Coffee & Careers/Summer Internships

High school students realize how important work will be in their lives, and how, from a personal agency perspective, work will frame who they are and give them control over what they can do with their lives. Employers recognize that the long-term viability of their businesses depends upon their ability to attract today’s youth into the pursuit of careers essential to the success of their businesses and organizations.

With this in mind, BYS and the Bainbridge Island Rotary Club created the Career Exploration Initiative to connect students and employers for work-based learning experiences that inform career path choices. Our three popular programs take place during the summer school break:

  • Coffee & Careers Program: Spend up to 60 minutes learning about a field of interest to you from someone who knows firsthand—while enjoying a free cup of coffee or tea at a local coffee shop.
  • Summer Internship Program: Spend time this summer gaining useful job experience in an area of interest to you! Both paid and unpaid positions. Employers are recruited from across Kitsap County. Applications are due May 1, 2020.
  • Job Shadow Program: Spend up to a day focused on a specific job and see for yourself what it really entails.

Visit the Career Exploration Initiative to learn more and apply online!

PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID-19 disruptions, our 2020 Summer Internship Program and Job Shadow Program are cancelled. 


Nominate a Youth Today!

Bainbridge Youth Services invites you to nominate a youth under the age of 21 for the 18th annual BYS Compassionate Action Celebration. Please help us honor a young person who has made a difference through an act of kindness, compassion, service, or environmental stewardship. This year the Compassionate Action Celebration will focus on individual nominees and the impact they have made. Our aim is for the nominees to more fully understand the positive impact they have had on another person or other people. To that end, we ask that you personalize each nomination you make by telling us what the young person did that made him or her stand out and how that impacted others. Thank you!

BYS wants to celebrate youth who go above and beyond what is required or expected in school, jobs, activities, and relationships with others in the community. Nominees will be honored at a Compassionate Action Celebration on November 24, 2019 from 4pm-5:30pm at IslandWood.

PLEASE NOTE: Nominations will no longer be accepted after November 8th.

For questions, email Brittany Wisner:


screen_programsJoin friendly peer tutors for free tutoring in all subjects.

  • Monday 1:45-3:30
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 3:15-5:00

One-time only or ongoing, as needed!

If you are interested in technology and helping others get comfortable with gadgets, please join our Tech Tutoring program. We head to the Senior Center every few weeks to help senior citizens get comfortable with technology and their gadgets.

Please contact to schedule an appointment.


The Rose Scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating senior in support of the recipient’s creative and educational pursuits.  The winner of this award is chosen by Bainbridge High School counselors and presented by Bainbridge Youth Services.

The scholarship was established in 2013 in memory of Lucille Rose Gendreau who grew up on Bainbridge Island and was a member of the graduating class of 2007.


We have moved our job board to an email list. If you are a youth and looking for local jobs, please stop by the BYS office or join our email list below. If you are an employer and want to post a job, send an email to Brittany with a description of the job at Please note: our office hours are 8:15am – 4pm, M-F. We do not check job board emails after hours.

Bainbridge Youth Services acts as a free-of-charge job posting service only and makes no recommendations regarding potential employers or youth employees.

BYS is not responsible for safety, wages, working conditions, or any other aspect of this private employment. All hiring, scheduling, and compensation for BYS job postings are handled directly between the youth and the employer. BYS does not perform background checks on  youth applying for jobs, and we do not research the integrity of each organization or individual person who lists a job with us.

BYS has no control over the quality, safety, or legality of the jobs posted, the truth or accuracy of the listings, the ability of employers to offer job opportunities to youth, or the ability of youth to fill job openings. As a result, there are risks, including but not limited to the risks of dealing with: strangers, underage persons, or people acting under false pretenses. Accordingly, the information provided on the board is provided “AS IS.” By using this site, you agree to assume all risks associated with dealing with other users whom you come in contact with through information provided on this website.

Job postings on this Board must not be related to any of the following: alcohol, firearms, ammunition, fireworks, gambling, pornography,  tobacco,  or cannabis or any products prohibited by law.

We are not responsible for business compliance with state and local Covid-19 restrictions or regulations.

Employers and youth are urged to perform due diligence when offering, applying for, or accepting employment by requesting from each other references or any additional information needed to establish qualifications and credentials so as to ensure an overall fit between employer and youth.


screen_counselingStudents can volunteer their time with BYS in numerous ways.

  • Support the Tutoring Program by becoming a tutor
  • Join Lead From Within
  • Support our Fourth of July Fun Run
  • Help us fundraise

We do provide community service hours!

Other volunteer opportunities exist across the island. This resource guide (PDF, 5.8MB) is a compilation of those opportunities and we invite all tweens and teens to take advantage of working with and learning from these wonderful island resources.