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 We update this page as much as possible, but apologize if some links are out of date.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 (email@example.com), if you’d like to share any other opportunities.
Paid Summer Internship with Teens in Public Service (TIPS)
2023 TIPS internship applications are now open! If you are a high school student aged 15-19 and interested in community engagement and public service, consider applying for this meaningful, paid internship opportunity. TIPS Interns work part-time for 6-8 weeks over the summer at non-profit orgs throughout the Greater Puget Sound. Sites range from museums to summer camps to food banks with a variety of service areas as well – from food access to animals to social justice and more. Most TIPS internships will be in-person in 2023 with the opportunity for some hybrid; TIPS can provide laptops and free ORCA cards as needed. Learn more and apply at teensinpublicservice.org/apply-to-intern; application deadline is March 3, 2023.
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
Girls on the Run Junior Coach
We are looking for high school girls ages 16 to 18 to apply for our Junior Coach program! Our program will provide leadership opportunities, instructional training, mentorship experience, service hour credits, and a ton of fun!
Thanks to our partnership with the Seattle Department of Education & Early Learning (DEEL), any Junior Coach who lives within the Seattle city limits and identifies as a Black girl, Black young woman, and/or Black queer and transgender youth will be eligible to receive a stipend up to $1,000. These qualifying participants will also receive transportation reimbursement as well.
Additionally, any Junior Coach who is a graduating high school senior is eligible to apply for our GOTR Higher Education Scholarship which awards selected recipients a monetary scholarship.
Applications for our Junior Coach Program are now open for the 2023 Spring season! More information about Junior Coaching can be found here: https://www.gotrpugetsound.org/junior-coach
Anyone interested in becoming a Junior Coach can apply using this link: https://www.pinwheel.us/volunteer/index/SP23JC
Please note that applications are due no later than March 2nd .
Young Adult Maritime Internship
The maritime industry includes everything related to the sea or waterways throughout the world, particularly navigation, shipping, and marine engineering. Our everyday lives are directly affected by the industry. Consider the oil that powers our cars, our vehicles, our electronics, the coffee we drink, the food we eat, and the clothes we wear… most of it comes from foreign countries.
Come join Youth Maritime Accelerator project and earn $$$ while discovering high salary maritime careers! Learn from a nationally-accredited curriculum, ensuring you’ll leave with a well rounded arsenal of skills to apply in the workforce. Explore the waters and marine life on kayaks, cruise on tall ships and learn about the inner/outer workings of different boats
Gain experience and earn money while interning with top-tier maritime businesses.
The program includes: A one-week intensive job readiness training, a three-month internship located in the fall of 2023, an hourly stipend or wage of up to $18.50/hour upon completion of the internship, as well as $500 in employment support services, resume building, and networking.
Commitment: A 3-month internship after completing an intensive job readiness course, commencing in fall 2023.
Requirements: Must be 18-24 years of age, legally able to work in the US, possess state-issued ID/driver’s license, TWIC, and be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Register Today: https://forms.gle/tY2vcSVRAit55aiYA
Customer Service Specialist at REI – Alderwood
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 transactions, selling memberships and other REI products and services to customers. You will help support our 100% satisfaction guarantee by processing customer returns, and completing other unique customer service functions. You will maintain a working understanding of REI products and services and use this understanding to sell products, services, and memberships to our customers. You help to maintain the store visual standards and help in keeping the floor stocked with merchandise. REI employees pride themselves on living the REI values. Sound interesting? Keep reading to learn more about this position and life at REI.
- Supports customers by responding to product, membership and REI service questions, general inquiries and customer feedback.
- Helps to prepare the store: maintains and stocks work areas making sure all items are accurately priced.
- Works with store management, visual merchandising point person, and Sales Leads to maintain visual standards.
- Promotes the sale of REI goods and services and engages in the steps of REI’s Sales and Service Training.
- Gives customers product, membership and service information including but not limited to the REI Mastercard program.
- Processes purchases, membership, service and return transactions at the register in alignment with REI’s 100% satisfaction guarantee. Collect payment for goods, make change, and distribute receipts.
