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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

    3. Seattle Children's Hospital Summer Nurse Camp ~ Deadline March 29
    During this 5 day camp students will gain insight into the world of pediatric nursing by participating in clinical observation sessions.  In these sessions students will shadow nurses in a clinical environment and observe as they provide patient care.  Applicants must be entering their Junior or Senior year of High School, must reside in the Puget Sound Area, must be available for the entire duration of Nurse Camp and must be on time each day.  Apply online through March 29. Seattle Children's Nurse Camp

    4. BioQuest Academy ~ Deadline March 31

    Applications for Summer 2019 will open on Friday, March 1, 2019 and are due Sunday, March 31, 2019.Since 2004, BioQuest Academy’s mission has been to educate and promote college-readiness, and to advance the science of infectious diseases and global health research. In October of 2018, BioQuest Academy joined the Science Education Department of Seattle Children’s Research Institute and became the newest instrument in our continuing mission to empower students to become the scientists of tomorrow.

    Selected students will learn about how infectious pathogens interact with human hosts, and how scientists at Seattle Children’s Center for Global Infectious Disease Research are working towards new therapies and vaccines. Students will learn how to work in a research laboratory environment and prepare for a future career in biomedical research.
    Summer Sessions
    Time for all sessions: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    Session 1: Monday, July 15 to Friday, July 26
    Session 2: Monday, August 5 to Friday, August 16
    BioQuest Academy is located at 307 Westlake Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98109.

    The ideal candidate:
    Has a strong interest in infectious diseases and global health and in pursuing a career in research in science.
    Is currently in 11th or 12th grade in high school, and is planning to or will attend college.
    Is responsible, motivated, reliable and able to work independently and as part of a team.
    Will be available for the entire duration of the session.
    Our goal is to build a balanced, diverse, and inclusive cohort to promote collaborative learning. We strongly encourage you to apply if you belong to groups that are underrepresented in the STEM fields, such as African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Middle Eastern Americans, Native Americans, Alaskan Natives, Hawaiian Natives and natives of the U.S. Pacific Islands, and other underrepresented groups including first-generation students seeking college, low-income groups, fostered youth, refugee youth, and others. All applicants will be evaluated objectively.
    BioQuest Academy Information Page

    UW Nurse Camp ~ Applications are due April 12

    Current high school sophomores and juniors who are interested in learning about the nursing field and how to get into nursing school are invited to apply to the UW School of Nursing Nurse Camp. this free week-long day camp is geared towards increasing access and opportunities in nursing to minority and low-income high school students who are at lease 16 years old by the first day of camp. Students from all backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to apply. UW Nurse Camp 2019 will be July 15-19, 2019.
    UW Nurse Camp Information Page

    Discount Divers Supply Internship - Open Until Filled

    Discount Divers Supply has internships available for two types of positions/skill sets. 
    One of the jobs would be a jack of all trades generalist - with training then to assist in marketing, photography, processing incoming equipment, pricing and displaying products for sale.
    The other type would be primarily technical - working under the guidance of a Sr. Scuba Technician to perform routine testing of equipment and light maintenance on scuba tanks, regulators, drysuits, and Buoyancy Compensaters.
    For more information call John Burns, Owner at 206-719-1577.
    Discount Divers Supply Website

    Spring Break Sailing Trip - Applications Due March 25

    This is a free opportunity for Seattle Public School students to experience career connected learning opportunities (a sort of mini-internship) during school vacations, Spring Break.  The Skills Center is partnering with Salish Sea Expeditions to provide a multi-day, hands-on maritime experience from Sunday, April 7 to Tuesday, April 9.  Students will learn alongside the crew of the Carlyn, a 61-foot sailing research vessel, and will learn technical sailing and navigation skills, increase their understanding of maritime careers, and build leadership and teamwork skills.  This is completely free!  Students who have already enrolled in the school year maritime vessel operations course, or who are planning to enroll in the summer Maritime Vessel Operations Course will be prioritized for placement in this spring break experience. There are only 11 spaces available, so students need to act fast. For more information please contact the Skills Center: Dan Golosman and Angel Menchaca
    Burke Museum ~ Deadline March 31

    Spring 2019 Session
    The High School Girls in Science program gives girls in grades 9–12 the opportunity to be a part of the groundbreaking research that's happening every day at UW. This spring, girls will have an opportunity to investigate the Burke's vast ichthyology collection to see if they can discover a new species of fish! Under the guidance of Burke Collections Manager Katherine Maslenikov, participants will learn about fish morphology and traits important for fish identification. They will then work together in small groups to measure and count key anatomical features, create scientific illustrations of specimens, and share their findings with family and friends.
    Ages: Grades 9–12
    Cost: FREE (assistance with bus passes available upon request)
    Session Dates: Six* Wednesdays from 3:30-5:30 pm; April 24, May 1, May 8, May 15, May 22, and May 29.
    Apply: Applications for the Spring 2019 session are open through March 31.
    Other sessions will be offered. Click on the link for application deadlines.
    Girls In Science Applications 

