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15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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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. 

University of Washington-Summer Institute of Mathematics

"The program includes four intensive two-week courses taught by university professors on topics that change from year to year. In the past, students have studied methods of argument, combinatorics, hyperbolic geometry, game theory, group theory, coding theory, and much more. In addition, there are twelve guest lectures on a wide variety of subjects and in many different formats, allowing students to glimpse even more mathematical areas as well as participate in hands-on mathematical activities. When not in class, students work on problems in groups or individually, have mathematical discussions with the Teaching Assistant Counselors, and participate in social events, sports, and weekly Saturday outings. They develop many new interests and close friendships, the end of the program coming way too soon."- SIMUW

APPLY BY FEBRUARY 1!

Princeton University Summer Journalism Program

"In the wake of the pandemic, PSJP has shifted to running an entirely virtual program for the summers of 2020 and 2021. For the first six weeks, students attend one lecture and two workshops each week taught by program alumni and journalists from The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Yorker, New York Magazine, The Daily Beast, Politico, Sports Illustrated and CNN, among other media outlets over Zoom. They also attend weekly discussion groups to further their understanding of core topics, as well as learning about the journey through college and into the field from our counselors. During the last week of the program, the week we would normally have spent on campus, students spend more time having critical discussions with renowned journalists on a variety of topics. As always, students engage with weekly readings on current events and report on different assigned topics throughout the course of the program, beginning in June, to publish the Princeton Summer Journal. Please review the 2020 Program Schedule for details on last summer's virtual program.

In addition to introducing students to the multifaceted world of journalism, PSJP is designed to immerse students in a residential experience at one of the best colleges in the country. Although students do not live on campus in underclassmen residence halls during the virtual program, they have the opportunity to attend sessions with renowned Princeton professors, as well as the president and representatives of the Office of Undergraduate Admissions to experience Princeton’s approach to the liberal arts. During the last week of the program, students attend seminars on every aspect of the college admissions process, including writing personal narratives, choosing the best fit college, and understanding how applications are evaluated, and meet with colleges admissions representatives." PSJ

APPLY BY FEBRUARY 22!

UW GenOM ALVA Project

"Alliances for Learning and Vision for Underrepresented Americans (ALVA), is a program that targets underrepresented students in a variety of disciplines for summer internships. The GenOM ALVA program is for incoming freshmen who will be attending the University of Washington Seattle campus and are interested in science research, especially research in genetics and genomics.

This summer research program for incoming freshmen is a rare and wonderful opportunity for students to attain research experience at the University of Washington. Not only will this give you a head start in genomics studies, but you will also receive valuable research experience in an academic setting, where you will learn about the impact of this field in science and society."- UW GenOM Project

APPLY BY FEBRURY 28!

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Are you interested in a STEM career in neural engineering and neuroscience? The Center for Neurotechnology (CNT) at the University of Washington sponsors a five day “YSP-REACH” program on the Seattle Campus during the summer. You'll receive an introduction to neuroscience and neural engineering, neuroethics, scientific communication, and the latest developments in brain-computer interfaces. Also have the opportunity to tour CNT partner labs in departments including Computer Science and Electrical Engineering. The goal is to provide exposure to the field of neural engineering and provide basic preparation for college studies in STEM subjects as well as future STEM careers. 

APPLY BY MARCH 1, 2021!

PAID: TIPS (Teens in Public Service)

TIPS (Teens in Public Service) has a paid internship opportunity this summer. You will work closely with a local nonprofit organization in a variety of roles to support their community-based organization and develop public service leadership skills.

APPLY BY MARCH 5, 2021!

Employment Services: TRAC Associates

"TRAC Associates has been a leader in offering employment services for job seekers and employers since 1983. We assist job seekers with the changing needs of employers and the labor market. Programs for Job Seekers include: 
“TRAC to Work” Homeless Employment Services, BFET & TANF Community
Jobs, ORIA - Office of Refugee & Immigrant Assistance and WIOA - Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act. TRAC Associates matches employers to job seekers by providing the following services: Recruitment & Placement, Applicant screening & testing, Job readiness & competency, Vocational training, Job retention and Career advancement." - TRAC Associates

SIGN UP TODAY!

Thriving Elements STEM Mentee

Thriving Elements is a high quality mentoring program whose mission is to create access and opportunities for students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Upon selection into the program, you are matched with a STEM professional who will help prepare for you for college and a professional career in STEM. The vision is to develop and empower leaders in STEM to make a sustainable impact in their communities and inspire the next generation. If this resonates with you, we highly encourage you to apply. 

APPLY TODAY!

YouthForce - Computing For All Internship

"Did you know that 18 of the top 20 skills projected by annual job openings and growth in Washington state (2017 to 2027) are related to information technology?

Join the Digital Skills Youth Academy Registered Pre-Apprenticeship Program and:

  • Explore a wide range of tech careers
  • Earn stipends while you learn
  • Work on real-world projects with skilled IT industry mentors
  • Visit companies and interact with local employers" - YouthForce

COMING SOON!

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

Museum of Flight: Aeronautical Science Pathway (2021-22')

"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

REGISTER TO ATTEND AN INFO SESSION!

UW: 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. 

APPLY BY JANUARY 30 FOR TOP PRIORITY!

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

APPLY NOW! 

To apply for a position, please submit the following forms to volunteers@museumofflight.org : 

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! 

APPLICATIONS OPEN ON A ROLLING BASIS!

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 volunteers@MoPOP.org 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!

APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED ON A ROLLING BASIS!

  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.

APPLY TODAY! 

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.

APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED ON AN ONGOING BASIS!

Who: Latinx youth ages 16-25 years old

Where: Various locations

Apply: Apply here and or contact Salvador Salazar, Civic Engagement & Advocacy Coordinator, at salvador@latinocommunityfund.org