Boeing’s six-week Fabrication internship has hosted about 120 high school interns over the last five years.

Boeing’s six-week Fabrication internship has hosted about 120 high school interns over the last five years.

Fabrication internship emphasizes STEM education among Puget Sound high schoolers

‘One-of-a-kind opportunity’ lets students explore manufacturing and engineering techniques

Eliud Kariuki, a senior at Woodrow Wilson High School in Tacoma, undoubtedly spoke for most of the 19 students in this summer’s Boeing Fabrication intern program when he said, “This internship has been a one-of-a-kind opportunity. Not a lot of people get to do something like this while still in high school.”

Kariuki and his fellow interns were able to practice a variety of manufacturing and engineering techniques like drilling, sealing and using computers to design and modify parts. The six-week Fabrication internship is one of many similar programs across Boeing involving both high school and college-age interns.

Fabrication has hosted around 120 high school interns over the last five years, from multiple high schools – 15 high schools this year alone. The program is meant to reinforce the importance of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education in public high schools.

There is high demand and fierce competition for these internship positions. Excellent attendance, a 3.0 grade point average, strong communication skills, personal discipline, teamwork and productivity are among the requirements for students who apply.

More in Marketplace

A little bit of Italy in downtown Redmond!

Salvatore and Valentina Lembo bring a passion for authentic cuisine to new family-friendly eatery

Bail agents Taylor Nakamura, left, and Cherokee Pierce, who run All City Bail Bonds’ Sixth Avenue location in Seattle, work closely with families to help them navigate the court system and secure access to community resources.
Human factor personalizes the bail system

All City Bail Bonds agents support clients and their families to make positive change

Chef Murray Fields recently opened his state-of-the-art kitchen in Tukwila as the heart of his Gourmet Meals to Go.
Gourmet to Go can be this good!

Chef makes it simple to enjoy restaurant-quality cuisine at home or office

“I wish I’d found you years ago!”

Giving chronic migraine sufferers hope at Bothell clinic

5 reasons to get excited about what’s coming to the heart of Redmond

The amenities at the brand-new Hilton Garden Inn will appeal to locals and visitors alike

Excitement is building for Redmond’s coming sip and savour destination!

Hilton Garden Inn’s Fork and Spoke will be your downtown food-and-beverage hub

Airport Winter Weather 101

When the weather outside is frightful … and you’re worried your trip… Continue reading

(Lucky Louie Fish Shack photo)
Savor the Season at SEA!

SEA Airport is bustling during the holiday travel season! In the midst… Continue reading

Four reasons you’re waiting on the plane at SEA

You’ve just landed at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) after flying for what… Continue reading

Accessibility tools for low-vision travelers at SEA

We all have tools that help us get through our every day… Continue reading

Greening up Greater Seattle’s neighborhoods

Cannabis retail shops offer welcoming atmosphere, staff educators to find you the right product

Discover a mask-free sleep apnea alternative!

6 reasons to consider oral appliance therapy in Bellevue