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

Register for Creative Workshops at Uptown Stories 

Deadline: September 30, 2023
Event: September 18 through December 18, 2023
Contact: Dorkys Ramos/ (929) 277-8679
Fall can be overwhelming–new school year, new friends, new expectations. Find community, support, and a place to express your most creative and authentic self at Uptown Stories' creative writing workshops. Every workshop is a safe place to share the funniest, scariest, and weirdest ideas. Small class sizes enable teachers to spend quality time with every writer. Learn more and sign up for a workshop on the Uptown Stories webpage

Elementary and Middle School

Schools Can Register for the New York City Spelling Bee Competition

Deadline: October 31, 2023
Schools are invited to register by Tuesday, October 31 to participate in the New York City Spelling Bee Competition. The registration fee is $180 and Scripps does not accept purchase orders; pay by credit card or check. The deadline for all schools—public, charter, private, parochial, and homeschool—is Tuesday, October 31, 2023. Please note that the extended deadline on the Scripps website does not apply to New York City schools. Registrations submitted after the October 31 deadline will not be accepted. During registration, schools will be asked to identify a spelling bee coordinator. In addition to other tasks that will be communicated after registration, spelling bee coordinators will receive access to which will provide schools with resources for their spelling bee program. Only students in grades 4-8 may participate in the New York City Spelling Bee. All schools must complete their school's spelling bee by Wednesday, November 22. For more information, visit

Middle and High School

Sign Up Your Science Class for a FREE Field Trip to the Advanced Science Research Center

Registration: Ongoing until December 17, 2023
The Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) at the CUNY Graduate Center is a world-leading center of scientific excellence that elevates STEM inquiry and education at CUNY and beyond. FREE field trips provide a two-hour experience focused on The IlluminationSpace, an immersive learning environment featuring interactive, motion-sensing exhibitions highlighting the fundamentals of each research initiative at ASRC. Facilitators guide students through the exhibits and lead conversations on research in our everyday lives. A guest scientist joins the tour for a career talk and a tour of their lab. Learn more and book a tour today!

High School

2023-24 Brooklyn Public Library StoryTeen

Deadline: October 14, 2023
November 2023 through June 2024
Karen Keys/718-230-2798
Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) is now recruiting for the StoryTeen program. This internship opportunity is for young adults who are interested in early childhood and literacy education. As part of this program, participants will assist with a variety of children’s programs, projects, and events like the Big Brooklyn Playdate; work on a creative project that connects to the library’s mission and early literacy; receive a stipend, volunteer service hours, a resume-building experience, and more. Learn more and apply on the StoryTeen webpage

Design Career Fair

Deadline: October 1, 2023 
Event: October 3, 2023
The Cooper Hewitt annual Design Career Fair invites high school students to speak with National Design Award winners, guest designers, and colleges on the many pathways toward design. Students may sign up for free to attend individually, or educators are welcome to sign up for a group to attend. Learn more and register on the Cooper Hewitt webpage.

Librarians of Tomorrow Teen Internship Program

Deadline: October 20, 2023
Event: November 2023 through June 2024
Contact: Jackson Gomes/718-230-2047
Brooklyn Public Library (BPL)is now recruiting for its Librarians of Tomorrow program. This innovative opportunity is a hands-on internship program for students in grades 10-12 from diverse backgrounds who are interested in library careers. BPL is seeking committed and enthusiastic individuals ready to learn, work, and help others. Receive a stipend, volunteer service hours, and a resume-building experience. Learn more and apply on the Library of Tomorrow webpage.

BookMatch Teen internship program

Deadline: Thursday, October 5, 2023
Event: September 5 through October 5, 2023
Contact: Lisa Goldstein/718-230-2434
Apply for Brooklyn Public Library's BookMatch Teen internship. Participants will attend regular meetings at Brooklyn Public Library’s Central Library to receive training in readers' advisory and learn about related careers in librarianship, publishing, and writing. Participants will use their training to offer a peer book recommendation service, creating personalized booklists for fellow teens via email and live at events. Participants receive a stipend and a resume-boosting experience. Learn more and apply on the BookMatch Teen webpage

Apply for the FREE Art Immersion Fellowship at Mark Morris Dance Group

Deadline: October 2, 2023
Event: October 19, 2023 through June 6, 2024
Contact: Calvin A. Rollins II/718.624.8400 ext 260
Students ages 15-21 are encouraged to apply for the Mark Morris Dance Group Arts Immersion Fellowship, a program centered on developing career skills for future arts leaders. Students in this FREE fellowship will delve deeply into an aspect of the dance industry that interests them most, including management, marketing, choreography, production, and more. The Arts Immersion Fellows will meet weekly to discuss topics relevant to their respective selected tracks, as well as meet directly with leaders in the field. Fellows will receive a full scholarship for their Arts Immersion class and one additional elective dance class in The School at the Mark Morris Dance Center. Learn more on the Arts Immersion Fellowship webpage and apply online.

Register for Architectural Photography Teen Workshop

Deadline: October 6, 2023 
Event: October 7, 2023 
Contact: Mary Lib Schmidt/212-358-6133 
The Center for Architecture fall 2023 Teen Workshops will focus on developing fundamental architectural design skills and exploring the architecture of New York City. Renowned architectural photographer Richard Schulman will join students on a tour of the Modulightor Building, designed by architect Paul Rudolph. Using the camera on their phones, students will investigate the building’s modernist exterior, art, and artifact-filled interior to capture and share their unique vision. Students will learn editing skills to create images to add to their portfolios. Program Cost is $125. Need-based scholarships are available. To learn more and register, visit the Teen Workshop: Architectural Photography webpage. 

DISARM THE HATE ! Youth and Gun Violence

Deadline: Ongoing
Event: October 12 and 26, 2023
Contact: Robert Croonquist
In partnership with Gays Against Guns, this day-long interactive workshop will introduce youth to local resources and strategies that address the epidemic of gun violence. Participants will learn arts-based actions that youth can use to advocate for gun-safety laws. A morning plenary will include an overview of how gun violence affects our communities, personal testimony from a victim of gun violence, and creative strategies to confront it. Students then meet in small groups to share stories. In the afternoon, they will write and decorate postcards to send to elected officials. The fee to participate is a $5 per student. To learn more and register, visit the Youth Arts New York webpage

RISE UP! Youth and Non-Violent Direct Action 

Deadline: Ongoing
Event: October 18 and November 1, 2023
Contact: Robert Croonquist
This day-long interactive workshop for school groups will teach the fundamentals our First Amendment rights to free speech and freedom of assembly, how to petition the government for change, how to develop good messaging, and how to create safe, non-violent, effective direct action. Students will meet in small groups to discuss issues that are important to them. In the afternoon, they will create posters. Presenters include Jamie Bauer, Jackie Rudin, Livvie Mann, and Jay W. Walker. Students will be provided with a healthy morning snack and lunch. The fee to participate is a $5 per student. To learn more and register, visit the Youth Arts New York webpage