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. 

Rising Monarchs King County Fellowship 2019

The Washington Dream Coalition, Rising Monarchs King County Fellowship for undocumented high school students summer opportunity wants you to apply! Alongside peers, you will engage in reclaiming your story through story telling and art-making. You will also create organizing toolkits.  



  • Must be an undocumented student. (DACA-recipients or any form of work-permit holders qualify).
  • Must reside in WA State, specifically live close to King County area.
  • Must be able to commit to attend all dates listed.
  • Must attend our Monarchs Fellows Celebration on July 24th in order to receive stipend.

When: July 8th to July 24th

Where: Estelita's Library, 2533 16th Ave S Seattle, WA 98144



You will receive a $1,000 stipend, an ORCA card for commuting via public transit, and food for the duration of the fellowship.

King County Airport High School Administrative Intern

Interested in gaining office administration skills while being a part of the day to day operations of an airport? King County Airport High School internship program you will support with event planning and data for the development of programs and projects.  You will also gain Business administration skills and be mentored by Program and Project administrators.



  • High School students (Must be enrolled in high school for the academic year 2019-2020)
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States

When: Summer 2019 (End of August)

Where: King County International Airport, 7277 Perimeter Rd S, Seattle, WA 98108

Apply: King County Application, AND Letter of interest with a minimum of two pages

Contact: Please contact Jen Irwin, at 206-263-0601 or for more information.

Rainier Beach Youth Stewards Program

Wetlands support our ecosystems by recycling nutrients and controlling water flow! Tilth Alliance needs you to support restoration of the wetlands this summer. In the Rainer Beach Youth Stewards paid opportunity, you will learn farm education and engage in team building activities.


Who: Youth ages 14-18 years old

When: July 9-August 16, 2019│Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 10am– 3pm

Where: Rainer Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands, 5513 S Cloverdale Street, Seattle, WA 98118

Apply: Applications can be emailed to, faxed to 206-633-0450 (Attn: Susan Gebretsadik) or dropped off or mailed to:

Susan Gebretsadik

4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Suite 100

Seattle, WA 98103

Pay will be $15/hr and will receive checks bi-weekly!

MOHAI Youth Advisors (15 Positions)

 The Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI) values youth voices to be a part of museum programming and exhibits! Your feedback and input is crucial in the creation of the culture and makeup of the museum. Also, you’ll get to connect and be supported by museum professionals while learning local history.



·       9-12th graders

·       Legally authorized to work in the United States

When: September-JuneTwice a month on Thursday evenings, 5–7 pm

Where: MOHAI 860 Terry Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109



Receive a monthly stipend of $75 a month

To find out more information about the opportunity make sure to visit their website.

Youth in Focus-Photography classes

Are you interested in exploring the world of digital photography? Youth in Focus has photography courses available in SUMMER 2019. You will get the opportunity to work closely with professional teaching artists that are all paid professionals in the field! Materials and supplies are provided, including a quality camera you can check out for the entire quarter.

Registration is NOW OPEN for Summer Quarter!

  • When: Summer Quarter 2019: June 29th – August 9th 
  • Where: Youth in Focus
  • Who: Youth ages 13-19    
PAID Civic Voices Fellowship

Interested in advocacy and wanting to be a part of a cohort of community leaders? The Civic Voices Fellowship with Fuse, Washington is designed for individuals to register and mobilize voters in underrepresented communities. This four-month program will carry out community and voter engagement in South King County. You will get to work with a community organization, a voter registration drive at a designated college campus, and conduct outreach in communities!


Who: Graduating Seniors

When: Orientation & Curriculum TBD JulyFellowship August-November

Where: Various locations in South King County

Apply: By July 1st, please submit your resume and cover letter to !

$750 stipend per month and reimbursement for transportation & food support

For more details, make sure to check out the flyer!

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.

Positions are OPEN until CLOSED!

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

Seeking students for the following roles: 

  • Costume and Wardrobe
  • Orchestra (strings, brass)
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

Stipend Eligible

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. 


  • When: Every other Monday | 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
  • Where: Burien Police Station
  • Who:  Must be between the ages of 14-20
  • Stipend Eligible
highline medical center logo

Highline Cancer Center, part of the 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
  • Age requirement: Entering junior or senior year

APPLY: Learn more about this incredible opportunity and if interested, let your College & Career Access Specialist know and follow these application instructions!