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Check out the link below all of the resources and programs that you can take advantage of over the summer! There are a variety of programs that you can apply for such as workshops, STEM, art, mentoring, and so much more. All of the programs have various deadlines.
NEW PROGRAMS TO CHECK OUT!
Junior Economic Club of NYC Interested in the fields of business, finance, economics, or entrepreneurship? The Junior Economic Club of New York City (JEC NYC) is a selective student-run organization whose members have access to exclusive networking events, internships, workshops, scholarships, and volunteer opportunities. Additionally, members are given the chance to meet and network with New York's business leaders. With forums and events led by professionals ranging from Mark Cuban to Ivy League professors, this is an opportunity one should not miss out on. The JEC NYC is looking for dedicated students to become members of the organization. Additionally, board and ambassador applications will be opening up soon to all members, so we encourage you to join us. If you are at all interested, we hope you will attend our Summer Open House on June 15th from 5-6 PM. Below is the link to sign up for our Open House: https://www.jecnyc.org/upcoming-events/jecnyc-summer-open-house You can learn more about us at www.jecnyc.org and check out our other branches at www.junioreconomicclub.org. If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you right away.
CODE TIERS We’re opening applications for volunteers who have coding experience to teach workshops (listed in the attached handbook) and attendees interested in learning!
High school students may apply to teach students in which they will receive community service hours in doing so. Attendees (from any grade) get the opportunity to network with others and explore the field of Computer Science. We have also provided a document which includes everything about this program.
FREE Youth Insights – Application Deadline May 7th Youth Insights (YI) Arts Careers is a free summer program for high school students which offers teens the opportunity to explore arts careers and arts institutions throughout New York City. Teens meet with Whitney Museum staff, arts professionals, and other teens. All supplies provided. The program will be hybrid. Most sessions will take place on Zoom with three meetings taking place in person for a field trip. For more information, and to apply, please visit https://whitneyedu.wufoo.com/forms/w1yh1mgo1v2gs3o/
PAID Biorocket Research Program – Application Deadline May 7th The Biorocket Program is a paid research internship experience for New York City public high school students age 15 and up. This program gives students an opportunity to learn the latest advances in genetic engineering and biology laboratory skills. By participating in the program, teens will have access to scientific mentors, behind-the-scenes lab tours and field trips, and improv training for science communication skills at Genspace, a community biology lab in Brooklyn, NY. For more information, and to apply, please visit https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd6W4WDoxYhzf17686iKV0Sqwckk0_2cl7jD2-eX2OCemHhFQ/viewform
FREE DOROT Teen Summer Internship – Application Deadline May 7th The DOROT Summer Teen Internship is now accepting applications! The internship is a free four-week program during which a cohort of socially-conscious high school students gain hands-on experience, build leadership skills, and form intergenerational connections with older adults. Interns will participate in a variety of daily activities with older adults, such as visiting with them, providing technology tutoring, creating visual arts projects, participating intergenerational discussion groups, and going on off-site group outings. Sessions take place at DOROT's Manhattan office and at the Riverdale Y. Current freshmen, sophomores, and juniors are encouraged to apply. For more information, and to apply, please visit https://www.dorotusa.org/volunteer/high-school-college-internships/summer-teen-internship-program
NEW!! FREE Student Historian Internship – Application Deadline May 9th Be a history changemaker. Use the resources of New-York Historical to conduct teen-led research on undertold yet highly relevant histories, on topics you care about. Learn about the history of activists and social movements and discuss how knowledge of history can inform change-making in the present. Work with historian mentors and take trips to history archives around the city to help support your work. Develop leadership skills as you share your work through creative digital projects that cover culturally representative stories that aren’t well represented in our history books today. For more information, and to apply, please visit https://www.nyhistory.org/education/teen-programs/student-historian-program
FREE NBC News Young Leaders in Journalism – Application Deadline May 10th The NBC News Young Leaders in Journalism program is a two-week immersive experience that NBC News hosts in partnership with Young Leaders in Journalism. The program exposes New York City public high school students (sophomores and juniors) interested in news to the inner workings of the profession and to distinguished journalists. By working with accomplished journalists, students learn basic journalistic principles, develop their writing and presentation skills and are exposed to foreign and domestic news. The program will run from July 20, 2020 to July 31, 2020 at NBC News’ headquarters (30 Rockefeller Plaza in Manhattan). All expenses associated with attendance (including transportation and food) are covered. For more information, and to apply, please visit https://www.nbcnews.com/news/all/learn-more-about-nbc-news-young-leaders-journalism-program-n1097026
PAID Youth Connection Summer Writing Workshops – Application Deadline May 14th The summer workshop requires writers who are mature and focused. Writers must both participate in group lessons and work quietly at their computers on their stories, sometimes several hours at a time without a break. Applicants must be open to working with an editor, who often suggests big changes to what they've written. For more information, and to apply, please visit https://www.ycteenmag.org/write/ycteen.html
PAID Brooklyn Interns for Arts and Culture (BIAC) – Application Deadline May 14th Brooklyn Interns for Arts & Culture (BIAC) is a college, career, and life-readiness program designed to support high school students as they grow into the most authentic versions of themselves while contributing to the creative community around them. In this program students learn what it takes to create and maintain a fulfilling career in the arts, get support with post high school plans, and express themselves through creative workshops that encourage them to be their best—personally, academically, and artistically. For more information, and to apply, please visit https://www.bam.org/education/brooklyn-internship-for-arts-and-culture
