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Seattle City Government Boards/Commission Internship

The Accelerator YMCA and City of Seattle would like to announce that we are accepting applications for the 2017-2018 Get Engaged program! The Get Engaged program is a collaborative program of the Accelerator YMCA and the City of Seattle, dedicated to cultivating the next generation of leaders and advocating for the influence of young voices in city affairs.

We place one emerging leader aged 18-29 on each of the participating 19 City of Seattle Boards and Commissions for the upcoming September 2017-August 2018 term. The Get Engaged program provides a chance for young people in Seattle to develop skills as an emerging leader, participate in the public decision-making process, increase youth civic engagement, and help shape policy decisions. Applicants do not need any prior experience serving on boards to be qualified candidates. Please share the attached flyer and feel free to contact with any questions about the program or application process.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 19, 2017. The online application can be found here:

For more information, please attend one of our INFORMATION SESSIONs with current Get Engaged board members:

Downtown Y- Thursday, April 6th, 6-7pm.
Rainier Beach City Library: Saturday April 22nd, 12am-1pm
Capitol Hill Library- Wednesday, May 3rd, 6-7pm.
Greenwood branch library Thursday, May 11th, 6-7pm.

See flier below: