1/25/24 Career Connections Newsletter
Franklin High School Career Connections
Every other Thursday, Franklin’s Career-Connected Learning Coordinator Mr. Ruiz will post upcoming college and career related events, important application deadlines, career training program opportunities, jobs, internships, service learning options, and other career-connected topics of interest to students and their families. Emaildpruiz@seattleschools.org if you have anything you want placed in the newsletter.
If you do not have time to look through the whole newsletter, use the following directory to navigate to the section you are most interested in viewing:
Special Events: In-School Career-Connected Learning Opportunities
In the next few months, there will be several opportunities for students to attend worksite field trips to learn more about the in-demand career sectors here in Seattle. Students will also be able to attend a Summer Opportunity Fair to learn more about the jobs, internships, and summer programs available to them. Stay tuned to the top section of the newsletter throughout the semester for updates and information on how you can sign up.
Upcoming Worksite Field Trips
We are planning several field trips next semester to help students explore career opportunities in a wide variety of sectors.
Check out the first three events below and complete the Sign-Up for worksite field trips Form if you would like to attend. Note: Students will only be able to attend one of these trips in order to avoid multiple absences and to give as many students as possible the opportunity to attend these enriching events.
|# of spots
|Thurs, March 7; 9am-3pm
|Microsoft, Redmond Campus
|Students interested in Computer Science-related careers will participate in workshops and a panel where they will learn about high-income careers that they may not have known existed, as well as information on networking, internships and job opportunities at Microsoft.
|Thurs, March 21, 9:00am-1:30pm
|Apprenticeship Training Center, South Seattle College – Georgetown campus
|Students interested in Construction and Building Maintenance careers will learn how to apply and prepare for apprenticeship programs and get live demos from 7 different trade unions to see the many types of high-paying jobs available in the Trades.
|Thurs, April 4, 10am-2pm
|Seattle Children’s Research Institute, South Lake Union
|Students interested in Medical and Scientific Research careers will tour the Institute’s research facilities, learn from scientists how to get jobs in this field, and participate in a scientific experiment to get hands-on learning.
Summer Opportunity Fair
Mark your calendars for Wednesday, February 28. Students will attend with their Social Studies classes the Summer Opportunity Fair here at Franklin. Over 30 different providers will be on hand to share information about their summer training programs, part-time jobs, internships, and service-learning opportunities that students can apply for to enrich their summers, build their resumes, and earn much-needed cash. Connect with Mr. Ruiz at email@example.com to learn more. A full listing of providers will be available before Midwinter Break and will be shared in your Social Studies classes so you can prepare.
Jobs and Internships
Rainier Beach Urban Wetlands Now Hiring for Conversation Jobs
The Rainier Beach Youth Stewards program is currently hiring for the spring and summer! RBYS is a youth employment program of Tilth Alliance for youth, ages 14-18, to gain job experience through wetland restoration and farm education.
Participants will work at the Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands and support with field maintenance, food distribution, and wetland restoration. Youth will participate in workshops that explore food access, civic engagement, and responsible land stewardship while building relationships with peers, adult staff, and volunteers. Additionally, there will be opportunities for professional development through team building and job skills training.
|SPRING March 5 – May 30. 6 hrs/week for 13 weeks. Every Tuesday and Thursday: 4:30pm – 6:30pm and Wednesday: 3:15pm – 5:15pm
|SUMMER June 18 – August 30. 15 hrs/week for 10 weeks Every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 10:00am – 3:00pm
|Applications due Jan 31st
|Applications due May 17th
Qualifications: To be considered, applicants must be 14-18 years old and must submit a complete application. Applicants are encouraged to apply for multiple seasons
Location: Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands is located at 5513 S Cloverdale Street, Seattle, WA 98118
Pay: Youth will be paid $19.97/hr and will receive checks bi-weekly.
Pedalheads seeking bike camp counselors for Spring Break and Summer
Pedalheads Bike Camp is an educational bicycle summer camp for kids ages 2 to 12 years old. They typically hire a lot of high school students, as well as offer volunteer opportunities throughout the year for service learning. They are currently actively hiring for Spring Break and Summer camp counselors with will teach kids how to ride bikes without training wheels using fun games and activities. Prior to working with students, Counselors easy-to-use teaching methods and help campers practice biking by playing games and activities while learning how to balance and ride through obstacle courses.
This summer job is great for folks that want to:
- Laugh and have fun at work
- Work outside
- Gain leadership experience
- Receive quality training and development
- Teach kids bike safety and how to ride
Interested students should check out the Pedalheads recruitment website to learn more and then complete the Pedalheads application as soon as possible. Early applicants get preferred placement at camps closest to their homes. There will be two camps nearby to Franklin High School.
For questions before you apply, reach out to Sasha Meyer at firstname.lastname@example.org
Boeing Summer Manufacturing Internship Deadline Approaching
Boeing is now accepting applications for their 2024 High School and Community/Technical College Manufacturing Internships!
Boeing manufacturing internships are designed to provide students with a comprehensive experience including hands-on training, job shadowing, and career planning support for those interested in pursuing aerospace manufacturing and engineering careers. Build real-world manufacturing or industrial maintenance experience while participating in tailored training, factory tours, resume and interview skills workshops, and networking with Boeing employees.
