, a new nonprofit, is recruiting outstanding high school, undergraduate, and graduate students as interns. ClassWish uses modern business practices and the latest marketing techniques to help 125,000 schools serving 56 million kids.  Teachers visit the site to create Wish Lists of the resources the need.  People in the community can see exactly what is needed and contribute to help.

Please email your questions or your cover letter and resume to:

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NYC Ladders for Leaders

Jobs and Internships:

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 and 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.

Additional Information:

Phone: 1-800-246-4646


Youth About Business

Youth About Business gives high school students from all backgrounds exposure to the world of business through a stimulating and interactive program. Students who participate in YAB’s programs boast a 98 percent high school graduation rate with many pursuing degrees at two- and four-year colleges, compared to a rate of 68 percent in some areas of the country.

The YAB Summer Business Camp Program is YAB’s cornerstone program. Here students learn about the world of high-level corporate finance through our merger and acquisition simulation. Students are advised by attorneys, accountants, investment bankers and many other executives to understand the mechanics of these business transactions. Our “summer intensive” camps serve as the entry point into the year round Youth About Business Leadership Development Program curriculum. The summer culminates with the Wall Street Conference for Teens in one of the most exciting financial districts in America.

The YAB Entrepreneurial Training Program teaches students the mechanics of how to successfully run a business. The program gives students a theoretical view of business through our established curriculum. Students then have the opportunity to apply the knowledge by actually participating in the management of small business operatives that we refer to as our Training Centers. This is available only in Southeast Market.

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W.E.B DuBois Scholars Institute

The WEB DuBois Scholars Institute consists of various academies for Pre-Scholars, who are rising 8th and 9th graders, and Scholars, who are rising 10th, 11th and 12th graders. Pre-Scholars, rising 8th and 9th graders, participate in one of two academies, the Junior Achievers Academy (for rising 8th graders) or the Fellows Mentoring Academy (for rising 9th graders). These pre-scholars receive four weeks of instruction. Classes meet Monday through Thursday, with each class meeting every day for 75 minutes. Students are in class from 8:45am to 3:15pm.

Scholars, rising 10th, 11th and 12th graders, participate in one of five academies, including the Management and Business, Leadership, Engineering, Pre-Med/Neuroscience, or Talented Tenth Academy. These Scholars receive five weeks of instruction in university level courses. Classes meet Monday through Thursday, with each class meeting every other day for 120 minutes. Students are in class from 8:00am to 4:50pm.

Our curriculum structure is based on the philosophical assumption that self-knowledge, motivation, good skills, and an interest in the well-being of others are essential for effective leadership and academic success. For all seven academies, the courses emphasize time management, collaborative learning, critical thinking and problem solving. The important elements of effective leadership and community service are emphasized across the curriculum. The average class size is 12 students.

Fridays and weekends are reserved for field trips, test prep, leadership workshops and recreation.

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Accelerated Learning Academy:

The WEB DuBois Scholars Institute has created the Accelerated Learning Academy (ALA) to bring welcome and much-needed diversity to STEM studies and industries, especially for others who are underrepresented in these fields yet have a long history of achievement. The ALA provides an opportunity for high-achieving, forward-thinking 10th and 11th graders—students who will evolve into our next generation of engineers, software developers, mathematicians, architects, doctors and physicists—to explore STEM in new and exciting ways.

Led by industry experts and renowned professors from major medical and research institutions, the program features three tracks: Medical Science, Biomedical Engineering and Technology, and Applied Mathematics.  Students participate in career development and academic enrichment activities through a series of weekend workshops held throughout the school year on Princeton University’s campus. They will explore STEM through both in-classroom and “real world” opportunities, including group activities, workshops, hands-on demonstrations and real world applications.  Across our STEM curriculum, we focus on critical thinking and problem solving, skills that prepare students for life. Participating in this program will not only spark and further students’ interest in STEM careers, but will also enhance their profiles and college applications.

