Summer Opportunities 2015



Calling all high school students! Do you want to spend your summer making a few extra bucks rather than sitting around doing nothing? Here is your chance. Apply for the Summer Youth Employment Program. The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) provides New York City youth between the ages of 14 and 24 with paid summer employment for up to six weeks in July and August.  Participants work in a variety of entry-level jobs including:

  • Government Agencies
  • Hospitals
  • Summer Camps
  • Non-Profits
  • Small Businesses
  • Law Firms
  • Museums
  • Sports Enterprises
  • Retail Organizations

Below is a link that will direct you to the application for the Summer Youth Employment Program. Please keep in mind that if you are interested in SYEP, you must complete the application by APRIL 10, 2015. If the application is not completed on or before that date, you will not be considered for the SYEP program and will not get job placement through them. What are you waiting for? Log on now and apply!


WISE: Women’s Initiative for Self Empowerment

Mentee Muslimah 2015 Application. WISE is an organization that seeks to bring Muslim female youth into a communal, safe space, to promote confidence and empowerment, through dialogue, entrepreneurship, self-defense, and mentorship in hopes of creating a new generation of strong, and effective female leaders. The Application is up on our website

Through this brief application process, 25 highly motivated and dedicated young Muslim women between the ages of 13-19 will be selected for each location. These young women will then have the opportunity to participate in the summer program.

The program will run for eight weeks during the Summer of 2015, starting in July and ending in August. The class meets twice a week, every week.

Please note that there is a $50 registration fee that is used to cover the cost of the program, including equipment and field trips. The payment can be made in installments, if need be.



NYC Ladders for Leaders provides high school and college students the opportunity to participate in summer internships with some of the most dynamic corporations and businesses in New York City. It is a component of the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) that provides professional internships to NYC youth between the ages of 16 to 21. This competitive process differs from the traditional SYEP model in that it requires applicants to submit an application to one of several community-based organizations (CBO) serving the five boroughs.  Applications are evaluated based on academic performance, response to an essay question, and resume.  Once participants have been selected, they are engaged in 30-hours of pre-employment training designed to teach essential workplace readiness skills and business etiquette.  Interviews for summer internships are scheduled by our partnering CBO’s in a variety of industries from the public and private sectors.  Final selections for the six-week internship are made by our partnering employers.

For more information log onto or call    1-800-246-4646.



The Summer Internship provides full-time, paid summer jobs with the Central Park Conservancy for approximately 25 high school students. Interns support the horticulture, visitor services and public programs departments.

Summer interns work five days a week with individual schedules varying depending on the position and are paid a competitive hourly wage. Every Friday all interns work together as a group to complete special projects in Central Park, or to go on trips to other parks and environmental organizations to learn about current environmental issues, meet other teens in similar internship programs and challenge themselves in new situations.

Acceptance into the internship program is through a competitive application process. While all high schools students 16 years and up are eligible to apply, preference is given to students who have participated in one of the ROOTS programs or the Visitor Experience Apprentice Program. Applicants must be at least 16 years old by June 1. Applications are available in March.

  • Months: July and August • Days: 5 days a week • Hours: 36 or 38 hours a week depending on position • Location: Park-wide • Age: High school students at least 16 years old by June 1 • Application Deadline: April 30

For more information or to request an application, e-mail

Karen Jemmott|Director, Community Affairs The Brooklyn Hospital Center 121 Dekalb Avenue 718.250.8344|



THE GO GETTER SUMMER INTERNSHIP  Powered by Echoing Green’s Work on Purpose Program HEART + HEAD = HUSTLE Internship Description The GO Getter summer internship is an opportunity for high school students to learn and develop leadership skills while working with GO Project students in academic and/or enrichment classes. During the 5-week GO Summer program, interns will be working as teaching assistants in one of our 1st -5th grade classrooms under the guidance of a Head Teacher or Enrichment Teacher. Interns will work in small groups or one-to-one within the classroom to help students complete projects, remain focused, and build confidence as learners.

Interns will also be participating in rigorous daily professional development sessions where Echoing Green’s book, Work on Purpose, will be used to help them discover and enhance their passions (HEART) and their talents (HEAD) to become change-making leaders in their community (HUSTLE). A strong social justice-centered curriculum and required readings will form the core framework for the internship. At the end of the summer, interns will have completed a portfolio with work from daily classroom and professional development sessions, co-led a professional development session, gained leadership skills, and developed a culminating Hustle project that they will showcase for other GO Project interns, staff members, board members, and community supporters. Attend mandatory orientation and trainings during the last week of June (TENTATIVELY: June 29th-July 3rd  Commitment to the entire summer session is required.

  • Five weeks in July and the first week of August (TENTATIVELY: July 6th-August 7th), Monday-Friday, either the morning academic session (8:30am-2pm) or the afternoon enrichment session (12pm-5:30pm)
  • Daily participation in professional development sessions.


  • Avenues-the World School (259 Tenth Avenue, New York, NY 10001); or
  • Grace Church School (86 Fourth Avenue, New York, NY 10003)

Location and internship schedule will be assigned upon hire. Responsibilities

  • Assist teachers and work one-to-one or in small groups with students who are in need of academic intervention.
  • Actively engage with the students, teachers, fellow interns, & other program staff.
  • Enthusiastically participate in daily professional development sessions.
  • Attend all sessions punctually and consistently.
  • Co-lead one professional development session during the summer.
  • Contribute regularly to the volunteer blog.
  • Read all assigned materials.
  • Meet all internship deadlines.


