Student Opportunities

A list of internships, trainings and events for students. 

Updated weekly on Mondays


Last updated May 31, 2023

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*New Post* Peacekeeper Fellowship-Rolling

Eligibility: See Below

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An immersive learning experience for Black Young womxn and gender-expansive young people of color (ages 16-24 yrs old). As a cohort we engage in deep critical study, spending a year together in circles deepening our understanding and experience of Restorative, Healing, and Transformative Justice in Community as ways to remember and reimagine our relationships to ourselves, each other and the land as a deep practice of collective liberation. Together we develop peacemaking circles and projects meant to transform communities, systems, and schools into more healing and liberating places.

The 2023 Cohort will hold 10 Fellows in community who meet the following criteria:

Virtual Information Session 

June 8, 2023- 6pm-7pm 

June 15, 2023- 6pm-7pm

*New Post* Journey to Leadership Summer Program (In-person)- June 5, 2023

Eligibility:  all youth, ages 13-21 years old, residing in or from NYC metropolitan area.

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At BALI we believe that all youth, including female identifying and gender expansive-youth are destined to greatness. Our mission is to inspire them to become effective, dynamic and visionary 21st century leaders as well as active and creative participants in civic, political, corporate and community life. This program provides the skills set and the social-emotional learning needed by the current generation of young women to gain the knowledge and the confidence needed to become leaders in all circles of life. 

Cohort 1: Monday July 3rd - Friday July 14th, 2023

Cohort 2: Monday July 17th - Friday July 28th, 2023

Cohort 3: Monday July 31st - Friday August 11th, 2023

Hosted at Hunter College

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Fresh Air Fund Summer Counselor (Paid)

Eligibility: Counselors in Training(CITs) need to be 16 to 17 years old by June 28 2023; Counselors need to be 18+ by June 2023

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The Fresh Air Fund is looking for Counselors in Training and Summer Camp Counselors for their Summer camps. FAF operates 6 sleep-away camps on two separate properties in upstate New York.  Our philosophy is the same, but each camp serves a different age group and population with their own distinct culture. To find out more about each camp, please visit For seniors, FAF will work around your schedule to accomodate your senior activities like prom, graduation, etc. 

Click here for more information about CITs and eligibility

Click here for more information about becoming a counselor. 

NYU Data Analyst Academy- Deadline Rolling

Eligibility: High School Student

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The NYU School of Professional Studies is launching its inaugural cohort of the Data Analyst Academy, a six-week summer program that aims to introduce young people to the world of data.  

Participants in the Data Analyst Academy will have a chance to:

Earn an NYU Certificate of Completion

The Academy will meet once per week at the SPS campus in midtown from July 7th to August 11th.

*New Deadline* Music Industry Career Summer Camp- May 26, 2023 

Eligibility:  Current 9th, 10th & 11th grade students in NYC who will be entering 10th, 11th or 12th grade in the fall


This free, 3 week long program introduces New York City high schoolers to potential career paths in the music industry, builds their leadership skills, and introduces them to professionals working in the field. Students will get a firsthand look at a variety of topics, ranging from the sound design of Broadway theatres to technologies and platforms used to distribute music to exploring the sciences and physics of sound.

Application Deadline:

Session 1: May 26, 2023

Session 2: June 2, 2023


Session 1: July 10-July 28, 2023

Session 2: July 31-August 18, 2023

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Summer Shakespeare Intensive- Deadline Rolling

Eligibility:  Applicants must be enrolled in a New York City high school; Applicants must demonstrate financial need (priority consideration for students who receive free lunch or reduced lunch); see website for additional eligibility

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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.

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*New* Senior Summer Success Camp- Deadline May 26, 2023

Eligibility: Rising Seniors (current juniors) 

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Applying to College does not have to be difficult because College Passport is here to help you every step of the way. 

