High School & College Student Internships

Support BEC High School Summer Internship Program

“Our intern was willing and eager to learn about all aspects of our business. Torie jumped right in and gave 100% effort with every new task. Our supervisors and employees joined in her enthusiasm and really enjoyed being mentors and teachers. It was a great experience for all at our company.”

Christine Vernier
Vernier Software & Technology

BEC has been connecting high school and school students to paid internships for over 30 years! We believe in the power of business and education partnerships and the substantial impact they have on the lives of students.

For Employers

Support a student today!

Consider partnering with BEC on this journey to help students access the same opportunities as their peers. Creating a work experience can help change the trajectory of two lives: the student and yours.

Learn More! Contact Darrin Marks, Community Development Director, dmarks@becpdx.org, (503) 536-4306

Student Internships Contacts:

Elaine Charpentier Philippi, Student Programs Director, ephilippi@becpdx.org, (503) 536-4307

Andrea Huang, Recruitment Specialist, ahuang@becpdx.org, (503) 536-4308

Work Experience for Students Who Need it Most

Youth unemployment is at unprecedented levels— seasonally adjusted youth unemployment rates are hovering around 24% with even higher rates for economically disadvantaged students.

  • 1,380 students in the Beaverton School District are homeless – 300 are unaccompanied high school students
  • 1,325 students in Portland Public Schools are homeless
  • Nearly 70,000 youth and young adults ages 16 to 24 in Oregon are disconnected from school and work
  • Every four years, 20,000 Oregon students drop out of school

Today’s students are your future workforce. Let’s work together to connect them to their future career!