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About this Document:

This is a list of enrichment programs that are free or may provide scholarship opportunities. The programs listed vary
greatly in structure, focus, selection process, and location. Program dates have not been provided because they change
from year to year
. However, these are all programs that take place in the summer . Some applications were made available in December, but most become available in January/February. Please check each program's website for current dates and deadlines.


Engineering Programs

University of Wisconsin at Madison. Wisconsin Engineering Summer Program Deadline April 2nd 2018
Grades: 11
, 12

Location: University of Wisconsin at Madison Campus

Cost: NO Cost. $500 stipend upon successful completion ($30 non-refundable application fee)

Brief Description: ESP is designed to focus on academic enrichment related to math, science, and engineering; provide an orientation
to the UW-Madison environment and collegiate experience; and demonstrate the importance of early preparati
on for the college-
bound student
. Participants will interact with UW faculty/staff, students, program alumni and other talented peers who share the same
interest in mathematics
, science and engineering.

For more information:


Cal Poly- San Luis Obispo. Engineering Possibility in College (EPIC) Deadline April 15th 2018
Grades: 9 - 

Location: Cal Poly- San Luis Obispo

Cost: Financial Aid Available or $1,620

Brief Description: Your EPIC experience will include designing, building, and testing your own engineering project! You'll experience life on a university campus and meet new friends during activities that may include rock climbing, bowling, lawn games and hikes to the Cal Poly "P".Engineering from area companies will visit as guest speakers. EPIC will give away fun items and hand out free gifts. 

For more information:

Summer Minority Engineering Training Program (SUMMET)
: Colorado School of Mines Campus

Cost: NO Cost ($50 confirmation fee and $100 damage deposit will be required upon acceptance)

Brief Description: A science and engineering program combining course work, hands-on projects, industry tours, sporting activities
and s
ocial events. SUMMET is an excellent stepping stone to the lifestyle and rigors of college. Students from across the nation stay
in Mines' residence halls, experience life as a college student, and receive instruction in trigonometry/calculus, chemistry, geology,
computer science, physics and basic to advanced engineering concepts. For more information: visit:

Summer Engineering Seminar (SES) - FREE Deadline March 2, 2018
Grades: 11, 12

Location: Santa Clara University

Brief Description: This special summer experience is for high school students who have an interest in science, mathematics and
. The program is designed to acquaint participants with the engineering profession, the academic expectations of college
and the nature of life at a university

For more information: visit

Minority Introduction to Engineering (MITE) Open Registration Feb 19, 2018
: 11 ,12

Location: Missouri University of Science and Technology
: $150 for tuition, room, and board

Brief Description: You will become acquainted with the various technological degrees that Missouri University of Science and
ology has to offer and what demands people face in these fields. This is also a great opportunity for you to get a taste of
versity life and learn what it takes to succeed in college'. Minority students for this program include African American, Native
erican and Hispanic American. For more information: visit


Summer Experience in Science and Engineering for Youth (SESEY)
ades: 9, l0, 11

Location: Oregon State University Campus

Cost: $200 room and board (Assistance, including full and partial scholarships, is available upon request) Brief Description: SESEY
offers a unique opportunity for high school girls and minority students with an aptitude for math and science in engineering fields.
This one-week summer program encourages students to explore the world of engineering and to consider careers in its variety of
. The program will culminate with a presentation of student projects and a display at the annual Corvallis da Vinci Days

For more information: visit


Women in Engineering: Exploring Engineering at the University of Maryland E2@UMD

Deadline: February 28, 2018
Grades: 10
, 11

Location: University of Maryland Campus

Cost: $1000 for tuition, room, and board (full and partial scholarships are available based on financial need) Brief Description:

E2@UMD is a one-week summer program for high school women (rising juniors or seniors) who are considering engineering as a possible major and career. You will live on campus for one-week and explore the world of engineering through fun hands-on
activities, laboratory experiments
, informative workshops, team challenges, and seminars with professional engineers.

For more information: Go to or call 301-405-3283.

Summer Program at MIT (Minority Introduction to Engineering and Science) Cost: NO Cost
Application currently open 

Grades: 11

Location: MIT Housing

Brief Description: A challenging 6 week summer program that prepares promising rising seniors for careers in engineering and
science. If
you are selected, all educational, housing, meals and activity costs are covered. You must, however, pay for your own transportation to and from MIT.

