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, but some popular summer programs have early deadlines and interviews for coveted positions begin as early as January. Other programs are just posting their offerings for next summer so students should check back for updates on the status. Here are some ideas to consider:
- Apply for A Summer Job. Learn 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 enquire 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 Summer Science Program (SSP) and The Boston University Rise Program
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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, social 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 for assistance in landing an internship.
- Learn About Health and Medicine. Stanford Institutes for Medicine Summer Research program is an intensive 8-week program where students earn a modest stipend and the program is free (and highly competitive as a result). The application opens December 16. Boston University offers Introduction to Medicine for high school students, and the application will be available starting on December 15th.
- Immerse in Social Science. The highly regarded, selective Telluride Association Summer Program is free. The nomination deadline has passed but students can still apply. This year’s offerings are Black Studies and Anti-Oppressive Studies.
- Learn to Code. The Girls Who Code two-week summer immersion program is virtual and offered at no cost.
- Be a good citizen. The Massachusetts State House Tour Guide program gives teens the opportunity to meet people visiting Boston from all over the world. Students in other states should inquire with their local representatives about government opportunities in their own states. Check other volunteer opportunities in your community.
There are thousands more opportunities in the areas listed above as well as art, music, journalism, creative writing, and more. If you need help planning your summer, contact us today.