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    Franklin High School's College and Career Center is located in Room 205A, next to the counseling office. 
    Linda Filley Bentler, Career Connected Learning Teacher, organizes community service, internship and job opportunities, coordinates job shadows and field trips, and provides guidance with college and career planning.  Drop by Room 205A for more information or email lifilleybent@seattleschools.org

    To find out about the latest internships and jobs, please see the list of opportunities below and sign up for "Franklin at Work" on REMIND by sending a text to:  81010 with the message: @befranklin

    What is an Internship?

    An internship is a workplace experience, like a job, which can help you grow and learn about careers you might want to pursue.  An internship will have a position description, several learning objectives, as well as start and end dates.

    • An internship can be full or part-time, paid or unpaid, and offered during the school year or summer.     

    • If a student wants to earn high school credit for an internship, a parent or legal guardian will need to give written permission for a student to participate, and Ms. Filley Bentler will visit the site to help make sure all policies are followed.  After the paperwork is completed, 180 hours are required to earn .5 CTE credit per semester.

    • Please remember you are not guaranteed an internship but you are encouraged to apply and have your resume and cover letter ready at all times.  CHECK OUT INTERNSHIPS LISTED BELOW!


    City of Seattle's Camp Long LEEF Program 

    Camp Long is hiring now for their pre-employment program called Leaders in Equity, Environment, and Facilitation (LEEF) Program for 17-21 year old students which pays $15/hour, commitment from March to August. Gain skills in facilitation and certification environmental education leadership and community building. Workshops race, social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion. Personal goal-making and planning technical skills in outdoor learning, public speaking, group facilitation, and environmental education. Networking with Seattle peers and professionals employment pathway skills.

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    Community Health Professionals Academy 

    Community Health Professions Academy (CHPA) is a multi-session at the University of Washington School of Dentistry.  This program is aimed toward high school, junior high and middle school students from minority or underrepresented communities interested in dentistry, medicine, public health and other healthcare related careers.  CHPA program provides insight into these fields through hands-on activities, public speaking skills, and receiving mentorship from current health professional students and provides.  There are eight Saturday sessions between January to May at UW, and applications are accepted in the fall.

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    Teens in Public Service

    Teens in Public Service (TIPS) is dedicated to producing future leaders committed to their communities by connecting teens with life-changing opportunities and internships at non-profit organizations.  These summer internships offer teens practical work experience, an understanding of ethical leadership, and a venue to put their values into action.  Students age 15-19 can now apply to serve as a paid summer intern in the 2019 TIPS Summer Internship Program.  TIPS Interns work with a selection of nonprofit organizations in a variety of roles to support their community-based and develop public service leadership skills.  Two letters of recommendation are required and all application materials must be submitted by February 25, 2019.

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    Bank of America Student Leaders

    Bank of America is looking for the next generation of community leaders. If you are a junior or senior in high school and are working to make a difference in your school or community, we want to support you. As a Student Leader, you will participate in an eight-week paid internship at a local nonprofit organization where you will learn first-hand about the needs of your community and the critical role nonprofits play. In addition, you will learn valuable civic, social and business leadership skills. Each Student Leader will attend the Student Leaders Summit held in Washington, D.C. where you will learn how government, business and the nonprofit sector work together to address critical community needs.

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    Renaissance 21 STEM Internship

    Renaissance 21 provides education, training, and resources to social entrepreneurs to develop their ideas into nonprofit programs. Help provide STEM education and a pathway to the STEM workforce to Washington State's 61,000 at-risk & homeless youth! Earn $13/hour, 12 hours/month with paid training. Recruit other HS students and lead two 4 hour Saturday Volunteer Meetings January - May. To apply: send an email and include the Internship job title, your name, phone number, email, and 2 references.

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    UW Students Exploring Pharmacy (STEP) Program

    Students Exploring Pharmacy (STEP) is a customized program designed to inspire Seattle-area high school students as they explore pharmacy as a career option. Students engage in hands-on activities that provide an introduction to pharmacy practice and perspective on the numerous ways a pharmacist contributes to improving people’s health—in ways that go far beyond dispensing medications.

    STEP students learn from the best. World-renowned UW School of Pharmacy faculty experts lead these classes. The UW School of Pharmacy is ranked in the top 10 nationally and internationally and has pioneered leading-edge pharmacy practices.

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    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center - Summer High School Internship Program

    High school students are welcome to apply for an 8 week, paid summer research internship at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. The Hutchinson Center has an international reputation for its pioneering research in biological sciences, bone marrow and stem cell transplantation, cancer prevention, epidemiology, and biostatistics. Selected interns will spend 1 full week in training.  This includes hands-on training in laboratory safety techniques and skills in our Training Labs, designated safe labs for minors. Interns will then be paired and matched to a host mentor who will supervise them over the remaining 7 weeks on specific projects or activities in the host lab. The internship culminates with a reflection presentation during the final week.

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    Google Computer Science Summer Institute

    Google is invested in increasing the enrollment and retention of Computer Science students, particularly those who are historically underrepresented in the field.  The study of Computer Science can be challenging and fun, and Google wants to inspire these students – the innovators of the future – to become active participants and leaders in creating technology.

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    Institute for Systems Biology High School Intern Program

    One of the key objectives of ISB involves transferring knowledge gained through research to the community for the benefit of society.  The Baliga Lab meets and surpasses that objective through an education program in which high school interns help develop hands on instructional modules for students to use as part of their science curriculum.  Each January, the Baliga Lab posts a job opportunity on their careers website, enabling high school juniors to apply for a competitive, paid summer internship.  This internship is much different than typically found in research labs.  Systems biology allows students to work with many specialists, directly involving the students in a variety of projects, using many types of technology and techniques.  Students gain valuable microbiology, engineering, and computational experience. Due to the unique nature of this curriculum building and laboratory experience, students are highly engaged in creative problem solving as well as both independent and group learning.  The internships are focused on bringing these key opportunities to students who typically would not have access to a professional work environment and a state-of-the-art research lab.