For more information: visit


Cal State LA- National Summer Transportation Institute California State –No Cost

Grade 9-12

University, Los Angeles High School Program Summer is here, and there is no better time to think about your future by participating in a FREE two-week summer program! From June 19 to June 30, 2017 the College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology at Cal State L.A. offers a no cost program, called the National Summer Transportation Institute (NSTI) that can help you with your educational and career decisions.


Johns Hopkins Engineering, Science and Technology

Deadline February 15th

Talented 9th graders (rising sophomores) may be considered, however, priority will be given to older students. Graduated seniors are also eligible. Johns Hopkins Engineering Innovations summer program.

For more information and an application go to


UCLA CENS High School Scholars Program

Gain first-hand experience in a university setting, conducting cutting-edge research on wireless sensor technology.


Women's Technology Program-MIT – Cost free

Deadline January 22, 2018

Grade: 11th grade, must have taken the SAT

Female high school students explore engineering through hands-on classes, labs, and team-based projects in the summer. For more information visit


LA Board of Public Works

Work assignments may be in the fields of architecture, construction, engineering, environmental, and recycling. 

                                                            Pre-College Programs


Pomona College Academy for Youth Success (PAYS) - Cost: NO Cost

Deadline February 2nd, 2018
Grades: 9 - 12
(students must apply during 9th grade)
ocation: Pomona College campus, Claremont, CA

Brief Description: An intensive 4-week summer academic program that serves rising sophomores through rising seniors from groups
y under-represented in higher education-students from the Los Angeles area and the Inland Valley who are first in their
family to attend college, those from low i
ncome families and those who are African American or Latina/o. PAYS scholars participate
in two core facult
y-taught courses, Math/Problem Solving and Critical Inquiry: Analysis and Writing, additional electives, and rising
12th gr
aders are given the rare opportunity to work on a significant research project under the direction of a Pomona College faculty
. For More Information: visit


CSUN Summer Academic Enrichment Program

Registration opens March 1st, 2018.

Our Academic Program is for high school students seeking to earn high school credit during the summer, or to prepare them for those "tough" classes with our preview courses. The Academic Program has two distinct paths. A student can either enroll in one year-long course, or two semester long courses. When completed, the year-long course will have earned your student 10 units. Each year-long course is $700 (plus any associated lab fees). Dates of program June 18th-July 20th


CYTT Summer Residence Program

Deadline March 15, 2018
ades: 9th - 12th  

Location: USC Campus
Cost: $375 for room and board

Brief Description: Students reside in a dormitory housing facility on the campus of the University of Southern California during this
intensive week-long training program. Students attend daily training sessions taught by a dedicated staff of educators and college
rs who guide and evaluate their progress during each phase of training. They participate with other dynamic youth leaders in a variety of challenging activities designed to bolster their leadership, communication, and critical thinking skills.

For more information: visit


Cornell University Summer College

Deadline March 9th, 2018
ades: 10, 11, 12

Location: Cornell University Campus Page 6 of 18

Cost: Six-Week Session - $10,705 Three-Week Session - $6,020 (Financial Aid available)

Brief Description: Three and six week programs are available. Programs offered in architecture, art, business, college success,
computer and information science, engineering, environmental studies, film, history and politics, hotel management, humanities, law
and g
overnment, medicine, psychology, research and science, and veterinary medicine and animal science.

For more information: visit


Summer Focus

Deadline May 1st, 2018
Grades: 11,12

Dates: TBA

Location: UC Berkeley

Cost: From $0 to $9,850 for tuition, room, and board

Brief Description: Designed to provide a small-group learning environment for talented and motivated high school students who want
to e
xperience college life. Student attend an actual UC Berkeley Summer Sessions class, receive support from our Education
Unlimited program staff, tutoring as necessary, and have fun learning with other high schools students from around the United States
and fr
om other countries. For more information: visit


Quest Bridge College Summer Program
es: 11

Location: Varies

Cost: Varies

Brief Description: Many selective colleges offer summer programs for high school student. Quest Bridge has partnered with Brandeis,
Emory, Harvard, Notre Dame, UPenn, Stanford and Yale to offer students a unique opportunity to take college-level courses on a top
tier universit
y campus while residing in a dormitory with peers from across the country. These scholarships offer outstanding low
income students a special chance to experience life beyond high school and to see first-hand what to expect from attending a selective
versity. Must apply to the Quest Bridge College Prep Scholarship.

