Alert: Summer Program Deadlines
It may seem very early to plan your summer activities, but that depends on what you are interested in doing. Be 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:
- Apply for A Summer Job. Work experience helps students learn responsibility, how to collaborate with others and manage money and save. One of the best summer jobs is summer camp counselor or lifeguard (training required). 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.
- 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.
- 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 The Student Leaders Program at Bank of America or contact Intern Boston or The Internship Connection for assistance in landing an internship. and then start networking! Other great resources include
- Enrichment at no cost. Consider The Telluride Association Summer Program (TASP), a highly selective, six-week summer program offered on several college campuses at no fee. See their thought-provoking seminar offerings.
- Learn About Health and Medicine. The six-week Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Summer Health Corps application will be available online starting December 1st. Boston University offers Introduction to Medicine for high school students, and the application will be available starting on December 15th.
- Work In Government. Apply to be a State House Tour Guide and meet people visiting Boston from all over the world. You can also contact your state senator or representative and inquire about available internship opportunities—the earlier you reach out, the better your chance to land a position.
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