School-year Misc.

ABCD WorkSmart

Eligibility: Must be 14-21 year old Boston resident
Deadline: Not specified, email to apply

A youth career development program where Boston high school students are mentored to balance school and work while learning fundamental skills for success. Participants are given an 8 week internship in a field that best suits their interests, and are given mentors to develop a career plan as well as weekly tutoring and counseling. Students are also guaranteed placement in ABCD’s Summerworks program.

Amphibious Achievement

Eligibility: Must be a student in high school
Application Deadline: September 15 *Application now closed, will reopen August 2020*

A free school-year program for high school students in the Greater Boston area combining coaching in rowing and swimming with college-prep workshops. Achievers gain a current MIT student as a mentor for one on one support to be used as an efficient resource. Program sessions are biannual, occurring in spring and autumn. Sessions are 10 weeks each.

Beacon Academy

Eligibility: Must be in 8th grade
Deadline: January 15th *Application now closed, will reopen late fall*

A program connecting disadvantaged 8th grade Boston students to private high schools with full ride scholarships. Beacon scholars enroll in Beacon Academy and receive an extra year of education between 8th and 9th grade, and are then partnered with a fantastic private school that they couldn’t have otherwise afforded.

Bikes Not Bombs

Eligibility: Varies based on the program
Deadline: Open applications

This organization has several programs based around teaching youth to build bikes. For instance, in BnB's Build a Bike program, youth are taught to build, ride, and navigate a bike throughout the city of Boston. BnB also offers paid job and internship programs for teens.
Eligibility: Age requirements vary for different groups. Generally 12-18 years old.

Disney Dreamers Academy

Eligibility: Must be 13-19 years old
Deadline: Late December

Inspirational program where 100 high school students have an all expenses paid 4 day trip to Disney World, receive access to career ad skill development workshops, and become motivated by world-renowned mentors.

Future Chefs

Eligibility: Must apply while in your sophomore year of high school.
Application Deadline: No deadline specified, application currently open.

A year-round program supporting high school students in Boston who desire a career in the culinary arts. Beginning their sophomore year of high school, students must go through three programs that must be completed in sequence: Future Chef Prepares, Future Chef Delivers, and Future Chef Sustains. Students are trained by professional chefs in each program, and are compensated after completing their first year.

Junior Achievement Company Program

Eligibility: Must be high school student
Deadline: Late November *sign up in late October/early November*

An after school entrepreneurship program where high school students create and manage their own companies to explore the world of business. Students are guided by volunteer business professionals in lessons regarding business ethics, teamwork, and goal setting, and are able to direct business meetings, hold pitches, and form business plans for their companies.

MIT Think Scholars Program

Eligibility: Must be high school student
Deadline: January 1 *Application has closed, will reopen November 2020*

Program offering mentorship and funding for a project that students have already extensively researched and are planning to pursue. Winning students earn an all expense paid 4 day trip to MIT’s campus for mentorship, and $1,000 for seed money.


Eligibility: Must be enrolled in a partner school, and must be in grades 7-12
Partner schools: Codman Academy, James P. Timilty Middle School, John D. O Bryant School of Math and Science, Joseph Lee School, Rafael Hernandez School
Deadline: Rolling admission. Must apply through your school.

After school program for students in participating Boston public high schools, combining college preparation with squash training. Participants are subject to regular squash practice and competitions, while also receiving homework help, SAT prep, and one on one academic mentorship to help students get into top universities.

Somerville Media Center Teen Internship

Eligibility: Must Be High School Student

Deadline: None specified, email Heather at for info

*Once you reach the page you must scroll until seeing “Teen Internships”*

Year round internship where high school students get to gain hands on media and production skills. Interns also receive a free SCATV membership and free classes for a year in exchange for their work.

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