Career, Internships, Apprenticeship Opportunities
Renton School District offers a variety of opportunities for our students to become prepared for the future.
A core value is to ensure that there is equity and access for all students.
Below you'll find current opportunities related to the world of employment
including information on career fairs, job openings, apprenticeships, and internships.
- King County Internships| 18+
- Hyatt/Hands On Hospitality Training program| Age 18+| Summer 2023
- Refugee Youth Mentoring Program and Training |Ages 16-24
- Bright Horizons Summer Internships| Ages 16+| Deadline May 15, 2023
- Disney College| Graduating Seniors
- HVAC Industrial Architectural Metal| 18+
- Walgreens Pharmacy Tech| Apprenticeship| Ages: 18+| Open Applications
- WorkEd Cyber Security Externship| May 2023|9-12th Grade
- Walker’s Internship| 16+
- Walker's Renton Subaru
- Port of Seattle Internships| 16+
- Gene Juarez Cosmetology| 17+
- Dental Assistant Internship| 18+
- Sprinkler Fitters Apprenticeship Training| 18+
- ANEW Pre & Apprenticeships| Ages 16+
- IT/Web Development/Software Paid Pre-Apprenticeship| July 5th-August 17th
- AJAC| 11th-12th| Deadline 9/8/2023
- Architecture/Construction/Engineering Mentor Program| 9th-12th Grade| Due Oct 13, 2023
King County’s goal is to be the best-run government in the nation by investing in our employees and offering Internships. We will accomplish this by embracing continuous improvement, instituting best management practices and empowering our employees to use their experiences to join us in our goal.
We look to foster an environment of growth and innovation, developing the talent and skills of our employees, especially our student interns.
Hands On is working with Hyatt to offer an 80-hour Hospitality Training program for the summer of 2023.
Areas include: Culinary, housekeeping, Banquets, Laundry, Guest Services, Steward and more.
Must be 18 or older
Must pass a background check
(no convictions within the past 7 years)
High School Diploma or GED is
Be able to follow basic directions and work semi-independently
Be able to work all shifts - nights, mornings, weekends, and holidays
Supported Employment Clients are typically not appropriate for this training opportunity
For more information contact
Send completed applications to
Refugee Youth, in the U.S. less than four years, Mentoring Program. Age 18-24. Receive: Mentorship, Case Management, Support Services, Employment and Training.
In addition they have training in Restoration Internship/Training, Machinist Institute, and Barista Training,
Contact: Farhiya Abdo; 206 453 5142 or 206 429 3824
Paid Internship: Partnership in Employment
Over the course of 10 weeks, you will focus on education and training in environmental topics. You will also put your knowledge and skills to use to complete restoration projects in parks.
Working with Port of Seattle and Green Seattle
Summer Internships with Bright Horizons:
Live Chat Sessions
Join us any time during our live 1 hour chat sessions and learn more about
Paid Summer Child Care Internships with Bright Horizons®.
These sessions are perfect for students interested in learning more about summer internship opportunities.
Select Your Preferred Time Below:
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. CST
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. CST
12:00 p.m. to 1:00p.m. CST
No need to pre-register! Simply use the link on your preferred date and time, and open the LIVE CHAT bubble at the bottom of the screen.
What to Expect:
During our live chat events, a member from our team will be able to answer any questions you have regarding Paid Summer Internship opportunities with Bright Horizons! Join us, we look forward to connecting with you!
Interested but unable to attend?
Contact Lisa for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
As a Disney College Program participant, you'll become part of the magic that is known worldwide. Gain valuable, on-the-job experience working in our parks and resorts, participate in college coursework, and have the opportunity to meet and live with people from all over the country and potentially the world in company-sponsored housing. This truly unique five- to seven-month program allows participants to network with leaders, take part in personal and career development classes, and build transferable skills such as problem-solving, teamwork, guest service and effective communication.
