Student Opportunities

A list of internships, trainings and events for students.

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INTERNSHIPS and EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES for STUDENTS

Last updated September 26, 2022

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*New Post* 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.


  • Kings County District Attorney’s Office (Law & Government) Thursdays at 4:30-6:00pm 10/6, 10/20, 11/3, 11/17, 12/1, 12/15

  • Structuretone and Gensler (Architecture/Engineering/Construction) Thursdays at 4:30-6:00pm 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3. 11/10, 11/17

  • Queens County District Attorney’s Office (Law & Government) Tuesdays at 4:30-6:00pm 10/18, 11/1, 11/15, 11/29, 12/13, 12/27, 1/10, 1/24

  • Port Authority of NY & NJ (Architecture/Engineering/Construction) Wednesdays at 4:30-6:00pm 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16

  • Lenox Hill Hospital (Healthcare) Thursdays at 4:30-6:00pm 10/20, 11/17, 12/15, 1/19, 2/16, 3/16, 4/20, 5/18, 6/15

  • LaGuardia Airport (Aviation) Thursdays at 4:30-6:00pm 10/20, 11/17, 12/15, 1/19, 2/16, 3/16, 4/20, 5/18, 6/15


Click here for more information

NYC Teens Connection Youth Leadership Team (Paid) - Brooklyn - Deadline Rolling

Eligibility: 15 to 19 year olds, live and/or go to school in the community they are applying for


North/Central Brooklyn: Apply Here


NYCTC YLT is designed to raise awareness around important adolescent sexual and reproductive health and justice (SRHJ) issues that impact the sexual health outcomes of young people in New York City.


The Brooklyn YLT is made up of 15-19 year old young people living and/or going to school in the North/Central Brooklyn, who want to help reduce rates of unintended teen pregnancy and empower their peers with accurate and affirming sexual and reproductive health information. The YLT works to establish healthy communities where all young people are supported, and have access to comprehensive health services and education.


Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. If interested please fill out the application below. If chosen we will reach out to set up an interview with you starting in AUGUST 2022.


New YLT will be hired and begin working with the group by September 2022!

Brooklyn Museum Apprentice Program (Paid)- Deadline October 2, 2022


Eligibility: High School Students

Apply Here


In this paid internship, New York City teens immerse themselves in art and art history, and learn about museum education while creating their own lessons for audiences of all ages.

Museum Apprentices:

  • Meet artists and curators to learn about art and our collections

  • Discuss critical topics in the field of museum education, such as working with the public school system and the role of museums in social justice movements

  • Connect with education staff and get training on how to teach from artworks, to people of all ages and abilities

  • Assist with family programs like F.A.M. (Family Art Magic)

  • Develop tours and teach camp groups over the summer

  • Learn about education programming in a museum setting, and make connections between art and our world

  • Build public speaking, lesson planning, research, and teaching skills

  • Strengthen their communication, collaboration, and organizational skills, as well as a sense of time management and responsibility

Visit here to learn more about program dates and how to apply.

*New Deadline* Arts Immersion Fellowship at Mark Morris Dance Group - Deadline September 30, 2022

Eligibility: 15-21 years old


Apply Here

Centered on developing career skills for future arts leaders, students in this free fellowship will have the opportunity to delve deeply into an aspect of the dance industry that interests them most, including management, marketing, choreography, production, and more.

Chosen for their dedication and commitment to the arts, the young adults (ages 15-21) who are selected as Arts Immersion Fellows will meet weekly to discuss topics relevant to their selected tracks, as well as meet with leaders in the field. Outside of the weekly Thursday meeting, fellows will collaborate to create a schedule to support their specific interests. Each fellowship cohort will produce a culminating project in a design of their own making.

Four to five Arts Immersion Fellows are selected via an application process. Fellows receive a full scholarship to their Arts Immersion class and one additional elective dance class in The School at the Mark Morris Dance Center. The Arts Immersion Fellows will ultimately collaborate to produce a culminating event.

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

*New Deadline* Social Justice Facilitation Bootcamp - Deadline September 26, 2022 at 11:59pm

Eligibility: 15 to 19 years old


Apply Here


Are you a high-school student in NYC who is passionate about political education and looking for a community to learn with? Do you care about educating your peers on issues that matter to you, in a way that is both accessible and informative? Would you like to leverage these skills to make meaningful change in your community?

Are you:

  • Available to meet 𝐈𝐍 𝐏𝐄𝐑𝐒𝐎𝐍 on Mondays and Tuesdays from 4:30 - 6:30pm at YA-YA's workspace on 135 West 36th Street

  • Available to meet beginning September 26th

  • Between the ages of 15 and 19 years old

Facilitation Bootcamp is a 5 - week training program aimed to teach young activists the necessary skill of leading dialogues that uphold a process of collective transformation. That means turning workshops into opportunities to build a community’s capacity to be present for one another’s experiences and to unpack and find solutions to the issues faced by those communities. We center the belief that people who are impacted by oppressive systems, policies, and issues must lead in identifying the solutions to those issues, and identify alternatives to those systems.

