Internship/Summer Enrichment Programs
- STEP-UP 2024 - Paid Internship
- Boeing Academy for STEM, Museum of Flight
- BioPath Internship
- Camp Blaze - Fire Camp For Young Women
- Fred Hutch Summer High School Internship Program
- Harvard Summer School
- Islandwood Outdoor Leadership Volunteers
- Kaiser Permanente LAUNCH Program
- Microsoft Summer Internship
- Nordstrom Fashion Ambassador
- Patterson Camp Counselor
- Penn Engineering Summer Academy
- Providence Summer Program - High School
- Seattle Aquarium Youth Ocean Advocate
- Seattle Children's Nurse Camp
- Stanford Summer Program
- UW Nursing Summer Symposium
- UW Summer Stretch Grades 9-10
- Carnation Farms Paid Teen Summer Program
- Washington Business Week Programs
- Impact Internship - Computer Science
- Impact Internship - Health Sciences
- Summer Planning Academy (SPA)
- UW Youth & Teen Programs
The NIH High School STEP-UP Program is a nationally recognized program that connects underrepresented students with local institutions and mentors to gain firsthand research experience. This is a paid opportunity- limited to high school Juniors and Seniors- that will introduce students to local professional, collegiate-level settings where they will create and conduct their own research project, garnering essential experience before they enter college.
Full-time, paid 8-week Internship - Application Due: February 15th, 2024
A complete application includes:
- Completion of online Application Form & Application
- Essay (600 Words)
- 2 Letters of Recommendation
- Official School Transcript
Our application is online @ http://stepup.niddk.nih.gov A complete application includes Travel to NIH After the program, students will have the opportunity to present their work at the National Institute of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD. All travel will be covered by the program.
The Boeing Academy for STEM learning has a variety of camps, experiences, apprenticeships and more for all ages of students. Current programs are: ACE Aerospace Camp Experience, Aeronautical Science Pathway, Connections, Museum Apprentice Program, Private Pilot Ground School, Women Fly and more. See the link below for complete information and current dates.
Launch your career in Biotech. AGC Biologics is offering a BioPath Internship Program that will provide a combination of theoretical training and hands-on floor work. Theoretical and practical activities include GMP basics/concepts, a general understanding of science, operations basics, and planned experiments. They offer hourly compensation, plus school credit - approximately 180 hours per school year. Applications open April 1 for the following school year. Internship link will be provided once it is available.
Fire Service Instruction
While Camp Blaze is offered in the fire service setting, it is merely our medium. The intent of Camp Blaze is not to recruit firefighters (though we secretly hope every camper falls in love with our profession)! It is our mission to EMPOWER, INSPIRE, and SUPPORT STRONG WOMEN LEADERS. There is no greater reward for us than to see Camp Blaze campers return to their community and make the world a better place. Our track record is strong and we invite you to join our Camp Blaze family.
The Summer High School Internship Program (SHIP) is an eight-week, full-time paid internship for rising 12th graders. Selected interns attend an orientation day, then begin the internship with one week of hands-on training on laboratory safety techniques and skills in the Fred Hutch Training Labs. The remaining seven weeks consists of supervised shadowing and training in a Fred Hutch host mentor’s research lab. Interns also attend weekly workshops and seminars and make a presentation during the final week. SHIP gives students from backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical research the opportunity to explore, clarify, and strengthen their research-related career interests.We encourage all applicants to learn more about our research areas and scientific divisions. Applicants should ensure they meet the eligibility requirements (below) and we recommend assembling application materials early, even before the application opens.
November: Program information posted
February 1: Online application opens
March 31: Online application closes - All materials, including references, are due by 11:59 p.m. on March 31.
Experience what it's like to be a college student for seven transformative weeks. You'll get a true taste of college life as you thrive in an academically rigorous environment and engage with fellow high school and college students in and out of the classroom.
