Summer Science Research Program at the Rockefeller University Website: http://www.rockefeller.edu/outreach/summer_science The Rockefeller University Summer Science Outreach Program (SSRP) provides Tri-State area (NY, NJ, CT) high school students with an opportunity to conduct hands-on research under the mentorship of leading scientific researchers at one of the world’s premier biomedical research facilities. (No fees. Need-based stipends available.)
Summer Neuroscience Program at The Rockefeller University Website: http://www.rockefeller.edu/outreach/snp The Summer Neuroscience Program (SNP) at The Rockefeller University is a two-week course aimed at introducing talented and enthusiastic high school students to the brain. Led by graduate students, the program takes a look at the most current research in neuroscience in an effort to understand how our brain works and how it relates to our daily life. In addition to the series of highly interactive lectures, students present fun and fascinating journal articles to their classmates. Students also visit research laboratories, dissect brains, and design and conduct neuroscience experiments. (No fees. All expenses are covered, including MTA passes, meals, and school supplies throughout the program)
Summer Health Internship with the Bronx-Westchester Area Health Education Center Website: http://bwahec.org/summer-health-internship-program/ The Bronx-Westchester Area Health Education Center (BW AHEC) Summer Health Internship Program (SHIP) provides a six week summer placement opportunity for students entering their junior and senior years of high school, and freshmen and sophomore in college, who have expressed an interest in the health field. Students are exposed to a variety of careers in the health fields as well as to health issues affecting their communities. SHIP students are encouraged to observe health professionals and inquire whenever possible about their career paths, education paths, job descriptions, and responsibilities.
My Health Careers Summer Club at the Manhattan-Staten Island Area Health Education Center Website: http://msiahec.org/programs-for-high-school-students/ Two weeks intensive and interactive health career exploration program. Allow students to explore interests in health professions and learn about community health issues. Tours of health-related facilities and health professions schools. Earn 40 hours of community service.
Summer Youth Employment Program at NYC Department of Youth and Community Development Website:http://www.nyc.gov/html/dycd/html/jobs/syep.shtml The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) provides New York City youth between the ages of 14 and 24 with summer employment and educational opportunities. In 2009 DYCD enrolled 52,255 participants and placed them at 8,688 worksites. Participants work in a variety of entry-level jobs at government agencies, hospitals, summer camps, nonprofits, small businesses, law firms, museums, sports enterprises, and retail organizations.
NYC Ladders for Leaders at NYC Department of Youth and Community Development Website: http://www1.nyc.gov/site/dycd/services/jobs-internships/nyc-ladders-for-leaders.page The NYC Ladders for Leaders program, a component of the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP), provides professional internships to NYC youth between the ages of 16 to 21. This competitive process differs from the traditional SYEP model in that it requires applicants to submit an application to one of several community-based organizations (CBO) serving the five boroughs. Applications are evaluated based on academic performance, response to an essay question, and resume. Once participants have been selected, they are engaged in 30-hours of pre-employment training designed to teach essential workplace readiness skills and business etiquette. Interviews for summer internships are scheduled by our partnering CBO’s in a variety of industries from the public and private sectors. Final selections for the six-week internship are made by our partnering employers.
Summer Internship Program in Bio-medical Research at National Institutes of Health Website: https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/sip Summer programs at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) provide an opportunity to spend a summer working at the NIH side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research. The NIH consists of the 240-bed Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center and more than 1200 laboratories/research projects located on the main campus in Bethesda, MD and the surrounding area as well as in Baltimore and Frederick, MD; Research Triangle Park, NC; Hamilton, MT; Framingham, MA; Phoenix, AZ; and Detroit, MI. NOTE: the number of positions in Hamilton, Framingham, Phoenix, and Detroit is limited.
Smithsonian Science Education Center Internship Program at the Smithsonian Website: http://www.smithsonianofi.com/internship-opportunities/national-science-resources-center-internship-program/ SSEC offers paid summer internships for students who are currently enrolled in high school, undergraduate, or graduate programs at a college or university. Applicants must be at least 16 years of age. All interns must successfully complete a Federal background check before their internship begins. Interns may apply to work in one of the following divisions: Finance & Administration, Professional Services, Curriculum & Communication, Advancement, or Human Resources. Internships re for 10 weeks during the summer. Fall and Spring internships are reviewed on a case-by case basis and are subject to the student's schedule, the availability of assignments, and funding for stipends.
