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Internship & Enrichment Opportunities

Internship & Enrichment Opportunities Guide



  • DNA Learning Center NYC


Applications Open in January

*Eligibility criteria applies*


Description: DNA Barcoding and Bioinformatics courses 

This science education initiative engages NYC high school students in studies of biodiversity using DNA technology. Students take two training courses covering basic concepts in biodiversity, conservation biology, and science research. 

Arts and Creative 

  • Arts Connections Teen Art Programs (Art 2 Art) - Map Free City+

FAQ  Application form

App Date:TBD

Description:  Free summer program for 10th, 11th, 12th. Students will attend cutting-edge theater, dance, and music performances; visiting artist studios, galleries, museums, and learning how to produce media content. 

12 Sessions in July- 3 Days/week Tuesday’s, Wednesday’s, & Friday’s 2:O0PM-4:30PM

  • Brooklyn Museum - Creative Practice Internship

Grades: (10th, 11th, & 12th grade) Ages 15–19   Application: Opens in May/June

The program dates:  September -May 2024.


Description: Paid internship for  teens to explore art, education, and museum careers while building their résumés by assisting teaching artists in art classes.

This program is open to all NYC teens 

Application requirements: Teacher recommendation Letter

  • Youth Communication Writing Program +

Ages:15 and 20 * Application opens back up by end of August*

*Students will be paid $100 per article published


Description:  Teen writers will be mentored by professional editors who will assist students write the stories they would like to tell. Students will be paid $100 per article published. FAQ 

*Required to commit to  four hours per week. 

  • Contact photo

*All Grades eligible to apply*

5-week course on Saturdays from 11 AM- 1 PM.

Beginning Saturday, July 8th. (Applications opens by Spring)


5-week Summer portfolio preparation course held Saturdays from 11 AM- 1 PM during Summers This course is designed specifically for high school students who are interested in pursuing a photography program.

FAQ/ Application


  • Read Alliance 

 Students will receive a compensation of $15.00/hour/ 1.5 Hours/day (must be available 3-4 days a week after school) (Flexible schedules)

Where: Nearby elementary schools.

When: Program starts in October -Duration- 12-15 weeks

Description:  READ Teen Leaders are trained to provide 1:1 literacy tutoring to

students in grades K-2 using the Reading for All Learners Program

(RALP) curriculum.  

All Grades eligible to Apply

Website  Application Form 


  • "CLARIFY: The City Limits Accountability Reporting Initiative For Youth"

Grades: (11th or 12th grades)

Internship will take place remotely over Zoom twice a week after school, from 4 to 6 p.m.

Description: This is a paid (Stipend based) journalism training program for NYC high school students.

Applications available: Fall & 2024 sessions TBA. 


Winter Applications 


  • Brown Scholars Pram at American Museum of Natural History


App information: TBD

*All grades*


The Science Research Mentoring Program (SRMP) at the American Museum of Natural History is an opportunity for New York City high school students to conduct one year (August–June) of scientific research with Museum scientists. 

Gen Space (Bio Rocket Research Internship Program


Ages: 16+

Application Launch Date: Fall TBA

Program Dates: February-August

Description: The Spring 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. 

$2,000 Stipend Biorocket is a  6-month Science Research internship experience for high school students ages 16 and up. 

Rockefeller University Summer Science Research


Submissions of applications are typically done around the first week of January.

Program Dates: June 26 August 10,  SSRP scholars will be on campus up to 35 hours per week during normal business hours.



7 week Mentored biomedical research program taking place on campus at The Rockefeller University

Ages:16 +Grades:  11th 12th 

Application Date: TBA

School of Interactive Arts (SIA) - Game Design

FAQ    Website

Our 2023-2024 School Year Program opens in Mid-October and ends late June. 

Applications for 2023-2024 Open Late August. TBA


URBAN ARTS' School of Interactive Arts (SIA) is a FREE-to-eligible-students pre-college program in digital game development. We teach high school students the art and science of game development, a field full of opportunity but lacking in diversity.

Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP) at NYU


Students participate in classes and program activities Monday-Thursday from 9 AM to 3 PM during the STEP summer session that runs July 5-August 4


STEP offers enrichment classes, college admissions preparation workshops, project-based learning, research opportunities, and mentorship.

