Our goal is to give students hands-on experiences in fields that interest them.
College students often use internships to start a career. Why not start with high school students?
Even brief internships can help students get a glimpse of the working world, choose a major or career, and connect with experienced mentors.
Riverdale High School is building its internship program to benefit our students.
Students with internship dreams should talk to Kathleen Reid, our college counselor and internship coordinator.
Can you provide an internship or job shadow?
Are you a parent, alumnus or community member who is willing to provide an internship experience or even a one-day job shadow?
SATURDAY ACADEMY’S APPRENTICESHIPS IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING (ASE)
ASE matches Oregon scientists, engineers and technology innovators with high achieving students for 8-week internships over the summer. This program is competitive. It requires and application and recommendations, and students who make the cut will need to interview for a position. ASE is a great way to gain hands-on STEM and a $1,000 stipend! For more information, go to: www.saturdayacademy.org/ase
BUSINESS EDUCATION COMPACT
BEC works with the leading employers in Oregon to give both high school and college students the skills, confidence and connections they need to pursue a successful career and life. Internships are offered both during the school year and in the summer. The website is updated regularly with new opportunities, so keep checking: www.becpdx.org/high-school
Free Geek refurbishes technology to provide computers, education and job skills in exchange for community service. There are several internship opportunities available including office support opportunities, education, recycling, computer and technical support opportunities. You do not need a computer background to contribute to Free Geek as a volunteer intern. 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. Interns learn job skills; they can gain training, letters of reference, professional feedback, and upon completion, they are allowed to keep one computer they build themselves. For more information, see: www.freegeek.org/ways-give/volunteer