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Summer Opportunities

The Guidance Office receives literature on various summer opportunities.  

Students are welcome to stop in and browse through the information.




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Barnard College offers a variety of summer programs at their NYC campus:  http://www.barnard.edu/summer


Boston University's New England Center for Investigative Reporting Summer Workshop:  http://studentprograms.necir.org/high-school-summer-investigative-reporting-workshop/


The Coastal Ocean Science Academy (COSA) is a marine science summer day program for middle and high school students.  The program takes place at the Northeastern University Marine Science Center in Nahant, and introduces middle and high school students to ecology of local coastal habitats and the tools that scientists use to study these habitats. Below is some information about logistics of the program, and how to apply.


Duke University 2018 Summer College for High School Students:  http://summersession.duke.edu/high-school-students/summer-college-for-high-school-students


Emerson College - Pre-College Summer Programs for High School Students:  http://www.emerson.edu/academics/pre-college


The Experiment in International Living:  http://www.experiment.org/


The Food Project:  The Food Project’s mission is to create a thoughtful and productive community of youth and adults from diverse backgrounds who work together to build a sustainable food system. To fulfill this mission, we blend youth development, community food access, and sustainable agriculture into a model to achieve multiple, intertwining goals. Each year, a diverse group of youth leaders all across the North Shore work closely with one another in 6 1/2 week paid summer Seed experience. During this experience youth grow and distribute healthy food to the community in various methods, learn about the complexities of the food system, learn about social injustices, oppression and key leadership skills. At the end of the 6 1/2 week experience youth will tools to make lasting positive impacts in their communities  and gain new found relationships with the land and each other. Right now we are accepting applications for high school aged young people between the ages of 14-17. Applications are found on our website http://thefoodproject.org/seedThe deadline for 2018 is March 7th.  For more information about Seed Crew, please contact  seedcrew@thefoodproject.org  or 781-259-8621 x23


George Perkins Marsh Conservation Internship:  Paid summer interns aid the many divisions of Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park (in Vermont and New Hampshire), while also engaging in professional development, visiting other conservation organizations, and taking leadership roles.  Open to graduating high school seniors (at least 18 years old) and rising college freshmen and sophomores, these AmeriCorps-eligible internships are great for those with an interest in environmental studies, art history, or American history.  $180 weekly stipend, $650 travel allowance, housing and transportation provided.  June 19 - August 11, 2018.  Create a profile on http://thesca.force.com/members/newregistration.  Email wyatt_smith@partner.nps.gov when finished.  Applications are due April 1st.


Georgetown University  Summer High School Programs offer a variety of ways for students to pursue their interests and get a head start on college. We offer both credit and non-credit programs covering everything from SAT prep, entrepreneurship, and medicine to sports industry management and digital programming and design.          http://scs.georgetown.edu/departments/21/summer-programs-for-high-school-students/home


Gloucester Biotechnology Academy, 55 Blackburn Center, Gloucester MA 01930   www.gmgi.org    978.491.5968 office
Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute will be piloting its new summer science experience, Fish Fraud Forensics, during April vacation. We are looking for students (freshman through senior year), who would be interested in helping us proof the experiments. Students must have the maturity and intellect to work in a lab.  The course will run Monday, April 16 through Friday, April 20 from 9 am to 2 pm. The experience will be free of charge to anyone who would be willing to volunteer their time to help. Volunteering for this project would be a great way for students who are interested in forensics, marine science, and biotechnology to experience an authentic, hands-on laboratory workflow.

Health and Biomedical Sciences Summer Camp at Lebanon Valley College:  http://www.lvc.edu/health-bio-summer-camp/


New England High School Journalism Collaborative will mark its 31st summer workshop for high school students in 2018.

Students from throughout the Boston area come together for one week in an all-expense paid summer program. They learn to report, write, and edit for a newspaper, and produce multimedia projects for a website. Participants have the opportunity to work with professional reporters, editors, photographers, and designers from news organizations, including The Boston Globe.

