Summer Youth Employment Program Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) is the nation’s largest youth employment program, connecting NYC youth between the ages of 14 and 24 with career exploration opportunities and paid work experiences each summer. By participating in structured project and work-based opportunities, NYC youth are better prepared for careers of the future.
Project TRUE — Citywide Ages: 11th graders Project TRUE interns work at either the Bronx, Central Park or Prospect Park Zoo while spearheading 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.
NASA Summer Internships at Goddard Institute for Space Studies 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Hispanic National Bar Foundation: 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.
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:
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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
AG Discovery AgDiscoveryis 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.
Summer STEM Program at The Cooper Union Ages: 10th to 11th graders This 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
Summer Youth Employment Program At least 14 years to participate. 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 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.
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.
Global Impact Initiative Global Impact Initiative 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.
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 5th
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 5th Albert Nerken School of Engineering Summer Internship Who: HS Sophomore's & Juniors What: The Albert Nerken School of Engineering at the Cooper Union has been preparing high school students to pursue undergraduate careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields for over 25 years. Deadline March 16th
Google Summer Program Who: Graduating HS seniors What: is invested in increasing the enrollment and retention of computer science students. With this in mind, we're hosting our eighth annual Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI), a three-week introduction to computer science for graduating high school seniors with a passion for technology -especially students from historically underrepresented groups in the field.