VOLUNTEERS IN OUTDOOR LEADERSHIP
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IslandWood invites children and adults alike to discover a new way of seeing nature, themselves, and one another. In doing so, each person comes to understand their ability to change the world for the better. IslandWood operates traditional day camp programs for campers entering 1 st grade through 6th grade at the Brightwater Education Center in Woodinville. Running from July through mid-August, these programs provide experiences which further IslandWood’s mission of inspiring lifelong learning and environmental and community stewardship.
Training Dates: • JUNE 29 Session Dates: • JULY 5-8 • JULY 11-15 • JULY 18-22 • JULY 15-29 • AUGUST 1-5 • AUGUST 8-12
Position Summary: Volunteers in Outdoor Leadership (VOLs) assist our staff in delivering educational programming for students in our day camp programs at the Brightwater Center in Woodinville. VOLs partner with a field group of campers for the week, serving as an extra set of hands and modeling excitement for campers. Duties can include logistical support around art projects, teaching short lessons, leading games, and overall working directly with campers and our staff to better learn about the world of environmental education. VOLs are meant to be support and are not responsible for delivering programming on their own, nor do they oversee the safety of campers. Ideally, VOLs commit to a minimum of one full week of programming. Qualifications: • Status as a rising Sophomore, Junior, Senior, or recent high school graduate • Interest in working with children in the outdoors • Creative, flexible, and able to work closely with a Summer Programs Instructor • Ability to work as a team member • Strong work ethic, punctual, and dependable • Excellent interpersonal skills with staff, children, and parents Compensation: Although this opportunity is unpaid, VOLs can receive up to 80 hours* (up to 40 hours per week) of community service credit from IslandWood. *maximum hours may be dependent on your school
Please send applications to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kaiser Permanente’s KP LAUNCH (Learning About Unlimited New Careers in Healthcare) Internship Program offers young adults a variety of paid internship opportunities in our Oakland headquarters and administrative offices, as well as medical offices across northern California. Our goal is to build and sustain a diverse, culturally competent workforce for the future. To achieve that goal, we reserve our intern positions for young people that would otherwise lack the resources to explore a career in health. By providing these young people a chance to learn from inspiring health care professionals and leaders, they can build a valuable professional network. They also gain practical skills and work experiences by focusing on projects that matter. As part of our team, KP LAUNCH interns are helping Kaiser Permanente shape the future of health care.
Find inspiration, plan for college, and empower your future with Microsoft's High School Program. Get hands-on experience and on-the-job learning as you work on technology projects that make a difference in people's lives around the world.
The High School Internship is open to current senior high school students that live within 50 miles of Redmond, Washington who have a demonstrated interest in technology.
This annual educational program gives high school students behind-the-scenes access to the fashion industry. To join the Nordstrom fashion ambassador program, you must be starting your junior or senior year in high school and maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 in the United States.
The Engineering Summer Academy at Penn (ESAP) welcomes highly motivated and talented students to explore Engineering at the college level. The academy’s intensive, three-week programs combine sophisticated theory with hands-on practical experience in cutting edge technologies. Work with leading faculty while earning college credit, live on Penn’s historic campus, and connect with new friends from around the world.
The summer program is a key component to Providence’s mission of caring for the poor and vulnerable. Additionally, we hope that this experience will help the students:
We are confident that after completion of the high school summer program, students will feel a sense of accomplishment and pride in having achieved a goal while enriching the lives of our patients, visitors and staff.
- Increase their awareness of the healthcare field as a potential career path.
- Apply sound decision-making and problem-solving skills within their volunteer position while receiving supportive coaching and mentoring from staff.
- Practice key communication skills in a diverse environment made up of patients, family members, visitors and staff from a variety of socio-economic backgrounds.
Youth Ocean Advocates must be enrolled in grades 9–12 in a high school, Running Start or homeschool program at time of application.
