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.

Available Opportunities - Apply Now

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

Youth in Focus-Photography classes

Are you interested in exploring the world of digital photography? Youth in Focus has photography courses available in WINTER 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 both Winter Quarter & Mid-Winter break courses!

  • When: Winter Quarter 2019: January 14th- March 6th | Mid-Winter Break 2019: February 18th- 22nd
  • Where: Youth in Focus
  • Who: Youth ages 13-19    
PAID: TIPS (Teens in Public Service) Internship

Want to develop public service leadership skills and support your community? TIPS (Teens in Public Service) has a six to eight week PAID internship opportunity this summer. You will work closely with a local nonprofit organization and gain practical work experience, an understanding of ethical leadership, and a venue to put your values into action!

DEADLINE IS February 25, 2019! APPLY TODAY!

  • When: Summer 2019 | 6-8 Week paid internship | 65 Positions available!
  • Where: Local Nonprofit organization
  • Who: Students ages 15-19
PAID: Bank of America- Student Leaders Internship

Want to gain career readiness skills and support your community through service? Bank of America has an eight-week paid internship, “Students Leaders” summer program at a local nonprofit organization. Where you will gain valuable civic, social and business leadership skills, AND have the opportunity to attend a summit in Washington DC!

DEADLINE IS February 1, 2019! APPLY TODAY!

  • When: Summer-September 2019 | 8-week paid internship, 35 hours a week | Must be able to participate in Student Leaders Summit in Washington DC (July 8-13)
  • Where: Local nonprofit organization
  • Who: Current high school Juniors and Senior students
The Seal of Washington State on top of the shape of Washington State filled in solid green

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
The Seal of Washington State on top of the shape of Washington State filled in solid green

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
police officers

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
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
  • 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.