Welcome to our new Opportunity Corner! We will be sharing lots of opportunities we hear about from community members. These include groups to join, events to attend, paid job experience, internships, and more. We will update as much as possible, but apologize if some links are out of date. Please reach out to our Program Coordinator, Tayah (tayah@y-we.org), if you’d like to share any other opportunities.

Paid opportunities from Character Strong

For teens interested in film production, being on-camera talent, music production, or curriculum consultation – check out these paid opportunities from CharacterStrong, an SEL training and curriculum company working in all 50 states, focused on Whole Child Development.

Jobs at Seattle Opera

Check em out here.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of King County’s Resource Development Team Jobs

Corporate Engagement Officer and Philanthropy Officer both in the $28-$33/hr range.

Freeway Park Association Lead Ambassador

More info here. $18-20/hr, ~30 hrs/wk.


Fall 2021 Internships are REMOTE


The Digital, Tech & Analytics Department of the National ACLU Digital Team has an opening for a Social Mediaundergraduate internship in New York (Remote). 

For 100 years, the ACLU has been our nation’s guardian of liberty, working in courts, legislatures, and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States. Whether it’s ending mass incarceration, achieving full equality for the LGBT community, advancing racial justice, establishing new privacy protections for our digital age, or preserving the right to vote or the right to have an abortion, the ACLU takes up the toughest civil liberties and civil rights cases and issues to defend all people from government abuse and overreach. With nearly two million members, activists, and supporters, the ACLU is a nationwide organization that fights tirelessly in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C., for the principle that every individual’s rights must be protected equally under the law, regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, and record of arrest or conviction. 


  • Time Commitment: A Summer internship requires a full-time commitment of 35 hours per week. A Fall or Winter/Spring internship requires a part-time or full-time commitment 15, 20, or 35 hours per week*
  • Internship Duration: Part-time internships are a 12-week period and full-time internships are a 10-week period.
    • Fall: September – December  
    • Winter/Spring: January – April
    • Summer: June – August 
  • Stipend: A stipend is available for those students who do not receive course credit. Students who receive outside funding are eligible for a partial stipend to bring their total funding up to the level of ACLU’s stipend amount for that term, if applicable. Arrangements can be made with educational institutions for work/study or course credit. Below is the stipend breakdown by term:
    • Summer: $6,500 for undergraduate students or equivalent experience and $7,500 for graduate and law students or equivalent experience. 
    • Winter/Spring/Fall: Stipends are calculated on number of hours and weeks worked. The hourly rate is $18.57 for undergraduate students or equivalent experience and $21.42 for graduate, law, and PhD students or equivalent experience. 


Interns on the social media team will help build capacity to meet the ACLU’s content, community management, and engagement goals on social media. Social media interns will help draft, review, schedule, and report back on the performance of content, so that the social team’s work can reach large audiences and have impact in the ACLU’s work and mission. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Copywriting, editing, and scheduling content
  • Measuring content performance and compiling analytics reports
  • Drafting, editing, or providing guidance for video content on TikTok or Instagram Story
  • Social listening on Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok

Click here for more info and to apply!

You(th) Matter

A Boston-based youth initiative created to connect and elevate youth voices in discussions about police and criminal justice reform—has recently launched their second annual Youth Voices Contest for young people nationwide. Youth are invited to submit writing, artwork, or a short film in response to this year’s prompt: What is the role of policing in fostering democracy “by the people, for the people”? Individuals ages 14-18 are encouraged to participate for the chance to win one of many cash prizes! Contest ends in November.

Animator for Transform

  • TRANSFROM is an antiracist group-based intervention for youth designed to address and heal racial stress and trauma, and they are looking for to hire an animator! The animator will help us create 5-10 short simple animations based on true stories. We are looking for someone who has some previous animation experience, and we are open to the type of animation (e.g., 2D, whiteboard). Youth and adults are encouraged to apply. More info in the attached “social media post”.  If you are interested, please send an email to fsaleem1@stanford.edu (in the subject line of the email please write: TRANSFORM Animation Inquiry) that includes the following information:
    • The type of animation that you do and what program you use
    • A few sentences about your previous animation experience
    • Any information about your availability or pricing
    • A resume
    • A link to some of your previous animation for our review

DiscoverU Art Contest

DiscoverU is hosting a youth Art Contest this year to encourage public K-12 students from Road Map Project schools (South Seattle and South King County) to get creative with the theme of college and career exploration. The first 100 qualifying artists to enter will get $20 just for entering, plus the chance to win a $100 category prize or a $300 grand prize.

Contest Page: https://discoveruwa.org/art-contest/ 

The submission deadline is Friday, Oct. 1 and winners will be announced throughout DiscoverU Week (Oct. 11-15, 2021), which will be an exciting week for the community to come together and support all students—especially students of color, low-income, and first generation students—in exploring college and career options. 