Application opens in the Spring

Grades: 9th- 12th grade

Med Docs


 All Grades

Application opens:: Aug 18, 2023

Deadline: TBA


MedDOCs is an after school opportunity for high school students interested in science and medicine, hosted at Mount Sinai Hospital. MedDOCs students learn about exciting topics in anatomy and physiology, including cardiology, pulmonology, and neurology.

Weill Cornell Health Profession Recruitment/Exposure Program (HPREP)

HPREP Website 

Grades: 10th, 11th  *Applications opens in the Fall*

.HPREP 2023 Program Dates: January- March 17 (Friday afternoons; may be held virtually

*Each participant who completes the program receives a letter of recommendation and a certificate of completion.*


HPREP is a ten-week program held on Friday afternoons beginning in January. High school students will hear physicians and other health professionals speak on their path and work in small groups with medical students. The student with the best research paper and college essay are awarded each a $250 book scholarship for college. 



ArtsConnections Teen Art Programs (Arts Making TRaC)


Grades: 10-12 

Program Dates: April-June 

Application Launch: TBA

Description: Arts-Making TRaC is a free hybrid after-school program that brings together NYC teens and professional artists to explore the art-making process in multiple art forms; including but not limited to visual arts, theater, and dance. Teens with an interest in any art form are encouraged to apply. 

Participants will receive a $100 Black gift card for materials and a $140 stipend upon completion of the program.

  • Brooklyn Museum - Apprentice Program

Website            Application

Get paid $15 per hour. Work up to 180 hours for the year! MetroCards will be provided to support weekend and summer work.

 Application Launch: Open Now 

Deadline: October 8, 2023

Description:Fall & Summer Program

Paid internship for teens who enjoy art and art history and would like to know more about museum education. Students will be able to create their own lessons for audiences of all ages. 

Grades: ALL


  • Pratt - Design Initiative for Community Empowerment (DICE)


*Eligibility Requirements apply*

Grades: All 

Application Open August

Description: Design Initiative for Community Empowerment (DICE) is a free, scholarship-based after-school program that introduces students to the challenges of creative thinking and problem-solving through studio classes in design. Students investigate their communities through various programs such as Graphic Design, Architecture, Design Entrepreneurship, and more.

  • Queens Council on the Arts - High School to Art School

Offer Spring, Summer, and Fall Sessions annually.  Web

Grades:10th,11th, 12th

Program Dates: July 6 - August 12, M - Th, 10am - 4pm

Deadline: June 

Application launch: May


A free visual arts portfolio development program that provides high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors with the art skills training and college application assistance necessary to gain admission into the art school of their dreams - with a scholarship. 

  • Urban Word's NYC Youth Poet Laureate WEBSITE

 & Federal Hall Fellowship Website

Program Dates:  TBA

Ages: 13-19 (All Grades)

Applications Opens:  AUGUST 2023-TBA

Deadline : October 20th

Description: The New York City Youth Poet Laureate Program aims to identify young writers and leaders committed to creating change through civic engagement and poetic excellence. 

Career Development

DYDC Workforce Connect - Learn and Earn

Ages: 14 and 24 

Workforce Connect

The New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) is the City's lead agency for youth employment programs. DYCD is committed to expanding opportunities for New York City's young people. 

  • FIVE - Capstone Program
  • FIVE - Core Program

Futures & Options Career Essentials


All Grades

*Applications open late August*

Description: Career Essentials is a career-readiness program that enables students to develop and practice their skills in communication, public speaking, resume writing, time management, and other workplace expectations. Through a series of 10 workshops (traditionally held after-school), students gain valuable professional skills, explore potential career pathways, and network with other NYC high school students.

Futures & Options Internships

Ages: 16-19


Application: Opens in August

Deadline : September

Description: Futures and Options provides paid, mentored internships and career readiness workshops to high school juniors and seniors. Students acquire meaningful hands-on work experience, gain entry to small businesses, nonprofits, government agencies, and multinational corporations, while making connections and creating networks that can last a lifetime.

