• Internships

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    Architecture/Construction Management/Engineering

    ACE Mentor Program:  12-week after school program that gives students a hands-on introduction to Architecture, Construction Management, and Engineering.  

    Construction Camp with Pacific NW Carpenters Institute: Multi-faceted, 8-week presentation of various subjects related to carpentry and the construction industry in general.  

    Saturday Academy Apprenticeship in Science and Engineering:

    The Apprenticeships in Science and Engineering (ASE) Program matches bright, motivated high school students with professional scientists and engineers for eight-week, full-time summer internships. Students assist mentors with research and other activities, learning first-hand about science and engineering careers in the process. Interns attend two full-day conferences during the summer, gaining additional exposure to diverse careers in scientific and engineering fields, and developing skills that will serve them well in technical careers.  ASE is part of Saturday Academy, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Check out a sample of their incredible offerings like Critical Infrastructure Protection at the Bonneville Dam, Learning Security Through Games, or even Open Source Wireless Tools for Primate Research.



    Enterprise Academy
    For more than 30 years, the Rotary Club of Portland has provided the opportunity for high school students to explore the challenges and opportunities of our free enterprise system and the dynamics of the business world through Enterprise Academy. This innovative weekend retreat allows students to interact with successful business people and to participate in highly informative and enjoyable team project. 3:00 PM Friday, March 6 - 4:00PM Sunday, March 8 at Camp Kuratli, Boring Oregon (transportation provided). Application deadline 2/27/20.

    Spend a week in Washington DC with Bank of America Student Leaders Bank of America recognizes high school students who lead and serve in their own communities and beyond. We connect Student Leaders to tools and resources to help make communities better. As a Student Leader, you will work as a paid intern at a local nonprofit for eight weeks; attend the week-long Student Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C.; develop leadership and career skills; connect with like-minded students from your own community and across the country. Must be a current High School Junior or Senior. Apply by the deadline of January 31, 2020. For program details and application, visit: https://www.bankofamerica.com/studentleaders 


    Environment/Urban Planning

    TheCenterPDX/ PLACE (Planning and Leadership Across City Environments) focuses on how we relate to our urban environment through smart planning and effective leadership.PLACE is for current high school students and recent high school graduates from around the region. During this dynamic, interdisciplinary, and experiential program, you will learn from the city's best minds as they grapple with decisions that shape Portland's future.The CENTER (Create. Engage. Notice. Teach. Empower. Remember.) is a coalition-led hub for child and youth creativity, education, and engagement and to join organizational forces in the creation of authentic and inclusive opportunities that empower children and youth to lead positive change in their communities.

    OMSI Outdoor Science Apprentice Instructor - Hancock Field Station and Pacific Marine Science Camp. Camp Counselor/Instructor. You will work with instructors to teach environmental education topics and eventually teach by yourself. Room and board is provided during the program.  



    NW Filmmakers’ Festival Intern/Volunteer
    This is an unpaid position for either a Festival Intern (for currently enrolled students) or Volunteer who will develop a working knowledge of the independent film arts by assisting in the production and promotion of one of the country's largest and oldest regional film festivals, the Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival.

    Fire Fighter

    Portland Fire and Rescue:  is hosting a fire training camp for women ages 16-20. This 3 1/2 day camp is an opportunity to experience the unique aspects of being a firefighter. Work stations will include search and rescue, Jaws of Life operation, climbing the aerial ladder, fire hose operation and forcing doors. Young women will also learn about nutrition, physical fitness, interview skills, Emergency Medical Services and gain CPR certification.

    Portland Fire Explorer Program:  The Portland Fire & Rescue (PF&R) Cadet Program provides the opportunity for young men and women, ages 16 to 20, to become familiar with career opportunities available in the fire service. Through classroom instruction, hands-on training, and volunteer work, Explorers are provided a base of knowledge and experience that will benefit them not only in fire service careers, but also in all future endeavors. The program is designed to encourage and promote accountability, being safe, communication, teamwork, fitness and develop leadership skills. The Explorer Program is a subsidiary of the Learning for Life organization. The mission statement for Learning for Life is to enable young people to become responsible individuals by teaching positive character traits, career development, leadership and life skills so they can make moral choices and achieve their full potential. 



     Free Geek:  Free Geek offers a variety of unpaid internships to those who have the time and interest to work outside of our two introductory volunteer programs. Interns volunteer on a set schedule, learn valuable skill sets and play a vital role in the health of Free Geek as an organization. These are competitive, challenging and highly valued positions. While we cannot pay our volunteer interns, we can offer job skills training, letters of reference, professional feedback, and resume assistance. Due to the nature of these volunteer opportunities, we ask that all applicants be 16 or older.


    Health Professions

    Coalition of Community Health Clinics (CCHC) seeks students interested in building knowledge and experience in community health. CCHC serves people who are underinsured or low-income. Resume and cover letter (or questions) to CCHC program manager:  genevieve.ellis@coalition-clinics.org 

    Oregon Health & Science University:  For summer internships, begin your search here: http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/outreach/find-k12.cfm


    For research opportunities, follow this process:

    • Visit OHSU website www.ohsu.edu to identify two-three areas of interest to you (a dept., research program, specific lab or specific scientist)
    • Prepare a resume in Word, including related coursework,  research or scientific experience, your goals.
    • State your availability.
    • The Office of Sicne Education Opportunities (SEO) scied@ohsu.edu can provide contact into for specific individuals or departments. Contact the department directly. 

     Ted R. Lilley Cancer CURE Program  A paid internship that matches students with a cancer-specific researcher. Interns work full-time for eight weeks in a research lab alongside OHSU scientists conducting cancer research. Info in Career Center.

    Kaiser Permanente Youth Exploration Academy in Healthcare
    KP YEAH! is a PAID, four week-long, interactive exploration program for high school students. The program focuses on providing high school students with exposure to Kaiser Permanente's integrated healthcare system while promoting access to higher education, career readiness and introduction to various healthcare pathways. Learn more about how to apply, eligibility, and student selection criteria at: https://kaiser-scholarship.fluidreview.com/prog/kp_yeah/ The deadline to apply is January 31, 2020.