- Performs unique transactions such as special orders, Outdoor School registration, special ticket sales, and store mail-outs.
- Identifies, research, and resolve customer issues.
- Supports Retail Store Pick-Up by assisting with the receipt of product from truck and processing customer pick-up.
- Maintains customer and employee hold area by keeping the area organized and removing items that are beyond the hold dates.
- Extra duties as assigned
Paid Outdoor Summer Internships with King County Parks Youth Conservation Corps
King County Parks Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) aims to build pathways for a new generation of park leaders through a paid 6-week summer internship program. Interns work with King County Parks and Recreation staff at multiple King County Park locations to:
- Learn about environmental restoration practices through hands-on outdoor work in parks
- Network with Parks staff, community leaders, and environmental professionals
- Engage in discussions about environmental and social justice
- Participate in workshops about local environmental challenges
- Explore solutions to problems impacting human and environmental health
We are seeking high school students living in King County (rising sophomores – seniors) who are interested in learning about parks and the environment. Applicants are NOT expected to already know about conservation, environmental topics, or have participated in a similar program. We welcome teens of all identities to apply, and the lived experiences and perspectives of Black, Indigenous, and youth of color are especially essential to the success of this work. We strongly encourage applicants that hold these identities and those who are from backgrounds historically underrepresented in environmental leadership and land management roles to apply.
The 2023 program dates are July 10- August 16 every Monday-Thursday. Each week, interns work 22 hours and meet daily on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays at Thurnau Park in White Center. On Thursday, interns meet via zoom from their personal computer. Interns are expected to attend the entire program. More information and a link to the application can be found at www.kcpyouthcorps.org. Applications are due by April 16, 2023.
Clean Water Ambassadors Summer Internship
The Clean Water Ambassadors Internship is for high school-aged youth who are at least 16 years old. In this program, interns gain valuable field experience, hone their leadership and communication skills, and make professional connections within the environmental community. Through experiential field trips and interviewing professionals in environmental careers, interns learn about urban and natural water systems, including the key role of salmon and the ways human activity affects water quality.
Community engagement is the ultimate goal of the internship. Interns practice public speaking and teaching skills throughout the summer. At the end of the summer, interns synthesize their experience by giving a professional presentation to staff and community members.
PAID INTERNSHIP: $18.43/hour, 28 hours/week
Meeting location: Downtown Seattle (ORCA cards provided)
Monday-Friday, July 17-August 18, 2023
Application is open April 15 – May 15
• Learn about environmental and social justice issues by participating in field trips and workshops.
• Improve communication skills through interviewing professionals, public speaking and professional writing.
• Create a plan for teaching your community about clean water.
To apply, visit: kingcounty.gov/wtdhsintern
Questions? Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com. You can also reach us @basilicabio on Instagram.
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.
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
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.
SDOT’s Transportation Equity Workgroup (TEW)
Would you like to apply your experiences and professional knowledge to serving as community stewards of SDOT’s Transportation Equity Framework (TEF)? We invite community members affiliated with community organizations, non-profits, coalitions, or networks serving Seattle-King County BIPOC and vulnerable communities to apply.
Learn more about the application process and benefits of participation here and in the application guide. Applicants must submit both an application and a letter of support from their affiliated organization by Friday, February 17, 2023 at 6:00 PM PST. For any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Free Online Series with Families of Color Seattle
Part 1: Raising LGBTQ Kids of Color
Wed. Feb. 22
12 pm – 1:30 pm
We’ll hear from LGBTQ adults of color about their experiences growing up and what would have been supportive to them in their development and lives.
Register at: bit.ly/focsfeb23
Pt. 2: Supporting our Gender-Diverse Kids of Color
Thu. Mar 16
6:00 pm -7:30p
We will discuss raising gender-diverse children of color to create better connections and build healthy relationships between caregivers and children.
Register at: bit.ly/focsmar23
Events will be recorded and there will be time for Q&A. Participants may submit questions during the registration process.
Seattle Public Library’s FILM, FOOD & FAMILY DAY
Saturday March 4 12pm-2pm
(2821 Beacon Ave S #5813)
Ensure your library is funded for generations to come! Stop by the Beacon Hill Branch for free food and a quick video interview with The Seattle Public Library Foundation about why you love your library.