For more information: Visit


USC Summer Program

Deadline April 27 2018

Cost: 3,000-6,000

Location at USC

Eligibility Requirements: must have completed 9th grade. To apply go to 

Programs are 4 weeks June 17th - July 14th or 2 week program June 17th to July 1st. Choose course from architecture, performing arts, engineering, computer science broadcasting etc.


NYU Pre-college

Deadline: April 1st
: 11, 12
cation: NYU Campus

Cost: $5,068 includes tuition and fees for 4 credits (scholarships available)

Brief Description: College level courses for credit. Six week program in which students live on campus, attend free writing
rkshops, start planning for college admission, experience student life.

For more information: visit


CLYLP Sacramento Leadership Conference Cost: NO Cost
: 10th, 11th

Location: California State University, Sacramento

Brief Description: A week-long leadership training conference in Sacramento, through which over approximately 3,000 of
alifornia's best and brightest high school students have been prepared for the many opportunities and challenges they face.
Conference participants are housed on a university campus and attend powerful workshops and seminars that will enhance leadership
kills, academic preparedness, self-esteem, cultural awareness, and provide an understanding of state and local government.

For more information:

Entrada Scholars
rades: 11th, 12th

Location: Calvin College
: $500 confirmation fee

Brief Description: The Entrada Scholars Program at Calvin College offers ethnic minority high school students a "gateway" to the
re: the opportunity to experience college learning and living while earning college credit. Scholars are assigned an academic

coach, a trained teacher who attends classes with them  in the morning and leads a study period (academic coaching session) with the
scholars following the class
. Academic coaches model and teach scholars how to be successful in their specific course and in college. For more information:


Notre Dame Leadership Seminars

 Deadline Februarys 12th
 Grades: rising 12th
 Location: Notre Dame

Cost: $50 application fee and $150 confirmation fee. Transportation to/from Notre Dame will be paid for. Brief Description: The
Notre Dame Leadership Seminars invite diverse, highly creative rising high school seniors to explore and engage in a vibrant
discourse with world-renowned Notre Dame faculty
. Through a series of integrated themes and experiences, students participate in intellectual discourse and discovery through the lens of Catholic social teaching.

 For more information:


Telluride Association Summer Program (TASP)- Cost: NO Cost
Deadline January 26, 2018

Grades: 11 th

Location: Varies

Brief Description: A TASP program is a six-week educational experience for high school juniors that offer challenges and rewards
rarely encountered in secondary school or even college. Each program is designed to bring together young people from around the
world who share a passion for learning. Telluride students, or TASPers, attend a seminar led by college and university faculty
members and participate in many other educational and social activities outside the classroom.

For more information:

Emory Pre-College Deadline: May 1st
Grades: Rising 11th, 12th

Location: Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia

Cost: $9009 for six-week program includes tuition and fees for 4 credits (Scholarships available)

Brief Description: The Emory Pre-College Program is a summer academic program for high school students. It gives college bound
rising juniors and rising seniors an exciting glimpse of academic and residential life at a top-ranked national university
. High school
students may explore topics with professors who are the leading experts in their fields, enroll in classes with college students, and earn
transferable college credit
. Two-week non-credit courses and six-week credit courses are available. Emory Pre-College students live
together in a dorm on campus or within commuting distance with their families and participate in a variety of programs, activities, and
xcursions designed to prepare them for college life. For more information: visit .


Junior State of America (JSA) Summer School

Deadline May 1st
Grades: l1th

Location: Georgetown, Stanford, Princeton or UCLA

Cost: (Merit and Need-based scholarships available) $4,750 includes housing and meals, textbooks, and all other academic
expenses. Brief Description: With programs at three of the most prestigious universities in the world, Georgetown, Stanford and Princeton, the Junior Statesmen Summer School provides an advanced college curriculum
, dynamic skills based leadership activities, and interactive sessions with prominent politicians, journalists, academicians and other opinion leaders.

For more information: visit


UCLA's Pre-College Summer Institute

Opens February 15th
Grades: 9th-11th

Location: UCLA

Cost: Scholarships available. Vary by program selected.

Brief Description: Precollege Summer Institutes are designed for advanced high school students who wish to gain college-level
erience. Most of the Precollege Summer Institutes offer mandatory or optional housing with full supervision. Programs to


choose from include Acting and Performance, Art, Dance/Performing Arts, Design Media Arts, Model United Nations, Mock
Trial, Nanoscale Microscop
y Lab, Nano-science Lab, SciArt Nanolab, Teen Archstudio, and Writing Workshop .

