Time to Plan Your Summer!
Summer is a great time to earn some extra money, learn new skills or further develop one of your interests. It is not too early to start researching opportunities. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
- 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.
- Gain Experience With An Internship. Many of our clients have created their own 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! 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. Another local resource is Intern Boston.
- Develop Your Creative Abilities. Locally, Grub Street in Boston offers a three-week summer fellowship where students work with established authors. Emerson College Pre-college programs include acting, filmmaking, stage design, writing, journalism and more.
- Participate in Service. Are you interested in hunger relief and sustainable agriculture? Then consider applying for a position with the Food Project. For those interested in social justice, youth issues and leadership consider the City School Summer Leadership Program. If you play tennis even at a modest ability level, then consider volunteering at one of the summer youth tennis camps in Boston or Worcester run by Tenacity.
- Learn a language and immerse yourself in a travel or cultural experience. Middlebury College offers intensive 4-week language programs in Arabic, French, Chinese, Spanish and German for 8th to 12th grade students. Aspire offers summer study abroad language and community service programs. A perennial favorite of our clients is wheretherebedragons which offers programs combining study, cultural immersion and service in China, the Middle East, Latin American, Africa, Southeast Asia and the Himalayas.
- Enjoy the Great Outdoors. Organizations such as the National Outdoor Leadership School offer adventure programs in places in the USA and all over the world. Learn to rock climb, white water kayak and much more.
- Science Opportunities. The Boston University Rise Program offers science research internships for high school students. Consider the Advanced Biotechnology Institute at The Roxbury Latin School.
These are just a few examples of summer opportunities. There are hundreds of programs for a wide range of interests from debate and math, to art and music, and more. Contact us today at firstname.lastname@example.org and start planning your summer.