18+ and High School Diploma/GED
Apprenticeship programs in:
HVA Services Technician (5 years)
Sheet Metal Worker (5 years)
HVAC Test, Adjust & Balance Technician (5 years)
Questions email: email@example.com
Walgreens is proud to invest in and champion an “earn while you learn” Pharmacy Technician Training Program recognized by ASHP and the Department of Labor. This apprenticeship program gives you an entry point to a career in healthcare by guiding you in taking steps towards becoming a certified pharmacy technician, through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Certified Pharmacy Technician or Exam for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians (ExCPT), and helping you maintain the high level of skill required in the pharmacy care industry. The program arms you with a nationally recognized, portable credential that will help you advance your career.
WorkEd Cyber Security Externship: 9th - 12th Grade Through real work scenarios, students will learn how our nation's critical infrastructure, private companies, and everyday citizens stay protected.
May 16-19; Virtual 4-6pm
May 23-26. Virtual 4-6pm
There are a total of 50 spots available.
Gene Juarez Academy: To become a licensed cosmetologist in WA state, students must complete 1,600 hours of training and pass State Exams. Our program is four days per week and takes approximately 13 months to complete.
Apprenticeship requires a signed agreement between you and the JACTC which ensure quality training on-the-job, and in the classroom. You literally earn while you learn during this five-year program.
Minimum age – 18
High School Graduate or equivalent
Copy of valid WA State Driver’s License
Must be physically capable of performing the work of this trade
Pass a drug test
Applications are available by appointment with the Training Director: 206 450 5655
ANEW is the oldest, continuously running pre-apprenticeship program in the nation with a unique and successful reputation for training people to enter the construction industry.
Programs and Services
Computing for All is hosting IT/Web Development/Software Paid Pre-Apprenticeship
July 5th – August 17th, 2023
Monday – Thursday | 12:00 – 5:00 PM
Hands-on IT Tech skills training for 270 hours over six levels. You will complete up to three levels this summer. This earn-while-you-learn opportunity is paid and takes place on Zoom virtually for 20 hours/week.
The next installment of our Union Job Fair is taking place on Thursday, August 31 from 4pm to 6pm at the LiUNA! 242 Hall in Des Moines (22323 Pacific Hwy S, Des Moines, WA, 98198).
We will feature union employers from Boeing (IAM 751), Hilton (Unite Here 8), Town & Country Markets (UFCW 3000), and many more! There will be something for everyone, so get your resume ready.
You can find more information about the event and confirm your attendance at: MLK Labor
Union jobs offer good wages, benefits, and respect at work. We hope you can take advantage of this unique opportunity to connect with responsible union employers!
- Scope Project (School Re-Engagement)| Ages 14-24| Open Applications
- BGWP (Black Girl Who paints)| Ages: 6-18| Open Applications
- Renton Teacher Academy| High School| Fall 2023
SCOPE Project: Youth Reengagements (14-24 year olds)
- Explore successful education pathways
- Discover your passion through summer activities
- Remove barriers
Please contact one of the Project SCOPE Youth Advocates below with any questions and/or to make an appointment.
SAVE YOUR SPOT NOW FOR TEACHER ACADEMY FALL 2023
Renton Teacher Academies are Growing Our Own Paraeducators and Teachers by recruiting students like you who are interested in becoming World Changers in our classrooms! SOPHOMORES & JUNIORS contact the Teacher Academy teacher from your school today!
Teacher Academy – Renton High School
Ms. Vanessa Barut-Del Fierro
Teacher Academy – Talley High School
Ms. Tracy Robnett
- Weekly Internships at RSD Elementary & Middle Schools
- Experience Workshops, Classes, Campus Visits offered by CWU professors
- Prepare for Paraeducator Exam
- Earn Paraeducator Certificate
- Earn College Credit from CWU
- Educator’s Rising Club
- Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in our schools
- Lesson Planning and Design
- Instructional Best Practices
- Culturally Responsive Classroom Management
- Alternative Pathways to Teaching
Scheduled Visits and Contact Info
Military recruiters from the United States Air Force, Army, Marines, National Guard, Navy visit Hazen once a month to share information with students. These visits usually take place during lunch either in the Commons or the Cafeteria. Feel free to chat with these recruiters if you are interested. If you would like to meet with any of these recruiters outside of those specific days, you may contact them directly or let Mr. Nguyen know. They are more than happy to drop by Hazen to meet with you!
