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Summer Opportunities and Internships

Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP)

SYEP provides New York City youth between the ages of 14 and 24 with summer employment. SYEP 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.

Apply online at, call Youth Connect at 800-246-24646 or call 311.

Learning Curve

Are you a high school student or recent high school graduate that loves technology? Are you ready to start your own business and looking for something to do this summer? Learning Curve is now accepting applications for their M3 Accelerator program. The M3 Accelerator is an immersive and transformative learning and work experience. The mission of the program is to teach teens and young adults how to make and monetize inventions that matter. M3 is a blend of classroom-based instruction and hands-on work experience building a tech startup.

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Teen Career Connection

Going on its 12th year, Teen Career Connection is a signature program of the West Side YMCA where high school students gain the opportunity to explore exciting career fields in some of New York City’s top organizations through an eight-week paid internship.

For more information, call Michelle Dennis 212-912-2666 or visit:

Latino College Expo

The Latino College Expo is hosting its 25th Annual College Fair (noon to 3:00pm) preceded by the Annual Leadership Summit (8:00am to noon) for freshmen, sophomores and juniors who are affiliated with program agencies, high schools and community-based organizations. This educational event will be held on Saturday, March 14, 2015 from 8:00am-3:00pm at New York University's Kimmel Center.

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Harlem Youth Court

Get paid to be part of an amazing internship that promotes restorative justice and civic engagement, and involves teen promoting restorative justice in the legal system. Engage in exciting community benefit projects throughout all five boroughs and receive community service hours while exploring more of NYC. Service your community, make lifelong friends and gain work experience.

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New York City offers children and teens a wide range of afterschool and summer activities from paid museum internships to free science research programs. The free and low-cost programs are a great way to explore new interests, get extra support, and supplement what is being taught during the school day.

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Manhattan District Attorney Internship

The New York County District Attorney’s High School Internship Program is a rigorous six-week internship that provides students with an insider’s view of the criminal justice system. For 27 years, the program’s interns have represented a variety of public, private and parochial schools from the diverse communities of Manhattan. We are currently accepting applications from bright and promising students who are interested in serving their communities. Interns are paid a $150 weekly stipend.

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The high school internship program provides students with practical work experience in the non-profit sector. Our interns develop their communication, project management, research, and analysis skills while helping teachers and students all over the US!

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Foresight Prep @ Oberlin

Foresight Prep @ Oberlin understands sustainability through a “triple bottom line” approach that balances the creation of environmental, social and economic value. The program provides students unparalleled access to a variety of inside perspectives from seasoned teacher-practitioners and sustainability change-makers. Students begin to understand issues and approaches systemically, including their interdependencies and root causes, and synthesize this information to form their own perspective about how to most effectively address complex challenges.

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Maine Media

The school delivers degree and certificate programs, workshops, intensives, and cooperative labs geared to students pursuing creative work in fine arts and media-related professions. MMW+C is a welcoming community that provides lifetime opportunities to explore the practice and concepts of media arts in photography, filmmaking, design and book arts as well as the converging applications of these dynamic media forms. MMW+C embraces historical processes as well as leading-edge technologies in image making and narrative expression. MMW+C is committed to fostering creativity, culture, and human communication in the world.

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Loyola University Chicago Summer Scholars

The Pre-College Summer Scholars Program is a summer academic program for high school students. It gives college-bound rising freshmen, sophomores, juniors and rising seniors an exciting glimpse of academic and residential life at Loyola University Chicago.

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Summer Academy Mount Holyoke

Summer Academy Mount Holyoke (SAMH) is a summer academic program for girls from across the country and around the world. Located on the campus of Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts, this two-week program offers girls in grades 7–11 an opportunity to immerse themselves in a subject they love. Classes include creative arts, veterinary science, fashion design, forensic science, documentary filmmaking, equestrian studies, and leadership and service.

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Economics for Leaders

The goal of the Economics for Leaders (EFL) program is to give promising students the skills to be more effective leaders and to teach them how to employ economic analysis when considering difficult public policy choices. Given the existing challenges confronting our nation and, assuming that problems in years to come will be equally consequential, the job of preparing the next generation of leaders may be one of the most important actions we can take now to ensure our well being in the future. The Foundation for Teaching Economics is committed to finding and nurturing those budding leaders.

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FIDM's 3 Days of Fashion

Learn what it's like to launch your own business or how to have a great career in marketing, social media, fashion buying, merchandising, fashion styling, or fashion design at FIDM's 3 Days of Fashion for high school students!

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Duke Summer Academy

Summer Academy for High School Students, a three-week, non-credit-bearing program offered by Duke University, attracts students who represent the next generation of leaders from around the world. Immerse yourself in an international experience by enrolling in this elite program designed to provide the academic and residential environment to gain a global perspective on multiple areas of interest for young leaders.

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Yellow Barn Young Artist Program

Yellow Barn’s Young Artists Program brings together 28 outstanding young instrumentalists and composers from across the United States and abroad for a rigorous and exciting 18-day chamber music workshop that includes intensive study and three public performances. The challenging and supportive learning environment defines a daily schedule that offers coaching sessions, private lessons, public performances, masterclasses, theory workshops, rehearsal and practice time, and the opportunity to enjoy Yellow Barn's beautiful campus. Instrumentalists study three major chamber works, with repertoire assigned well in advance. Composers are completely integrated into the program, working with faculty and collaborating with performers to bring their work to life in performance. Participants are housed, share their meals, and have access to rehearsal and practice studios on Yellow Barn's campus at The Greenwood School.

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