We have a limited number of positions to fill each school year and summer. Potential Youth Ocean Advocates must attend one of our orientation sessions. After you attend the online orientation, you’ll receive an application to fill out and return to the Aquarium. From the applicant pool, we’ll select individuals to interview for the program. Positions are filled based upon the applicant’s interview performance and application. We will be hosting orientation sessions in early spring to prepare for our summer volunteer session. Please check back here for updates as we finalize the schedule. If you’d like to be notified when summer orientation dates are set, please email email@example.com. Please include your name, email, school and grade level.
This five-day camp is an opportunity for rising juniors and seniors to gain insight into the world of pediatric nursing. The goal of the program is to provide high school students with a background that is historically underrepresented in nursing an opportunity to engage in learning activities at Seattle Children’s that introduce them to nursing career pathways.
Visit our webpage for more information about the camp, including how to apply. Please note that not all who apply will be accepted, as we have a limited number of spots. However, we strongly encourage all who are interested to apply. There is no registration fee for this camp, but campers will need to provide their own transportation to and from camp at the Seattle Children’s Hospital Campus each day.
This year’s camp will be held from July 11-15, 2022. A flyer is attached for you to distribute or share with students who might be interested in this opportunity. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Renowned for entrepreneurial innovation and academic excellence, Stanford enriches your curiosity, creativity, and knowledge with a wide variety of courses, to help you reach your full potential. Study with a dynamic, diverse student body from more than 40 countries in small classes with dedicated instructors, with the opportunity to earn credit and an official transcript from Stanford.
High school students will learn about the nursing profession from talking to current nursing students and attending a nursing panel online and other activities and many more:
- Learn about the different nursing programs by attending a Student Nursing Panel
- Learn about the nursing profession by attending a Nursing Panel
- Learn about Social Determinants
- Learn about admissions and the application process
- Be mentored by current students
- Network with the School of Nursing students, alumni and staff
- Make new friends
- Be inspired
UW Summer Stretch offers both accelerated courses and courses for enrichment.
The Robinson Center hires a number of teacher's aides (TAs) for their programs. Check the Robinson Center website in early March 2021 for application instructions.
We are currently hiring for our paid summer program, Rooted. Rooted at Carnation Farms is a 7-week paid summer program. Teens work together on our 15-acre certified organic farm, gaining first-hand knowledge of the joys and challenges of farming. Through workshops and service learning projects, teens become equipped to use their unique voices, talents, and skills to rethink a liberated food system.
We bring together teens from diverse backgrounds and experiences from throughout the Snoqualmie Valley and Greater Seattle, who form deep bonds to each other and to the land. Teens currently in grades 9-11 are eligible to apply.
For more information about the program and how to apply, please check out the attached flyer and visit our website-- https://carnationfarms.org/campsclasses/rooted/
Washington Business Week is conducting virtual and in-person programs for students 14-18 years of age.
Career Pathways for students include: Business, Clean Energy, Telehealth/Healthcare, and Advanced Business for our Alumni. Students earn 2 elective college credits from Renton Technical College and receive direct instruction on Leadership, Teamwork, and Business 101. Students have a chance to win a $1500 college scholarship at all programs.
- The program includes Financial Literacy and College Application Prep speakers along with speakers on emotional intelligence, grit, and overcoming obstacles.
- In-person programs will be day programs conducted at Renton Technical College & University of Washington-Tacoma.
- Virtual program will happen for Spring Break for the majority of schools in Washington and also in June and July.
- Robust financial assistance is available through an easy, less than 5 minutes, application. No student will be denied access to WBW if they want to attend. Also, we have full tuition assistance for BIPOC students along with school districts and private donors sponsoring students – list of all sponsorships is below but the bottom line – is we will break any financial barriers for students to attend who otherwise could not. WBW and the sponsors of the organization are dedicated to access and inclusion for all students.
