EUREKA! PARTICIPANT RESOURCES
We are so grateful to have you in our Eureka! community! Below you will find lots of resources and information that will prepare you for what’s to come in Girls Inc. PNW Eureka! and provide you with tools to successfully navigate the program. Our Eureka! Program Overview Handbook is also a valuable reference. If you have not already done so, we encourage you to sign up for Remind Texts, so that we can alert you about pertinent program information by text. Finally, if at any time your personal information changes (ex: email address, phone number or mailing address), please update your information here.
Throughout the school year, you will have exploratory and mandatory opportunities to engage with Eureka! workshops, field trips, and learning sessions. Periodically, we will hold year-specific mandatory MLSs. This is information that is specific to your year and your attendance is very important. We will also have ample opportunities for exploration! We have lots of fun field trips, hands-on activities, guest speakers, and more to broaden your understanding of STEM and what possibilities wait for you!
Please look through the calendar and click on the link to sign up for Monthly Learning Sessions. Please be reminded that you need to attend 7 MLS in order to be eligible to return the following summer.
Let’s mix it up! As a Third-Year Eurekan, you will have an opportunity to make friends with other Eurekans across sites in a paid group internship. Since 2015, Girls Inc. PNW has partnered with the Northwest Youth Corps for the third-year group internship! NYC crews are free to Eurekans! You may see language in the application about gear purchases and tuition, but Girls Inc. PNW will sponsor both.
We have taken every precaution to ensure that our in-person sessions continue to be a safe space for you. Click here to see a summary of NYC’s COVID-safe protocols to ensure that all crews are safe. We invite you to continue to participate in programming as you are able.
Summer 2022 Northwest Youth Corps Internship dates will be announced in February.
After four years of Eureka exploring different career opportunities and developing your leadership, it is your time to shine! This year you will be placed in a paid externship with a company or organization within your field of interest. This is a paid opportunity to culminate your Eurekan experience and channel your accumulated knowledge, leadership skills, professionalism, and STEM passion into resume-building work experience!
We aim to have externships run for 4 weeks, 20 hours/week between July and August. You meet with Girls Inc. PNW staff and the rest of your cohort for 1-hour every Friday to hear more about other externships, share experiences/learning, and touch base with your community and Girls Inc. PNW support system.
Here is a calendar of placements and coordinating the Fifth-Year Externships:
- Externship Dreaming Session
LATE WINTER THROUGH SPRING
- Extern Onboarding Material Due
- W9 form
- Signed Externship Agreement Form
- Summer Schedule Availability
- Trimet eligibility paperwork (if applicable)
- Review pre-externship self-checklist
- Submit waivers due from host site
- Externship work! Meet with Girls Inc. PNW Eureka! staff and your Fifth-Year cohort every Friday
- Pay Period After the Close of Your Externship: Receive stipend via US Postal Service
- All Externship Host and Externship Program evaluations due at the end of your externship