Whether it's:

If you are a High School junior who is on track to graduate in June 2024 and wants help in applying to college, then our FREE Senior Summer Success Camp by College Passport at University Settlement is your answer

Red Hook Justice Youth Impact - Deadline Unknown

Eligibility: 14 to 18 years old 

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We're looking for creative and outspoken individuals to develop and pilot projects that create positive community impact and address some of the underlying issues affecting youth to join our team.  The program meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4pm-6pm. Members will receive a montly stipend of $220. 

BRG Leg Up Program - Deadline Rolling

Eligibility: For high school students

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The BRG Leg Up Program is a free four-day summer intensive where we provide diverse high school students with the foundations of business, finance, and economics as well as introduce them to the consulting world. The dates for this summer’s program are July 23rd to July 26th. 

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In- Person Youth Podcast Academy  (Stipend)- Deadline May 29, 2023

Eligibility: Any NYC public high school student, including 2023 graduates. Charter school students are eligible. Past journalism or podcasting experience is not a factor in our selection process.

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We’re now accepting applications for the fourth annual Summer Youth Podcast Academy in partnership with Gimlet Media. The program is open to NYC public high school students, including 2023 grads.

Program dates: August 7-25

Weekdays 10am-3pm in person at our 25 Broadway office in lower Manhattan.

Workshops from industry pros

Make your own podcast episode!

Field trips to media companies

$500 stipend + daily lunch allowance + subway fare

Application deadline: May 29 at 11:59pm 

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*New* Apollo Theatre Internship- Deadline May 29, 2023 

Eligibility:  Rising Seniors (will be a senior in Fall 2023); additional eligibility

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Over six (6) weeks, interns are trained by and assigned to work with members of The Apollo’s production crew to learn what goes into creating events at the Apollo Theater. Interns learn how to apply technical elements of theater such as lighting design, videography, audio engineering, carpentry, and production design to live and recorded stage productions.

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*New* Baruch STEP Academy College Readiness Program - Deadline June 1, 2023

Eligibility: Students in grades 6-11

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The Baruch STEP Academy, a free STEM enrichment and college readiness program, is still recruiting for its Summer 2023 Programs. The program is offering in-person programming for 4 weeks this summer for eligible students who are currently in grades 6-11. 

Program Dates: July 10th - August 3rd on Mondays through Thursdays ONLY. 

Schedule: 9:30am-2pm


Students will participate in one course for the duration of the program. 

Middle School-

High School-

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*New* College and Career Connect (C3) at LaGuardia Community College- Deadline June 1, 2023 

Eligibility:  high school graduates from 2020, 2021 or 2022 

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College and Career Connect (C3) at LaGuardia Community College is designed to help out-of-school young adults who graduated from high school in 2020, 2021, or 2022, get a sample of what college life is like.

Being a college student is about more than just going to class and getting good grades; it is also about becoming involved in clubs and on-campus activities, making friends, building a network, and developing career, and financial readiness skills to succeed in college and beyond.

C3 provides a real college experience, at no cost to participants, for six weeks over the summer.

C3 at LaGuardia is supported by generous grants from the Heckscher and Petrie Foundations.

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*New* Creative Arts Summer Program- Deadline June 2, 2023

Eligibility: The program is open to current 9th, 10th & 11th grade NYC Public School students who will be entering 10th, 11th & 12th grade in Fall 2023

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Sound Thinking NYC is a free program offered by the CUNY Creative Arts Team (CAT) and the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME), in partnership with NY is Music, a coalition of music industry leaders. Now in its sixth year, STNYC is part of a series of MOME initiatives designed to address the under-representation of women in the media and entertainment industries. All students interested in gender equity and inclusion in the music industry are welcomed and encouraged to apply. 

The STNYC Summer Intensive is a free three-week long program for high school students to explore careers in the music industry. The program is open to current 9th, 10th & 11th grade NYC Public School students who will be entering 10th, 11th & 12th grade in Fall 2023.

The Sound Thinking NYC Summer Intensive program will run TWO summer intensive sessions:

Location: Creative Arts Team

101 W. 31st Street, 6th floor

New York, NY 10001

Hours: Monday-Friday

9:00am to 3:00pm

Lunch: Free, healthy lunches provided.