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

Mental Health Awareness Peer Advocate (Paid) - Deadline September 26, 2022

Eligibility:Young People 16 to 24 years old

Apply Here


The Mental Health Awareness Project (MHAP) is recruiting young people from the ages of 16 to 24 for our next cohort of Mental Health Peer Advocates. This is a great opportunity to become an advocate and make a change in your community.


Advocates meet virtually and in person 1-2 times per week through the end of the academic year of 2022-2023.



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*New Post* Youth Construct Career Development Program (Paid)- Deadline September 28, 2022

Eligibility:Students who will be in the 11th and 12th grade in January 2023. Resident of New York City

Apply Here


Youth Construct is a 8 month program that includes training, certifications and a paid internship all at no cost to students. Youth Construct provides vocational training in construction administration to high school students from underserved neighborhoods, preparing them to be immediately employable in the construction industry and/or prepared for success in construction related college degrees. To attend a required info session and apply to the upcoming cycle, click the image above or go here


Applicants must be interested in learning about architecture, construction, engineering or development (ACED). Students can earn certifications and earn up to $1000 during the 6 month training and paid internships with salaries above minimum wage.


  • October to March: After school classes

  • March to June: Certification and Site Visits

  • June to August: Paid Internships

  • September Onwards: Career Support



Click Here For More Information

Audio Journalism Internship - Deadline September 27, 2022

Eligibility:NYC Public High School Student

Apply Here


The Bell is looking for young people who want to dive into the world of audio journalism and tell stories about their school communities.

This year-long internship will give you hands-on training that you will use to create your own podcast episode.


  • October 25 - May 5

  • Weekly meetings in person

  • $1000 stipend

  • Equipment provided

  • Professional mentors

  • Excellent snacks

  • No experience necessary



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Free Afterschool Game Design Program- Deadline Rolling Until Full

Eligibility: The program is open to apply for rising 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students.


Apply Here

The School of Interactive Arts (SIA) from nonprofit Urban Arts, offers a FREE After-school program in game design and development for public high school students. This is the perfect opportunity for students to learn C# coding, prepare for the AP Computer Science Principles exam, become a Unity Certified User (a certification designed for future developers who want to create their own game or apps), build a portfolio, and prepare for college.

SIA seniors have earned over $7 million in merit-based scholarships to attend top game design or computer science programs throughout the country. Applications are now open. Taking place during the school year both virtual & in-person offerings are available on either Saturdays or 2 weekdays after school starting the week of October 10. Students in grades 9, 10, and 11 are eligible to apply.

In order to be considered, please fill out all required fields. After the application is reviewed, if the Admissions Committee decides to move forward with your application, the student will be invited to a short 10-minute phone interview. Once all spaces have been filled, the application will close.

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

NYC Young Women's Advisory Council - Deadline September 29, 2022

Eligibility: cis and trans girls, non-binary, gender non-conforming, and gender-expansive youth of color ages 16-24

Apply Here

Born out of the New York City Young Women’s Initiative, housed at Girls for Gender Equity (GGE), the Young Women’s Advisory Council (YWAC) is a national program in which young cis and trans girls and GNC/NB youth of color engage in organizing and civic engagement strategies to push for transformative change through government and policy. In addition to our program in New York City, there are now seven local YWAC chapters across the country, run by local partners. YWAC engages cis and trans girls, non-binary, gender non-conforming, and gender-expansive youth of color ages 16-24 to inform policy, programs, research, and funding recommendations for New York City through youth organizing and civic engagement strategies.

YWAC will meet in-person this year, with some online components. Sessions will be held at the GGE offices in downtown Brooklyn from 4:30-6pm on Mondays and Tuesdays. We will continue to monitor the current climate and take all needed precautions. All program participants will be provided a monthly stipend for their participation.


Click here for more information on program dates and how to apply


Sisters in Strength - Deadline September 29, 2022

Eligibility: cis and trans girls, non-binary, gender non-conforming, and gender-expansive youth of color ages 15-18 years old


Apply Here

Pioneered by Girls for Gender Equity (GGE) in 2004, Sisters in Strength (SIS) engages young people who are survivors of child sexual abuse and allies to survivors, providing space for survivor-centered, healing justice approaches in the movement to end gender-based violence, sexual violence, and child sexual abuse. SIS engages cis and trans girls, non-binary, gender non-conforming, and gender-expansive youth of color ages 15-18 years old to lead change in their communities to end gender-based violence, intimate partner violence, sexual violence, and sexual assualt through developing advocacy skills, centering healing, and cultivating radical joy.


