Success For Each Child & Eliminate the Opportunity Gap by Leading with Racial Equity

LIT Summer 2017-18 High School Internship Announcement

LIT (Leaders in Training) Internship Description

Puget Sound Educational Service District (PSESD) is an educational organization that works to eliminate the opportunity gap by leading with racial equity. We are seeking up to twenty high school interns to help us accomplish this goal. We believe that listening to young people is a critical part of our racial equity work in education.  You can find more information about PSESD at

We are developing high school internships for summer 2018. PSESD works in many areas including: Business Services; Communications; Dropout Prevention and Re-Engagement; Early Learning; Early Warning Systems; Equity in Education; English Language Arts; Expanded Learning; Math & Science; Postsecondary Readiness and Access; Research & Evaluation; Risk Management; Special Services; and Workers Compensation. The summer internships will be placed in these areas.

High school students are invited to learn with us and influence the work of our organization into the future. Interns will be part of the LIT (Leaders in Training) Squad, and participate in group learning with other interns in addition to completing their internship with a PSESD department.

Internships will generally take place at PSESD (800 Oakesdale Avenue SW, Renton, 98057)

Specific internship details will vary by placement. Generally, all LIT interns will:

  • Help shape their internship experience
  • Have a shared internship experience with other high school students
  • Learn about working in a professional setting
  • Have the opportunity to influence projects and decision-making
  • Help shape internship design for the next group of interns

Generally, we are seeking students who:

  • Are curious and passionate about making change in public education
  • Enjoy collaboration & working with others
  • Are eager to learn how decisions are made in educational organizations
  • Are 10th and 11th graders
  • Attend any public school in King and Pierce counties

Interns will be compensated $15/hour, and need to have transportation to the meeting location. A transportation stipend of $100 will be provided. Students will need I9 Form (Proof of eligibility to work in United States) Washington State Identification Card, Driver’s License or Student ID with photograph AND Social Security Card or Birth Certificate.


Please apply by March 20.

Please contact Sarita Siqueiros Thornburg (, 425-917-7724) or Cassandra O’Francia (, 425-917-7846) for more information.