Students can apply now for Boeing Summer Manufacturing Internship Applications will be accepted through Feb 5, 2024.
Internships last for eight weeks during the summer and pay $16.28 per hour for current high school students and graduating seniors. For a recap of last summer’s manufacturing internships, check out the videos below:
- 2023 Core Plus Aerospace High School Manufacturing Internship video
- 2023 Community/Technical College Manufacturing Internship video
Have questions? Email MfgStudentDev@boeing.com
Seattle Pride seeking interns to support festival preparation, deadline 2/16
The Seattle LGBTQ+ Center and Seattle Pride have joined forces once again to lead a collaborative youth internship program. This initiative aims to amplify youth voices and leadership within their community events. The Seattle Pride interns, aged 16-22 and from LGBTQIA+ and QTBIPOC communities, will play a pivotal role in creating two distinctive spaces at Pride in the Park, the annual arts and culture event scheduled for June 1st, 2024.
Internship Program Details
- Centered on LGBTQIA+ & QTBIPOC Communities
- Ages 16-22 (Under 18 Requires Signed Parent/Guardian Form)
- Internship Dates: March 14th, 2024 – April 23rd, 2024, & On-site activation at Pride in the Park on June 1, 2024
- Weekly Sessions: Tuesdays & Thursdays from 5 pm – 7 pm with additional flexible paid working hours each week
- Total Program Stipend: $1200
- Application Deadline: February 16th, 2024
- Notification of Acceptance: February 22nd, 2024
- Find more details and apply for the NOW! Seattle Pride Internship
Have questions? Feel free to reach out to us at Interns@SeattlePride.org.
Seattle Youth Employment Program now accepting applications for Summer Internships
Youth ages 16-24 who live within Seattle City Limits or attend a Seattle Public School or a Seattle College, and meet an income requirement at or below 80% of the Area Median Income who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19, are invited to apply for the SYEP Internship Program
What: Land a six-week paid internship that provides employment skills and professional opportunities. $19.97/hour internships in various fields are given to 250 students via lottery system with opportunity to become a City of Seattle employee and work at one of many sites in and around the local community. Participants will receive pre-employment training and work experience to aid in professional growth and career exploration, get professional support from a trusted mentor throughout the program, and gain practical experience to build a resume and potential connections to advance their career or education.
Where: The program will include virtual, in-person, and hybrid activities
Questions: Contact 206-386-1375 or SYEP@seattle.gov
KEXP seeking students 18 and over for their Audio and Digital Media Internship Program
KEXP is currently accepting applications for their 2024 KEXP Intern Cohort! KEXP’s internships provide opportunities for emerging leaders from historically under-invited and under-served communities to get hands-on experience in a variety of fields. This year, KEXP is offering positions in Audio Production, Latin American Content, Library & Archives, and Mobile Software.
Interns are paid $22/hour and work an average of 15 hours/week April through November. KEXP internships are open to anyone 18 and older – there are no education requirements to participate. Internships are hybrid and require that interns live in the Greater Seattle Area and are able to commute to KEXP’s offices on Seattle Center campus.
Teens in Public Service Summer Internship Applications Still Open
If you are high schooler passionate about community service, the Teens in Public Service (TIPS) summer internship experience is for you!
Check out the TIPS website to learn about the opportunities TIPS provides to grow student interest in public service through a paid summer internship at a non-profit organization. Students receive a $2900 stipend at the end of the summer for their dedicated participation!
Complete the 2024 Teens in Public Service Summer Internship Application now. Applications are due Monday, March 4th, 2024!
Looking for a part-time job? Check out this custom Indeed.com search query to find local companies hiring teens
We have created an Indeed search query that limits jobs to a 5 mile distance from Franklin High School and is available for or catered to teens in high school. See local jobs that you qualify for, and apply today. Jobs currently available include: ride-along UPS driver helper, grocery shopper, holiday/seasonal retail associate, movie theater team member, cashier, and after-school kids program assistant.
Stay updated on all things internships on the District’s Regional Internships website
Seattle Public Schools’ Career and Technical Education (CTE) department maintains an Career Quest SPS Active directory of internships and other career-focused training programs that is updated throughout the year. The programs currently seeking students – and have open applications – are listed at the top. Programs that may not be accepting students now – but will in the future – are listed by CTE pathway below.
This is always the best place to start when looking for opportunities, but if you do not find something you like there, make an appointment with Mr. Ruiz to explore additional opportunities that may not be listed.
Scholarships and College Information
Alumni Scholarships offer up to $5000 exclusively to Franklin students
SENIORS, don’t forget about the Franklin Alumni Association scholarships!! There are 8 different scholarships you can apply to and they’re only available for you! The competition pool is low, so you’ve got higher chances of winning! ANY Franklin HS Senior can apply (Undocumented OK!)
More information can be found on the Alumni Association Scholarship Page.
Seattle Promise (2 years Free Tuition) Deadline Approaching!
