SPRING STEM – 1 week programs and Internships at STEM Matters NYC Camp

Deadline February 10 : SPRING STEM – 1 week programs and Internships at STEM Matters NYC Camp   info at http://spep.libguides.com/ld.php?content_id=51574111 

Students in grades 9-12 can apply now to participate in exciting STEM enrichment programs offered this spring break at the NYC Department of Education’s Genovesi Environmental Study Center and New-York Historical Society. Programs feature a computer science and historical inquiry program as well as high school internships. All participants receive a daily metro card.Have fun, new experiences this spring break! Don’t miss out, spots are limited and the application deadline is Monday, February 10.  Download our flyerlearn more, and apply now. For questions, contact STEMMattersNYC@schools.nyc.gov.

STEM Matters NYC camp offered during spring break, April 13-17, 2020. If selected, the student must attend all days of the program. STEM Matters NYC camp programs are free and students receive MetroCards for transportation if needed; busing is not provided. STEM Matters NYC programs do not provide meals.

The application deadline is Monday, February 10, 2020. Please contact STEMMattersNYC@schools.nyc.gov with any questions.

Apply at https://nycdoe.campintouch.com/ui/forms/application/camper/App

New York Historical Society: Scholars Program for Teens

Do you love history? Become a Teen Scholar and develop your historian skills while exploring our exhibitions. Participants will learn about the historic figures and events that shaped a period of intense American social and political change through our exhibitions Vietnam War: 1945-1975 and Rebel Spirits: The Intertwining Lives of RFK and MLK. The program is offered on Saturdays, March 3, 10, 17, and 24, 10 am – 3 pm.The application form must be submitted by February 9, 2018. Submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

For more info: http://www.nyhistory.org/education/teen-programs/scholars-program

The Princeton Prize in Race Relations

Applying is easy! Remember, you must be in high school to in order to apply and you must be in one of our 27 regions in order to win the Prize.


Each committee evaluates applications on each of three criteria.

  1. The first is the significance of your activity and how it promotes racial harmony, understanding, and mutual respect among community members.
  2. We also consider how important your role was in the activity.
  3. Finally, we consider the scope and impact of your activity on the community.

There are two parts of the application — one for you and one for your sponsor. Your sponsor must be a teacher, advisor, community or religious leader, or other responsible adult, who is not related to you, and who oversaw your project or who has directly witnessed your project’s outcome. Both parts of the application are due by January 31, 2020. Apply now!

Visit the website for more information.

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 HighSchoolInternship@dany.nyc.gov
Please send an email to HighSchoolInternship@dany.nyc.gov


For more information, visit:  http://manhattanda.org/high-school-internship

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/

Saturday Academies @ The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

Gilder Lehrman Saturday Academies provide free elective courses for high school and middle school students on Saturday mornings. A winner of the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award, the nation’s highest honor for outstanding after-school and out-of-school programs, Saturday Academies have helped more than ten thousand students gain a deeper knowledge of the humanities through American history, literature, and arts classes.

In the 2014–2015 school year, students from public, charter, and parochial schools attended Gilder Lehrman Saturday Academy programs. Students in Saturday Academies improve their basic literacy and critical reading skills through exposure to primary documents; engage difficult issues through class discussion, essay projects, and artistic expression; and strengthen their knowledge of the social sciences and humanities. The program prepares students for Advanced Placement and SAT exams and a lifetime of active learning and civic engagement. All Saturday Academies are open to enrollment from all members of the community.

For more information, email education@gilderlehrman.org.

Brooklyn Museum

In this paid internship, teens learn about art and art history with other teens from around New York City. As a Museum Apprentice, students go behind the scenes at the Brooklyn Museum throughout the school year to develop their own Museum tours and teach camp groups over the summer. Students must be at least 14 years old to apply.

Additional Information:

Email: teen.programs@brooklynmuseum.org

Website: http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/education/teens/museum-apprentices.php

Global Youth Connect

During this GYC program, young leaders from New York City will join with activists from outside NYC (e.g. Rwanda, Bosnia, China, the greater-USA) in a special summit to explore the human rights situation in New York City and to contrast the situation in NYC with that of the home areas of the visiting youth. All together, the intercultural teams will take concrete action in volunteer placements with NYC grassroots organizations to support current and future efforts for human rights in New York City and compare the work in NYC to that in the home areas of the visiting youth. Site visits in the inaugural 2012 program included the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, Witness.org, Human Rights Watch, Children’s Defense Fund, New York City Coalition Against Hunger, among others. Volunteer placements in 2013 include: The New York City Coalition Against Hunger, The Floating Hospital of Long Island City, Children’s Defense Fund, and many other local entities. Optional placements at the United Nations NGO Committee.

To apply, visit: http://www.globalyouthconnect.org/apply

For more info, visit: http://www.globalyouthconnect.org/

Museum for African Art

The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA) uses the visual arts as a point of departure for exploring new artistic production across a variety of disciplines. Through exhibitions and programming, MoCADA incites dialogue on pressing social and political issues facing the African Diaspora, and fosters a dynamic space for the creation and continuous evolution of culture.

Each year, MoCADA hosts 8-10 high school and college interns throughout the year in order to provide hands-on experience working at a non-profit arts institution.

Interns are encouraged to think about what it means to create a legacy that will ultimately benefit their communities. While at MoCADA, interns receive the unique and challenging experience of working in a smaller institution, where departments overlap and a small number of individuals are working together on numerous projects. Interns are able to take their experiences and knowledge and translate them into the global landscape. It is MoCADA’s hope to create a network of interns that continue to support the mission of furthering awareness of the African Diaspora in whatever endeavors they may embark upon.

Interns must commit to a work schedule of at least 3 days per week, as well as attendance at all MoCADA events unless otherwise specified, which may include nights and weekends. MoCADA’s Internship Program also includes Field Trips, Artist Lectures, and Professional Development Brown-Bag Lunch Conversations and Workshops.

Internship Cycles & Application Deadlines:
Spring (January-May): Applications Due November 15 *extended to December 7!
Summer (May-August): Applications Due April 1
Fall (September-December): Applications Due July 15

For internship details and an application form, visit www.mocada.org/education/internships/