                                                                        College Prep

  • Urban Word’s Creatively College Bound
  1. ​​Urban Word will Offer their creatively Bound Workshops at the Brooklyn Heights Library, every other week from 4:30PM-6PM at Cadman Plaza West (Brooklyn Public Library) in the “Teen zone”
  2. Registration not required 

Law & Criminal Justice

  • Center for Anti-Violence Education (CAE) - Peer Educators

Leadership Development

  • Brooklyn Museum - Teen Night Planning Committee

Website Application

Program Dates: 

November 2023 through May 2024.

Wednesdays: weekly meetings, 4:30–6:30 pm

Fridays and weekends: occasional teen staff events, field trips, and activities.

Description: ​​15 per hour. Second-year Teen Night Planning Committee members serve as leaders in the program and are paid $16 per hour. Work up to 75 hours for the year! MetroCards will be provided to support weekend and evening work.

Ages 14-19:

Applications OPen in August

Application deadline: September 17th, 2023

  • CCC’s YouthAction Community Leadership Course

NOTE: This program will be held in-person at the CCC office located at 14 Wall St Ste 4E New York, NY 10005.



Applications open September 7th

Description: This internship allows youth from all five boroughs of New York City to participate in a year-long process of learning the tools of effective advocacy and making positive changes in their communities. (10 week Course) Stipend $500

  • Usher's New Look Leadership Academy +

Grades: 9th – 12th Grade

A four-year, 400-hour training program which ensures high school graduation, prepares students for college, and teaches them how to be national servant leaders.  (ATlanta Georgia High School

  • Thrive Scholars On Ramp+

FAQ      Application

Application Launch: September 1st

Application Deadline: December 15th.

  • Description : 10 month  free college program designed to provide Black/Generational African American males in 10th grade with the skills needed to excel in their college and career preparation.

*Eligibility Criteria applies*


  • Brooklyn Museum - InterseXtions: Gender & Sexuality +

The program will take place in person from (November 2023 through June 202). 

Application  Open NOW

Application Deadline- October 15,2024)

FAQ  , Application Form 

Description: Paid Internship program 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.

 Schedule: Tuesdays: weekly meetings, 5–7 pm

Spring Applications

Name + Description


Art & Creative Fields

Mind the Gap


Pratt - Design Initiative for Community Empowerment (DICE)]


Grades: All grades

*Eligibility Criteria requirements* 

20-week after-school arts program commitment; 10 weeks in the fall, 10 weeks in the spring

Apply here

Description: Design Initiative for Community Empowerment (DICE) is a free, scholarship-based after-school program that introduces students to the challenges of creative thinking and problem-solving through studio classes in design. Students investigate their communities through various programs such as Graphic Design, Architecture, Design Entrepreneurship, and more.

Application Launch: Open NOW

Application Deadline: September 20th 

NYU Urban Journalism Workshop

Applications opens in February

Application Deadline: June 1, 2024 

Age: 16+

Program Dates: July 17-26 

Description: (Summer Program) The Urban Journalism Workshop at New York University will bring together a diverse group of 20 high school juniors and seniors attending schools throughout the five boroughs of New York City will come together to spend 10 days attending an intensive and rewarding journalism “boot-camp” 

Pratt - Sound Art and Sound Installation Workshop



Mercy College - Business Leadership Academy (summer program)

 *Eligibility Criteria Requirements apply*

Grades: Rising Seniors 

Applications opens in the Winter/Spring

Description: Rising high school seniors experience college first-hand during a one  week-long, action-packed summer program. They learn about leadership and business careers from the Executive Faculty who have worked at top global companies.

Career Development

Garden Apprentice Program - Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Grades : 10th & 11th 0

Tier 2: $700 (10th grade)

Tier 3: $800 (11th Grade)


Description: The Garden Apprentice Program (GAP) at Brooklyn Botanic Garden is a great way for teens to learn about urban agriculture and the environment while working in one of the most exciting public gardens in the world!

Program Dates: March to November, 

Applications Opens: October 

Application Deadline: December.

FIVE - Capstone Program


FIVE - Core Program


Futures & Options Urban Leadership Fellows Program 

Program dates : July 5-8/16

Application Launch:

Application Deadline:  February 18.