Contact Email: Sergeant First Class Aaron Smith
Phone (Office): (206) 431-3147
Phone (Cell): (206) 258-0896
www.goarmy.com (Links to an external site.)
When: Second Tuesday of every month in the Commons/Cafeteria
Petty Officer Thabo "Moe" Moyo
Phone (Office) (206) 394-7791
Phone (Cell): (206) 462-9140
www.navy.com (Links to an external site.)
When: Third Wednesday of every month during lunch in the Commons/Cafeteria
Staff Sergeant Abigail Paisley
Phone (Office): (206) 575-7825
Phone (Cell) (253) 306-3394
www.airforce.com (Links to an external site.)
When: First Wednesday of every month during lunch in the Commons/Cafeteria
Visit Todaysmilitary.com to learn about all of the military service branches, benefits, pay, career ooportunities and more!
The RHS GESA Credit Union will open in September 2023, GESA is ready to hire their student intern(s) at RHS! This is a paid job with GESA. The student(s) selected will work for GESA this summer and next school year at their Tukwila branch. In addition, once the school year starts this student will manage our student run credit union at RHS AND will be paid by GESA to run the credit union while its open. To sweeten the pot, any student who completes their internship will receive a scholarship from GESA for approximately $3,000-$5,000. GESA is willing to work with student sports and activities schedules, they’d love to hire a multilingual student (though not required), and they’re open to hiring more than one student if we move to a 2 lunch schedule and can’t make the student’s schedule work to cover both lunches. Students need to be 16 when the position starts (end of school year) to apply.
Work Site Learning (WSL) is a wonderful learning experience for juniors and seniors that connects knowledge and skills obtained in the classroom to those needed in the work environment. If you have a job and meet the requirements of the Work Site Learning program, you can receive one-half credit for every 180 hours you work.
All working minors, a person younger than eighteen, must have a Parent/School Work Authorization on file with their employer with the required Parent and School authorization prior to beginning their first day of work (there is a special summer form if the minor starts work during the summer).
Employer initiates the form
- This is a legal/state document that should be completed in blue or black pen
- Employers initiate the Parent/School Work Authorization process then keep on file once all signatures have been obtained. Students should not work until completed.
- Employers need to complete & sign their sections, including hours
- We no longer accept PSWA forms prior to 2018
- NOTE: Students CANNOT start work until their neighborhood school schedule ends.
- Employers need to renew every school year by the end of September
- If employers have any questions, they can contact TeenSafety@LnI.wa.gov or call 1-866-219-7321
- Need to complete and sign their sections prior to school signing, take to Career/Opportunity Center.
- Renton School District WILL NOT sign the Variance to work 28-hours if the student has anything below a “C” in the last two completed trimesters or current trimester.
- SCHOOL (Renton School District)
- Last to sign: ALL sections must be complete and correct
- Student takes to Career Center and pick-up to return to employer.
- Last to sign: ALL sections must be complete and correct
All forms need to be renewed each September, no later than September 30th. The school DOES NOT guarantee SAME DAY turn-around. Once the form has been verified and processed, the student should look for an e-mail saying it is ready to pick-up!
Turn in completed form to:
HHS: Opportunity Center
LHS: Library, behind Library Counter
RHS: Main Office, in WSL Box
THS: Opportunity Center
Once the form is verified, watch for an email, your student emails, indicating any required missing sections and ready for pick-up.
A resume is a document that job applicants use to summarize their work experience, educational background, work experience, volunteer activities, and special skills.
Your resume communicates your qualifications and your brand—who you are and what makes you different-to employers and recruiters. In a tough job market, you need a resume’ that helps you stand out in a sea of applicants. Ultimately, the purpose of a strategically, targeting, polished resume’ is to get the interview.
Your resume should be truthful, organized, error free, and show how your experiences match what the employer wants.
