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 We update this page as much as possible, but apologize if some links are out of date.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

Environmental Justice Internships

Check out Mountains to Sound Greenway’s internship database here!

Climate Action Youth Internship

The Climate Action Youth Internship is a fully paid 240-hour internship supporting ten youth (18-24) who will be matched with a business or agency in the Greater Seattle Area. Through the internship, the intern will:

  • Measure their host business’s greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs), developing a report and climate action plan with professional training provided by Impacti.
  • Have approximately 80 additional hours outside of their GHG work to pursue a custom or business-related project with their host.

Applications are open now through 5/24/2024. There will also be an info session for prospective interns on Monday, May 6th from 6-7pm, youth can register here.

Job Openings at Tubman Center for Health and Freedom

Tubman Center for Health & Freedom is a community organization committed to the principles of healing and people’s liberation from systems that make us unwell. We work to advance health justice, culturally appropriate care and integrative medicine. We are designing an innovative community health clinic that specializes in meeting the needs of marginalized communities in Seattle’s Puget Sound region. Are you interested in joining us in moving our mission forward? Are you committed to racial, social, economic justice, health and healing? We want you to join our team!

Click here to view the job opportunities

Job Openings at The Mountaineers

Each year, The Mountaineers hires a variety of summer seasonal positions in Seattle, Tacoma, and Olympia to work with our summer youth programs. If you have a passion for the outdoors and experience working with youth, we want to hear from you! Programs range from day camps to overnight backpacking and climbing trips. With so many program options, candidates are encouraged to apply for the program that best suits their skills and interests knowing that we will happily work together to find your best fit. People who would thrive in these positions love working with youth, believe in the transformative power of nature, work well on a team, and have a personal set of outdoor skills and interests.

Click here for available opportunities

Career Opportunities with our partners at Enterprise

Enterprise offers Management Training, Internships, Skill Building workshops, and more. Read all about their programs and visit careers.enterprise.com to learn more.

#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.

Seattle Jazzed Femme Jazz Summer Camp

You’ll focus on singing & playing freely and improvising in a supportive learning environment. Our focus is building community & confidence. Open to all female, queer, trans, gender-expansive, and nonbinary students on any instrument, including voice, with one year of experience.

Program Details


  • Grades: Rising grades 6-8
  • Instruments: Any instrument, including non-traditional jazz instruments such as French horn, bassoon, violin, viola, cello, etc. are welcome.

Monday, July 15 – Friday, July 19
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM, daily

Seattle JazzED South Lake Union site (380 Boren Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109)

We are committed to this program being financially accessible for ALL families. You select the tuition amount that works for you. Your tuition payment helps cover the cost of renting class space and paying our educators a fair wage, as well as classroom supplies, sheet music, etc.

Learn more and sign up here!

Volunteer Opportunities

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. 

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.

Seattle Foundation Scholarship Opportunities

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

2024 OneWorld Now! World Languages & Leadership STARTALK Program

The registration for OneWorld Now’s World Languages & Leadership STARTALK Program is now open!

Students can:

  • Study beginner ArabicKorean, or Mandarin Chinese
  • Develop their leadership skills and ability to create positive change
  • Experience new cultural practices and traditions
  • Make friends from around the Seattle area
  • Earn up to 1.0 world language credit in just 3 weeks (equivalent to 1 year of study)!

Dates: July 15th – August 2nd, 2024

Time: Monday – Friday, 9 AM – 4 PM

Location: Summit Sierra (1025 S King Street Seattle, WA 98104)

Eligibility: Any student in 8th-12th grade in the 2023-2024 academic year

Cost: $25 ONLY for all students!

Application deadline: June 1st

Learn more & register here.

Youth Representative on the Environmental Justice Council

The Governor’s Office is seeking applications to fill an open seat for a youth representative on the Environmental Justice Council. The Council plays a pivotal role in advising the Governor, Legislature, and state agencies on environmental justice and implementation of the HEAL Act. If you would like to apply or to nominate a colleague, please do so on our website.

The youth representative must be between the ages of 18 and 25 at time of appointment. The youth representative:

  • Should expect to attend six to ten meetings per year, each approximately four hours in length;
  • Can additionally choose to serve on one or more Council’s committees; and
  • Will be appointed through July 25, 2025.

Additional information on the Environmental Justice Council can be found on their webpage.

The EJ Council values your time and commitment, and you may be eligible to receive a stipend for your participation and/or support for your professional growth through workshops, training sessions, and networking opportunities.

Questions? envjustice@doh.wa.gov

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! 

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!

Free Library eCards to Teens Nationwide Facing Book Bans in Local Communities

Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) has launched a campaign called Books Unbanned, to help teens combat the negative impact of increased censorship and book bans in libraries across the country. For a limited time, young adults ages 13 to 21 nationwide, will be able to apply for a free eCard from BPL, unlocking access to the library’s extensive collection of eBooks.

The card will be good for one year and is designed to complement access to resources for teens in their local communities. The Brooklyn Public Library eCard provides access to 350,00 eBooks; 200,000 audiobooks and over 100 databases. Teens will also be connected to their peers in Brooklyn, including members of BPL’s Intellectual Freedom Teen Council, to help one another with information and resources to fight censorship, book recommendations and the defense of freedom to read.

To apply for the card, teens can send a note to BooksUnbanned@bklynlibrary.org, or via the Library’s s teen-run Instagram account, @bklynfuture. The $50 fee normally associated with out-of-state cards will be waived. Teens are encouraged to share videos, essays, and stories on the importance of intellectual freedom and the impact that book challenges and bans have had on their lives. 

The Library will also make a selection of frequently challenged books available with no holds or wait times for all BPL cardholders, available through the library’s online catalog or Libby app. The titles include: The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta, Tomboy by Liz Prince, The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison, The 1619 Project by Nikole Hannah-Jones, Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera, On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong, and Lawn Boy by Jonathan Evison.

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