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    Summer Opportunities

    YouthCare Youth Grow Garden Summer Crew:

    July - August
    Eligibility: 15-21 years old, enrolled at Interagency Academy, and complete the entire application by JUNE 1ST. Students who’ve successfully completed YouthGrow’s school-year Gardening Program at the Columbia Garden have priority hiring.

    Summer crew members will work 20 hours per week for 8 weeks as part of a cohort of 10 gardeners to grow food in Columbia City.  Crew members will also sell the produce we grow at the Columbia City Farmers Market on Wednesdays, volunteer with the Rainier
    Valley Food Bank on Thursday and participate in scratch cooking.

    Schedule: July 8, 2018 – August 30, 2019 *mandatory orientation: July 2nd, 9am – 12pm
    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 9am-1pm, Wednesday from 2pm-6pm
    20 hours per week for 8 weeks.

    Pay Crew members earn $15/hr with the opportunity to earn $2400 before taxes as well as an Orca Card for July & August.

    Applications are due no later than June 1, 2019 to Emily Penna at the Interagency Columbia Center (3528 S Ferdinand St.) or emailed to


    The Mockingbird Youth Network -Network Representative


    The Network Representative provides support to the statewide Mockingbird Youth Network. This support includes generating monthly articles for the Mockingbird Times, a monthly publication that seeks to educate the public about issues pertaining to the child welfare system from the perspective of those who have directly experienced foster care, kinship care, or homelessness. Network representatives also assist with chapter activities, speaking opportunities, trainings, and promoting youth civic engagement.

    Age requirement: 13 through 24

    Must be a current or former foster youth (Foster Care/Kinship Care/group care/residential treatment) or have experienced homelessness.

    Info and apply

    City of Seattle Teen Employment Opportunities
    Seattle Parks and Recreation and other City agencies provide several different job programs and job types for teens, most in the summer. Some pay by the hour; for others, teens work for a stipend and/or service hours.
    Application Deadline May 17th

    YES! Youth Engaged in Service

    YES! is a job readiness and leadership development program for youth ages 13-19 that will connect you to a broad range of service and training opportunities preparing you for the working world. YES participants can work individually or in small teams on a project and will be partnered with an adult mentor and support the operations and programming at a Seattle Parks and Recreation facility, park or program.

    Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR)

    The Youth Participatory Action Research Team provides a unique and exciting opportunity for young people to gain employment skills, understand important social issues, and work collaboratively to make change in their communities. YPAR participants will work alongside teammates to share and learn about the basics of race & equity in our society.

    Student Teen Employment Preparation - STEP

    STEP is a project-based job readiness program that has teams of high school students ages 14-19 addressing a community need. STEP incorporates activities and training focused on job readiness, soft skills, life skills and leadership.


    Leaders in Equity, Environment, and Facilitation (LEEF)

    LEEF is an environmental leadership program for young adults coming from low-income households, ages 17-21 and living in Seattle, WA. It is 3 years old and was created to address the employment and access gap for youth of color, low-income youth, and LGBTQ youth in the facilitation and environmental education fields.

    Info and apply

    Outdoor Opportunities is an outdoor expedition program designed to expose multi-ethnic, high school teens (ages: 15-19) to environmental education, urban conservation, and stewardship. We strive to create an environment for community leadership and empowerment via workshops, service projects and outdoor excursions, all of which are free for our students. Join us for year-round overnight excursions, environmental service learning projects, and weekly workshops!  Stipend for summer program.

    Info and apply

    Juma –

    Food and customer service internships at the Stadiums. 

    Age 17-24, an Interagency student or “opportunity youth”

    Juma offers youth a great opportunity to work and make career dreams a reality. We offer employment opportunities, the chance to build workplace skills, training on how to manage money and save, counseling to develop a plan for building a career and connections to jobs and education opportunities to help get there.

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    KEXP Summer internship

    A free education program teaching youth the art of music curation and radio. Working with KEXP DJs, young music-lovers will gain knowledge and training in music curation, board operation, physical and digital asset management, mentorship, and basic radio skills. Youth will also gain insight into non-commercial public community radio with classes taking place right here at the KEXP studio.


    Youth ages 15-19 with a passion for music. 


    June 20th
    June 27th
    July 11th
    July 18th
    July 25th
    August 1st
    August 8th
    August 15th
    August 22nd
    August 29th 


    Fully-funded ten-week instruction
    Transportation stipend
    Snacks provided

    APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, May 13th 

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     King County Clean Water Ambassadors


    Youth 15-18, Deadline May 15th

    This position is part time – July 5th through August 15th. The schedule will be Monday through Friday, generally 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Times may differ on some days due to scheduling of field experiences, but students will be informed of schedule changes in advance. 
    In addition to the summer internship, interns will be required to work a minimum of 40 hours throughout the 2018-19 school year by supporting community events and programs. 