NEW!! FREE Baruch STEP Academy – Application Deadline May 15th The Baruch College STEP (Science and Technology Entry Program) Academy is a pre-college program for eligible middle and high school students who are interested in pursuing careers in science, math, and health-related professions. The program is funded by the New York State Education Department which seeks to increase the participation of students who are historically underrepresented in these fields. During our 4 week summer program, students will have the opportunity to explore STEM subjects through online classroom lectures and activities, interactive at-home experiments, and virtual field trips. For more information, and to apply, please visit https://baruch.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5j3ruiXBl5Fwg85
Cornell Summer Virtual for High School Students - Application Deadline May 17th Cornell University Summer College offers a wide variety of programs to meet your interests and scheduling needs. Depending upon whether you are a sophomore, junior, or senior in high school, you can: attend Cornell online courses for three or six weeks between June 26 and August 10, earn an average of three to six credits, and concentrate on college courses and careers in fourteen different subject areas. The financial aid deadline is April 2nd.To learn more about the courses offered to high school students, and the application process, please visit http://www.sce.cornell.edu/sc/index.php
FREE Stella Adler Summer Acting Program – Application Deadline May 28th Summer Shakespeare is a five-week summer intensive that is free for qualifying students. Twenty-two students are selected to train five days a week in voice, movement, ensemble work and scene study (50 hours of classes total). The program culminates in a production of an abbreviated Shakespeare play. Summer Shakespeare is an intensive program that requires the quick understanding and execution of new skills. For more information, and to apply, please visit https://stellaadler.com/outreach/summer-shakespeare-program/
FREE Accounting Career Readiness Program – Application Deadline May 30th NABA is hosting its Accounting Career Awareness Programs (ACAP) summer program for the second year in the digital space. ACAP provides high school students who are interested in attending college, open to considering accounting, finance, or business as a college major or interested in undergoing a sample of the college experience. For more information, and to apply, please visit https://www.nabainc.org/acapsummerprogram
NEW!! Embrace Her Legacy Summer Institute – Application Deadline May 31st The NYC Summer Institute is an intensive 2-week series of courses that aim to help girls achieve unprecedented success in self-confidence, purpose, career, education, and leadership. Students will have the opportunity to build on their personal and leadership development skills while gaining the opportunity to grow their professional networks by meeting phenomenal professionals who are leaders in their industry who serve as our guest instructors. This is an opportunity for students to grow in confidence, expand professional networks, and develop a framework to succeed inside and outside of the classroom. Full and partial scholarships are available. For more information, and to apply, please visit http://embraceherlegacy.com/summerinstitute/
NEW!! FREE Girls Write Now Writing 360 Program – Application Deadline May 31st Join a dynamic, multi-generational community of writers and media makers, and form a one-to-one mentoring relationship with a professional writer. Transform the fierce words in your journal into powerful poems, podcasts, horror fiction, TV scripts, songs, blogs, and more—while getting all the support you need on your path to college and career. For more information, and to apply, please visit https://www.girlswritenow.org/join/enroll/mentee/360mentee/
NEW!! FREE Girls Write Now Writing Works Program – Application Deadline May 31st Writing Works is Girls Write Now’s college and career readiness program matching young women and gender expansive individuals with professionals across industries for a one-to-one mentoring relationship of a lifetime. Mentees receive support with college and scholarship essays, internship and job applications, and professional writing across a broad range of fields, including networking and behind-the-scenes experiences with Penguin Random House, HBO/Warner, the Royal Bank of Canada, Forbes, and many more. Mentees graduate with a tool kit of materials to aid in their college and/or career journeys. For more information, and to apply, please visit https://www.girlswritenow.org/join/enroll/mentee/wwmentee/
NEW!! FREE Sound Thinking Summer Program – Application Deadline June 7th Sound Thinking NYC is a program of the CUNY Creative Arts Team and the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, in partnership with NY is Music. STNYC includes multiple levels of student engagement focused on increasing opportunities in the music industry for underrepresented groups, particularly women. All students who are interested in supporting gender equity in music are encouraged to apply. Summer Intensive graduates will be invited to Sound Thinking NYC 2020-21 school year events and will be offered opportunities for paid internships and credited College Now Courses in their 11th and 12th grade year. For more information, and to apply, please visit https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc6UDGMHAwSjsAh9RwjSqiFCMSYCVokg_WK2kIzvrdSwIfZuQ/viewform
FREE 3T Writing Workshops – Application Deadline June 30th 3T Writing Workshops is Naked Angels Theater Company's fantastic, fun and free writing program for all public high school students! Write a play, story or screenplay and hear it read by professional actors--and it all happens in just three consecutive Mondays or Thursdays! For over 7 years, students have been using essays, scripts, films and stories they have developed in 3T for college essays, writing samples and submissions to the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards and Young Playwrights as well as making their own films. For more information, and to apply, please visit https://www.nakedangels.com/3t
Engage STEM NYC We have a number of great volunteer opportunities. Volunteers are rewarded hours for their work. We accept volunteers from any New York City High School. For more information: https://www.engagestemnyc.org/join-our-team
ASAP Youth Leadership ASAP is looking for APA youth who are New York City high school or college students interested in community-building, APA issues, and creating positive change on APA youth lives. Freshmen are highly encouraged to apply! ASAP welcomes all applicants regardless of gender expression, sexual orientation, religion, physical & mental ability, English proficiency, and citizenship status. For more information: https://cacf-asap.weebly.com/apply.html
