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Student Camps, Internships, Service & Job Opportunities


Paid and Unpaid Internships are a great way to learn about different careers, as well as get experience that you can include on your resume and college applications. 




Exciting Spring Break STEM Enrichment Programs!


The Science Research Mentoring Program (SRMP) at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) is an opportunity for NYC high school students to conduct one year of scientific research with AMNH scientists.

Benefits of SRMP

  • Conduct a year-long authentic research project with an AMNH-affiliated scientist
  • Gain mentorship and support from AMNH scientists and staff
  • Participate in college and career readiness activities, including one free Kaplan SAT or ACT prep course
  • Earn a monetary stipend upon completion of research and program requirements ($1000)



NYC Opportunities

wide range of programs are offered at the NYC Department of Education’s Genovesi Environmental Study Center and NYC Center for Aerospace and Applied Mathematics; the Bronx Zoo; Central Park Zoo; Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum; Museum of the City of New York; New York Aquarium; New York Botanical Garden; New-York Historical Society; Prospect Park Zoo; Queens Botanical Garden; Queens County Farm Museum; Queens Zoo; Solar One; Staten Island MakerSpace; Staten Island Zoo; and Wave Hill. Students will meet and work with field experts in programs that feature real-world learning experiences. Don’t miss out, spots are limited and the application deadline is Monday, February 10.


Girls Who Code: The Summer Immersion Program is an annual, immersive 7-week program for high

school girls held in many cities across the country. Click HERE to learn more about this wonderful opportunity.

  • How much does the program cost? It’s free!  
  • Is there an application fee? Nope! $0! 
  • During the summer, do I have to bring lunch or pay for lunch? No! Lunch is provided for free every day of the program. 
  • Do I need a laptop or any fancy technology? No, Girls Who Code provides laptops and all the tech tools you’ll need.
  • What about the costs to get there, like gas or public transit? For families that qualify, Girls Who Code offers a need-based stipend between $350 and $1,200 to help cover these costs.

Cornell University's Summer College is one of the nation's longest-running and most highly regarded pre-college programs. It offers high school students an unparalleled opportunity to take courses at a great Ivy League university while earning college credit (recorded on an official Cornell University transcript), working closely with distinguished faculty, exploring majors and career options, prepping for college applications, and making friends from around the world.



Artslife is a paid summer internship program for rising sophomores and juniors in high school that combines art and design with leadership training, museum studies, and community engagement. Participants are introduced to museum careers such as Curatorial, Education, Development, Public Relations and Marketing, Visitor Services, Security, and Registrar. During the initial week, participants get to know one another and meet museum staff. During the remaining five weeks, participants work on collaborative projects with Museum staff, local designers, arts professionals who act as mentors. Students enjoy the first-hand experience and the broadest possible exposure to ongoing museum activities, both public-facing and behind-the-scenes.


Artslife interns will:


  • Learn about careers in the arts
  • Create artwork with local and visiting artists in the Artists’ Studios
  • Develop and teach peer-to-peer tours
  • Build and strengthen presentation, communication, and public speaking skills
  • Visit other cultural institutions in New York City
  • Interns are paid $15 an hour and receive a MetroCard.
  • The deadline for all applications and related materials is 11:59 pm on Sunday, April 5, 2020.
  • July 7–August 14, 2020 (Tuesdays through Fridays,10:30 am–4 pm & Sunday, August 2, 2020, from 9 am–1:30 pm)
The Apollo Theater Academy/ Internship Programs provide students with paid/unpaid opportunities for professional and personal development as they explore managerial and production careers in the performing arts and entertainment industries. (Space is limited)


The Human Oncology & Pathogenesis Program (HOPP) at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center provides high school students with hands-on experience in laboratory techniques. Students conduct
independent research projects and attend enriching training sessions and
tours designed to support their interest in the clinical side of translational research and fuel their curiosity for science - Application due February 7
We are excited to share information with you about the 2020 PREFACE Program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. PREFACE is a summer program for talented students who are interested in the areas of science, engineering and the technological fields, and who express a strong, early interest in pursuing careers in these areas. This year’s program will take place Sunday, June 28 through Saturday, July 11 on the Rensselaer campus in Troy, NY. The PREFACE Program is for students who will be in either the 11th or 12th grade in the fall. Interested candidates should review the information on the website and complete the online application. Due March 26

Boston University Summer Journalism Program

The two-week workshop begins on June 22, July 6 and July 20. To qualify, please apply online and register by April 30.

YouthBridge-NY is currently accepting applications for the upcoming 2020-2022 Fellowship Class! Looking for Leaders in 10th grade interested in learning more about diversity and issues affecting NYC? 
Barnard -Step Up Science & Tech Program - due January 17


Youth Employment - Applications due




Service - Volunteer work presents a great opportunity for SJP students to prepare for the future, as well as to improve their community. In addition to boosting socializing skills and awareness of local organizations and social issues,  students who volunteer often may have an advantage over their peers when headed off to college.


Summer 2020

National Student Leadership Conference 



Free Programs for Students



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 T4 program!


St. John's University High School Scholar's Program


Metropolitan Museum of Art:  This exciting program offers paid opportunities for students who will be rising juniors or rising seniors during the summer of the internship. It allows students to connect with arts, museums, and creative professionals as they develop professional skills, network, and gain work experience. 



Museum of Natural History:  Are you interested in the sciences? There are courses in anthropology, astrophysics, earth science, genetics, biodiversity, and more. Each course makes use of the Museum's unique resources through hall visits, lab and collections tours, talks and lectures by scientists, and hands-on activities. 

Each session is five weeks long, and courses meet once or twice a week from 4:30 - 6:30 PM. Students may attend only one course per session. These courses are free of charge!


Museum Finance Academy (First Come, First Serve) - MFA 


Ladders for Leaders Application  

Ladders for Leaders is a nationally recognized program that offers high school and college students the opportunity to participate in paid professional summer internships with leading corporations, non-profit organizations, and government agencies in New York City.


Continuing Internships:  

American Museum of Natural History

Brooklyn Museum

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Saturday Academy at the Museum of the City of New York

Museum of Jewish Heritage

Futures and Options in Business


Homework Helpers at Variety Boy's and Girl's Club

Grades 1-4, between 3:30-4:30pm:  Monday- Friday

21-12 30th Road

LIC, NY 11102

Contact Ms. Prager in 201S

or [email protected]