Summer Enrichment

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This following information is provided by Arlington Virginia’s county government:    and

Arlington Independent Media/Document Arlington A six week television production apprenticeship program open to APS high school students

National Youth Congress, DPR: Learn about careers in the field of parks and recreation under the guidance of a County employee

Our Task summer internship program teaches you about global sustainability issues and video production.

Phoenix Bikes: Gain skills as a bike mechanic, earn a new bike, learn leadership

Student Assistant, Summer Camps, DPR: Volunteer summer assistant, must be 12+ and commit to at least four weeks.

Rosie Riveters volunteer internship opportunity for high school students interested in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) at Shirlington Library.  703-364-9389

Youth Leadership Greater Washington (YLGW) offers a six-month, interactive youth leadership development and community education program for sophomores and juniors.

Student Conservation Association: Expense-paid internships in conservation projects throughout the US

The Honors Research Program (HRP) brings a small group of honors-level high school students to the URI’s Graduate School of Oceanography and to EV Nautilus for 1-2 weeks during the summer

Bank of America: Student Leaders program

Greenbrier is now Aspire Learning offers volunteer opportunities to high school students in Arlington’s Columbia Heights West neighborhood after school programs

Latino Internship Program  Environmental for the Americas and the USDA Forest Service internship at the temporary headquarters of the US Forest Service in Rosslyn.  18+ Develop bilingual Materials

The Student Summer Institute: an enrichment program for students to write and to share their work with other writers. Applications are due in May, students notified by late June

High School page internships are available to 13-14-year-olds in Virginia to work in the Senate of Virginia or the Virginia House of Delegates; be prepared to commit to a 40-hour work week while the Congress is in session.

National Zoo Sessions are one week long (Mon-Fri). You must be 13-18 years old to volunteer. Training is mandatory.

Smithsonian Youth program for rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors! A 16-week program

Health and Human Services (HHS) Pathways Program  Students gain experience through two programs, the Student Temporary Employment Program (STEP) and Student Careers Experience Program (SCEP).

The Lost Towns Project accepts volunteers five days a week, Monday – Friday. We also have a limited number of formal internships available to qualified students. Edgewater, MD

Federal Bureau of Investigation Future Agents in Training Program Available to high school students. It takes place during the summer and explores the areas where the FBI is involved:  criminal, counterterrorism, intelligence, counterintelligence, and administrative. National Security Agency’s (NSA)

Gifted and Talented Program is only open to high school seniors. The program is designed for students who have demonstrated an aptitude for Engineering, Math and Science. This program provides a tremendous opportunity to gain valuable experience in the area of STEM. Applications are accepted Sept. 1-Oct. 31 of each year

U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program (unpaid) This program, for students with a minimum of 60 credit hours, provides the opportunity to work in U.S. Embassies throughout the world, as well as in various bureaus located in Washington, D.C. and at Department offices spread around the United States. This unpaid program is designed to provide substantive experiences in a Foreign Affairs environment.

Families USA (paid) Interns work on national, state, and minority issues and have the opportunity to work on a variety of different projects.

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Paid internship at the Smithsonian. of

America Student Leaders Internship High School students help community and outreach to others in service. PAID

Diversity in Vision Research & Ophthalmology (DIVRO)This program offers each participant the opportunity to work closely with leading research scientists in the Division of Intramural Research and provides hands-on training in a research environment that will prepare them to continue their studies and advance their careers in basic and clinical research.

National Youth Congress – Paid Selected high school youth, ages 14-18, participate in a 10 week paid internship with Arlington County Recreation Department. County staff provide hands-on opportunities for youth to work in their department. February of each year

Library of Congress A work-study opportunity for high school students to volunteer at the Library of Congress.  Students must be recommended by someone at their school and be able to work during the year or on a part time basis. Usually high school seniors. Applications are accepted at any time.