Youth Open Mic
Youth Speaks is hosting their first Open Mic of 2023! Any young people are invited to perform and all are welcome to attend. There is a limited signup online via the Eventbrite, and there will be some slots at the door!
Girls Who Code’s Free Summer Programs
Apply now to Girls Who Code’s free summer programs, with options running June 16 – August 11! They’ve got two great opportunities, so you can choose the one that fits your needs:
Both programs introduce you to inspiring industry professionals and unlock lifelong college and career support. For more information on our virtual Summer Programs, check out our website or attend a webinar. We have an upcoming Alumni Panel Webinar on February 9th where you can hear directly from students who have completed the program. This is sure to be an impactful event! Applications are due on February 15th for priority consideration or March 24, 2023 for our general deadline. Head to girlswhocode.com/summerapply and submit yours now!
UDOC High School Program Summer 2023
UDOC is a free, residential three-week summer education program that aims to foster, affirm, and encourage high school juniors interested in health careers. UDOC runs from July 9th – 29th 2023 on the University of Washington Seattle campus (in-person, depending on COVID-19 University of Washington and CDC guidance.)
- Currently enrolled high school student in WA state (completing junior year by July 1 2023).
- Demonstrates an interest in health sciences
- Comes from a background (economic, geographic, education, race/ethnicity, LGBTQIA2S+) or group that is currently underrepresented in the health professions
- Current High School Transcript
- Proof of immunizations will be required for participants including the COVID-19 immunization.
Application for UDOC 2023 is now live! Apply by March 1st.
WA Department of Health Youth Advisory Council
The YAC is a community engagement group of diverse young people from around Washington. This group will help the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) learn about public health topics important to young people. Members will share ideas, opinions, and recommendations about health care, including challenges and barriers young people face, and help find solutions that will work for young Washingtonians.
The YAC meets online (on Zoom) every other month for about an hour and a half. During meetings, members share thoughts, discuss, and make recommendations about current adolescent and young health topics, including:
- Reproductive health
- Physical health
- Mental and behavioral health Youth-friendly care
- Well-care visits
- Healthy relationships and teen dating
- Food and nutrition
Members join DOH staff to plan and facilitate meetings.
- YAC members can join topic-specific subcommittees and collaborate directly with DOH program staff in Family Planning/Contraception, Gender-Based Violence, Health eating, Suicide Prevention, Substance-Use Prevention, and Sexual Health.
- Members also review and give feedback on adolescent health materials, like flyers, surveys, projects, and webpages.
- DOH asks member to serve for 22 months between March 2023 and December 2024.
Get a $50 Amazon e-gift card after every meeting or activity.
SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION BY JANUARY 31, 2023
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 email@example.com.
Sheng-Yen Lu Foundation Lotus Scholarship for Immigrant Students
The Lotus Scholarship provides tuition assistance (and a new computer) to selected high school students who have immigrated to the United States within the last four years. Students receive as much as $11,000 in tuition toward their degree.
This is a competitive program and not everyone who applies receives a scholarship. A reference is required, and some students will be asked to participate in an online interview as part of the application process.
Application Deadline: The deadline to apply is March 24, 2023.
- Student attends high school in King, Pierce or Snohomish County and is due to graduate in May or June, 2023. We do not accept applications from students already in college.
- Student is 21 years of age or younger.
- Student immigrated to the United States on or after January 1, 2019.
- Student plans to attend a community college, university, technical or trade school.
- Student participated or enrolled in a college readiness program.
- Student commits to participating in a college persistence or support program in college.
- Student is available for an on-line interview in April or early May of 2023.
The application can be found here
New applicants will need to set up an account in order to access the application.
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.
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.
WWIN Star Scholarship
WWIN is accepting applications now through April 13 for new Star Scholars! Our Scholars are women who represent WWIN’s values and are ready to transform their lives through higher education and careers. Each Scholar receives up to $5,000 per year toward their total Cost of Attendance, and their scholarship may be renewed each year up to $20,000 total over the course of their undergraduate education. They also have the support of our Resiliency Fund to help with financial setbacks along the way and our Career Coaching program.