Narrative’s 30 Below Contest

NARRATIVE INVITES all writers, poets, visual artists, photographers, performers, and filmmakers between eighteen and thirty years old to send us their best work. We’re looking for the traditional and the innovative, the true and the imaginary. We’re looking to encourage and promote the best young authors and artists working today.

Awards: First Prize is $1,500, Second Prize is $750, Third Prize is $300, and ten finalists will receive $100 each. 

The prizewinners and finalists will be announced in Narrative. All N30B entries are eligible for the $4,000 Narrative Prize for 2021 and for acceptance as a Story of the Week or Poem of the Week.

We accept submissions in the following media:
Written: Works of prose and of poetry, including short stories, all poetic forms, novel excerpts, essays, memoirs, and excerpts from book-length nonfiction. Prose submissions must not exceed 15,000 words. Each poetry submission may contain up to five poems. The poems should all be contained in a single file. All submissions should be double-spaced (excluding poetry, which should be single-spaced), with 12-point type, at least one-inch margins, and sequentially numbered pages. Please provide your name, address, telephone number, and email address at the top of the first page. Submit your document as a .doc, .docx, .pdf, or .rtf file. You may enter as many times as you wish, but we encourage you to be selective and to send your best work. All entries will be considered for publication.
Drawn: Graphic stories, graphic-novel excerpts, and comics of no more than thirty pages, in .pdf format.
Photographed: Photo essays of between five and twenty images, previously unpublished (including on sites like Instagram, your personal website, stock photography sites, etc.). Images should be submitted together in low-resolution .pdf format; however, upon acceptance, images will need to be provided that have a resolution of at least 300 dpi, in a .tif, .jpg, or raw format that can be reproduced at 2,048 pixels wide. Captions or text should be included, either with the file containing the images or as a separate document in a .doc or .pdf format, with numbered captions corresponding to the similarly numbered photographs. Please provide your name, address, telephone number, and email address on the first page.
Spoken: Original works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry in audio theater, including performance, radio journalism, and stories and poems read aloud. Submissions may run up to ten minutes, in .mp3 format, with a bit rate of at least 128 kbit/s.
Filmed: Short films and documentaries of up to fifteen minutes. Submissions must be in .mp4 or .mov format.

Entries will be accepted through November 19, 2021, at midnight, Pacific standard time.
Entry fee: There is a $26 fee for each entry. And with your entry, you’ll receive three months of complimentary access to Narrative Backstage.

Youth Outdoor Leadership Opportunities (YOLO)

Do you like the outdoors and think you might want a job next summer working in outdoor recreation? SPR’s Environmental Sustainability and Engagement Unit is recruiting 16-22 year olds for a paid internship that will train and mentor youth and young adults this fall and winter to prepare you for a summer job with Seattle Parks and Recreation in 2022. This program is called Youth Outdoor Leadership Opportunities (YOLO) and participants receive paid training, mentoring and work experience in the field of outdoor recreation (you will learn to lead groups in hiking, camping, boating, rock climbing, challenge course facilitation, nature walks and more) with pathways to future employment with Seattle Parks and Recreations.

The Application is now open and the first review will be on September 22nd, 2021. Priority will be given to BIPOC, English Language Learners (ELL) and those from low-income households. YOLO is a yearlong, three-part program that runs from October 2021 through September 2022. More details about the program can be found here

Watch the application video to find out more!

Sierra Club Seattle Group Executive Committee members

2 hours a month minimum. More info here!

DEEL’s Youth-Led Social Justice Mini-Grant

The Department of Education and Early Learning (DEEL) is thrilled to announce that applications are open now for the Youth-Led Social Justice Mini-Grant! DEEL is proud to support our City’s brilliant, passionate young people who are advocating for anti-racism, anti-discrimination, and positive change.  

This grant will support youth to develop and implement their own social justice initiatives related to Asian-American Pacific Islander (AAPI), Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPoC), and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex and Asexual (LGBTQIA+) issues.  

Who can apply, and for how much money?

All youth ages 12-24 who live in Seattle are eligible to apply. Individuals and youth-led groups, such as school clubs, a student group, a community-based organization where a group of youth will lead the project, or a youth advisory council, are eligible to apply. 

Applicants can request grants ranging from $500-$8,000.  

How will applicants be selected? 

This grant is non-competitive, which means all applications that meet the eligibility requirements, are submitted on-time and include all required materials will be funded unless there are more funds requested than available. 

How To Apply: 

Eligible youth can choose to submit a mini-grant application in either a written or video format no later than October 25 at 5:00 p.m.  Details and application here.

