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2/29/24 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. Email: if you have anything you want placed in the newsletter.

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Jobs and Internships

Teens in Public Service Summer Internship Deadline March 4

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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! 

Rainier Beach Urban Wetlands Now Hiring for Conversation Jobs

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The Rainier Beach Youth Stewards program is currently hiring for the 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. 

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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.

Summer Program: June 18 – August 30. 15 hrs/week for 10 weeks Every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 10:00am – 3:00pm.  Applications due May 17!

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. 

Please fill out applications at Rainier Beach Youth Stewards – Tilth Alliance. If you have questions, email

Pedalheads seeking bike camp counselors for Spring Break and Summer

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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.

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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

Seattle Youth Employment Program now accepting applications for Summer Internships

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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

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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

TeenTix – Internships and Volunteer Opportunities

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Who: 9th – 12th graders

What: TeenTix offers a variety of work-based learning opportunities for students looking to better understand the work we do and its impact on the Arts and Culture Sector. Specific internships are:

  • Arts Media/ Journalism
  • Digital Marketing & Communications
  • Project Management/Non-Profit Management

Volunteering:  2 – 3 hours and help us out! You might fill a variety of roles from making buttons, sending out passes, or signing new teens up for TeenTix. Volunteer opportunities are arranged on an individual basis.

More Info about volunteering and internships at TeenTix

KEXP seeking students 18 and over for their Audio and Digital Media Internship Program

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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.

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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.

Learn more about KEXP’s internship program. Think you’d be a good fit? Apply for the KEXP Internship now! Think you know someone who’d be a great fit? Share the opportunity!

Looking for a part-time job? Check out this custom search query to find local companies hiring teens logo

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

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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

Scholarship Bulletin: The Counseling Team has been working hard to create a Scholarship Bulletin of all scholarships currently open and available to Franklin students. Click the link above to start there for the most comprehensive list ordered by deadline.

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.

Win $5000 for writing an essay about courage and community action!

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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.

STEM Stars Program Scholarship, up to $20,000

If you are a high school senior, the STEM Stars Program is your ticket to a unique journey of exploration and growth within the actuarial field. The program provides a $20,000 scholarship and sets you up for a successful career as an actuary by providing mentorship, skill-building, professional opportunities (think internships and job shadowing), and a chance to connect with industry pros. All tailored to make your first four years of college truly stellar! Learn More about STEM Stars Program.

Modeling the Future National Scholarship, up to $55,000 offered

The Modeling the Future Challenge is a national scholarship competition giving high school students the opportunity to predict the future and solve world problems. Students in the Challenge take on the role of aspiring actuaries by completing a math modeling project and presenting their research to a panel of actuary judges for an opportunity to win up to $55,000
in scholarship awards. Learn more about Modeling the Future National Scholarship.

Training and Mentorship Programs

Join the Fred Hutch High School Explorer (paid training)

Who: Current 9th and 10th graders who have completed a biology course

Pay: $500 Stipend

What: Join us for a 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 also are 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. Please note that there are two sessions offered. Each two-week program meets from 9 – 4 p.m., Monday – Friday.


  • Orientation Day: June 2024, Date TBD, 6 – 8 pm
  • Session 1:  July 29th – August 9th, 2024, 9 am – 4 pm
  • Session 2: August 12th – 23rd, 2024, 9 am – 4 pm

Application Deadline: 11:59 pm PST March 24th, 2024

More Info & Application for Fred Hutch

Swedish COPE Health Scholars Program Now Accepting Applications

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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.

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:

Seattle University – Pre-College Summer Programs Now Open

Who: currently in grade 9, 10, or 11 interested in business

What:  The program provides youth of African-American, Latinx/Hispanic, Native American Indigenous, Pacific Islander, and South Asian racial and ethnic identities the opportunity to explore business, criminal justice and artificial intelligence (AI) and urban sustainability.

Deadline: April 19th , 2024

Attend the Young Women Empowered (Y-WE) Career Day

Who: BIPOC young women, trans, and non-binary youth ages 13-19

What:  Y-WE’s Career Day will take place on Saturday, April 27 at Best Buy Technology Development Center! Career Day is our annual gathering spotlighting BIPOC women and gender expansive folks across varying fields for career stories, skills building activities, and mentorship. We invite young folks to come together to identify their skills, values, and future goals.

When: Saturday, April 27

Where: Best Buy Technology Development Center

Complete the Young Women Empowered Career Day Application by April 20 to attend this event.

Sign up to Participate in Seattle Children’s Hospital Summer Nurse Camp

Who:  junior or senior year of high school in the fall of 2024 and be at least 16 years old by the start of camp (July 15, 2024)

What:  FREE five-day camp, where students will gain insight into the world of pediatric nursing by participating in clinical observation sessions. In these sessions, students will shadow nurses in a clinical environment and observe as they provide patient care and interact with patients and families. (Students will not provide patient care).

When:  Monday, July 15-19 at Seattle Children’s Hospital main campus  

More Info & Seattle Children’s Summer Nurse Camp Application

Are you a future Engineer? Sign up for the UW K-12 Engineering Academy

Who:  Must be a high school sophomore (10th grade) or junior (11th grade) during the current academic year

What:  Engineering Academy is a free, one-week summer program that prepares Washington state students for a bright future in engineering! We welcome and encourage students from underrepresented backgrounds to apply.

When: Monday, July 22 through Friday, July 26.

Deadline: Rolling Admission

Info & UW K-12 Engineering Academy Application

Enroll in the Seattle Aquarium Youth Ocean Advocate Program

Who: Youth Ocean Advocates must be enrolled in grades 9–12 in a high school, Running Start, GED or homeschool program at the time of application.

 The Seattle Aquarium is looking for passionate young people who have an interest in learning about the ocean and will work to inspire others to take conservation action.

As a Youth Ocean Advocate, you will:

  • Learn about the marine environment, conservation and advocacy techniques.
  • Teach the public about the marine environment and its inhabitants, as well as about actions people can take to protect the ocean—by educating Aquarium visitors and creating content for our social media campaign.
  • Participate in conservation projects like beach cleanups, tree plantings and citizen science.
  • And so much more!

Attend one of the Orientations below to learn more–

  • Saturday, March 9, 10–11:30 am
  • Sunday, March 10, 10–11:30am
  • Monday, March 11, 6–7:30pm
  • Wednesday, March 13, 6–7:30pm

RSVP to attend Seattle Aquarium Youth Advocate Program

Aeronautical Pathways Program Seeking Applicants for Fall 2024

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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.

Service Learning and Community Programs

Interim CDA recruiting onsite for their WILD Leadership Development Program

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Interim CDA will be onsite tabling at Franklin outside of the Commons on Tuesday, March 5 during lunch and advisory periods for their Spring Wilderness Inner-City Leadership Development (WILD) Program.

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.

More information about Interim CDA WILD Leadership Development Program or stop by their table in front of the Commons on Tuesday, March 5 during your lunch period.

If you are unable to stop by, contact WILD Program Manager Sky Kili at to learn more about joining their year-round or upcoming summer programs.

FamilyWorks  – Volunteers Needed

Who: 9th – 12th graders

 As a volunteer, you would be helping to achieve FamilyWork’s mission: to connect neighbors and families to nourishing food, essential resources, and a supportive community, so people can build resiliency to meet life’s challenges.

Earn: Service-learning hours = graduation requirement (60 hours)

Apply for Family Works Seattle to Volunteer

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