Student Opportunities

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

All Schools

African/American: Making the Nation's Table - New Exhibition at MOFAD
Contact: Loren Silber
The Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD) is now taking school group reservations for their new exhibition at The Africa Center in Harlem. Classes can take a guided tour and experience fun and interesting activities to learn more about African American inventors, cooks, brewers, entrepreneurs, and the many others who have built our national culinary identity. School visits range in price from $100-200. Learn more about MOFAD

Apply Now for Summer STEM Enrichment Programs
Application Deadline: April 10, 2020
Event: July 6-August 14, 2020
Students entering kindergarten through grade 12 in September 2020 can apply now to attend exciting summer STEM enrichment and experiential learning programs. A wide range of programs are offered at schools in every borough as well as the NYCDOE’s Genovesi Environmental Study Center and NYC Center for Aerospace and Applied Mathematics; Audubon New York; Bronx Zoo; Central Park Zoo; Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum; MakerSpace NYC Futureworks; Museum of the City of New York; New-York Historical Society; New York Aquarium; Prospect Park Zoo; Queens Botanical Garden; Queens County Farm Museum; Queens Zoo; Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden; Staten Island Museum; Staten Island Zoo; SUNY College at Old Westbury; The Morgan Library & Museum and Wave Hill. Preference is given to students who attend Title I schools. Download the flyer, learn more, and apply now.

Middle Schools

Apply for the Middle School Arts Audition Boot Camp 2020- Free Audition Preparation
Application Deadline: April 24, 2020
Event: August 3-14, 2020
Middle School Arts Audition Boot Camp is a free, two-week arts program for NYCDOE public school students entering grade 8 in September 2020. Eligible students must be currently attending a Title I school or be a Title I student in a non-Title I school. The program is designed for students at a beginner or intermediate level of study in their chosen art form who plan to audition for screened arts high schools. Eligible students must audition and specialize in one art form: dance, vocal music, instrumental music, theater or visual arts. The Boot Camp offers a unique opportunity for students to work with DOE arts specialists, cultural organizations, and guest artists to build a portfolio and audition skills to apply for their next level of study in a screened arts high school. The Boot Camp is held at Lincoln Center Education in Manhattan. Learn more and apply.

Middle and High Schools

DCTV Youth Media: Summer Media Intensive
Registration Deadline: May 1, 2020
Event: July 6-31, 2020
Contact: Sade Falebita/646-484-4641
NYC youth are invited to apply for an interactive, hands-on learning experience in filmmaking. As challenging as it is fun, participants will take their ideas on a journey from imagination to creation. From pre-production to post-production, students will build skills in pitching, camera operation, interviewing, editing, and media literacy. The culminating screening features films in the genres of documentary, narrative, animation, and experimental. Learn more and apply

High Schools

9/11 Memorial & Museum- Summer Volunteer Program
Event: Summer 2020
Contact: Dana Donati 
Will you have free time over the summer? Join the 9/11 Memorial & Museum team of volunteers to provide a meaningful experience for visitors. They are looking for friendly and outgoing people ages 16 and over to help in various roles. All roles involve welcoming and engaging visitors at the Memorial and in the Museum. The time commitment is 8 hours a week for 2-3 months over the summer. This is a great experience to add to your resume. Learn more and apply

Literacy Unbound Summer Institute at Teachers College, Columbia University
Application Deadline:April 23, 2020
The Literacy Unbound Summer Institute is a free opportunity for curious and creative students who will be entering grades 9 through 12 in September 2020. Throughout the institute, students will explore and reimagine literature and history through artistic experimentation in drama, music, dance, film, and visual art. With the help of teaching artists, students will collaborate to create an original piece of performance art. The institute will take place at Teachers College, Columbia University. Learn more and apply.

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