Seattle Public Schools

Career Quest Program

Career Quest – Learning in Pathway

Career Quest – Learning in Pathway

These internships provide students with experiences connected to CTE career pathways. Students will have the opportunity to explore careers that are aligned with their academic and career goals.

Students and hosts share their internship experiences during Summer 2023

How do I apply?

Apply to join one of our amazing internship programs this summer! Once applications are open, links will appear next to each bullet point below.

  • Amazon Career Quest (application opening Spring 2024)
  • T-Mobile Explorer Prep (application opening Spring 2024)
  • Career Quest Summer Internship Course (application opening Spring 2024)
    • Opportunities in construction management, media arts, architecture, radio broadcasting and more!

Program Details for Hosts

Interested in hosting an intern this summer? Learn more about how to get involved and apply to host!

Summer Career Quest Internships provide students with career exploration and development opportunities.  Student-interns will work closely with their internship host to discuss solutions and ideas while developing problem-solving, creativity, collaboration, presentation and networking skills. Students participate in a wide range of workplace activities to gain skills and knowledge for specific occupations, while being supported by weekly career development class time with a Seattle Public Schools Career Quest teacher. 

Program Details:

  • Internships for Summer 2024 will take place from July 9-August 2.
  • Interns work 5.5 hours per day (1/2 hour unpaid lunch), Tuesday-Thursday from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at the workplace.
  • SPS Career Quest will find and place your intern(s) through our application process based on career pathway and personal interests.
  • Interns attend weekly Career Quest classes to build their career portfolio and receive internship coaching and support.

Employer Details:

  • Host pays intern at least $18.69/hour (SPS student hourly rate)
  • Host collaborates with SPS staff to design an internship position
  • Hosts attend program internship
  • Hosts provide ongoing support to student interns
  • Hosts provide opportunities for students to reflect on their work and grow