ARISE ARISE is a free summer research program in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) disciplines. We believe anyone with curiosity in a vital area such as computer or data science, wireless technologies, smart cities, biomedical or chemical engineering, sustainability (and more!) should have a chance to explore it. Selected students will: • Conduct authentic research while being mentored by a graduate student and/or faculty member in one of 30+ active labs • Investigate a range of questions in engineering, data science and life science and make practical, substantive contributions to the lab’s objectives • Get an introduction to essential principles that prepare students for college and in-demand careers as well as in areas like scientific ethics, contemporary issues in scientific inquiry, data collection and analysis, research practices, and lab safety • Receive training in speaking and presentation skills, and guidance on preparing for the college application process Application Due: March 1st, 2021 To apply: https://engineering.nyu.edu/academics/programs/k12-stem-education/nyc-based-programs/arise
Columbia University Science Honors Program This program, now in its sixty-third year, offers enrichment courses in science and mathematics on Saturday mornings throughout the school year to 700 students who have been selected from approximately 750 high schools in the metropolitan New York area. Next year's SHP will have openings for 400 new students. Applicants must now be in the 11th, 10th, or 9th grade and should have a strong interest and exceptional ability in science and mathematics. Application Due: March 1st, 2021 To apply: https://engineering.nyu.edu/academics/programs/k12-stem-education/nyc-based-programs/arise
Global Impact Initiative Gii’s Virtual Mentorship Program focuses on providing students and young adults, especially the underserved with mentors who can help them develop and clarify their academic and career goals. This free program consists of bi-monthly 30-minute online mentoring sessions for a duration of 3 months. The mentor and mentee will determine session times and dates that work with their respective schedules. These virtual meetings can focus on career development, workforce tips, college applications, study habits, or other topics of the mentee's choosing. Gii will supplement the program with optional workshops to help the students in developing their resumes, conducting effective interviews, and preparing for their college applications. Application Due: March 31st, 2021 To apply: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/shp/apply.html
The Lucille Lortel Theatre's NYC Public High School Playwriting Fellowship An exciting NYC ten-minute play festival focused on encouraging and showcasing youth theatrical voices. Fully funded by the Lucille Lortel Theatre and in partnership with our Theatre Program, the contest culminates with an evening of staged readings with professional actors of these original student one-act plays. Fellows are mentored by professional playwrights and directors as their plays receive a staged reading by professional actors in April 2021. Fellows get access to NYC professional playwrights for mentoring and have their plays published in a Fellows anthology. Due January 25th, 2021 For More Information: https://www.lortel.org/hspf
Princeton Summer Journalism Program The Princeton Summer Journalism Program (PSJP) is a free journalism and college preparatory program for high-achieving current juniors from low-income backgrounds who are interested in journalism. Over seven weeks, students will attend virtual workshops to learn reporting skills from professional journalists. They will also attend virtual lectures on liberal arts topics led by Princeton University professors. Participants hold a press conference, produce a short documentary, report on a professional sporting event, attend a virtual theatrical production, and interview subjects for their feature stories, which will be published in the Princeton Summer Journal. Review the 2020 Program Schedule for a sample of what to expect. After the program, students work with a volunteer college adviser, a professional journalist or program alum, to complete their college applications. Program dates: mid-June through early August 2021 Cost: None. There is no cost to students to participate in this program. Eligibility: To apply, students must be:
Current high school juniors (Class of 2022)
living in the United States permanently
with an unweighted GPA of 3.5/4.0 (or equivalent)
who have an interest in journalism (no experience required)
and meet one of the financial eligibility requirements below:
The custodial parent(s)/guardian(s)’ combined income (including child support received) must not exceed $60,000 annually
The student must be eligible for Free/Reduced-Priced Lunch.
The student is eligible for a SAT or ACT fee waiver.
Students facing extenuating circumstances should explain their situation on the application.
Applying: The online application is available on our website and due no later than Monday, February 22, 2021. Please note that students must submit an unofficial transcript to be considered. You may read about the full application process and find answers to FAQs online.
The Intern Group Go to: https://www.theinterngroup.com to find out more information! They offer year round programs in the U.S, internationally, and remotely!
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Thurgood Marshall Summer Law Internship Program - Summer Internship Law Firm Must be at least 16 years old The Thurgood Marshall Summer Law Internship Program is an intensive paid program which places high-achieving inner-city high school students with legal employers for the summer, and provides them with additional programming before, during, and after the summer designed to help them prepare for a legal career. Students are selected to participate in the Program based upon personal interviews and demonstrated academic excellence. They are first nominated by their schools and then interviewed at the New York City Bar; this process consists of face-to-face meetings with the students and a written test that is administered to determine comfort with challenges common in an office environment. Job assignments in firms vary depending on the needs of the employer, but typically include assisting paralegals, filing, record keeping, assisting library and back-office personnel, data entry and document and exhibit organization. More information: https://www.nycbar.org/serving-the-community/diversity-and-inclusion/student-pipeline programs/programs/thurgood-marshall-summer-law-internship
Angel Del Toro Leadership Institute The The Angelo Del Toro Puerto Rican/Hispanic Youth Leadership Institute is an innovative collaboration with the NYS Assembly/Senate Puerto Rican/Hispanic Task Force in conjunction with the annual SOMOS El Futuro conference, Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages, the New York State City Board of Education, and other agencies as appropriate. The overall purpose of the PR/HYLI is student empowerment. For more information: https://prhyli.org/about/
LAB Jumpstart LAB Jumpstart is a new component of the Science Outreach Program that will utilize the Science Outreach and Education Laboratory for student and teacher training. LAB Jumpstart is designed to provide high school students from disadvantaged backgrounds with an opportunity to conduct hands-on research under the mentorship of leading scientific researchers at one of the world's premier biomedical research facilities. We are looking for motivated, inquisitive, and high-achieving students to join our program. More information: https://www.rockefeller.edu/outreach/labjumpstart/