Summer Internship in Biomedical Research (SIP) Paid Summer programs at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) provide 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. March 1Additional programs, cost vary with each program for more information, please see web-link on listing.

APS Fine Arts Apprentice Program: Deadline: Early March, The Program provides specialized experiences beyond the regular art, music and drama curriculum for selected high school students (rising 10th, 11th, or 12th graders). Opportunities for students may include ensemble works, master classes, attendance at professional rehearsals and performances, museum courses, small group instruction, seminars, exhibit and performance opportunities.

Actuarial Science Camp Annville, PA One-week summer program for rising high school seniors who want to learn more about the profession. An actuary is a business professional who uses mathematical and financial tools to help identify and manage risk, a great career for students who are strong mathematically or like business and have good math aptitude.

Banson NYC Fashion Summer New York, NY. Designed for 9th through 12th grades students. Each week-long session will teach the students the fundamentals of the fashion industry by providing an insider\’s perspective.

Camp Cardiac Camp Washington, DC  One-week summer day camp. The camp is open to high school students (including Spring/Summer 2019 graduates) 15-18 years of age as of first day of assigned session and currently residing in the US. National locations, including Washington, DC

Camp Neuro Camp Washington, DC  Provides students with a unique opportunity to learn directly from experts in both the medical and psychological fields.  This 1-week summer day camp provides a foundation for healthy living with an emphasis on both diet and exercise.  Although Camp Neuro\’s primary focus is on care and maintenance of the brain as well as psychology, it provides an excellent starting point for careers in all fields of medicine.

Civic Leadership Institute; A three-week summer service-learning program for outstanding high school students completing grades 9 through 12. The program combines hands-on education, meaningful service, powerful speakers and seminars, and an unforgettable residential experience for a summer that students describe as “life-changing.” Programs located at Johns Hopkins University, Northwestern University and University of California Berkeley.

Constitutional Academy, Washington, DC  A week of deep discussions on critical issues and interaction with scholars, policy-makers, and national thought leaders.

George Mason University Summer Camp Fairfax VA  Academic, Visual & Performing Arts, Science & Technology, Recreation & Sports programs

Georgetown’s Summer High School Programs; Washington, DC An immersive learning experience that prepares you with the tools needed for college success. Ranging in length from one to five weeks, our programs span a wide range of subjects, covering everything from forensic science and politics to creative writing and digital design. You\’ll have the opportunity to live on Georgetown\’s historic hilltop campus, meet classmates from around the world, and earn college credit—all while experiencing the excitement of college life.

Susdquehanna University, Selingsgrove, PA. Offers exceptional a variety of summer educational institutes, ranked in the top 20 in the nation by Value Colleges and no. 21 by College Consensus. Our programs will allow you to get a taste of college life and challenge, inspire, and prepare you for the future.

Stanford Summer Institute, Stanford, CA.  Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies advances the education of academically talented, intellectually curious, pre-college students. We offer a variety of programs designed to meet the needs of top students everywhere.

UVA Cornerstone Summer Institute  Charlottesville, VA  A week-long summer camp where high school students learn about slavery and its legacies by exploring the University, Charlottesville, and area landmarks.

VA Tech C-Tech2 Blacksburg, VA For female students going into 11 or 12 grade. Spending time involved in hands-on activities designed to increase your interest in and knowledge of applications of engineering to real world situations.

VCU PIPELINE Richmond, VA  Our Pipeline programs for high school students are designed to assist in the college and career decision process. Learn from current college students, health care professionals, and researchers about the extensive and exciting options in the health care fields.

VCUarts Summer Intensive-Residential Richmond, VA Develop practical knowledge and skills to prepare you for college-level performing arts auditions and/or the development of your application portfolio

Washington Youth Summit on the Environment & Field Ecology Conservation Program Interactive program that provides America is highest achieving high school students with an interest in the environment, conservation, and sustainability, and with the desire to explore careers in the fields of environmental science, conservation, policy, law, and engineering, with a remarkable opportunity