Scholarships - https://www.wbw.org/our-programs/tuition-assistance/
Telemedicine and Health Care
Clean Energy Program
Computer Science Immersion Program (C-SIP)
9 Sunday Afternoons (4pm to 7pm PST) – June 11th to August 6th
Location: Zoom Virtual Classroom
Our world is being rapidly transformed by the impact of technology and the effect it has on our society. Individuals in the computer science field work every day to develop new products, software and digital narratives that are actively reshaping every aspect of our world. Over the course of 9 Sunday afternoons in Summer 2023, high school students will learn about their future opportunities in the computer science field as it relates to education, a career and making a positive impact on our changing world. Students will hear career presentations from working professionals engaged in computer science jobs and career fields such as web design, software development, user design as well as the business operations of technology companies. Through workshops and discussions, student will learn more about how their unique personal and academic interests can relate to a possible career future in computer science.
❖ Engage during talks from 10+ working professionals such as a web designer, UX engineer, product manager and technical artist about their computer science/ technology related careers
❖ Prepare for college admissions as well as career options & pathways in our program facilitated workshops
❖ Work collaboratively on a small team project where we explore website design, user experience and basic software programs
❖ Learn more about your potential career opportunities to make a positive impact on the world around you using technology
Interested? – More Info and the Application are at www.impactinternships.org/csip
Application Deadline: Sunday, May 21st, 2023
Questions? – Contact us at email@example.com. Impact Internships is an independent 501c3 non-profit not affiliated with any academic institution.
Health Science Immersion Program (HSIP)
9 Saturday Afternoons: June 10th to August 5th (1 - 4 pm OR 4 - 7pm PST)
Location: Zoom Virtual Classroom
From science research in a laboratory to medical care in a hospital, there are many health science professionals who are transforming society’s health outcomes. In Summer 2023, we will give high school students an introduction to the academic, research and professional components of the health sciences field. A key focus of HSIP will be helping students consider their future college experience as well as career opportunities through hearing from speakers, engaging in workshops and taking part in a group research article project. Over the last four years over 975 high school students have been introduced to the health sciences field with HSIP.
❖Engage in lectures from 12+ speakers including Science Professors/ PhD Graduate Students from institutions including UC San Francisco, UCLA, Columbia University & Cal State LA about their research as well as health professionals such as a dentist, medical resident physician, respiratory therapist, medical communications manager & pharmacist about their careers
❖ Prepare for college admissions in our facilitator led workshops and engage in our career options and pathways workshops
❖ Work collaboratively on a small group research project to build science inquiry and public communication skills
❖ Be Part of a Community That Values Learning and Mentorship!
All current high school students (grades 9 -12) with an interest in the health sciences are encouraged to apply! Interested?
More Info and the Application are at www.impactinternships.org/hsip
Application Deadline: Sunday, May 21 st, 2023
The Summer Planning Academy (SPA) is a free program for high school students in King, Kitsap, Pierce, and Snohomish counties that introduces them to planning topics through engaging sessions, activities, and site visits led by regional planning experts at Puget Sound Regional Council, colleagues from partner agencies, and leaders from the community. The program encourages students to think creatively about how better planning can help people lead better lives and how to set a career path to become a planner.
It is a four-day program in July and August and includes a $500 scholarship for successful completion. More details about SPA including the dates and the application can be found on our website. The application deadline is May 15, 2023.
A little about Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC). PSRC develops policies and coordinates decisions about regional growth, transportation, and economic development planning within King, Pierce, Snohomish, and Kitsap counties. PSRC is composed of nearly 100 members, including the four counties, cities and towns, ports, state and local transportation agencies, and Tribal governments within the region.
Contact: Kristin Mitchell (She/Her)
Summer Learning Opportunities for high school students -- In-Person and Online
- Algorithmic Thinking: Programming Fundamentals
- Art of Cinema: A Survey of Film Over Time
- Coding in Java and Coding in Python
- Digital Photography: Camera, Composition & Beyond
- Entertainment & Media Writing
- Esports, Gaming & Broadcasting
- Nature Watercolors
- Podcasting: The Art of Storytelling
- Screenwriting Workshop
- Sharpen Your Writing Skills
- Writers Workshop
- Writing Arguments That Matter
- Writing for College Readiness