Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) at Columbia University

Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) at Columbia Universitycoding boot camp taught by Columbia’s SIAM previously supported by Google. This is a free 5-session bootcamp that will be held on Columbia’s campus, where students will be taught basic coding in Python, topics in applied mathematics, and possibly other programming languages like MATLAB. Students are responsible for their own transportation, but the program is free. If you have any other questions please contact us at

Summer Program in Applied Rationality and Cognition (SPARC)

Free for High School Students:  Summer program in Applied Rationality and Cognition
This application is due February 15, 2020 at 11:59pm PST.

SPARC helps talented high school students apply their quantitative thinking skills to their lives and the world. SPARC is hosted in Northern California for around two weeks, typically in late July and early August. Room and board are provided free of charge.

The curriculum covers topics from causal modeling and probability to game theory and cognitive science. But the focus of SPARC is on applying the same quantitative and rigorous spirit outside of the classroom. How can we understand our own reasoning, behavior, and emotions? How can we think more clearly and better achieve our goals?

Even when the content is challenging, the atmosphere is relaxed and centered on experiences. Classes are small and discussion-based, activities range from programming labs to estimation markets to periods of self-reflection, and invited speakers include academics, CEOs, and philanthropists.

Perhaps most importantly, SPARC students are surrounded by a community of thoughtful students, junior counselors, guests, and instructors. For many participants, discussing and sharing ideas outside of class is the most important part of SPARC.The program is free for all admitted students.Interested? Applications for SPARC 2019 are now open. For more information about SPARC, check out our FAQ or our video from 2014.

Intrepid Museum’s 2020 GOALS for Girls Summer Intensive program

Available for 9th grade female students!!!

The no-fee Summer program provides 50 students with STEM-based hands-on learning, social and leadership development. For 6-weeks the students are engaged in a STEM-based curriculum that challenges and develops scientific and critical thinking, problem-solving skills, group and team dynamics and professionalism. Through STEM based fieldtrips and on-ship mentorship sessions, students leave the program with an increased awareness of the interdisciplinary nature of STEM fields and careers.Students can obtain the application and supplemental materials at our website:

Student Application Help: Also new this year, we are offering application help, as we recognize there are households without access to desktop computers, high-speed internet, a scanner, etc. Current 9th grade students can register here to attend a free workshop led by GOALS alumnae to assist them with their paper or online application at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.

Mail paper applications or teacher recommendations postmarked on or before March 16, 2020 by 5:00pm EST to this address:

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Attn: Shay Saleem
One Intrepid Square, Pier 86
West 46 Street and 12 Avenue
New York, NY 10036

In an effort to encourage all girls interested in the sciences to apply, we would like to offer two, no-cost opportunities:

Contact: Shay Saleem,

Internship at National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath)

MoMath<> is the only museum in the United States dedicated to math. Its engaging, hands-on exhibits draw visitors of all ages and illuminate the patterns that shape the world around us. Since it opened its doors in 2012, MoMath has been providing enlightening and enjoyable experiences for visitors of all ages. It is located in Manhattan, on the north end of Madison Square Park.

* The interns’ main duties will be to share their love of mathematics by interacting with visitors on the floor of the Museum, explaining the mathematical concepts behind the exhibits, and helping visitors to get the most out of their MoMath experience.
* They may also assist on occasion with the business and administrative aspects of running the Museum.
* Interns will work one weekend day per week from September to June, with flexibility to occasionally make scheduling changes as needed (e.g., during exam weeks).
* Intern positions are unpaid.

Complete the application form and send it to

Interested students must provide three letters of recommendation, an essay (150-500 words), and school transcript.

Deadline is December 24th 


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.

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American Museum of Natural History Saltz Internship Program

Interns use hands-on, interactive technologies, such as an infrared cameras and digital USB microscopes, to guide visitors of all ages in investigations of artifacts and specimens. The Saltz Internship Program is an intensive learning and work experience intended to build upon the Museum’s After-School Program. Participating in the Saltz Internship Program is an opportunity for you to meet Museum personnel, explore scientific content, learn valuable skills for working with and teaching learners of all ages, and have an impact on the experiences of thousands of Museum visitors.


New York Aquarium Discovery Guides

Become a discovery guide, or exhibit interpreter, at the New York Aquarium and help staff exhibits, teach visitors about marine conservation, and assist at events and education programs. As a discovery guide, you will have the opportunity to meet individuals from around the world and join a family of fellow volunteers, staff, and wildlife experts who share a passion for our natural world. The Discovery Guide Program is open to anyone age 15 and older: high school students, college/grad students, and adults.



Central Park Conservancy Summer Internship

This full-time, paid internship offers high school students the opportunity to support the Conservancy’s horticulture, visitor services, and public programs departments. Interns work five days a week with individual schedules varying depending on the position (some include weekends). Every Friday all interns work together as a group to complete special projects in Central Park, or to go on trips to other parks and environmental organizations. Applicants must be 16 years old by June 1st.

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The New York Botanical Garden Everett Children’s Adventure Garden Explainer Internship

The Garden’s Intern Explainer Program offers a great opportunity to make new friends, learn about plants, develop new skills, and receive personal mentoring and hands-on training. In return, you volunteer your time in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden to help facilitate programs and offer assistance to visitors of this world-class institution. This volunteer program will not only provide you with a fun new experience today, but will continue to open many doors for you in the future, as you learn and apply all that the Garden can teach you. Middle or high school students age are eligible.

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