SIS will meet in-person this year, with some online components. Sessions will be held at the GGE offices in downtown Brooklyn from 4:30-6pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays. We will continue to monitor the current climate and take all needed precautions. All program participants will be provided a monthly stipend for their participation.

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




Academic Year Teen Internship Program- Deadline October 10, 2022

Eligibility: high school student

Apply Here


Each school year DOROT welcomes high school students in ninth through twelfth grades to receive high-quality training and leadership development while volunteering in small groups. This is a unique opportunity for ongoing community service that meaningfully connects teens with older adults one afternoon per week through friendly phone calls, intergenerational workshops and creative arts programming.


Time Commitment: Interns volunteer one afternoon per week, Monday through Thursday. Each activity has a unique start date and time commitment.


Location: In-person at DOROT’s office at 171 West 85th Street or in the senior's home.


Requirements: Application and group interview on Zoom.


Click Here For More Information

Digital Youth Organizer Training - Deadline September 30, 2022

Eligibility: Students ages 15 to 18 years old


Apply Here

ARTE is accepting applications for Youth Voices Lead, a digital community training program for youth organizers (ages 15-18) to strengthen their human rights knowledge and artistic tools and discover how to take action for racial justice change. This program will provide emerging youth leaders from across the country the opportunity to engage around the social justice issues directly impacting their communities.

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

Documentary Fellow and Lab Workshops- Deadline October 4th and October 5th

Eligibility: High School Student


Apply Here For Fellowship deadline October 4th


Apply Here for the workshops deadline October 5th


Reel Works is now accepting applications for The Documentary Fellows and The Documentary Lab Workshop. The Documentary Fellows is a free, intensive filmmaking workshop that pairs young filmmakers 1:1 with professional mentors. Workshops take place every Tuesday & Thursday from October 18, 2022 - May 18, 2023. The Documentary Lab Workshop pairs Brooklyn teens with professional filmmaker mentors to create short personal films about their lives and communities. Workshops take place every Monday & Tuesday from October 24, 2022 - April 18, 2023.


Academic Year Teen Internship Program- Deadline October 10, 2022

Eligibility: high school student

Apply Here


Each school year DOROT welcomes high school students in ninth through twelfth grades to receive high-quality training and leadership development while volunteering in small groups. This is a unique opportunity for ongoing community service that meaningfully connects teens with older adults one afternoon per week through friendly phone calls, intergenerational workshops and creative arts programming.


Time Commitment: Interns volunteer one afternoon per week, Monday through Thursday. Each activity has a unique start date and time commitment.


Location: In-person at DOROT’s office at 171 West 85th Street or in the senior's home.


Requirements: Application and group interview on Zoom.


Click Here For More Information

*New Post* High School to Art School- Deadline October 7, 2022

Eligibility: High School Senior in the Greater NYC Area interested in applying to art college or launching the next phase of their artistic life


Apply Here


High School to Art School (HS2AS) is designed to serve as a springboard towards achieving your desired artistic life.

The Fall Session includes:

Portfolio and Concept Development: Build art-making skills in a variety of media, such as drawing, painting, and collage-making, creating a cohesive body of work through critical inquiry and critique.

Art Info Day: Participate in one-on-one portfolio reviews with representatives from prestigious art schools and arts opportunities. Previous college representatives include Cooper Union, Parsons School of Design, and Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA); this year's Art Info Day will also include representatives from arts internships, job, and/or art residencies tailored to students' interests.

Art College/Opportunity Application Assistance: The Fall HS2AS Session will walk students through all aspects of applying to arts opportunities, including creating and finalizing your college/art opportunity application list, applying to scholarships, filling out financial aid/scholarships forms, and specialized instruction on writing the art college/creative essay.

Socially Distanced Field Trips: Students will be given the option to participate in outdoor, socially distanced field trips to arts and cultural institutions across the city such as Queens Botanical Garden and Socrates Sculpture Park.

For more information, please visit queenscouncilarts.org/hs2as.


Dates and Times: Our Fall Session will take place from October 22, 2022- February 18, 2023 on Thursdays from 4:30-7:30 PM & Saturdays from 12-5 PM. Should students' schools let out after 4pm, they can join class as soon as they are able.

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

Academic Year Teen Internship Program- Deadline October 10, 2022

Eligibility: high school student

Apply Here


Each school year DOROT welcomes high school students in ninth through twelfth grades to receive high-quality training and leadership development while volunteering in small groups. This is a unique opportunity for ongoing community service that meaningfully connects teens with older adults one afternoon per week through friendly phone calls, intergenerational workshops and creative arts programming.


Time Commitment: Interns volunteer one afternoon per week, Monday through Thursday. Each activity has a unique start date and time commitment.


Location: In-person at DOROT’s office at 171 West 85th Street or in the senior's home.


