LOOKING FOR SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES? See Summer Discovery's website for more information.
SUMMER FIELD RESEARCH PROGRAM IN YOSEMITE:
Interested in a unique summer opportunity? The Summer Field Research program offers a two week backpacking program, during which students develop and implement their own field research projects with the guidance of our highly-qualified educators. This is a wonderful opportunity for any science- or nature-minded students, who are interested in a summer adventure.
EXPERIENCE UC BERKELEY OVER THE SUMMER
Experience Berkeley is a free program that assists Black, Latino, and NativeAmerican students in the completion of the UC application and personal statements. Click on this flyer to see more information.
SANTA CLARA UNIVERSITY YOUNG SCHOLARS PROGRAM
This program is designed for ‘rising seniors’ and gives students the opportunity to enroll at SCU and earn college credit in humanities, arts, natural and social sciences. The program runs for 5 weeks from June 20 to July 26 2013. Each student will enroll in one or two lower-division college classes. Most classes meet 3 days a week and student can take classes in Art, Biology, Classics, Communication, Fine and Performing Arts, History, Philosophy, Psychology, Math, Spanish, and Religion. The program is non-residential. The application process includes an essay, a transcript, and SAT (or PSAT) scores. The deadline for applications if May 3, 2013 --- and apps began being reviewed on March 11th. For more information go to www.scu.edu/summer/ysp.
THE PRE-COLLEGE SUMMER SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM AT COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY
This program seeks to give high school students an introduction to environmental issues in sustainability across several colleges and departments at the university. The program mentors are drawn from the Robert Noyce STEM teaching internship program and they will be working with students at a 6 to 1 ratio. They will be visiting Rocky Mountain National Park, the Poudre River (as well as other Riparian areas) and The Pawnee National Grasslands. Those interested can look at their flyer for more information.
PAID INTERNSHIP WITH THE METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION (MTC) Applicants must have completed the 10th grade and be at least 16 years of age by time of hire (June 19th, 2013). Students who are under 18 years of age and will not be graduating prior to start of the program will have to obtain a work permit. Apply on-line and/or get more information at: http://www.mtc.ca.gov/jobs/high_school or contact the MTC Internship Coordinator at (510) 817-5807 or InternCoordinator@mtc.ca.gov.
Summer learning experiences offer students the opportunity to cultivate talents and interest in areas including humanities, sciences, arts, technology, and engineering. Summer learning allows students to explore possible career paths and college majors, aiding their future discernment process as they move toward post-secondary education. In addition, it helps students enhance critical skills for future academic success.
These programs offer interactive and hands-on experiential learning in a variety of academic settings, ranging from research labs to local hospitals and college campuses. When hosted on a college campus, the experience can be both academic and residential, allowing students to explore the social aspect of college life alongside learning in the classroom. Curriculum in these residential programs includes the targeted academic area, along with travel, sports, and social activities, so that students are coming away with a more enriched, diverse experience.
Be sure to check the links on the right regularly for new opportunities. Also be sure to note application deadlines, some of which are as early as February.