For more information visit



Caltech (SURF)

Deadline February 22nd 

The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) program is one of the “crown jewels” of Caltech. Since 1979, SURF students have had the opportunity to conduct research under the guidance of experienced mentors working at the frontiers of their fields. Students experience the process of research as a creative intellectual activity from beginning (defining and developing a project) to end (presenting their results at SURF Seminar Day).

Samuels Latino & African American High School Internship Program (LA-HIP)

The Saban Research Institute is offering 15 paid internships for the summer of 2010. The 6-week research internship provides high school students entering 12th grade the opportunity to perform biomedical experiments in a research laboratory of their interest.


Youth Employment Internship Program

CLASS Parks Youth Employment Internship Program offering Sports
officiating, Camp Counseling, and Crime Scene, Investigation programs for high School age youth. Go to:


Pipeline summer camp for Advanced Program in Technology and Science (APTS)

Deadline: April 6th
: 10, 11

Location: St. Cloud State University Campus

Cost: $10 non-refundable application fee, $3,000 program cost. Living expenses should be budgeted for. Limited financial aid is
available to students in need. There is no
actual cost to attend the program; the costs presented are for living expenses. Brief
Description: The three-
week residential program will focus on scientific research for students from historically underrepresented
groups and expose them to career options in technology. They will meet positive role models in these fields
. Sessions will encourage
professional mentor
/mentee relationships. Students of color and female students are encouraged to apply.

For more information: Visit


CNSI Nano Explorers Program

Deadline: February 15, 2018
Grades: 9 - 12

Location: University of California, Los Angeles

Cost: Program fee $2,200. Optional housing fee $912. Financial aid is available, no transportation provided.

Brief description: During this intensive 2-week program. Students will make connections between cutting edge scientific research,
popular culture and contemp
orary arts. Through historical retrospective, surveys of current art-science collaborations as well as
science fiction movie screenings
, students will be exposed to the interface of science, art and culture with a focus on multi-disciplinary
collaborations that e
xplore the possibilities and implications of technological innovation. Lab visits, workshops, hands-on
xperiments, and meetings with world renowned scientists will be balanced with visits to museums, daily movie screenings and
with famous contemporary artists who collaborate with scientists.

For more information: Visit


 COSMOS - California State Summer School for Math and Science

 Application Opens: January 4th
: 9, 10, 11

Dates: Varies by location

Location: Various California college campuses

Cost: $30 non-refundable application fee. The tuition for the program is $2,950 but full and partial financial assistance available. Students who qualify for free/reduced lunch by the National Lunch Program will automatically qualify to receive full financial assistance upon verification. The mission of COSMOS is to motivate the most creative minds of the new generation of prospective scientists, engineers, and mathematicians who will become leaders of California, the nation, and the world. The program aims to create a community of students who participate in and contribute to an intensive academic experience delivered by distinguished educators and scholars.  See website for specific dates and locations. There is a $30 application fee.


Iridescent: High School Explainers Internship Program - Cost: NO Cost

Deadline March 7th, 2018
ades: Must be Female ages 14 - 18.

Location: Los Angeles

Brief description: High school students’ support elementary and middle school students in the "Be an Inventor" program. Looking for motivated high school students interested in science and engineering to serve as mentors and educators for younger students, generate ideas and help us build and test hands-on activities. Interns will receive internship credit.

For more information: Visit


The Smith Summer Science and Engineering Program (SSEP)

Deadline March 1st, 2018
Grades: 9-12

Location: Smith's campus

Cost: Application fee $35. Program fee 5,000. Partial to full financial aid is available to a limited number of students based on demonstrated need. Page 13 of 20

Brief Description: The Smith Summer Science and Engineering Program (SSEP) is a four-week residential program for talented
young women
who are highly interested in science, engineering, and medicine. Participants will engage in hands on research with
Smith's facult
y in the life, physical science, and engineering. Students who will be in grades 9th-12th in the fall are eligible to apply. More than half of the students have received need-based financial aid to participate in the program.

For more information: Visit

SAMS: The Summer Academy for Mathematics + Science- Cost: No Cost

Deadline March 1st, 2018          

Grades: 11                                      .

