Youth Opportunity Program

The Quileute Youth Opportunity Program (YOP) provides tribal youth between the ages of 14-18 with opportunities for meaningful and engaged work experience, skill development, and exposure to various workplace environments to prepare and cultivate youth for successful futures and careers. YOP operates as a seasonal summer employment program partnering with local businesses and tribal departments to offer youth work experience. Youth will have the opportunity to work at one of our partner organizations for a 6 week period.

At program completion, youth will have demonstrated their ability to:

    • Complete a job application, including resume and cover letter
    • Conduct a job interview
    • Adhere to appropriate work place behavior and ethic
    • Learn on the job skills


    • Tribal youth
    • Ages 14-18 ( as of June 2023)
    • Complete Pre-Employment Training and Job Interview

Application Process

    • Youth will be required to attend the mandatory Pre-Employment Training June 28-29th, 2023. During training youth will complete the necessary components to submit a YOP Job Application.
    • Pre-Employment Training Schedule:
      • Wednesday June 28th 1:00PM-4:00PM @ the Quileute Tribal School Computer Lab- Program Expectations, Workplace Readiness, & Resumes
      • Thursday June 29th 1:00PM-4:00PM @ the Quileute Tribal School Computer Lab- Job Applications, Cover Letters, & Mock interviews
    • After Pre-Employment Training, youth will be scheduled for a job interview on Friday June 30th. Youth must complete Pre-Employment Training and interview process to be eligible for a YOP position.
    • Pending committee review of job applications and interviews, youth will be notified if they have been hired for a YOP position

Please note: There are a limited number of positions available. Priority will be given to Quileute enrolled youth. Completion of Pre-Employment Training and job interview DOES NOT GUARANTEE youth will be hired for a YOP Position. However, completion is required as part of application process.

YOP 2024 Season

Pre-Employment Training – June 20th-21st

Job Interviews – June 24th-25th

First Day of Work – June 26th

Last Day of Work – August 2nd


Michele Pullen

Program Coordinator