    Fred Hutch Summer Internships ~ Deadline March 31

    High school students are welcome to apply for an 8 week, paid summer research internship at Fred Hutch. The Hutch has an international reputation for its pioneering research in biological sciences, bone marrow and stem cell transplantation, cancer prevention, epidemiology, and biostatistics.  Selected interns will spend 1 full week in training. This includes hands-on training in laboratory safety techniques and skills in our Training Labs, designated safe labs for minors. Interns will then be paired and matched to a host mentor who will supervise them over the remaining 7 weeks on specific projects or activities in the host lab. Interns also attend weekly workshops and seminars. The internship culminates with a reflection presentation during the final week. ​Fred Hutch Summer Internships

    Seattle City Light ~ Deadline early April

    Summer High School Internships: During your 8-week paid internship, you will work on a variety of administrative duties, assist with key projects, receive guidance from mentors, participate in special trainings and maybe even go into the field with your colleagues. Additionally, our interns come together for a variety of programming: Chats with our executive leaders Professional development workshops with your fellow high school and college interns Adventures to City Light facilities
    Exploration of equity and social justice in the workplace
    At the end of the internship, our high school interns wow their colleagues with a professional presentation showcasing their experiences and learning outcomes.
    To be eligible for our high school internships, you must meet the following criteria:
    Enrolled as a high school student before and after the internship (i.e., continuing student)
    Possess a minimum 2.00 GPA
    Be at least 16 years of age by the start of the internship
    Have U.S. citizenship or a U.S. legal work permit Preference given to current residents within the Seattle City Light service area Our high school internships are posted in early April each year on our Current Internship Opportunities and on the City of Seattle Internships and Workstudy page.
    City Light Internship

    Port of Seattle ~ Apply between April 1 and April 28 by 8:00PM

    Why intern with the Port?
    It's not just another summer job. Few organizations, public or private, can offer high schools interns the experience the Port of Seattle provides:
    Jump start your future professional career.
    Work experience on your resume at a well-known public organization with a long history.
    Selfie-worthy work locations at Sea-Tac Airport or along the Seattle waterfront.
    Real work on real projects that impact local communities and the regional economy—no coffee runs.
    100% of our internships are paid.
    The Port of Seattle offers over 80 available high school internships across all departments that fall into the following career focus areas:
    Business Management, Planning, and Administration
    Business Technology and Solution Design
    Communications and Outreach
    Customer Service
    Engineering and Construction Management
    Facility Management and Operations
    Finance and Accounting Skilled Trades
    Port of Seattle Internships 

    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

    Seattle Police Explorers

    The mission of the Seattle Police Law Enforcement Exploring program is to bridge the gap between youth and police by educating and involving them in police operations and to interest them in Law Enforcement.
    Exploring is for young men and women 14 to 21 years of age
    Exploring can:
    Further each Explorer's education
    Encourage the Explorer's participation in a rewarding and productive service activity
    Enhance the Explorer's preparation for future roles as citizen and community members.
    Police Explorers

    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 

    KUOW RadioActive Workshop ~ Early App March 5 / Final April 30

    Students ages 15 - 18.
    Improve your communication skills: writing, listening, talking to people.
    Build your confidence and leadership skills.
    Work with professional journalists.
    Gain mentors to support your career and education path.
    The workshop runs from Monday, July 1st - Friday, August 16 from 10am - 4pm. 
    Snacks and Orca cards are provided. Students successfully completing the workshop earn $1200!

    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

    SS VIRGINIA V, a US-Coast-Guard-inspected vessel ~ Deadline May 3

    This internship introduces students to the skills and tasks required to operate and maintain this vessel, which is a National Historic Landmark, and also provides students with an introduction to career opportunities in the maritime industry. Students are paid $15/hour for their weekend work shifts and attendance at required events during the internship, and will have the unique opportunity of helping to operate one of the last wooden-hulled passenger steamships anywhere in the country.

    The internship program runs from early July through the first of September, and includes hands-on training and work shifts, job-skills training, career exploration events, and networking opportunities with other students and maritime professionals. More information can be found on their website:

    Applicants must be 16 years or older. Download application below. Submit completed application to Margaret Saunders at with "2019 Internship Application" in the subject line. For more information, contact Margaret Saunders at or call (206) 624-9119.

    2019 Internship Application