VPS will be offering students a paid 60-hour internship opportunity plus 30-hours of work readiness training. You must be 16 years old by June 23rd to participate. Why is this important? What do you have to do? Is this a guaranteed internship? Where can I get more information?

Why is this important?

  • Earn $$$ (minimum wage for 60-hours)
  • Earn college credit (for FREE) if you get a “B” or better
  • Get free work readiness training (30-hours in-person and online)
  • Free food and opportunities to earn gift cards

What do you have to do?

  • Student and guardian must sign the permission forms
  • Return permission forms to your school’s Career Center or Student Pathways Center by June, 15th
  • Must have ORIGINAL signatures (in PEN from you and a guardian)

Is this a guaranteed internship?

No, this is an invitation to be considered. You must attend two in-person training sessions (6 hours each) and will interview with different worksites.  Here are the details of the mandatory training session dates. Paid internships are 60-hours and can be done in two weeks or over the entire summer! Schedule is dependent on worksite and student availability.

Where will I intern?

This depends on your interests and the worksites that have signed up to host a student, The goal is to find an internship that fits your interest but EVERY internship is valuable and you will learn transferable skills to help prepare you for ANY career or pathway you choose. Prior worksite partners:

  • TechSmart (computer science)
  • Rogue Construction (construction)
  • Holt Homes (project management, construction)
  • LaBottega (hospitality, culinary)
  • D6Inc (manufacturing)
  • Watershed Alliance (natural resources)
  • Port of Vancouver (marketing)
  • Columbia Springs (natural resources)
  • Clark County Clerk’s Office (business, law)
  • Kids Club (child development)
  • Don’t see what you like? You can always suggest a local business

VPS students and families should check Xello for information on career and college readiness, work-based learning opportunities and scholarships.  View this 2 minute video to learn more about Xello Family!  Login through ClassLink or go directly to https://xello.world/en/

  • Username is “VPS-123456“ which will be the letters “VPS” dash “VPS-“ 6-digit student ID (numbers in your VPS student email address).
  • Password is your 8-digit birthdate (MO-DA-YEAR).  So if your birthday is July 9, 2005, your password would be: 07092005