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FREE Summer Programs

CUNY Summer in the City College courses:

College Now Summer Programs: College Now summer programs are open to all NYC high school students. You should contact the program you wish to apply to directly for specific information about requirements and how to apply. You can find program contact information at the bottom of each page

Participants will receive a student MetroCard, snacks and lunch.

National Student Leader Conference

National Student Leader Conference (NSLC) provides students with the opportunity to experience life on a college campusdevelop essential leadership skills; and explore a future career through exciting simulationsexclusive site visits and interactive meetings with renowned leaders in their chosen field.

Leadership is the key to success in every profession and at the core of every NSLC youth leadership program. At the NSLC, you will enjoy innovative and fun leadership workshops where you will both learn and apply essential leadership skills including: Team Building, Ethical Decision Making, Time Management, Goal Setting, Public Speaking, and Conflict Resolution.

Youth Leadership Programs:

  • Business & Entrepreneurship
  • Culinary Arts & Restaurant Management
  • Education & the Classroom
  • Engineering
  • Forensic Science
  • Intelligence & National Security
  • International Diplomacy
  • Journalism, Film & Media Arts
  • Law & Advocacy
  • Mastering Leadership
  • Medicine & Health Care
  • Political Action & Public Policy
  • Sports & Entertainment Management
  • Theater

Programs take place in New York City, DC, Chicago, San Francisco

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Baruch Leadership Academy

The Baruch Leadership Academy strives to bring talented students from around the globe together in New York City for intellectually stimulating and culturally enriching academic exploration. Academy pre-professional programs allow students to explore new realms of academia, engross themselves in college planning and standardized test preparation, and better plan for success in their future endeavors. At the Baruch College campus, Academy students experience college life while they prepare to shine in the college admissions process, excel at the university level, and embark on successful, focused career paths.

The Baruch Summer Leadership Academy offers five exceptional tracks of study:

Track Name Participants
–Global Finance & Investment    International high school students-all grade levels
–Pre-Med     Rising 11th and 12th grade students
–Entrepreneurship     Rising 11th and 12th grade students
–Financial Engineering & Applied Mathematics  Rising 11th and 12th grade students
–Sophomore Enrichment     Rising 10th grade students

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Futures and Options: Internship Program

Futures and Options is a nonprofit career development and paid internship program for New York City youth.

The Core Internship Program is offered continuously throughout the year to juniors and seniors from New York City’s high schools. Private and nonprofit businesses are welcome to join as internship partners throughout the year, and represent various employment sectors – financial, small business, technology, real estate, retail and nonprofit. The interns attend monthly work-readiness workshops and meet for special career development and exploration field trips.

The Core Internship Program accepts applications on a rolling basis

Career Essentials Program offers students to participate in a series of workshops that focus on workplace readiness skills and career exploration.

Click here if you would like to apply for the Spring 2020 program.   

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Youth About Business (

YAB conducts one of the most innovative leadership-training programs for youth in the marketplace today. The vision of Youth About Business is to provide an innovative training program to prepare youth to be successful in a business environment. Our mission is to expose youth to business theory and principles through our experiential learning model. We work primarily with high school students, and we serve a very diverse population of young people. 



Exploring: Career Awareness Program

Exploring’s purpose is to provide experiences to help youth mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults. Exploring is based on a unique and dynamic relationship between youth and the organizations in their communities. Local businesses and organizations initiate an Explorer post by matching their professionals and program resources to the interests of the youth in the community. The result is a program of activities that helps youth pursue their special interests, grow and develop.

Exploring is broken up into three programs: Business or Career Exploring (incl. healthcare); Law Enforcement; Fire & Emergency Services.

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All of these opportunities are either free or  at the low cost of $10 – $20 per program.

For information on upcoming programs throughout the year, visit  or email Jordan Segal at to find career information sessions and internships at different businesses throughout the five boroughs in construction, architecture, finance, healthcare, law and more!!

Jordan J. Segal, Exploring Program Executive, Greater New York Councils, 350 Fifth Ave Suite #7820, New York, NY 10118, Office – (212) 651-2890, Cell – (646) 596-1488, Fax – (212) 651-2441,