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 We will update as much as possible, but apologize if some links are out of date.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.


Job: Finance & Operations Director at Powerful Voices

Powerful Voices is looking for a Finance & Operations Director to lead our financial planning and organizational sustainability. For more details, this is the direct link: https://www.powerfulvoices.org/jobs
Role: Finance & Operations Director
Application Due: May 14th or until filled
Salary Range: $75,000 – $85,000 (DOE)Classification: Full-time; exempt (40 hours / week)
Location: Seattle, WA (combination of remote and in-office)
Summary of role: Powerful Voices is searching for an experienced full-time Finance & Operations Director to lead the development and management of Powerful Voices’ Finance and Operations team. This role will be developing and implementing financial processes, human resources, operations, and will lead the charge in strengthening Powerful Voices’ infrastructure through strategic planning, developing policies reflective of our changing culture, and securing our vision to ensure our long-term sustainability. 

There is potential for long-term growth, including potentially into a Co-Director position after the first year.
About Powerful Voices: 

Powerful Voices’ mission is to create brave spaces with girls* of color to take charge of their own power as leaders, igniting their abilities to confidently express themselves, build community, and act against injustices affecting their lives. Since 1995, Powerful Voices provides support for girls* of color in and outside schools and the juvenile justice system. We provide social justice-focused, all-girl* experiences for girls* of color ages 12-18. Young folx qualify if they reside or attend school in central, southeast and southwest Seattle. 

*We serve young people who identify as girls*

Communications Fellowship

Sustainability Ambassadors is offering a 12-month, paid, Communications Fellowship open to undergraduate, graduate and early career professionals. The position is full time in the summer and part time during the academic year with flexible (remote) working hours. We are especially interested in cultivating BIPOC candidates with strong design, marketing, communications skills, and career ambitions.

The ideal candidate has these attributes…  

  • Passion for sustainability and climate jutice!
  • Strong communication, leadership, and project management skills
  • Excellent storytelling skills to support our mission and equity commitment
  • Able to coach and inspire middle and high school students (you but younger)
  • Organize and prioritize tasks and goals independently using existing timelines
  • Strong skills and familiarity with Social Media (Facebook and Instagram), Canva, Adobe InDesign, Wix, and Basecamp

See Full Job Description  This position is open until filled with an exceptional candidate. Apply now.

Social Media Research Opportunity

I am researching the role of social media in youth sociopolitical development. I am exploring: (1) the ways that social media can facilitate critical consciousness, empowerment, capacity-building, and youth organizing and (2) the ways that social media might limit those things. At the end of this project, we hope to better understand how social media can be effectively used in social justice education and youth organizing spaces. Lessons learned will be shared with local organizations and published in open-source journals. 

  • I am looking to work with 5 young people (ages 13-18) who are diverse in age, gender, race & ethnicity, neighborhood and disability/ability. 
  • Each participant will attend: 1 orientation & data privacy workshop4 interviews and 1 “social media ride along” where we will talk about your social media activity together as you are using it. This is a total of 6 meetings between May and October. You will also submit some social media posts that you think are important over the summer.
  • Each participant will receive a $25 e-gift card for each interview (total of $100 for 4 interviews), $25 for the social media ‘ride along’, and $10 a week for submitting social media posts (requires at least 3 posts per week) from July-August 2021 (total of $80 for all posts). If a young person participates in all aspects of the research project they will receive $205.
  • In the last interview, young people will be able to analyze their own data through some guided activities, increasing youth voice in the research process itself.

Young people who are interested can apply here: https://forms.gle/gJ6xJC7PTjLJU9FU8
Applications submitted before May 30 will be given priority. We will talk more about all these activities in orientation. If you have questions, you can email Angie Malorni (she/her) at malorni@uw.edu

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.

Little Free Pantry Young Artist Program 2021

We believe food resources should be available to all regardless of need. Little Free Pantries are a mode to deliver food through mutual aid, allowing us to function as neighbors in solidarity rather than charity, ensuring the organizing effort is mutually beneficial and all people are cared for. Little Free Pantries are a zero-barrier access point to food, allowing for non-judgemental, anonymous access to food. Food is freely exchanged, acknowledging some may need more while others need less. Little Free Pantries not only support neighbors who are facing food insecurity but also build micro-communities. They empower people to make immediate change toward their neighborhood.
Project website: thelitlefreepantries.org
Eligibility: King County wide, ages 14-24
Compensation: $100 stipend, as well as collaborative social media promotion including documentation of the process
Requirements: The finished product needs to be weather-resistant Artist needs to provide an artist statement about the work
Expected to finish in 2-3 weeks PG-rated, without religious iconography
Email us if interested: thelittlefreepantries@gmail.com, with subject line, LFP Young Artist Program, and responses to the following questions: What attracts you to the project? What does community mean to you in your art? What are you hoping to gain from this experience?
Other information: Pantry dimensions are 16”x21”20” Use your own materials! Paint, decoupage, brushes, pens, etc. We can’t promise where pantries will be installed

Commissioned Artwork for 4Culture

4Culture, in partnership with King County Metro Transit and RapidRide, is seeking three artists age 16-25 who be commissioned to create three artworks, each unique to one of the new RapidRide Expansion lines and featured on a series of limited-edition ORCA cards to be released at the inauguration of each new line over the coming few years. They will be pairing the three selected artists with a mentor artist that they hand-pick based on their collective experiences as a cohort – a steady and seasoned educator and artist who can nurture and facilitate their creatives processes to ensure success and encourage growth within this field. The selected artists will be paid $2,000 for licensed use of the artwork they create and 4Culture will retain rights of reproduction but artists will maintain all moral rights to their artwork. It is important to  note that applicants may be pursuing education and/or a career in the arts, but this is not a requirement. In fact, artists with non-traditional and out-of-school training are encouraged to apply. Find out more about this opportunity here, including a couple of virtual info sessions coming up later this month.

