Student Opportunities

A list of internships, trainings and events for students.

Updated weekly on Mondays

INTERNSHIPS and EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES for STUDENTS

Career Explorers Program- Various Dates


Eligibility: Youth between 14 -20 years old

Register Here


Exploring is a worksite-based program. It is part of Learning for Life’s career education program for young men and women who are 14 through 20 years of age. Youth who are 13 years old and within 6 months of their 14th birthday can also register as Explorers. Any youth may remain an Explorer up until the day they turn 21 years old and then are aged out of the youth side of Exploring.


Exploring is broken up into three seperate programs: Business, Law Enforcement, and Fire and Emergency Services Exploring. Exploring’s purpose is to provide experiences that help young people mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults. Explorers are ready to investigate the meaning of interdependence in their personal relationships and communities.


Exploring is based on a unique and dynamic relationship between youth and the organizations in their communities. Local community organizations initiate a specific Explorer post by matching their people and program resources to the interests of young people in the community. The result is a program of activities that helps youth pursue their special interests, grow, and develop.


  • Queens County District Attorney’s Office (Law & Government) Tuesdays at 4:30-6:00pm 1/10, 1/24

  • Lenox Hill Hospital (Healthcare) Thursdays at 4:30-6:00pm 1/19, 2/16, 3/16, 4/20, 5/18, 6/15

  • LaGuardia Airport (Aviation) Thursdays at 4:30-6:00pm 1/19, 2/16, 3/16, 4/20, 5/18, 6/15

HOPP Summer Student Program- Deadline February 10, 2023


Eligibility: Complete the 9th grade by June 2023, 14 years old and older by June 28, 2023, 3.5 GPA in science subjects, genuine interest in science and lab research


Apply Here

HOPP Summer Student Program at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. The HOPP Summer Student Program provides high school students with hands-on experience in laboratory techniques. Students conduct independent research projects and attend enriching training sessions and tours designed to support their interest in the clinical side of translational research and fuel their curiosity for science.

Click here for more information about program dates and how to apply.

*New Post* First Tech Fund- Deadline April 1, 2023 by 7pm

Eligibility: Incoming low-income 10th-, 11th-, and 12th-grade high school students who need access to either their own personal computer or Internet access in the home, and reside in New York City are encouraged to apply. You do not need to be a US citizen, but you must attend a school in NYC full time to be considered.


Apply Here


The program is a year-long fellowship that puts low-income NYC students on a trajectory for success in college and careers, provides them with free access to technology, and creates a community of support. Participants are eligible to receive free technology—laptop and/or WiFi hotspot— based on their individual needs.


Workshops cover various topics including navigating the college admissions process, resume writing, financial literacy, brand building, and more.


The program runs from September to June via weekly evening workshops that are virtual. During these workshops, students receive digital skills training, personalized mentorship, career exploration and networking opportunities to build

social capital. Through career panel events, fellows gain insight into a broad range of fields including law, medicine, finance, business, technology, and more.


Click here for more information and program dates

*New Deadline* Summer Art Institute- Deadline January 20, 2023

Eligibility: For NYC high school students, grades 9–12 who self-identify as women.


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The Summer Arts Institute is a free, four-week intensive arts training program for DOE students entering grades 8-12 in September 2023 held at Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Astoria, Queens. Students explore all aspects of being an artist and specialize in one art form – dance, film, vocal music, instrumental music, orchestral strings, theater, or visual arts. The program, administered by the DOE Office of Arts and Special Projects, is designed for students at an intermediate or advanced level of study in their chosen art form. The Summer Arts Institute offers a unique opportunity for students to work with DOE arts specialists, cultural organizations, and guest artists. This experienced team guides students in building a portfolio or audition skills for their next level of study – an arts-focused high school, college/university, or conservatory.

*New Post* Center for Architecture - Various Dates; Scholarship Deadline January 21, 2023

Eligibility: high school students

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Design Discovery workshops are for high school students interested in learning more about the city’s built environment and developing their architectural design skills. Offered on weekends during the school year, these workshops combine architectural exploration with hands-on design projects, nurturing the development of design thinking and providing students with instruction in architecture fundamentals such as architectural drawing, scale measurement, model building, site and precedent analysis.

Urban Planning- February 4, 2023 10am-3pm Scholarship Application

Architectural Model Making- March 4th 10am-3pm

SoHo- April 1st Scholarship Application due March 18

Architectural Sketching  - May 6th Scholarship Application April 22nd


Click here for more information about program dates and how to apply.

