student opportunities

Welcome back families! Stay tuned to events and opportunities by checking this page in real time.

These opportunities are brought to you by Nova’s Career and College Counselor, Jennifer Spigner. Please contact Jennifer at with questions.

internships & classes

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Henry Teen Art Collective (due 10/2)
oin a group of like minded young thinkers, planners, makes and leaders who will be building community around contemporary art and ideas. Earn community service hours or $599. Meets November 2019 to June 2020.
Please apply at this link

OneWorld Now (due 10/1)
Accepting applications for Global Language and Leadership Program
Languages offered: Arabic, Russian, Mandarin Chinese or Korean
Can earn service learning hours or credit
Link to apply

Youth In Focus (due 9/20)
Develop your photography while earning service learning hours.
2 options of classes that meet twice a week from 4:30pm-7pm
Scholarships available (lowest amount due $25) to provide greater access.

Digital + Darkroom (classes 9/20-11/14)

Hugo House Young Writers Cohort for 2019-20
(application deadline extended to Tuesday, September 10th)
Love to write?  This program will give you the time and space to work on your writing, poetry, prose and attend open mic nights and promote youth initiatives. See link for application info:


College Visits at school
-Friday, 9/20
NY Film Academy

 -Monday, 9/23
Sarah Lawrence College

Black College Expo
Saturday, September 21
Renton High School
See attached for info sheet and register for free at link below:

National College Fair
Friday, November1 and Saturday, November 2
Washington State Convention Center
Register for free at link below:

National Portfolio Day
Saturday, November 9th
At Cornish College of the Arts
Bring your portfolio
Meet 1 on 1 with design and colleges and university staff.

Horatio Alger Association Scholarship
Due October 25
Few eligibility requirements:
High school senior
Plan to pursue bachelor’s degree but can start with 2 year institution
Demonstrate critical financial need
See website for more details and application:

volunteer opportunities

Northwest Folklife is seeking volunteers on September 21st and 22nd, 2019 for Seattle Children's Festival at Seattle Center (deadline for application is 9/20/10 by noon)

Earn those service learning hours!

Northwest Folklife’s Seattle Children’s Festival is expanding to two days and is a multi-cultural, intergenerational festival held on Seattle Center grounds, "Celebrating Our Big Neighborhood." The 6th annual Seattle’s Children’s Festival will bring together performances, workshops, and families from all over the city together for a weekend full of community celebration, cultural learning and sharing, hands-on discovery and family-fun! 

Available shifts include: 
9 AM - 11:30 AM (Production Set Up/Flex)
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM (Greeter/Welcome Booth/Workshop Assistant/Emcee/DZ Helper/Flex)
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Greeter/Welcome Booth/Workshop Assistant/Emcee/DZ Helper/Flex)
4:30 PM - 8:00 PM (Production Strike/Flex)

Application for volunteers can be found here: 
Seattle Children's Festival Website:


Asian Counseling And Referral Service
ACRS promotes social justice and the well-being and empowerment of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and other underserved communities.  Two opportunities to volunteer for high school students:

Asian Counseling ESL Teaching Assistant                     
Support students in building a strong English foundation. Assist the teacher by providing individual help to students, answering questions, and other classroom activities.  Class is taught by experienced volunteer or professional instructor.  Learn more about teaching English!

  • Start Date: Fall Quarter

  • Position Hours:  Mondays, Wednesdays and/or Thursdays

  • 5:00pm - 7:45 P.M.

  • Requirements:  Fluency in English and ability to volunteer at least 2.75 hours per week

  • Desired Skills: Experience working with low-intermediate ESL students. Asian language skills are helpful, especially Vietnamese.

  • Minimum Age Requirement:    16                                  

  • Duration Requirement:  3 months/1 quarter

  • Apply here:

Phone Bank Engagement Volunteers
Help Washington AAPIs have a voice in upcoming elections. Participate in phone banking two weeks before the Primary/General Election in King County to call Asian American / Pacific Islander community members to provide reminders and encourage them to vote. Share nonpartisan information about upcoming elections, including how to register to vote, how to return a ballot, and how to request information in a different language. No experience is required. We will provide all the necessary training. Dinner is also provided! 

  • Dates/Times: Mondays and Thursdays, prior to the Primary/General election in King County.

  • Exact dates to be determined. Phone bank shifts occur between 5:30 - 7:30

  • Requirements: Volunteer will need to learn to use basic technology for recording results

  • Desired Skills: If you have Asian or Pacific Islander language skills, you are strongly encouraged to join us!

  • Minimum Age Requirement: 15

  • Number of volunteers needed: 1 - 10 

  • Sign up at


Youth Resource Fair for Individuals age 14-21
Saturday, October 19th
Rainier Vista Boys & Girls Club
11:00AM-1:00 PM.
Companies and organizations participate and speak to teens about jobs and local opportunities, especially underserved communities. Register at this link for free: