Summer Program Finder
Click on the link to access a database of academic pre-college programs on selective collegecampuses. There are close to 1,000 programs in the database.
Adventures of the Mind - Astronomical Opportunities await 200 Talented Teens next summer
Adventures is a different kind of summer camp — one that helps you explore your future, including career paths that stoke your intellectual and creative passions. To be accepted into the program is to achieve de facto national recognition given the in-depth nature of the selection process, world class stature of the mentors, and the intellectual rigor of the program. Next summer, gathering on the Los Angeles campus of our academic partner Occidental College, 200 talented teens will meet dozens of adult achievers at the top of their respective fields, tour area colleges, go behind the scenes at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and much more.
Adventures of the Mind – often referred to as a mentoring summit because of the high ratio of mentors to students. You will investigate one of the major societal shifts shaping your future: Now that technology has made information instantly accessible, what you know is not as important as what you do with it! As a result, young people need to think critically, collaborate effectively, and communicate persuasively. As you explore these skills, you will have at your sides an all-star faculty of mentors: tech entrepreneurs and Pulitzer-winning writers, astronauts and archeologists, Nobel-winning scientists and public servants, many of whom are also professors from leading universities.
In seminars, workshops and informal gatherings, these Mentors will share their own triumphs, setbacks, and lessons learned, with the goal of inspiring and better preparing the next generation of thinkers and leaders.
Young Ambassadors Program - Latino Leaders
Gain professional experience, network with Latino leaders, hone leadership skills and get involved in your community this summer. Apply to the Young Ambassadors Program and become part of a network of young Latino leaders making a difference in their community! #SLCYAP2017
Due April 9, 2017
Summer Opportunities in the Healthcare Field
http://www.kintera.org/htmlcontent.asp?cid=633340 - Arthritis Foundation Summer Science Internship
http://bhsi.ucsf.edu/ UCSF Biomedical and Health Science Internship for high school students
http://www.childrenshospitaloakland.org/join/join_volunteer.asp Children's Hospital, Oakland
http://www.acmedctr.org/volunteers.cfm?M1=6P=6 Highland Hospital Oakland, volunteer link
https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B_eolkKWgYTcaVJQSE94Z1dWSnc&usp=sharing KP LAUNCH (Paid) Internship Program
http://pmfmd.com/doctors-on-board/ Doctors on Board Program
http://www.synberc.org/iclem UC Berkeley iCLEM STEM Research (Paid) Internship
iCLEM - Summer Science program for Sophomores and Juniors
HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER SCIENCE INTENSIVE
Introductory College Level Experience in Microbiology (iCLEM)
iCLEM is an eight-week paid summer science
intensive for economically disadvantaged high
school sophomores and juniors.
• Receive a stipend of $2000 paid over the eight-week program.
• Complete a research project in a state-of-the-art laboratory
mentored by JBEI researchers and UC undergrads.
• Prepare for the college admission process and work on your
• Explore careers by meeting STEM professionals and visiting
• Gain skills and confidence in communicating scientific research.
To be eligible for iCLEM, students must meet all requirements, including:
• Must be 15 years old by December 31, 2016
• Currently enrolled as a sophomore or junior at a high school
in Alameda, Contra Costa, or San Francisco county
• Be a US citizen or permanent resident
• Have a GPA of at least 2.5 and passed Algebra 1 and Biology
• Have an annual household income of $70,000 or less
Learn more and apply for the program at www.jbei.org/iCLEM
Online application is open between January 15 and March 12, 2017.
Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI)
Motivated high school students of color with at least a 3.0 GPA in their juniors or senior years (with at least one year of Math and Biology) are encouraged to participate in the 2017 CHORI Summer Student Research Program. The Program provides students with a clinical research training experience to stimulate interest in pursuing a career in biomedical, clinical and behavioral research. A $2,500 stipend will be awarded if chosen. Applications due February 10th. Applications and additional information can be found at www.chori.org/Education/Summer_Internship_Program/funded_unfunded.html
Summer leadership opportunities
Rotary Int'l Youth Leadership Award/Conference
Each year Rotary Clubs around the world provide a program to recognize and develop leadership potential among the young people within the community. High school sophomores and juniors in the city of Alameda are encouraged to apply for Rotary International’s Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA). Applications are due in March.
Local students selected for the awards program will attend an all expenses paid Leadership Conference with other outstanding sophomore and junior high school students from throughout the greater San Francisco Bay Area. The conference will be held at Camp Campbell near Boulder Creek, California in August.
Qualifications of successful applicants include demonstrated leadership potential, public speaking ability and a good academic standing.
