Highline Public Schools
15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien,WA 98166

Office Hours:

Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


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.

  • At Highline Public Schools, an internship can be full or part-time, paid or unpaid, and offered during the summer or even the school year.     
  • A parent or 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. 
  • Please remember you are not guaranteed an internship since there are not enough positions for everyone, but you are encouraged to apply and have your resume and cover letter ready at all times.

Available Opportunities - Apply Now

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

the 5th ave logo

Rising Star Project offers students the chance to develop professional skills through the process of producing and performing a show on The 5th Avenue Theatre main stage. Beyond being entirely student-performed, the 2019 Rising Star Project production of West Side Story will be run by a student technical crew and supported by a team of students who have taken on roles in marketing, development, producing, creative, and casting. All participants are trained and mentored by dedicated professionals at The 5th Avenue Theatre.


  • When: Start & End | Weekly hours/schedule if known
  • Where: The 5th Avenue Theatre, 1308 Fifth Ave Seattle, WA 98101
  • Who: Students ages 14-19

Seeking students for the following: 


View the Rising Star Project website and the application packet to learn more and to apply! 

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Tutoring support for elementary school students. We are looking for volunteers to support our school readiness classrooms and our school age and middle-school students with homework, math, reading, higher education, career goals, and social-emotional support.


Location: Hilltop Elementary 


  • Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-8pm
  • Program runs from October- May
  • Ideally both Mondays and Wednesdays, but Student intern could choose to come one day per week

Office Support: We are looking for design, outreach, data, and other office tasks that help us advance our mission.

Other opportunities: Childcare for events and volunteering as needs arise.

Application link:

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

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