Student Opportunities

A list of internships, trainings and events for students.

Updated weekly on Mondays

Last updated May 26, 2022

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YVote Democracy Camp-Deadline May 27, 2022

Eligibility: High School Student

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A week-long IN PERSON intensive that will run from Mon, June 27 - Fri, July 1 from 11AM-5PM (program will start on June 27 at 4PM and will have extended programming hours until 9PM on Wed, June 29.) You can read more about it at ($250 stipend + Additional stipend for year-long Democracy Project).

First Tech Fund Fellowship- Deadline June 1, 2022

Eligibility: rising 9th–rising 12th grade high school students

Deadline: Jun 1, 2022 by 7pm

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First Tech Fund’s Fellowship program is a school year-long intensive mentorship and enrichment program that pairs high school students with young professional mentors from leading companies. In addition to monthly mentorship, First Tech Fund provides weekly webinars and workshops around practical skills like public speaking, resume writing, as well as panel discussions on careers in a number of fields like law, medicine, finance, healthcare, creative writing, public service, and more. Students are expected to come to all FTF events. Students involved in the program get a laptop and a wifi hotspot should they request them for the duration of the program.

Berkley Research Group-Deadline June 1, 2022

Eligibility: 9-12th grade; 3.0 GPA minimum

Deadline: Jun 1, 2022

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Berkeley Research Group Leg Up Program is an accessible educational and mentorship program intended to inspire lifelong learners and enhance participants’ opportunities for advanced degree programs.The program is open to students in ninth through twelfth grades but is intended to start at the ninth-grade level and follow the student throughout high school. Requirements include at least a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale), consistent attendance, and taking the most rigorous course load available.Program will start the week of July 25th and will consist of a welcome event, five consecutive days on site, educational sessions, skill-building sessions, networking opportunities, and electives. For more information, visit here.

Youth Bridge NY - Rolling Deadline

  • Eligibility: 10th grade; Must be able to travel to NYC for every meeting (weekday evenings)

  • Deadline: Apr 28, 2022

  • Apply Here

  • YouthBridge-NY is currently accepting applications for the upcoming 2022-2024 Fellowship Class.This program is for students who are passionate about promoting diversity, equity and inclusion and would like to develop professional and leadership skills.

Brooklyn Library: Today’s Teens, Tomorrow’s Techies Internship (unpaid) - Rolling Deadline

Eligibility: High School Student

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Do you love technology and your library? Want to make a difference in your community? Looking to build your resume and gain valuable work and leadership experience? Apply to BPL's Today's Teens, Tomorrow's Techies program! By participating, you'll learn new computer skills in a two-week fall technology institute, and then share those skills by helping patrons use library computers. You'll also assist library staff with computer troubleshooting and computer training workshops for the public. For more information, visit here.

Summer Youth Podcast Academy application - Deadline May 30, 2022

Eligibility: Anyone in NYC ages 15-21 who attends or attended public schools (including charter schools).

Deadline: May 30, 2022

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The three-week summer podcasting academy will give you intensive, hands-on training that you will use to create your own podcast episode! You will have the exciting opportunity to work alongside professional storytellers, editors, and producers from Gimlet, an award-winning narrative podcasting company. Past journalism or podcasting experience is not a factor in our selection process.

What will I get out of it?

  • Journalism and multimedia storytelling skills that will prepare you to pursue media-related fields

  • One published podcast episode (contingent upon timely completion of assignments)

  • $500 stipend contingent upon successful completion of the program, as well as daily lunch money

  • Opportunity to be considered for additional internship opportunities with The Bell

Want to learn more?

We will be holding two online info sessions.

Invisible Narratives High School Advisory Committee- Deadline May 30, 2022

Invisible Narratives High School Advisory Committee

Eligibility: 16 and over

Deadline: May 30, 2022

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Seeking young people who are native social media consumers to surface influencer talent weekly. Advisors will be asked to highlight 5-7 influencers each week from any/all social platforms(e.g. Tiktok, Youtube, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitch). You will upload a photo of the influencer, an explanation of why you are a fan of this person and enjoy their content, and what types of bigger scripted or unscripted projects you would like to see them in. We are looking to represent all genres of talent, from the biggest dancers and comedians, to niche gaming and outdoors enthusiasts.

