School-year STEM

ACE Mentor Program

Eligibility: Must be in high school
Application Deadline: 2019-2020 application closed. Registration opens near end of July.

A nationally recognized extracurricular program for high school students in the Greater Boston area. Participants are mentored by construction managers, engineers, and architects as they are taught the basics of engineering design. Students work to develop their own building projects by the end of the program.

Beth Israel Milton Senior High School Spring Internship

2-4 high school students are accepted as interns each spring based on hospital needs. Students will work on various tasks while gaining experience in medical settings - open to seniors who are allowed to leave campus for volunteer opportunities.

Eligibility: Must be high school senior
Deadline: March 31st

Health Professions Recruitment and Exposure Program (HPREP)

Eligibility: Must be in high school
Deadline: 2019-2020 application closed. Application will reopen early fall 2020.

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.

High School Apprenticeship Challenge

8 week pre-internship for Boston high school students which prepares participants for summer stem internships by giving them experience in advanced laboratories and helping foster their professional skills and technical knowledge.

Must be 16 by March 1st
Deadline: February 28th, 2020 *Deadline has passed*

Inspiring Girls Expeditions

Eligibility: Must be a female, age is dependent on expedition; usually 15-17 years old

Application deadline: Several expeditions throughout the year with different deadlines

Program which offers several 12 day trips for teen girls throughout the year. Students engage in scientific field studies with their teams, mentors by professional scientists and artists, and in doing so builds wilderness awareness and self confidence.

MIT Primes

Eligibility: Must be a high school student in commuting distance from Boston

Deadline: December 1

A highly intensive year long research program for impressive high school area in commuting distance from Boston. Participants work with MIT researchers on problems unsolved within mathematics, computer science, and computational biology. Students are also led by mentors in guided reading circles, and are expected to work independently on their research projects throughout the summer.

Primes Circle

Eligibility: Must be high school student
Deadline: November 15

An after school program for talented high school students taking place from mid winter to mid spring. Students must work collaboratively in groups on readings and math problems far more advanced than highschool coursework. By the end of the program, students are expected to write an expository research paper on a math related topic of their choice.

Primes USA

Eligibility: Must be a high school junior living in the U.S.

Deadline: December 1

A highly intensive year long research program for gifted high school juniors across the country. Students work on math-related research projects from their homes while receiving assistance from specialized mentors over skype.

SEED Academy

For 7th-10th grade
November 9 *Application now closed, will reopen early fall 2020*

A STEM-based school-year academic enrichment program, teaching 7th through 12th grade students different disciplines in science and engineering. For 8 Saturdays per semester, students will study and create a project on a specific STEM field on MIT’s campus, presenting their projects to the public on their last session. SEED Academy is only available to students attending high school in Boston, Cambridge, or Lawrence, and you must be in grades 7-10 to apply

SquareTech’s Intro to A/V Teen Internship

Eligibility: Must be 16-19 at program start date
Deadline: January 16 *2020 spring application is now closed. Will reopen early winter*

Through this program, teens aged 16-19 are able to take an A/V technology class at Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology, in which they can receive college credits. Students will gain an introductory overview of PC technology for audio, visual, and audiovisual systems integration through an immersive hands-on experience.

SquareTech’s Intro to Tech Teen Internship

Through this program, teens aged 14-19 are able to gain experience in PC hardware, programming codes, gaming design, customer service, and job readiness. Using this knowledge, youth are able to refurbish old computers, which are then donated to those in need.

Eligibility: Must be 14-19 at program start date
Deadline: January 16 *Application is now closed, will reopen early winter*

The Flagship Clubhouse

Eligibility: Must be 14-18

Deadline: none

A youth outreach center for teens in the Greater Boston area that offers a safe space for exploration of any passion that members have in mind. This includes career assistance, projects, and STEAM exploration workshops. Members are able to utilize Flagship resources to design websites, video games, 3D models, and more.

Yes for CURE

Eligibility: Must be a high school sophomore or junior, or a college freshman or sophomore
Deadline: November 25 *Application is now closed, will reopen fall 2020*

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.

Zoo New England Volunteer

Eligibility: Must be aged 14+

Application deadline: July 15th for winter session; February 15th for summer session

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).

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