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Alert: Summer Program Deadlines

A summer program is a great way to gain new experiences to help you plan for your future.

It may seem very early to plan your summer activities, especially considering the uncertainties of Covid-19, but many programs anticipate opening this summer perhaps with some modifications. Students should check back for updates on the status of programs while also being aware that some popular summer programs have very early deadlines and interviews for coveted positions begin as early as January. Here are some ideas to consider:

  1. Apply for A Summer Job. Work experience helps students learn responsibility, how to collaborate with others and manage money and save. Many local summer camps begin the hiring process in January so it isn’t too early to inquire now. Some of our clients in Greater Boston enjoy working at Summer@Park and Beaver Summer Programs.
  2. Pursue Science Research. Highly competitive programs such as the Research Science Institute (RSI) at MIT and The Boston University Rise Program offer independent science or faculty-mentored research internships for high school students. Deadlines are approaching

    Start planning your summer now before you miss key deadlines.

  3. Gain Experience With An Internship. Many of our clients have created their own science research or internship opportunities in places such as medical research labs, social media companies and corporate marketing departments by networking with neighbors, relatives and friends’ parents. Draft a resume and then start networking! Other great resources include The Student Leaders Program at Bank of America or contact InternWorks or The Internship Connection for assistance in landing an internship. There are also organizations such as Discovery Internships that will interview students and connect them to internship opportunities in Boston, New York, Los Angeles and London for a fee. (Please note that some internship opportunities may be remote due to Covid-19 restrictions.)    
  4. Learn About Health and Medicine. Boston University offers Introduction to Medicine for high school students, and the application will be available starting on December 15th.

If you need help planning your summer, contact us at info@educationaladvocates.com.

Programs on hold at this time that you should consider applying to at the end of next year:

Although The Telluride Association Summer Program (TASP) has suspended operations for 2021, check back again next year for 2022 offerings. TASP is a highly selective, six-week summer program offered on several college campuses at no fee. See their thought-provoking seminar offerings.

The six-week Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Summer Health Corps program will likely not be accepting any applications this year due to having to include student applicants from the 2020 program, which was cancelled due to Covid-19. Updates on openings will be posted in January 2021. 

Check back next year for updates on the State House Tour Guide program and meet people visiting Boston from all over the world.

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