*New Post* Student Storytelling Workshop- Deadline January 22, 2023 at 11:59pm

Eligibility: 10th and 11th grade students

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The Moth is looking for 10th to 12th-grade students who are interested in crafting and sharing their own personal narratives as part of the All Country initiative, a free, virtual, out-of-school project. For eight weeks, students from across the country meet to learn how to develop, practice, and share personal stories. All Country activities include games, brainstorming, story crafting and ends with a private storytelling show for friends and family! Applications close on January 22, 2023.

Click here for more information about program dates and how to apply.

*New Post* Tech Scholars: Web Design- Deadline January 22, 2023


Eligibility: For NYC high school students, grades 9–12 who self-identify as women.


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Explore how women across the spectrum of race, class, and sexuality exercised power and effected change. Be a digital changemaker and create your own websites to share powerful stories about women in history!

  • Research historical figures and events that continue to impact young people today.

  • Pair program and collaborate with other teens learning to code.

  • Learn coding (including HTML, CSS, and JavaScript) to design and build your own digital projects—including websites and online exhibitions.

  • Get mentored by a wide range of women leaders in technology, and learn about career options!

Midwinter Recess: February 20th-24th from 10am-3pm

Spring Afterschool: March 2nd- April 6th 4pm-6:30pm

Spring Recess: April 10th-April 14th 10am-3pm deadline March 5th

Click here for more information about program dates and how to apply.

*New Post* Student Art Program - Deadline January 27, 2023 by 6:00 pm

Eligibility: All young people in New York City ages 10-18


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Take your art to the next level! EXHIBIT YOUR ARTWORK! Do you love to make art? Great! Now show it—submit your artwork in response to themes throughout the year for a chance to be part of a group exhibition and receive awards.

Click here for more information about program dates and how to apply.

*New Post* Inspiring Girls* Expeditions- Deadline January 30, 2023

Eligibility: welcomes cisgender girls and transgender, agender, Two Spirit, intersex, nonbinary, and genderqueer youth; applicants must be 16, 17, or 18 years old on June 1

Apply Here


Inspiring Girls* Expeditions combines science, art, inquiry, and outdoor exploration. We seek engaged, multi-faceted participants. When selecting our expedition teams, we look for diversity in our applicants' backgrounds and interests; we believe the diversity of our program makes our expeditions so much stronger and more insightful. Because we look for applicants who will share their perspectives and learn from one another, we do not choose team members based solely on their individual applications. We choose the team as a whole, according to what each member brings to the team.


Click here for more information.





*New Deadline* Civilian Complaint Review Board Youth Advisory Council - Tuesday January 31, 2023 by 11:59pm

Eligibility: All young people in New York City ages 10-18


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The Youth Advisory Council (YAC) is a working committee made up of young leaders who are committed to criminal justice issues and improving police-community relations. Members advise CCRB staff about its efforts to engage young New Yorkers, serve as ambassadors to their communities about the agency, and join team-building activities.

Click here for more information about program dates and how to apply.

*New Post*Youth Curatorial Fellowship- Deadline January 31, 2023


Eligibility: High School Student

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The Youth Curatorial Fellowship program will focus on developing and producing the 4th Annual For-Teens-By-Teens, BRIC’s Youth Contemporary Art Exhibition. Over the course of the fellowship, fellows determine the theme of the exhibition, solicit submissions, program outreach, select participating artists, and install the show. The exhibition will showcase visual arts pieces in 2D & 3D medium (printmaking, drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, textile, mixed-media) created by NYC high school-age artists.


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*New Post* MIT Introduction to Tech, Engineering and Science Summer Program- Deadline February 1, 2023 by 11:59pm

Eligibility: U.S. citizens or permanent residents, current high school juniors

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Join MITES Summer (formerly MITES) for our six-week, on-campus program that immerses students from across the country in life at MIT. You’ll take five rigorous, rewarding math, science, and humanities courses—and discover all you can achieve. You’ll also participate in lab tours and social events, and benefit from college admissions counseling. This national program gives you firsthand insights into the value and reward of STEM degrees and careers, while also developing the academic and personal skills you need for success. The program is free.

Click here for more information about program dates and how to apply.

*New Post* Sonia & Celina Sotomayor Judicial Internship Program-Deadline February 1, 2023

Eligibility: Current 11th grade student at the time of application; reside and attend school in NYC


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In the Summer of 2023, a select group of high school students will participate in judicial internships in state and federal courts and in educational workshops. Due to COVID-19 concerns, the internship may be entirely virtual.


