Paid summer internship program where teens living in the Greater Boston area gain experience in the environmental sciences through hands-on research. Through a partnership with the National Park Service, teens work on Thompson Island to help with ongoing conservation efforts. Participants are able to perform data collection, practice trail maintenance and invasive species removal, participate in overnight camping expeditions, and interact with environmental scientists.
Must be 15-18 years old at the start of the program
A three-year scientific research training initiative for high school and undergraduate students hosted by the Dana Farber institution. Participants engage in mentored summer research projects, an immersive scientific curriculum during the academic year, and year-round skills training. Students also receive summer stipends, several networking opportunities, and must deliver research projects over the course of their experience.
Must be a high school sophomore or junior, or a college freshman or sophomore
SEO Scholars creates a more equitable society by closing the academic and opportunity gap for motivated young people, setting the standard for academics, mentorship, community, positive peer pressure, and a powerful, lifelong network.
Must be a freshman coming from a low-income background
Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo offer several year-round volunteering opportunities for teens. These opportunities include assisting with special zoo events, interacting with guests, and caring for petting zoo animals. Volunteering periods come in a winter session (September-February) and Summer session (April-September).
Health Professions Recruitment and Exposure Program
An after school enrichment program hosted by Harvard Medical School to recruit high school students from underrepresented backgrounds into science and medicine. Students attend Saturday classes on Harvard's campus and are immersed in STEM lectures led by Harvard students.
The Young Scholars Program offers future scientists and engineers a unique opportunity for a hands-on research experience while still in high school. Students conduct research in Northeastern Labs under the mentorship of university faculty and staff. Students receive a $1500 stipend upon completion of the program.
Students must be permanent Massachusetts residents. Only students entering 12th grade in the fall following the program (current juniors) are eligible to apply. Students from any schools (public, private, home schooled, etc) are eligible.
MOSTEC serves to develop a cohort of students who are equipped to major successfully in technical disciplines. Students are supported by a staff of positive, enthusiastic, and like-minded role models with experience in science and engineering. Throughout the duration of the six-month program, students work under the mentorship of MIT students and alums to discuss, tackle, and solve the social issues pertaining to STEM.
Applicants must be high school juniors at the time of application. Preferability is given to applicants that come from underrepresented backgrounds.
GROW Summer Research Internship at Boston University
GROW offers rising high school seniors the opportunity to perform research in a lab at BU for six weeks. Upon completion of all program requirements, students will receive a stipend of up to $1500. Participants work in their labs June 28-August 9th M-F from 9:30-4:30.
Applicants must currently be a junior enrolled in a school in Massachusetts and live within a 30-mile radius of Boston. Applicants must be at least sixteen years old by July 1, 2019. Applicants must have a demonstrated record of achievement in science.
This is a 5-week summer program for rising 9th grade girls focused on computer science. Participants learn computer languages such as Scratch, AppInventor, HTML, CSS, and Python. They are also introduced to robotics, cryptography, artificial intelligence, and circuits. In addition, they learn how computer science is applied in the real world through guest speakers and going on field trips.
Young women entering 9th grade in Fall 2020. Must be enrolled in a school in Massachusetts. Priority will be given to students in Boston and those who live within a 15-mile radius of the city.
The Governor’s STEM Scholars Program is a free, statewide STEM education initiative for New Jersey students in grades 10 through the PhD level. Through a series of four conferences during the school year, as well as trips to STEM organizations across the state, the Governor’s STEM Scholars provides students with opportunities to closely interact with New Jersey STEM professionals, research organizations, and state policymakers to educate themselves about and experience the state’s STEM economy.
Must be a 10th through doctoral level student enrolled in school in NJ. Applicants must be enrolled in a program in the fields of STEM or show a demonstrated interest in STEM. Applicants must have a 3.5 G.P.A. or higher. Applicants must demonstrate leadership qualities either through participation in school programs or community activities (Leadership does not have to pertain to STEM, although this type of leadership would be helpful to a candidate).