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 We update this page as much as possible, but apologize if some links are out of date.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


Marra Farm Internship (A Y-WE Paid Opp)!

We are offering this paid internship opportunity for youth who have participated in the Y-WE Grow programs at Marra Farm in the past to support you in expanding your farming, facilitation, and professional skills while helping Y-WE grow food for our communities! Beyond maintaining our garden plot, we will harvest food and distribute it at South Park’s neighbor-organized farmer’s market, El Mercadito. We will also visit and support local BIPOC farmers and care for the fruit tree orchard at Marra Farm.

When: Tuesday-Thursday, 9am-12pm, July 5th – August 20th

Where: Marra Farm, 9026 4th Ave S, Seattle WA 98108

Who: Anyone who has participated in a Y-WE Grow program or internship is welcome to apply. If we have more spots available, we will open it up.

We are limited to 12 spots and we are centering youth who identify as BIPOC and/or LGBTQIA+ and Y-WE Grow alums. All are welcome to apply.

Stipend: $1100 Questions? Reach out to Tayah (she/they) at tayah@y-we.org or (425) 242-0187Summer 2022 is going to be amazing!  We are so excited to share in our summer adventures with you all! Let us know if you have any questions.

Rainer Beach Youth Stewards Farm Internship

The Rainier Beach Youth Stewards program is currently hiring for the spring and summer! RBYS is a youth employment program of Tilth Alliance for youth, ages 14-18, to gain job experience through wetland restoration and farm education. Participants will spend 6 hours a week in the spring and/or 15 hours a week in the summer at the Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands engaging in weekly themes that range from field management, food distribution, and wetland restoration. Youth will participate in different aspects of a farm operation, learn about wetland restoration at RBUFW, and build relationships with peers, adult staff, and volunteers. Additionally, there will be opportunities for professional development through team building and job skills training.

2022 programming and/or start date are both subject to change based on state guidelines in regard to large gatherings. Applicants will have the option to interview by Zoom or in person.
Spring crew members will work 6 hours per week for eight-weeks as part of a cohort of 14 young farmers and summer crew members will work 15 hours per week for 10 weeks as part of a cohort of 14 young farmers.

Click here to learn more and apply! The entire application must be completed in order to be considered for this position.

COMPLETED APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY MARCH 31 for Spring session and May 31 for Summer session.

Applicants can apply for one session or both:
SPRING Schedule: Starting April 13th for eight weeks. Every Tuesday and Thursday: 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. and Wednesday 3:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
SUMMER Schedule: Starting June 21st for 15 weeks. Every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Location: The farm is located Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands 5513 S Cloverdale Street, Seattle, WA 98118

Pay: Youth will be paid $17.27/hr and will receive checks bi-weekly.

Qualifications: Youth must be 14-18 years old and have interest in learning about urban farming and/or wetland restoration.

Please email suezgebretsadik@tilthalliance.org with any questions!

Job Opening at The Institute for Community Leadership

Community Organizer/Leadership Coach (full time)
More info here!

Job Openings at the Na’ah Illahee Fund

Operations Manager
E’lip Tilikum Land Conservancy Program Specialist
More info here!

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.

In My Backyard: Summer Internship

WHAT THIS IS:

In My Backyard (IMBY) is a 5-week virtual experience, with possible in-person meet-ups (COVID-19 permitting) tailored for youth looking to better connect with themselves and our nation’s public lands and stories.

OUR WHY:

IMBY recognizes and responds to the importance of youth representation, and provides opportunities and platforms for youth leaders to add their voices to public lands. Park staff will collaborate with youth to feature their creations on the park’s website, community networks, and social media (InstagramFacebookBlog). Through this program, youth leaders will:

  • Receive important tools to become leaders in their communities and progress along their public lands journey.
  • Develop professionally and personally through mentorship, training, networking, and more through meaningful engagement tailored to each individual.
  • Create a sense of community while building knowledge of local resources.

DETAILS:

The program runs from July 11 to August 12, 2022. Participants commit 6 hours per week, totaling 30 hours, and will be compensated Seattle’s minimum wage. Activities, guest speakers, and discussions will center on weekly themes which include self-discovery, advocacy, stewardship, and storytelling.

