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An internship is short-term work that allows a student to obtain firsthand experience in a specific field. One of the most significant advantages of working an internship is that you will earn skills and experience that you can apply to future employment and classes. There are many opportunities in NYC.


Futures and Options

Futures and Options provides paid, mentored internships and career readiness workshops to high school juniors and seniors. Apply by visiting

The Apollo Theater Academy High School Internship

The Apollo Theater Academy High School Internship Program offers paid professional development opportunities for high school students pursuing administrative, programming, and production jobs in the arts and entertainment industries. The annual deadline is in January. Visit to learn more.

The Met Summer Internships

The Met offers undergraduate and graduate students paid internships that would help them gain professional experience and explore museum careers in the arts. The annual deadline is in January. Learn how to apply at

Tech Scholars by New-York Historical Society

Tech Scholars engage 9–12 grade girls in coding through passion projects in the humanities. The program creates digital media projects that aim to have a social impact. Visit to apply. Annual deadlines are usually in early May. Call (212) 873-3400 for more information.

New York District Attorney’s High School Internship Program

The New York District Attorney Internship Program is a robust internship that offers students hands-on experience with the criminal justice system. Application deadlines are usually in March. For questions, inquire at or by calling (347-417-2001). Visit to learn more.

The Human Oncology & Pathogenesis Program (HOPP)

The Human Oncology & Pathogenesis Program (HOPP) at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center provides high school students with hands-on experience in laboratory techniques. Visit and start an application. Yearly applications start in November. For any questions, please reach out to the HOPP Summer Student Program at or (646) 888-2013.


The NASA Office of STEM Engagement (OSTEM) offers paid internships for high school and college students to improve science, technology, aeronautics, and space exploration. Learn more at

Center for Excellence High School Summer Programs at Mount Sinai

Mt. Sinai is offering free virtual summer courses and in-person internships. For additional information, please visit or send an email to For frequently asked questions (FAQs), please see page 5 of this document. The deadline for applications is in March.

Mount Sinai Computer Science Program

The Ma’ayan Laboratory’s Summer Research Training Program in Biomedical Big Data Science is a ten-week research intense program for undergraduate and master’s students interested in cutting-edge biomedical data-intensive research projects. For more information, visit The application deadline is in February.
Updated in February 22, 2024