Apprenticeships, Internships & Certifications

  • 2024 summer manufacturing Internships in Washington state
    Build real-world manufacturing or industrial maintenance experience through training and job  shadowing in a paid, on-site, hands-on Student Development Program! All programs include tailored  training, factory tours, resume and interview skills  workshops, and networking with Boeing employees. Click here to download the 2024 flier.


    Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges
    Apprenticeships are a great option for people who like to work with their hands and are ready to go to work. They combine classroom training (college credit courses) and paid on-the-job training and last one to five years. Apprentices are eligible for lower college tuition rates.

    After successfully completing the program, apprentices earn a journey-level certificate of completion from the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries Apprenticeship and Training Council. This certificate is one of the oldest and most highly portable industry credentials in use today. 

    Click here for apprenticeship resources from the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges.

    AJAC Youth Apprenticeship Program
    Snohomish School District is pleased to partner with the AJAC Youth Apprenticeship Program. AJAC is a 2,000-hour program designed for high school juniors and seniors to develop career-ready skills in the aerospace and advanced manufacturing industries. The registered Production Technician Youth Apprenticeship program will give students:

    • 2000 hours of paid on the job training
    • 15 tuition-free college credits
    • College short-term certificate of completion and a recognized journey level credential from Washington State.
    • Accelerated pathway allowing them to complete their adult apprenticeship early.

    Students enrolled in or have previously completed Snohomish School District high school manufacturing or computer aided design (CADD) courses have the opportunity to apply for the program. Ask your manufacturing or CADD instructor or career center specialist for more information.

    BioPath Internship Program

    • Program type: Paid high school internship with on-the-job training in the laboratory + classroom work
    • Accreditation: High school credit* + college credit* + Foundation of Biomanufacturing Certificate
    • Length of program: 1 school year = 32 weeks
    • Location: Bothell, WA
    • Program start: Annually in the fall
    • Candidate profile: High school juniors interested in launching their career after high school
    • Contact your career center specialist or visit

    Core Plus
    Snohomish High School manufacturing program is a recognized Core Plus curriculum provider. Students learn hard-core skills including use and safety of shop equipment, precision measuring, material science, print reading and record keeping. These real world skills apply to other trades, including construction, maritime and agricultural support services. Our instructors attend professional development opportunities and collaborate with industry to learn the most current processes and skills needed in industry. Core Plus students also qualify for spring and summer internships with the Boeing company, including the manufacturing fellowship, Core Plus aerospace internship and facilities maintenance internship. 

    Core Plus Aerospace Summer Internship
    Students enrolled in Core Plus Aerospace or other aligned, hands-on high school manufacturing programs across Washington state are invited to apply for the summer 2024 Core Plus Aerospace Manufacturing internship hosted by The Boeing Company. Take advantage of this opportunity to explore an exciting industry, take your advanced-manufacturing skills to the next level, and build your resume with real-world experience. The deadline for 2024 applications is Monday, February 5. Learn in-demand skills, meet new friends and network with professionals. Learn more and apply at

    Western Washington Sheet Metal Summer Pre-Apprentice Program
    Six-week long summer program acquire skills in sheet metal trade including industry math, fabrication, and welding. Contact your career center specialist or manufacturing instructor for more information and a nomination form.

    Launch Your Career: Core Plus Aerospace
    Click here for the Launch Your Career: Core Plus Aerospace Video. There are nearly 300,000 manufacturing jobs in Washington state, with an average wage of $87,000. Core Plus Aerospace can help Washington students launch careers in this exciting industry. These are the top messages in a new video that introduces you to Core Plus Aerospace in one quick minute. The video builds on this infographic that outlines the curriculum and the steps students can take - from middle school through high school – to explore manufacturing and graduate with more options. Both are great resources for counselors, teachers, students and families as they think about class schedules for next year.

    Microsoft Office Certification
    Microsoft Office Certification is offered in many of our career and technical education courses. Almost every job today requires some form of technology skills. Our students have the option to take these industry- recognized exams at no cost and will have a distinct edge in today’s job market.


Local summer opportunities

  • 2024 summer internship opportunities
    The Snohomish School District Career and Technical Education (CTE) department, in partnership with local businesses, is offering four summer internships that are meant to give students an opportunity to apply the skills that they are learning in the classroom to a future career. The Snohomish summer internships are 60-hour internships that begin the week of July 8, with the idea that they can be done while also working at a regular summer job.  

    Why do a summer internship?
    Interns will learn career skills in a professional environment that will help them in the pursuit of their future careers. Data shows that students who participate in internships that are related to their careers have the following advantages:

    • National Associate of Colleges and Employers (NACE) – Students who have participated in internships receive 1.61 job offers, while students who did not participate in internships receive 0.77.
    • The average salary of someone who has served as an intern is $15,000 higher than someone who has not.
    • 70% of interns are hired from the company in which they interned.
    • The average age of an intern is 17-years-old.

    We are also working on a stipend for interns that will be paid at the completion of the 60 hours.

    What are the internships?
    Students interested in the summer internships need to be 2023-2024 sophomores or juniors and at least 16-years-old. Students will need to provide their own transportation to the internship sites. The internship consists of students working a total of 60 hours during a five-week period during the summer, which will start during the week of July 8 (an exception is the internship with the Snohomish Farmers Market). Please see internship descriptions for full details. Here are this summer's internships:

    The internships are supervised by either the business owner, or someone assigned by the business owner, with students also being supported by Brian Burdon, district CTE director.

    How do you get started?
    Take a look at the linked internship descriptions above and see which one aligns with what you are most interested in. Students are are not yet 18 will also need to have your parent/guardian sign the internship description and turn it in to the counseling office at their school.

    Other important dates:

    • Candidates that are selected for interview will be notified by April 12.
    • Interviews with the employer and Brian Burdon, district CTE director, will take place between April 24 and May 1.
    • A worksite meeting with the student, internship supervisor from the company, and Brian Burdon will take place in June.
    • Internships will begin the week of July 8.

    Apply for a summer internship. It will be time well spent to support the skills that you need in your future career!

    Are you a local business/organization interested in providing an internship for local students? 
    Please complete our Host a Snohomish Summer Internship form available at We will contact you to talk more about ideas for your internship, including identifying who at the business/organization will be supervising the internship.