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

Celebrate World Oceans Day at the American Museum of Natural History
Registration Deadline: May 30, 2019
Event: May 30, 2019
Contact: Olivia Owre-Bell/212-769-5200
In celebration of World Oceans Day, students are invited to explore the amazing diversity of life and wide range of habitats that are found in the planet’s oceans. Activities include exploring interactive computer stations, dioramas, hands-on models, and much more. The event takes place from 10:00am-12:00pm and reservations are required. Learn more and register

Spring and Summer Outdoor Field Trips
Registration Deadline: June 1, 2019
Contact: Toni LaCentra/718-885-1129
Turtle Cove Golf Center is an outdoor sports and recreation center located in Pelham Bay Park in the Bronx. Schools, camps, and summer programs are welcome to plan a day-trip to Turtle Cove to enjoy mini golf, batting cages, and hitting at the driving range. Use of equipment is included in the price and lunch can be purchased in advance. Turtle Cove Golf Center is located at One City Island Road, Pelham Bay Park, NY 10464. Parking is free and buses are welcome. Email or visit the Turtle Cove website to register. 

Middle and High Schools

Junior Farmer Volunteer Day at Queens Farm
Application Deadline: May 24, 2019
Event: June 8, 2019
Contact: Anne Alleva
We invite young farmers-in-training ages 10-17 to dig in and spend a few hours working alongside our crew in the growing fields. In this special program, participants will start with a fun introductory activity before engaging in a project in our fields. Tasks can be physically demanding, so be sure to pack a water bottle and wear proper outdoor work attire. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and space is limited for this event. Queens County Farm Museum is located at 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park (Queens), NY 11004. Learn more and apply.

Climate Speaks: The First Youth Spoken Word Performance on Climate Change
Registration Deadline: June 5, 2019
Event: June 14, 2019
Contact: Tricia Brown/212-324-3511
Youth voices are galvanizing our world and changing it for the better. At Climate Speaks 2019, high school students from across NYC will perform a spoken word concert on the climate crisis. How does climate affect what youth think and feel about their own futures and dreams? Inspiring special guests will include leaders and experts on climate. Students, teachers, parents, and staff are welcome to attend the performance. A limited number of discounted $10 tickets are available through June 5 using discount code SCHOOL at check out. The performance will take place from 7:00-8:30pm at the Apollo Theater, 253 West 125 Street. Learn more and get your tickets

High Schools

Summer STEM
Registration Deadline: May 31, 2019
Event: July 1-August 8, 2019
This program is open to current high school sophomores and juniors interested in creative problem solving through design and art or sciences and math. Students can take classes in biomedical, chemical, civil, electrical or mechanical engineering, and computer science.  Classes take place at the Cooper Union School of Engineering located at 41 Cooper Square in the East Village. The program fee covers field trips, laboratory access, and materials. Financial aid is available. Learn more and apply.

NYC Urban Ambassadors Program
Application Deadline: June 8, 2019
Contact: LeslieAnn Dunn/212-330-9461
NYC Urban Ambassadors provides young men in grade 10 with purpose, leadership, and distinction. The program is dedicated to cultivating a brotherhood that serves students throughout their journey from high school to college. NYC Urban Ambassadors facilitators design experiences that promote positive interactions and brotherly support so that young men are nurtured in an environment that primes them for success in college and career. These experiences include regular weekly sessions, leadership opportunities, college tours, career exploration, and SAT Prep. Learn more and apply.

Become a Girls Write Now Mentee: Enrollment 2019-20 
Application Deadline: June 14, 2019
Contact: Amara Dewer/212-336-9330 ext. 912
Join our dynamic, supportive, multigenerational community of women writers, media makers, and leaders! Girls Write Now pairs girls from NYC public high schools with professional women writers and media makers for weekly one-on-one mentoring, monthly writing, digital media workshops, and college and career support. Participants will present their work at public events and be published in our anthologies. For more than 20 years, our nationally award-winning programs have provided creative and academic guidance, support, and opportunities for the next generation of writers, digital media makers, and leaders. Participation is free. The majority of workshops are held on Saturdays at 247 West 37 Street, Suite 1000, New York, NY 10018. Learn more and apply.

Summer Tech Scholars II Program at the New-York Historical Society
Application Deadline: Ongoing
Event: August 19-23, 2019 
Contact: Lena Sawyer/212-873-3400 ext. 356
During this weeklong intensive program, high school girls will expand their CSS and web design skills as they curate and build an online collection. Throughout the program, scholars will gain behind-the-scenes insight by meeting with New-York Historical Society staff and influential women in technology fields while researching and writing about an artifact of their interest from the Museum’s collections. Scholars will leave the program with a collaboratively developed website and a deeper understanding of CSS and HTML design principles. Scholars entering the program should have foundational HTML and CSS skills. Participation is $350 per student and scholarships are available for applicants who have qualified for free- or reduced-price lunch in the past. Learn more and apply

Stonewall Scholars at the New-York Historical Society
Application Deadline: Ongoing
Event: July 20-August 24, 2019 
Contact: Lena Sawyer/212-873-3400 ext. 356
In commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, teens are invited to learn about the history and bravery of LGBTQ activists who helped pave the way for the freedoms we experience today, and about the injustices that remain. This program at the New-York Historical Society gives teens the unique opportunity to meet and hear the stories of LGBTQ activists from the 1980s to present today. Scholars will produce oral histories while gaining hands-on experience with state-of-the-art audio production equipment. Learn more and apply
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