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. Youth who complete Pre-Employment Training will receive a $100 gift card for completing even if they are not hired for a YOP position following their interview.

YOP 2023 Season

Pre-Employment Training – June 28th-29th

Job Interviews – June 30th

First Day of Work – July 6th

Last Day of Work – August 18th

Program Coordinator

Stephanie Calderon
(360) 374-4271