College & Career Readiness Assistants (CCRAs)

This internship is a unique opportunity for interns to gain direct service experience working with youth in the public education system. Specifically, interns will support traditionally underserved students in navigating barriers to post-secondary education opportunities. CCRAs will also learn about some of the realities, complexities and challenges that students, families, school staff and administrators face in their day-to-day work and environments.

College and Career Readiness Assistants (CCRAs) will:

  • Support school/district college & career readiness initiatives
  • Host & facilitate workshops for students and families on college & career readiness topics
  • Host student-led panels to engage students with various aspects of college and career opportunities.
  • Create classroom presentations on college and career readiness topics
  • Coordinate various college events, workshops, field trips and tours with fellow counselors on and off site for middle & high school students
  • Support students in completing college applications, writing personal statements, and understanding different types and aspects of financial aid
  • Connect graduating seniors with resources at their post-secondary institution to support college persistence
  • Work with graduating seniors on FAFSA/WAFSA completion to meet district/high school financial aid completion goals (High School)
  • Provide College Bound Scholarship education and support
  • CCRAs must be current UW undergraduate students during the academic school year
  • CCRAs must participate in cohort meetings and professional development sessions every other Wednesday during each quarter, 5:30-7:20pm*
  • CCRAs must be culturally responsive & respectful of diverse backgrounds
  • CCRAs must maintain a schedule that allows for serving 10-12 hours per week at a school placement site, in blocks of a minimum of two hours (travel time not included)
  • CCRAs must be willing to adhere to school placement site policies while serving.
  • Acceptance to this internship is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check
  • This position is open to undocumented students.

*CCRAs may recieve academic credit for the professional development sessions by enrolling in LEAD 298B: College and Career Readiness Assistants. 

A strong CCRA candidate has:

  • Experience working with a diverse student population
  • Experience navigating the college applications process
  • An ability to take initiative in creating and leading your own projects
  • A willingness to work collaboratively and independently in a professional manner
  • Public speaking and group facilitation skills
  • Time Management skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • $18.69/hr for work-study students (or a stipend equivalent for non- work study eligible students), working approx. 10-12 hours/week
  • Opportunity to build a professional network and connect with educators in the Seattle and south King County community.
  • Hands-on experience working in schools and in the education field.
  • Experience working with diverse communities and stakeholders.
  • Development of professional skill sets beneficial to entering the workforce.
  • Opportunity for academic credit through LEAD 298B


Apply Here!

As a part of the application, applicants will be asked to submit a resume and respond to the following prompt:

  • Following the Dream Project’s mission, please write a statement (300-500 words) on how your past and/or present experiences might serve to advance the Dream Project’s mission and commitment to supporting young people from a variety of personal experiences, values, and world views as they prepare for post-secondary (after high school) pursuits. These experiences could be from other leadership positions, the workplace, the classroom or from other personal experiences.

School & District Partners

We work with many different schools across the Puget Sound region. 

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