Welcome to our Opportunity Corner! This is where you can find lots of opportunities we hear about from community members. These include groups to join, events to attend, paid job experiences, internships, and more. We update this page as much as possible, but apologize if some links are out of date. Please reach out to our Communications Associate, Emma (emma@y-we.org), if you’d like to share any other opportunities.

Paid Youth Fellowship with Seattle Office for Civil Rights

WHAT We are looking for 15 young people in Seattle between the ages of 14 & 21 who will make the first Seattle People’s Fellowship cohort. The People’s Fellows will work to pilot engagement innovations that will help Seattle residents participate in this year’s participatory budgeting process with ease. 
This is an excellent opportunity for young Seattle residents who would like to meet other young people and work alongside the city and local residents to engage their neighbors in one of the largest participatory budgeting processes in the country. 

WHEN The program will start in the first week of August (up to 10 hrs/week of training) and will continue from September – May (up to 18 hrs/month). 
COMPENSATION TBD *Previous cohorts have been compensated $18/hr where the minimum wage has been $15. All fellows will be paid an hourly rate for their training & work.
Fill out the  Interest Form here!

KEXP Teen DJ Program

 KEXP is excited to present a free education program teaching youth the art of music curation and radio. Working with KEXP DJs, young music-lovers will gain knowledge and training in music curation, board operation, physical and digital asset management, mentorship, and basic broadcast DJing skills. Youth will also gain insight into non-commercial public community radio with classes taking place right here at the KEXP studio. Students receive a stipend for their participation.
Youth can learn more and apply via this link

Job Openings at REI Alderwood Mall


Retail Stocking Specialist – Part Time

Retail Sales Specialist – Full Time or Part Time
You will serve on a team whose job is to help REI, the nation’s largest consumer co-op, engage with all of its audiences. You will contribute to the success of REI by processing purchase transactions, selling memberships and other REI products and services to customers, supporting our 100% satisfaction guarantee by processing customer returns, and completing other unique customer service…

Jobs Openings at The Mountaineers


This position is responsible for the day-to-day operations of our Gear Library, as well as providing excellent program instruction for our Mountaineers youth programs. Program instruction will support a combination of partner programs, in-house after-school and camps programs, and year-round clubs programs.  As a part of a seasoned and collaborative staff team, this position will play a direct role in the growth of the Gear Library, which aims to provide low-cost, high-quality gear to our members. As a program instructor supporting a variety of youth programs, this position will have the opportunity to learn from and collaborate with a variety of staff roles. Learn more and Apply.

Job Openings at Seattle Girls’ School

Seattle Girls’ School is hiring! They are looking for a technology coordinator to start as soon as possible and hiring faculty (science, language arts, music, and 5th grade) for Fall 2022.  All positions are listed on the website: https://www.seattlegirlsschool.org/about/employment.  Please send application materials and/or questions to apply@seattlegirlsschool.org

YMCA Black Trans-Femme and Femme Identifying Youth Leadership Cohort

3 cohort options: Young Researchers Learning Space, Young Designers Creative Movement Space, Young Researchers Application Space

Black youth between the ages of 14-24 who are trans-femme or femme-identifying and live in Seattle are invited!

$650 stipend for your participation

Contact zterry@seattleymca.org to sign up!

#GirlLikeMe Study

Researchers at the University of Minnesota are conducting a study to better understand identity development, mental health, and self-esteem and how these are changed, for better and for worse, through social media engagement for adolescent girls of color. All responses are confidential and participants can receive up to $250.00 throughout the duration of the study. To see if you are eligible to participate, click here: #GirlLikeMe Screener Survey.

Job Openings at Basilica Bio

Basilica Bio is an education minded, community oriented nonprofit at the intersection of biology and social justice. Their modular educational materials support teachers in Washington in incorporating themes of environmental justice into their own curricula and their open community educational events
offer an opportunity to get involved with changing the landscape of Seattle at various urban farms. Basilica aims to promote local food systems, push toward de-pollution, and to improve overall community health. In doing so, Basilica Bio works to make the world a more forward-thinking and equitable place.

We are currently looking for driven individuals to fill the following paid positions. If you are interested, please reach out to us by emailing info@basilicabio.org. You can also reach us @basilicabio on Instagram.

Project Coordinator:
As the Project Coordinator for Basilica Bio, you will be able to work with community partners and stakeholders to better serve the communities we work with. Organization, as well as detailed measurement of impact, of all projects are key components of this role. The Project Coordinator should be timeline driven and detail-oriented to support the many activities Basilica is involved in.

Education Lead:
As an Education Lead for Basilica Bio, you will identify and research topics relating to the core principles of Basilica, create materials that are concise and accessible, and educate about topics with community members over social media, through classroom curricula, and at in-person events. Organization, curiosity, and an ability to conduct thorough research are all skills needed to produce the intersectional materials the role requires. Education Leads also consider how to create an engaging and dynamic
educational experience.

