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Type of opportunityName of Program/ OrganizationDescriptionEligibilityLink to Apply/RegisterDeadline
Leaderhsip ProgramBell Azbug Leadership Institute"The Bella Abzug Leadership Institute (BALI) utilizes the signature leadership skills of the late New York Congresswoman Bella S. Abzug (1920-1998) to mentor and train middle and high school girls and college age women in the development of confidence and the critical skills needed to become effective, dynamic and visionary 21st century leaders as well as active and creative participants in civic, political, corporate and community life."

Liz Abzug, BALI Founder/Executive Director
Female StudentsApply hereApril 30
InternshipNew York Historical SocietyThe 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.10, 11, 12 gradersApply hereMarch 10
Summer InstituteEducation for GoogleComputer Science Summer Institute

Google is invested in increasing the enrollment and retention of computer science students. With this in mind, we’re hosting our 10th annual Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI), a three-week introduction to computer science for graduating high school seniors with an interest in technology — especially students from historically underrepresented groups in the field. This year, we will offer two types of sessions, day-camp and residential:

Day-camp sessions are for students who live within 90 minute commute of the respective offices. Students will be provided with a travel stipend and expected to commute into the Google offices for each day of CSSI. Day-camps locations and dates are:

· Mountain View, CA: July 10th - July 28th
· Chicago, IL: July 17th - Aug 4th
· New York City, NY: July 17th - Aug 4th
· Atlanta, GA: July 10th - July 28th
· Los Angeles: July 10th - July 28th
· Pittsburgh, PA: July 17th - August 4

Residential sessions are for students outside the mileage distance of day-camps. Student housing and transportation will be provided. Residential locations and dates are:
· Cambridge, MA: July 9th - July 29th
· Seattle, WA: July 9th - July 29th

CSSI is not your average summer camp. It's an intensive, interactive, hands-on and fun program that seeks to inspire the tech leaders and innovators of tomorrow by supporting the study of computer science, software engineering, and other closely related subjects. As CSSI students, you will learn programming fundamentals directly from Google engineers, get an inside look at some of Google's most exciting, emerging technologies, and even design and develop your very own application with fellow participants that you will showcase to Googlers in local offices.

We are looking for students eager to spend a few weeks immersed in the Google life – tackling interesting technical problems, working collaboratively and having fun. We want students to leave empowered, heading into their first year of college armed with a unique learning experience that can only be found at Google. The program is open to all qualified high school seniors, and is committed to addressing diversity in the field of computer science. Students who are a member of a group that is historically underrepresented in the technology industry are encouraged to apply.
Apply HereMarch 2
InternshipAmerican Museum of Natural History: Saltz Internship ProgramThe Saltz program is an internship program for High School students that provide them with an opportunity to impact thousands of visitors to the American Museum of Natural History. Interns learn a variety of sciences (Geology, Anthropology, Biology, Astronomy/Astrophysics, Paleontology) as well as communication and science teaching skills to inspire and encourage visitors to explore the numerous scientific fields presented in the exhibitions at the museum. New York City high school students who are 15-18 years old are eligible to apply. Applicants must live or attend school within the five boroughs of New York City. Summer program schedule, training dates and more information can be found online.

Application Requirements: Submission of Online Application, Essay and Recommendation Letter via application link

- A thoughtful essay between 3 – 4 paragraphs that addresses the following questions:
Why are you a good candidate for the Saltz Internship Program?
Why are you interested in the sciences?
How will this experience at the Museum help you further your academic and career goals?

- One Recommendation Letter
Recommendation Letters can be uploaded at the end of your application or emailed to
Ages 15 - 18Saltz InternshipMarch 12
InternshipAmerican Museum of Natural History: Bridge Up: STEM Brown Scholars ProgramBridgeUp: STEM is focused on the intersection of computer science and science. This program includes a 3-year intensive experience called the Brown Scholars program for high school girls in 9th and 10th grade. Girls learn to code in Python, work on real scientific data sets, and learn how data science and data visualization are important tools for scientists in all fields. No experience necessary. The program has 3 components:
1) 120 hours of coursework across 3 classes either during the summer or during the school year: Intro to Programming, Intro to Databases, Intro to Data Visualization
2) A 9-month paid internship in either computational research or applied computer programming within a division at AMNH.
3) College and career colloquium: A series of field trips and workshops focused on the varied academic and professional opportunities in the world of computer science.

