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    Department of Ecology Summer Youth Corps
    For over 40 years, the Ecology Youth Corps has hired Washington teens and young adults to pick up litter on our state's roads and highways. Our crews pick up more than a million pounds of litter each year, and recycle just under 200,000 pounds of materials. Learn more about this program, including how to apply for one of our 300 annual positions. 

    Applications for summer 2019 will open Feb. 1. Applications, including reference forms, must be returned by April 16.
    Those hired will work during one of two sessions: July 1 to July 25, or July 29 to Aug. 22.
    Crews will be based in South King County, North King County, South/Central Snohomish County, North Snohomish/Skagit Counties, Kitsap County, and Whatcom County
    Youth Corps Application and Information

    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: https://www.virginiav.org/internships/

     If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Margaret Saunders at margaret@virginiav.org.

    Academy for Rising Educators (ARE)
    Prospective Students Encouraged to Apply for Academy for Rising Educators
    Created through a partnership of Seattle Public Schools, Seattle Central College, and the City of Seattle’s Seattle Promise scholarship, the Academy for Rising Educators (ARE) initiative is targeted at high school students in their junior and senior years who have an interest in the teaching profession.

    Slated to begin in the summer of 2019, students will have the opportunity to take courses and participate in internships to complete the prerequisite requirements for a paraprofessional position in the district; earning a salary and full benefits.

    One of the key highlights of ARE is that participants will be provided with hands-on opportunities to experience teaching and refine their practice. Once students have completed their Associates of Arts (AA) degree, they will enter the district’s Classified to Certified Program to fulfill the needs of a Bachelor of Arts (BA) and teaching certificate, to return to the classroom with preferred hiring in Seattle Public Schools, serving and making a meaningful impact in their home communities. The program provides a directly supported — academic, social, and financial — pathway to a lifelong career in education with a starting salary range of $56K.
    Applications for the program will be opening in the coming weeks. Those interested in the opportunity, who may be in high school or have graduated and are considering working as a paraprofessional with the Seattle Public Schools.
    Academy for Rising Educators Application 
    Deadline to Apply is Friday, March 15th, 2019

    Individuals are encouraged to direct inquiries to risingeducators@seattleschools.org 

    BioQuest Academy
    Applications for Summer 2019 will open on Friday, March 1, 2019 and close on Sunday, March 31, 2019.
    About the Program
    Since 2004, BioQuest Academy’s mission has been to educate and promote college-readiness, and to advance the science of infectious diseases and global health research. In October of 2018, BioQuest Academy joined the Science Education Department of Seattle Children’s Research Institute and became the newest instrument in our continuing mission to empower students to become the scientists of tomorrow.
    Selected students will learn about how infectious pathogens interact with human hosts, and how scientists at Seattle Children’s Center for Global Infectious Disease Research are working towards new therapies and vaccines. Students will learn how to work in a research laboratory environment and prepare for a future career in biomedical research.
    Schedule
    Summer Sessions
    Time for all sessions: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    Session 1: Monday, July 15 to Friday, July 26
    Session 2: Monday, August 5 to Friday, August 16
    BioQuest Academy is located at 307 Westlake Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98109.

    Eligibility Requirements
    The ideal candidate:
    Has a strong interest in infectious diseases and global health and in pursuing a career in research in science.
    Is currently in 11th or 12th grade in high school, and is planning to or will attend college.
    Is responsible, motivated, reliable and able to work independently and as part of a team.
    Will be available for the entire duration of the session.
    Our goal is to build a balanced, diverse, and inclusive cohort to promote collaborative learning. We strongly encourage you to apply if you belong to groups that are underrepresented in the STEM fields, such as African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Middle Eastern Americans, Native Americans, Alaskan Natives, Hawaiian Natives and natives of the U.S. Pacific Islands, and other underrepresented groups including first-generation students seeking college, low-income groups, fostered youth, refugee youth, and others. All applicants will be evaluated objectively.
    BioQuest Academy Information Page

    Microsoft High School Internship Programs 
    Microsoft has several Internship programs available for High School students including Summer Internships, Minecraft Programing and Digital Art Camp and High School Boot Camp.  Applicants must be High School Juniors or Seniors, be at least 16 years of age and be able to attend the entire time of the program. (Times vary see website for details) Application is open until April 15, 2019.
    Microsoft High School Internship Programs 
    Application Page

    Institute for Systems Biology

    The Institute for Systems Biology (ISB) is an internationally renowned non-profit research institute dedicated to the study and application of systems biology. Founded in 2000 in Seattle, Washington, ISB´s goal is to unravel the mysteries of cellular networks and identify strategies that will usher in a new era of predictive, preventive, personalized and participatory medicine and environmental sustainability.