Location: Carnegie Mellon Campus

Cost: There are no fees for tuition, housing, and dining. However, students are responsible for books, supplies, transportation, and recreational expenses. (Average book totals $150-200; average personal spending is $200)

Brief Description: SAMS: The Summer Academy for Mathematics + Science is a 6 week, rigorous, summer residential program for talented students entering their junior or senior year in high school. This program is designated for students who are interested in math and science and are considering careers in engineering, science, and other math based disciplines. Students will be involved in hands-on engineering and science projects. Students will receive preparation for standardized testing required for admission to selective colleges. For more information: Visit

 Student Challenge Awards Program (SCAP)
 Grades: 10
, 11

 Location: Varies

 Cost: See website.

 Brief Description: SCAP offers sophomores and juniors, ages 16 and 17, an opportunity to spend two weeks at a scientific field
 research station
. SCAP is a competitive student fellowship program for students who excel in the arts and humanities, and have not
 had the opp
ortunity to participate in a program like this before. Students are exposed to the latest scientific technology and innovative
odsFor more information:

SMARTS Program - Cost: No cost
Grades: 10, 11

Location: UCLA Campus

students are responsible for transportation to/from campus

The Science Mathematics Achievement and Research Training for Students (SMARTS) program is a six-week engineering college preparatory program sponsored by the UCLA HSSEAS Center for Excellence in Engineering and Diversity (CEED). Its purpose is to increase the number of high school students in urban areas who are interested in careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) based fields.  The target grades are current 10th and 11th. See website for further details. 


Stanford University Mathematics Camp (SUMaC)

Deadline March 14, 2018
: 10,11. Must be 15 -17

Location: Stanford University

Cost: Financial aid is available in the form of partial and full scholarships. Aid is granted based upon need, as well as other factors including merit. Brief Description: SUMaC's goals are to bring mathematically talented and motivated high-school students from across the U.S. and the world to Stanford University for four weeks of serious mathematical pursuits. For more information: Visit


2018 NASA STEM Enhancement in Earth and Space Science Internship
Current High School Sophomores and Juniors
Application Deadline: March 1, 2018
Category: Student Internships
NASA, the Texas Space Grant Consortium, and The University of Texas at Austin Center for Space Research have joined forces to encourage high school students’ interest in STEM careers. The SEES project allows students to work remotely prior to their onsite internship in Austin, Texas, July 14-28, 2018. Participants will learn how to interpret NASA satellite data while working with scientists and engineers in their chosen area of work. Housing, transportation and meals will be provided.


NASA Internships and Fellowships --   
Application Deadline: March 1, 2018

High School, Undergraduate and Graduate Students
Student Internships, Student Fellowships
NASA Internships and Fellowships provide students at all types of institutions access to a portfolio of opportunities offered agency wide. The online application for NASA Internships and Fellowships enables students to easily access, register and complete the application, as well as search and apply for up to 15 opportunities. A completed application places the student in the applicant pool for consideration by all NASA mentors.


UC Davis Young Scholars Program

Deadline March 16, 2018
Grades: 10,11

Location: University of California, Davis

Cost: $25 Application Fee, $5,200 tuition. Financial aid available.

Brief Description: A six-week residential program that offers high-achieving sophomores and juniors an opportunity to do mentored
research in the natural sciences in university laboratories.

For more information: Visit


The Riordan Scholars Program

Deadline: May 18, 2018
Grades: 10, 11, 12

Location: UCLA Anderson campus

Cost: NO Cost, transportation arrangements provided.

Brief Description: The Riordan Scholars Program is for 10th, 11th, and 12th grade high school students who are interested in learning
about business and developing leadership skills. Riordan Scholars attend eight (8) monthly Saturday seminars at the UCLA Anderson
School of Management
. For more information: Visit


Hispanic National Bar Foundation's Future Latino Leaders Law Camp
Deadline April 15, 2018

Grades: 10, 11, 12

Location: Georgetown University

Cost: $50 non-refundable fee (fee waivers available upon request). Students may be responsible for arranging their own
transportation, see website for more details. (Need based financial aid available)

Brief Description: The Future Latino Leaders Law Camp is a nine-day program in Washington, DC. Students live in college dorms
and have a c
ollege experience while learning about the legal profession and legal procedure from practicing attorneys, law professors,
and judges. Leadership skills will be developed in persuasion and negotiation, communication, and public speaking. Students work in
ams with a law student camp counselor to prepare for a moot court competition.