Youth Insights Artists Ages: 10th to 12th graders Youth Insights Introductions is a free summer program for high school students who are English Language Learners. The program welcomes teens to the Whitney to explore, discover, and discuss American art, and to create original works of art and writing. Free MetroCards and all supplies provided. More information:https://whitney.org/education/teens/GetInvolved
Tech360 Program TECH360 Squad is a 10 week after-school program for 10th and 11th graders enrolled in New York City high schools. Students enrolled in the program learn the fundamentals of web design and development. Courses take place at companies in New York City and are taught by tech professionals. More information:https://www.americaontech.org/tech360app.html
BlueStamp Engineering BlueStamp Engineering is a six-week, hands-on summer program where high school students build technology projects they’re passionate about. Each student selects their own projects and completes the program with 2 projects (which they keep). They also develop their own personal online portfolio that details their journey with videos, technical descriptions of their work, milestones, and blog postings.This personal portfolio can then be shared with colleges and prospective employers. In past summers, students created omnidirectional robots, infinity mirror tables, CNC drawing machines, 3D printed robotic hands, vacuum robots, voice controlled robots, automated smart homes, computer vision ball tracking robots and many more. More information: https://bluestampengineering.com
Perry Outreach Program The Perry Outreach Program is a free, one-day, hands-on experience for high school women who are interested in pursuing careers in medicine and engineering. Students will hear from women leaders in these fields and try it for themselves by performing mock orthopaedic surgeries and biomechanics experiments. For more information: http://perryinitiative.org/
Joint Science Education Project (JSEP) JSEP is a three-week field experience in Greenland. Selected students from the U.S., Denmark and Greenland live and work together while exploring current Arctic research and completing their own inquiry-based projects. The program includes two weeks of extensive field experiences near Kangerlussuaq and a final week at Summit Station, the U.S. research facility located at the top of the Greenland ice sheet. For JSEP, you must be in the 11th grade at the time of application. For more information:https://dickey.dartmouth.edu/jsep/program-info/jsep
Joint Antarctic School Expedition (JASE) JASE is a 1-2 week program that takes place in King George Island, Antarctica. Students from the United States join a Chilean high school expedition to Escudero Base on King George Island. The program includes visits to international research stations and field sites in Antarctica and to the Chilean Antarctic Institute in the Patagonia region of Chile. For JASE, you must be in the 10th or 11th grade at time of application AND fluent in Spanish. For more information: https://dickey.dartmouth.edu/jsep/program-info/jase
The NYC Department of Design and Construction (DDC) STEAM Education initiative, in conjunction with the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) and the NYC Administration for Children’s Services (ACS), is accepting applications for its upcoming summer internship programs. The agency will select 30 students from public and private high schools across the five boroughs to participate in a six-week paid summer internship program that will provide students an opportunity to explore careers in the fields of architecture, engineering, construction, design, law, business administration, and finance from the perspective of the public sector.
Sonia and Celina Sotomayor Judicial Internship Program (SCS JIP) The Sonia and Celina Sotomayor Judicial Internship Program is now accepting applications from current high school juniors (rising seniors) for its summer internship program. Students from under served communities will be exposed to careers in law through an internship with a judge in state or federal courts throughout New York City. The program will also consist of weekly seminars, including sessions on college preparation, essay writing, professional skills, legal research and writing, and exploring different legal career options. Click here for more information.
The NYC DOE Office of Food and Nutrition Services is offering the Summer Apprenticeship Program High School employees that gain work experience in Food & Nutrition kitchens and cafeterias during the Summer Meals Program. They assist with varied tasks in addition to serving meals to over 1,000 Community-Based Organizations and the children of New York City. Food & Nutrition provides the Summer Apprentice Workers the opportunity of employment and learning transferable food-related skills. S.A.W. employees also obtain valuable transferable knowledge that can be utilized in the food service industry.
CONGRESSIONAL HISPANIC CAUCUS INSTITUTE Have you ever dreamed of visiting our nation’s capital and learning about how our government works? CHCI has an all-expenses paid leadership experience designed just for Latino high school students. Spend a week exploring Washington, D.C., while creating lasting friendships and wonderful memories. Participate in R2L® NextGen and make this a summer to remember! Through the various interactive learning opportunities, you will better understand some of the top issues that face the Latino community. You will learn how you can be leaders of change in your community. You will also be inspired by the success stories of the speakers you will meet—including many CHCI Alumni—who have dedicated their lives to creating a better world for us all. Learn more: https://chci.org/
MARCH DEADLINES ieSProject TRUE — Citywide Ages: 11th graders Project TRUE interns work at either the Bronx, Central Park or Prospect Park Zoo while searheading their own research project to encompass experimental design, research methods and data analysis, with the help of Fordham University graduate students and Wildlife Conservation Society educators. Some weekend workdays are required, and unexcused absences will result in dismissal. (Teens can also pay to participate as part of a different Teen Intern program, or volunteer as a Discovery Guide.) A $599 stipend and MetroCard are provided.
NASA Summer Internships at Goddard Institute for Space Studies (5 Different Internships, Follow link to see opportunities)* NASA Internships are educational hands-on opportunities that provide unique NASA-related research and operational experiences for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students as well as educators. These internships integrate participants with career professionals emphasizing mentor-directed, degree-related, real-time world task completion. During the internship participants engage in scientific or engineering research, development, and operations activities. In addition, there are non-technical internship opportunities to engage in professional activities which support NASA business and administrative processes. Through these internships, participants leverage NASA's unique mission activities and mentorship to enhance and increase their professional capabilities and clarify their long-term career goals.