Farming Intern:
As a Farm Intern for Basilica Bio, you will help to maintain the various garden sites which Basilica Bio is associated with and help to lead workshops and event demonstrations. You will also use knowledge of soils, crops, food systems, and environmental hazards to help create educational material and aid with social media postings.

Free Guided Hikes with the Environmental Coalition of South Seattle

August 20, August 27, and September 10

Click here to learn more!

Sierra Club Seattle Group Executive Committee members

2 hours a month minimum. More info here!

Viets for Afghans Communications/social media support

Viets for Afghans is a dynamic, fast-growing grassroots coalition mobilizing Vietnamese people and allies to help Afghan refugees. We have a need for support with various communications needs, from writing press releases and marketing materials for our various projects and strategy to creating and publishing content to our social media accounts. If you understand the fundamentals of social media, including optimizing content for the various platforms and increasing engagement, we would love your help. For more info or to help hit up tt@thanhtan.co.

King County Youth Bill of Rights 2022 Task Force

The King County Youth Bill of Rights (KCYBOR) Project is looking for dynamic and driven young people (ages 14-24) to join the KCYBOR Task Force. If you are a young person who has an interest in civics, an interest in promoting youth voice in government policies, AND who has about 6 hours a month to commit to this project, please apply.

Learn more and apply

The Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism (ECFJ) 

A grant-making program that supports artists producing innovative and revelatory journalistic work for major media outlets. Grant support will range from $500 to $5,000. Individual artists, collectives, artist-journalist teams (including journalists on staff at a publication) can apply on a rolling basis. Learn more.

Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grants

Do you have an unanticipated opportunity to present your work? Did you incur an unexpected expense that you didn’t budget for? The Foundation for Contemporary Arts offers Emergency Grants between $200 and $2,500 for visual and performing artists. They review applications once a month, so you can quickly take advantage of momentum or solve any budget errors. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

Gottlieb Emergency Grant 

Provides financial assistance to painters, printmakers, and sculptors whose needs are the result of an unforeseen incident, and who lack the resources to meet that situation. It is not intended for lost wages. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

ArtNoir’s Jar of Love Fund

A microgrant initiative intended to provide relief for artists, curators, and cultural workers of color, ArtNoir’s Jar of Love Fund is an unrestricted grant designed to help remove some of the burden of thought and free up mental and spiritual capacity to continue creating and collaborating in strength. Applications accepted on a rolling basis as funds are available. 

Native Americans in Entertainment COVID-19 Relief Fund

Grants for eligible Native American writers, directors, actors and all above the line and below the line workers in the entertainment industry who have experienced loss of employment due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. Grants of $2,000 will be awarded on a first-come-first-served basis until the program funds have been depleted. The objective of this program is to provide economic relief for American Indians, Alaskan Natives and Native Hawaiians impacted by COVID-19 and to provide support for additional unanticipated expenses resulting from the pandemic.

The Actors Fund

Emergency Financial Assistance for members of the performing arts and entertainment industries–not just actors! Emergency financial assistance is available for people who are unable to pay basic living expenses (food/housing/health care). Eligibility varies by program.

Behind the Scenes Basic Needs Grant

Financial assistance to people who have worked for 5+ years in the entertainment technology industry (and their immediate families) who have been hospitalized with COVID-19. Documentation needed!

COVID-19 Musicians’ Emergency Fund

The Jazz Foundation of America has a COVID-19 Musicians’ Emergency Fund that gives jazz and blues musicians direct financial support for basic living expenses.

Seattle Foundation Scholarship Opportunities

Seattle Foundation hosts more than 50 scholarship programs annually. Here is a list of some of the opportunities currently available.

UW Scholarship Opportunities

Product Development/Design and Business Strategy Scholarships

The Fashion Scholarship Fund has opened their case competition for this year. Scholarship awards are $7,500. Students interested in any aspect of the fashion and merchandising industry are encouraged to apply. This year’s case questions focus on digital strategy, brand awareness, and product development aligning with a brand. Rising sophomores, juniors and seniors apply as individuals.

  • Due: October 17

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.

Setup for Your Step-Up

Facilitated by Boston-based arts leader and Bloomberg Arts Internship (BAI) program partner, Muadi Dibinga, this 5-part series and accompanying workbook provides tips and tricks for young people looking to set themselves up for personal and professional success. Check out their YouTube playlist! 

Rise for the World

Rise is a program that finds brilliant people who need opportunity and supports them for life as they work to serve others. The program starts at ages 15–17 and offers a lifetime of benefits including scholarships, mentorship, access to career development opportunities, funding, and more as Global Winners work toward solving humanity’s most pressing problems. 

Currently accepting applications for the 2022 cohort. Must be between the ages of 15-17.

NW Youth Corps

NW Youth Corps offers a variety of outdoor programs for youth and young adults. Click here to learn more about all their offerings!

Join Y-WE and invest in a better future for young women*
*those who identify as women or girls or who were assigned female at birth