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Career Connections: The Money Edition!

Franklin Career Connections Special Issue: Money Edition!

While Career Connections is usually published every other Thursday, we are sending out a special issue with opportunities for students to earn money with jobs, internships, and scholarships that have fast-approaching deadlines. If you are looking to make money now or for college, you cannot afford to miss learning about these opportunities!

Note: There will not be an issue on 12/14, if you have anything you want placed in the next newsletter.

Jobs and Internships

There are some really fantastic job/internship opportunities in this issue! Check them out!

Seattle Parks and Recreation Seeking Teen Program Interns, apply by December 12!

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The Seattle Parks and Recreation Department, Youth Employment and Service-Learning (YESL) unit is seeking youth to participate in a semester-long internship to plan projects and support the team in planning and delivering programs to youth. Inspiring excellence through quality programs, workforce development and continuous improvement, the Teen and Youth Development unit provides a variety of great teen opportunities including technology training, pre-employment training, employment opportunities, service-learning/volunteer opportunities, out-of-school time programs, social recreation, and more!

Complete the Seattle Parks and Recreation Teen Program Intern Application online by December 12. The internship will begin January 18 and continue through June 28. The compensation for this position is $18.69 per hour, and interns will work with Parks staff throughout the Spring semester to help plan, develop, and run the YESL programming.

Learn more about the YESL! Program at the Seattle Parks and Recreation website.

Seattle Children’s Research Institute Seeking Graduating Senior for Research Job Opportunity, apply by December 15

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Seattle Children’s Research Institute, part of Seattle Children’s Hospital, is currently seeking a motivated high school senior, aged 18 or soon turning 18, to join their workgroup as a co-creator. This opportunity is set to begin early 2024.

The selected candidate will support the workgroup to organize community events that educate participants about pediatric health research at Seattle Children’s, conduct outreach initiatives to encourage diverse youth and parents/caregivers to share their perspectives on research, and actively participate in community events to gather input.

The co-creator will also delve into various research engagement processes within the institute, compiling insights from different research teams and familiarizing themselves with data collection processes,. making this is a great opportunity for a student who is interested in engaging in scientific/medical research as a future career.

Interested students should complete the Student Helper Application as soon as possible.

For questions before you apply, reach out to Amal Saleh,

Team Read Seeking Reading Tutors for local Elementary Schools, deadline December 18!

Team Read is currently hiring SPS 9th-11th graders now until December 18th to be after-school reading coaches 2 days a week during second semester.

  • Role: Teen reading coaches are paired with SPS 2nd – 4th grade growing readers at John Muir or Kimball Elementary where they practice literacy games, reading fluency, & comprehension 
  • Time commitment: in-person for 80 minutes, two afternoons each week on Tuesdays & Thursdays. Muir is 3:55-5:15pm, Kimball is 4:25-5:45pm. There is no coaching during Seattle Public Schools holidays & breaks. Semester 2 coaching is a commitment from February – May.
  • Pay: $18.69/hr or service learning hours, including training to be an effective literacy tutor
  • Graduation Credit: Earn up to 1.0 high school CTE credit toward graduation for hours worked

The links below provide more information about Team Read and the Reading Coach position. There are approximately 15-20 openings available for Franklin students who can commit to working 2nd semester from February – May.

Questions? Email

Bank of America Leadership and Service Internship, deadline January 17

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The Bank of America Student Leaders® program annually connects more than 300 community-minded high school juniors and seniors from over 100 communities to employment, skills development and service. Through paid internships with local nonprofits and participation in a national leadership summit, they gain practical work and life experience.

If you have a passion for improving your community, apply for the Bank of America Student Leaders program today. Applications for the 2024 program are now being accepted through January 17th, 2024. Students who have submitted applications will be notified of their application status in spring 2024.

To become a Student Leader, you must:

  • Currently be a junior or senior in high school
  • Be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship through the end of September 2024
  • Be able to participate in an 8-week paid internship at a local nonprofit/charitable organization and work 35 hours a week
  • Be able to participate in a week-long Student Leaders Summit in Washington, DC (July 22-27, 2024). All expenses paid as part of the program and the week is counted within the 8-week experience
  • Have not been previously selected for the program
    • Note: Students who applied in a previous year and were not selected can reapply if they meet other eligibility criteria
  • Can obtain a letter of recommendation from a teacher, guidance counselor, or school administrator at your current school.

To learn more: Browse the FAQs on our Student Leaders program, and then complete the Student Leaders program application by January 17. You will need to first create a new account through their system before you can complete the application.

Please note: Bank of America employees or members of their immediate family (e.g., children, siblings, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, etc.) are NOT eligible to apply

Boeing Summer Manufacturing Internship Program Now Recruiting

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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 for the Boeing Summer Manufacturing Internship Program 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:

Have questions? Email

Interested in Science Careers? Work in a Research Lab this Summer!


STEP-UP is a US government-sponsored program that supports high school juniors and seniors from groups historically excluded from science to spend a summer in a paid, full-time, 8-week internship at research labs near their home.