The Karim Kharbouch Coding Fellowship - Deadline May 31, 2022

  • Eligibility: Sophomore, Junior and Seniors

  • Apply Here

  • High school-aged youth will learn the basics of branding, graphic design, User Interface (UI) and User Experience (UX), and web development as well as gain a better understanding of many design theories and practices actually used in the workforce today. Graduates in NYC receive coaching and guidance on pursuing college programs - especially CUNY, financial aid process, or other job training programs, and internship matching services. For more information, visit here.

Pre-Law Mentorship Program for Latinx Students- Deadline May 31, 2022

Eligible: high school junior or senior, current college student or recent college graduate; identify as Latinx

Deadline: May 31, 2022

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NGL is part of the Cesar A. Perales (CAP) Leadership Institute that works to increase the Latinx pipeline to law school, foster civil rights awareness and engagement by cultivating Latino leaders, and engage our youth.

An NGL Pre Law Mentee can be a high school junior or senior, current college student or recent college graduate that has not applied to law school.

Eligible mentees must be willing to:

Interact with an attorney mentor matched to them on at least a monthly basis.

Participate in meetings which may be virtual, by phone/text or in person.

Once accepted, mentees must also attend group events and programs designed to inform and enhance your journey to law school.

Brooklyn Academy of Music Interns for Arts & Culture (Paid) - Deadline June 3, 2022

Eligibility: rising senior attending in high school in NYC, interests in arts (visual art, performance, media, design, literary arts or arts professions), minimum 2.0 GPA, provide unofficial high school transcript

Apply Here

Brooklyn Interns for Arts & Culture (BIAC) is a college, career, and life-readiness program designed to support high school students as they grow into the most authentic versions of themselves while contributing to the creative community around them.

In this program students learn what it takes to create and maintain a fulfilling career in the arts, get support with post high school plans, and express themselves through creative workshops that encourage them to be their best—personally, academically, and artistically.

The program begins in July 2022, when rising high school seniors engage in weekly college preparation classes, professional development workshops, and art-making and studio sessions. These workshops prepare students for their year-long, paid internship in BAM’s Education Department, which runs from October 2022 to June 2023. Click here for program schedule and more information.

Literacy Unbound Summer Institute - Deadline June 3, 2022

Eligibility: 9th-12th grade in Fall 2022

Deadline: June 3, 2022

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Inquisitive high school students will find an outlet for their creativity and curiosity at this unique FREE institute, which will pair them with professional artists and teachers worldwide for an exclusive collaboration. At the 2022 Literacy Unbound Summer institute(Open external link), students will tap into their reading, writing, performance, and multimedia abilities as they remix this year's selected text — In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez — and co-create an original film.

*New Post* Sound Thinking NYC Summer Intensive- Deadline June 6th

Eligibility: NYC Public School Students entering 10th, 11th & 12th grade in Fall 2022

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Sound Thinking NYC is a free program offered by the CUNY Creative Arts Team (CAT) and the Mayor's Office for Media and Entertainment (MOME), in partnership with NY is Music, a coalition of music industry leaders. Now in it's fifth 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 𝗦𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗱 𝗧𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗡𝗬𝗖 𝗦𝘂𝗺𝗺𝗲𝗿 𝗜𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗻𝘀𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗺 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗿𝘂𝗻 𝗧𝗪𝗢 𝘀𝘂𝗺𝗺𝗲𝗿 𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗻𝘀𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝘀𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀:

Session 1 will run from 𝗧𝘂𝗲𝘀𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝗝𝘂𝗹𝘆 𝟱𝘁𝗵 𝘁𝗼 𝗙𝗿𝗶𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝗝𝘂𝗹𝘆 𝟮𝟮𝗻𝗱 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟮

*Mandatory Orientation Saturday, June 25th*

Session 2 will run from 𝗠𝗼𝗻𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝗝𝘂𝗹𝘆 𝟮𝟱𝘁𝗵 𝘁𝗼 𝗙𝗿𝗶𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝗔𝘂𝗴𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝟭𝟮𝘁𝗵 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟮

*Mandatory Orientation Thursday, July 14th*

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: Weekly Metrocards provided to travel to CAT and for field trips. (Lost or stolen Metrocards will not be replaced.)

*New Post* Youth Food Advocates- Deadline June 15, 2022

Eligibility: any NYC public Schools

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Youth Food Advocates is the youth leadership arm of the Lunch 4 Learning coalition. In this program, young people learn about social justice, public policy, and advocacy to create systemic change in NYC food systems, focusing on improving school food. Working collaboratively with young people from across the NYC, members develop advocacy skills through hands-on actions, learn valuable leadership skills, and create meaningful change for food justice across the NYC public school food program. Members can earn service-learning hours and receive a $275 stipend per semester. For more information, click here.

