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    Seattle Children's Hospital 

    1. Seattle Children's Hospital allows students 16+ to volunteer for 3 hour weekly shifts. For any student who has an interest in health care or child development, you are encouraged to look at their volunteer opportunities available HERE.
    2. Seattle Children's STEM Internships
    Seattle Children’s Research Institute is committed to cultivating an inclusive and diverse workforce, and inspiring the next generation of scientists, physicians, and healthcare workers. During the summer, our Science Education Department offers high school students from underrepresented groups in STEM the opportunity to apply for a competitive and paid internship position at Seattle Children’s Research Institute. Selected interns engage in cutting-edge research, work with leading research scientists, learn essential laboratory skills and take part in workshops on ethics, laboratory safety, college readiness and career exploration. This internship provides students with a solid foundation for a future career in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields. Seattle Children's STEM Internships


    2019 Seafair Foundation Ambassador Program ~ deadline May 17

    Program Overview: Each year the Seafair Foundation invites local area high school sophomores and juniors to apply for one of ten Seafair Ambassador positions. Selected students represent Seafair in a unique yearlong calendar of community participation. From essays submitted, the group is narrowed down for personal interviews from which ten students are chosen. The ten selected students will be International Ambassadors and receive the benefits listed below.

    Ambassadors receive: • Mentor from the Seattle business community in a field of interest to them

    • International Sister City exchange student hosting opportunity

    • Exchange trip to Kobe, Japan

    • Numerous opportunities to contribute time and talents to Seafair events and projects

    Commitment: All selected Ambassadors must be willing to participate in/volunteer at the following events (exceptions may be made for qualified applicants with pre-scheduled conflicts):

    June 21 – Seafair Kickoff

    July 4 – Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Summer Fourth

    July 13 – Lucerne Seafair Milk Carton Derby presented by Safeway Albertsons

    July 27 – Alaska Airlines Torchlight Parade

    August 1 – Brunch and the Blues

    August 2-4 – Seafair Weekend

    December 8 – 76 Seafair Holiday Cruise

    Ambassadors will also be required to complete a community service project together during the summer.

    The Seafair Ambassador Program has positively influenced the lives of many local teens. These former Ambassadors are now academic and professional leaders who provide inspiration to their communities.

    For questions regarding the application process please contact:

    To apply, please submit your completed application along with your supporting documents to

    Download the PDF application here.


    Are you interested in working for social change? Consider Union Summer Application deadline is May 17.

    Union Summer is a paid summer internship for people interested in the labor
    movement. Participants spend an exciting six weeks, from June 25-August 2,
    working full-time and hands-on with different campaigns.

    For more information, email:
    Apply at

    Created with Union labor, the program is broken up into 3 main components: education, actions, and on the job
    training. An average week may be:

    Tuesday: Attend a rally at the airport to support striking flight attendants, followed by 4 hours registering
    people to vote at a farmers market.
    Wednesday: 8 hours of phone calls to union members reminding them to turn in their ballot for their
    Thursday: Filing for the office manager, running to the post office, and attending a lobbying meeting with
    your supervisor and the Mayor.
    Friday: Education day. 8 hours in the classroom learning about the history of the labor and social justice
    movements in the Pacific Northwest.
    Saturday: 4 hours doing house visits in 80-degree weather talking to union members about local politics
    and elections.

    The positions are based in and around Seattle and are paid $16/hour.
    Apply at
    For more information,

    UX/Design Intern (High School) ~ Deadline = open until filled

    The UX/Design Intern will work with various development teams in the Host Connectivity products area of the Application Modernization and Connectivity Development department to design and develop assets to modernize user interfaces while aligning with corporate design standards. The Host Connectivity team is a close-knit team that uses modern agile development practices to move quickly and focus on what’s most important for delivering value. This is a great opportunity for an individual looking to work as part of an engineering team and experience agile development processes.

    The UX/Design Intern will:
    Develop graphic assets for a wide-range of products utilizing Adobe Illustrator and Scratch.
    Develop mock-ups of product user interfaces, as required, to ensure consistency and excellent usability.