Transportation: Student Metrocards provided to travel to CAT and for field trips.

(Lost or stolen Metrocards will not be replaced.)

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*New* Vaughn College Summer Academy- Deadline Rolling 

Eligibility: 11th and 12 grade students 

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Vaughn College’s Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP)’s registration for summer and school year is now available and open. Students’ can register for either summer, the school year, and/or both. If you have any questions, please contact Classes will be conducted in person on Mondays and Tuesdays amd on ZOOM on Wednesdays and Thursdays. We are offering classes in the following subjects: 

*New* Yvote Summer Program- Deadline June 9, 2023 


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Democracy Camp will start with an orientation and community building on Tues, June 27 from 4:30-7:30PM and will then run the rest of the week from 11AM-5PM through Sat, July 1 with an extended evening of fun and festivity on Thurs, June 29 from 5-8PM.  Democracy Camp will be conducted at the NY Society for Ethical Culture, 2 W 64th St in Manhattan 

Participants in each program will qualify for a stipend of up to $250 for full and engaged participation. 

If you are interested or available only for a Zoom-based program, you may want to apply for our Next Generation Politics Summer Civic Fellowship, which meets Wed, July 12-Aug 16 from 5-7PM ET on Zoom. Within it, you'll participate in conversations that emphasize multiple perspectives on key civic issues of our time with experts and civic-minded teens from across the city and country. Head over to to apply.

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*New* Teens Pact Peer Leader- Deadline June 10, 2023 

Eligibility: Peer Leader candidates must be New York City residents between the ages of 14 and 18 years old and fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to be eligible for the position. All teens are encouraged to apply.  Peer Leader candidates under the age of 18 must have parental permission and must be able to obtain working papers by June 29th, 2023.

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Every year Teens P.A.C.T. selects a group of passionate young people dedicated to positively impacting their peers and community at large. Due to COVID-19, THIS IS A HYBRID POSITION. Peer-to-peer interactions, training, project development, and supervision between November 2023-December 2023 will be done remotely. During the summer and fall months there will be some in-person interactions and activities.  

By submitting an application, you accept the challenge of leadership and are thus one step closer to joining the Teens P.A.C.T. team. 

The Peer Leader Program is very similar to a paid internship.  In addition to receiving a stipend, the program is designed to help you develop solid work experience and important interpersonal skills. This is not only a job; it is a learning experience!  Accordingly, we are looking for outgoing teens that have a strong sense of community building and are willing to grow in this position. Teens P.A.C.T. offers a competitive hourly stipend for creation,  collaboration, and sharing of virtual sexual health education and resources. 

Reel Works Summer Filmmaking Program (In-person) - Deadline June 12, 2023 

Eligibility: 15 to 21 years old; resident of NYC

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The Supported Summer Lab is a free experimental filmmaking program that provides community, support, and resources for neurodivergent NYC students ages 15-21 as they explore storytelling through filmmaking. Reel Works focuses on individual needs to provide multiple entry points to expression. This workshop will have one lead Filmmaking Instructor with a Special Education background, as well as a Paraprofessional Certification and two Peer Mentors. Learn more and apply by June 12, 2023.

Online Info Sessions:

May 8th at 5:00 PM RSVP Here

May 15th at 5:00 PM RSVP Here

Applications Deadline: June 12th at 11:59 PM EST

Workshop Meet and Greet: June 5th and 20th from 4-6:30 PM or by appointment

Workshop days & times: Mondays and Wednesdays 2:30 PM- 5:30 PM

Tuesdays 12:30-5:30 PM 

When: Starts July 12th & Ends August 2nd

*New* Fall 2023 Youth Food Advocate (stipend)- Deadline June 15, 2023

Eligibility: high school students

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Youth Food Advocates (YFA) is ideal for young people who are interested in systemic change in New York City food systems, with a focus on school food.