Application / Info /requirements

Description: The Urban Leadership Fellows (ULF) Program is sponsored by The Municipal Forum of New York, Inc., and managed by Futures and Options.  The purpose of the six-week, paid program is to enable New York City high school seniors to gain valuable hands-on work experience and training in the Municipal Finance industry.

*Eligibility Requirements applies*

Grade : 12 grade only

Futures & Options Career Essentials


All Grades

*Applications open late August*

Description: Career Essentials is a career-readiness program that enables students to develop and practice their skills in communication, public speaking, resume writing, time management, and other workplace expectations. Through a series of 10 workshops (traditionally held after-school), students gain valuable professional skills, explore potential career pathways, and network with other NYC high school students.

NYCDOE Ladders for Leaders (Summer)

 Website    Applications 

Ages:  of 16—21 who are enrolled in high school or college

Application Launch: Winter 

Application Deadline: Spring

Exact Dates: TBA

Description: Ladders for Leaders is a nationally recognized program that offers outstanding 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. 

*Eligibility Criteria Applies*

College Prep

Mind Matters

Grades: 9th Only

Application Launch Date: January/ February

Application Deadline -March


Exact Application dates: TBA

Description: Minds Matter NYC is recruiting current high school freshmen (Unpaid four year program. This program molds teenagers into people they’ve always wanted to be, with such amazing resources. I can never stop thanking Minds Matter for giving me the writing, critical thinking, and overall personal skills I developed.

  • Eligibility Criteria Applies 

OppNet Fellows program

Grades: 10th (regardless of Immigration status)

Program Length: 6 year



Questions & Answers

Description: The OppNet Fellows program is an intensive six-year experience for students beginning the summer after 10th grade that cultivates their passions and skills to persist through college and launch the careers of their choice upon graduation

Application Details will be available in October 


MS squared-Mathematics & Science for Minority Students MS(2)


Grades: 9th

Application Launch: October 1

Application Deadline: January 15

Description: The three-summer, residential program challenges students intellectually and exposes them to peers and educators with diverse backgrounds, life experiences, and aspirations. Hispanic/Latinx, and Native American students who are currently in the 9th grade are encouraged to apply. 

*Eligibility Criteria requirements*

Law & Criminal Justice

R2L NEXTGEN-Latino Leadership Program

Grades: 10th & 11th 

  • Application launch: Aug 15, 2023
  • Application Deadline: February 

Website   FLyer 

Program Dates: Tentatively weeks of June 11-16; July 9-14; July 23-28

Description: CHCI has an all-expenses paid leadership experience designed just for Latino high school students. Spend a week exploring Washington, D.C., while creating lasting friendships and wonderful memories. 

Participate in the NextGen Latino Leadership program and make this a summer to remember!

Leadership Development

EIL Digitial Summer-No info


Wave Hill Forest Project:

Ages: 16 +   Flyer  Website

Program Dates:  July 2023 - August 2023, Monday through Friday, 9AM - 5PM

Application Opens: January 2024 


This paid summer internship gives high school students an unparalleled opportunity to learn about ecology in an urban setting. Throughout the summer, interns gain hands-on field experience and participate in dynamic, field-based coursework. 


Manhattan College Summer Engineering Program


HOPP Summer Student Program at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer 


Grades: All Grades

•Completion of at least the 9th grade by June 2023 •


Application Site Launches: December  Exact Dates: TBA

Deadline: February

Description: 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.

Web  *Eligibility Criteria Requirements*

Cyber Security Program for High School Women

Grades:9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grade

Three-week summer program web

Monday–Friday, 9 am-4 pm

Application Launches: February

Deadline: March

Exact Dates: TBA

Description: CS4CS is an introduction to the fundamentals of cybersecurity and computer science for high school students with any or no background experience in cybersecurity or computer programming. Throughout the program, students will learn from lessons focused on a spectrum of topics such as “white-hat” hacking, cryptography, steganography, digital forensics, privacy, data usage, and other issues relevant to the fast-growing cyber industry.