The 2022 cohort is limited to 20 youth leaders based in the Seattle-area. All are encouraged to apply! 

Click this link to fill out a brief form to receive the application.

Summer Nature Camp Staff at Seattle Audubon

Naturalist Job Description 2022

Naturalist Job Description ECE

Extended Care Coordinator

We are looking for folks who have experience working with groups of elementary-aged students preferably in an outdoor setting. Enthusiasm for learning and teaching about nearby nature, and ensuring that campers feel safe and have fun are essential attributes. Nature Camp’s home base is at Magnuson Park, and campers are generally from northeast Seattle including kids who live at the housing complex within Magnuson.

To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, and list of references, combined in one PDF or text document, to jobs@seattleaudubon.orgClick here for more information about Nature Camp. Now accepting applications; interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.

Questions? Reach out to Christine Scheele at christines@seattleaudubon.org

The Seattle Audubon staff is a team of passionate, talented, and unique individuals! We offer competitive compensation packages and support a healthy work-life balance. People of color, women, LGBTQIA+, and other applicants from historically underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Seattle Parks and Rec Career Explorations Summer Program Intern Positions

The Career Explorations program is a part of the Outdoor Activation, and Mobile Recreation Unit The
program provides opportunities to shadow career pathways in parks and recreation. We call each group
a cohort. All Cohorts will work Tuesday through Saturday 4 hours per day July 5th through August 25th
actual schedule will depend on Cohort selected. These are paid or stiepended positions depending on age. Location will depend on Cohort selected, with the exception of Career Lab (Independent/remote) and Cohort instruction ALL PROGRAMMING OCCURS OUTDOORS Most Cohorts work 11-3pm Career Labs are independent and can be completed remotely/online the program is a total of 168 hours the breakdown of hours are as follows:

  • 28 Hours of Career Lab
  • 28 Hours of Cohort Instruction
  • 100 Hours learning application (on the Job)
  • 12 hrs. special event

Click here for the application for any of the below job descriptions! Application deadline May 23.

Event Production (5 positions) 168 Hrs.
Calling All Event Producers Extraordinaires!!! Young Adults 13-21 will learn to develop and implement
events including scouting talented Youth graffiti artists DJ/MC’s / spoken word artists and street
performers. You will learn skills in Marketing, fundraising, venue prep and all the tips and tricks of
producing events. You will practice your new skills by Producing Lit Skate Park Jamboree’s across the
city. You will also co create with Cohorts of other young adults with specialties in Social Media and
Marketing Photography, to Really TURN UP the Skate Park Jamboree’s. Young adults will learn the full
production value from development, all the way through to setup, and breakdown.

Social Media and Marketing (5 positions) 168 Hrs.
Calling all Influencer in training: Do you love social media? Will they only get your phone when they pry
it from your cold dead hand? Want to learn to hit a Million Followers? Use your online obsession and
turn that into a profession. Young Adults ages 13-21 will earn skills to develop media posts across
different platforms. Create video clips and use photography to produce media related products, such as
posters, handbills, and fliers and IG Post Galore!!! You will be building a Bomb Marketing Campaign for
Parks and Rec Programs, Like Jamboree’s, Classes And tons of free special events for youth. Get hands
on experience on how your screen time can translate into a career.

Artist Collective 168 Hrs.
DJ -Mc-Spoken Word (5 positions)
Performing arts/Street Performers (5 Positions)
Graffiti arts (5 Positions)
For all you creative teens out there Have we Got an Internship for you!!! Seattle Parks and Rec is
looking for young adults ages 13-21 to become our next generation of DJ’s/Spoken word artists, Buskers/Street performers, and Graffiti artists here’s your chance to develop the skills necessary to turn your passion into a profession. Singers, dancers, jugglers, painters, cartoonist, drummers, gymnasts, violinist, rappers if you got the talent, we can teach you proper preparation crowd handling and
presentation techniques, How to position yourself in the business, Location Scouting, and marketing
yourself as a product. This internship is for youth that already have the basics of their art form and are
looking to take it to the next level.