Application Requirements: Your application must include thoughtful answers to short-answer essay questions in addition to submitting a recommendation letter and recent official transcript/report card.
9th & 10th Grade FemalesBridgeUp
Summer Deadline: March 19
SY17-18 Deadline: May 14
websiteTorus TeensTorus Teens is a platform that connects teenagers in the US with life-changing afterschool and summer programs. We give teens the power to explore their interests and build their networks outside of the classroom.

Whether you’re interested in coding bootcamps, arts programs, writing workshops, sports clubs, or mentorships, we can connect you to a program that meets your needs and wants. Torus Teens is committed to showcasing free and low cost programs so that teens are not prohibited from exploring their interests based on economic constraints.

We know that there are many paths to a fulfilled and successful life. And we’re here to help every teen in the US navigate their journey.
All studentsTorus Teens
Summer Research programNYU ARISEAfter a successful launch in summer 2013, the NYU Tandon School of Engineering continues to conduct the Applied Research Innovations in Science and Engineering (ARISE) program. This program is for academically strong, current 10th and 11th grade New York City students with a demonstrated interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

This full-time, seven week program includes: college level workshops and seminars, a high level research experience in participating NYU faculty labs, and mentoring in that placement by a graduate or postdoctoral student. In the seminars and workshops, students will be introduced to the scientific method and ethics, data collection and analysis, research practices and lab safety.
10th and 11th gradersApply HereMarch 1, 2017
Student Leaders ProgramBank of AmericaBank of America has a Student Leaders Program that selects a number of students from across the country who participate in an 8 week summer program that consists of a PAID internship and a week in Washington DC (all expenses paid). The application must be submitted by January 27, 2017.

Please see below for additional information regarding the program. This seems like an amazing opportunity! Please encourage all of your students to apply and spread the word!

Since its inception in 2005, the Bank of America Student Leaders Program has recognized more than 2,300 exemplary high school juniors and seniors who have a passion for improving their communities. The program helps students gain a greater understanding of how nonprofits create impact in the community and helps develop them as the next generation of community leaders through two components:

* A summer eight-week paid internship with a nonprofit organization selected by the bank. This internship is designed to provide opportunities for the students to develop and apply leadership skills through hands-on work experience, while raising their awareness of community issues addressed by their Host Organization.

* The week-long, all-expense paid Student Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C. from July 9-14, 2017. Conducted in partnership with the Close Up Foundation, the Summit introduces students to aspects of civic, social and business leadership and provides them with knowledge and skills they will use throughout their life to create positive community change.

Students can apply for the program by going to Please note the application closes January 27, 2017. There will be no deadline extensions.
Currently be a junior or senior in high school
Be able to participate in an 8-week paid internship at a local nonprofit organization and work 35 hours a week
Be legally authorized to work in the US without sponsorship through the end of September 2017
Be able to participate in a week-long Student Leders Summitin Washington, DC (July 9 - July 14, 2017) (All expenses paid. This week will be part of your 8-week experience.)
Be a student in good standing at your school
Obtain a letter of recommendation from a teacher, guidance counselor, or school administrator.
Apply HereJanuary 27, 2017
Summer AcademyPre-Engineering Summer Program at RutgersThe Pre-Engineering Summer Academy at Rutgers University is an intensive one-week certificate program (July 9-15, 2017) that will introduce participants to aerospace, biochemical, biomedical, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, environmental, forensic, industrial, material science, mechanical and systems engineering through an integrated program of lectures, demonstrations, hands-on projects, tours, and field trips.

International and U.S. high school (secondary school) juniors and seniors age 16-18 who are interested in exploring engineering as a possible career should apply.