Project SEED


Applications launches:  February -

Application Deadline :  April 

Exact Date: TBA

Program Dates: June to August 2023

Description: To provide sustained STEM research, learning, and growth opportunities for high school students with diverse identities and socioeconomic backgrounds so they can be empowered to advance and enrich the chemical science enterprise.


Grades: 12 Only (18+up)

Robotics Internship Program - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE)


Recent high school graduates (Must be 18+)

Description: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) Robotics Internship Program provides opportunities for students and recent graduates to intern at DOE national laboratories.

*Stipend of $650 per week*

hK Maker Lab- Free Summer Engineering Design program

Grade: 10th & 12th

Program dates:JULY 5 - AUGUST 4, 2023

Application/info page Web

Application Launch Date: Winter TBA

Application Deadline: March 15

Description: Hk Maker Lab provides students  pre-college, project-based courses with prestigious Columbia University faculty. After their coursework, students will put into practice what they’ve learned through hands-on design projects that will be presented to the community at a culminating event. 

Coriell Institute for Medical Research Summer Experience Program-New Jersey


Program Dates: July 17 through August 17

Application Launch Date: Winter TBA

Application Deadline: March 

Description: Coriell Summer Experience for Students is an opportunity for high school and college students to work alongside world-renowned scientists and researchers and gain insights into careers in science or related areas.

Age: 17 and up

*Eligibility requirements*

DNA Learning Center NYC

Grades 9-12

Application Launch DateJanuary 

Application Deadline: TBA

Description: Fun and challenging weeklong camps for science enthusiasts are offered each summer—in person. Guided by experienced instructors, students use sophisticated lab and computer equipment to perform experiments several grade levels ahead of their peers. Kit-based virtual camps are also offered

Girls Rise Up

Application: Feb/March TBA

Deadline: April 30


Program Details: 370 Jay Street Brooklyn, NY 11201 A C F Trains to Jay Street MetroTech July 10 - 28 | Monday - Friday | 9am - 3pm

Description; Free Summer Program : Girls Rise Up is a STEM + Dance summer program where girls learn to code, dance, unlock their joy, step into their power, and discover their STEM potential — all through the power of dance.

Hofstra University Summer Science Research Program (HUSSRP)

Program Dates:  July 5 to August 11, 2023. 

Application Launch Date: TBA

Application Deadline: March 31

Description: Hofstra University's Summer Science Research Program offers high school students opportunities in science research under the guidance of professionals in science and mathematics.

Grades: 10th & 11th


Quincy STEM Career & College Exploration Program


Rockefeller University Summer Neuroscience Program (SNP)


Grades:All Grades

Application Launch Date: TBA

Application Deadline: March 15

Description: The Summer Neuroscience Program (SNP) is a two-week course for NYC public high schoolers led by Rockefeller graduate students. Participants take a look at ongoing neuroscience research in an effort to understand how the brain works and how it relates to our daily life. 

Study Abroad & Travel

Experiment In International Living


Applications Open throughout Year TBA

Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th


The Experiment offers high school summer abroad programs on five continents and various global virtual exchange programs. Participants explore the world through hands-on experiences in local communities and through the lens of a specific theme.

Youth Advocacy & Activism

Sadie Nash Siblinghood Academy!


Grades: All grades

Application Date: Fall & Spring 

Application Deadline:TBA 

Description: Siblinghood Academy is an afterschool program designed for participants to use their own life experiences as a starting point to explore and discuss issues that matter to them as they build a close, supportive community with each other.


Name + Description


Art & Creative Fields

Urban Word’s Black Girl Magic Fellowship


Application Date: Opens In February

Application Deadline:TBA

Grades: Ages 13-19 

Description:  The BLACK GIRL MAGIC FELLOWSHIP Program is a series for NYC/NJ-based girls and non-binary youth centered on their development as writers, building their self-esteem, and addressing issues that matter most to them

Contact Photo

Program Dates: Summer 

Details: TBA

*Application Launches in the  winter*

Description: At Contact Photo, we provide a range of educational opportunities for young adults interested in photography. We have designed two comprehensive programs specifically tailored to meet the needs of aspiring photographers. These programs offer a unique learning experience, combining theory and hands-on practice to develop essential skills.