    Experience and Education: High School degree or High School enrollment

    Skills and Knowledge: Be skilled at operating various elements of the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite.
    Have basic knowledge of Windows and Mac environments.
    Be able to take direction and complete assigned tasks.
    Have the ability to quickly learn new technologies.
    Have effective task-prioritization and time-management skills.
    Be a self-motivator with a high level of initiative and a demonstrated passion for technology.
    UX/Design Intern Application


    MOHAI Youth Advisors ~ Apply by June 30

    MOHAI, the Museum of History and Industry, values teen voices! MYA (MOHAI Youth Advisors) is a powerful way to help guide the museum in what teens want and need. Youth advisors make the museum more welcoming for their peers by finding fun and creative ways to connect teens with MOHAI, and providing input on the development of museum programming and exhibits. MYA is teen-driven; youth advisors work together to choose and build their own projects and activities. MYA also interact with MOHAI staff to learn more about the behind-the-scenes work of a museum and dive deeper into local history. This team of fifteen high school students meet regularly from September-June and are offered a monthly stipend.

    Applications for the 2019-20 program are now open! Apply by June 30, 2019.



    Ophthalmology Summer Internship at UW Medicine ~ Deadline to apply is Monday, May 20
    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 present what they have learned to fellow lab members and other Ophthalmology scientists and faculty members when the internship concludes. 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.

    This is a truly valuable opportunity for high school students to gain experience in a functioning vision sciences research lab. In its pilot year of this internship program, the Department of Ophthalmology will host two highly engaged junior or senior level high school students, or rising college undergraduate freshman student, per summer.

    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. 

    The following materials are required to submit in the online application:
    Current high school GPA
    Your School’s full name and address
    Name and email address of your reference*
    A series of short answer questions (limit 50 words per answer)
    Previous lab experience
    Other commitments for the summer
    Ophthalmology Summer Internship at UW Medicine


    The United States Youth Conservation Corps

    YCC is a summer youth employment program that engages young people in meaningful work experiences on national parks, forests, wildlife refuges, and fish hatcheries while developing an ethic of environmental stewardship and civic responsibility. YCC programs are generally 8 to 10 weeks and members are paid the minimum wage for a 40-hour work week. Most YCC opportunities are non-residential programs which provide paid daytime work activities with members who commute to the Federal unit daily.

    Who is eligible?
    Youth, 15 through 18 years of age, who are permanent residents of the United States, are eligible for employment without regard to social, economic, racial, or ethnic backgrounds. Youth with physical or other challenges who can effectively participate in most YCC activities are eligible. Youth must have no history of serious criminal or other antisocial behavior that might endanger their safety or that of others; have or be able to obtain a work permit as required under the laws of their State; have a Social Security number or have made application of one.
    Youth Conservation Corps



    Museum Of Flight

    The Museum Apprentice Program (MAP) is a FREE year-round program that provides high school students with unique and exciting volunteer opportunities. During this program, students work on projects related to the museum field, education, oral histories, living history, documentary making and public service. Students who join MAP will learn about exhibit design, practice presentation and teaching techniques, and delve into aviation and space related topics. Museum Apprentice Program Opens a New Window. The Museum of Flight relies on our volunteers to give docent tours and run our many diverse programs. New volunteers are required to attend a Volunteer Orientation, which is held on a monthly basis, and additional training may be required for specific volunteer assignments. Active volunteers are asked to record a minimum of 8 hours of work per month, throughout the year. MOF Volunteer Opportunities 



    Clean Water Ambassadors ~ Applications available April 1

    Students ages 15 - 18.
    Summer of 2019 and 2019/20 school year.
    Internship Focus: water systems, environmental health, communications and professional development. Job shadow project managers, engineers, water operators, environmental educators, planners, construction managers, and more. Develop project ideas and proposals designed for your school and community.
    Meeting location: Downtown Seattle
    Part-time, paid.
    For more information, please email Kristin Covey:
    King County Dept. of Natural Resources and Parks / Wastewater Treatment Division