A list of internships, trainings and events for students.
Updated bi-weekly on Mondays
How To Use This Site
Suggested Ways to Use the Page:
- Highlight a few opportunities that are of interest to your students and encourage students to apply or attend. You can select opportunities based on the location or type of experience.
- Target a group of students to apply for specific opportunities based on their interest areas. For example, working with students who are interested in writing to apply for opportunities that are writing contests or writing internships.
- Host application drop-in hours for students to get support in applying for opportunities. This ensures that students are completing all parts of the application and have a greater chance of being selected for the program.
If you need additional support or guidance in preparing students for WBL opportunities, please see the resources section below or contact Jackie McKinney at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Opportunities From NV Partner Orgs-
NY Explorers Program (Architecture, Engineering, Law, Finance, Healthcare) - Dates Vary
* Afterschool Program for self-identified femmes, girls, and gender nonconforming young people - Applications Open
Teens: Writing Contest - January 12, 2024
Youth Communication is sponsoring a writing contest for young people. Every three months, we will highlight five recent articles and ask readers to write a response to the author of a story. 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.)
• You must be between the ages of 14 and 19.
• Letters should be no more than 300 words.
• You may respond to only one story.
• If you win, your letter will be published on our website. Tell us if you want it to be printed anonymously—but you should still type in your full name and complete address so we know where to mail your check if you win.
• Current and former YouthComm or Represent writers may not enter the writing contest.
• Previous winners may not enter the writing contest.
• Letters may be edited by Youth Communication editors for brevity and clarity. All entries become property of Youth Communication.
Last updated December 4, 2023
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GENERAL INTERNSHIPS and EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Garden Apprentices Program (Paid) (Brooklyn)- Deadline December 8, 2023
*NEW* STEM Saturdays Winter Program at Cooper Union (Manhattan)- Deadline December 13, 2023
New York Botanical Garden Explainers Internship (Bronx) - December 15 by 11:59pm
*New* Science and Technology Spring Program @ Baruch College - January 1, 2023
*New* Summer Social Justice Program - Deadline January 3, 2024 by 11:59pm
*New* NYU Online Spring Classes for Screenwriters and Filmmakers- January 18, 2024
Eligibility: current freshman, sophomore, or junior in high school
Applications Fee: $75
Tisch School of the Arts offers in-person and online classes in a variety of artistic disciplines. Come to New York City or study away with us in Los Angeles or at one of our eight international locations. Professional hands-on training and scholarly study of the arts is offered to NYU and visiting undergraduate and graduate students, high school students, as well as adults looking to grow their professional skillset or explore a new career.
This program requires a 14-week commitment on Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET (hours vary by department but will fall within this time) from Saturday, February 3 - Saturday, May 11, 2024. You must agree to be available on those dates and times for the entire duration of the program. Students who miss class for any reason may be dismissed from the program.
Music Industry Career Exploration Program (Stipend) (Manhattan) - Deadline January 4
Biorocket Research Internship (Stipend) - January 10, 2024
Eligibility: Attend a NYC High School or NYC Charter High School; 16 years or older
The Biorocket Research Internship Program is a 6-month science research internship experience for New York City public and charter high school students age 16 and up.
The program provides students with the opportunity to learn the latest advances in genetic engineering and biology laboratory skills, along with the science communication skills necessary to communicate about these topics with a variety of audiences. By participating in the program, students have access to scientific mentors, behind-the-scenes lab tours and field trips, and improv training for science communication skills.
We strongly encourage students from groups historically excluded in the sciences to apply. We define these groups expansively — including but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, people with disabilities, first-generation college students, and people from low income families.
Learn how to work in the lab using biology and genetic engineering techniques
Work with 12 other teens and scientist mentors to design the summer research project based on your interests
Feel like a scientist and get your mind blown discovering new and fascinating stuff in biology
Get to know real scientists and people who are working science, technology, and design
Get career guidance, tour other research labs and biotech companies
Learn science communication skills and share your work with your friends and families
Be part of a city-wide network of other teen research internships
Earn a $2,000 stipend
EVENTS, PROGRAMS & CONTESTS
*New Dates* Volunteer with Older Adults through DOROT - November 8, November 15, December 6th
Orientation Dates (Pick One): November 8, November 15th, December 6th
If you’re a student looking to have a meaningful impact, DOROT would love to hear from you. We offer summer and semester-long internships for high school and college students interested in making a difference in the lives of older adults, learning about non-profit management, and much more. Students consistently report appreciating their experiences and benefiting from our programs’ high expectations.
Teens and older adults meet weekly over Zoom in small groups to talk and participate in activities ranging from creative writing, chess, art, current events and so much more, leading to the discovery of new and shared perspectives. Volunteer today and experience the rewards of intergenerational friendship!
Thrive Scholars College Prep Program - Deadline December 15, 2023
Thrive Scholars provides high-achieving students of color from economically under-resourced communities the opportunities they need to thrive at top colleges and in meaningful careers. They are currently accepting applications for three program offerings; Thrive's 6-year program, Thrive Academy, and the OnRamp program.
OnRamp is a pre-college program for 10th-grade Black/Generational African-American males from across the country. If you are interested in applying to OnRamp, please click here.
Our new Thrive Academies Program is a two-year college preparation program for 11th graders, currently offered to students based in Los Angeles and New York City. Scholars will participate in two six-week commuter Thrive Academy summer sessions hosted on a local college campus in the summers of 2024 and 2025. Apply Here
Our 6-Year Program is a hybrid college and career success program for 11th graders from across the country designed to support Scholars on their journey from high school into high-trajectory careers. During their first two summers, Scholars will participate in 6-week residential Summer Academy sessions at Amherst College and The University of Chicago. Apply Here
Funding for Community Project - December 31, 2023
In celebration of the 5th year of this grant, we are awarding some lucky applicants who are creating the biggest impact in their communities with extra funds to help take their projects to the next level with the biggest and brightest ideas having the chance to recieve increased fundings from $250 to $500, along with five additional $1000 grants! Do you think your project is a difference-maker? Tell us why and you could be highlighted!
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