Student Opportunities

Learn about programs, events, internships, scholarships, and much more for students your age. Find out how to get opportunities on the student opportunities page.

Elementary School

Virtual Reading: Stellaluna by Janell Cannon

Deadline: December 6, 2022
Event: December 6, 2022
Contact: Matt Malina
Join NYC H2O and author Janell Cannon for a LIVE virtual reading of Stellaluna. The award-winning picture book is the story of a young fruit bat who is separated from her mother and adopted by a family of birds with very different habits. The author will also show an illustration demo after the reading and finish with a Q+A. This FREE event will be held via Zoom from 1-2pm. Learn more and register on Eventbrite

Elementary and Middle School

Register for the Salute to Music Program! 

Deadline: January 25, 2023
Event: January 25, 2023
Contact: Robert Rams /718-668-3080
The Salute to Music Program provides an opportunity for NYC public school students to receive FREE Saturday morning musical instruction along with peers within their boroughs. Ensembles include borough-based concert bands (Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Staten Island), orchestras (Bronx, Queens), choruses (Brooklyn, Queens) and a citywide Jazz ensemble that meets in Brooklyn. Each ensemble site will prepare and present a culminating concert in the spring. Auditions are open to all NYC DOE public school students in grades 4-8 who have completed at least one year of instrumental or choral instruction and are recommended by their instrumental or choral music teacher, principal, or guidance counselor to participate. Students who demonstrate proficient skill will be accepted into the appropriate borough-wide ensemble. Participation in a Junior Ensemble may be available for students who have completed at least one year of instrumental study and show promise of acquiring the skills necessary for advancement. Learn more and register by completing the 2022-23 Salute to Music Registration Form.

High School

Apply to be a Student Wellness Advocate 

Deadline: December 6 , 2022 
Event: January through June 2023 
Contact: wellnesspartnerships@schools.nyc.gov 
The DOE’s Office of School Wellness Programs is looking for high school students with untapped potential who want to improve citywide wellness policies. Student Wellness Advocates will help shape New York City’s vision for health and physical education, physical activity, food and nutrition, and wellness-related programs in schools citywide! Participants will engage with city leaders to learn more about the DOE Citywide Wellness Policy and share ideas and experiences on how to make it stronger, more comprehensive, and more accessible. The first and last sessions may be in-person at a central meeting location; all other meetings will be conducted virtually. Learn more and apply on the Generation NYC Webpage

Register for the GuggTeens Conversations program at the Guggenheim Museum! 

Deadline: Ongoing
Event: November through December 2022
Contact: teenprograms@guggenheim.org
Take a study break and join the Guggenheim Museum for a meaningful, teen-led conversation with community leaders, artists, and museum staff around environmental justice. GuggTeens Conversations: Environmental Justice is a FREE series for NYC teens to come together to discuss the social justice issues that are important to them. The fall 2022 session dates are November 17 and December 15. Sign up for one or both sessions. Round-trip MetroCards and snacks will be provided. Inspired by two special exhibitions this fall—Alex Katz: Gathering and Nick Cave: Forothermore—this interdisciplinary program invites teens to imagine new possibilities for a more sustainable future through reflective artmaking and in-gallery conversations around art, community, and social justice. Learn more and complete the GuggTeen Conversations: Environmental Justice form to sign up.

STEM Saturdays @ The Cooper Union

Deadline: December 9, 2022
Event: January 14 through March 11, 2023
Contact: stem@cooper.edu 
Students in grades 9-11 are invited to apply now to The Cooper Union’s STEM Saturdays Winter 2023 Program! Participants will work on Implementing VR elements in real world settings and learn design thinking, computer-aided design, and AR/VR software. STEM Saturday classes meet in person from 10am-4pm at 41 Cooper Square in the East Village of Manhattan. Priority is given to students with no design or engineering experience. Learn more on the STEM Saturdays Program webpage and visit the Application Management page to apply.