Memories for the Future (MoMa and Studio Museum)




Pratt Young Scholars 

Grades: 9th Grade


*Application Opens in the Winter*

*Eligibility Criteria applies*

Description: Pratt Young Scholars is a need-based, three-year scholarship program providing instruction in art and design with college preparation to motivated high school students.

Career Development

The ACE Mentor Program


*Application Launches in August*

Application Deadline: October

Description: ACE GNY is a free after-school mentorship program to introduce high school students to careers in architecture, engineering, and construction management. Mentors are architects, civil/structural engineers, mechanical/electrical engineers, and construction management. Mentors lead students through their career pathways, introduce them to foundational knowledge of their industry, and teach students to use design software that they use in their everyday jobs

College Prep

Seed Scholars Program


*Must Identify as a Female High School Senior*

Applications opens in August

Application Deadline: September 25th 

Description: The College Prep Leadership Program is a transformative 6-month journey designed to equip ambitious high school seniors (Class of 2024) with the essential tools and knowledge for a successful college application process and beyond. As an immersive virtual learning experience, the program covers various crucial topics to help students soar in their college journey

Urban Word’s Creatively College Bound


*Application not necessary*

Grade: 12th

Starts October 4th  4:30-6PM at 286 Cadman Plaza West in the Teen Zone.

Description: Come practice creative ways to explore the best college, financial, scholarship info for you!

Urban Word will offer their Creatively College Bound workshops at the Brooklyn Heights Library, every other week starting October 4th 

SEO Scholars


Grade: 9th 

Application Deadline: TBA

Description: Starting in ninth grade, SEO provides rigorous academic instruction, quality mentorship, and individualized advising, to ensure that Scholars are admitted to competitive colleges and universities, and experience a rich and rewarding college education.

Thrive Scholars Hayden Foundation Cohort


Grades: 11th

Application Launch Date: September 1st

Application Deadline: December 15th

Description: The CORE Program is a free college and career success program designed to support Scholars on their journey from high school into high-trajectory careers. From choosing a top college to negotiating a starting salary, our CORE team provides Scholars with expert coaching and strategies for long-term success. Our six years of tailored support starts in high school to career, our supports are to, through and beyond. 

Heckscher Scholars



Heckscher Scholars is a multi-dimensional college access program for High School students. This program  provides individualized academic guidance, college and financial aid counseling, and a multitude of opportunities . Heckscher Scholars guides its students towards the greatest path out of poverty, a college education, opening doors to competitive four-year private colleges and a higher education that will have a catalytic impact on their future.

Hayden Scholars Pre-College



Read Alliance

 Students will receive a compensation of $15.00/hour/ 1.5 Hours/day (must be available 3-4 days a week after school) (Flexible schedules)

Where: Nearby elementary schools.

When: Program starts in October -Duration- 12-15 weeks

Description:  READ Teen Leaders are trained to provide 1:1 literacy tutoring to

students in grades K-2 using the Reading for All Learners Program

(RALP) curriculum.  

All Grades eligible to Apply

Website  Application Form 

Law & Criminal Justice

The Future Latino Leaders Summer Law Institute


Grades, 10th, 1th, 12th  Application Details: TBA

Description: The Future Latino Leaders Summer Law Institute is a unique program designed to inspire students to pursue careers in law, supporting the HNBF’s mission to increase diversity in the legal profession.

Leadership Development

Youth Leadership Institute (YLI) - Hispanic Scholarship Fund 


Program Dates: July 7 - July 11, 2021 - University of Chicago (Virtual)

July 21 - July 25, 2021 - University Southern California (Virtual)

Application: March 1st

Application Deadline: April 9th

Grades: 11th 

Description: YLI is a free, five-day, college empowerment program for high achieving Latino high school juniors held at two top universities across the US (Due to COVID-19, YLI 2021 will be held virtually). This highly selective program is designed to give young leaders the practical tools they need to successfully apply to top universities, have full access to scholarship and financial aid opportunities, and set a course for academic and career success. 

