NYU Saturday Academy


The mission of the Saturday Academy is to increase diversity in the healthcare professions, especially dentistry, by introducing underrepresented high school students to the profession of dentistry, while simultaneously preparing them for the college application process.This preparatory program meets biweekly on Saturdays, 7 sessions per Fall semester, and has introduced 85 high school students to the field of dentistry as a career option.

Fall semester, bi-weekly, 7 sessions: Introduction to Dentistry / College Search; Impressions / Standardized Tests; Mouth Guards / Common Application; Plaque / Personal Statement; Dental Restorations / Interviews; Wax-Ups / Financial Aid; Graduation

Read the Global Health Nexus article on the Saturday Academy

Applications open in May

Tutors Needed in the South Bronx at South Bronx United

A youth development organization that uses soccer to positively engage more than 1,000 boys and girls aged 4-19 from the South Bronx community. We combine both recreational and competitive youth soccer with academic enrichment, college prep, mentoring, health and wellness promotion, leadership development, immigrant legal service, and other social services.
SBU provides after school tutoring for 6th through 9th graders Monday through Thursday from 4:00-6:00. This tutoring is provided by volunteer tutors. I was wondering if any of your students would be interested in volunteering with us.
This is a great opportunity for the right student(s) to do something they love and are good at while making a real difference in someone else’s life. They will also gain real world experience that will look good on their resumes or graduate school applications. Contact for more information Volunteer coordinator, Coe Walker <walker@southbronxunited.org.
South Bronx United I Soccer for Social Change594 Grand Concourse, Suite #2Bronx, NY 10451

Children’s Village Internship

Children’s Village has a range of opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students in accredited academic programs requiring practice-based internships All interns work closely with CV professional staff, under the direction of specialists in their field.

The Children’s Village offers internships in the following areas:

Social Work

The Children’s Village offers both BSW and MSW field placements through many schools in Westchester County and New York City that are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education including Columbia University, Fordham University, Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, Silver School of Social Work at New York University, Lehman College and Mercy College. The participants are selected in the late spring for the Social Work Intern Program. The internship is from September to May. Interested students should contact Regis G. McDonald, LCSW, Senior Vice President for Programs & Policy at rmcdonald@childrensvillage.org.

Therapeutic Recreation

The Recreational services Department offers a fieldwork internship opportunity to students from accredited college Therapeutic Recreation programs. The experience meets all standards set by the National Council on Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC). Interested students should forward a letter of interest, resume and two references to Bill Garrison, CTRS at wgarrison@childrensvillage.org


We work directly with students to create unpaid internships in departments such as Psychology, Education, Information Technology, Admissions, Agency Records, Human Resources, Runaway Shelter, Adoption and Foster Care and Greenburgh 11 Elementary and Middle Special Education school. Our internships are located in Manhattan, Bronx, and Westchester and Orange Counties. Interested students should forward your resume and a letter outlining what you hope to achieve from an internship (time frame, full/part time availability, area of interest) and any other details that will be helpful for us to find an appropriate placement. Applicants should contact adellipaoli@childrensvillage.org .

For more information on how to volunteer at The Children’s Village, click here.

Make-A-Wish Foundation Internships

Application Instructions

Collegiate volunteers interested in unpaid internships should send a resume and note outlining the experience they hope to find and/or the type of work (fundraising, program, communications, public relations, general administration, etc.) in which they hope to engage to info@makeawishcny.org. The subject line should say INTERNSHIP / COLLEGIATE VOLUNTEER.

For more information, visit: http://cny.wish.org/about-us/employment-and-internships/internship-opportunities

Planned Parenthood

Thank you for your interest in volunteering or interning for Planned Parenthood of Greater New York! By assisting in our health centers and our administrative offices, volunteers and interns make it possible for us to fulfill our mission. If you have questions, feel free to contact the Volunteer Program at 212-274-7284.

Ways to get involved:


Fill out our general volunteer application form and someone from PPGNY will be in touch with you.


Our six-week paid summer internships span departments including clinical, education, communications, and more, and are open to undergraduate and graduate students. Apply for an internship: https://jobs.lever.co/ppgny

DOROT Summer Teen Internship Program

DOROT alleviates social isolation among the elderly and provides services to help them live independently as valued members of the community.  Teen interns provide direct services to DOROT’s elders.  Through ongoing training, interns learn about the challenges of aging through workshops and field-based experiences.  As they provide services and befriend the frail elderly, they help alleviate loneliness and isolation.

