College & Career Center
2 year community or technical/vocational college - one or two year degrees or specific career training programs
Apprenticeships - hands on career training for crafts or trades - "earn while you learn"
Gap Year - Volunteer and/or live abroad
Military – Full time and part time service
Private Career Schools – Specific training program (i.e. culinary, aviation, NASCAR)
- City of Kirkland Job Opportunities (18 & over)- don't delay, apply today!
- City of Kirkland Job Opportunities (Age 15 and above) - Summer is right around the corner. Apply today!
- DigiPen Institute of Technology
- Fan Tang Cafe - New Asian Cafe Opening in Kirkland, WA
- Jersey Mike's in Redmond
- Kiddie Academy in Kirkland Hiring Summer Help
- Pedalheads Instructors Wanted (Job Opportunity)
- Salt House Kids Team Member (Job Opportunity)
Hiring high school students! We are looking for lead teachers, teaching assistants, program support coordinators, and administrative assistants to represent DigiPen, oversee student engagement in learning, and provide a positive learning experience for K-12 online programs. We need candidates who are enthusiastic, flexible, eager to learn, and able to always remain professional, with extensive knowledge in one of the fields of computer science, art and animation, game design, engineering, music and sound design or other relevant experience.
Click this link to apply and for more information.
Join the team at our brand new, upscale destination in HOUGHTON CENTER. Currently seeking qualified candidates for the following positions:
- Front of House(FOH) and Back of House (BOH) Supervisor
- Prep Cooks
- Line Cooks
Full and part time positions available. We do tip pool for our staff (FOH & BOH) which creates a strong teamwork environment and pay $15/hour. We are seeking friendly, energetic and efficient team members that are passionate about customer service and driven by hospitality.
Ideal candidates would demonstrate attention to detail, multi-tasking skills, a positive and team-oriented work ethic. Must be 16 or older.
Please apply at email@example.com
Kiddie Academy in Kirkland on 85th St. (next to Little Ceasers) is seeking high schoolers interested in the Early Childhood Field, or the Elementary Ed field that might be looking for experience. They are hiring for afternoon support teachers and summer help.
Click the link below to apply.
Pedalheads Bike Camps is looking for Bike Instructors for our upcoming 2021 Summer Camps. As a bike instructor you will spend your days outside while inspiring the next generation of cyclists. It’s active, it’s adventurous, it’s fun and it’s incredibly rewarding. You don’t have to be a bike expert because we provide training for our programs for you to get going in your new role!
Applicant will be at least 16 years of age by Dec. 31, 2021.
The Salt House Church community (an open, casual, and playful community of faith located across the street from LWHS), even in the midst of this pandemic, is growing and we are looking to hire additional staff for our Salt House Kids programming! This position will be instrumental in helping us thrive during these online-only days and help us continue to work with a diversity of families as we return to in-person gatherings in the coming year.
Applicant must be at least 18 years of age.
- 2021-22 WANIC Registration is Open
- Career and Technical Programs Can Help You Get the Job You Want
- Cisco Networking Academy (online) | Build Your Skills Today! It's Free!
- UW Summer Academic Enrichment Classes for High School Students (online, dates vary)
- Information sessions on UW Health Professions (online, monthly)
- iUrban Free Classes for Teens
- Young Women Empowered (Y-WE)
- Archived Events
WANIC Skill Center offers high quality tuition-free technical and professional training for high school Juniors and Seniors.
Current WANIC Skill Center Programs:
- Automotive Technology* .PDF
- Building Industry Technologies - CorePlus Construction .PDF
- Cisco Networking* PDF
- Culinary Arts* PDF
- Dental Careers PDF
- DigiPen Art & Animation* PDF
- DigiPen Music & Sound Design* PDF
- DigiPen Video Game Programming* PDF
- Fire & EMS* PDF
- Health Science Careers/Nursing PDF
- Medical Careers PDF
- Sports Medicine PDF
Visit WANIC’s website for more program information and to register
View the WANIC’s informational video
Live Wednesday DigiPen (WANIC) Information Session recording
How to Register for WANIC/Next Steps:
Students interested in WANIC should register for a full LWHS schedule during registration 2021-22
1. After the WANIC registration opens on February 2nd, submit the WANIC application.
2. In late spring, LWHS counselors and the College and Career Center will work with student to modify original schedule requests to accommodate a student’s WANIC schedule.