Program orientation and campus tour
Lectures, demonstrations and hands-on projects introducing engineering concepts and field applications
MakerSpace tour and fabrication project
Guest speakers from the professional engineering community
WINLAB (Rutgers Wireless Information Network Laboratory) tour and presentation
Campus cultural and leisure activities
Access to campus facilities, including libraries, computer centers, and student and recreation centers
On-campus housing and all meals
Rutgers student health insurance
Final certificate ceremony and reception
Philadelphia “Engineering in the City” walking tour
Tour of Rutgers Wireless Info Network Laboratory
Rutgers MakerSpace Tour & Project
Summer InternshipProject TrueProject TRUE is recruiting for Teens Researching Urban Ecology, a PAID summer internship! During Project TRUE, participants Explore the Wildlife and Wild places of New York City.
High school students will work with a 70-person team of high schoolers, undergraduates, graduates, and professional scientists to conduct urban ecology research.
See for yourself what Project TRUE is all about on Instagram: @TRUEcologyNYC Check out more information here: --
all studentsApply here2/17/2017
Spring & Summer ProgramThe GreenThumb Youth Leadership CouncilThe GreenThumb Youth Leadership Council provides high school students ages 14–21 with the opportunity to volunteer at a community garden during the spring and summer throughout the five boroughs. GreenThumb is a division of NYC Parks and provides resources and support to 500 community gardens throughout the five boroughs. It is the largest gardening program in the country. Through the GreenThumb YLC, students have the opportunity to learn firsthand from community gardeners how to maintain and grow a healthy garden, covering topics such as botany, agriculture, horticulture, composting, and community development. All program participants are required to volunteer at a garden at least twice a month, accumulating a minimum of 20 service hours. The YLC presents high school students an opportunity to earn volunteer hours, give back to the community, learn new skills, and have fun.Students ages 14-21Apply here3/6/17
Summer IntershipFuture and OptionsThe Internship Program provides paid, mentored internships and career readiness workshops to high school juniors and seniors. Students acquire hands-on experience, gain entry to small businesses, nonprofits, government agencies and multinational corporations and earn needed money.

95% of F+O interns successfully completed our Internship Program last year, working at over 160 corporations, nonprofits and government agencies.
Juniors and SeniorsApply here2/10/17
Summer Internship - Urban Leadership FellowsFuture and OptionsThe Urban Leadership Fellows (ULF) Program is sponsored by The Municipal Forum of New York, Inc., and managed by Futures and Options. The purpose of the six-week, paid internship program is to enable New York City high school seniors 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:

An interest in a career in finance, business or law
Availability to work full-time for the duration of the six-week, paid internship
A 3.0 GPA or higher
Excellent computer skills
A well-written personal essay
Strong verbal and written English skills
SeniorsApply here2/17/2017
Summer ProgramAll Star CodeAll Star Code's Summer Intensive (SI) program is a FREE six-week program designed to prepare young Black and Latino men for tech careers by providing mentorship, industry exposure, and training in Computer Science. The 2017 Summer Intensive will take place July 10th through August 18th, Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm. Have more questions about the program? Click this link for more info:

If you are a current Sophomore or Junior in high school interested in participating in the 2017 Summer Intensive, please fill out Part 1 of the two-part application. If we review your Part 1 and select you to complete Part 2, you will be notified via email.
10th and 11th grade boysApply here3/6/17
Summer ProgramCooper Union STEM ProgramThe Summer STEM Program is a six-week intensive that immerses current high school sophomores and juniors in hands-on engineering design and problem-solving, thereby placing them on the right track for careers in technological innovation. Projects range broadly and include robotics, digital fabrication, computer programming and app development, biomedical and genetic engineering, improved urban infrastructure, and even racecar design. Faculty and teaching assistants from the departments of civil, chemical, electrical, and mechanical engineering provide students with foundational knowledge and expert guidance to address real-world problems in their respective disciplines of expertise.10th and 11th grade studentsApply here3/3/17
Summer ProgramGenCyber Computer Science for Cyber Security (CS4CS) Summer Program for HS Women - NYU Tandon School of EngineeringGenCyber CS4CS is a FREE, three-week, full-day summer program providing an introduction for high school women on the fundamentals of cyber security and computer science at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering. No background or experience in cyber security or computer programming is needed in order to apply, only your interest and enthusiasm. The GenCyber CS4CS Program is generously funded by the National Science Foundation and National Security Agency. The program is led by members of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and the Offensive Security, Incident Response and Internet Security (OSIRIS) Laboratory.9-12th grade studentsApplciation opening soondue early april 2017
InternshipNYC Dept. of Design and ConstructionDuring the summer of 2017 the New York City Department of Design and Construction (DDC), in partnership with the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development (NYC DYCD), will offer a summer internship for thirty (30) talented NYC high school students to work full-time in house at New York City Department of Design and Construction.

