ACE (Architecture, Construction,Engineering)

ACE (Architecture, Construction,Engineering) is a free afterschool mentorship program to introduce high school students to careers in architecture, engineering, and construction. Students are mentored by successful architects, construction managers, and engineers who meet as a team at mentors’ offices twice a month during the school year for two hours after school. During the program, students learn what it is like to work in the design and construction industry and develop a pseudo design project tailored to their interests. Sessions include hands-on activities, use of design software, office tours and field trips to construction/project sites. At the end of the season, students present their pseudo design project to industry leaders, mentors, and peers.

Registration is now open for students and mentors for the 2019-2020 season! For more information, please visit our website at

NY Needs You ANY Fellows Program

The America Needs You (ANY) Fellows Program is an intensive two-year program for high-achieving, low-income, first-generation college students.  The program has four components:

  1. Intensive Career Development: ANY follows a best in class curriculum focused on professional skills, career exploration, college completion, and personal growth. The program provides 28 full-day workshops over the course of two years.
  2. One-on-One Mentorship: Each student (Fellow) is matched one-on-one with a mentor (Mentor Coach). These pairs complete 220 hours of mentoring over two years. Mentor Coaches provide industry insight and connections as well as help Fellows set goals and stay on track academically and professionally.
  3. Robust Networks: Fellows interact with thousands of diverse professionals through workshops, Career Days (on-site employer visits), and internship/job opportunities at companies. These opportunities allow Fellows to grow their professional, academic and social networks.
  4. Holistic Support: ANY supports Fellows in overcoming personal and academic challenges, such as transfer support for Fellows enrolled in community college. The program also provides up to $2,000 in grants and in-kind contributions over the two years, including business attire.

To learn about eligibility requirements or to apply for the Fellows Program, please click here.

NY County DA’s Office 2020 High School Internship Program

The New York County District Attorney’s High School Internship Program is a rigorous internship that provides students with an insider’s view of the criminal justice system. Each intern is assigned to a unit within the Office and helps Assistant District Attorneys and other staff members with their work. Interns also attend presentations and trips and participate in a mock trial competition.

For nearly 30 years, the program’s interns have represented a variety of public, independent, and parochial schools from the diverse communities of Manhattan. We will be accepting applications in February from bright and promising students who are interested in serving their communities. Interns receive a $175 weekly stipend.

REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must live in Manhattan or attend school in Manhattan (no exceptions will be made).

Applicants must be sophomores, juniors or seniors in high school at the time they apply (current freshmen may not apply)

TIME COMMITMENT: Applicants must commit to attend the entire program from July 5, 2018 – August 10, 2018, Monday – Friday from 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM (students will not be permitted to start after July 5 or leave before August 10)

Application Requirements

The application opens February 10, 2020. The deadline to apply is March 9, 2020 at 5:00pm (Eastern Standard Time). Applicants will be required to attach the following:

  • A one-page resume
  • A 300-word essay discussing why you want to intern at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office or describing your interest in criminal justice
  • A letter of recommendation – may be uploaded by the student or emailed by the recommender to
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Covenant Houyse Headquarters Internship Programs

Summer Internships

Designed for high-achieving juniors, seniors, and graduate students, Covenant House’s New York City Headquarters Summer Internship Program offers accepted applicants the opportunity to experience first-hand the workings of the largest privately-funded agency serving homeless youth in the Americas. Covenant House invites a select group of students each year to participate in a 10-12 week immersion working with project teams and strategic initiatives that are central to the organization’s success.

We provide interns with as much educational and experiential value as we can in exchange for their hard work and dedication to their summer’s projects. Interns gain great experience not just in general non-profit management, but in research, business writing, project management, finance, human resources, development/ fundraising, marketing, issues of youth homelessness, advocacy, and the use of technology in carrying out a non-profit organization’s mission.



Trevor Project Volunteering

The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project is dedicated to recruiting qualified volunteers to provide life-saving, life-affirming support to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. As the heart of The Trevor Project, our volunteers accomplish societal and individual change by creating safe spaces for LGBTQ youth in crisis and promoting awareness of Trevor’s resources. Through their endeavors, Trevor is dedicated to uplifting and supporting our volunteers as they work to empower LGBTQ youth nationwide.

**Please note: You must be at least 18 years old to volunteer.

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Teen Career Connection – West Side YMCA

Teen Career Connection is a paid summer internship program which provides opportunities for high school students to gain invaluable experience in the professional world. The chosen participants partake in an 8-week internship where they are placed in fields related to their career interests.

More Information:

Contact: Mr. John Dubouzet, Teen Director

Phone: (212) 912-2665



New York Hall of Science Career Ladder

Science Through NYSCI:

The Science Career Ladder is an innovative education and employment program open to high school and college students. While in the program, students are trained to interact at hands-on exhibits, perform science demonstrations, and help facilitate educational programs and workshops. In the process, participants acquire communication skills, knowledge of science and the scientific process, and gain experience in teaching and communicating science. While working at NYSCI, participants also benefit from career workshops, networking opportunities, exposure to STEM careers, and opportunities for growth.

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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


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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Young People For

The Fellowship

The Young People For (YP4) Fellowship is a yearlong leadership development program for young people committed to creating positive social change in their communities. Fellows represent diverse backgrounds, beliefs, and approaches to social change, and they are working on many different progressive issues on campuses and in communities across the country.

The Fellowship year runs from summer to summer, and includes:

Regional Trainings

At the beginning of each new Fellowship year where Fellows learn foundational social justice leadership skills through workshops, guest trainers, and discussions.


Fellows are paired with an alumnus who has experience in the Fellow’s issue area. Each Fellow works with their mentor to create an Individualized Leadership Development Plan (ILDP) to help them grow into even stronger leaders.

The National Summit

In January all Fellows come together in Washington, DC to further develop leadership skills, gain tools and resources necessary to create change through their projects, and network with leaders in the progressive movement.

The Blueprint for Social Justice

Each fellow creates a campus or community-based sustainable project, called a Blueprint for Social Justice, to address a need in his or her community. With support from staff, their mentors, and a small seed grant, Fellows work to implement their Blueprint projects using the skills developed throughout the Fellowship year.

Civic Engagement Program

Through our Civic Engagement program, Fellows are given additional opportunities for civic participation, including trainings on vote-focused organizing, collaborative issue-based campaigns, blogging opportunities, and more.

Lifelong opportunities

After the fellowship year, fellows continue to connect with, learn from, support, and collaborate with other emerging and established progressive leaders and organizations at the forefront of fights for social justice across the country and around the world.

Upon successful completion of the Fellowship year, Fellows enter our growing alumni network of nearly 1,500 progressive leaders across the country. They gain access to our Advanced Leadership and Alumni program opportunities. Our alumni programs ensure that the relationships made and the work completed during the Fellowship year are sustained and supported long-term. We assist alums with internship placements, job opportunities, trainings, and networking opportunities to enhance their impact as young leaders.

If you are interested in applying for the Fellowship Program, please complete an application or an interest form. If you know any young change makers who should consider applying to our program, please fill out our nomination form.


For more information about YP4’s Fellowship Program, please contact Maryssa at