SHAPE at Columbia Engineering - Summer Program Columbia Engineering Outreach Programs aim to provide greater accessibility to academic and professional opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines, especially for traditionally underrepresented local stakeholders. Through community engagement, they enhance the quality of learning at all levels. Participants Must:
Be rising high school sophomores, juniors, or seniors
Live commuting-distance to the Columbia University campus or be able to make independent lodging arrangements
Demonstrate academic achievement and interest in STEM subjects
Department School for Youth (DSY) The Development School for Youth (DSY) is a leadership and development training program for young people between the ages of 16 and 21. The students attend weekly workshops led by senior executives from some of NYC’s leading corporations, cultural institutions, hedge funds and law firms. They also participate in workshops including: public speaking, how to interview and resume writing. Throughout the program, they work to develop their professional performance; and by participating in practicums such as street organizing, phone shifts and staffing events, they develop their leadership performance. **Note: Students who successfully graduate from DSY are placed in paid summer internships provided by sponsoring companies. To enrollcontactCalley Beckwith at 212-356-8437 or email@example.com.
Summer Internship Program (“SIP”) NYC School Construction Authority offers a Summer Internship Program (“SIP”) for 125 college-bound NYC public high school students. SIP is designed to provide students with exposure to a wide range of careers within the public and private sectors. This is accomplished through a paid, six-week internship at the SCA or with one of our business partners throughout New York City. They seek to provide interns with a diverse internship experience along with career mentoring. Assignments may include maintaining files, organizing documents, managing spreadsheets, conducting internet research, attending meetings, and drafting for students with AutoCAD/Revit proficiency. Students may attend limited supervised visits to construction sites.
Students recommended for SIP are expected to meet the following eligibility criteria: 1. Be a New York City public high school student; 2. Have an interest in one or more of the following career interest areas: architecture, engineering (civil, electrical, mechanical, structural and or environmental), construction management, business, information technology, real estate and or public administration; 3. Have a grade point average of 80 or higher; 4. Be available to work full time;and 5. Be able to provide original proof of authorization to work in the United States during the SIP registration process during the first week in June at the SCA: this includes original unexpired I-9documentation and original age appropriate working papers (for those born after July 6, 2002). FOR MORE INFORMATION: Check http://www.nycsca.org/Careers/Internship-Program#Summer-Internship-Program-78 CONTACT RUBY SAAKE, SENIOR MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST NYC SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION AUTHORITY 30-30 THOMSON AVENUE LONG ISLAND CITY, NY EMAIL- SCAINTERNSHIPS@NYCSCA.ORG
The New York County District Attorney’s High School Internship Program The New York County District Attorney’s High School Internship Program is a rigorous internship that provides students with an insider’s view of the criminal justice system. Each intern is assigned to a unit within the Office and helps Assistant District Attorneys and other staff members with their work. Interns also attend presentations and trips and participate in a mock trial competition. For nearly 30 years, the program’s interns have represented a variety of public, independent, and parochial schools from the diverse communities of Manhattan. We will be accepting applications in February from bright and promising students who are interested in serving their communities. Interns receive a $175 weekly stipend. Learn more: https://www.manhattanda.org/careers/internship-opportunities/high-school-internship/
Girls Who Code: Free Summer Immersion Program* Current female students in grades 10-11 are invited to apply for the Girls Who Code's Summer Immersion Program. In this free seven-week program, participants will build websites and games, and learn how to program robots. They will also learn computer science, get exposure to tech jobs, and join a supportive sisterhood of thousands of girls across the US. No prior tech experience necessary. Click here to apply.
THE HNBF FUTURE LATINO LEADERS SUMMER LAW INSTITUTE The Future Latino Leaders Summer Law Institute is designed to provide Latino high school students like you with the opportunity to learn more about the legal profession. This year, the Law Institute will take place from July 13-15th VIRTUALLY. All participants will stay on the George Washington University Foggy Bottom Campus and be chaperoned by adult law school students and HNBF staff. Throughout the week, students will engage in workshops on leadership and receive legal instruction in preparation for the Mock Trial. Students will have the opportunity to meet with lawyers, judges, and officials of the United States government and learn about their career paths. More information:https://apply.hnbf.org
Youth Leadership Institute (YLI) YLI is a free, five-day, overnight, college empowerment conference for Latino high school juniors held at two top universities across the US. This highly selective program is designed to give young leaders the practical tools they need to successfully apply to top universities, have full access to scholarship and financial aid opportunities, and set a course for academic and career success. Attendees will enhance their leadership abilities and expand their professional networks by participating in college and career workshops, living on a college campus, and interacting with college students and professionals who serve as their mentors. How to Apply:
NYC Ladders for Leaders The NYC Ladders for Leaders program, a component of the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP), provides professional internships to NYC youth between the ages of 16 to 22. This competitive process differs from the traditional SYEP model in that it requires applicants to submit an application to one of several community-based organizations (CBO) serving the five boroughs. Applications are evaluated based on academic performance, response to an essay question, and resume. Once participants have been selected, they are engaged in 30-hours of pre-employment training designed to teach essential workplace readiness skills and business etiquette. Interviews for summer internships are scheduled by our partnering CBO’s in a variety of industries from the public and private sectors. Final selections for the six-week internship are made by our partnering employers. Brochure HERE **Program suspended for Summer 2020**
West Side YMCA Teen Career Connection — Upper West Side* Ages: 10th to 12th graders Created 17 years ago because of the difficulty teenagers have finding summer jobs, the Career Connection spends two weeks teaching interns skills like conflict resolution, dressing for success and public speaking. The rest of the program is spent mentoring students through six weeks of work at multiple locations, followed by a Portfolio Night where each presents about their experiences. Interns receive a $2,250 stipend, $300 clothing stipend, and two monthly MetroCards.