Seattle Promise is a college tuition and success program launched by Seattle Colleges, Seattle Public Schools, and the City of Seattle. It offers free tuition at any of the Seattle Colleges: North Seattle College, Seattle Central College or South Seattle College for up to two years, 90 college credits or a student’s first degree, whichever comes first.
All graduating seniors attending Seattle public high schools are eligible for the Seattle Promise program regardless of grade point average (GPA), income, ability, or country of birth. But you MUST APPLY to claim your free tuition. The application deadline is February 16.
Even if you are expecting to attend a 4-year university after high school, sometimes plans change, and you do not want to miss out on free tuition for 2 years. You cannot apply to Seattle Promise after February 16, so do it now even if it is a backup plan.
Win $5000 for writing an essay about courage and community action!
The 2024 Stim Bullitt Civic Courage Scholarship is now open for submissions through March 15, 2024. This is an opportunity for local students to write essays about an individual or group of individuals from Washington State who have demonstrated civic courage on an issue of importance to the community at great personal, political, or professional risk. One $5000 scholarship and two $2500 awards will be offered to the top candidates.
Watch a video from past winners to hear about the inspiration they drew from the Library and what civic courage means to them! Applicant and essay requirements, submission information, as well as additional details about this opportunity are on the Seattle Public Library Foundation website.
Believe in Me Scholarship Seeks Nontraditional College-bound Applicants
The Believe in Me scholarship program empowers marginalized students on their pathways toward educational success. Their program is designed to give students access to quality education and to invest in their future.
Unlike many other scholarship programs, this opportunity creates a pathway for students with lower GPAs and test scores to pursue their academic dreams. Selection of Believe in Me scholarship winners is based on several factors, with particular emphasis on each individual’s character, personal merit, career goals, and background.
The Believe in Me Scholarship Program will cover the cost of tuition and fees, textbooks, and on-campus housing for up to four years. The Application Deadline is March 1. For more information, including eligibility criteria and application, check out their Believe in Me Scholarship website.
Training and Mentorship Programs
Aeronautical Pathways Program Seeking Applicants for Fall 2024
The Aeronautical Science Pathways program, hosted at The Museum of Flight is a free, skills center program for high school juniors and seniors. The program introduces students to the following career pathways: professional pilot, unmanned aerial systems (drones), air traffic control, airline dispatch, and airline and airport management.
· Juniors receive 3.0 CTE credits with equivalencies (1.0 lab science and .5 English Language Arts); Seniors receive 3.0 CTE credits
· Both Juniors and Seniors are eligible for 30 college credits (each year); dual credits awarded by Green River College
· Both Juniors and Seniors are eligible for The Museum of Flight flight-training and post-secondary scholarships (annual awards upwards of $250,000)
The Museum of Flight hosts Museum of Flight monthly information sessions. Students can register online via this Museum of Flight monthly information sessions student Inquiry Form.
Swedish COPE Health Scholars Program Now Accepting Applications
COPE Health’s Junior Health Scholar program gives high school students between the ages of 16-18, and interested in pursuing healthcare careers, the opportunity to shadow a current Health Scholar. Alongside their college student mentor, Junior Health Scholars observe how care delivery and administrative teams work together to deliver excellent care and explore whether a career in health care is right for them.
With a partnership with Keck Graduate Institute, Junior Scholars are enrolled in a training at the start of the program and upon graduation receive a certificate in Patient Experience and Health Profession Studies.
Students ready to apply should complete the Swedish COPE Health Scholars Program application by April 1, 2024. Tuition assistance is available. Apply by January 15 using the code WA2024A to get an application fee waiver.
Most individuals complete the program in nine (9) months with a commitment of one 4-hour shift per week. For more information before applying, email: email@example.com
Service Learning and Community Programs
Interim CDA recruiting onsite for their WILD Leadership Development Program
Interim CDA is currently recruiting for their Summer Wilderness Inner-City Leadership Development (WILD) Programs.
Through an experiential education model, WILD fosters confident, informed, compassionate, civically-engaged refugee and immigrant youth leaders. Annually, WILD primarily serves low-income Asian and Pacific Islanders ages 14-19, through their year-round environmental justice leadership development program.
WILD Youth critically deconstruct the way systemic racism leads to communities of color bearing the brunt of environmental injustice and climate change. WILD grounds youth in their community through strengthening ties with elders. They believe intergenerational learning deepens youths’ commitment to service and leads to a deeper cultural connection and understanding.
Contact WILD Program Manager Sky Kili at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about joining their year-round or upcoming summer programs.
Summer volunteer opportunity @ the Washington Park Arboretum
Junior Naturalists are teens volunteering with the Arboretum Summer Camp. UW Botanical Gardens is looking for individuals enthusiastic about working with kids, playing outside, and gaining leadership skills in the Washington Park Arboretum
Who: Teens aged 15-18
When: This Summer! Junior Naturalists serve for at least one 2-week session between July and August
Cost: Free. This is a volunteer opportunity to meet service hour requirements. A reference letter is
available at the completion of the two weeks.
Apply for teh Washington Park Arboretum Summer Volunteer Opportunity Now or reach out to Kh96@uw.edu with questions. More information about the program can be found on the Botanical Gardens website.