• Internships are experiences like volunteering but with 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 learn 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 an internship (and job) interviews, read and practice Interview Questions & Preparation.


    To search for internships in Washington State, go to Chegg Internships: https://www.internships.com/high-school/washington



    Bank of America (BofA) Charitable Foundation’s Student Leaders Program: Apply by January 29, 2021

    To become a student leader, who wants to improve your community, a paid intern, and develop leadership/career/networking skills, check your eligibility (below) and apply:

    • High School Junior or Senior and live in King, Snohomish, or 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 able to participate in a week‐long Student Leadership Summit in Washington, DC (July 12-17, 2021, all expenses paid as part of Student Leaders Program.) This week will be part of your 8‐ week experience.
    • Be legally authorized to work in the US without sponsorship through the end of September 2021
    • Be a student in good standing at your school




    Visit https://www.everettsd.org/Page/29324 to learn more. CHECK WITH CAREER CENTER IN JANUARY 2021 FOR APPLICATION PROCESS.

    Find your passion! Create your future! 

    • Explore career options in various fields 
    • Gain work experience and skills 
    • Gain a mentor and references for future jobs 
    • Boost your resume and college application 

    The basics: 

    • 90-hour summer internship provides high school credit. 
    • All internships are hosted by local employers. 
    • Students are mentored through preparation course and through summer internship. 
    • Students must be at least 16 years old by the first day of your internship and an Everett Public Schools junior or senior in the 2019-20 school year to participate. 



    Biotechnology Summer Camps at Shoreline Community College: Biotech Summer Camps-Copies at the Career Center and apply before the deadlines!!



    Microsoft High School Program Internship: June 22 - August 28, 2020,

    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.