Requirements: Application and group interview on Zoom.


Click Here For More Information

Brooklyn Museum InterseXtions: Gender & Sexuality Internship (Paid) - Deadline October 16, 2022

Eligibility: This program is open to all NYC teens, ages 14–19, who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, two-spirit, nonbinary, gender nonconforming, questioning, queer, intersex, and/or asexual.


Apply Here


In this paid internship, New York City LGBTQ+ youth ages 14–19 explore gender and sexuality in art through an activist lens, and work collaboratively to organize programs for other queer and trans youth.

Teen staff in InterseXtions:

  • Learn about LGBTQ+ social movements and artists working today

  • Meet educators, artists, and curators to learn about art and our collections

  • Share readings and analyze issues of representation in art and media

  • Discuss topics such as feminism, sexuality, and social justice to make connections between art and our world

  • Make art expressing their own interpretation of those topics

  • Dream up, organize, and promote a free, large-scale event for LGBTQ+ teens and their allies

  • Communicate with community organizations and emerging artists and performers

  • Build affirming, joyful community spaces for other queer and trans youth

  • Strengthen their communication, collaboration, critical thinking, advocacy, and media literacy skills, and develop their sense of time management and responsibility

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

Met Museum - Deadline October 28, 2022 at 6pm


Eligibility: high school (in grade 10 and 11) or obtaining their High School Equivalency, and who, on the application deadline date, either reside in or attend a high school or home school in New York City

Apply Here (Application Opens September 1, 2022 at 8am)


This program allows students to connect with art, museums, and creative professionals as they develop professional skills, network, and gain work experience. Upon completion of the program, high school interns are paid a stipend commensurate with New York State minimum wage law.

This internship is not limited to young people who have a passion for art. The High School Internship Program allows you to connect one-on-one and in small cohorts with museum professionals in a number of fields in addition to art. Some are experts in marketing, scientific research, social media, law, educational programming, and more. During your time at The Met you will have the chance to find the intersection of your interests as you gain insights from peers and professionals.

In accordance with New York City mandate, the Museum requires all interns to be vaccinated against COVID-19. The Met requires all students to submit proof of full vaccination in order to participate in the internship program.

Click here for more information


EVENTS, PROGRAMS & CONTESTS

*New Post* Youth Empowerment Virtual Conference- September 24-25 & October 8-9

RSVP Here


The New York State Youth Leadership Council is hosting the annual Immigrant Youth Empowerment Conference (IYECon). IYECon is a conference which aims to empower all immigrant youth and their families, regardless of their immigration status, by providing access to concrete resources and tools to organize within their communities.



DYCD Community Needs Assessment Survey

Take Survey Here


Please take a moment to participate in this Community Needs Assessment Survey which is being facilitated by The New York City Department of Youth & Community Development. Your input is of vital importance to the efforts put forth towards the wellbeing of New York City Communities.

*New Post* Teens: Enter our writing contest for a chance to win prize money!- Deadline October 7th

Enter Here

Youth Communication is sponsoring a writing contest for young people. Every three months, we will highlight five recent stories and ask readers to choose one and write a response to the author. Tell them how you related to their story, what lessons you learned, or other ways the story impacted you. We will choose three winners with prizes of $150 (1st prize), $75 (2nd prize), and $50 (3rd prize).

Click here for contest rules.

*New Post* Black College Expo- October 1, 2022 10am-6pm in Brooklyn

RSVP Here


‍Seniors and Juniors and College Transfer Students meet one on one with HBCUs and a variety of other colleges and universities. Get Help to all you need to SUCCEED! EVERYONE is Welcome...it’s for Students and families of ALL Ages...Plus...

Get Accepted on the SPOT, students bring your transcripts and ACT or SAT test scores (High School Juniors & Seniors)

College Transfer Students this is a great opportunity for you to get accepted on the spot! Bring your transcripts from all colleges that you have attended

Scholarships on the SPOT

Applications fees waived

Jobs…Internship Opportunities..Meet with companies about internships and careers


Location:

CUNY Medgar Evers College

1650 Bedford Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11225


Take the Youth Ask Youth Survey by October 31, 2022

Surveys Here


Youth around NYC are making their voices heard on the issues that matter most in NYC. What are you waiting for? The first 500 responders will receive a $25 gift card. Complete the 2022 Youth Ask Youth Census today!

*New Post* Poster Contest submit by October 31, 2022

Contest Rules and Submission Here


The Port Authority Bus Terminal Advisory Council is proud to announce the launch of the 2022 PABTAC poster contest.

This year’s theme is:

"Where does the Midtown Bus Terminal take you?"

Through your artwork, highlight a place that a student your age would like to visit by taking a bus to/from the Midtown Bus Terminal (PABT).

All students in grade 1 through 12 are invited to participate to win special prizes!

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