WANIC Summer registration will open after LWSD Spring Break.
Do you enjoy hands-on learning? Are you hoping to join the workforce somewhat soon? You may want to consider a technical college or career program.
Career and technical programs vary widely in subject, length, cost, and other aspects. But they have one thing in common: an emphasis on training for a specific career, such as medical assistant, computer specialist, automotive technician, hairstylist, and many more.
There are many career and technical education options, including programs at Washington’s 34 community and technical colleges. Whatever you choose to do, the new Washington College Grant is helping more students pay for college or training than ever before.
Before selecting a program, you’ll want to do your homework:
- Learn more about fields you are interested in:
- Visit the Washington Career Bridge website to explore career clusters and take a quiz to connect your interests with potential careers.
- Once you know what jobs you might like, use the College and Career Compass to find related training programs and connect with a campus.
- Speak with local employers about work opportunities. See if you can shadow someone on the job.
- Research any schools or programs you are considering:
People who can build networks, develop apps and secure devices can bring ideas to life! Take a free course with NetAcad and join a growing number of global problem solvers who innovate like technologists, think like entrepreneurs and act as social change agents.
These monthly information sessions are for anyone interested in learning about UW Seattle Health Sciences Programs. The next session will be held on April 21st, 3-4pm. Register here: https://washington.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEqfuippz0qE9R_hQgQ2qtBzEvxPGB1PfrA
iUrban Teen is a STEM+Arts education program that brings together underrepresented teens and young adults for career exploration and mentoring.
iUrban Teen is a nationally recognized program focused on bringing career focused education to underrepresented teens ages 13 to 18. Youth receive hands-on exposure to a variety of careers and civic engagement that step them outside of their current boundaries. Our target demographics are African American, Latino and Native American males; however, the program is inclusive of all youth. We have almost equal parity of girls that participate in our programs and youth with special needs. iUrban Teen programs are now in Washington, Oregon, California, and Texas.
iUrban offers a myriad of free courses and free tutoring designed to help Teens thrive.
Young Women Empowered cultivates the power of diverse young women* to be creative leaders and courageous changemakers through transformative programs within a collaborative community of belonging.
Y-WE's mentorship-based empowerment programs serve diverse young women ages 13-26, and adult women mentors in the greater Seattle area.
- Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program, Apply by 3/19/21
- Evergreen Boys State Program for Juniors & Seniors | Now Enrolling for June 2021
- ACE Mentor Program | Architecture, Construction & Engineering
- Gap Time as Career Exploration: Teach, Internships & Work Exchange, 3/29/21, 4:00-5:00 pm PST
- UW Native American Student Day (NASD), 4/2/21, 2:--5:00pm PST
- UW Annual Filipino Day 4/10/21 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
- UW Nursing Summer Symposium for current sophomores & juniors (online, July 12-16, 2021), Application Deadline 4/15/21
- City of Kirkland Mini Grants for Teen-Related Programs, Due 4/26/21
- Al4All UW Summer Program, 4/30/21
- Explore Healthcare Careers this Week, April 26-30!
- UW School of Pharmacy STEP 2021for High School Students (online, July 23, 30 & August 6, 13) , Application Due 4/30/21
- Young Women's Leadership Summit, Application due 4/1 (Priority Deadline); Application will remain open until 5/1/21
Apply to Girls Who Code’s free 2-week Virtual Summer Immersion Program for an unforgettable experience! Current 9th -11th grade girls and non-binary students are eligible to apply.
The early application deadline is approaching quickly on February 17th! We strongly encourage students from underrepresented groups in tech to apply early, including Black, Latinx, and students from low-income backgrounds.
Join a sisterhood of supportive peers and make lifelong friendships!
Meet women in tech from top corporations like Disney, AT&T, Twitter & more.
You can join for free! Plus, Girls Who Code will provide need-based tech support for those who qualify.
Evergreen Boys State aims to simulate and emulate Washington State government through a fun and engaging summer program. You will have an opportunity to construct local, county and state governments. Activities include running for office, court proceedings, creating and enforcing laws, pizza parties, a talent show, celebrations, and recreational programs. You’ll hone your public speaking skills, experience how government works, get inspired by guest speakers, have fun and make new friends for life.