    Exotic Metals - Manufacturing Interns

    Several jobs available for graduating Seniors, including Lean Engineering Intern, Assembly Intern, Control Systems Programming Intern and Quality Assurance/Quality Engineering Intern at their Kent, WA facility.  

    Manufacturing Intern - Assembly

    Excellent opportunity for Engineering students to gain hands-on experience in a shop environment.  You could be placed in Assembly, Fabrication, Machining, Tooling, or other production areas as needed to assist with building aerospace hardware or fixtures. There will also be some hands-on entry-level manufacturing using hand and power tools to deburr, polish, and prep sheet metal parts.

    Must be mechanically inclined, team oriented, and have good attendance.  Experience with blueprint interpretation and/or precision measurement instruments a plus.  Prior shop classes or hobby experience with sheet metal, die grinders, band or chop saws, or pedestal grinders helpful.  

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    Ophthalmology Scholars Summer Internship Program

    As part of the Department of Ophthalmology Scholars Summer Internship program, students will join an Ophthalmology lab for the summer and work toward completing a project in vision science. Interns will learn techniques from faculty members, post-docs, and graduate students, and work through a weekly project plan. Students will also have the opportunity to shadow a practicing ophthalmologist in the clinic and in the operating room, to gain an understanding of the clinical side of vision science in addition to exploring vision science in a laboratory setting.

    The intern for summer 2019 will begin at the beginning of July, concluding at the end of August. Interns in this program work for 8 weeks, for 30 hours a week. Interns will receive a stipend of $3,000 to be disbursed via installments throughout the internship. A background check will be performed prior to appointment. Interns must be able to work in the United States and be at least 16 years of age. 

    Info and Apply Deadline May 20th

    Union Summer

    Are you or anyone you know interested in working for social change?

    Union Summer is the paid ($16/hour) summer internship program for people interested in getting involved in the labor movement. Union Summer participants will spend an exciting six weeks — June 25-August 3 — working full-time and hands-on with different campaigns — talking to our community, marching for justice, and gaining first-hand experience in the movement. The positions are based in and around Seattle, but campaigns may take place throughout the region.

    Fill out this application. The deadline to apply is May 17. Also, download and post this flier about these Union Summer opportunities.

    Volunteer opportunities

     Girls Who Code: Summer Immersion Program - OPEN NOW

    This program is a FREE, seven week program for 10-11th grade girls (rising juniors and seniors) to learn about computer science, gain exposure to tech jobs and join a supportive sisterhood of thousands of girls across the US.  Each week, girls are introduced to computer science principles through real world projects in art and storytelling, robotics, game development, web development and more.  Participate in workshops, connect with female engineers and guest speakers, go on field trips and much more!  

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    Post-graduation opportunities


    Year Up
    This program is for graduating Seniors ages 18-24.  
    Our program combines hands-on skills development, courses eligible for college credit, and corporate internships to prepare students for success in professional careers and higher education.
    Develop skills you need for the job you want.
    We align our training with corporate partner needs and market trends to ensure that the skills you learn will be in-demand. Learn valuable technical and professional skills, and gain work experience during internships at top companies.
    Earn while you learn.
    Earn a stipend throughout the program (both while you train and during your internship) and complete courses eligible for college credit.
    Get ongoing support and guidance.
    Our staff (including program managers, coaches, and student services teams) and our strong alumni network support you in reaching your maximum potential, both as a student and as a working professional.
    Year Up Program


    City Year

    City Year is seeking talented, motivated, and determined students to serve their local communities as a FULL-YEAR CORPS MEMBER in Seattle/King County.

    Fueled by national service, City Year partners with public schools in 29 urban, high-need communities across the U.S. and through international affiliates in the U.K. and South Africa. Diverse teams of City Year AmeriCorps members provide research-based student, classroom and school-wide supports to help students stay in school and on track to graduate from high school, ready for college and career success.

    We are looking for young adults  ages 18-25 years commit to one year of national service by serving as tutors, mentors and role models in 11 schools across the greater Seattle area and south King County. City Year AmeriCorps members serve in classrooms ranging from grades three through nine. Our near peer approach is a key component of our AmeriCorps members' ability to make a lasting impact in students' lives.

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