For more information: visit


Government - Social Services -UCLA Law Camp

Co-sponsored by UCLA School of Law and with funding in part by a generous grant from the California Bar Foundation. An exciting week-long summer program at UCLA for high school students interested in learning more about the American legal system. The cost of the camp is $1200 and covers room, board, and transportation while attending camp. It is the student's responsibility to pay for transportation to and from camp. Financial need scholarships available. For information and the application go to


The White House Internship Program

Deadline January 12, 2018

Opportunity to serve the President and explore public service. Must be a US citizen, enrolled in a college or university, and at least 18 years old. For more info go to:


Bank of America Charitable Foundation-Student Leadership

Deadline: February 2nd, 201

Juniors or seniors in high school with a passion for improving your community, we would like to help you turn that passion into action. Apply at


National Youth Leadership Forum

Bring various professions to life, empowering outstanding young people with confidence to make well- informed career choices. NYLF programs are held in nine cities throughout the United States.



Princeton University Summer Journalism Program
Grades: 11

Location: Princeton University
Cost: NO Cost

Brief Description: This program is for low-income sophomores or juniors with at least a 3.5 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) who have an
interest in j
ournalism. The cost is free including travel costs to and from Princeton.

For more information: visit


Art Programs

Berklee College of Music-

Deadline March 1st, 2018

Spend your summer making music with students from all over the world who share your passion. Study with renowned faculty who are the very best at what they do and get a taste of what Berklee, Boston, and college life are all about. Apply at

Pre-College Art and Design, the Pre-College Drama Program, the Pre-College Music Program Grades: 11-12

Location: Carnegie Mellon

Cost: Between 4,122 and $7,214 (varies by program; scholarships available)

Brief Description: These Pre-College Programs motivate, stimulates, and prepare students as emerging artists. Participants will have
allenging lectures and courses, field trips and interaction with dedicated faculty.

For more information: visit (Art) music ) (architecture) ( Game Academy)

Otis Summer of Art
Grades: 10, 11, and 12

Dates: July 1 - July 26, 2013
: Otis College Campus

Cost: $2,946 for tuition and fees (some scholarships available)

Brief Description: Programs include, animation, architecture/landscape, black and white photography, digital media, digital
otography, drawing/painting in anime style, fashion design, graphic design, illustration, life drawing, painting, product design,
sculpture, and toy design. Participants responsible for the cost of supplies ($200-$400).

For more information: visit


Pratt Institute

Deadline: March 1st, 2018

Must be 16 years old by the start of the program

Earn college credit for college and take classes in Architecture, art, design and fashion

Register online at


Woodbury University

Summer Youth Camp Program: for more information go to

Game Design (June 11-June 22), Fashion Design Camp (July 16-August 3rd), Painting the Community (June 25-July 13)

Art of Architecture (July 16-August 3rd)

High School Academy Summer Program - Monday, June 25- Friday, July 27 (M/W/F)

Cost: $250 including parking and supplies. Register at Design Lab (9am-12:30am) -2unit

Smart Money (9:30am-12:30pm) -3unit, Art & Design Portfolio (9am -12:30pm) - 2 unit, Film Making Fundamentals (9am-12:30pm) -2units, Making a Better World (9:30am-12:30pm) 3 Unit, Programming Augmented Reality Experiences 9am-12:30pm 2 Unit


Inner-City Filmmakers

For those interested in working in front and behind the scene. Make-up, actors, writers, editors, costumes, directors-it covers it all! Excellent program with the right connections.


Hollywood CPR - Earn college credit!

Hollywood CPR offers vocational training in the trades and skills required for careers in the Artists, Crafts and Technicians departments of the entertainment industry to primarily underserve and under- represented populations. Direct connection to all the unions! Call 310-258-0123 or go to



Interns meet after school one day per week, from late September through April. They are introduced to the museum and its exhibitions and staff, take part in special projects, and work with exhibiting artists



The Summer Diversity Internship program provides an opportunity for students to be exposed to how a major entertainment company operates, gain insight into the inner workings of the business & dynamics of the industry as well as participating in meaningful projects. You must have a 3.0 or higher and completed your junior year of high school.


Medical Field

Los Angeles Pediatric Society Summer Medical Career Program – 

Deadline: February 21st, 2018

Currently in grade 11th or 12th

The mission of the Los Angeles Pediatric Society is to improve the health and well-being of infants, children, and adolescents through the collective efforts of its membership and to provide an organization for professional communication, education, and fellowship. Apply at


National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine

Grades: 9th -12th, includes recent high school graduates
Location: Held in various cities including San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Cost: $2,695, some financial available.