Peer to Peer interventionalist 168 Hrs.
LeaderShift (5 Positions)
This Cohort is for youth that may be experiencing conflict with law enforcement, are involved with the judicial system on probation or are experiencing gang involvement issues.

Just as I am LGBTQIA (5 Positions)
This Cohort is for youth that identify as LGBTQIA or as an ally

You are Not alone, and everyone needs someone to lean on. Peer-to-Peer interventionalist Cohorts provide a strong and sincere motivation to practice and host healing circles in their context.  Young adults will receive the training to help participants experience the powerful benefits of social support by providing peers with a safe space, attentive listening, community, and resources.  Social Support has never been more critical than right now, here’s your chance to Be the Change YOU want to see. Young Adults in this cohort will:
-Discover the key concepts and format of a healing circle
-Improve your capacity for attentive listening and compassion
-Learn how to create a safe space
-Participate in a healing circle
-Practice hosting a healing circle
-Prepare to host a circle

Jr Rec Leader (5 positions) 168 Hrs.
Rec Leaders are THE BEST parks and rec Job ever!!!! Where else can you get paid to play ALL Day?
Well…. Being a Rec Leader is more than just playing all day (although that is the best part!) Making it seem like all you do is play is a lot of hard work. In this Cohort you learn what all it takes to plan, organize, and implement daily programming for Parks and Rec. You will learn the anatomy of a program, needs assessments, and the skills of group management. Learn the nuts and bolts of how to make programs work so it everyone is having a great time.

Jr Naturalist (5 Positions) 168 Hrs.
Are you a Nature Lover? An Environmental Justice Warrior? Just love being outside? This internship is
All of the above. As a Jr. Naturalist cohort member you will receive training on Pacific NW flora and fauna, habitats, and ecosystems you will receive training in public speaking educational techniques to connect with a wide audience. You will conduct nature actives in a variety of setting from Beaches to playgrounds.

Program Manager for Civic Saturday Fellowship program at Citizen University

  • Application Deadline: May 31, 2022 (applications will be reviewed as they are received)
  • Start Date: Summer 2022
  • Location: Seattle or Remote (see description for details)
  • Salary: $62,000-$70,000 plus benefits
  • Experience: Minimum of 3-5 years of program management and program development experience
  • Explore the job description for more qualifications → 

Events


Sierra Club Seattle Group Executive Committee members

2 hours a month minimum. More info here!

Racism Is A Public Health Crisis Gathering Collaborative

A group of community members that will take part in a community designed and led process to equitably spend $25 million of federal funds that starts to undo the harms of racism compounded by the pandemic, influence the County’s next budget cycle, and establish a longer-term vision for King County to become an anti-racist government. The Gathering Collaborative seeks community members who can uplift and share the wisdom of their communities, center those most harmed by racism, and exercise Black and Indigenous power. Members of the Gathering Collaborative will strive to make a generational impact, build community-to-community capacity, and institutionalize how King County builds trustworthiness and shares power and resources with Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color communities. If you are interested in joining the Gathering Collaborative, share your interest and priorities by filling out this form.  

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.


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

Critical Language Scholarship Spark Program

Spark is a new program offering an academic year of remote language learning in Arabic, Chinese, and Russian. The program offers a full scholarship covering all online instruction and participants will be automatically considered for the summer overseas 2023 language program. Learn more online at https://clscholarship.org/spark

  • Due: May 26

AIES Chevron Scholarship

Chevron scholarships of up to $5,000 are open to students pursuing STEM degrees who identify as Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, First Nations, or other Indigenous peoples of North America. Apply online at https://www.aises.org/scholarships/chevron-scholarship-2022-2023.

  • Due: May 31

Quad Fellowship for Grad Study in STEM

Quad offers scholarships of $50,000 for research-based graduate studies in STEM fields in the US. This program will sponsor 100 exceptional American, Japanese, Australian and Indian master’s or doctoral students in STEM to study in the U.S whose studies will be in graduate school in fall 2023. Apply online at https://www.quadfellowship.org/.

  • Due: June 1

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

Check out more scholarships with April & May deadlines


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!

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