The program is ideal for young people interested in: 

Important 2023 Dates & Info

Thursday June 15 11:59pm: Application closes

Acceptance letters are sent after 4th of July

New members have 2 weeks to accept

Summer Leadership Training

Monday, August 21, 2023 to Friday, August 25, 2023

All materials, breakfast, lunch, snacks, and metrocards are provided

In-person, in lower Manhattan (FiDi), details TBD

100% attendance required

YFA members complete about 100 hours of programming from August to June

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Free Summer Camp Newcomer Youth Summer Academy 2023 (NYSA)

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NYSA is a FREE summer program for students ages 4 - 22, offering academic and English classes in the morning, art classes, social-emotional learning and physical education in the afternoon, and field trips every Friday. To see a day in the life of an NYSA student, please see this video.  To be eligible, students must have arrived in the United States during the past 2 years. 

Register Here

It is a 5-week camp from July 10th to August 11th. Camp is daily, Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm.

No Transportation is available, but students may receive MetroCards.

*New* School of Interactive Arts Summer Camp -Deadline First Come First 

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Location: In-person or Virtual

Thank you for your interest in the School of Interactive Arts (SIA) Summer Camp in Game Design presented by nonprofit Urban Arts. We are so excited that you are interested in studying with is.

The Summer Camp takes place for 6 weeks, July 10 to August 19, Monday to Friday from 10:00am to 5:00pm. We have in-person as virtual offerings available. Please note that the application will ask you to indicate your preference.

In-person classes are held in our offices at 39 W 19th street, 5th Floor. MetroCards will be provided for students in need of assistance. Virtual classes will be held online using Discord Server. Students MUST choose In-Person or Virtual. You can NOT do a Hybrid. If you are unsure, please choose "Either option" for now.

Career Explorers Program- Various Dates

Eligibility: Youth between 14 -20 years old 

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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. 

*New* Youth Conference and Theatre Festival - June 3, 2023; 10am to 4pm

Where: SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University 395 Lenox Road Brooklyn, NY 11203

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The Brooklyn Association of Teen Educators (B.A.T.E.S.) network is thrilled to announce the return of our 29th Annual Youth Conference and Theatre on Saturday, June 3rd, 2023, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Since the premier of this event it has become a staple for youth all throughout New York City and now, after the madness of the pandemic we are finally back in person at the wonderful Downstate Campus. This conference provides the opportunity for youth to be educated and empowered. This year, more than any other year, the BATES Network worked vigorously to bring our dynamic youth conference to everyone so we can continue to provide much needed and necessary youth engagement.


*New* LGBTQ+ Teen Night: In This Town, We Show Pride- June 9, 2023, 5pm-7:30pm

Brought to you by BkM Teens, LGBTQ+ Teen Nights are free inclusive events planned by and for LGBTQ+ teens and allies. Join us for our tenth annual LGBTQ+ Teen Night, featuring a range of art-making, performances, and other activities celebrating queer art and activism! Full schedule to be announced.

This program is free; registration is encouraged. Open to all teens 14+. Follow #bkmteens on Instagram and Facebook for more details. All participants must abide by our community agreements.

LGBTQ+ Teen Night is organized by InterseXtions, our paid LGBTQ+ teen internship in queer art history and community programming.


*New* Save the Date! Teens Pact's  Youth Summit - June 10, 2023

Where:  St. Francis College- 179 Livingston St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

We are excited to announce that our annual Teens PACT Youth Conference will be held on June 10, 2023 at St. Francis College! 

We are eager to spotlight workshops that incorporate self-exploration, creativity, and social justice activism. We are also looking for organizations that services youth for tabling. 

Submit a Workshop

Sign Up To Be A Panelist

*New* Registration Open- Youth Summit - June 8, 2023

Where: West 50th Street Campus 525 W 50th St, New York, NY 10019

More Information Here

Students & Educators for Equity (SEE) invites YOU to attend our annual citywide gathering. Hosted by The Facing History School and The Urban Assembly School for Design & Construction, this year's all-day event will be held at the West 50th Street Campus in Manhattan, on June 8, 2023.


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