Due to the COVID cancellation of our 2020 session, for our 2021 session only we will accept applications to attend from High School Seniors. Seniors will be able to participate in all aspects of our state run Evergreen Boys State program; however they will not be eligible to participate in the Boys Nation program nor will they be able to apply for the Samsung Scholarship.
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The ACE Mentor Program of Washington is gearing up for an exciting 2020-2021 program! The 2019-2020 school year was unlike any other and due to COVID-19, all the ACE teams suspended in-person meetings and completed their projects virtually. While we look forward to being able to meet in groups again, at this time we are committed to continuing with a virtual ACE program.
We anticipate that this year’s program will comprise about 20 meetings, 90 minutes each, from November to May. We still anticipate teams will be centered around Seattle, Bellevue, and Tacoma, although geographic boundaries do not need to necessarily govern team assignment with a virtual program!
The Kickoff events will be team-based and virtual, held the last week of October, while the first team meetings will be in November. Register today and we will send more information about the program as it becomes available.
Build your resume with a semester or year gaining professional experience. Meet with providers offering a host of domestic, international, and virtual opportunities to grow your confidence, develop your skill set, and collaborate with teams around the world.
Native American Student Day is a one-day conference for American Indian/Alaska Native high school students who are interested in attending the University of Washington Seattle. NASD was created to encourage Native students to pursue higher education as well as give them the opportunity to experience the UW. Attendees will meet current UW staff & faculty as well as future classmates, learn about campus programs, attend a UW admissions presentation, and discover the diversity and unity that exist in the UW community.
Click here to register.
Note: Participation is open to all students regardless of race/ethnic background.
April 10th, 2021 from 11am - 3pm via Virtual Zoom Meeting
FASA sa UW will be hosting our annual Filipino Day, which is open to all Filipinx-American and Filipinx-interest students!
This year’s theme is “To Infinity and Beyond”. With this theme we want to remind those that goals and aspirations are infinite as well as letting this be an escape from our current routine of being at home.
Our goal is to foster empowerment within Filipinx and Filipinx-interested youth to let them know there is a collective community for them to reach out to and grow with as they explore life’s possibilities after high school. All the information the students need are in the links below.
Filipino Day acts as a cultural experience specialized for high school students, dedicated towards creating a safe space where students can expand their potential. There will be opportunities to get to know Filipino UW students, other Filipino high school students, and the UW campus. Filipino Day gives students a chance to connect with our tight-knit Filipino community on campus, to interact with students who have been through the college application process, and to gain insight through workshops led by Filipinx community leaders.
Here is the link to the registration form: https://forms.gle/5kLiF6vU7EUnSyMXA
Current high school sophomores and juniors who are interested in learning about the nursing field and how to get into nursing school are invited to apply. The deadline is April 15. Details and application process here: https://nursing.uw.edu/community/nurse-camp/
To Apply to the 2021 Nursing Summer Symposium, click here.
The City of Kirkland is now offering a mini-grant program. The purpose of these grants is to provide short-term, limited funding for Kirkland youth and community groups for projects, activities, events, and training. Awards are typically between $200 and $1,000. Members of the Kirkland Youth Council review the grants quarterly (around the 15th of January, April, and October). So if you have a school dance, community training, or special event coming up and are in need of some assistance, call 425-587-3323 or email the Youth Services Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Taskar Center for Accessible Technology within the Paul G. Allen school of Computer Science and Engineering at University of Washington is providing AI4All - a free, online 2-week data science and artificial intelligence introductory workshop - from July 5-17, 2021.
Applicants must be a rising high school junior, rising high school senior, or rising college freshman and must attend all dates from July 5-17. Students from traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Enrollment is limited.
For more information of AI4All @ UW and to apply, visit AI4ALL @ Paul G. Allen School (washington.edu).
For more information on the national AI4All organization, visit Home - AI4ALL (ai-4-all.org)
Sound Careers in Healthcare, a virtual weeklong mix of live and interactive presentations, starts this afternoon (April 26) and runs through Friday (April 30). This free event is open to all Washington 9th through 12th graders who would like to explore different health career pathways. Sessions run from 3 to 4:30 p.m. each day. Participants are not obligated to attend all sessions.
