The Internship program is centered around the idea of "Civic Engagement through Philanthropy and Education", and includes brainstorming community project ideas and bringing those projects to life. This is done through a variety of initiatives.
The current chair of the Mayoral Internship Program for 2019-2020 is Kristen Yao.
"Our Census 2020 Outreach is an education/awareness project targeting the census undercount issue in the East King County area. The census, taken every decade, is vital politically and economically for our community. Yet, due to lack of awareness and education, undercount in the census becomes an important issue, and it impacts our community and our democracy in every way from political under-representation in the US congress to the loss of millions of dollars of regional funding for local services and infrastructure. Many are unaware of what the census is truly about and choose to ignore it, a small decision that burdens our community financially, and left their voices to be unheard.
We believe in democracy and want our community to have an equal share of representation, thus we launched this project with the goal of educating high school students and their families about the significance of the census and encouraging them to answer it. With our three-way plan of lobbying schools, campaigning through social media, and working closely with professional census committees and non-profits in East King County, our message is direct and focused toward bringing census education to the high school students and their family. The voices of our community need to be heard. Let's get counted for a better future."
Global Goals Outreach
PATH is an international health organization driving transformative innovation to save lives and improve health worldwide. PATH aims to promote the health of people globally through advancing technologies, strengthening systems, and encouraging healthy behaviors.
The Digital Platform is a Mayoral Internship project seeking to utilize the Internet in the twenty-first century to aid the various missions of the Pathway Foundation. This is accomplished through the use of the Internet to supply information about and broadcast the activities of the Pathway Foundation.
The Media and Blog Project helps raise awareness through working with other projects as well as Pathway Foundation and blogging/designing content. This project also uses the Bellevue Mayoral Internship website and social media to document events from both the internship and PATH in order to do outreach and build partnerships with other individuals and organizations.