For information and applications call Marie Reyes at 510-866-9024 or send an email to email@example.com
Chicano Latino Youth Leadership Project
If you are interested in developing leadership skills and learning about public policy this summer, apply to the Chicano Latino Youth Leadership Project. There are opportunities to spend one week at Sacramento State University for the Sacramento Leadership Conference, and/or you can attend a three-day leadership development program in Berkeley. Both conferences are free. For current sophomores and juniors only. Please follow this link to apply: www.CLYLP.ORG The deadline is March 23, 2016.
PROGRAM & SELECTION CRITERIA:
- The Eleanor Roosevelt Leadership Center (ERLC) Girls’ Leadership Worldwide program works to create a more just world by educating, empowering, and activating young women to become the next generation of principled leaders, using the example set by Eleanor Roosevelt.
- Applicants must be in either the 9th or 10th grade in high school. The participants in each GLW session constitute a diverse group of exceptional girls from across the U.S. and abroad. Girls are selected based on their leadership potential, their demonstrated commitment to community service and social justice, their level of maturity, and their academic and extra-curricular achievement.
Coro Northern California Exploring Leadership Program
Coro's Exploring Leadership Youth Program is a full-time summer program where youth gain the skills and confidence to be an effective leader. There will be hands-on training on key leadership concepts, real-world job experience (2 week internship), a deeper understanding of community issues, a professional network made up of local leaders and an $800 stipend.
* Current 9th, 10th or 11th Grader
* Interested in Making a positive change in their school/community
* Open to new experiences and leaving their comfort zone
* Works well independently and in teams
* Able to attend ALL seminars
* Any amount of leadership experience is welcome; no minimum grade point average
Paid Federal Internships
Paid Federal Internship Opportunities
During the upcoming winter holiday, why not take some time amid seasonal festivities to explore opportunities for the upcoming summer! In fact, why not apply for a paid internship position with the U.S. government?
The Washington Center, in partnership with HBCU Connect, is excited to announce summer paid federal internships through the Federal Diversity Internship Initiative! This is a fully-funded and paid opportunity. There is no out-of-pocket cost for participation.
You will have the opportunity to intern with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Library of Congress (LOC) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury.
These internships are competitive and will go fast! While many students will be considered, there is a specific need for the following majors:
- Business (and related),
- Human Resources,
- Computer Science (and related),
- Public Health, Healthcare Management/Administration (and related),
- Communication (and related),
- Library Science,
- Environmental Science/Geographic Information Systems,
- Public Administration,
- Engineering (all disciplines)
The absolute deadline for applications is in February. However, due to an advanced timeline for referrals, we strongly recommend students complete their applications well before this date.
To apply, you will need to fill out the online application form and provide a resume, an essay, two letters of recommendation (from a professional or academic source), and an official transcript. The transcript and letters of recommendation can arrive after submission.
Apply now at www.twc.edu/federal.
If you have any questions about this paid, federal internship opportunity, please do not hesitate to contact us! The Washington Center is happy to assist with the application in any way and we look forward to working with you this year.
Office of Admissions & Institutional Relations
The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars
202-238-7917 (direct line)
The Smith Summer Science and Engineering Program (SSEP) is a four-week residential program for exceptional young women with strong interests in science, engineering and medicine. Each July, select high school students from across the country and abroad come to Smith College to do hands-on research with Smith faculty in the life and physical sciences and in engineering. Girls who will be in high school (grades 9-12) are eligible to apply for the summer program. Applications due in April.
Smith Summer Precollege Programs for High School Girls- Smith offers five summer programs for girls entering 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grade in fall 2017 (Science & Engineering; Young Women's Writing Workshop; Women's History; Sustainability; and College Admission Workshop). For information, visit: www.smith.edu/summer or call (413) 585-2165. Some financial aid available. The deadline for applying for financial aid is March 1, 2017. May 1st: regular application period closes.
FIDM - Summer Program for High School Students
If you're curious about the creative worlds of fashion, business and design, check out three Days of Fashion at http://fidm.edu/en/News+and+Events/3+Days+of+Fashion/#tab_sanfrancisco June in San Francisco. Call Mayre Rubio (800) 262-3436 for more information.
United States Military Academy - Summer STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Program 2011
The Naval Academy Summer STEM Program is offered to rising 8th-11th Graders. Students must demonstrate superior academic performance to include GPA, class standing, and/or strong PSAT, SAT or ACT results. Selection is based in large part on ensuring geographic representation along with overall accomplishments in and out of the classroom.
All students selected to participate will receive a full scholarship to attend the camp, which includes your room and board, meals, as well as a variety of materials. Plan on bringing extra cash for snacks and souvenirs. Each student is responsible for arranging transportation to and from the Naval Academy. Application Deadline is March
AIM is a week-long immersion into the tradition, rigor, discovery and excitement that defines the USCGA. Application Deadline is April 1st. Applications are available online at www.uscga.edu/aim. Need-based scholarships are available.
