2018 Summer Encampment- Voting Rights & Education Reform

At the Encampment, people, younger and older, from different backgrounds and locations come together to make a living democracy. Democracy needs the EFC more than ever and the EFC needs YOU. Help us spread the word in your school, or organization, or network by forwarding this e-mail.

2020 Encampment, for young people ages 15-18, July 1-22 – Cate School on California’s Central Coast

You can apply if you: 
Want to make a difference in your community;
Want to participate in a summer residential program with youth from many backgrounds;
Are between 15-18 years old;
Want to become a part of a national and intergenerational community of social justice activists and leaders from across the country.

How to Apply: 

Apply online or download the application materials. Deadline for applications is January 30, 2018. Preference is given to early applications. Apply today!

For more Information visit: http://encampmentforcitizenship.org/what-we-do/how-to-apply.php

Brooklyn District Attorney – paid summer high school internship program

This is a five weeks summer internship offering invaluable insight into the criminal justice system. $150 weekly stipend and metrocard will be provided.

The Brooklyn district attorney’s office will be offering a paid summer internship to students who meet the below requirements:

Who: Sophomores,  Juniors and rising seniors who either live in or attend high school in Brooklyn.

Require from students:

  • Most recent academic transcripts
  • Current one-page resume
  • Two letters of recommendations, together with recommendation request forms from a teacher, coach, mentor etc. familiar with the student.

For more information please visit www.brooklynda.org/internships and click on the High School Summer Internship link. Or call 718-350-4873.

Bard graduate Center – “The (museum & research) Lab for Teen Scholars”

For current 10th & Y1s: The (museum & research) Lab for Teen Scholars” at the Bard Graduate Center starting this July. It is  a hands-on introduction to museum life and the study of objects. Structured like a fellowship this is a paid opportunity for you to gain hands on experience in both a research institute and a working gallery!

The two-part program will begin as a summer intensive in our Gallery; for five weeks the 10 selected students will meet 4 days a week from Monday-Thursday, they will learn, through interactions with Gallery staff, educators, guest teachers, and behind the scenes visits to other museums, about the study, display and cultural importance of objects. The second part of the program will take place during the 2017 fall semester. The students will each be paired with a faculty advisor who will work with each student one on one to develop a 500-word object study, which could serve as a portfolio piece on a college application and may also be published on our website as our Object of the Month. When students have graduated from the program they will be eligible to begin training to work in our Gallery as educators, leading tours and workshops for the public. These positions will be paid at a competitive hourly rate.


Girls Inc. Marketing and Communications Internship

Girls Inc. inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold through life-changing programs and experiences that help girls navigate gender, economic, and social barriers.  Research-based curricula, delivered by trained, mentoring professionals in a positive all-girl environment equip girls to achieve academically; lead healthy and physically active lives; manage money; navigate media messages; and discover an interest in science, technology, engineering, and math.  The network of local Girls Inc. nonprofit organizations serves 136,000 girls ages 6 – 18 annually across the United States and Canad.  The Marketing and Communications Intern will assist the Marketing and Communications department with a wide variety of media relations, web, email marketing, and design projects.


Cheryl Blowers, Associate Director of Marketing and Communications


For more information, visit: http://www.girlsinc.org/about/employment-opportunities.html

The Harlem Youth Court

The Harlem Youth Court trains teenagers to serve as jurors, judges and advocates, handling real-life cases involving their peers. In these roles, youth court members determine fair and appropriate sanctions for youthful offenders who are refereed to the Harlem Youth Court by schools, police precincts, and criminal court.

More Information:

See their Website: http://www.courtinnovation.org/harlem-youth-court


Phone:(212) 360-4983

Global Routes

About High School and Gap Year Programs at Global Routes:


At the heart of the Global Routes experience is cultivating connection in another part of the world. We believe that the exchange of ideas is the key to interconnection and global community.  Living and working with people throughout the world challenges both you and local community members to step outside of your boundaries and open your hearts and minds to new people and cultures.


Our programs begin with an in-country orientation designed to orient you to your surroundings through safaris, rainforest excursions, visits to ancient ruins, or multi-day treks. The orientation also focuses on learning a new language and cultural traditions, introducing you to your group and leaders, and giving you the knowledge and support you need to dive into your cultural immersion experience in your host community. This is also the time when you will foster trust and support within the group and learn to work as a team.


The cornerstone of your experience is community service in a small, rural village. We believe that the service project is the gateway to interconnection between the students and the host community. Immerse yourself in the daily rhythms of life in your destination country and work alongside locals on projects they have selected to most benefit their community. Whether you help to build a community center in South America or a school classroom in Africa, one thing is certain: you and your host community will be transformed.


The greatest highlight for many of our students is the homestay that runs parallel to your community service. Live together with a fellow group member in the home of a local host family and come home after a solid day’s work on the service project to their smiles and excitement. Prepare dinner with your host mother, teach your host brother a few words of English, or journey to the family farm. As you spend time together, you learn an incredible amount about the challenges and joys of life in the village and form relationships that will not soon be forgotten.


Our programs end by exploring places of world-renowned beauty and sites of great interest. Travel with your group to canoe the Amazon headwaters of Ecuador, snorkel with sea lions in the Galapagos, sail a wooden dhow in Zanzibar, or explore the temples of Angkor Wat in Cambodia. In these spectacular settings, you begin the important process of reflecting on your experience, celebrating your contributions and discoveries, and preparing to come home. Our high school programs have a maximum of 18 students per group, two leaders and two to three in-country support staff.

Learn about dates and destinations here: http://www.globalroutes.org/dates-destinations/ 

Fill out an application here

Summer Performing Arts Camp

The Performing and Fine Arts are at the heart of Long Lake Camp for the Arts sleepaway camp. We offer children ages tweens to teenagers a 100% customizable schedule for every camper every day. Create your perfect performing arts summer camp from Theater, Musicals- Dramas and Plays, Acting, Improv, Film, Music, Dance, Circus Rock Bands, Vocals, plus fine arts, land and watersports.  Our end of camp productions are spectacular with 28 professional technical staff ensuring you look and sound your best. Only at Long Lake you will find a tremendously supportive creative community all who love to perform and make friendships, rather than be competitive and beat you to that role. However our campers truly do go on to great heights in the world of film , theater, dance, circus and music. We have Broadway stars, Oscar winners, Rock Musician’s, Writers and Film makers as Alumni.

Learn more: http://www.longlakecamp.com/performing-arts-summer-camp/?gclid=CjwKEAjwhILABRDwo8mlqt6ug38SJACNSq_ktA6P5zdcdY4cRDjRTo7DRbJ0K5fzWpZv31_buEuRQRoC31Lw_wcB 

Action Fellowship

Alliance for Climate Education (ACE) is offering an opportunity to  high school students to participate in  Action Fellowship

It’s an excellent program where Fellows will work to advance a local climate solution here in New York City, gain knowledge in climate science and learn how to speak publicly about the issue they are advocating for.

We offer a $100 stipend per semester and have meetings once a week.