Watch videos on how create a resume. Then use this worksheet to plan out your information. Be sure to add your CTE coursework and what you learned along with languages you speak/read/write.
Onet assists you with skills used in your jobs and classes.
Action/Vivid Verbs should be present tense.
Resume Builder assists with you with building your resume after you have gathered the information.
Visit your Opportunity Center for additional assistance.
A cover letter usually is three paragraphs long and outlines why you are applying for a specific position, a brief overview of your professional background and what makes you uniquely qualified for the job, refer to job posting for key words. While some employers require a cover letter to apply, others make it optional.
A thank you letter or thank you email is an effective way to stay current with the interviewers you meet. It can set you apart from other candidates and increase your chances of getting a job. A well-written thank you note also allows you to provide more clarity on issues raised at your interview and can give you an advantage when competing with candidates with similar qualifications.
Search for job and career opportunities using these Job Search Engines:
- CareerOneStop - Your source for career exploration, training, and jobs
- Google, “Jobs near me"
- Glassdoor allows you to find the right job, research companies, compare salaries, and apply to jobs.
- Goodwill Job Training
- GSBA (Greater Seattle Business Association) Job Postings- The listings are job openings from GSBA member businesses. Any questions or for further information, please contact the company directly.
- Occupational Outlook Handbook
- USA JOBS - Government Job Listings
- WorkSourceWA -
- My Dashboard- Access all of your information in one place
My Schedule- Manage your appointments & events
Resumes- Prepare for the next opportunity
Cover Letters- Prepare and have ready
Saved Job- Review jobs of interest
Applied Job- Jobs you've applied to
Career Profile- Match your interests to careers
Workshops & Hiring Events- Find upcoming events, workshops, and appointments in your area
AND MUCH MUCH MORE!!!!
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Jump Start your Diesel Career with Republic Services
Are you interested in learning the Diesel Technician trade? You don't have to have a mechanical background to be successful, just a desire to become a diesel technician and a mechanical aptitude. This program is also great for automotive students looking to advance their skills into something bigger with an added emphasis on personal and leadership development.
Explore our 9-week Technician Apprentice Program and be a part of an organization who’s fully geared up to help you achieve your professional goals.
What You'll Do:
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Learn more and apply at RepublicServices.com/TechInstitute!
Suzie's Swim School
Now hiring a part-time swim instructor for morning or afternoon lessons.
Starting pay $20+/hour depending on experience.
No teaching experience necessary but must know all four swim strokes.
Please inquire at firstname.lastname@example.org
Outside Service Technician is primarily responsible for the repair of case goods, leather, and upholstery furniture in customers’ homes.
Schedule: Tuesday – Saturday 7am-3:30pm
Pay: Starting $18-$28/hours
Georgina Pringle | Field Recruiter
Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc.
20623 34th Ave E | Spanaway, WA 98387
Cell 608-863-0646 | GPringle@Ashleyfurniture.com
www.ashleyfurniturehomestore.com | www.ashleyfurniture.com
Driver CDL Careers: ashleydistributionjobs.com
Free tutoring for students 13 and older
To help students with personal learning goals, Renton School District has partnered with Tutor.com to provide free online tutoring services for all district middle and high school students. Tutor.com is one of the largest online tutoring services with more than 3,000 tutors who provide online 1-to-1 learning support to our middle and high school students:
- in more than 200 subjects, including drop-off essay review, test prep, and more.
Learn more at our Tutor.com webpage.
Counseling option for students 13 and older
As part of our ongoing commitment to students mental health and wellbeing, Renton School District has partnered with Talkspace, a free, virtual service that connects district students 13 years and older with licensed mental health providers for counseling, therapy, and support.
Learn more at our Talkspace webpage.
The YMCA is hosting a weekly virtual Job Club for anyone who needs support seeking employment.
WorkSource is a statewide partnership of state, local and nonprofit agencies that provides an array of employment and training services to job seekers and employers in Washington. In addition to job search, Hiring and Career Fairs, and Apprenticeships, receive assistance on Resume, Cover Letter, and other tools.
To receive personalized assistance in the job hunt, contact WorkSource.