*New Post* FXB Climate Advocates - Deadline June 15, 2022

Eligibility: Middle and High School Students

Deadline: June 15, 2022

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The FXB Climate Advocates program informs, empowers, and mobilizes youth to address climate crises. Students will learn about climate science and climate solutions; dive deeper into the intersection between climate change and health, consumption, and energy; and gain lobbying and digital storytelling skills. In addition, students will connect with like-minded peers from around the globe, access experts from Harvard, New York University, and renowned climate organizations, and develop a climate advocacy project. By joining the program, students commit to attend all Zoom training sessions, create a climate advocacy project, and present it at the Climate Advocacy Symposium. For more information, visit here.

*New Post* Neon Works Paid Summer Internship - Deadline June 16, 2022

Eligibility: New York City young adults on probation, as well as ALL young people who live in neighborhoods with NeONs: Bed-Stuy, Brownsville, East New York, Harlem, Jamaica, Far Rockaway, Northern Staten Island, and the South Bronx. Priority for young people ages 16-24

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Through hands on projects including multimedia, neighborhood beautification, job shadowing, and more, summer interns will build concrete work experience while also developing interpersonal skills, leadership abilities, and the confidence to pursue their goals for their future. Interns will also have the opportunity to be connected to credentials such as OSHA, Food Protection, and Microsoft Office, and will receive support applying for jobs, internships, and educational programs for the fall. Interns will earn $15/hour! For more information, visit here.

*New Post* Summer Youth Police Academy - Deadline June 15, 2022

Eligibility: ages 10 to 15 years old

Deadline: June 15, 2022

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The NYPD Summer Youth Police Academy is one of several innovative, effective programs that the Department provides for young people in New York City. The program gives young individuals between the ages of 10 and 15 the opportunity to train with police officers during the summer, leading to positive relationships between the Police Department and the city's youth. For more information, visit here.

*New Post* Next Generation Politics Summer Civic Fellowship- Deadline June 15, 2022

Eligibility: Civic-minded high school students from around the country

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Are you interested in participating in conversations that emphasize multiple perspectives on key civic issues with experts and civic-minded teens from across the city and country? For example, what would a just and equitable criminal justice system look like and how do we create it? Where is the line between free speech and hate speech? What kinds of policies and supports should we put in place for refugees? How do we ensure free and fair elections that enable all citizens to vote and have a voice? Fellows meet Wednesdays from 5-7pm on Zoom. If you are interested in being part of a cohort committed to creating inclusive solutions to the thorny challenges of our time, learn more here.


**New Post* Teens Workout Free at Planet Fitness This Summer!

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School's Out and The Gym is In! Teens 14-19 work out at Planet Fitness FREE all summer long. Sign-up now for a free summer membership and be eligible to win a $5,000 scholarship! Students under 18 must sign up with a parent/guardian.

*New Post* Serve Thus Summer Challenge. Win $300 to complete a service project! - Deadline May 31, 2022

Learn More Here

Applications are open to young people who are currently residing in the United States and between the ages of 13 and 19 years old. Applications must be complete, with a response to each question, in order to be reviewed. Approved projects will receive $300.

Knowledge House Monthly Career & College Workshop: Work/Life Balance & Managing Up - June 6, 2022 - 7pm-8pm


This is part of TKH's Karim Karbouch Coding Fellowship program, initially funded by Hip-Hop superstar, French Montana. While geared towards TKH's KKCF Fellows, these workshops are open to family members, friends TKH stakeholders and the general public. TKH staff and stakeholders will guide participants through key content to help with college and career journeys. Workshops are held virtually every first Monday of the month, now through June 2022.

Our Future is Science TikTok Campaign to Win Scholarships and Cash Prizes- June 30, 2022

Our Future is Science is a joint initiative between the Aspen Institute Science & Society Program and Coda Societies. The mission is to ignite a movement where youth across the U.S. draw connections between STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) fields and social justice. To ensure that the voices of youth are heard, high school students are being called to submit a 60-second TikTok video about how society could use science to solve a problem in their community for a chance to win scholarships and cash prizes tagging #ourfutureisscience. Learn more and register for this campaign on the Our Future is Science webpage.

**New Post* HBCU College Fair - Saturday June 11, 2022

Time: 12pm-4pm

Where: 2271 8th Avenue NY, NY 10027

More Information Here

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