Open Summer Internships & Programs
The end of the school year is always a busy time, and between exams and final papers and projects, it can be easy to put off or forget about making summer plans. However, it isn’t too late to find an internship or academic program for the summer months. You can get real-world experience and learn valuable skills to help you in high school, college, and beyond.
Internship, volunteer, and community-based programs that are still accepting applications include:
- Sub/Urban Justice Summer Program provides students from different backgrounds the opportunity to learn about and work on social justice initiatives.
- The Summer Leadership Program also focuses on community building and gives participants the opportunity to develop leadership skills by taking part in action projects, internships, and seminars.
- Visit the internships.com site and search by location for opportunities. Note that while most opportunities are for current college students there are several for high school students including “virtual” opportunities with several start up companies. Put “high school” in the keyword search section to narrow the options.
- Many political campaigns are seeking volunteers. Look for opportunities with those running for governor or local state representatives and senators.
If you are interested in academic enrichment programs, a lot of local programs have rolling admissions and can help you learn a new skill or develop ones you already have.
- The Harvard Course in Reading and Study Strategies offers approaches to help your reading skills. Besides improving speed, it also focuses on comprehension strategies.
- The Museum of Fine Arts has a series of week-long studio art intensive programs for teens. These classes include printmaking, sculpture, fashion drawing, and more.
The Boston University Summer Challenge Program gives sophomores, juniors, and seniors the opportunity to experience college-level study through a two-week residential program. Seminars range from creative writing and visual arts to Boston history and law.