NASA Interns, Fellows, & Scholars One Stop Shopping Initiative (OSSI) Website: https://intern.nasa.gov/ossi/web/public/main/index.cfm?solarAction=view&subAction=content&contentCode=HOME_PAGE_INTERNSHIPS NASA Internships are educational hands-on opportunities that provide unique NASA-related research and operational experiences for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students as well as educators. These internships integrate participants with career professionals emphasizing mentor-directed, degree-related, real-time world task completion. During the internship participants engage in scientific or engineering research, development, and operations activities. In addition, there are non-technical internship opportunities to engage in professional activities which support NASA business and administrative processes. Through these internships, participants leverage NASA's unique mission activities and mentorship to enhance and increase their professional capabilities and clarify their long-term career goals.
NYC Aquarium Docent and Discovery Guide Program Website: http://nyaquarium.com/volunteering/discovery-guides Become a docent or a discovery guide– also known as an exhibit interpreter – at the New York Aquarium and help staff exhibits, teach visitors about marine conservation, and assist at events and education programs. As a docent or discovery guide, you will have the opportunity to meet individuals from around the world and join a family of fellow volunteers, staff, and wildlife experts who share a passion for our natural world. The discovery guide program is open to anyone age 15 to 19: high school students, college students, and adults between the ages of 18 and 19. The docent program is open to anyone age 20 years and older: College/grad students, adults, retirees and seniors.
Summer Health Internship Program (SHIP) at the Manhattan-Staten Island Area Health Education Center System Website: http://msiahec.org/programs-for-high-school-students/ Students will be matched with placement sites and work for six weeks in hospitals and community-based health. Students will have weekly didactic sessions with health professionals and field trips. Students will have exposure to health careers and community health issues. (The 2016 application will be available January 18th)
Mentor Connection at the Manhattan-Staten Island Area Health Education Center System Website: http://msiahec.org/programs-for-high-school-students/ The Mentor Connection Program is for high school students who are interested in pursuing a career in healthcare. The program will connect high school juniors and seniors to a health professions graduate student mentor for 7 months of the academic year (November to May). The program will also provide a rich curriculum for students to learn and explore health careers and topics of interest to them. Students will have the opportunity to learn about health professions and topics through a variety of means, including mentoring sessions, workshops, and field trips.
Garden Apprentice Program Website: http://www.bbg.org/learn/gap The Garden Apprentice Program (GAP) at Brooklyn Botanic Garden is a great way for teens to learn about urban agriculture and the environmentwhile working in one of the most exciting public gardens in the world! Apprentices can work their way up the four-tier program, potentially earning a paid position as a Tier 4 apprentice. If you enjoy getting your hands dirty and want to work with other teens, GAP may be for you. Apprentices make a nine-month commitment to GAP, from March to November, which includes spring training, summer programming, and a weekly commitment throughout the academic year. See the tier descriptions for more information and application links. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teen Explainer at the NY Botanical Garden Website: http://www.nybg.org/edu/explainer-program/ Explainers are high school students age 14 - 17 who have been accepted into a competitive internship program and work as volunteer educators in the Everett Children's Adventure Garden. Explainers facilitate experiences with nature and plant science for children and families. Using seasonal lessons and explorations of the garden, Explainers prepare children to use their senses as tools for exploring the garden. Explainers rotate through activity stations that are located both outside in the garden and inside the Discovery Center. They commit to a minimum of 125 training and volunteer hours. Twenty-five new Intern Explainers are accepted into the program three times a year.
STEP at CUNY BMCC Website: http://www.bmcc.cuny.edu/research/page.jsp?pid=1262&n=Join%20BMCC%20STEP The Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP) increases the number of historically underrepresented and economically disadvantaged students pursuing careers leading to professional licensure or professions in mathematics, science, technology and health-related fields. STEP Programs provide students with academic enrichment and research experience in science, mathematics and technology content areas. Programs consist of summer and academic year components.
