Internship: The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) is sponsoring PAID, summer high school internships at various transportation and government agencies throughout the Bay Area - Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano and Sonoma counties, oh my! For high school students (who are 16 and over by June 13, 2017). Apply by March 20, 2017
The 2017 Yale Young Global Scholars application is available! Apply now >>
The Brown University Leadership Institute - For students completing grades 9-12 by June 2016, with a minimum age requirement of 15 by the start of the program.
Cornell University Summer College - 2-, 3-, and 6-week programs
Foresight Prep @ Oberlin offers a rare opportunity for high school students passionate about social justice, climate change and sustainability to develop as transformative leaders. Scholarships are available.
George Washington University - Summer programs
Smith College Pre-College Program - Summer programs for girls in Northhampton, MA (science, writing, sustainability, history programs)
Stevens Institute of Technology - Pre-College Programs: engineering, game design, coding and more.
Tisch Summer High School 2017 - Dance, Drama, Dramatic Writing, Film-making, Game Design, Photography & Imaging, Recorded Music Application Deadline - January 11, 2017
US Coast Guard Academy AIM program - United States Coast Guard Academy's Academy Introduction Mission (AIM) program is exclusively for students preparing to enter their senior year of high school, AIM is now widely regarded as the most realistic service academy summer orientation program in the country.
Washington University in St. Louis - High School Summer Institutes
Summer programs with a Math, Science or STEM focus:
- Summer Engineering Seminar - Santa Clara University - This special summer experience is for high school students (who have completed 10th or 11th grade) may be curious about engineering. The program is designed to acquaint participants with the engineering profession, the academic expectations of college and the nature of life at a university.
- Young Scholars Program - Santa Clara University- This summer program allows high school students to enroll in engineering-related college level courses during the summer. Courses include engineering, as well as math, science, business and humanities courses.
- Cardiac Camp at UCSF run by local medical students in over 30 cities nationwide, serve as an ideal introduction for any high school student interested in exploring a career in medicine.
- COSMOS - California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science. Applications is available in January and due in March.
- Harvey Mudd College -"Fall Fast Program" (Future Achievers in Science and Technology) for seniors (application is due in August) Spring FAST Program for juniors - (application is due in March).The Programs include Class Visits, Research Lab Demos, Overnight stay in one of our Residence Halls (Fall FAST only), hands on Experiments/Workshops, HMC student activities, and much more. Most importantly, participants will have the opportunity to interact with HMC students, professors and other college-bound students who share their passion for Math and Science.The FAST Programs are absolutely free, and participants receive a Fee Waiver for their HMC Freshman Application.
- MITES at MIT University - Summer program that is free but students are responsible for travel expenses to and from MIT. Students apply during their junior year. The application is available on November and due in February.
- Penn Engineering - six programs: bio-engineering, computer graphics, computer science, complex networks, nanotechnology, robotics.
- Smith College - Summer Science & Engineering Program for high school girls. Application is available in January and due in April. SSEP is open to academically talented girls who will enter grades 9, 10, 11 or 12.
- SMASH Academy - SMASH is...
- A three-year 5-week summer math and science enrichment program.
- For high achieving, low-income high school students of color.
- Focused on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
- Successful in preparing scholars for college and achievement in higher education.
- Free of cost.
- Applications are available in February - Due in March.
- Stanford Office of Science Outreach - offers a host of different offerings for high school students including the two below.
- Stanford Medical Youth Science Program - Deadline February 15
- Are a current sophomore or junior high school student (at the time of your application) who lives and attends high school in one of the 20 Northern or Central California counties from which we recruit. Preference is given to students who are juniors at the time of their application.
- Are from a low-income family whose members have little or no history of attending college.
- Have demonstrated an interest in science and have received a B-average in some of your science classes.
- Have demonstrated an interest in medicine and/or health-related careers and show maturity, intelligence, initiative, and curiosity about the world around you.
- Stanford RISE Summer Internship (Raising Interest in Science and Engineering) - Deadline: February 14, 2017 RISE Participants:
- An intense and rewarding research experience
- Weekly community enrichment activities
- A stipend of $2,500
- Graduate student or post-doctoral mentor
- A network of like-minded high school students who love science and engineering
- Ross Mathematics Program - at Ohio State University is an intensive summer experience designed to encourage motivated pre-college students to explore mathematics. During those six weeks, students are immersed in a world of mathematical discovery.
- YSPA Yale Summer Program in Astrophysics - highly selective research & enrichment program for 32 high school juniors and seniors.
- Girls Who Code - The Summer Immersion Program is a FREE 7-week summer program for 10th-11th grade girls to learn computer science, get exposure to tech jobs and join a supportive sisterhood of thousands of girls across the US!
Fly-in Diversity Programs:
Note: For all of these wonderful programs you will need at least one or two letters of recommendation.
- Amherst College - Diversity Open House Weekend
- Explore Bowdain
- Bucknell University - Across Extremes/Issues of the 21st Century - A free conference for high school seniors! All participants must be able to attend the entire conference. Everyone will attend the Open House and experience a day on campus by participating in an activities fair, having lunch with students, talking with faculty members at the academic fair and taking a facility and campus tour.
- Carleton College - Carleton Liberal Arts Experience CLAE is a One Week all-expense paid camp in the summer for African American Sophomores
- Discover Swarthmore: For Juniors - the application is available in June or July and due in August. This is a fly-in program for prospective students for a weekend in the fall of their senior year.
- Dartmouth Bound: This is a fly-in program for a weekend in the summer. Application is due in May - you apply the spring of your junior year.
- Prologue to Bates - If you are interested in Bates College, they are offering a free fly-in program for seniors. This opportunity is specifically geared toward first generation college goers or multicultural students. The application requires a letter of recommendation from your counselor.
- Discover Middlebury College Program - Deadline for applying will be in September.
- Oberlin College & Conservatory Visit and Multicultural Visit Programs - Fly-ins available in the fall of your senior year.
- Window on Williams (WOW) Program - Priority submission deadline is usually in July.
- Whitman College Visit Program - Application is available in August. Travel scholarships are available.