• 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.


    What is a mentorship program?  

    Mentoring programs give students opportunities to gain and improve important skills like problem-solving, interpersonal skills, and critical thinking, often in areas related to a future career interest. This can benefit students as they plan for college or enter the workforce.



    Project Girl Mentoring is a local 501c3 organization in Lynnwood that works with young women of color between the ages of 11-18. We work to teach important life skills, healthy coping mechanisms and have an emphasis on self-esteem building. Our goal is to create individual connections, invite them into our space, and hopefully create a rapport enough to build a mentorship in whichever way works best for that student. Whether its solely through Meet and Chat visits, potential telementoring or in person at our site.  

    • At JHS Annex area Nov. 2, 16, and Dec. 7. Future dates are coming soon.


    ACE Mentor Program (Architecture Construction & Engineering)

      • WHAT: A free after-school program where teams of students are paired with teams of professionals in the building design and construction industry to learn about career opportunities in a hands-on process by designing a project together over the course of about 15 sessions. LOGIN & JOIN

      • WHERE: Meetings will be held in the offices of mentors.  We will have 7 teams in Seattle, 3 teams on the Eastside and 2 teams in the South Sound.  We are also currently hoping for one fully virtual team.

      • WHEN:  The deadline for registration is October 13th.  Kick-off events will begin at the beginning of November and then meetings will occur approximately every other week from November through early May as the teams prepare for their final presentations. Calendar



    • Summer Planning Academy (SPA): Apply Now
      • Apply by May 15 and must be 15 years old at start of SPA program. Successful completion can lead to a $500 scholarship. Location Address: (1011 Western Ave, Suite 500, Seattle, WA 98104)
      • Are you curious about how cities grow, change, and develop? Have you ever wondered how governments decide where train lines go? Do you have ideas about how to make our communities better places for everyone?
      • Join SPA, a free internship program. Summer Planning Academy.
      • Schedule:
        • Week 1: July 21, 10am-3pm; Week 2: July 28, 10am-3pm; Week 3: August 4, 10am-3pm; Week 4: August 11, 10am-3pm


    Find your passion and create your future by exploring career options in various fields, gain work experience and skills, meet a mentor for references for future jobs, and boost your resume and college & scholarship applications. Apply HERE for Summer Exploration Program, Summer Mentorship Program, or Summer Internship Program .


    Join us for a free, fun, two-week introduction to Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center (Fred Hutch) and the research being conducted here. Fred Hutch has an international reputation for its pioneering research in bone marrow and stem cell transplantation and other immune-based cancer therapies. We are also well-known for our work in many other areas of biomedical research, including cancer prevention, public health, epidemiology, and biostatistics. Participants will conduct hands-on activities in Fred Hutch's training labs, tour working labs, meet students and scientists at different stages of their careers, and talk about next steps you can take if you are interested in biomedical research.

    • APPLY HERE - participants receive $500 upon program completion. Transportation and lunch not provided.



    • Seattle Children's Nurse Camp, July 17-21 - Application Due April 7, 2023
      • Students must be 16 years of age by July 17. Nurse Camp.open to next year juniors and seniors in 2023-2024 school year
      • Students highly recommended to use Application Guide to fill out online application above
      • 9 am - 3 pm, lunch provided, students must attend entire camp without missing a day


    • Bank of America Student Leaders Program: Paid Internship plus weeklong summer Washington D.C. Student Leaders Summit - Apply by Jan. 13, 2023
      • To become a Student Leader, you must:

        • Currently be a junior or senior in high school

        • Live in one of the eligible counties (King, Snohomish, and Pierce County)

        • Be able to participate in an 8‐week paid summer internship at a local nonprofit/charitable organization and work 35 hours a week

        • Be legally authorized to work in the US without sponsorship through the end of September 2023

        • Be able to participate in a week‐long Student Leadership Summit in Washington, DC - All expenses paid as part of Student Leaders. This week will be part of your 8‐ week experience.

        • Be a student in good standing at your school