The High School Summer Internship Program is designed for students interested in pursuing careers in architecture, engineering, building trades, public administration, business administration or information technology. The program is structured to enable students to gain exposure to the many careers in the built environment and to learn about what it takes to build NYC. It is a unique opportunity to prepare students for the growing demands of the job market.

Assignments may include AutoCAD (computer aided design) drafting for students interested in architecture or engineering, internet research, word processing, spreadsheet creation, and other clerical work. Students work for six weeks, (five days a week) in a program that combines hands-on work and educational programming.
Accepting 30 students on a lottery system. Apply ASAP. Info: App: hereMar 31st. (Parts of the application due Feb 17th)
Summer ProgramHK Maker LabThe Hk Maker Lab is an intensive six-week summer program to learn the foundations of engineering design. The program takes place in partnership with Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Focusing on addressing a global health problem, students work in teams to prototype and test a biomedical device and develop an associated business plan. The program culminates in a pitch event to leading executives from the biomedical community. Winning projects may then be incubated using the state-of-the-art facilities at Harlem Biospace. Students then also have the opportunity to be placed in internships within NYC’s biotech community.

We are glad to have the support of the Pinkerton Foundation and the NIH SEPA. Through their generous support we will be able to bring the Hk Maker Lab Bio-Engineering Design and Entrepreneurship program into NYC public high schools, and continually support our students in their internships, and as they pursue college, and careers. Our vision is to create a biotech talent pipeline that is representative of the diversity of NYC.

Hk Maker Lab is a member of the NYC Science Research Mentoring Consortium
High school StudentsApply here2/19/17
Contribute to ongoing research projects that benefit NYC Parks Department.
Collaborate with Fordham University and WCS scientists.
Design and conduct an original research project.
Assist in curating Project TRUE social media presence.
Present research findings to the scientific community and the general public.
Work at one or more of the WCS Zoos (Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, Bronx Zoo).
Mentoring from Fordham University graduate and undergraduate students, as well as WCS educators.
A $599 stipend and a MetroCard to cover travel expenses.
In-depth training and direct experience in planning, conducting, and presenting research.
Assistance in applying for college and obtaining financial.
Memories, friends and mentors that will last a lifetime.
High school JuniorsApply here2/17/17
Summer ProgramGirls Who CodeThe Summer Immersion Program is a FREE 7-week summer program for 10th-11th grade girls to learn computer science, get exposure to tech jobs and join a supportive sisterhood of thousands of girls across the US!

It is an introductory computer science course and no previous experience is required. We welcome all eligible applicants who have an interest in technology and a willingness to learn!
10th and 11th grade girlsApply here3/17/17
Summer ProgramYMCA Teen Career ConnectionAre you a NYC high school student interested in learning, growing and expanding your options? Teen Career Connection can help you:
Create a support system to help you face challenges you face in the workplace, school, and beyond
Develop and improve your professional work skills and expand your networks​
Gain real-world work experience in industries aligned with your career interests
Make a difference by offering invaluable information and advice.

The YMCA recognizes many teenagers cannot secure work over the summer. The majority of employment opportunities available to teens oftentimes do very little to build their resumes or skill sets. The West Side YMCA has developed Teen Career Connection to address this need. TCC is an eight-week comprehensive internship program, providing NYC youth an unparalleled opportunity. Teens first go through two weeks of intensive professional development, followed by six weeks of hands-on learning experience at an organization/business matched to the student's career aspirations.

In addition to the training and internship experience, teens get linked to a professional who serves as their mentor, supporting them throughout their time in the program.
Motivated NYC high school students who are no older than 19 at time of applicationApply here3/12/17
InternshipNY County District Attorneys OfficeThe 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 $150 weekly stipend.
Applicants must reside in Manhattan or attend a school in Manhattan
Applicants must be sophomores, juniors or seniors in high school at the time they apply
Applicants must commit to attend the entire program from July 5, 2017 - August 11, 2017, Monday - Friday from 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Application will open 2/15/17
Summer WorkshopNYU JournalismThe Urban Journalism Workshop at New York University is designed to develop the next generation of great journalists. A diverse group of twenty high school juniors and seniors from the New York City metropolitan area (including New Jersey, Connecticut and Westchester) will come together to spend 10 days attending an intensive and rewarding journalism “boot-camp” held at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University.11th and 12th gradersApply here4/24/17
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