This year’s rough winter continues to blast much of the nation, making it difficult to believe that it’s already time to consider what your student(s) will do this summer. But summer will be here before you know it. In this blog article, we provide information on summer jobs and learning opportunities for students. If you need help finding additional opportunities, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Lincoln Park Zoo (Chicago, IL)
Lincoln Park Zoo offers several summer programs for teens, including internships and job shadowing. Teens can complete apprenticeships, explore different career paths at the zoo, help with research, and more. All positions, except for Camp Teen Volunteers, are paid positions. Compensation varies for each program. To learn more, visit the zoo's website.
Deadline: April 25, 2014
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Seattle, WA)
The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is currently accepting applications for its Summer High School Internship Program. This 8-week program is a paid summer research internship. Students will spend one full week in hands-on training, and in the remaining seven weeks students will be paired up with a host mentor.
Program dates are from June 30, 2014 – August 22, 2014. To learn more about this program, visit the center's website.
Deadline: March 15, 2014
U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Exchange Programs offers the Youth Ambassadors Program. This program pairs high school students and adult mentors from various countries in the Americas to “promote mutual understanding, increase leadership skills, and prepare youth to make a difference in their communities.”
The program is 3-4 weeks long, and students must be between the ages of 15-18 years old. Adult participants may be educators or community leaders who work with youth. To learn more about this program, please visit its website. Also, note that this page is defaulted to the settings for information for students from the U.S. If you are from a different country in the Americas, you can change the setting in the yellow box at the bottom of the page.
Deadline: April 18, 2014
The following are not specific programs, but rather, they are resources that can be used to find internship programs or opportunities.
- The Rochester Institute of Technology maintains a website that lists many paid internships throughout the country for high school students.
- InternMatch maintains a website that lists internships for college students.
- GoAbroad.com hosts a searchable database of internship opportunities abroad. The database is searchable by country and type (accounting, hospitality, etc.).
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