The benefits of participating in a summer program include:
- Opportunities for learning and enrichment
- Enhancing your resumé for college application
- Opportunities for learning and enrichment
- Enhancing your resumé for college application
LEDA is a national, not-for-profit organization dedicated to identifying and developing the academic and leadership potential of exceptional public high school students from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds.
Duke Summer Session
At Duke Summer Session, we’re in the business of creating life-changing experiences. With our world-class instructors, breathtaking campus, and downright fun residential program, our students leave our program not only equipped for a future of collegiate success, but with a lifetime of memories and friendships. This summer, we are offering more opportunities than ever to engage in one of our transformative programs.
Notre Dame- Leadership Seminar
Leadership Seminars is a competitive, 10-day program on Notre Dame's campus for academically talented students who show impressive leadership within their communities. Approximately 90 students are admitted to Leadership Seminars each year, and students are eligible to receive one college credit upon completion of the program. Expenses for students admitted to Leadership Seminars—including transportation to and from Notre Dame—will be paid for by the University. Decisions will be released week of March 18, 2019. *Application fees apply
Carnegie Mellon SAMS
The Summer Academy for Math and Science (SAMS) is a six-week residential summer program at Carnegie Mellon University for minoritized student groups interested in pursuing STEM-related undergraduate majors. The program offers two distinct cohorts for rising seniors and a smaller cohort for rising juniors. Admitted students engage in a rigorous curriculum taught by our world-renowned faculty and staff who are deeply committed to student success. Selected students have an opportunity to choose from two different academic tracks; Science and Engineering, and Computer Science. Both tracks allow students to develop a deeper understanding in areas such as mathematics, physics and computer programming via traditional classroom instruction and hands-on projects.
USC Bovard Scholars
Receive admission and financial aid guidance, comprehensive test preparation, personalized career exploration and college success and leadership development opportunities. The program includes an intensive, three-week residential experience during the summer on the USC campus and personal coaching throughout the college application and decision-making process, all at no cost to the student. Our scholars engage with guest speakers, industry experts, career specialists and recent college graduates to define their personal pathway to college and beyond.
Minority Introduction to Engineering and Science (MITES) is a rigorous six-week residential academic enrichment program for rising high school seniors – many of whom come from underrepresented or underserved communities – who have a strong academic record and are interested in studying and exploring careers in science and engineering.
UC Davis-Young Scholars Program
6 week summer residential internship program. Focus on biological, environmental & agricultural sciences. Must be rising junior or senior. Tuition $6,200.
Upward Bound Math & Science Program, UC Berkeley
Free program that supports HS students in their preparation for college entrance. Targets students from low-income families who are the first in their families to go to college. School year & summer activities, including 6-week residential component.
Florida State University- SSTRIDE Summer Institute
Set in Tallahassee, Florida, the student is given the opportunity to discover the difficulty and intensity of being in medical school.
UCLA Summer Program
During the summer months, visiting high school students have three different summer experiences to select from here at UCLA: academic courses, Precollege Summer Institutes, or Summer College Immersion Program.
College Prep Scholars are uniquely prepared to gain admission and full scholarships to top-tier colleges through QuestBridge. The majority are also selected as Finalists for the National College Match. Being selected as a College Prep Scholar is a notable distinction that celebrates your achievements and gives you an early start in applying to college.
Outside of class, students participate in a rich program of events and activities. Days and nights on Brown’s lively summer campus are filled with workshops, activities and events that help you make friends and prepare for college life..
HSF Youth Leadership Institute
YLI is a four-day, overnight, college empowerment conference for Latino high school juniors held at three top universities across the US. This highly selective program is designed to give young leaders the practical tools they need to successfully apply to top universities, have full access to scholarship and financial aid opportunities, and set a course for academic and career success. Attendees will enhance their leadership abilities and expand their professional networks by participating in college and career workshops, living on a college campus, and interacting with college students and professionals who serve as their mentors.
Telluride Association Summer Program (TASP)
A Telluride Association Summer Program (TASP) is a six-week educational experience for high school juniors that offers 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. Participants (“TASPers”) attend a seminar led by college and university faculty members and participate in many other educational and social activities outside the classroom. Because we believe that students should have the opportunity to pursue their ideals, we cover all the program costs, including tuition, books, room and board, field trips, and facilities fees. Students with financial need may apply for additional assistance with travel costs and a subsidy to replace summer earnings.