    This summer, we are offering 3 different types of opportunities for high school students.
    1) ISB’s standard 8-week (~320 hours) internship. Possible topics include but are not limited to: bioengineering with algae, computational modeling, systems medicine, and researching with model organisms (including archaea, algae, diatoms, anaerobes, bacteria, and/or yeast). All projects are aligned with a current ISB project and driven by a mentor. We are seeking 6-10 temporary Laboratory High School Interns to work in the Baliga Laboratory and other ISB Labs. Only current juniors (11th graders) are eligible to apply. See this page, along with the linked pages, for more information: https://see.systemsbiology.net/high-school-intern-program/. You must be a current 11th grader to apply for this 8-week internship. This position will tentatively begin Monday, July 1, and end on August 23, 2019. The Intern will work up to 40 hours per week. Pay rate is $15.00/hour.

    2) Project Feed 1010 Ambassador Program. You can be a current 10th or 11th grader when applying to be an ambassador. See this page for more information: http://www.projectfeed1010.com/become-an-ambassador/. Stipends will be available to enable participation. This program will tentatively begin July 10th and will continue remotely throughout the school year. 

    3) “STEAM Towards the Future” and be among our first cohort of Systems Medicine Ambassadors. Apply as a 10th or 11th grade student for a 90-hour interactive experience that weaves art into systems medicine. Learn how systems medicine is integrating science and technology to optimize current health and future wellness for individuals and communities. Stipends will be available to enable participation. This program will tentatively begin July 9th and will end in mid-August.

    For all three opportunities, students will learn about systems biology and apply their learning to a research project. Students will learn microbiology and other laboratory and computer-based skills. Students will also learn about various professional paths, develop a web page that describes their experiences, and may assist in the optimization of lab experiments for high school classrooms.
    Please submit all materials by 4:00pm Pacific Time on March 19, 2019
    Internship Application

    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.

    Eligibility

    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

    Teens In Public Service (TIPS)
    Last year TIPS received more than 300 student applications for 65 internship placements, from more than 70 high schools in the Seattle area. We are hoping that students from your school will be represented in the 2019 summer intern class.
    TIPS interns work in a variety of fields to serve the community. Interns provide affordable housing and homeless services, tutor youth, gain experience in the medical, science and environmental fields, and provide cultural enrichment opportunities to children and families. In addition to their nonprofit work, TIPS interns participate in leadership trainings, service activities, and public speaking events led by our organization to help develop these teens into young leaders who understand the need for service, compassion and civic engagement within their community. 
    All applications are due on Monday, February 25th, 2019 at 5:00 pm along with TWO letters of recommendation.
    TIPS Application

    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

    Fred Hutch Summer Internships
    High school students are welcome to apply for an 8 week, paid summer research internship at Fred Hutch. The Hutch has an international reputation for its pioneering research in biological sciences, bone marrow and stem cell transplantation, cancer prevention, epidemiology, and biostatistics. 

    Selected interns will spend 1 full week in training. This includes hands-on training in laboratory safety techniques and skills in our Training Labs, designated safe labs for minors. Interns will then be paired and matched to a host mentor who will supervise them over the remaining 7 weeks on specific projects or activities in the host lab. Interns also attend weekly workshops and seminars. The internship culminates with a reflection presentation during the final week.  Applications open February 1st 2019!
    Fred Hutch Summer Internships

    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 Children's Hospital Summer Nurse Camp
    During this 5 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.  Applicants must be entering their Junior or Senior year of High School, must reside in the Puget Sound Area, must be available for the entire duration of Nurse Camp and must be on time each day.  Application opens February 2019.
    Seattle Children's Nurse Camp

    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 ASSISTANT
    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! 
    MoPOP

    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