DOROT’s Summer Teen Internship Program offers two four-week sessions for high school students entering 10th grade through gradating seniors  through a competitive process, up to 18 interns are selected for each session. Summer interns are expected to volunteer with DOROT during the academic high school year.

For additional information, visit: http://www.dorotusa.org/

Genspace Biolab

Genspace is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting education in molecular biology for both children and adults. We work inside and outside of traditional settings, providing a safe, supportive environment for training and mentoring in biotechnology.

Biotechnology Crash Course

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM on Sundays,  December 4,11,18

Class consists of three sessions of 4hrs each

Fee – $300 ($150 for students)

Sundays December 4th, 11th, and 18th, 2016 from 2-6PM Register for this class

Did you know that an entire human genome can be sequenced in less than three days? And that all the cheese that you eat is made with genetically engineered rennet?  This introductory course covers the basic techniques that facilitated the biotechnology revolution, and will show you where it is headed in the near future. We will go over the basic concepts, then get right into the wet lab work. You’ll isolate your own DNA and amplify a specific sequence using Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR). We’ll do some basic DNA analyses before sending the DNA to be sequenced. When the sequence data comes back, we use bioinformatics to interpret it and learn a bit about heritage.

Biohacker Boot Camp

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM on Monday,  December 12; Tuesday, December 13; Wednesday, December 14; Thursday, December 15

Four Weekday Evenings (Mon-Thurs) from 6-9PM

Fee: adults $300  students $150

December 12th-15th, 2016 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm - Register 

This is an intensive course that covers essentially the same material as the Biotech Crash Course, but in an accelerated format. You’ll be in the lab at the bench for most of it, so wear comfortable shoes. We’ll extract our own DNA, analyze ancestry through bioinformatics, splice genes into bacteria, and learn all the standard techniques such as using pipettors, gel electrophoresis, amplifying DNA with PCR reactions, working with restriction enzymes to build plasmids, and growing and transforming bacteria.

Bioinformatics Workshop

12:00 PM to 3:00 PM on Sunday, November 27

We are increasingly aware of the invisible and ubiquitous microbial component of our lives – in and on our bodies, in our environment. But, how do you actually measure that? What if you wanted to find out what bacteria are living around you? In this workshop we will learn the methods for identifying microbial species with DNA sequencing data.

We will use the Pathomap dataset and each participant will obtain the metagenomic sequences of their favorite subway station. We will learn how to navigate the public sequencing archives to find the data you are looking for, explain the file formats used for sequencing data and how to manipulate them, and gain hands-on experience on using the computational tools to identify bacterial species with that data, and visualize the results.

Bring your Linux or Mac laptop. Basic experience with the terminal is helpful though not required. 

Register Here

For more information, visit http://genspace.org/ 

Bronx Westchester Area Health Education Center Internship

The internship allows students aspiring toward a career in the health professions the opportunity to work in a health care setting and interact regularly with health professionals. Students must live or attend school in the Bronx or Westchester. Bronx-Westchester Area Health Education Center (BW AHEC) is a partner of the New York State Area Health Education Center System.  BW AHEC serves to improve the health and healthcare outcomes of underserved communities in the Bronx and Westchester areas through recruitment, retention and enrichment for the healthcare workforce.

Look at their website: http://bwahec.org/

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.

For more information, visit: http://duboisscholars.org/programs/summer-institute.html

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.

For more information, visit: http://duboisscholars.org/programs/accelerated-learning-academy.html

Health Professions Recruitment and Exposure Program (HPREP)

The Student National Medical Association (SNMA) is searching for motivated, underrepresented, minority 10th and 11th grade high school students who are interested in the sciences to participate in the 2017 Health Professions Recruitment and Exposure Program (HPREP).

This ten-week program is scheduled for Friday afternoons from 4:15-6:30 PM during the months of January, February, and March.

Application due November 19, 2019

Contact Ms.Powell for a paper application. 

Questions: Ms. Sahira Torres

T: (212) 746-3390


For more information, visit https://www.utsouthwestern.edu/education/programs/nondegree-programs/high-school-students/hprep/