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Student Opportunities

Academic Advantage

Charter College Senior Night

UW Climate Change Video Contest - Due 4/30/17

Grab your camera, phone or tablet and make a two-minute ad that will convince a climate change skeptic to take action!


1st Place:  $5,000

2nd Place:  $1,000

3rd Place:  $500

Finalists will get to see their hard work on the big screen this spring at the UW Climate Change Video Awards, the public screening and awards ceremony!

To enter the contest, visit:  http://depts.washington.edu/sefsccvc/

Submission Deadline:  April 30, 2017 by midnight PST

The contest is open to all high school students enrolled in the state of Washington.

School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, University of Washington College of the Environnment

Magic Camp May 1-4

PNNL Business or Science Internships (Workbase Learning)

The summer and academic postings are appearing on the PNNL website. They will continue to add postings, so check frequently!

Go to the jobs website http://jobs.pnnl.gov and search for High School and all the current positions will come up. READ the posting - this is essential because of closing date and requirements; some postings are requiring an age limit of 18 or will be 18 by October for Academic postings.  

Also, if you have not sent me your Student Profile, please complete and send back (attached). I would also like to review your resume BEFORE you upload to the application. Let me know if you have any questions.

Mrs. Richardson, Worksite Learning Coordinator, 967-6524

WORKSITE LEARNING and Science Research Internship

Attention sophomores and juniors:  Do you want to earn money while earning school credit?  Are you interested in working in an environment that matches your career path? Lean more about Worksite Learning!

WHAT:  Worksite Learning is a CTE (Career and Technical Education) program designed to place students in a working environment that matches their career path.  WSL is a partnership between the school-employer-and student.  It is a competency-based program that integrates classroom instruction with structured worksite experiences.  WSL provides exposure, experience and paid training in a specific career – a capstone experience to the students program of study.  The experiences are monitored and supervised by both representatives of an educational institution and a community workplace.  Students must provide their own transportation.

Students receive a semester credit (.5 credit) while working part-time in a local area company (180 hours per semester work experience for a maximum of 1 credit per year) and meeting program requirements. Students in the program are released 1-2 periods from the school day to go to work. Attendance at WSL Seminar during their senior year is required.

WHO:  Any current sophomore/junior, who has identified their career path, has a 2.5 GPA and has completed or enrolled in a class that is related to their career path and job placement, “connecting class”. 

CONTACT your school counselor or call/email Mrs. Richardson at 967-6524, Karen.richardson@rsd.edu. ;

*****WSL Business students are eligible for direct credit through Columbia Basin College. 

Washington Business Week

Summer Registration is here! Already our numbers have been growing and slots are filling up.  If you or someone you know is interested in attending Washington Business Week, don't delay and call or click today to secure your spot.  

Please contact Katherine Anderson, our Program Coordinator and Registrar, at registrar@wbw.org or by phone at 253-815-6900 with any questions.

In just seven days, Washington Business Week places students in a dynamic simulation where they role play as industry professionals, launch a company, sharpen their communication skills, and solve real-world challenges.

Students take the lead as their team races against the clock to develop a world-changing idea and pitch it to potential investors at the end-of-week competition. Guided by a mentor from a local business, students learn to work as a team, explore careers, take a test run of university life, build a network with professionals and future leaders, earn college credit, and maybe even win a scholarship.

Each day students and their companies dive into real-world business simulation in the career pathway they’ve chosen. Students make “real life” decisions as a team and participate in interactive projects with other teen companies. Business leaders from around the state share their experiences and challenges, and provide valuable insight and direction as they mentor the teams.

It’s not all work, though! There are also plenty of opportunities for fun during the week including dances, campus tours, a talent show, and plenty of free time activities!

For 40 years, we have provided 60,000 high school students with a competitive edge on college readiness, career advancement, and overall life success. Discover what thousands of young people now know about themselves – how to make an amazing impact in the 21st-century workplace.

Download the 2016 Student Brochure to share with friends, family, and colleagues.

Summer Program Locations, Pathways and Dates

Seattle University | Seattle, WA | June 25 – July 1, 2017

Business, Advanced Business, Healthcare


Gonzaga University | Spokane, WA | July 9 – 15, 2017

Business, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Agri-Energy


Pacific Lutheran University | Tacoma, WA | July 23 – 29

Business and Healthcare


Grant County Fire District 3

Resident Program

Grant County Fire District #3 Resident firefighters are individuals who are selected to live within one of GCFD3’s facilities and make it their primary residence.  The resident firefighter is provided with living accommodations, utilities, internet access, television, laundry and basic necessities to live in the quarters, excluding food.  They are provided full structural and wild land protective clothing (excluding wild land boots and duty pants), a class B uniform shirt, and duty tee shirts.  Training and educational opportunities are both offered and required in the classroom setting and “hands on” atmosphere.  IFSAC FF1 courses are taught, and EMT class is provided with residents contracted to pass certification (as available) within one year of residency.  Resident Firefighters are required to pull approximately ten scheduled 12 hour shifts from 18:00 to 06:00, with no less than one weekend per month.  Residents receive a $50 stipend for food each month, as well $200 for expenses.

We have ten resident rooms, seven at the main station located in Quincy, and three at the George station.  Applications for the resident program are taken any time and held until a vacancy in the program comes available, at which time the applicant will be contacted for testing, interview and potential placement.

Our Requirements

Applicants MUST:

  • Be a minimum of 18 years of age
  • Have proper documentation to complete I-9 and be employable in the United States
  • Have a high school diploma or G.E.D.
  • Possess and maintain a valid Washington State Driver’s License
  • Have an acceptable and insurable driving record
  • Be able to pass a post acceptance physical examination and drug screen
  • Pass a written and physical agility test
  • Be able to read, write and speak the English language

Application Procedure

Fill out all Volunteer Application Forms found on the website, checking the “Resident” box at the top.  Forms may be e-mailed or faxed in, with a hard copy printed and mailed or brought into the main station.


Perry Tech Summer Preview Day