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    Microsoft High School Intern Program

    Do you want to work on cutting-edge technology that will make a real difference in people's lives all over the world?  Do you want an inside look into high-tech professions that will inspire you as you make plans for college? Get a head start on building a good resume and GET PAID!  This paid internship program is 8-10 weeks in the summer for local Puget Sound high school students. The program provides challenging and achievable projects that will encourage approximately 20 high school juniors and seniors to pursue their interests in the field of technology.

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    Museum of Flight Apprentice Program

    The Museum Apprentice Program provides high school students with an absolutely free, unique and exciting volunteer opportunity.  MAP is a year-round volunteer program specifically designed for high school students. During this program, students work on projects related to the museum field, museum education, oral histories, living history, documentary making, and public service. Students take part in an eight hour training course.  Please check your schedule before you apply to make sure you can meet this requirement as well as attend the regular MAP meetings every Thursday evening.  Students learn about exhibit design, practice presentation and teaching techniques, and delve into aviation and space related topics.

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    Museum of Flight Washington Aerospace Scholars

    Washington Aerospace Scholars (WAS) is a two-part program for high school juniors focused on topics related to the history and future exploration of space by NASA and topics in Earth and Space Science. Phase One is a five-month distance learning course designed in partnership with NASA and the University of Washington, which provides students the opportunity to earn five college credits. Phase Two is a six-day residency experience based at The Museum of Flight in Seattle in which students plan a human mission to Mars.

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    Pacific Science Center Science Educators in Training Volunteers

    The Pacific Science Center is seeking responsible teen volunteers ages 14–18 to provide valuable assistance and mentoring of campers during the summer.  Teen volunteers receive training, build their professional resume, meet high school service requirements and gain the rewarding experience of working with children and contributing to their community.  This experience will be especially valuable for teens who are interested in careers in science, technology or education.  As an added benefit, teen volunteers receive free passes to exhibits, IMAX films and laser shows.  Teens must be able to commit to at least two weeks during the summer.

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    Port of Seattle - Paid High School Internships

    Interested in public-service?  Are you currently a student looking for professional experience to advance yourself in the job market?  The Port of Seattle offers a diverse field of opportunities for students of every level to pursue career advancement in their respective field of study.  The internship program is designed to provide qualified candidates with an opportunity to excel in their field of study and perform real work to jumpstart their careers.  In return, the port gains a fresh perspective from the next generation of community leaders.  The port offers internships for high-school, undergraduate, and graduate students in various fields of study including but not limited to: Accounting, Auditing, Construction Management, Engineering, Environmental, Finance & Budget, Human Resources, Marketing, and Planning.

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    Washington State House of Representatives Page Program

    Since 1891, young people from across the state have come to Olympia to serve as pages for the Washington State House of Representatives.  Paging presents students with a unique educational opportunity to participate in the legislative process.  Selection as a page is a great honor.  Page duties are varied.  They range from ceremonial tasks such as presenting the flags to operational chores like distributing amendments during legislative sessions.  Each job is vital to the efficient operation of the Legislature.  As the week-long experience draws to a close and pages return to their schools and communities, it is hoped that pages will share their experiences and observations with others in an effort to contribute to a more universal understanding of the legislative process.  Applicants must be at least 14 years of age and have not reached their 17th birthday.

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    Washington State Senate Page Program

    The Washington State Legislature has one of the finest page programs in the country.  Hundreds of students throughout Washington State have an opportunity each year to take part in the legislative process and observe the Legislature and other branches of state government in action.  The page is a helping hand during legislative sessions, which run from January through March or April.  Pages perform many tasks that allow senators and staff to focus on legislative duties.  Pages spend two hours each day in page school learning about the legislative process.  Applicants must be at least 14 years of age and have not reached their 17th birthday.

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    DO-IT Scholars

    DO-IT Scholars prepares Washington State high school students with disabilities for success in college and careers. Scholars attend Summer Study sessions, held during two consecutive summers at the University of Washington campus. This allows students to experience college life and work on self advocacy skills. Throughout the school year, Scholars connect with program staff, DO-IT Mentors, and each other using email and e-lists. They also meet in-person at DO-IT events, complete individual and group projects, and receive valuable information and support for the transition to college. 

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    UW Nursing Camp

    Each summer, thanks to generous gifts that support the program, about two dozen high school sophomores and juniors — predominantly from low-income or underrepresented backgrounds. More than a hands-on exploration of nursing careers, the program changes students’ lives. UW Nurse Camp is a program that has direct impact in mentoring, supporting and recruiting minority and underrepresented students to the UW as campers and eventually as UW students and as future professional nurses.

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    Seattle Children's Nurse Camp

    Every year we offer local high school students from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to participate in our Nurse Camp at Seattle Children’s. During this three-day camp, students will gain insights 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). Students will also work through interactive hands-on skills labs to learn and practice various nursing skills on models. In addition student will have the opportunity to engage with an educational panel to ask questions and discuss nursing as a viable career path.

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    Rising Star Project at The 5th Avenue Theatre

    The 5th Avenue Theatre's Rising Star Project offers students the chance to develop professional skills through the process of producing and performing a musical on The 5th Avenue Theatre mainstage. Beyond being entirely student performed, the 2018/19 Rising Star Project production of West Side Story will be run by a student technical crew and supported by a team of students who have taken on roles in the marketing, development, producing, creative and casting departments. All participants are trained and mentored by dedicated theater professionals at The 5th Avenue Theatre.

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