Neubauer Family Adelante Summer Scholars
Students selected will receive a full scholarship to participate in one of two Summer Session courses: Collegiate Writing: Awakening Into Consciousness or Contagion: Infectious Agents and Emerging Diseases. Even if you don't plan to study English or Biology in college, being a Neubauer Family Adelante Summer Scholar is a great way to get an early look at college-level classes and get a feel for life on campus--and to have a ton of fun in the process! You'll spend the mornings gaining hands-on experience from teachers who are experts in their fields and the evenings exploring Chicago with your classmates. *Application Fees Apply
√mathroots is a 14-day mathematical talent accelerator summer program hosted by MIT for high-potential high school students from underrepresented backgrounds or underserved communities who are interested in exploring creative topics in mathematics and problem solving.
Cosmos is an intensive four-week summer residential program for students who have demonstrated an aptitude for academic and professional careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects.
University of Florida
Exploratory UF CPET programs are fun and hands-on introductions to collegiate-level research. Whether you already have some experience or you are interested in seeing research up close for the first time, we have something for you.
Stanford Institutes of Medicine Summer Research Program
Basic research with Stanford faculty, postdoctoral fellows, students and researchers on a medically oriented project
Participants must provide their own housing for the 8 weeks
Women's Technology Program
The MIT Women's Technology Program (WTP) is a rigorous four-week summer academic and residential experience where female high school students explore engineering through hands-on classes, labs, and team-based projects in the summer after 11th grade .
Summer Research Internship @ FIU
Available: A limited number of students outside of MAST and TERRA.
The Summer Research Internship Program (SRI) at FIU accepts students to engage in a research experience for eight weeks during the summer. Our program staff assists interns to schedule interviews with potential mentors in STEM departments across FIU. Interns are matched with mentors in labs ranging from Psychology, Biology, Chemistry & Biochemistry, to Earth & Environmental Studies, Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical & Materials Engineering, Computer Engineering and more!
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The Fairchild Tropical Botanical Gardens Internship
Available to: Any student with some interests in ecology.
Fairchild offers 6-week paid summer internships for Fairchild Challenge high school students interested in plant biology, ecology, and horticulture. Interns will be given a unique opportunity to work with researchers in Fairchild's state-of-the-art laboratories and contribute to real-world botanical studies.
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If you love math and science, are creative and hardworking, and desire a STEM-relate career, then this is the internship for you! Students are selected to attend Northrop Grumman's summer STEM High School Internship Program will work alongside our top engineers and scientist in a fun and challenging environment. Apply today!
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NASA Internships for HS Students
Available to: High school students
Paid summer internships for HS students in a variety of disciplines from engineering & science to technology, business, & finance. Must be US citizen & at least 16 years old.
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Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
The EMC Internship is open to graduate and undergraduate students majoring in business, marketing, finance, computer science, information technology, electrical and computer engineering, and law.
To qualify, you must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, unrestricted authorization to work in the United States and commitment to the duration of the assignment.
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INROADS Internship Program
Available to: Maximum Age 18 Years
The INROADS Internship Program matches underrepresented minority students with internship opportunities with more than 60 major corporations, including Fortune 500 companies. Students who have career interests in Business, Engineering, Computers and Information Sciences, Retail Store Management, Sales, Health, or Marketing are encouraged to apply.
You must be either a graduating high school senior who has been admitted to an accredited college or university or a college freshman or sophomore to be eligible for these internships. High school students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, college students must have a minimum 2.8 GPA.
All applicants must be permanent residents of the United States.
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Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research
Deadline: March 1
High School SIP provides an opportunity to spend a summer working at the NIH side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research.
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Deadline: February 14
Spend six weeks at BU conducting university laboratory research with some of the nation's brightest scientific minds, and advance your knowledge and skills in the sciences.
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RSI MIT Research Internship
Deadline: January 15
Participants experience the entire research cycle from start to finish. They read the most current literature in their field, draft and execute a detailed research plan, and deliver conference-style oral and written reports on their findings.
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