Applicants must meet WWIN’s eligibility criteria to be considered.
Prospective applicants can visit the WWIN website at wwin.org/star-scholars for additional information and to submit their online application. The application will be open through 11:59 pm on April 13. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stim Bullitt Scholarship Information: Application Deadline March 15th
The Stim Bullitt Scholarship, sponsored by the Seattle Public Library Foundation, is open to high school seniors and college undergraduates who live, work, or attend school in Seattle. Submissions will be accepted January 1 through March 15, 2023. The scholarship is designed to engage students by writing an essay (1,500 and 2,000 words) about an individual or group of individuals in Washington State who have demonstrated civic courage on an issue of importance to the community at great personal, political, or professional risk.
Full contest details: Stim Bullitt Civic Courage Scholarship
Seattle Promise Scholarship: Application Deadline February 17th
Seattle Promise is a scholarship program that provides free tuition at any of the Seattle Colleges: North Seattle College, Seattle Central College or South Seattle College for up to two years, 90 college credits or a student’s first degree, whichever comes first. Students must sign up during their senior year of high school and must graduate with their high school diploma from a Seattle Public School to qualify.
To become eligible for Seattle Promise, seniors must complete TWO applications by February 17th:
- Seattle Promise, https://go.seattlecolleges.edu/form/seattle-promise-application
- No essay, teacher recommendations, GPA requirements, immigration status, etc. Just a student’s basic information and career/educational interests!
- Takes about 5-10 minutes to complete.
- Seattle Colleges, https://apply.ctc.edu/user
- Please have students apply to North Seattle College, Seattle Central College, and/or South Seattle College. They’re not sure which one to apply to? Explore our programs; we offer 130+ programs across all three colleges. Still unsure? Seniors can apply to all three colleges and decide in the Spring time, during our registration events (Readiness Academy in May/June; see timeline image below).
- This application takes a little more time, about 15 minutes.
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.
Submit a piece to be featuring in a magazine!
kahani is a print magazine for girls by girls from around the world, designed to inform, elevate and inspire. Targeted at girls ages 12-to-18 years old, kahani features stories and contributions from adolescent girls living in a range of communities, cultures, and countries—from rural villages in Uganda to neighborhoods in the Bronx. Previous issues have covered themes such as menstruation, climate change and mental health.
With support from Grantmakers for Girls of Color, kahani is launching a call for submissions for a special issue to be published in the summer of 2023. The theme for this issue is Our Freedom. We are inviting girls of color in G4GC’s network from around the United States to submit stories for consideration and see their work featured in print. Submissions can include personal essays, poetry, fictional writing, interviews, art, photography, even games and puzzles…anything that can be printed on a page!
For “Our Freedom Issue” – to be released in honor of Juneteenth 2023 – we are inviting girls, femmes, and gender-expansive youth to respond to the following story prompts and/or to be inspired by these prompts to develop an original piece on freedom:
- What does freedom mean to you? What does freedom mean to your community?
- Who has freedom? Who does not have freedom? Who should have it?
- Share a moment when you either lost your freedom or gained it. What happened, and what did that shift feel like?
- What would it look like if more people had freedom? What would it look like if more people lost their freedom?
- What does universal freedom look like to you?
The team at kahani is happy to work with your organization to develop contributions from girls interested in this initiative. Please reach out to us at email@example.com with any questions or to request previous copies of kahani. We would be happy to connect!
All submissions should be received by March 1, 2023 using this online form. Artwork can be photographed or scanned and then sent via attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. Here are some tips on how to send high res files.
Selected contributions will be included in the upcoming “Our Freedom Issue” of kahani, and others will be featured through Grantmakers for Girls of Color’s and kahani’s websites and/or social media platforms. In addition, all contributors will be invited to be part of kahani’s growing global community of girls around the world.
Every single girl has a story. Your story matters, and kahani wants to help you share it.
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
- Search for jobs
- Access Washington Employment Security Department (ESD) website. Please note that we are not able to answer questions about any unemployment claims that have already been filed with ESD.
- 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 artists. Selected 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!