills for searching, reviewing, identifying and sourcing state of the art technologies, components and solutions
    Working Conditions:
    This position works in a typical office environment.
    About Novinium:
    Novinium is the only full-service power cable expert that partners with utility companies of all sizes to keep their networks operating at peak performance, using the most advanced, cost-efficient, environmentally friendly methods available. Novinium’s founder and CEO invented the revolutionary technology behind underground cable rejuvenation 30+ years ago, and the company continues to champion ways to keep power flowing to those who depend on it. We are also a proud recipient of best places to work award from Seattle Met Magazine.
    Novinium Application Page

    Virgnina V Internship
    Every year, the Virginia V hires 5-6 teen interns who learn to operate the ship alongside our regular crew. The goals of the internship are to provide teens with hands-on work experience in the maritime field, provide them with connections to peers and mentors in the Seattle industry, and promote the importance of maritime history and preservation. To promote continued growth and inclusion in the Seattle maritime industry—one of the fastest-growing and profitable workforces in the region—Virginia V would love to offer this opportunity especially to teens of color, girls, and teens from low-income families.

     Some details on the benefits of interning for the Virginia V:

    • Interns are paid $15.00 / hour for twelve 4-6 hour shifts, usually completed during weekend sails.
    • These shifts are divided equally so that all interns get experience in engineering, deck, and maintenance duties.
    • Scheduling is flexible; shifts can be completed any time between July 1st and September 1st, 2019.
    • In addition to getting hands-on work experience, our interns are also taught essential workplace skills, like resume and cover letter writing, interviewing, and networking with both peers and mentors.
    • More information can be found here on our website:

     If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Margaret Saunders at

    Seattle City Light Summer High School Internships
    During your 8-week paid internship, you will work on a variety of administrative duties, assist with key projects, receive guidance from mentors, participate in special trainings and maybe even go into the field with your colleagues.
    Additionally, our interns come together for a variety of programming:
    -Chats with our executive leaders
    -Professional development workshops with your fellow high school and college interns
    -Adventures to City Light facilities
    -Exploration of equity and social justice in the workplace
    At the end of the internship, our high school interns wow their colleagues with a professional presentation showcasing their experiences and learning outcomes.


    To be eligible for our high school internships, you must meet the following criteria:
    -Enrolled as a high school student before and after the internship (i.e., continuing student)
    -Possess a minimum 2.00 GPA
    -Be at least 16 years of age by the start of the internship
    -Have U.S. citizenship or a U.S. legal work permit
    Preference given to current residents within the Seattle City Light service area
    Our high school internships are posted in early April each year on our Current Internship Opportunities and on the City of Seattle Internships and Workstudy page.
    City Light Internship Page

    Year Up
    This program is for graduating Seniors ages 18-24.  
    Our program combines hands-on skills development, courses eligible for college credit, and corporate internships to prepare students for success in professional careers and higher education.Develop skills you need for the job you want.

    We align our training with corporate partner needs and market trends to ensure that the skills you learn will be in-demand. Learn valuable technical and professional skills, and gain work experience during internships at top companies.
    -Earn while you learn.
    -Earn a stipend throughout the program (both while you train and during your internship) and complete courses eligible for college credit.
    -Get ongoing support and guidance.

    Our staff (including program managers, coaches, and student services teams) and our strong alumni network support you in reaching your maximum potential, both as a student and as a working professional.
    Year Up Program

    The United States Youth Conservation Corps 
    YCC is a summer youth employment program that engages young people in meaningful work experiences on national parks, forests, wildlife refuges, and fish hatcheries while developing an ethic of environmental stewardship and civic responsibility. YCC programs are generally 8 to 10 weeks and members are paid the minimum wage for a 40-hour work week. Most YCC opportunities are non-residential programs which provide paid daytime work activities with members who commute to the Federal unit daily.

    Who is eligible?
    Youth, 15 through 18 years of age, who are permanent residents of the United States, are eligible for employment without regard to social, economic, racial, or ethnic backgrounds. Youth with physical or other challenges who can effectively participate in most YCC activities are eligible. Youth must have no history of serious criminal or other antisocial behavior that might endanger their safety or that of others; have or be able to obtain a work permit as required under the laws of their State; have a Social Security number or have made application of one.
    Youth Conservation Corps

    National Security Agency
    Take advantage of NSA’s student programs to learn more about NSA, deepen your knowledge of your career field, and collect a paycheck or scholarship money. We offer internships, scholarships, a co-op program and more. Search for the perfect opportunity for you based on your education level and field of interest.
    Remember, NSA selects most of its student program candidates up to a year in advance. That means your application will be due at least nine months before you start, so don't forget to plan ahead!
    NSA High School Programs

    Seattle Police Explorers
    The mission of the Seattle Police Law Enforcement Exploring program is to bridge the gap between youth and police by educating and involving them in police operations and to interest them in Law Enforcement.
    Exploring is for young men and women 14 to 21 years of age
    Exploring can:
    -Further each Explorer's education
    -Encourage the Explorer's participation in a rewarding and productive service activity
    -Enhance the Explorer's preparation for future roles as citizen and community members.
    Police Explorers

    The Center For Wooden Boats
    High School Program Assistants may also count their hours towards a Service Learning requirement, however, this program offers a more structured internship-like experience for youth grades 9 -12. Participants choose from 4 assignment areas – Youth Sailing, Livery, Field Trips, or Visitor Services – to gain profession skills and service learning hours through meaningful engagement in program delivery.

    As a High School Program Assistant you will have the opportunity to work with classic wooden sail and row boats, repair and maintain our fleet, assist with the youth classes, and become part of the operations of a non-profit organization. You’ll have the opportunity to work with many different boats and people.
    Center For Wooden Boats Volunteer

    Seattle Children's STEM Internships
    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 underrepresented groups in STEM the opportunity to apply for a competitive and paid internship position at Seattle Children’s Research Institute.

    Selected interns engage in cutting-edge research, work with leading research scientists, learn essential laboratory skills and take part in workshops on ethics, laboratory safety, college readiness and career exploration. This internship provides students with a solid foundation for a future career in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields.
    Seattle Children's STEM Internships

    Museum Of Flight
    Opens a New Window. The Museum Apprentice Program (MAP) is a FREE year-round program that provides high school students with unique and exciting volunteer opportunities. During this program, students work on projects related to the museum field, education, oral histories, living history, documentary making and public service. Students who join MAP will learn about exhibit design, practice presentation and teaching techniques, and delve into aviation and space related topics.
    Museum Apprentice Program
    The Museum of Flight relies on our volunteers to give docent tours and run our many diverse 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. 
    MOF Volunteer Opportunities

    Pacific Science Center
    The Science Center has various volunteer opportunities available, click on the link below to go to their web page.
    Pacific Science Center

    Museum of Pop Culture
    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! 

    Seattle Art Museum (SAM)

    SAM involves hundreds of volunteers in dynamic and engaging opportunities at all three museum sites. Our volunteers provide great customer service, support administrative tasks, facilitate art experiences, and more.
    Prospective volunteers should be passionate about art and enjoy interacting with the public. We have Open Volunteer positions for people able to make at least a six-month commitment to a weekly or every-other-week schedule. We also occasionally offer One Day Volunteer opportunities for people who are not able to make a longer commitment. Click below for volunteer applications.​​
    Seattle Art Museum Volunteers