December Deadlines to Apply Rockefeller University Summer Science Research Program (SSRP) Deadline: December 3, 2018 Age: Must be at least 16 The Rockefeller University Summer Science Research Program (SSRP) provides high school students with a unique and personalized opportunity to conduct hands-on research under the mentorship of leading scientists at one of the world’s premier biomedical research facilities. During this rigorous 7-week program, SSRP students become immersed in scientific culture while gaining an appreciation for the process of biomedical discovery. SSRP 2019 will begin June 24th, and end on August 8th. February Deadlines to Apply Summer Health Professions Education Program Deadline: February 5, 2020 Ages: 10, 11, 12 Grade The Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) is a free summer enrichment program focused on improving access to information and resources for college students interested in the health professions. SHPEP’s goal is to strengthen the academic proficiency and career development of students underrepresented in the health professions and prepare them for a successful application and matriculation to health professions schools. These students include, but are not limited to, individuals who identify as African American/Black, American Indian and Alaska Native and Hispanic/Latino, and who are from communities of socioeconomic and educational disadvantage. SHPEP, formerly known as the Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP), expanded in 2016 to include a broader array of health professions. ieSProject TRUE — Citywide Ages: 11th graders Application due: Sunday, February 18, 2019 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. (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.
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. Deadline: February 15, 2019 (Early Acceptance), March 15, 2019 (Regular Acceptance)
New York Historical Society Entering grades 10, 11, or 12 or freshman year of college in Fall 2019. Deadline: February 25, 2019 The Student Historian High School Internship Program is designed for students in grades 10, 11, and 12 in the tri-state area. The Student Historian Program is a comprehensive internship and youth development program that provides students with vocational and academic training, public speaking and leadership skills, and an increased understanding of American art and history. Through object- and inquiry-based learning, students broaden their academic perspective, increase their confidence in professional settings, and enhance their knowledge of fulfilling careers in the museum world.Paid internships may be offered to interns who are eligible for free or reduced lunch at school; otherwise, internship is unpaid.
Urban Leadership Fellows Program Deadline: February 22, 2019 Age: Graduating Senior During the summer, interns in the Urban Leadership Fellows (ULF) program participate in paid internships to gain valuable hands-on work experience and training in the municipal finance industry.
The ULF Program is open to high school SENIORS only. The criteria for selection include:
A strong interest in a career in finance, business, law, government and/or public policy
Availability to work full-time for the duration of the six-week, paid internship in addition to a few afternoons in June
A 3.0 GPA or higher
Excellent computer skills
A well-written personal essay
Strong verbal and written English skills
Lenox Hill Summer Junior VolunteerDue: February 28, 2019 Ages: 15-17 The four-week Junior Volunteer Summer High School Program at Lenox Hill Hospital runs from July 8, 2019 to August 2, 2019. It places students (15-17 years old) in hands-on, non-clinical roles throughout our hospital with the opportunity to rotate into different areas of the hospital each week, depending on their interests.
Junior volunteers are expected to be available during the entire time frame of the program and volunteer a minimum of 100 hours, four days per week (Monday-Thursday from 9am to 3pm). The program accepts approximately 15 high school students each summer, providing extensive exposure to hospital operations and care delivery. Ideal candidates for the program have an interest in health care, willingness and desire to make an impact, previous volunteer experience, a high maturity level and related career interests.
Forest Project at Wave Hill —Bronx Ages: 10th to 12th graders Application due: ASAP 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. Students are paid $2,275/summer for first-year interns! March Deadlines to Apply NASA Summer Internships at Goddard Institute for Space Studies (5 Different Internships, Follow link to see opportunities) Deadline: March 1, 2019 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.
NYC Ladders for Leaders Age: At least 16 years old Deadline: Friday, March 1 2019 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 Summer STEM Program at The Cooper Union — East Village Ages: 10th to 11th graders Application due: March 8, 2019 Once 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 $3,500 plus a $50 application fee but need-based scholarships of up to 100% are available.
The NYC Department of Design and Construction (DDC) STEAM Deadline: March 4, 2019 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.
West Side YMCA Teen Career Connection — Upper West Side Ages: 10th to 12th graders Application due: Friday, March 8, 2019 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 $1,500 stipend, $300 clothing stipend, and two monthly MetroCards.
Sonia and Celina Sotomayor Judicial Internship Program Application Deadline: March 8, 2019 Event: July 8-August 2, 2019 The Sonia and Celina Sotomayor Judicial Internship Program is now accepting applications from current high school juniors (rising seniors) for its summer 2019 internship program. In the Summer of 2019, approximately thirty high school students will participate in judicial internships in state and federal courts, educational and professional development workshops, and mentorship opportunities. The students will intern with a state or federal judge located within one of the five New York City boroughs from Monday through Thursday for four weeks. The hours will likely be 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., subject to the individual judge’s discretion. On Fridays, the student interns will meet for educational and professional development workshops at the Thurgood Marshall Courthouse, 40 Foley Square, New York, NY from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Students are expected to honor these time commitments to participate in the program.Click here for more information.
