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CAREER EXPLORATION

Summer Opportunities for Youth

FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

  • The Center for Talented Youth at Johns Hopkins University compiles a list of summer internships across the US in leading research organizations. The focus is on science and engineering.

  • For high school students with the entrepreneurial bug, TiE mentorship & business plan competition offers a program for high school entrepreneurs, worldwide (TYE TiE Young Entrepreneurs)

  • Rochester Institute of Technology maintains a nation-wide list of summer internships for high school students in the life sciences

  • The MIT Edgerton Center hosts programs for high school students in the Boston area interested in engineering. Apply to the Engineering Design Workshop's 5 weeks summer camp program by mid-April.

  • You GO Girl! A five day MIT Edgerton program for girls entering 9th grade and interested in engineering will be held July 12-19, 2018. Apply in April.

  • Teen Life compiles resources for Grades 7-12 on gap years, summer programs and volunteering

COLLEGE INTERNSHIPS

  • Rochester Institute of Technology maintains a nation-wide list of co-ops and summer internships for college students

  • Cornell has an extensive list of summer research internships in biology and the health sciences

  • If you are a MA resident or student looking for an internship in Robotics, IoT, Cybersecurity or Digital Health, then your employer can receive up to $8/hour towards your pay. Employers need to apply to the MassTech internship program to reserve their funding.

  • Snagajob has part-time jobs from companies, stores, fast food … all the big brands you’d expect on a national part-time job board

  • AnyIntern has internships around the country, searchable by metro region. It seems most of their jobs come from CareerJet

  • Way Up is one of the few with a nice diversity of internship categories, searchable by metro region. You can't do sub-category or keyword searches, though. A student has to enter all his/her info to be shown relevant jobs.

  • Paid vs. Unpaid internships: the law in MA