Two women standing in front of restoration work site

Youth Engaged in Sustainable Systems (YESS)

WHAT: The Greenway Trust partners with Pacific Education Institute, Highline School District, and Riverview School District to offer a paid internship for two cohorts of high school students to learn about conservation careers while earning a stipend and graduation credit.

WHEN (2023): 
Riverview: July 5 – August 11, Monday-Friday | times are TBD, but approximately 8:30am-3pm.
Highline: to be determined, check back soon

WHO: High school students from the Highline School District or Riverview School District.

WHERE: Highline SD students meet at WELS (Burien) or Riverview SD students meet at Riverview Learning Center (Carnation).


  • Earn 1.0 graduation credit and a stipend of $1,800
  • Experience working as part of a restoration crew.
  • Explore green careers related to natural resources, conservation, ecological restoration, and land management.
  • Become familiar with Pacific NW plants, including how and why to replace invasive plants with native ones.
  • Work alongside restoration professionals from the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe, U.S. Forest Service, WA Department of Natural Resources, King County, and Burien PaRCS.
How to Participate:

Applications will be due in late May or early June. Check back soon! Sign up here to get an email reminder when applications open.

Questions? Contact Becca Kedenburg, Education Program Manager, at