Angelo del Toro Puerto Rican/Hispanic Youth Leadership Institute


*All Grades eligible to apply*

Application: January 

Application Deadline: February 3rd

Description: Assemblyman del Toro was concerned that the Puerto Rican/Hispanic communities were not engaged in the NYS legislative process, did not vote, thus he created this program in partnership with the Education system  to reach this student population while in HS with the hope of changing this reality. 

nXu Fellowship



Weill Cornell Youth Scholars Program

Program Dates: July (Tuesday’s-Friday)

Application Details-TBA


Description:  Develops  early experiences in medicine. Students can develop appropriate attitudes towards their education, interpersonal skills and, more importantly, confidence in themselves to succeed academically. The WCYSP curriculum is designed to educate, inspire and groom participants for personal and professional success.


Rockefeller University Summer Science Research


Application: Opens Fall

Application Deadline: January

Program Dates: Monday, June 26 – Thursday, August 10, 2023

Ages: 16 + Grades: Junior & Seniors

Description: Mentored biomedical research program taking place on campus at The Rockefeller University. SSRP scholars will have the opportunity to design and conduct their own research project as part of a themed research track.

Science Career Ladder (SCL)



Application opens: August

Application Deadline: September 1st

Description: NYSCI’s Science Career Ladder engages high school and college students in meaningful work experience while exposing them to a wide array of STEM career and college pathways.

Ages: 14+ All Grades

Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP) at NYU


Stony Brook Simons Summer Science Research Program


Grades: 11th Age:16

Program dates: June 26, - August 11,

Application Opens: February

Deadline: March

Description: The Simons Summer Research Program gives academically talented, motivated high school students the opportunity to engage in hands-on research in science, math or engineering at Stony Brook University. Simons Fellows work with distinguished faculty mentors, learn laboratory techniques and tools, become part of active research teams, and experience life at a research university.  

Summer Science Program

Web   Application link

Grades: 11th Graders

Age: 15-19

Application: Opens in December 

Application Deadline:  March 

Description: The Summer Science Program offers teens an exhilarating and inspiring immersion into hands-on experimental science. Working in teams of three, 36 participants and 7 faculty form a supportive “living and learning community” over 39 days. Each team completes a real research project, taking and analyzing original data. Afterward, they join a worldwide network of 2,500+ alumni of all ages.

The Climate Museum High School Internship


Ages: 10-12th

Application Details: TBA


Consist of a series of pop up events where everyone is gathered for a dynamic show blending art, surprising social science, and action.

Code Next - Fall Term-

All Grades

App Link

Deadline: August (yearly basis)

Description: Completely FREE OF CHARGe coding program for all students. This program aims to empower students to gain valuable coding skills that can help open doors in the future. 

Apply here as the application deadline is August 4th. 

Kode with Klossy

All grades ages 13-18, 

Camps are available to girls, gender nonconforming & trans students ages 13-18 who feel comfortable learning in a female-identifying environment.


Applications open during the Spring

The best part? Absolutely NO prior coding experience is required.​

Description: Summer Program Kode With Klossy camps are a series of FREE 2-week coding-intensive camps designed for students of traditionally underrepresented genders in the STEAM fields. Scholars will complete the program with a new skill set and an incredible community of inspiring alumni to learn & grow with. 

Health Science Academy

 Grade: 9th grade-3 year commitment


*Academic criteria applies*

Description: HSA is designed for talented students interested in pursuing Medicine and/or health science careers. 

Application & Program Dates: TBA

Classes are 2 hours a week for 13 weeks, Fall and Spring Semester. 

Study Abroad & Travel

Trip of a Lifetime


TOAL Program Brochure - Summer 2024

Description: Free summer scholarship for a trip of a State or Country-Everything is fully covered *Criteria eligible*

Grades: 9-12th

Application Launch : Nov 1, 2023

Application Deadline: March 1, 2024 

Youth Advocacy & Activism

Sadie Nash Leadership Project

Website  Application launch : Spring TBA

Program Dates March to June.

*All Grades*

Description: Leadership Scholars is a semester-long program designed to help students create their own post-secondary education and career plan and help them advocate for educational justice. 

Eligible to receive up to $150 at the end of the semester based on their participation.