  • Personal gratification through enhancing the lives of young learners.
  • Development of leadership skills.
  • Ongoing personal and professional development opportunities.
  • Continual onsite support from GO Project staff.
  • Portfolio for support with college and career selection.
  • Completion of a service learning project which will have a larger impact on the community.
  • Potential participation on the High School Student Leadership Council.



  • High school students in good academic standing.
  • Commitment to and belief in all children’s ability to succeed and thrive.
  • Commitment to social justice through education equality.
  • Ability to work collaboratively on a team.
  • Strong or emerging leadership skills.
  • Punctuality and professionalism.

Application Process

  • Complete online application form.
  • Submit a personal statement explaining why you want to intern with the GO Project & reflecting on a social justice issue which you consider important.
  • Submit a copy of your most recent school transcript.
  • Provideone written letter of recommendation and one phone reference. (The written and phone references must be different. References can only be teachers, employers, school administrators, supervisors).
  • Attend an interview as part of the initial screening process.

If interested, please complete the online internship application here.  If you have any questions about the internship, please contact Emily Ong, the Community Engagement Coordinator, at
Deadline for application submission will be Monday, May 18th, 2015. Early applications are encouraged as space is limited.

THE YOUNG LEADERSHIP COUNCIL  The GO Project’s Young Leadership Council (YLC) is a dynamic group of young professionals committed to promoting and bringing awareness to the GO Project mission. Young Leadership Council members increase the visibility of the GO Project by acting as ambassadors for the organization, and raise critical funds to support programming through fundraising initiatives and events. The YLC is led by an Executive Committee that works to set the strategic direction of the group.

We are currently seeking motivated young professionals to participate in the planning and coordination of fundraising, donation, volunteer and social events to benefit the GO Project.YLC Members must:

  • Display leadership qualities and exhibit a strong commitment to closing the achievement gap for NYC school children.
  • Have a passion for and commitment to the GO Project’s mission and approach.
  • Have the confidence to advocate and fundraise on the behalf of the GO Project.
  • Are willing to devote time to the duties of the YLC.

This diverse philanthropic group is a forum for young people from all sectors to network with one another while utilizing their skills, connections and ideas to work towards a worthy cause.

How to Join: The YLC is by invitation only. For next steps on how to get involved, please contact Sadie Slootsky at or call 347-377-2326. We look forward to hearing from you.





The Student Historian High School Internship Program is designed for students in grades 10, 11, and 12 in the tri-state area. The Student Historian Program is a comprehensive internship and youth development program that provides students with vocational and academic training, public speaking and leadership skills, as well as an increased understanding of American art and history. Through object- and inquiry-based learning, students will broaden their academic perspective, increase their confidence in professional settings, and enhance their knowledge of fulfilling careers in the museum world.


Summer 2015 Program:

  • Application available: March 2015
  • Deadline: April 17, 2015
  • Program dates: July 7— August 13, Tuesday—Thursday, 10 am-3 pm
  • Participation includes:
  • Researching art, artifacts, and documents from New-York Historical’s collections to create resources for museum visitors and the New-York Historical Society website, with a particular focus on New York State U.S. History & Government Regents Exam review materials during the academic year
  • Training to research, develop, and lead inquiry-based tours of the museum collection to offer to visiting groups
  • Training to work with diverse audiences as facilitators in the museum galleries and the DiMenna Children’s History Museum
  • Assisting with public programs, family programs, and other special events at the New-York Historical Society as needed
  • Meeting with experts from the Museum and Library to discuss both the Museum’s collections and career options
  • Visiting other museums and cultural institutions throughout New York City
  • Contributing to social media accounts at the New-York Historical Society, including the Student Historian blog

The New-York Historical Society Student Historian Program is open to students who meet ALL of the following qualifications:

  • You are currently enrolled in grades 10, 11, or 12 in a high school in the tri-state area (for the Summer Student Historian Program you must be entering grades 10, 11, or 12 in Fall 2015; you are also eligible if you will graduate high school in June 2015)
  • You have the consent of your parent/guardian to apply for this program
  • You have (or can obtain by the start of the program) valid working papers. For complete information about obtaining working papers, visitthis site
  • Paid internships may be offered to interns who are eligible for free or reduced lunch at school. All applicants attending NYC high schools will be considered for this opportunity. Please be sure to specify on your application if you are eligible for free or reduced lunch at your school. Unpaid internships will be provided for all other accepted students, with the option to receive community service hours or school credit
  • Students offered paid internships must have all documents necessary to be employed in the United States for the duration of the internship (accepted applicants are responsible for the cost of procuring any documentation related to seeking employment in the United States before their first day). For more information on required documents for employment, please visitthis site 

To apply, the following must be submitted:

  • Theapplication form should be completed by the applicant and submitted by April 17, 2015
  • Therecommendation form must be completed by ONE recommender on the applicant’s behalf and submitted by April 17, 2015. Please direct recommenders to this page to access the recommendation form
  • Please find both online application forms at the top of this webpage. If you have difficulty submitting the online application, please to request an application form in a different format

Deadline for all application materials: 5:00 PM on Friday, April 17, 2015