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3/14/24 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 dpruiz@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:

Field Trips and Special Events

Sign up to attend the Airport Jobs Field Trip April 4

Arrive at the most exciting jobs! get trained > get hired

If you are interested in learning more about the many jobs available at the airport; like pilot, flight attendant, ticketing agent, security, airplane mechanic or air traffic controller to name a few; you should sign up to attend the April 4th field trip to the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport during 1st and 3rd periods. You’ll also learn about the free college tuition provided to all Airport employees and get a top secret tour of places you don’t ever get to see as a traveler. If interested, stop by Mr. Ruiz’s Room 309 to get a permission form and your questions answered.


Featured Jobs and Internships

Explore Tech Careers with Amazon Career Quest

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The 2024 Amazon Career Quest program is now accepting applications! This summer, class will take place from July 15-26 at Franklin High School (subject to change). The deadline to submit your application is April 26 at 11:45PM. Apply today!

Apply to Summer 2024 Amazon Career Quest

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The Amazon Career Quest (formerly Career Launch) is an immersive 2-week summer program aimed at inspiring SPS high school students to pursue technology careers of the future, prioritizing students furthest from educational justice. 70 students will be accepted into this program.

Students earn 0.5 CTE credit and a stipend. A $500 stipend, meals, and swag provided by Amazon!

District Offering its own Career Quest Internship Program

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Looking to earn CTE credit and work this summer? Consider signing up for Career Quest! Through Career Quest, the district CTE department matches students with industry partners for 90-hour internships at $19.97 per hour. Coupled with a weekly class cultivating job readiness skills at Franklin High School, this is a great opportunity for students who want to take their first steps exploring a career! 

Learn more and apply on the Career Quest page. Application Deadline: April 26, 2024

Swedish Club now hiring events and facilities staff

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The Swedish Club Cultural Center is currently hiring for seasonal staff. The Swedish Club is a meeting spot for Scandinavians in Seattle, Washington. It hosts a number of events for members and non-members at their Queen Anne location.

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The primary responsibility of the Events & Facilities Staff is to prepare and maintain the Swedish Club building & grounds, to ensure events run smoothly and comply with established guidelines, rules, and regulations. Staff will communicate effectively with the team to ensure smooth delivery of services. They will coordinate with the kitchen, facilities staff, and Executive Director on things requiring attention.

The pay is $19.97 to $23/hr depending on experience. Free parking and free meals on Friday provided. Send your resume and cover letter to elizabeth@swedishclubnw.org by May 31st to apply.

Apply Now for Youthforce Bank of America Internship Program

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YouthForce Career Internship Programs offer teens mentored, educational, and career relevant internships. Career Interns not only receive gainful employment in a professional business setting, they also benefit from job readiness training, guided mentoring, and individualized college and career counseling to gain critical skills necessary for school and career success.

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During Youthforce’s Bank of America Internship, students serve as a Digital Ambassador, assisting clients in one of over 4,000 financial center locations nationwide. They educate clients on high-tech banking solutions (i.e., mobile, online, ATM) and Better Money Habits resources.

Schedule: July 1, 2024 to August 16, 2024 (7 weeks). Monday-Friday.  10am-4:00pm (with 30 min for lunch)

Pay: $23/hour. No benefits are provided

Location: Interns are matched to a financial center based on their address

Eligibility: You must be a Senior in High School or first year of post-secondary education in 2024-2025 school year and within 6 months of your 18th birthday or older on/or before start date

If you are interested in pursuing a career in banking or finance, the Bank of America program is a great place to start. Start your Youthforce Bank of American Internship application now!

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 SYEP@seattle.gov

Seattle Youth Employment Applications are due by March 26.

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 TeenTix Volunteer Opportunities

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!

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 nancycaballero@tilthalliance.org

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

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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.


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.


Training and Mentorship Programs

UW Computer Science offering free Summer Coding Program

Changemakers in Computing (CIC) is a free summer program hosted by the University of Washington’s Allen School. The program is open to all rising juniors and seniors at Washington State high schools; especially underrepresented, economically disadvantaged, and/or future first-generation college students. During the program, students will be organized into groups led by Mentors who are current UW undergraduate students. Participants will develop coding skills through culturally relevant project-based learning, learn about different areas of computing, explore the changemaking impact one can have through technology, receive support in pursuing continued learning, and build community with other changemakers.

The program timeline is as follows:
April 3rd, 11:59PM – Applications closes
May 1st – Decisions are sent
July 8th through August 2nd – Program dates (Monday – Friday, 9am-3pm)

Visit the Changemakers in Computing website to learn more and remember to Apply for Changemakers in Computing Mentee by April 3rd.

ACAP’s FREE Summer 2024 Residency Accounting & Business Program is now accepting applications. 

ACAP Seattle Accounting Career Awareness Program

Seattle ACAP (the Accounting Career Awareness Program) is pleased to invite applicants from WA state high school students of color to its Summer 2024 Residency Week program at the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business. ACAP’s mission is to help underrepresented students realize academic and career opportunities in accounting and business.

This free, week-long residential program for rising WA state high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors introduces participants to accounting and the many opportunities offered in a career field actively seeking to diversify its workforce. Participants reside on campus, learn in and out of the classroom, visit accounting firms, build valuable life skills, and network with other ACAP students and diverse professionals while enjoying a taste of campus life.

This program is 100% free and includes housing in campus dorms, food, and all activities. 

Applications for the July 21-26 2024 Residency Week program are being accepted now. Priority deadline is April 12, 2024. 

Join the Fred Hutch High School Explorer (paid training)

Fred Hutch Explorers Pathways Research Explorers Program

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.

When:

  • 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 & Fred Hutch Application

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: swedish@copehealthscholars.org

Seattle University – Pre-College Summer Programs Now Open

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

What: 
 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 the 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

Service (Unpaid Intern) Opportunity for those Interested in Journalism and Communications

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Uterish, a Seattle-based, feminist nonprofit, is looking for high school students (current sophomores or juniors), who are eager to develop editorial and communications skills in an intersectional feminist setting this summer.

This unpaid summer internship is a service-learning based opportunity to cultivate skills in a collaborative, feminist, nonprofit environment. This is a low-commitment opportunity (around 5 hours a week) coordinated around the schedule of the interns, but one could earn most if not all required service hours this summer through the program.

Applications are due by April 5th. Any questions can be answered at Uterish Internship website, or by contacting uterusshirts@gmail.com.

Interim CDA Seeking Spring WILD Program Participants

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Interim CDA is currently recruiting for their Spring Wilderness Inner-City Leadership Development (WILD) Service-Learning 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.

Learn more information about Interim CDA WILD Leadership Development Program. Contact WILD Program Manager Sky Kili at skili@interimcda.org if you have any further questions.

FamilyWorks  – Volunteers Needed

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Who: 9th – 12th graders

What: 
 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 to volunteer at FamilyWorks

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