AG Discovery AgDiscovery is a FREE outreach program to help students explore careers in animal science, veterinary medicine, agribusiness, plant pathology, and much more. This 2-4 week program allows participants to live on a college campus and learn about agricultural science from university professors, practicing veterinarians, industry representatives, and professionals working for the U.S. government. Students who participate in AgDiscovery will gain experience through hands-on labs, workshops, field trips, and other group and team building activities.
Meet GPA requirements listed in each course description
Identify as an Underrepresented Minority (African American, Latino, Native American, or Alaskan American) or meet state-determined economic criteria below
Any additional requirements stated in individual course descriptions
Your family can document economic eligibility by providing proof of receipt of one of the following:
Reduced or free lunch in school (the preferred option)
Family Assistance Program Aid
Safety Net Assistance through the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance or a county Department of Social Services
Family day-care payments through the New York State Office of Children and Family Services Assistance, or a county Department of Social Services
Student ward of the state or county status
Single-parent family status, meeting income requirements below
Summer STEM Program at The Cooper Union — East Village Ages: 10th to 11th graders known as the Summer Research Internship, the renamed, expanded program offers qualified students six weeks of hands-on engineering, design and problem-solving alongside faculty and teaching assistants from the departments of civil, chemical, electrical, and mechanical engineering. There is a tuition charge of $3,250 plus a $50 application fee but need-based scholarships of up to 100% are available.
Summer Health Internship Program (SHIP) Who should Apply: High school sophomores, juniors, seniors & college freshmen in good standing and on track for promotion in June.Programming includes:
Six-week internship placements in hospitals and community-based health centers and organizations
Weekly didactic sessions with health professionals and field trips
Exposure to health careers and community health issues
Student must be between 16-22 years of age at start of program
Student must attend school or live in Manhattan or Staten Island
Student must be a United States Citizen or have Permanent Resident Status
Student must be interested in a career in the health field
Summer Youth Employment Program* At least 14 years old by 2021 The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) provides New York City youth between the ages of 14 and 24 with paid summer employment for up to six weeks in July and August. Participants work in entry-level jobs in a variety of industries including:
Arts and Recreation, Educational Services, Financial Services, Healthcare/Medical, Hospitality/Tourism, Information Technology, Manufacturing, Marketing/Public Relations, Media/Entertainment, Real Estate/Property, Retail
SYEP also provides workshops on job readiness, career exploration, financial literacy, and opportunities to continue education and social growth. Programs are located in community-based organizations in all five boroughs of New York City. Youth can apply for the program online or at a community-based organization during the application period. Participants are selected by lottery for the program.
Forest Project at Wave Hill —Bronx Ages: 10th to 12th graders This rigorous, five-day a week, two month physical and academic internship teaches kids about ecology in an urban setting via interns building and maintaining woodland trails, removing invasive plant species, shoring up eroded slopes and helping restore disturbed woodland toward a more balanced state. $2275 for first-year interns, $2375 for second-years.
Stella Adler Free Summer Acting Program The centerpiece of the Outreach Division, this program currently interviews close to 100 high school students annually and selects 18 to train in a free year-long program, with a possible second year by invitation. Students train in voice, movement, improv and acting in a conservatory environment. They are led by the Studio’s world-class faculty, and engage daily with students of the full-time conservatory programs as well as alumni and international guest artists. While Adler Youth students are trained with the same intensity and integrity as conservatory students, this program is not concerned with creating professional actors, but rather empowering strong, confident, thoughtful human beings. To request an interview for “Adler Youth” please email Program Director Melissa Mickens at firstname.lastname@example.org
Artslife Artslife is a paid summer internship program for rising sophomores and juniors in high school that combines art and design with leadership training, museum studies, and community engagement. Participants are introduced to museum careers such as Curatorial, Education, Development, Public Relations and Marketing, Visitor Services, Security, and Registrar. During the initial week, participants get to know one another and meet museum staff. During the remaining six weeks, participants work on collaborative projects, with Museum staff, local designers, arts professionals who act as mentors. Students enjoy first-hand experience and the broadest possible exposure to ongoing museum activities, both public facing and behind-the-scenes. Artslife interns will:
Learn about careers in the arts
Create artwork with local and visiting artists in the Artists’ Studios
Develop and teach peer-to-peer tours
Build and strengthen presentation, communication, and public speaking skills
Visit other cultural institutions in New York City
Interns are paid $15.00 an hour and will receive a MetroCard
STEM Matters NYC PreK through grade 12 students can apply now to attend exciting science and STEM programs being offered this summer at the NYC Department of Education’s Environmental Study Center and NYC Center for Space Science Education, the Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Museum of the City of New York, New York Aquarium, Prospect Park Zoo, Queens Botanical Garden, Queens County Farm Museum, Queens Zoo, Staten Island Museum, Staten Island Zoo, and SUNY Old Westbury. Programs feature 1-week camps, high school internships, and a 4-week college credit bearing course. All programs are free and students receive MetroCards for transportation if needed. STEM Matters NYC programs do not provide meals. Application Deadline: ***Check for updated deadline
Central Park Conservancy — Parkwide Ages: Must be 16 by June 1 Interns work five days a week and some weekends on individual projects, then come together as a group on Fridays for field trips, or a group activity of in-depth study in the fields of horticulture or public programming.
MAY DEADLINES SHAPE
We are reviewing applications for admissions on a rolling basis. If you are interested in SHAPE pleaseapply here! If you have already submitted an application, thank you so much!
The courses are all hands-on, project based, and collaborative; we are adjusting some to better fit the virtual format. See the current course information here, including a new Electrical Engineering option for Session 1! Please continue to check back, we will be updating this page as we have additional details.
Please keep check the SHAPE website for more information and keep an eye out for admissions notifications.If you have questions, please email us email@example.com.