NYC District Attorney's Internship Program Deadline: March 11, 2019 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. Eligibility:
Applicants must live in Manhattan or attend school in Manhattan (no exceptions will be made)
Applicants must be sophomores, juniors or seniors in high school at the time they apply(current freshmen may not apply)
Applicants must commit to attend the entire program from July 8-August 9 Monday - Friday from 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM (students will not be permitted to start after July 5 or leave before August 11)
Application Requirements Applications will be accepted online only starting February 11, 2019 through March 11, 2019. Applicants will be required to attach the following:
A one-page resume
A 500-word essay discussing why you want to intern at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office or describing your interest in criminal justice
Futures and Options Internship Program Deadline: March 15, 2019 Age: At least 16 years old During the summer, students in The Internship Program participate in paid internships; they work between 25 and 30 hours per week at a New York City business, non-profit organization, or government agency. Additionally, interns receive ongoing support from Futures and Options staff and attend weekly work-readiness workshops and career exploration field trips. The program is open to New York City high school students 16 years of age or older. Accepted students will interview at prospective work sites in order to secure internship placements. Interns work approximately 150 hours over the course of the program. The application for The Internship Program closes on March 15th. Interested students can apply online on our website: www.futuresandoptions.org.
Saltz Internship Program at American Museum of Natural History — Upper West Side Ages: 14-18-year-old NYC students Application due: Sunday, March 19, 2019 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. Interns receive a metrocard as well as stipend at the completion of the internship. Interns are expected to work 4 hours per day, 4 days per week during the summer.
Summer Health Internship Program (SHIP) Application Deadline: March 2019 (PRIORITY) 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 July 1, 2019 Deadline: March 16, 2019 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.
Museum of Art & Design: Artslife Ages: Rising sophomores & juniors Deadline: March, 31, 2019 July 9 - August 23, 2019. Tuesdays – Fridays from 10 am to 4 pm. 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.
April Deadlines to Apply
STEM Matters NYC Application Deadline: Friday, April 5, 2019 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.
Central Park Conservancy — Parkwide Ages: Must be 16 by June 1 Application due: TBD 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. Paid internship; rates TBD.
Sustainable Societies Academy Deadline: TBD Sustainability at Poly Prep Country Day School. Poly Prep cordially invites highly motivated rising high school students to join us this summer for the Sustainable Societies Academy™ (SSA), an intensive 5-day session from August 14-18, led by faculty and leading professionals from UPenn, Harvard, CUNY, and other universities. In our second year, students will learn the basic concepts and principles of sustainability through college-level presentations, small group discussion, interactive workshops, and site visits. By the end of the program, SSA students will be equipped to integrate their interests and concerns to develop solutions to social, economic, and environmental sustainability challenges in their own communities.
Complete an online application
Ask a teacher/mentor to submit a brief recommendation
Applications remain open with acceptance on a rolling basis. Click here for more information. Additionally, there is some financial aid available. Please email me if interested.
ieSoSC (NYU Engineering Program) Deadline: April 28, 2019 ieSoSC 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.
GO Getter Internships - Lower Manhattan Grades 9-12 Deadline: April 29th, 2019 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. Read more on the application process here. If you're interested in applying, please complete this online form. May Deadlines to Apply DOROT — Midtown West Ages: Entering 10th grade through Graduating Seniors Application due date: Wednesday, May 10, 2019 (early applications are encouraged as spots often fill up before the deadline) During the course of two, separate, four-week sessions, summer interns visit, deliver meals, help with technology, shop for and play various games with homebound senior citizens. Summer interns are then expected to volunteer during the school year. Internship is unpaid.
Student Conservation Association Deadline: May 1, 2019 SCA’s 2019 Community Crew Programs will have crews of High School students aged 15-19, serving in various parks throughout New York City’s five boroughs. Program Dates: July 8th through August 16th. If accepted you must be available for the entirety of the program. As a member of NYC’s Community Crew Programs you will:
Earn $11.00 per hour!
Serve 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday (7:30 AM-4:00PM)
Members will meet at various National and City Park sites.
Work on crews of 10 High School crew members (with 1-2 adult crew leaders 21+)
Serve to give back and better your local communities, parks and natural areas.
Participate in weekly environmental education and recreational activities to include: kayaking, hiking, trips to organic farms, wastewater facilities and museums.
Please submit application by May 1st 2019
If you need any assistance please refer to the How to Apply section of our website.
Please email NYC Program Coordinator; John Donovan at email@example.com once you have completed the application or if you have any questions.