March 21, 2024

UW K-12 Programs –

Inspiring and preparing K-12 students to pursue post-secondary education in STEM fields. Summer engineering programs in Seattle, exploration events and more.

UW Engineering Academy –

Engineering Academy is a free, one-week summer program that prepares Washington state students for a bright future in engineering! We welcome and encourage students from underrepresented backgrounds to apply.


Quick reference Internship Spreadsheet (updated 1/30/24)

Paul Allen Computer Science and Engineering K-12 Programs

List Summer opportunities and more. 

UW Youth Program Directory

A directory with Assorted filters to find by age, grade, area, etc. 

The Seattle STEM –

The Seattle STEM Hub was founded in order to provide high-achieving high school students with the resources and connections to interact with college research laboratories. We partner with various laboratories from the University of Washington and Seattle University that are committed to educating the next generation of scientists. By exposing students to new environments and other like-minded individuals who work in these research laboratories we strive to increase the number of local high school students exploring STEM career paths. With a centralized website, we hope to match high school students with laboratories of interest and enable them to schedule visits easily.

Amazon Future Engineers

Amazon Future Engineer is a comprehensive childhood-to-career program aimed at increasing access to computer science education for students from underserved and underrepresented communities.

Fred Hutch Cancer Research Center

The Summer High School Internship Program (SHIP) is a competitive, eight-week, full-time paid internship for students between 11th and 12th grade. The program is specifically designed for students from backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical science. The internship begins with two weeks of hands-on training on laboratory safety techniques and skills in the Fred Hutch Training Labs.  For the remaining six weeks, interns are paired and immersed in mentored activities in a Fred Hutch research group in Seattle. Interns also participate in research seminars, attend professional development workshops focused on college and careers, and enjoy social activities with their teams and peers. The program culminates with presentations to the Fred Hutch community.

ISS National Laboratory

Center for Advancement in Space lists various programs 

Meta Summer Academy

Students of Meta Summer Academy (formerly known as Facebook Summer Academy) will have the opportunity to learn about the day-to-day operations of one of the world’s leading social media networks by being part of a dynamic workforce.

Students will learn coding, explore careers, and develop soft skills that will help propel them into successful careers. Our goal is to inspire and motivate young people to achieve economic success, stability, and mobility through skills development and early career exploration in the tech industry.

Starting its thirteenth year, the Meta Summer Academy has provided over 200 high school students with meaningful summer opportunities, and will serve more students during the summer of 2024.

Microsoft Discovery Program

Find inspiration and empower your future with Microsoft’s High School Discovery Program. Receive hands-on learning as you explore technology opportunities at Microsoft that make a difference in people’s lives around the world.

During this 4-week internship, Discoverers will have the opportunity to experience the Design phase of the product development cycle, develop foundational skills while gaining mentorship from Microsoft employees and community building. You will discover how your passions can evolve into a career in tech at Microsoft and beyond.

Microsoft’s High School Discovery Program is open to rising first-year students of a bachelor’s degree program (graduating high school seniors) who live around Redmond, Washington, OR Atlanta, Georgia, who have an interest in technology.

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