  • Hands-on lab work – Do real research in a genuine lab setting.
  • Wide range of research choices – from engineering to health, and almost everything in between.
  • Get paid – receive up to a $2,500 stipend for your efforts.
  • Career connections – expand your network through program contacts.

After the program, students will have the opportunity to present their work at the National Institute of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD. All travel will be covered by the program.

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Find out what it’s like to be a scientist this summer by applying for the STEP-UP program today! Apply by February 15, 2024. Visit the program website to see full eligibility requirements

A complete application includes:

  • Completion of online Application Form & Application Essay (600 Words)
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation  
  • Official School Transcript

Contact Elizabeth Delgado at for more information.

Thinking of career in the human services? Apply for the Teens in Public Service Summer Internship NOW!

If you are high schooler passionate about community service, the Teens in Public Service (TIPS) summer internship experience is for you!

See TIP work in action!

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! 

Check out this paid internship opportunity for female-identifying youth 17 years old and older.

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You Grow Girl! is accepting applications for their upcoming cohort for their Peer Support Vocational Training Program. Youth with lived experiences participating in mental health and other service systems who are interested in supporting systems-involved middle-school aged youth through peer mentorship are encouraged to apply. Completion of this program includes a stipend of $1,000 and attainment of industry recognized professional credentials and employment opportunities. Call or text You Grow Girl! at 206-417-9904 for more information.

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

We have created an 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 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.

Scholarship Spotlight

The following Scholarships have upcoming deadlines that you do not want to miss! Amazon’s scholarship is up to $40,000 to use for your future engineering studies AND includes a built-in internship!

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  • Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship 
    • Award: up to $40,000
    • Deadline: 12/15/2023 @ 1:00PM
    • Who can apply?
      • current HS seniors
      • GPA: 2.3 or above
      • Planning to study computer science; engineering; robotics (more majors on the website!)
      • Prove that you need more money for school
      • Must be eligible to work in the US (if you win, you will be offered a summer internship!)
    • What do I do?
      • Complete application
      • Short Essays (1,000 CHARACTERS; spaces included)
      • Letter of Rec
      • Unofficial transcript
      • First 1 pages of IRS 1040 (with SSN blocked out)
  • APIA Scholarship 
    • Award: up to $20,000
    • Deadline: 1/9/2024
    • Who can apply?
      • current HS seniors
      • GPA: 2.7+
      • Identify as Asian (American)
      • Citizen or permanent resident in US
      • Completed financial aid (FAFSA only)
      • Enrolling in a degree-seeking institution next school year (Fall 2024)
    • What do I do?
      • Completed application
      • 2 Essays (500 words each)
      • OPTIONAL: Letter of Rec (Due: December 6 @ 3:00pm)
      • OR
      • 1 more Essay
  • Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship 
    • Award: up to $35,000
    • Deadline: 1/10/2024
    • Who can apply?
      • current HS senior
      • Minority-identifying
      • Can demonstrate leadership potential and dedication to community service
      • Planning to enroll at a 4-year  Fall 2024
      • No more than 25% of credits needed to graduate from college (usually this means less than 22.5 college credits)
    • What do I do?
      • Completed application
      • 1 Short Essay (250 words)
      • 3 Essays (650 words each)
      • Unofficial transcript
      • OPTIONAL: test scores
Scholarship Bulletin:
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The Counseling Team has been working hard to create a Master List of all Scholarships currently open and available to Franklin students. Head here for even more opportunities to make money for college, ordered by deadline.

Special Scholarship for BIPOC students wanting to be EMTs

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American Medical Response (AMR) Northwest wants to increase the diversity of their organization by increasing the number of racial and ethnic minorities in the emergency medical service workforce. They have developed a program to support community members of color in their pursuit of a career in Emergency Medical Services (EMS). AMR’s Diversity Recruitment Scholarship will provide two financial scholarships that will cover full tuition, course fees and textbooks to become a licensed Washington EMT, Paramedic, and complete a Certificate in Paramedicine. To qualify, applicants must identify as a racial or ethnic minority and/or a Person of Color.

AMR Applications are due by mail or email January 15th, 2024. Questions can be directed to

Note: this scholarship opportunity is not open to AMR employees or immediate relatives (parents, siblings, or children) of AMR employees. Applicants must be citizens or Legal Residents of the United States, or have US work authorization.

Win $10,000 for College by submitting a 1-minute video to National Geographic!

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Complete a fun project for a chance to receive $10,000! The Slingshot Challenge from the National Geographic Society is an opportunity to showcase your ideas to slingshot our planet forward.

The National Geographic Society is challenging 13-18 year old students to create a one-minute video with a solution to a current environmental problem. From cleaning our air to reviving our oceans, students are encouraged to creatively tackle some of the biggest environmental challenges we face to create a better world for everyone.

Find out more at the Challenge Website. Submit your video by February 1, 2024 for the chance to receive up to $10,000 in funding.

Seattle Promise (2 years Free Tuition) Application Now Open

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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 CollegeSeattle 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.

Find out more information about the Seattle Promise.

Apply for Seattle Promise NOW!

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