Summer Programs

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Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley in San Jose. Unpaid on-the-job learning opportunity for dedicated, hard-working individuals interested in wildlife rehab. Applicants must be 16+. Accepted interns will be on-site for three days per week for 12 weeks, and are expected to attend discussion groups every other week. Interns will work closely with  Animal Care staff and receive instruction on all aspects of Wildlife Rehabilitation: examination, medication, wound care, treatment, housing, and diet. We understand most high school summer breaks are only 10 weeks long; while we are unable to make significant schedule accommodations due to the nature of the internship, we can work with exceptional applicants. Email questions to [email protected]. Deadline: February 28, 2023. 

Denison: Young Writers Workshop.
Eight-day residential program that incorporates small creative writing workshops, group sessions with Denison creative writing faculty and notable visiting writers, and much more...Students experience small, intimate writing workshops and one-on-one interactions with people who have made writing their career...great way to connect with a close-knit community of writing teachers, mentors, and peers from around the world...chance to work with award-winning authors whose work has appeared in publications like The New YorkerThe Atlantic, and SB Nation; who have published books; who care deeply about storytelling; and who love to teach.   Financial aid available!  Deadline: March 1, 2023.  

Duke: Summer Workshop in Math (SWiM).  SWiM is a free workshop for rising high school seniors who are interested in mathematics, with a particular focus on advancing female participation in math.  SWiM is particularly interested in increasing diversity in mathematics and in science and technology opportunities more broadly, so SWiM strongly encourages students to apply who are female or gender minorities who are in their junior year of high school.  Deadline: March 1, 2023.  

UC Davis, Young Scholars ProgramWhat: lab research primarily in biological and natural sciences, including preparing a journal-quality paper, and presenting at a symposium.  Who: rising seniors/juniors (Class of 2024/2025).  When: June 25-August 5, 2023.  Cost: $6,500, but financial aid is available, up to the full cost of the program!  Deadline: March 15, 2023.  

For students interested in pursuing a career in engineering or technology who are part of groups that have been historically underrepresented or underserved in science, engineering, and other technological fields...Introduction to the different types of engineering, allowing students to understand what engineers do and what it takes to become an engineer...PREFACE students are exposed to today’s global challenges and learn to use engineering design and manufacturing processes to develop possible solutions....The Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Rensselaer will be deeply involved...The disciplines of physics, chemistry, and all types of engineering come together in materials science and engineering to help solve real-world problems.  Work with Rensselaer faculty to discover various material properties and how they differ in structure, performance, and behavior through demonstrations; hands-on activities and experiments; and individual and team activities and challenges led by Rensselaer undergraduate students. You will be immersed in experiences, such as making a microscope and programming an Arduino, to gain an understanding of how — and why — materials work, how materials science and engineering intersects with and is important to all the types of engineering, and the world-changing potential of materials.  Financial aid available!  Deadline: April 14, 2023.  

Georgetown, International Relations Academy.  What
: spend your day immersed in a blend of classes, off-sites, activities, and group discussions. Throughout the week, you'll have the opportunity to explore subject areas such as The Structure of the International System, The Instruments of Foreign Policy, Intelligence and Foreign Policy, Ethics and International Affairs, International Law, Terrorism, Nuclear weapons, The Environment, Global Health, International Development, Special States in the International System (North Korea & Russia), The Future of the International System.  Cost: $3,225.  Who: high school students, all grades, minimum GPA 2.0.  Factors: 300-500 word essay.  Deadline: May 15.  

NYU. Programs vary from the Virtual Art Program, to the Steinhardt Summer Recording & Production Workshop, to the Summer Institute of Music Technology, to the Tisch School's Online High School Screenwriters Workshop, and the Tandon School of Engineering's Applied Research Innovations in Science and Engineering, Science Explorations Program, and Summer Math Program for Young Scholars.  

Penn, M&T Management and Technology Summer Inst.  Dates: July 9-29, 2023.  Cost: $9.000, but financial aid is available!  An extremely rigorous, non-stop, fast-paced college course that introduces students to the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary for successfully linking technology and management concepts in just three weeks.  
Courses taught by full-time Wharton and Penn Engineering faculty; Attendees explore Penn’s business and engineering offerings, hearing guest lectures from prominent faculty recognized as leaders in their field; Students build and present a prototype and go-to-market plan for their own high-tech venture; Project presentations are evaluated by Penn faculty, receiving feedback from seasoned entrepreneurs and investors; Students participate in simulations led by industry innovators such as Google.