Help spread the word and get more details: https://bit.ly/2QSPheM
Students Exploring Pharmacy (STEP) is a customized program designed to inspire high school students as they explore pharmacy as a career option. Students engage in 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. The application deadline is April 30, 2021. More Information: https://sop.washington.edu/pharmd/admissions/step-summer-program/
The Foster School of Business’ Young Women’s Leadership Summit is targeted at rising high school seniors who identify as female. Students in this program will explore the world of business through workshops and discussions with faculty, alumni, current students, and professionals. The focus of the Summit is to introduce students to the areas of Finance, Operations and Supply Chain Management, and Information Systems. While these areas are the main focus of the Summit, students will also learn about professionalism, leadership, and what to expect in a college business setting as they prepare to pursue an undergraduate education.
Be a rising high school senior (Class of 2022)
3.5 GPA and above is preferred (but not required)
Extracurricular activities (as showcased through your resume)
A demonstrated interest in learning more about business (either through activities, coursework, or as exhibited through the personal statement)
First generation college students are strongly encouraged to apply
There is no program fee for the 2021 virtual Young Women’s Leadership Summit.
- The 2021 YWLS application will open on March 1
- The priority window to apply is March 1 – April 1
- The application will remain open until May 1
- Any applications received between April 1 and May 1 will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with admission priority given to those who applied before April 1
How to Apply:
- Complete the online application (application goes live March 1, 2021).
*Note: You will need a UWNetID to access the online application. If you do not have a UWNetID, please request one here.
Lots of fun opportunities with the City of Kirkland. Get those service hours in!
- Still Deciding on College? Try a Virtual Campus Visit.
- College Goal Cascadia Registration Still Open!
- CWU - Virtual Campus Tours & Virtual Group Visits
- CWU - Aviation Program
- Archived Virtual College Visits
COVID has complicated the college visit process, but virtual visits are a safe alternative. Online tours and info sessions help bridge the gap when students can’t check out a campus in person.
- Many colleges are offering virtual tours on their websites. The Washington GEAR UP program has compiled a list of online college tours that will be updated as more sites add these resources.
- For schools with no virtual tours available, consider doing an online scavenger hunt. Use the form to research, compare choices, and find a good fit.
College Goal Cascadia is dedicated to supporting graduating seniors or first-time college students with all the admission logistics: application, financial aid, registering for classes, how to pay tuition, and more.
College Goal Cascadia offers participating students an opportunity to receive one of three $1,000 awards to be used in the 2021-22 academic year. Eligibility: attend both sessions offered and fill out the Cascadia College Foundation Scholarship application.
Students: Learn more and register at www.cascadia.edu/collegegoal.
- Central Washington University will be offering limited virtual group visit options for groups of 15 or more, for students in grades 9 through 12 and transfer students.
- To request a virtual group visit, please visit the link and fill out the request form at least two weeks before your ideal visit date.
- Once you have submitted the form, an Admissions Counselor or Campus Visits team member will be in touch to discuss options for your virtual visit.
Seniors interested in CWU's Aviation program, please reach out to their office directly to receive the latest updates regarding their program.
- NJACAC’s first annual LGBTQ+ College Fair, 3/29/21 2pm – 4:45pm PST
- Virtual Community & Technical College Fair, 4/20/21
New Jersey Association for College Admission Counseling (NJACAC) has organized college fairs and college readiness events for decades, but we had yet to build a safer space for LGBTQ+ students to freely ask the questions that are most important to them. Will I fit in at this institution? Can I see myself as a student there? Will I matter?
Please click here for the details as well as registration information.
Admissions representatives from Cascadia College, Edmonds College, Everett Community College, Lake Washington Institute of Technology, Shoreline Community College, and Skagit Valley College have teamed up to share information about their schools and the programs offered.
Students may attend three presentations, and connect at the end with all colleges for Q&A.
- Emma Bowen Foundation Fellowship (Internship), Apply Now!
- KUOW Intro to Radio Journalism Summer Workshop, Application Due 5/4/21
- Seattle Children’s Hospital Research Training Program for High School Students (Internship), Due 4/4/21
- Fred Hutchinson Internship Opportunities for Grades 9-12 (click for due dates)
- COPE Junior Health Scholar Summer Program, Application Due 3/31/21
The Emma Bowen Fellows Program provides multi-year internships to students of color at media companies across the country. Each student works as a paid summer intern for each summer following their selection as an Emma Bowen Foundation Fellow through their college graduation, gaining significant on-the-job training in their field and making connections with colleagues and mentors that last a lifetime. Our fellows graduate with invaluable work experience and a head-start in whichever career they choose.
