Check out these excellent internship & volunteer opportunities:
Student Historian Internship Program - Upper West Side
Ages: Entering 10th to 12th grade in the NYC metro area
Application due: Monday, February 25, 2019
American art and history are the means for vocational and academic training in public speaking and leadership. Interns help with family programming and research art, artifacts, and documents, with an emphasis on future museum careers. Paid internships may be offered to interns who are eligible for free or reduced lunch at school; otherwise, the internship is unpaid but school credit or community service hours can be earned.
West Side YMCA Teen Career Connection — Upper West Side
Ages: NYC high school students younger than 19
Application due: Friday, March 8, 2019
Created to help ease the difficulty teenagers have finding summer jobs, the Career Connection spends two weeks teaching interns skills like conflict resolution, dressing for success, and public speaking. The rest of the program is spent mentoring students through six weeks of work at multiple locations, followed by a Portfolio Night where each presents about their experiences. Interns receive a $1,500 stipend, $300 clothing stipend, and two monthly MetroCards.
Artslife at the Museum of Arts and Design — Columbus Circle
Ages: Entering 10th and 11th graders
Application due: Sunday, March 31, 2019
Interns are introduced to a range of museum careers, from behind-the-scenes to public-facing activities. Over a six-week period, students engage in collaborative work with museum staff, local designers, and other arts professionals. Interns are paid $15 per hour.
Go Getter — Citywide
Ages: High school students
Application due: Monday, April 29, 2019
Interns work as teaching assistants in a K-5 classroom under the supervision of a head teacher, and in small groups or one-on-one to help with academic skills and model good behavior. Interns will also participate in professional development to hone community leadership skills. Internship is unpaid.
NASA also has a variety of internships for high-school students, including one at the Goddard Institute for Space Studies in NYC at Columbia University and beyond (topics vary by location), with the summer session deadline on Monday, April 1, 2019.