Thanks to our amazing students and partners, PWA's first Summer Career Academy was a success and we are back for the 2022 Summer Career Academy. 

Hey students! Join us June 27-30, to invest in yourself, meet inspiring women, and learn how to move from your first job toward your dream job. This is a PAID summer career empowerment opportunity.

Who can apply: Students entering grades 10-12 in fall 2022 and attending any Portland-metro high school. (Priority given to Parkrose, Reynolds, Gresham-Barlow, North Clackamas, Oregon Charter Academy and PPS; all welcome as space permits.) Given the impact of the pandemic on women in the workforce, these sessions are tailored for students who identify as female or non-binary.

Apply here!

Where: Parkrose High School in NE Portland. Students will meet in a classroom and follow all school and county safety protocols.

When: Monday, June 27 through Thursday, June 30, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm (includes a light breakfast and snacks)

Stipend and food: Students who attend the full program will receive a $200 stipend. Complimentary breakfast and snacks will be included. 

More program details: Whether you have a job or are looking for one, this paid career experience can help you build skills, confidence and networks for your next job and your future career. During this four-day academy aimed at students entering grades 10-12, you will:

  • connect with women in inspiring careers and hear their tips
  • map your strengths and learn advanced job search skills
  • create standout resumes
  • get budgeting tips to make the most of your paychecks
  • practice job interviews with confidence

Best of all, you’ll connect with other students who have goals and dreams, just like you.

How to apply: Apply here. We will start to review applications on May 25, 2022 and contact you right away and let you know if you are accepted. We plan to accept about 15-20 students total.

About PWA: PWA is a nonprofit community partner that believes in big dreams and good jobs for all students. We build sustainable partnerships between businesses and high schools, and we create career-learning experiences that help students thrive after graduation.

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Paid student opportunity: Summer Career Academy