GO Getter Internships Grades 9-12 The GO Project summer internship is an opportunity for high school students to learn and develop leadership skills while working with GO Project students in academic and/or enrichment classes. During the 5-week GO Summer program, interns will be working as teaching assistants in one of our K-5th grade classrooms under the guidance of a Head Teacher or Enrichment Teacher. Interns will work in small groups or one-to-one within the classroom to help students complete projects, remain focused, and build confidence as learners. Interns will also be participating in rigorous daily professional development sessions where the Echoing Green book, Work on Purpose, will be used to help them discover and enhance their passions and talents to become change-making leaders in their community. More information: https://www.goprojectnyc.org/get-involved/volunteer
ieSoSC (NYU Engineering Program) eSoSC will show through hands-on projects, instruction and activities how to take coding/computer science, engineering and technology skills to another level by applying those skills to advanced smart cities ideas. Participants will work with our graduate and undergraduate student-experts in increasingly sophisticated hands-on programming and engineering projects. Student Conservation Association Every bit of the earth needs saving, even those portions that are right in your neighborhood. SCA’s Community Programs offer you a way to make an enduring environmental impact while commuting from home to local sites in your community. You’ll make friends, improve the health of your city, and start on your way to becoming a leader in the local conservation movement. Community programs will also set you on the path to other SCA opportunities, like National Crews and Conservation Internships.Earn $11.00 per hour!
MOMA MOMA provides free art courses to NYC high school students. No previous art making experience necessary! All materials, snacks and metrocards are provided. The season culminates with an exhibition of student artwork here at MoMA. The application can be found at mo.ma/inthemaking.
OUEENS COUNCIL ON THE ARTS Are you a high school student looking for a way to build a keller portfolio that will get you into a great art college–with a scholarship? The High School to Art School program (HS2AS) is a free visual arts portfolio development program that provides qualified high school sophomores, juniors and seniors with the art skills training, mentorship, essay writing techniques, college application assistance and financial aid planning necessary to gain acceptance into competitive art colleges. HS2AS sessions IS scheduled in the spring, summer, and fall and take place at QCA headquarters located in the Kaufman Arts District in Astoria.
Wave Hill – Paid internships This year-long position provides qualified high school or college students with opportunities to learn and practice skills, such as working with the public, handling different art materials and techniques and being part a dynamic team of educators. The Intern assists at the Family Art Project, a long-running and well-attended weekend drop-in program. Interns have an important role in helping shape the experience of the families who attend. Interns assist in setting up, preparing for, cleaning up after and directly facilitating the Family Art Project to children and adults. The content, theme and materials are nature- and seasonally-based and change every week. For more information, and to apply, please visit https://www.wavehill.org/education/internships/ https://www.wavehill.org/about/jobs-internships/family-art-project-intern/
NYC SUMMER INSTITUTE FOR GIRLS Our Embrace Her Legacy Academy is a personal development and leadership development program offered to young women (ages 14 – 19) in the New York City/tri-state area. Our program focuses on equipping young women with the tools needed to achieve unprecedented success in self-confidence, career, education and leadership. Our goal is to ignite a powerful and emotionally healthy relationship with self while using that as the foundation to realize personal and professional goals. http://embraceherlegacy.com/summerinstitute/
Manhattan College Summer Business Program The Summer Programming Office at Manhattan College has just received funding from Ernst and Young to offer rising HS seniors an opportunity to move to campus for 5 days, experience college courses and work on college essays. Participation is free to the selected students and will provide access to many business related experiences that future leaders would find valuable. Ideal applicants are current college-bound HS juniors, focused on business, and with a possible interest in Manhattan College, since scholarship opportunities may be available. Here is the link to our page and application: https://inside.manhattan.edu/academic-resources/opportunity-programs/summer-at-manhattan.php
Summer Business Program The Summer Programming Office at Manhattan College has just received funding from Ernst and Young to offer rising HS seniors an opportunity to move to campus for 5 days, experience college courses and work on college essays. Participation is free to the selected students and will provide access to many business related experiences that future leaders would find valuable.
Ideal applicants are current college-bound HS juniors, focused on business, and with a possible interest in Manhattan College, since scholarship opportunities may be available. Here is the link to our page and application: https://inside.manhattan.edu/academic-resources/opportunity-programs/summer-at-manhattan.php Oogie Art is the World's No. 1 art portfolio school on College Results. Our school has an 100% acceptance rate to the top 10 art schools in the USA. Our teaching methods have been awarded countless times, and nationally recognized by Mayor Bloomberg, Laura Bush, YoungArts, Scholastic Art & Awards and the New York Times. Our portfolios are also used as college application supplements, which have granted students admissions the most prestigious universities- Harvard, Yale, Stanford, MIT, etc. To enroll go to: https://www.oogieart.com/enroll For general information on this program go to; www.oogieart.com
NOVEMBER DEADLINES Museum of Jewish Heritage- High School Apprenticeship Program The High School Apprenticeship Program offers New York City public high school students a challenging program of study and work designed to give them a behind-the-scenes look at what it is like to work in the Museum and explore Jewish heritage and their own. After an extensive spring training, Apprentices work full-time during the summer in different Museum departments; lead tours, and are introduced to the curatorial, educational, administrative, and operational sides of the Museum. Apprentices are paid for their participation in the program. Students of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. More information: https://mjhnyc.org/internships-and-fellowships/mjh-in-nyc/#hsap
DECEMBER DEADLINES Saltz Internship Program at American Museum of Natural History — Upper West Side *This is a paid internship* Ages: 15-18-year-old NYC students Saltz interns learn about the museum and its exhibits so they can then share their knowledge with visitors, especially children. Interns receive MetroCard and uniform for the duration of the program, and a stipend upon completion. More information: https://www.amnh.org/learn-teach/teens/saltz-internship-program
Most Colleges offer Summer Opportunity Programs. There are a number of schools who also offer financial aid/scholarships in order to reduce fees and make these programs more accessible to all. If there is a specific college you are interested in, attending and participating in a summer program there can open doors for you! You will have the opportunity to meet their staff, become familiarized with their campus, as well as build your resume! The age range varies from school to school, you can start as early as your freshman year to attend!