- High School Junior
- You must be in good health & physical condition
COSMOS - Summer Program for Mathematics and Science - held on 4 UC Campuses
The California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science (COSMOS) is a residential academic experience for top high school students in mathematics and science. The COSMOS course clusters address topics not traditionally taught in high schools such as astronomy, aerospace engineering, biomedical sciences, computer science, wetlands ecology, ocean science, robotics, game theory, and more. COSMOS is a four-week summer residential program held at UC Davis in July for high-achieving math and science students in grades 9-12. Students live on campus and attend subject-specific classes taught by UC faculty and researchers. Learn more at the
Application Period - January -February.
UC Berkeley Academic Talent Development Program (ATDP): Grades 7th-11th
UC Berkeley's Academic Talent Development Program (ATDP) is offering a six-week session (June-July) of challenging and stimulating classes for both enrichment and academic acceleration in their Secondary Division. Students take courses that might be transferable for credit at their high school if they receive a grade B or above and receive a program recommendation for credit at their school. Courses cover the following areas: Writing & Literature; Arts; Language (Japanese); Computer Science; Mathematics; Social Science; Natural Sciences. Applications are due February 17, 2016. The earlier you apply, the better for course selection. Apply: https://atdp.berkeley.edu/. Limited need-based aid available. (510) 642-8308. firstname.lastname@example.org
embARC Summer Design Academy (UC Berkeley)
The College of Environmental Design at UC Berkeley offers a 4-week course that allows students to explore the fields of environmental design and sustainable city planning, experience the culture of the design studio, connect to top CED faculty and professionals, and build a portfolio for a college application. Please contact Chrissie Bradley at email@example.com or (510) 643-1188. More info: http://ced.berkeley.edu/academics/summer-programs/embarc-design-academy/
UC Berkeley: Whitney Lab Summer Internship
The Whitney Lab at UC Berkeley is offering a summer internship program for high schoolers. The goal of the internship program is to provide academically advanced high schoolers a hands-on research experience. In the summer internship, students will learn advanced computer coding and statistical analysis techniques that are fundamental to a successful career in all scientific fields. It is highly competitive, and it is a fee-based program. Underrepresented students in sciences (minority and/or low-income students) will be considered for a fee waiver. Visit: http://www.perceptionscienceinternship.com/
The Julie Foudy Sports Leadership Academy is a six-day soccer and leadership residential academy for girls ages 12-18. Our aim is to give our students the best of both worlds: they learn soccer from some of the best women's players in the world, AND they are exposed to a multitude of leadership concepts they can cultivate for life.
CA College of the Arts hosts a 4-week summer program for talented and motivated high school students. Applications due in March. Financial Aid is available.
CA State Summer School for the Arts runs a summer camp in Valencia. Instruction is offered in the fields of Animation, Film/Video, Creative Writing, Dance, Music, Theater and the Visual Arts. Financial Aid available. Applications due by February 29, 2016. Applications and additional information available at http://www.cssa.ca.gov or via phone at 916.229-5160.
Interested in transportation as a potential career? MTC is offering 40 paid internships for high school students this summer.
- Live and go to school in the county where the student is applying
- Completed their sophomore year in school
- Be at least 16 years of age by June
- GPA of 2.8 or higher
For an application and more information, go to http://jobs.mtc.ca.gov/InternshipOpportunities/jobinternship.html Application due March 1, 2017
Summer Pre-College Programs
UC Berkeley Pre-College program - The Pre-Collegiate Program offers you the chance to join the community of more than 250 high school students who spend their time enjoying a summer at Berkeley. Get involved through Berkeley courses, co-curricular activities, and workshops planned just for you. Take advantage of everything campus has to offer, while simultaneously earning college credit.
Are you going to be a junior or senior in high school? If so, consider spending June and July in one of our six distinct Pre-College programs. You can either explore architecture, art, drama, music or the National High School Game Academy to prepare yourself for study at the college level. Through our Advanced Placement/Early Action program, you can take two challenging college courses in order to gain advanced placement and get a head start in college.
Students must be in high school, have completed their sophomore year and 16 to 18 years old. No exceptions will be made.
Emory University - Pre-College Program - Limited financial aid is available.
George Washington University - Pre-College Program. Offers both College-Intensive Credit Programs (3 or 6 week) and Summer Immersion Non-Credit Programs (2 weeks). Areas of Study: Arts, Business, Communications, Government & Politics, History & Humanities and STEM. For more information: (202) 994-6360 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Application Deadline: May 15, 2016 (reviewed on a rolling basis).
Barnard Summer in New York City: Dance in the City, Young Women's Leadership, Entrepreneurs-in-training.
Enjoy three- and six- week programs . Deadlines for Applications have not been set at this time. Please check their website.
Choose from programs in: Architecture, Art, Business, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Film, History and Politics, Hotel Management, Medicine, Research and Science, and Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science.
