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Internships for Summer (and Spring!)

posted Feb 25, 2016, 9:43 AM by William Malin   [ updated Feb 25, 2016, 9:52 AM ]
Hey students,

Looking for a productive, fun and interesting way to spend your summer??!? Here are a few great internship opportunities!! Many deadlines are THIS WEEK or coming up soon! Apply today!

Futures and Options Urban Leadership Fellows Program
Deadline: February 29th (next Monday!)
This is a fantastic program for graduating seniors interested in finance, law or business and who have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. The internship runs from mid-June to mid-August. Students intern at some of the top finance, law and government agencies in the country while also earning $10/hour and college scholarships.

Paid Mural Apprenticeship Program (SPRING Program)
Deadline: You must attend the mandatory sign-up session THIS Saturday, February 27th
* For ages 15 - 25 * No art or painting experience necessary * Learn how to paint * Receive a $500 stipend * Participants will design and create a mural inside Cornerstone Community Center * Participants will have a chance to earn a spot working on the Hip-Hop Legacy Mural dedicated to A Tribe Called Quest
Sign up session is: Saturday, Feb 27th, 11a-2p at Cornerstone Community Center, 109-04 160th St., Jamaica, Queens, NY 11433. BRING PROOF OF AGE & ADDRESS

Harlem Youth Court Summer Internship
Deadline: March 17th 2016 
Learn about the law and earn get paid!! The Harlem Youth Court trains teenagers to serve as jurors, judges and attorneys, handling real-life cases involving their peers! The goal of the Harlem Youth Court is to use positive peer pressure to ensure that young people who have committed minor offenses pay back the community and receive the help they need to avoid further involvement in the justice system. Through this experience, members develop critical thinking, leadership and public speaking skills that will benefit them now and in their futures. Youth court members determine fair and appropriate sanctions for youthful offenders.

Legal Bound Summer Internship with the District Attorney’s Office of Manhattan
Deadline: March 25th 2016
This is a paid internship for students interested in law, with a strong academic background and a desire to learn about the legal system! Our office’s Legal Bound High School Summer Internship Program is a rigorous six-week internship that provides students with an insider’s view of the criminal justice system and law enforcement in New York County. Our interns attend a variety of public, private and parochial schools representing the diverse communities of the borough. 

Thurgood Marshall Summer Law Summer Internship Program
Deadline: March 18th 2016
High-achieving inner-city high school students get paired with legal employers for the summer and participate in programming to prepare for a legal career. Job assignments typically include assisting paralegals, filing, record keeping, assisting library and back-office personnel, data entry and document and exhibit organization. Students also attend a law class at Columbia University and participate in a mock trial. 

GoProject Summer Internship- be a teacher for the summer!
Deadline: May 16th, but spots are limited and early application is encouraged.
Are you passionate about issues of educational equity? During the 5-week GO Summer program, interns will develop leadership skills while working as teaching assistants in one of our 1st -5th grade classrooms under the guidance of a Head Teacher or Enrichment Teacher. Interns work one-to-one helping students complete projects and build confidence as learners.

Central Park ROOTS program SPRING Program
Deadline: February 28th, this Sunday!!
High school students participate in a semester-long ecological restoration and management project in Central Park’s woodlands, including maintaining rustic trails, removing invasive plants, and cultivating new plantings. Grades 9 – 12. By completing this program, you are a much more competitive candidate for the paid internship below.

SuperStar Leadership Academy for Girls Summer Sports Academy and Internship
Deadline: Mid-March
Students participate in a variety of sports, develop workplace and life skills for success, interact with women in a variety of careers, engage in health and wellness learning, explore the college admissions process. Students also participate in STARWorks mini-internships. This program is for high school girls interested in sports, learning about careers and female empowerment!!superstars-summer-leadership-academy/c1830 

The Sadie Nash Leadership Project Summer Institute
Deadline: March 18th 2016
The Sadie Nash Leadership Project promotes leadership, service, and activism among youth. During our Summer Institute, we bring together dynamic young women leaders like YOU to share ideas, reflect on experiences, meet amazing role models, and to help transform your community through direct action. During the summer you and your peers will take classes, meet women involved in different forms of leadership, take workshops on issues that are important to you, and explore your own and others’ leadership.

Central Park Conservancy Summer Internship
Deadline: Opens March 10th, due April 30th 
This full-time, paid internship offers high school students the opportunity to support the Conservancy’s horticulture, visitor services, and public programs departments. Interns work five days a week with individual schedules varying depending on the position (some include weekends). Every Friday all interns work together as a group to complete special projects in Central Park, or to go on trips to other parks and environmental organizations. Must be 16 or older (preference given to students who completed the ROOTS program- see above) 

Mt. Sinai Hospital Center for Excellence in Youth Education Summer Program
Deadline: April 8th 2016
Explore careers in medical and science research fields. Collect and analyze data. Meet with Mount Sinai Research faculty. This is a highly competitive and well regarded program. Work with the best students and doctors in the city!! 

Montefiore Health Opportunities Summer Program
Deadline: April 15th 2016
For graduating seniors only who are interested in pursuing a career in health. Get hands-on experience through interactive-health related workshops (suturing, casting, anatomy lab, etc.), visit health-related organizations throughout NYC, and observe health care professional-patient interactions (medicine, nursing, physical therapy, etc.). You also learn professional skills for the healthcare field, such as resume writing, interview skills, health paper writing, project presentation, etc.

New York Historical Society Summer Internship
Deadline: April 15th 
Interested in a unique, hands-on experience at the oldest museum in New York? Check out the New York Historical Society’s High School Internship program. The internship offers so many opportunities: diving into research, visiting other New York-area museums, helping facilitate discussion amongst visitors, talking to museum experts, and contributing to the Student Historian blog. 

Essay contest: Our 7th Annual “It’s Always Something” Teen Essay Contest has launched. This contest provides an opportunity for high school students to share stories about their cancer journey. It is open to teens in grades 9-12, residing in New York City or Long Island, that have been impacted by cancer in any way-either they have it, had it, or know someone who has. Finalist essays are scored by our panel of celebrity judges, all highly acclaimed young adult authors.
BONUS: Teens that submit an essay by March 11, 2016 will automatically be entered in a raffle to win tickets to BLI’s Summer Jam Concert and a personal Meet & Greet with one of the celebrity performers!

Click on the link to find more information and the application for each program. Please see me with any questions.


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