• What is an internship?

    Internships are experiences like volunteering but with/in more work-like environments, like being in an office, for example, or helping workers do duties that help with their business. Internships are excellent preparation for "real life" and they show leadership, initiative, and a willingness to do  with others. Also, internships are perfect to include on your college/university, apprenticeships, and scholarship applications. Internships are common in high school, in college/university, and even after studies as a way to learn about new industires. Some internships are even paid internships, which mean they are jobs.

    To prepare for internships (and job) interviews, read and practice Interview Questions & Preparation. If you need a resume or cover letter to apply for an internship, go to JHS Career Center's Employment/Jobs webpage.

    Internship Programs


    • Paid (remote) Internship ($25 per hour) at Washington State Board of Education - Due Nov. 22, 2022
      • Are you a student storyteller, passionate social media user, writer, and creative person? Washington State Board of Education is looking for two interns to help spice up messaging and collect data and public feedback for the Director of Communications.

      • Details and application process are at https://sbe.wa.gov/about-us/sbe-student-communicators. Students interested in communications, journalism, marketing, videography, etc, are especially invited to apply with a resume and cover letter. Feel free to submit videos, graphics, or anything else that might show you are the right fit.


    • SPARK Summer Internship Program - Connect with Industry Experts, Educators, and Mentors
      • Apply for exciting internships and projects.
      • Prepare personal statement and resume
      • Learn more; Develop skills
      • Gain real world experience for your college and scholarsihip applications
      • Apply before April 2nd for early bird offer.
      • All applications due by Apr 9th, 2021.


      • High School Core Plus Aerospace Manufacturing Internship 

        • paid, part-time program designed for, high school students and recent graduates. 
        • Program includes hands-on training that builds mechanical assembly, electrical installation, quality, problem solving and employability skills
        • Locations: On-site at either Everett, Renton or Auburn
        • Dates: July 6th to August 4th
        • Age Requirement: Students must by 16 years old by the start of the program


      • Community & Technical College Manufacturing Internship

        • Paid, full-time programs designed for students enrolled in a partnered community or technical college or graduates of a Boeing partnered High School / Skill Center program. 
        • Applicants should have skills and knowledge that align to their intended specialization.
        • These programs will build skills through training and job shadowing with Boeing employees.
        • Specializations available: Mechatronics, HVAC, Electrician, Tooling, Machine Operator, Quality Inspector
        • Dates:
          • Summer (June 29th to August 25th) - ALL Specializations
          • Winter (Jan 20th to March 16th) - Mechatronics ONLY
          • Spring (April 14 to June 9th) - Mechatronics ONLY
        • Age Requirement: Students must be 18 years old by the start of the program they are applying for




    Find your passion! Create your future! Watch a video about these programs!! Explore career options in various fields, gain work experience and skills, gain a mentor and references for future jobs, boost your resume and college & scholarship applications.

    Description: The Everett School District is partnered with the City of Everett to create the Everett Career Link program. The program serves to link local businesses with emerging local talent for a 90-hour summer internship. The program gives students a chance to “learn before they earn” by showing what it is like to work in a specific job or work environment while earning credit. The internship program is targeted towards current juniors from all four high schools. 

    Description: Provides students a look at career opportunities in career clusters that are aligned with their abilities, interests and personalities to formulate academic and careers goals, while creating a plan for achievement of those goals through high school course and beyond planning. Groups will work closely with a mentor to discuss solutions and ideas while applying problem problem-solving, collaboration, project management, human relations, presentation skills, and networking skills.  


    Biotechnology Summer Camps at Shoreline Community College

    Biotech Summer Camps - Registration opens Feb. 2022!!

