Program Information

Thank you for your interest in the 2018-2019 STEM Externship Program! Please review the information on this page prior to starting your online application. The application contains 20 questions and can be completed over multiple sessions.

Applications need to be complete by 5:00 pm on April 27th, 2018. 

Please visit the Washington Alliance for Better Schools website for more information about the STEM Externship Program or email

Program Participation
Accepted applicants must agree to attend all program sessions. Please review the program dates below. By applying, you agree to commit to attending all sessions. Please contact WABS for any additional information regarding program participation.

Half-Day Orientation
June 9, 2018

Summer Externship and Professional Development
July 9-13, 2018
July 16-20, 2018
July 23-26, 2018

Follow-Up Sessions
Three full days during the 2018-2019 school year, with specific dates in October, December, and March to be announced.

Externship Placements
Externships vary widely in their placements, and we use your applications and interview to make the best placements possible. Below is a sample of recent externship placements:

1. Farmer Frog (Sustainable agriculture and/or school and community gardens) - requires being able to work outside during the day and physical labor
2. The Boeing Company - involves walking up to a mile or more each day
3. Sea-Lect Plastics - requires safety training and includes a rotation between different factor floor projects
4. The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center - this externship involves working in a specimen processing lab