Internships and Jobs

Here you will find information on a bunch of opportunities for high school students. Some are free, some pay you, and some you have to pay for (read official description of program).

Reach out if you would like support in applying for any internships they are interested in, and you can also talk to your tutorial teacher during tutorial.

14th St Y's New Country Day Camp

If you will be in Brooklyn from the end of June through the end of August and love the outdoors and working with children, read on!

You will be trained to supervise activities like swimming, hiking, camp games, instructional activities, mealtimes, and have general childcare responsibilities. Counselors must be mature, responsible, accountable, enthusiastic, and highly motivated since you will be a role model for younger children.

Counselor in Training (students who are 14/15 years old) — Throughout the summer, you will gain valuable work experience through being a role model to our campers. CITs will also go through weekly professional development in areas such as communication, collaborating with coworkers, and general child-care techniques. If you love the outdoors, working with children, and are looking for workplace experience, this is the job for you! To apply for this job, please click here.

Group Counselor (students 16+) — Counselors are enthusiastic, highly motivated, creative, and responsible role models who are directly responsible for the well-being of campers at New Country Day Camp. Candidates should be friendly, warm and passionate about working in a high-energy, outdoor camp environment and have previous, demonstrable experience working with children. To apply for this job, please click here.

• Support Specialist (18+) — Support Specialists work directly alongside our group counselors and are more closely responsible for the well-being of campers with special needs (e.g. mild to moderate ASD, ADHD, mood or anxiety disorders) in a fully inclusive camp setting. Candidates should have demonstrated experience or interest in working with children who have special needs. To apply for this job, please click here.

Click here for more information about the New Country Day Camp.

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ACLU Advocacy Institute

DEADLINE: April 14th

Now accepting applications for the ACLU Advocacy Institute, a weeklong intensive training and networking program for emerging leaders in high school and college. Apply by April 14 to take steps toward building a brighter future informed by the dedication, knowledge, and passion of the next generation of leaders.

This year we've added programming to get even more young people involved. The brand-new Advanced Advocacy Program will equip students aged 18-24 with tools for lifelong engagement in grassroots organizing, policy development, and legal advocacy. We've also added an extension program for participants who want to spend more time in Washington, DC and New York City alongside ACLU experts, nationally recognized leaders, and activists who are leading the fight for social justice.

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Hunter Summer 2019 College Now

DEADLINE: May 10th — Late applications will not be accepted

The best part of this program is that the courses, the books, your transportation, and even lunch are all FREE! One college class costs around $1,000 (paid for by the program) for you to be able to earn some college credits before you graduate high school! The Institute will have two components:

  1. Earn college credits in Physics, Epidemiology, Chemistry, Geology, or Statistics.

  2. Each credit class will be connected with a non-credit Summer Enrichment Activity (SEA) in the morning that will be fun, exciting, and will complement your credit class experience.

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Camp Cardiac & Camp Neuro


Scholarship and standard applications are currently open for Camp Cardiac & Camp Neuro 2019!

Run by medical students in over 30 cities nationwide with locations in Manhattan and Westchester County, Camp Cardiac & Camp Neuro are 1-week summer day camps for high school students interested in exploring careers in medicine.

Learn more and apply by visiting Camp Cardiac & Camp Neuro.

You may download PDF flyers by clicking on the following links:
Camp Cardiac Flyer
Camp Neuro Flyer

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ArtsConnection Teen

As an ArtsConnection teen you will have access to some of the most exciting and engaging arts experiences that New York City has to offer.

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Cooper Union Summer Art Intensive

In an effort to continue Cooper Union’s tradition of meritocracy and opportunity, full scholarships are available for thirteen local high school students who wish to pursue portfolio preparation and intensive study this summer.

The Summer Art Intensive will award these scholarships based on merit. The quality of the work, as well as the commitment and enthusiasm of the applicants are taken into consideration.

To be considered for this scholarship, you must fill out this online registration and attend a portfolio review that will take place on Saturday March 16th, 10am to 2pm, at 41 Cooper Sq, room 101. Come ready to show your work!

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Whitney Museum Summer Youth Insights Art Careers Program

DEADLINE: Friday, March 29, 2019

A free summer program for high school students which offers teens the opportunity to explore arts careers and arts institutions throughout New York City. Teens meet with Whitney Museum staff, arts professionals, and other teens. Free MetroCards and all supplies provided. 

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More lists of opportunities

If the things in this packet don’t capture your interest, keep looking! Check out these lists for a bunch more possibilities:

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Science Museum Education Internship at the Natural History Museum

DEADLINE: 18 March

Saltz Internship at the American Museum of Natural History: If you have an interest in science and want to inspire Museum visitors, this is the program for you!

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GO-Getter Program: Work With Young Children

DEADLINE: Monday, April 29th, 2019

Learn and develop leadership skills while working with GO Project students in academic and/or enrichment classes. During the five-week GO Summer program, interns will be supporting instruction in one of our K-7th grade classrooms under the guidance of a Head Teacher or Enrichment Teacher.

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Museum Curation, Design & Conservation Internship at the MET


The program allows students to connect with arts, museum, and creative professionals as they develop professional skills, network, and gain work experience.

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Summer Neuroscience Program

DEADLINE: 15 March — Must get nominated by a teacher

The Summer Neuroscience Program (SNP) at The Rockefeller University is a two-week course aimed at introducing talented and enthusiastic high school students to the brain. Ask Harley about this - she did it last year!

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Forest Project - Ecology & Restoration

DEADLINE: 17 March

Spend an unforgettable summer working as part of a small crew protecting and improving Wave Hill’s woodlands, enjoying the outdoors, learning about restoration ecology and making friends, all while getting paid and earning college credit.

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Artslife Art & Design Internship

DEADLINE: 31 March

Artslife is a paid summer internship program for rising sophomores and juniors in high school that combines art and design with leadership training, museum studies, and community engagement. At the Museum of Art & Design.

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Law Internship at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office

DEADLINE: Monday, March 18, 2019 at 5:00pm (Eastern Standard Time)

Manhattan District Attorney (Head Prosecutor) 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.

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Summer Youth Employment Program

APPLICATIONS OPEN — First Come First Served

New York City Summer Youth Employment Program

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