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.

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!

Internships at JUMA

JUMA, the folks who employ young ppl at the stadiums and otherwise, is hiring 16-24 y/os all summer. Their internships include financial literacy workshops, career exploration panels and more. Interest form for youth. Hit up Lainie Farmer at lainief@juma.org for Qs.

FALL 2021 UNDERGRADUATE INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY AT ACLU

Fall 2021 Internships are REMOTE

DIGITAL (SOCIAL MEDIA), NY 

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. 

INTERNSHIP OVERVIEW

  • 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. 

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

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!


North Cascades Backpacking Trips

Youth Leadership Adventures Backpacking Trips (through the North Cascades Institute) – 8-12 day backpacking trips for high school students, 100% scholarships are available. Three different trips available throughout summer 2021, apply on their website!

Summer Ethi{CS} Project

This summer, we’ll explore technology and ethics inside and out of the computer science classroom and think about ways that we can join forces across the curriculum to support students in actively contributing to building a world where technology and ethics are more intentionally intertwined. Check out this blogpost to see the great speakers we have lined up.

The sessions will take place at the following dates and times:

·         Tuesday, July 27, 7-8:30 p.m. EDT

·         Friday, July 30, 12-1:30 p.m. EDT

·         Tuesday, August 3, 7-8:30 p.m. EDT

·         Friday, August 7, 12-1:30 p.m. EDT

You can register here to join in with us this year. This series is offered free of charge and will take place via Zoom.

Youth Force Summer Virtual Events

Youth Force is hosting a variety of virtual events this summer surrounding job readiness, resume building, work skills, and more. Learn more and sign up here!

Muslim Youth Leadership Symposium

Vision 2021: Imagining Progress Through Conflict Resolution 

This year’s symposium will be virtual. Students should register now to reserve a spot. See more details below. REGISTRATION LINK: https://bit.ly/mdmyls2021 

WHAT: Maryland Muslim Youth Leadership Symposium 2021 #MYLS2021 

WHO: Muslim Youth, ages 13-19 

WHEN: Saturday, August 21 (10 a.m. ET) 

WHERE: Online  

CAIR is the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, and because we have generous support, students can participate in this program FREE of charge. Are you with us, Reagan? Give today and build the future of our American Muslim communities!


Sierra Club Seattle Group Executive Committee members

2 hours a month minimum. More info here!


ArtsWA Grants

ArtsWA’s got some grants for small (annual budgets <$50k) arts & culture nonprofits are open til 6/15 “or until funds are exhausted”. Awards of $1.5k, $3k, or $5k available. No match req. Funds disbursed next month! More info + applications here.

America’s Promise Alliance Grants

This summer, America’s Promise Alliance is launching a NEW round of $300 mini-grants through the Power of Youth Challenge: Serve This Summer, made possible through support from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. The Power of Youth Challenge puts funds directly in the hands of young people age 13-19 to design and execute a service project of their choice within their own communities. Through these projects, young people can generate meaningful change—whether through starting a community garden, leading a clothing or food drive, starting a pen pal program, or running virtual STEM workshops for kids. Projects will be funded on a rolling basis, but we ask that you encourage the young people in your networks to complete the short application by the priority deadline of June 15 to ensure adequate funds. Learn more, view examples of past projects, and apply 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.

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.

Washington Youth Academy

Washington Youth Academy, an academic intervention for youth 15.5-18 who are behind in credit, dropped out of high school or at-risk of dropping out, is now taking applications for the July 17, 2021 in-person class. Early submission is highly recommended. The goal of the program is to give youth a second chance at graduating with their class at their home high school. Program graduates can recover up to 8.0 credits. The 22-week residential program incorporates a highly-structured, quasi-military format, with an emphasis on youth discipline, personal responsibility, in a positive, safe, and secure learning environment. Program activities include academics, service to community, leadership, mentoring and personal development. After completing the program the youth will stay connected with their WYA case manager and mentor for 52 weeks. Click here for how to apply, and for the application itself.

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.

Fred Hutch Coding for Cancer Program

A pilot education program for high school students in August 2021! The program is a collaboration among science education staff and scientists who are active computational biology researchers. Computational skills are increasingly important in nearly all fields of biomedical research at the Hutch and beyond. Coding for Cancer connects students with computational biologists, teaches hands-on skills, and how coding and computational tools are used in cancer research. Participants in the inaugural 2021 cohort will have the opportunity to give feedback that will influence the future of the program. No prior coding experience is necessary. Selected participants will receive a stipend.

Please reply to codingforcancer@fredhutch.org with questions.

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