Are you going to be a junior or senior in high school? If so, consider spending a summer attending NYU taking up to two college-level courses. Visit www.nyu.edu/info/precollege/info for more information. or call 212.998-2292
Interested in Environmental Design? Check out UC Berkeley's embARC Summer Design Academy in July. This course allows student to explore the fields of environmental design and sustainable city planning, experience the culture of design studio, connect with top professionals and build a portfolio for your college application. For more information, contact Chrissie Bradley at email@example.com or via phone at 510.643-1188
Interested in a pre-college summer art program? Otis College of Art & Design offers a four-week college preparation program, "Summer of Art." Summer of Art provides artists ages 15 and older with a college immersion experience in art and design. This is a way to experience what it is like to attend an art & design college. Summer of Art will take place July 5th-July 29th, 2016. To apply: http://www.otis.edu/summer-art Applications due April 22, 2016.
The University of Chicago offers the Neubauer Family Adelante Summer Scholars Program for rising seniors. Top students engaged in Hispanic and Latino communities can participate in a University of Chicago Summer Session course free of charge. Select students will receive a full scholarship to live on campus and take summer courses. The program takes place June 18-July 8, 2016 and applications are due by March 15, 2016. To apply visit: http://summer.uchicago.edu/high-school/neubauer-summer-scholars
Oxbridge Academic Programs
Oxbridge Academic Programs has been welcoming intellectually adventurous high school and junior high school students to Europe for nearly 25 years.
Professor James Basker has designed these programs for students in grades 8 to 12 - all with the goal of giving young people the opportunity to live and study in the historic and scholarly centers of learning that are Oxford and Cambridge in England, Barcelona in Spain, and Paris and Montpellier in France. These remarkable cities are our classrooms – the best classrooms in the world.
These various site programs are in July and August.
Click the link for scholarship application and info. Scholarship application deadlines may be as early as February
Teaching Internship Program - East Bay Asian Youth Center
The EBAYC Teaching Internship Program is a unique opportunity for high school students with a 2.5 GPA or better to become conscious and effective educatio
The EBAYC Teaching Internship Program is a unique opportunity for high school students with a 2.5 GPA or better to become conscious and effective educational leaders in Oakland. Through this internship, high school students will learn to develop and implement reading cirriculum, provide reading instruction and mentor elementary school students, earn $8/hour and receive academic tutorial and college preparation assistance. Apply at www.ebayc.org or call 510.533-1092
Alameda Sun - Internships
The Alameda Sun needs interns! They are looking for student interns on Tuesdays. This is a great opportunity for students interested in journalism experience. Contact Dennis Evanosky - firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Student Conservation Crews
If you are currently in high school, between 15 and 19, and looking for tuition-free opportunities to serve planet earth, SCA's National Conservation Crews are for you. As a successful applicant, you can contribute to sustaining the earth’s bountiful resources for two-five weeks during the summer. With a group of 6-8 students and two experienced leaders, you'll sleep under the stars and connect to the land in ways you never thought possible.
There's work to be done in all 50 states -- in parks and forests, on riverbanks and mountains, at fisheries and beaches. Crew members get up early rain or shine and spend the day felling trees, prying rocks from the ground, building lean-tos, and removing invasive plants. They become proficient at filtering water, cooking over a propane stove, using new tools and digging a backcountry latrine while respecting leave-no-trace ethics. Crewmates from around the country form lasting friendships.
Applications are accepted year-round. Increase your chances for selection by submitting your full application by January. In February we begin reviewing each one. Before offering anyone crew placement, we must consider many factors: skills, time frame available and regional preferences. Sign Up today to start on your application.
UC Davis - Young Scholars Program - June and July
Juniors and Seniors - Interested in Science Research? Work One-on-One with research faculty in Biology and the Natural Sciences at UC Davis Research, weekend field trips, lecture series, etc. Financial aid available. For applications and more information, go to http://ysp.ucdavis.edu Applications due in March.
High School Summer Abroad: Global Navigator Scholarships
Global Navigator Scholarships for High School Summer Abroad Travel (CIEE)
The Council on International Educational Exchange offers summer abroad travel opportunities for high school students. They have 16 destinations (e.g.,, Spain, Ireland, Dominican Republic, Japan, Morocco, Botswana), and you can do a Language and Culture, Service & Leadership, or Content Studies program. Merit and financial need scholarships are available: applications due in March. Apply: ciee.org/highschoolsummer.
Summer Engineering Seminar: Santa Clara University
Santa Clara University is offering a special summer program for high school sophomores and juniors to explore engineering and the engineering profession while living in university residence halls to foster future interests in studying engineering. Students do not need to have prior experience with or exposure to engineering courses. All costs covered except for transportation to and from the University. Applications due in March. http://www.scu.edu/engineering/undergraduate/ses.cfm