Internships

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.

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

PAID: LIT (Leaders in Training) High School Internships

Puget Sound Educational Service District (PSESD) is an educational organization that works to eliminate the opportunity gap by leading with racial equity. We are seeking up to twelve high school interns to help us accomplish this goal. We believe that listening to young people is a critical part of our racial equity work in education. You can find more information about PSESD at www.psesd.org.

DEADLINE TO APPLY is MARCH 31, 2019   

  • When: July – August *All interns must attend Orientation and Group Sessions twice per month beginning April 20th   
  • Where: PSESD (Puget Sound
  • Who: 9th – 11th grades   
  • $15.00 / hour  
  • To Apply: Complete the Online Application (More details included in this link) 
  • Contact Cassandra O’Francia with any questions (cofrancia@psesd.org or 425-917-7846)
Maritime Internship with Virginia V.

Get hands-on work experience in the maritime field and to connect with peers and mentors while promoting the importance of maritime history and preservation!  In addition, you will get to learn essential workplace skills, like resume and cover letter writing, interviewing, and networking.  You can also promote continued growth and inclusion in the Seattle maritime industry—one of the fastest-growing and profitable workforces in the region! All interns will get experience in engineering, deck, and maintenance duties.

DEADLINE TO APPLY is MAY 3, 2019   

  • When:  Shifts can be completed any time between July 1st and September 1st, 2019 (Schedule is flexible) 
  • Where: Virginia V Foundation at South Lake Union   
  • Who: Must be 16 years old
  • $15.00 / hour for twelve 4-6 hour shifts, usually completed during weekend sails
  • To Apply: Complete the application form and send it via email to Margaret Saunders at margaret@virginiav.org ,with subject line “2019 Internship Application.”
  • More Information: Visit https://www.virginiav.org/internships/
PAID STEM Internship at Seattle Children’s Research Institute

Are you interested in biology, medical research, and public health? This 4-week competitive and paid internship will pair students with actual scientists in the lab. Interns will learn important lab skills and how to conduct real scientific research in fields such as neuroscience, bioinformatics, or immunotherapy.  

DEADLINE TO APPLY: Sunday, March 31st

When: Monday, July 8th to Friday, August 2nd from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Where:  Seattle Children’s Research Institute  

Who:  Open to current 11th grade students only

$1,000 stipend   

To Apply: http://bit.ly/2019STEMapp

*You may not apply for this position if you have already applied for the BioQuest Academy internship.   

Learn more: https://www.seattlechildrens.org/research/centers-programs/science-education-department/high-school-stem-internships/

Youth Aerospace Program

The Goodwill Youth Aerospace Program at Renton Technical College is a two-year program, which provides high school students with a smooth transition through their senior year toward a career in aerospace. The program helps build strong soft skills and connects students with future career opportunities in the aerospace/advanced manufacturing industry.

DEADLINE TO APPLY is JUNE 17, 2019   

  • When: August 5-16, 2019 – or – August 19-30, 2019 (you should apply to the session that corresponds to their past coursework)
  • Where: Renton Technical College  
  • Who: Must be current high school junior
  • Two-year commitment to program – must attend an orientation and interview
    • First Year-Summer Session: July 8 – August 30 2019, Mon. – Fri., 9 am–5 pm.
    • First Year-School Session: September 2019 - June 2020, a minimum of two Saturdays per month.
    • Second Year: Up to four quarters of aerospace/advanced manufacturing classes at Renton Technical College
  • Stipend Eligible
  • To Apply: E-mail resume and letter of interest to Monique Edwards, Youth Program Manager, monique.edwards@seattlegoodwill.org   and include "YAP Applicant" in subject line.
PAID: Fred Hutch: Summer High School Internship Program

Join Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Fred Hutch) and its research for a fun, 8-week summer research internship! Fred Hutch has an international reputation for pioneering research in bone marrow and stem cell transplantation and other immune-based cancer therapies. You will get to participate and work alongside a mentor on specific projects and activities in the host lab!