We work to educate and place our students in all areas of the industry, and focus on three programming tracks - the Business of Media (Sales, Public Relations, Marketing, Human Resources, etc.), Content of Media (News Production, Broadcast Journalism, and Print Journalism), and Innovation of Media (Engineering, Software Development, Digital Marketing, Coding, etc.).
In this fun, challenging, and hands-on virtual workshop, teens learn radio journalism and storytelling skills, build confidence, and work with others while creating a radio story about one person in their home or community. The 2021 workshop will be held online on Zoom, and will run from Monday, July 12 through Friday, August 6, 2021.
This is a PAID opportunity open to teens ages 15-18 in the greater Seattle area (King, Pierce, Snohomish, and Kitsap counties). Youth earn $600 for completing the workshop. This workshop is also the entry point to our Advanced Producers program, a year-round opportunity to collaborate on youth-led radio productions. Read on for more information about the workshop.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: The early application deadline is 11:59 PM PST on Tuesday, March 9th. The final application deadline is 11:59 PM PST on Tuesday, May 4th. We encourage you to apply early -- the application process will become more competitive after the first deadline passes. Click this link to apply.
During the summer, our Science Education Department offers High School students from groups that are underrepresented in biomedical research the opportunity to apply for a competitive internship position at Seattle Children’s Research Institute.
Selected interns engage in cutting-edge research, work with leading research scientists, learn essential laboratory skills and take part in workshops on ethics, laboratory safety, college readiness and career exploration.
The Research Training Program (RTP) is an in-person, limited-capacity program, with a competitive application process for students from groups that are underrepresented in biomedical research. Stipends are available to offset costs for transportation and meals. We do not provide or arrange housing for students.
- Lectures and lab activities on biochemistry, immunology, and global and public health
- College and career workshops
- Facility tours
Session 2: August 9-27, 2021
Both sessions are identical.
An application essay
A letter of recommendation
The Virtual Research Training Program (VRTP) is an online program with no limit to capacity.
To Apply: Please fill out the registration form for the online VRTP
Remote viewing is available.
Lectures and demonstrations on biochemistry, immunology, and global and public health
College and career workshops
Optional office hours with scientists
Due Date: Sunday, June 20, 2021
- We cannot allow students to participate in both the in-person RTP and online VRTP.
- We cannot accept students who have previously participated in the 2020 VRTP.
Please note that these training programs are best suited for students interested in laboratory research.
- Please visit the High School and Youth Service Projects or Summer Nurse Camp pages if you are interested in volunteer or clinical positions at Seattle Children’s Hospital. To learn more about other training opportunities at Seattle Children’s Research Institute, please visit the Office for Training, Education and Research.
Pathways Research Explorers Program
(Current 9th & 10th graders) Research Explorers is an introduction to Fred Hutch, biomedical research, and related careers. Two sessions will be offered for students who will be entering 10th or 11th grade in fall 2021. Each 2-week program meets from 9-4, M-F. Stipend provided and transportation support available. Students should have completed biology by the summer workshop and be available to attend the entire two weeks.
Session 1: August 2-13, 2021
Session 2: August 16-27, 2021
Summer High School Internship Program (SHIP)
Current Juniors SHIP is an eight-week, full-time paid internship for rising high school seniors. The program starts with one week of hands-on training in laboratory techniques and safety followed by seven weeks of supervised research activities in a Fred Hutch lab. Interns also attend science and career workshops and make a presentation during the final week. Prior research experience is not required.
High school student entering senior year or final term in fall 2021
Strong scientific interest and academic background
Can participate in an on-campus or video interview with selection panel
Available for entire eight-week program
The Junior Health Scholar program allows high school students between the ages of 16-18 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.
The program is offered year-round at select sites in California, Washington and Hawaii. Most individuals complete the program in nine (9) months with a commitment of one 4-hour shift per week. For those looking to complete the program faster, we offer a 3-month option where you will receive priority shift selection.
For more information and to apply, click HERE.