Summer Internship: NYC School Construction Authority

The School Construction Authority’s (SCA) Summer Internship Program (“SIP”) recruits talented NYC public high school juniors/seniors  for a six-week internship with various SCA business partners, organizations and associations. The internship is designed to expose students to the sponsor firm’s core business operations. Students work alongside professionals on a variety of administrative and more advanced hands on assignments.  Students spend four days a week working at their sponsor firm and the remaining day of the week attending career development workshops and activities designed to help them succeed academically, personally and professionally.
Program Highlights:

  • Students receive career experience and mentoring.
  • Students attend career development workshops on business etiquette, business communication,  financial planning, and college planning.
  • Rising seniors who successfully complete the six-week program receive one HS credit.
  • Students intern 30 hours per week from the first week in July through mid-August.
  • Students are paid a minimum wage salary.


  • The program is open to college-bound, NYC public high school students in their junior/senior year.
  • GPA requirement: 80 or above
  • Students must be available to complete the entire six-week program.

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Invest In Success


The €śInvest-in-Success€ť program is the cornerstone of D.R.E.A.M. This three-year, comprehensive institute targets students in their sophomore year of high school and strategically develops students€™ knowledge of both personal finance and investing concluding at the end of the students€™ senior year in high school.

The €śInvest In Success€ť Experience

The €śInvest-in-Success€ť program has four main components:

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II. Finance Academy
III. Mentorship
IV. Community Service

The program initiates annually every September and concludes in June, coinciding with our students€™ academic school terms. Program courses will be offered one Saturday per month. Students are required to attend all sessions to ensure maximum benefit from participation in the program is achieved.

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As part of participation in the program, our scholars are afforded the opportunity to open savings and individual brokerage accounts to begin walking the path towards financial liberation.

II. Finance Academy
Annually, scholars participate in 9 monthly sessions where they learn concepts from our unique, comprehensive, and culturally-enriched curriculum. During the summer months, scholars are required to attend and participate in summer educational/enrichment programs.

III. Mentorship
Each scholar will be assigned a mentor upon admittance to the program. Mentors will assist and guide scholars as many of them begin to take control of their financial lives for the first time.

IV. Community Service
D.R.E.A.M. believes in the mantra, €śTo whom much is given, much is expected€ť. As a result, during the course of their participation in the program our scholars are required to fulfill a select amount of volunteer hours in their communities.

Why Participate in €śInvest in Success€ť?

Expert Guidance: Our program provides students with knowledge, information, and skills to understand the core competencies of saving, investing, and managing one€™s credit.

Mentoring: The mentor will serve as a guide and sage to answer questions about finance, college preparation, and any other topics the scholars may wish to address.

€śHands-on€ť Learning: Participants in the program will have several opportunities to practice budgeting, saving, and investing real money through competitions and simulations.

Financial Aid Roadmap: The college financial aid process can be a daunting task for many families. D.R.E.A.M. staff works with scholars to navigate and clarify this process and assist families with locating the necessary funds to finance sky rocketing college expenses.

Network of D.R.E.A.M.€™ers: As part of our alumni network, program participants have access to networks that will be vital as information and knowledge can be shared amongst graduates of the program, and subsequently shared within our communities at large. This continued networking further advances our goal of eliminating the wealth gap between low-income, urban citizens and the broader population.



Selection Process &
Eligibility Requirements


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