Helpful Websites on Summer Programs Summer On Campus : Useful tool for identifying Summer Programs at Colleges in New York Summerfuel: Personalized to help you find a pre-college program throughout the U.S and abroad! SummerDiscovery: Pre-College Enrichment and study abroad programs
Stella Adler Studio of Acting Free summer theatre Shakespeare program for students who are eligible for free and reduced lunch. Five week program, prior experience is not required. To schedule an interview, call 212-689-0087 M-F 11am to 1 pm, Sat. 11am- 1pm. Deadline to call: ***Check for updated deadline www.stellaadler.com
Barnard College Pre-College Programs Students from around the globe come to Barnard College to pursue their passions in a rigorous, academic setting. With five distinct programs to choose from, ranging from entrepreneurship to dance, you have the unique opportunity to explore an area of interest on a deeper level through both in-class discussions and city exploration. As part of the learning experience at Barnard, you will get a taste of both college life and the Big Apple! For more information, go to: www.barnard.edu/summer
Iona College Pre-Summer Program Courses available: Business, Psychology, Theatre, Web Design, Speech Language Pathology, and Broadcast Media & Sports Communication Deadline: ***Check for updated deadline www.iona.edu
Pratt Institute Summer Scholars invites High School Students who will be entering 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th grades in 2021-21 school year to register fir a two-week summer intensive program or studio classes and a college prep curriculum taking place on the Brooklyn campus in July. Classes such as Drawing the Object as well as Drawing the Figure (1 credit on completion of course). Dates: ***Check for updated dates www.pratt.edu/summerscholars
Weill Cornell Youth Scholars Program: For JUNIORS Deadline: ***Check for updated deadline https://diversity.weill.cornell.edu/opportunities/weill-cornell-youth-scholars-program This is a free, four-week summer program on the Upper East Side. During the program, Youth Scholars will participate in rigorous academic curriculum: lectures on physiology and anatomy, participate in anatomy labs, engage in problem-based learning objectives, interact with medical students and physicians, and many other facets of medicine. The curriculum consists of basic science lectures (primarily given by medical students, residents, and physicians), faculty spotlight sessions, Problem Based Learning sessions, mentor/mentee sessions, and visit to the anatomy lab. The topics discussing during the lectures included medial ethics, organ systems biology, nutrition, infectious disease, embryology, disease pathogenesis, immunology, and chronic conditions. The WCYSP starts on the first Monday of July and runs four days a week, from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Either one recommendation from a science teacher or two recommendations from a non-science teacher, counselor, mentor, supervisor, coach, etc.
Two completed 250-500 word essays
Essay 1: How will the Youth Scholars Program help you in your future endeavors? If you are not accepted into the Youth Scholars Program, how will this affect your future career goals?
AND Essay 2: Choose one of the five prompts. Have fun with the prompts and be creative with your responses!
(1) If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why? (2) Describe the world in the year 2050. (3) What is the “best” animal? Why? (4) What is your “earliest” memory as a child? (5) If you could time travel and change one moment in history, where would you go and why?
FREE OR REDUCED PRICE SUMMER PROGRAMS FOR MINORITY STUDENTS
Cornell Engineering scholarships available http://www.engineering.cornell.edu/diversity/office-diversity-programs/summer-programs/highschool-programs/catalyst/index.cfm
RPI In Troy, NY Engineering/Science http://doso.rpi.edu/update.do?artcenterkey=658
Science - Various University of California Campuses http://www.jacobsschool.ucsd.edu/cosmos/
Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota - Liberal Arts program including African American Culture Classes is FREE for African Americans only, Must be nominated by Counselor http://apps.carleton.edu/summer/clae/
Math and science program at Sewanee College of the South in Tennessee http://www.sewanee.edu/bridgeprogram/
Math, Science and Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute http://www.wpi.edu/Admin/Diversity/K12/Strive/program.html
General Ed, Hispanics http://www.calvin.edu/academic/entrada/
Miami U in Oxford Ohio, Interdisciplinary Service Based Learning, scholarships available. http://www.units.muohio.edu/lifelonglearning/btc/index.html
USC Summer Seminars: all races, scholarships available
Columbia University: Double Discovery Program. For students who live or go to school in Manhattan
Variety of leadership and business programs, 100% tuition available on sliding scale, various campuses in Southern California http://goabl.org/ Additional College Programs to Explore Boston University: Summer Honors Program, Partial Financial Aid Available bu.edu/summer/highschool
Fordham University: Pre-College Program, $882/ credit hour. From July 5- August 8. 26 classes to choose from between Lincoln Center Campus and Rose Hill Campus. https://www.fordham.edu/info/20187/pre-college_program
Broadreach: International courses in many locations such as Australia, France, Peru, Thailand.... www.gobroadreach.com The Cooper Union STEM Program: Aimed at giving students an experience in hands-on engineering design and problem-solving, thereby placing students on the right track for careers in technological innovation Eligibility: Current high school sophomore or junior, current transcript, personal essay, and letter of recommendation required
Penn Engineering: Need based financial aid available, for students interested in STEM esap.seas.upenn.edu
Washington University in St.Louis: Open to Middle School and High School Students