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Outdoor Leadership Academy by Concrete Safaris

 
concrete_safaris_logoconcretesafaris.org/outdoor-leadership-academy
158 East 115th Street, Suite 144, New York, NY 10029
(646) 869-1503 | info@concretesafaris.org
 
Concrete Safaris is an organization that prepares young people to lead healthy lives and shape their environment through outdoor education, play, exploration, and community engagement.
 
The Outdoor Leadership Academy is an internship program designed to train teenagers and young adults from 14 to 24 years on environmental health literacy, first aid, community engagement, and the development of soft and hard professional skills. For instance, participants will have the chance to visit companies virtually to practice interviewing, improve their resumes, and learn about the world of work.
 
The stipend for this internship is $700 for up to 12 hours/week of experiential education over 5 weeks.
 
Eligibility
► Live in New York City.
► Be at least 14 years old by the start of the program.
 
How to Apply
► Youth will be selected through the citywide SYEP lottery and will participate in virtual and in-person learning opportunities.
► Start your application by visiting the 2021 Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) Application Portal at
https://application.nycsyep.com
► 14-15-year-olds, select Concrete Safaris Inc. as your Provider
► 16-24-year-olds, select El Barrio’s Operation Fightback as your Provider
► Deadline to apply is April 23rd, 2021.
 
Program Start and End Date
The program will run from July – August, 2021 for 14-15 years-old. The duration of the program is 6 weeks.
 
Learn more at concretesafaris.org/outdoor-leadership-academy
 
Updated on April 19, 2021
 


Center for Excellence High School Summer Programs at Mount Sinai

 
MS_Icahn_RGB_Hrztlicahn.mssm.edu/about/diversity/ceye/programs/summer
(212) 241-7655
ceye@mssm.edu
 
Mt. Sinai is offering two free virtual summer courses, and you can apply to both of them with the same application.
 
Summer program dates: July 6- August 13, 2021 (3-4 hours/day between 9am-3pm, 5 days/week).
Application due date: Sunday, April 4, 2021.
 
Eligibility
► Demonstrated interest in biomedical sciences and research.
► Must attend NYC public school or charter school.
► Currently in 9th, 10th, or 11th grade.
► Must be an under-represented minority and/or economically disadvantaged.
If the child is not eligible on an economic or representation basis, the child can also qualify by income. Learn more by visiting icahn.mssm.edu/about/diversity/ceye/programs/summer.
 
*Students are eligible to apply regardless of immigration status*
 
Requirements
► Submit a completed application by April 4, 2021.
► Please note you can apply to both courses at the same time with this application, but will only be accepted to one course if accepted.
► Full attendance for the duration of the 6-week program.
 
For additional information, please visit icahn.mssm.edu/about/diversity/ceye/programs/summer or send an email to ceye@mssm.edu.
 
Updated on March 10, 2021
 


Garden Apprentice Program at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

 
bbg_logobbg.org/learn/gap
1000 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225
gap@bbg.org
 
Teenagers in grades 8-12 have the chance to be involved and learn about urban agriculture and the wonders of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden through the Garden Apprentice Program. The apprenticeship is a tier 9-month based program with activities like: working with visitors and children, growing, harvesting, and cooking fruits and vegetables, and exploring the plant collections and greenhouses at BBG. In tier 4, apprentices receive an hourly salary of $15.
 
Eligibility
Tier 1 – Open to students in 8th or 9th grade. Apprentices work alongside an adult instructor and a teen Tier 4 apprentice in the Children’s Garden, helping with garden-based activities for children ages 4–10 in the BBG’s after-school and weekend programs.
Tier 2 – Open to students in 10th grade or to those who have successfully completed Tier 1. Apprentices are placed in different mentorships in the spring, summer, and fall, such as helping our Interpretation team in the Discovery Garden or running science research projects.
Tier 3 – Open to students in 11th grade or to those who have successfully completed Tier 2. Apprentices run the Discovery Carts—education stations that are wheeled out onto the grounds on weekends. Apprentices build public-speaking and interpretation skills as they engage with Garden visitors.
Tier 4 – Apprentices build skills in horticulture while learning how to be environmental educators. Gardening, nature explorations, and cooking with fresh ingredients are the main activities. Note that 12th-grade students may not apply as first-time.
Interested applicants must attend the remote information session during winter. Contact gap@bbg.org for details.
 
Schedule
Apprentices make a nine-month commitment to GAP, from March to November. Typically, the work in a week is 2–3 hours in the spring and fall and 5–6 hours weekly during the summer programming. In the course of a year, apprentices spend approximately 50–60 hours in the Garden.
 
How to Apply
Applications for the 2021 program year are currently closed. New applications for the 2022 program year will be available in the fall of 2021. For questions, please email gap@bbg.org or visit the FAQ section at bbg.org/learn/gap. The expired 2021 application deadline was January 4, 2021.
 
Know more about the program at bbg.org/learn/gap
 


NASA Internships

 
NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center Website
 
NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center offers hundreds of internship opportunities each year across four campuses located at:
Greenbelt, Maryland
Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, Virginia
Goddard Institute For Space Studies, New York City
Katherine Johnson Independent Verification and Validation Facility, Fairmont, West Virginia
 
Eligibility
–U.S. citizenship
–GPA: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
–High school students: at least 16 years of age and a current sophomore, junior or senior
–Undergraduate or graduate students: at the time the opportunity begins, must be accepted/enrolled full-time in an accredited U.S. college or university.
 
How to Apply
To apply for NASA internships visit NASA’s OSSI site at https://intern.nasa.gov. Deadline for Summer 2021 is March 5. Deadline for Fall 2021 is July 9.
 
For additional information sent an email to GSFC-Education@mail.nasa.gov.
 


HOPP Summer Student Program

 
HOPP Summer Student Program
417 East 68th Street, Floor 6New York, NY 10065

(646) 888-2013
HOPPSummerProgram@mskcc.org

 
The Human Oncology & Pathogenesis Program (HOPP) at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center provides high school students with hands-on experience in laboratory techniques. Students conduct independent research projects and attend enriching training sessions and tours designed to support their interest in the clinical side of translational research and fuel their curiosity for science.
 
Eligibility
Completion of at least the 9th grade by June 2021
•Must be 14 or older by June 28, 2021
•A genuine interest in science and laboratory research
•3.5 GPA in science subjects
•Two letters of recommendation
•Eight-week commitment to the program
 
How to Apply
Visit sam.mskcc.org, start the application and submit required documentation. Applications close on February 5, 2021!
 
Application Documentation
• Resumé
• Copy of school transcript (unofficial is acceptable)
• Signed 8 week commitment letter by parent and student
• 2 letters of recommendation (at least 1 must be from a scientific or mathematic advisor/teacher). Letters must speak of student’s previous scientific experience in lab and knowledge of biological
concepts, as well as his or her commitment to education and discovery.
 
Find more information on the HOPP Summer Student Program Informational Brochure. For any questions, please reach out to the HOPP Summer Student Program at HOPPSummerProgram@mskcc.org or (646) 888-2013.
 
Access Frequently Asked Questions here.


 


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