    • Camp #1 = Biotechnology Essentials and Beyond, July 11-15, 2022

    • Camp #2 = Biotechnology and Cancer: Causes, Cures and Careers, Aug. 1-5, 2022



    Microsoft High School Program Internship

    Microsoft Summer InternshipApply by Feb. 24 2020 at https://bit.ly/2sqYdfC


    • You are a high school senior that lives within 50 miles of Redmond, Washington
    • Have demonstrated an interest in technology
    • Are at least 16 years old and have a legal right to work in the U.S. for the duration of the internship (not required for the high school boot camp)
    • Be available to work full-time for 10 consecutive weeks (June 22 - August 28, 2020)
    • Please submit the following additional information in your application in a Word document via the application action center.
      • Have you been accepted to any colleges/ universities? Please name the college or university.
      • Please list any Computer Science classes you have completed or relevant technical accomplishments.
      • Please include your resume.
      • In 500 words or less, please describe how you demonstrate your passion for technology inside or outside of the classroom.
      • In 500 words or less, please describe how you see technology or the lack of technology empowering or disempowering people in your community?
      • Leadership is an important skill at Microsoft. In 500 words or less, please tell us about a time when you demonstrated the characteristics of a leader in your school or community.


    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 groups that are underrepresented in biomedical research the opportunity to apply for a competitive position in the Research Training Program at Seattle Children’s Research Institute.For Summer 2020, the Research Training Program will host two identical sessions for three weeks each, with unique experiences in both the BioQuest Lab in 307 Westlake and the Science Discovery Lab in Building Cure.

    Students will learn how to work in a research laboratory environment and learn about topics including biochemistry, immunotherapy, gene editing and infectious diseases. Students will also participate in workshops on college readiness and career exploration. This program provides students with a solid foundation for a future career in biomedical research.

    Students will receive stipends to offset the cost of participating in this program. The program does not provide or arrange housing for students.

    • Please note that this training program is best suited for students interested in laboratory research.

    Please visit the High School and Youth Service Projects or Summer Nurse Camp pages if you are interested in volunteer or clinical positions at Seattle Children’s Hospital. To learn more about other training opportunities at Seattle Children’s Research Institute, please visit the Office for Training, Education and Research.


    • 2020 Program Dates
      • Session 1: Monday, July 13 – Friday, July 31, 2020
      • Session 2: Monday, August 3 – Friday, August 21, 2020
    • Hours
      • 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

    Eligibility Requirements

    The ideal candidate:

    • Has a strong interest in exploring a future career in biomedical research.
    • Is a current 10th grade (rising junior) or 11th grade (rising senior) high school student.
    • Is responsible, motivated, reliable and able to work independently and as part of a team.
    • Has a local Washington mailing address.
    • Will be available for the entire duration of the session.
    • Identifies as underrepresented (see below) in the field of biomedical research. Well-served students will also be considered.

    A candidate may be underrepresented if they identify with one of the following statements:

    • I belong to a racial or ethnic group that is underrepresented in biomedical research. Examples include but are not limited to: Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, American Indian or Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander.
    • I have a disadvantaged background. For example:
      • I was/am in the foster care system and/or was/am homeless.
      • I was/am eligible for the Federal Free and Reduced Lunch Program.
      • I had/have no parents or legal guardians who completed a bachelor’s degree.
      • I grew up in a rural area.
      • I experienced other factors that may be considered.

    If there are any questions or concerns regarding these eligibility requirements, please email the Science Education Department. Visit the NIH Diversity Guidelines for more information.

    How to Apply

    Complete the online application form and submit the following:

    • Your contact information, including high school and school district.
    • Application essay, 1–2 pages, addressing the following:
      1. Describe the community you come from, which may include your cultural group, extended family, neighborhood, school, etc., and how you might add to the diversity of the community at Seattle Children’s. Remember that Seattle Children’s is committed to cultivating an inclusive and diverse environment with people from many different cultural backgrounds with varying experiences, values and viewpoints.
      2. What is your previous work experience, including paid or unpaid positions? What skills are applicable to this program? (Previous work experience is not required.)
      3. What are your college goals?
      4. What are your career goals? Tell us about your desire and motivation to pursue a career in biomedical research.
    • One letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor or other professional, explaining why they think you would be a good fit for this program, plus their contact information.