The Ranger Conservation Corps at NYC Parks Website: http://www.nycgovparks.org/programs/rangers/conservation-corps The Ranger Conservation Corps (RCC) is an urban environmental internship for high school students. RCC participants work on environmental restoration in Forever Wild sites located in our flagship parks. There are two RCC sessions each year (fall and spring), and each session lasts a total of 10 weeks. The program is offered every school day afternoon from 4-6 p.m. Students attend one day a week. There are openings for 900 students each year. RCC participants receive community service hours, and the experience looks great on a college application. They also go on exciting field trips, such as trips on the Clearwater Sloop.
Saltz Internship at The American Museum of Natural History Website: http://www.amnh.org/learn-teach/grades-9-12/saltz-internship-program Participating in the Saltz Internship Program is an opportunity for you to meet Museum personnel, explore scientific content, learn valuable skills for working with and teaching learners of all ages, and have an impact on the experiences of thousands of Museum visitors. There are three sessions per year for the Saltz internship, Spring, Summer and Fall. Participants who finish with the Saltz Internship will receive a stipend.
Research at Biological Field Station at SUNY Oneonta Website: http://www.oneonta.edu/academics/biofld/internships.asp Research at the Biological Field Station (BFS) is sponsored by local community foundations and individuals, various governmental and private agencies, and the BFS itself. Most of the work is used in decision making regarding the management and protection of our local natural resources. Research teams made up of faculty, staff, selected graduate and undergraduate college students, and high school students focus on specific areas of concern such as water quality monitoring, fisheries management, biological control studies and surveys. High School internships last 9 weeks and also run 5 days per week, 8am to 4pm. (Participants must travel to SUNY at Oneonta and find housing)
2. Curators, educators, designers, conservators, and other staff discuss their professional paths and roles at the Museum and lead workshops that help interns try out an element of their work. For the final Career Lab, interns share the insights, experiences, and skills gained through their departmental placements with fellow interns and invited guests in interactive ways.
3. In small groups, interns create projects that draw connections between works of art from different cultures and topics that matter to them.
Any student who is in grade 11 or 12 at a NYC Department of Education Title 1 high school can apply. $1000 stipend in two parts: $500 upon sucessful completion of the first half of the program, $500 upon successful completion of the second half of the program. This internship is also available in the summer.
Science Career Ladder at The NY Hall of Science Website: http://nysci.org/projects-main/explainers-folio/ As Explainers on our exhibit floor, Science Career Ladder students are the face of NYSCI. They explain our exhibits, perform demonstrations, support educational workshops and act as role models to students in NYSCI’s out-of-school camps and clubs. Explainers are easily recognized by their trademark red aprons.
Student Historian at the NY Historical Society Website: http://www.nyhistory.org/education/internships/high-school-internships The Student Historian High School Internship Program is designed for students in grades 10, 11, and 12 in the tri-state area. The Student Historian Program is a comprehensive internship and youth development program that provides students with vocational and academic training, public speaking and leadership skills, and an increased understanding of American art and history. Through object- and inquiry-based learning, students broaden their academic perspective, increase their confidence in professional settings, and enhance their knowledge of fulfilling careers in the museum world.
Discovery Guides Website- http://www.wcs.org/about-us/careers/interns The Work, Learn & Grow Employment Program (WLG) is a New York City Council funded initiative designed to build off of the experiences gained in the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP). WLG provides participants of the 2015 SYEP who are between the ages of 14-24 and currently in-school with career readiness training and paid employment opportunities for up to twenty five weeks from October to April.
Work, Learn and Grow Employment Program Website: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dycd/html/jobs/WLG_application.shtml The Work, Learn & Grow Employment Program (WLG) is a New York City Council funded initiative designed to build off of the experiences gained in the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP). WLG provides participants of the 2015 SYEP who are between the ages of 14-24 and currently in-school with career readiness training and paid employment opportunities for up to twenty five weeks from October to April.
Leaders in Environmental Action for the Future (LEAF) Website: http://www.nature.org/about-us/careers/leaf/student-experience/index.htm The LEAF program works to grow the next generation of conservation leaders by providing paid summer internships for students in nature across the nation each July. The program has had a tremendous impact on youth—opening their eyes to career possibilities, building self-confidence, work skills and conservation literacy. As part of the Conservancy's Conservation Career Pathway – comprised of high school internships, college internships and post-graduation two-year fellowships – the LEAF model supplements environmental education in the classroom with real-world experiences for youth from urban communities, and increases student awareness of higher education and career paths in conservation.