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3/28/24 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 Updates

2024 Summer Opportunity Fair was a great success!

On Wednesday, March 20th, 35 vendors presented their summer internship, job, training, and service learning opportunities to approximately 900 Franklin students, and everything went smoothly with vendors and students alike. Lots of great information shared! We are so thankful for the organizations who joined us that day and for the Social Studies, SPED, and ML departments who brought their students down to learn about these programs.

If you missed the Fair, or lost the contact information of one of the vendors, you can check the Opportunity Fair Directory to get a refresher. The Directory is divided into four categories: Jobs and Internships, STEM and Medical Programs, Training and Enrichment Programs, and Service Learning Opportunities. If you are having trouble finding a vendor or need help completing an application or contacting someone, stop by Room 309 to get help from Mr. Ruiz.


Featured Jobs and Internships

Seattle Youth Employment Program extend deadline for Summer Internship applications

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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. Applications are now due April 9!

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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

Youth Connection Applications are due by March 26 April 9.

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. Apply today!

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! Apply to Summer 2024 Amazon Career Quest

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

Prepare for Port of Seattle Internships with Upcoming Information Sessions

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Applications for Port of Seattle’s high school internship program will open in May, so throughout the month of April they will be hosting a series of outreach sessions for students and parents to learn about the opportunity. The Port offers paid internships for students interested in careers in the following industries: Aviation, Maritime, Government, Community Engagement, and Green/Environmental Jobs

Please find the links to the virtual open houses below:

Find more information on the high school internship program at the Port’s website. For other questions about the internship, please feel free to reach out to: internships@portseattle.org.

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.

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 Youth Source Bank of America application now!

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.

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.

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.

C89.5 Announces new Larry Adams Scholarship for seniors involved in Electronic Media

This Spring, c89.5 is proud to announce the Larry Adams Scholarship for graduating seniors! The scholarship will award two graduating seniors $2,500 for the upcoming academic year 2024-2025. Students must have completed either a minimum of two semesters of Advanced Electronic Media OR 180 hours of volunteer work at c89.5 as well as complete a short application in either essay, audio or video format. More information and application is at c895.org/scholarship or come by the radio station at Nathan Hale High School and talk to Harmony!

Attend the Spring NACAC Virtual College Fair to find your College Match!

Registration is open for the Spring NACAC Virtual College Fairs. Students are invited to attend the Virtual College Fair on Sunday, April 21 from 1:00pm – 6:00pm ET. The virtual fair is a great opportunity to connect with hundreds of colleges and universities – all from the comfort of your own home. Register now to attend NACAC College Fair.

Fairs feature College MatchMaking®. At the time of registration, students will select the attributes that are most important to them in a college. They will receive an email that best matches them to specific colleges and universities based on the criteria they provided. These virtual fairs are complimentary to attend. Check out the Participating College & University List, and if you have any questions, please contact collegefairs@nacacnet.org.


Training and Mentorship Programs

Young Founders Lab – Selective Start-up Bootcamp for High School Students

Founded by Harvard entrepreneurs, Young Founders Lab is a selective start-up bootcamp for ambitious high school students. In the program, you work under the guidance of mentors from places like Google, Microsoft, and Meta to build your own revenue generating start-ups.

The deadline to apply is April 14, 2024 for the summer cohort. Full-financial aid is available. For more information, check out the organization’s Young Founders Lab brochure, and complete the Young Founders Lab application when you are ready (but no later than April 14!)

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

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. 

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

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

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 & Application for the Children’s Hospital Summer Nurse Camp

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 & Application UW K-12 Engineering Academy

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

Two Upcoming Events Need Volunteers for Service Hours:

NW Children’s Foundation Seeking Volunteers for Gala Event, 7 service-learning hours

The NW Children’s Foundation is seeking high school volunteers to help us with their annual NW Children’s Foundation Gala + Auction.  The Gala – Shine! so that every child has the chance to shine – will take place on May 11, 2024 at Fremont Studios. This year they are expecting over 500 guests, and are planning another fun, uplifting, and hopefully record-breaking event; so the need for volunteers is even greater than before.

Schedule Basics (3:30 -10:30 pm):

  • 3:30 PM – Volunteer Orientation/Training/Set -Up (we will feed you at the event)
  • 5:30-7:00 PM – Doors Open, Silent Auction & Wine Reception: Volunteer opportunities include registration, coat check, wine-tasting and bar-sales support, raffle ticket sellers, and silent-auction attendants and closers.
  • 7:00-9:30 PM – Dinner and Live Auction: During this time, volunteer roles include live auction runners, spotters and recorders; data entry and reconciliation; and packaging of items.
  • 9:30-10:30 PM – Check-Out/Clean-Up: Volunteers tasks include packaging guest purchases, assisting at check-out, and cleaning up/organizing NWCF’s supplies and other materials after the event ends.


Volunteers must be at least 16 years old, responsible, and excited about working hard to
support a great cause. If you are interested, please complete the sign-up to volunteer at Northwest Folklife, and you will be contacted by the organization for further instructions.

Northwest Folklife Seeks Volunteers for 4-day festival event, several service hours available.

Northwest Folklife Festival is currently seeking students to volunteer at the upcoming Northwest Folklife Festival from May 24th-May 27th, 2024. The Northwest Folklife Festival is an iconic celebration of cultural diversity and artistic expression, bringing together individuals from all walks of life to share their traditions, music, dance, and stories.

They seek enthusiastic and committed students who are passionate about celebrating diversity and promoting cultural understanding to join us as volunteers for this year’s festival.

As a volunteer with the Northwest Folklife Festival, students may have the opportunity to assist with a variety of tasks, including:

  • Greeting and assisting festival attendees
  • Providing information about festival activities, performances, and cultural exhibits
  • Assisting with stage management and performance coordination
  • Supporting vendors and exhibitors
  • Helping with setup, cleanup, and logistics

Interested students should complete the volunteer at Northwest Folklife Festival application ASAP. You can also contact volunteers@nwfolklife.org for more information. Northwest Folklife welcomes students of all backgrounds, abilities, and interests to join them in creating a vibrant and inclusive festival experience for all.

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

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.com/internship, 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.

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