Students will intern with a state or federal judge located in one of the five New York City boroughs. Internship hours will likely be from 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., subject to the assigned judge’s discretion, from Monday through Thursday for four weeks. Students will also attend educational and professional development workshops on Fridays, likely from 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. Students must honor the above time commitments, whether in-person or virtual, to participate in and successfully complete the program.


For More Information Click Here.

Queens Youth and Young Adult Council- Deadline February 23, 2023 at 11:59pm

Eligibility: High School Students 14 to 17 years old; young adults ages 18 to 25 years old; resident of Queens

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The Queens Borough President's Office (QBPO) is looking for a diverse council composed of fierce advocates who are committed to making Queens a more youth inclusive borough. The QBPO's Youth & Young Adult Council serves as the youth advisory body to the Borough President. Youth participating in this program will advocate concerns through means of community engagement, advocacy, and more! The council strives to be representative of the overall mission of the Queens Borough President’s Office.

The Youth council will be comprised of two distinct councils: (1) Highschool Council + HS Council Advisors ( 35 years+ with 5 years of experience working with youth) and (2) College Council (18 years -25 years) + College Advisors ( 35 years+ with 5 years of experience working with youth)



*New Post* Princeton Summer Journalism Program- Deadline February 27, 2023

Eligibility: Junior at time of application, minimum unweighted grade point average equivalent to a 3.5* out of 4.0; see additional requirements here


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The Princeton Summer Journalism Program (PSJP), which is housed in the Emma Bloomberg Center for Access and Opportunity at Princeton University, is the only program of its kind offering a free, year-long college preparation and journalism program for high school juniors from limited-income backgrounds. Our mission is to diversify the fields that impact our democracy through the exploration of the important connection between journalism and critical social and political events. Every summer, up to 40 students from across the country explore current events and world affairs through workshops and lectures led by Princeton professors, professional journalists, and alumni on campus. The summer program culminates in a 10-day residential experience on Princeton's campus, during which students publish our annual newspaper, the Princeton Summer Journal. During their senior year, students are matched with a personal college adviser, who will work with them on their college admissions process. Since our founding in 2002, PSJP has served more than 570 students who have gone on to attend some of the best colleges and universities and produce content for the most respected publications in the nation. Another 40 will join them this spring, as they complete their senior year and the college admission process!

Click here for more information about program dates and how to apply.

EVENTS, PROGRAMS & CONTESTS

*New Post* Teen Tour and Workshop-Saturday, January 14, 11:00am -12:30pm

More Information Here

Join co-creators Sara Alfageeh and Nadia Shammas, of the award-winning graphic novel Squire , for an exclusive teen tour and workshop. Participants will take a tour of the exhibition She Who Wrote: Enheduanna and Women of Mesopotamia, ca. 3400–2000, and engage with author Nadia Shammas and illustrator Sara Alfageeh in an interactive art workshop.

Register Here

This program is intended only for teens aged 13 to 18 years and their caregivers.

No experience required. All materials included.


Location:

The Morgan Library & Museum

225 Madison Avenue

New York, NY 10016

Inclusive Education Student Summit- Next Event January 25 9:30am (Virtual)


More Information Here


The Inclusive Education Student Summit is an annual event that brings together students with and without disabilities to learn about inclusion and the importance of students with disabilities being a part of our school communities. Students participate in conversations and activities around accessibility, diversity, and inclusion so they can return to their schools as advocates. This year’s Summit features the sessions:

November 15th 9:30am: College and Career Planning for ALL

January 25th 9:30am: My Inclusion Story,

February 15th 9:30am: Student Panel: How I’m Making My School Community Inclusive and Why.

Email InclusionSummit@schools.nyc.gov for more details and registration information.

Young Trailblazers Scholarship- February 27, 2023


More Information Here

The LIVE OUT LOUD Young Trailblazers Scholarship was created to provide financial support to LGBTQ+ identifying youth with financial need. Through this scholarship, LGBTQ+ youth can apply for funds to pay for education-related expenses to pursue a degree from an accredited college, university, or technical/vocational program. This year Live Out Loud is awarding scholarships of $5,000.00.


Interviews for selected participants will be held in March and April and winners will be notified in the Spring.

Awards will be presented at Live Out Loud’s 22nd Young Trailblazers Gala on May 22, 2023.