Who should apply?  Students who want to learn to report, write, and edit for a newspaper and produce multimedia packages for a website.  When does the workshop take place?  June 23 – June 29, 2018.  Where will I stay?  Students stay at Regis College and work from a newsroom in Boston.  How do I apply?  Fill out our online application and send a hard-copy transcript and teacher recommendation by mail to:

c/o New England Newspaper and Press Association
370 Common Street, Suite 319
Dedham, MA 02026

Online applications must be submitted by February 26, 2018, and all hard-copy transcripts and teacher recommendations must be postmarked by February 26, 2018.


Northeast Arc

You can make a difference in the lives of children and adults with disabilities by sharing your time and talents to volunteer at Northeast Arc in a number of different ways. They have lots of opportunities—from one-time projects to ongoing commitments—and couldn’t do it without caring folks they call volunteers and friends.  https://ne-arc.org/get-involved/volunteer/


Northeastern University -  2018 Northeastern University Young Scholars Program.  Upon entrance into the program there will be a $150 commitment fee.

      Dates:  Application available online through March 15, 2018Program Dates: June 25, 2018 – August 2, 2018, Mailed official transcript must be received in their office by the-end of-business-day on March 15, 2018

     The Young Scholars Program offers future scientists and engineers a unique opportunity for hands-on experience while still in high school. The program is open to Boston area applicants who have completed their junior year in high school.              https://stem.neu.edu/summer/ysp/


Princeton University Summer Journalism Program - PUSJP is one of the country's most innovative and successful programs working to provide opportunities to outstanding high school students from low-income backgrounds. We welcome 35-40 high school students from low-income backgrounds every summer to Princeton’s campus for an all-expenses-paid, intensive 10-day seminar on journalism. After the program ends, counselors stay in touch with students to help guide them through the college admissions process. The program’s goal is to diversify college and professional newsrooms by encouraging outstanding students from low-income backgrounds to pursue careers in journalism. All expenses, including students’ travel costs to and from Princeton, are paid for by the program. Students who attend come from across the country. The program will enter its 17th summer in 2018. It will take place from August 3 to August 13.  For complete information and application instructions, visit:  https://fs4.formsite.com/pusjp/form1/secure_index.html   Application deadline is 11:59 p.m. ET on Friday, March 23, 2018


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute hosts various summer academic programs:  http://summer.rpi.edu/programs/42/High%20School  Applications and information are available online from January 1 through March 31, 2018.


Summer Discovery Internships:  https://www.summerdiscovery.com/internships

Career Explorations in Architecture at Tulane University offers high schoolers a short, intensive, and engaging introduction to the field of architecture.  Students spend three weeks in New Orleans exploring the ideas, methods, and issues of architecture through lectures, design studio, digital workshops, and field trips with Tulane professors and local architects. The program is designed to expose students interested in art and design to the unique blend of visual orientation, creative process, and academic investigation that forms an architectural education.
Career Explorations in Architecture runs July 8-28, 2018.
Learn more at http://architecture.tulane.edu/career-explorations or reach out to Maggie Williams at mwilliams@tulane.edu with any questions.

UPenn Engineering - Summer Academy - July 8 - 28, 2018 - priority deadline: 2/26/18, final deadline: 4/6/18  - Intensive three-week courses in cutting-edge technology for talented high school students (rising 10th - 12th graders).  Visit their website at: https://esap.seas.upenn.edu/

Vermont Summer Academy:  http://vermontsummeracademy.org/


Wellesley College  Summer Experience:  Rising high school juniors and seniors can take full-credit classes drawn from a sampling of courses taught at Wellesley.  Visit Wellesley.edu/Summer for program information and course offerings.

Windrush Farm is a nonprofit horse farm specializing in teaching physically, emotionally, and learning disabled children and adults to ride and work with horses.  Windrush offers lessons for those with and without special needs, summer programs, volunteer opportunities and hippotherapy.   https://www.windrushfarm.org/ 


Yale Young Global Scholars:  http://globalscholars.yale.edu/   The deadline to apply is February 6, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST.




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