Black Brilliance Research Project

This year, Seattle residents will get to decide the best ways to reinvest $30 Million of City funds into BIPOC and marginalized communities to address the root cause of unmet needs through a process called Participatory Budgeting. The money will be allocated using a democratic voting process. This means that the community can suggest ideas, vote, and that the winning projects will get City funding. To make sure that your community is fully informed, we are asking you to participate in the following:

1. Have everyone you know in King County (i.e., business professionals, leaders, family members, elders, neighbors, youth (13+), persons residing in the same homes, folks who need nothing, folks who need more, etc.) complete a Needs Assessment Survey: http://bit.ly/telluswhatyouneedlt
2. Learn about the Divest to Invest movement happening across the nation and esp. in Seattle by watching this informative 4-minute video: http://bit.ly/divesttoreinvestvideo.
3. Become more familiar with Participatory Budgeting by reviewing this brief 1-pg PDF, watching this 4-minute video or to fully understand Seattle-specific details our Black Brilliance Researchers created this 14-page PB toolkit for your review. The latter resource may be easily edited and tailored for your community using this link (requires a free Canva account).

The goal is to equip the community with the information needed to overly prepare to fully participate and benefit from the Seattle participatory budgeting process. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Antonette at harmon.antonette@gmail.com or by phone at (510) 798-8654.

Best Starts for Kids Survey

Best Starts for Kids (BSK) has been developing a quick survey for young people that will help to provide meaningful information about the effectiveness of BSK programs within our organization. The goal is to create a culturally relevant tool that BSK providers can use as one of several ways to measure their impact—your participation is key to helping us reach this goal.

Survey Basics:

  • The survey is anonymous (no names attached) and it takes about 15 minutes
  • Designed for youth between the ages of 11-25
  • Youth get $15 for participating
  • It’s available on the web, on paper, or over the phone
    • The web survey link can be sent via email or text message
    • We can also conduct phone surveys directly with youth, if desired
  • The survey includes questions about the young person’s identity, development, social-emotional learning, and how they think and feel about their program.

Click here to take the survey!

Study: Making Caring Common Project

The Making Caring Common Project is recruiting high school students (ages 14-19) for an upcoming study about how students make decisions about college and/or careers. See attached flier. 20-30 minute interviews. All information will be confidential. Students will receive a $10 gift cards as a thank you for their time. They are intentionally seeking diverse student perspectives across the country and would like to set a limit of 5 students from each school, and are especially interested in students who are typically marginalized, and/or may not be currently considering college as an option. If you are interested or have questions, please contact collegeadmisions@makingcaringcommon.org.

Product Testing: Think of Us Virtual Support Services

For young ppl and caregivers who have lived experience with foster and kinship care: Think of Us (a nonprofit partner to our state DCYF) is working on developing and testing their Virtual Support Services (VSS).  They are going to be testing this product over the next several months and are looking to recruit youth with lived experience to test it out! Selected participants will be compensated for their time from $15-50. More info and a quick form to indicate interest here.

Job Readiness Skill Building

The Seattle Public Library offers Your Next Job one-on-one help for residents in Seattle, King County, and Snohomish/Island County in partnership with King County Library System and Sno-Isle Libraries. We can help job seekers build job readiness skills and navigate unemployment:

  • Build Job Readiness Skills
  • Learn basic digital literacy skills (using email and internet browser, getting a library card, joining a video conference)
  • Access free library programs (including job/life skills and English classes)
  • Navigate Unemployment
  • Find Worksource resources and services

All fliers are available on our Trello page HERE.

To schedule an appointment, go to www.spl.org/yournextjob or call us at 206-386-4636.

Applications Open for The Studio @ 2+U

Skanska and Shunpike are offering a space at 2+U for artists who have had the most difficulty practicing under COVID-19 restrictions, musical and movement artistsSelected musical and movement artists and groups will have the opportunity to use The Studio for one day a week for up to three months, free of charge. It is a space for artists to create, practice, gather, and reflect. Upon the completion of their time in the Studio, artists will be eligible to apply again in six months’ time. Learn more and apply here.

Youth At Work (YAW)

Seattle Goodwill is actively recruiting for Youth At Work (YAW), a program for 16-24 year-olds who are interested in careers in healthcare, IT, manufacturing, transportation/logistics, and the trades. They are seeking youth and young adults that are interested in re-engaging in secondary school to earn a high school diploma or GED who are facing difficult barriers. Perks of participation include: paid work experience, stipends/incentives, and much more. If interested, contact Monique.edwards@seattlegoodwill.org or 360-670-1509. 

Fall Program at Sea Potential

Apply here!

Henry Teen Art Collective

The Henry Teen Art Collective is a group of young people who collaborate on art projects, meet local and exhibiting artists, and gain behind the scenes access to the museum. They are a youth-led art collective that prioritizes community building, collaboration,  youth leadership, and creative expression.

They highly encourage youth of color, LGBTQ+, and individuals of all abilities to apply. If individuals have any accommodation needs during the application process, or have questions about the program, please email: contact-teens@henryart.org.

The application for the ’21-’22 Henry Teen Art Collective can be found here and will be due by October 14, 2021.

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