Brief Description: An intensive 10-day program, students experience a hands-on, interactive curriculum that includes shadowing
practicing ph
ysicians, clinical site visits at the nation's top medical centers and meeting and interacting with faculty from world-
wned medical institutions. For more information: Visit


Stanford Medical Youth Science Program - Cost: No cost

Deadline Februarys 15, 2018

Grades: 10th, 11th residing in northern or central CA (preference given to Juniors)
ation: Stanford University

Brief Description: The SMYSP Summer Residential Program (SRP) is an annual science- and medicine-based enrichment program
pen to low-income and ethnically disadvantaged high school sophomores and juniors who live in northern and central California. The
program guides 24 ethnically diverse students through a five-week summer program held on Stanford University's campus. The
program bolsters student's science skills while introducing them to a host of health-related careers including physician, medical
researcher, pharmacist, etc. For more information: Visit


STEP- UP (Short-term Research Experience) for Underrepresented Students - Charles Drew University of Medicine - FREE

Deadline: February 1st, 2018

The STEP-UP Program provides hands-on summer research experience for high school and undergraduate students interested in exploring research careers. The overall goal of STEP-UP is to build and sustain a biomedical, behavioral, clinical and social science research pipeline focused on NIDDK’s core mission areas of  diabetes, endocrinology and metabolic diseases; digestive diseases and nutrition; kidney, urologic and hematologic diseases.


Arthritis Foundation Summer Science Internship Program - Cost: NO Cost.

Deadline: February 25th, 2018

Grades: 11, 12 and 1st and 2nd year undergraduates. Must be 17 by start of program.
Location: Stanford University and UCSF

Student receives $1,500 stipend. Must provide for own housing. Brief Description: During this 8-week internship
students receive hands-on experience in the fields of rheumatolog
y and immunology, with a focus on arthritis and related autoimmune

diseases. Interns participate in either basic lab research or clinical translational/epidemiological research.                                          .

For more information: Visit


Eugene and Ruth Roberts Summer Student Academy - Cost: NO Cost

Deadline: March 9, 2018

Grades: Must be at least 16. Completion of high school courses in chemistry and biology required.
Location: City of Hope Irell and Manella Graduate School of Biological Sciences.

Students receive $4000 stipend. Housing not provided.

Brief Description: Designed to engage the scientific curiosity and promote the potential cancer research careers of promising high school and undergraduate students from under-represented populations. Students gain full-time lab experience.

For more information: Visit


National Cancer Institute

Deadline January 1st. 2018

The Werner H. Kirsten Student Intern Program (SIP) at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) at Frederick is designed to expose high school seniors to research and administrative management in a health care environment. The scientific interns experience the basic methods of cancer research through “hands-on” laboratory training.


Children's Hospital Health Professional Exploration Program-

Deadline January 20, 2018 

Children's Hospital Health Professional Exploration Program offers students an opportunity to observe medical procedures, participate in skill labs, CPR, job shadowing, and mock emergencies. Application available at: 


Kaiser Permanente- LAUNCH,

Deadline May 1st

a summer youth program- Students must be 16-18 years old and come from minority or low income families. Students will work part-time for eight week. Students may NOT be enrolled in summer school. Students will be exposed to different healthcare fields. Applications are available in the Career Center and due on May 1 at the Volunteer Office at 13652 Cantara Street, Panorama City



                                                                                Computer Science


The Generation Google Scholarship and Summer Institute - FREE 

Deadline March 2nd

Kick start your university studies in computer science with an unforgettable summer program at Google. Google's Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI) is a three-week introduction to computer science for graduating high school seniors with a passion for technology — especially students from historically underrepresented groups in the field.

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 Volunteer Opportunities


Meeting Each Need w/ Dignity (MEND)

(818) 686-7333


Northridge Hospital

Contact: Gabriela Evans (818) 885-8500 x2961


Olive View Medical Center

Sandra Back (818) 364-3074


Kaiser/Panorama City

(818) 375-3524


LA's Best (Elementary Schools in the Valley)

Jose Ramirez (818) 272-4153


Volunteer Match 


All for Good


Hands On Network




Year round Programs and Monthly Events by Cause


Child and Family Guidance Center Volunteer Youth Directory