DEADLINE is March 31, 2019, at 5:00pmAPPLY TODAY

  • When: Welcome day/Orientation is June 27th│Program dates are July 1st – Aug. 23rd
  • Where: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in South Lake Union, Seattle  
  • Who: Must have completed 11th grade, but not graduated high school by the beginning of the internship
    • Strong scientific interest and academic background.
    • Ability to participate in an on-campus interview with one or more faculty members and staff.
    • Short essay response form, transcripts, resume and two teacher or professional recommendations
  • Summer Stipend Award available
PAID: Fred Hutch: Pathways Research Explorers Program (Multiple Positions)

Join Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Fred Hutch) and its research for a fun, 2-week summer program! Fred Hutch has an international reputation for pioneering research in bone marrow and stem cell transplantation and other immune-based cancer therapies. Participate in hands-on activities in training labs, tour-working labs, and meet students and scientists at different stages of their careers; you will also learn about college and biomedical research.

DEADLINE is March 31, 2019, at 5:00pmAPPLY TODAY

  • When: August 5-16, 2019 – or – August 19-30, 2019 (you should apply to the session that corresponds to their past coursework)
  • Where: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in South Lake Union, Seattle  
  • Who: Must be starting 10th or 11th grade Fall 2019
    • Have completed introductory biology
    • Have a 3.0 GPA, although students with a lower GPA will be considered with strong interest/teacher recommendation
  • Get paid $500 upon completion of program.  You can also apply for an additional $500 of research-related funding, including, but not limited to: bus passes for travel to Fred Hutch, college application costs, or test prep courses. 

Make sure you visit your College & Career Center to ask questions and get help with your application.

PAID: Girls Who Code: Summer Immersion Program

Girls Who Code is looking for you! The seven-week summer immersion program will begin in July 2019. You will have the opportunity to take an introductory course on computer science while gaining insight in the tech industry.

Application PRIORITY deadline is February 15th & DUE on March 25th!

  • When: 7 WeeksSummer 2019
  • Where: Tech Companies 
  • Who: Self-Identifying young women, nonbinary & trans studentsCurrent 10th & 11th graders
  • Summer Stipend Award available
PAID: KUOW: RadioActive Youth

Are you a pop culture enthusiast? Interested in further developing your writing skills and exploring broadcasting and journalism! KUOW, RadioActive Youth internship opportunity will start on July 1st, 2019. You will get the opportunity to work alongside professional journalists and develop career readiness skills.

1st DEADLINE IS March 5th, 2019 │2nd DEADLINE is April 30th, 2019 APPLY TODAY

  • When: Monday, July 1st through Friday, August 16th from 10am- 4pm│plus mandatory orientation Monday, June 24th. 
  • Where: KUOW’s Studio in the University District 
  • Who: Must be 15 to 18 years old
  • Students may need to put in additional time to complete assignments, and should expect to work up to 40 hours a week
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The Senate Page program, part of the Washington State Legislative Page School, is a great opportunity for those interested in learning how decisions are made in their state government through providing a helping hand during legislative sessions. Pages perform many tasks that allow Senators and staff to focus on legislative duties, including but not limited to delivering documents, picking up supplies, attending page school, and serving on the senate floor of the state capitol building! Stipend provided of $35 per day.

 

CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS! APPLY TODAY!

  • When: Work for one week during the legislative session, Monday-Friday between hours of 7:45am-4:50pm. Must attend a 2-hour orientation the Sunday before your assigned work week.
  • Where: State Capitol in Olympia, WA (see details regarding host homes)
  • Who: Must be at least 14 years of age and have not reached your 17th birthday.
  • Transportation and Living Expenses Scholarships available
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The House Page program, part of the Washington State Legislative Page School, is a great opportunity for those interested in learning how decisions are made in their state government through providing a helping hand during legislative sessions. Pages perform many tasks that allow House Representatives and staff to focus on legislative duties, and also spend two hours each day in a classroom setting learning the legislative process. Stipend provided of $35 per day.

 

CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS! APPLY TODAY!

  • When: Work for one week during the legislative session, Monday-Friday between hours of 7:30am-5:00pm. Must attend a 2-hour orientation the Sunday before your assigned work week.
  • Where: State Capitol in Olympia, WA (see details regarding host homes)
  • Who: Must be at least 14 years of age and have not reached your 17th birthday.
  • Transportation and Living Expenses Scholarship available
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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.   

JOIN AT ANY TIME!

  • 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
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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
  • Stipend Eligible

*Do you qualify for Free or Reduced Lunch? If so, you may qualify for a $500 stipend for this a Highline district internship if arranged in advance. Contact your College and Career Access Specialist for more information and complete a Stipend Request Form online.