Student Opportunities

Learn about programs, events, internships, scholarships, and much more for students your age. Find out how to get opportunities on the student opportunities page.

All Schools

Summer Creative Writing Workshops at Uptown Stories

Event: July-August
Dorkys Ramos/929-277-8679
This summer, join Uptown Stories for unforgettable adventures. Meet amazing new friends, explore the outdoors, dive into the depths of your imagination, and invest in your growth as a young writer in the Summer Creative Writing Workshop series. Choose from the Elements of Fiction, Writing and Drawing Comics, Girls Rising, and The Nature of Poetry, plus a new offering called What the Flip Books where you can discover the roots of animation and create your own mesmerizing moving pictures. Uptown Stories Summer workshops meet daily for 1-2 weeks. All workshops are pay-what-you-can for every family — no exceptions, no proof of income needed. Register online today.

Middle and High School

Today's Teens, Tomorrow's Techies 

Deadline: June 19, 2024
Event: July 2024 through June 2025
Contact:  Jackson Gomes
Do you love technology and want to make a difference in your community? Are you looking to build your resume and gain valuable work and leadership experience? Apply now to Brooklyn Public Library's Teen Techies program. Teen Techies learn and share new computer skills by helping patrons use library computers, and also assist Brooklyn Public Library staff with computer troubleshooting and computer training workshops for the public. Attend a training session this July or August to volunteer during the school year. Learn more and apply on the Brooklyn Public Library webpage.

High School

Get Ready for Pride Month with a FREE “Queering New York” Video Series Focused on Sites Connected to LGBTQ History

Event: May through June 2024
The new video series, “Queering New York,” provides students with a fun and informative way to learn about LGBTQ history connected to sites in New York City. This FREE series of 20 videos – each under seven minutes – can be viewed on your computer or smart phone. The series focuses on sites connected to a person, group, or event including: James Baldwin Residence; Manford Family Residence; Transy House; Oscar Wilde Memorial Bookshop; Alice Austen and Gertrude Tate Residence; Lorraine Hansberry Residence; Christine Jorgensen Childhood Residence; Gilbert Baker’s “Raise the Rainbow” Workshop; Lavender Menace Action at the Second Congress to Unite Women; and Gay Activists Alliance Firehouse. The videos enable students to explore queer historic sites throughout the city on topics related to classroom studies, including humanities and social studies. Your teachers can access these free tools by visiting this website.

Join the FREE GuggTeens Sustainable Studio at the Guggenheim Museum

Deadline: June 12, 2024
Event:  June 5-12, 2024
Connect with others students who are interested in artmaking and sustainability to reimagine the future of climate impact in the studio and beyond. During this FREE program, students will explore current exhibitions, experiment with environmentally friendly studio practices, and learn about sustainability at the museum. This FREE series is open to all young people ages 13–19 and no prior experience is needed. FREE museum admission, MetroCards, refreshments, and materials will be provided. Learn more and register in advance to reserve your spot on the Guggenheim website

YVote Democracy Camp 

Deadline: June 14, 2024
Event: June 27 through July 3, 2024
ContactSanda Balaban/917-543-8350
Are you interested in helping democracy work better? Be part of the solution by applying to become part of  Democracy Camp, a five-day in-person intensive engaging teens from across NYC in analyzing the history and current state of our democracy by investigating specific challenges of our times, such as voting rights or racial injustice; designing democracy projects to tackle the identified challenges; making recommendations about how to create inclusive civic solutions; and creating action plans to implement with peers over the 2024-25 school year. Participants will qualify for a stipend of up to $250 for full and engaged participation. Learn more and apply on the YVote website

Youth Food Advocates Internship 

Deadline: June 15, 2024
 August 2024 through June 2025 
 Anna Lilia Araiza Lilia Araiza/646-599-2834
Youth Food Advocates Interns are youth leaders in school food. Our young people learn about social justice, public policy, and advocacy to create systemic change in NYC food systems, with a focus on improving school food. Interns work collaboratively with young people from across the city to develop advocacy skills through hands-on actions with real-world impact, learn valuable leadership skills, and create meaningful change for food justice across the NYC public school food program. Interns can earn service-learning hours and are eligible to receive of stipend of up to $550 per year. Learn more and apply on the YouthYouth Food Advocates website Food Advocates website. 

PowerPlay's SuperSTARS Leadership Academy 

Deadline: June 28, 2024 
Event: July 17 through August 23, 2024
Contact: Geralynn O. Lane/646 -518-404
The SuperSTARS Leadership Academy (SSLA) is a high-impact, year-long leadership development program that prepares high school young women for college and the workforce through a structured, girl-centered approach. SSLA kicks off in the summer with a six-week intensive where the young women participate in sports such as pickleball, kayaking, soccer, tennis, rock climbing, golf, swimming, and more. The summer also includes college tours and career development opportunities, including a personal branding workshop with LinkedIn. Learn more and apply on the SuperSTARS Leadership Academy website

YVote ChangeMakers Summer Institute 2024 

Deadline: June 21, 2024
  July 9 through August 13, 2024
Chris-Ann Barnett Barnett/347-972-8111
Are you interested in being part of a youth voter and civic participation movement and mobilizing your peers to be civically engaged? Apply to join   YVote  to participate in a youth social movement organized around creating change and holding elected officials accountable for issues you care about like criminal justice, environmental justice, housing, immigration, mental health, and racial justice. A stipend of up to $250 is available for full participation. Learn more and apply on the YVote YVote webpage.