The Career & Life Success Program at Notre Dame creates learning experiences that take students beyond the walls of the traditional classroom. The program prepares young women for life beyond college by empowering them to identify and nurture their individual gifts and talents as they explore opportunities for future career and life success.

Our on-campus internships provide our students with the opportunity to become more involved in our Notre Dame community, while at the same time providing students with work experiences and skill building in areas that may be of interest to them. We offer on-campus internship in the following areas:

Applications for the 2017-2018 academic year will be available starting in April 2017. 

Notre Dame High School has partnered with the San Jose Tech Museum of Innovation to provide our students with internship opportunities to inspire and equipt them to be prepared to enter a world driven by technology. 

The San Jose Tech Museum of Innovation provides the following internships:

  • Design Intern
  • Accounting Intern
  • Creative Collisions Intern
  • Community Relations Intern
  • Exhibit Research Intern

For more information and Internship Descriptions, please click here.

Freshwomen: Get Inspired

Young alumna are invited into homerooms to share their story of their journey from Notre Dame, and how their ND interests and activities shaped their choices when in college.

Date: January 6, 2017

Sophomores: Dare to Dream

Alumna and community members are invited to participate as guest speakers for the College & Career unit taught by the Director of College Counseling in the second semester of Gospel Stores, Gospel Choices. Speakers share information about their present career, what inspired them to choose this career, and the path they took to get there.

Dates: February 7 and 8, 2017

Juniors: Find Your Passion

Alumna and community members invited to participate as part of a “speed mentoring” activity to allow students to practice their networking skills and hear from alumnae/community members how they have found their passion.  

Date: March 14, 2017

Seniors: Make the Commitment

Workshops in mentoring geared toward next-step skills, such as resume writing, interviewing for jobs/internships, preparing for college, professional networking, professional protocol for social media, financial literacy; job shadows or short-term internship experiences.

Dates: Ongoing throughout second semester


Description Application Deadline Cost Program Date
Design the Future at Stanford School of Design Design the Future is a week long, fully immersive design thinking summer program for rising 10th, 11th and 12th graders in which students work to solve some of the biggest challenges facing our world today. June 14th $1,750-2,000 June 19- June 25 
Camp Cardiac @ UCSF School of Medicine Camp Cardiac is run by local medical students  and serves as an ideal introduction for any high school student interested in exploring a career in medicine. With a focus on both education and real world experience, Camp Cardiac provides students with a unique opportunity to learn directly from experts in the medical field.  In addition, this 1-week summer day camp provides a foundation for heart healthy living with an emphasis on both diet and exercise.  Although Camp Cardiac's primary focus is on care and maintenance of the heart, it provides an excellent starting point for careers in all fields of medicine. Scholarship Application Deadline
Monday, April 3rd

Early Standard Deadline & Tuition
Monday, March 13th | $650*

Regular Standard Deadline & Tuition
Monday, April 24th | $700*
$650-700 July 31st-August 4th
USC/Chevron Frontiers of Energy Resources Summer Camp The Frontiers of Energy Resources Summer Camp offers a preparatory, interactive training program focusing on various energy resources including fossil fuels, solar, biofuel,wind, nuclear energy, and information technologies for energy efficient operations. (Rising Seniors Only) April 7th No Cost June 25 - June 30th 
Rosetta Institute's Molecular Medicine Youth Workshop Classes for high achieving high school students interested in pursuing a career in medicine or related fields, such as biomedical research, drug development, pharmacy or nursing. Workshops in Molecular Biology of Cancer, Molecular Neuroscience, Molecular Immunology, Medical and Translational Bioinformatics and Biomedical Research – that are taught by PhD-level instructors with years of research and teaching experience. Through engaging lectures and hands-on laboratory classes, students learn normal molecular and cellular biology, and then learn how these normal processes are disrupted or distorted during the development of disease. Rolling admissions  $1300-$3200 depending on room and board

June 4-17,

June 18-July 1

July 9- 22

July 26- August 5

The Reality Capture Summer Technology Camp STEAM program that introduces students to the engineering process through state of the art technology. Utilizing laser scanning/digital documentation techniques, students actively take part in creating a digital archive of the region’s cultural heritage while using civil engineering tools to resolve complex geospatial challenges. Applications starting March 6th No Cost

July 3-7 

July 10- 14 

HERLead The HERlead Fellowship is a groundbreaking partnership between ANN INC., the parent company of Ann Taylor, LOFT and Lou & Grey, and Vital Voices to empower young women from across the U.S. to affect global progress, invest in their communities, and begin their journeys as the next generation of leaders. March 18th n/a June 19-22, 2017.
UC Davis Young Scholars The UC Davis Young Scholars Program is a summer residential research program designed to expose approximately 40 high achieving high school students to the world of original research in the natural sciences with emphases on the biological, environmental and agricultural sciences. Each student will work on an individual project and prepare a journal quality paper and symposium presentation about their work. March 16th $6200 June 25 – August 5, 2017
USC Summer Marine Lab Experience Weeklong Summer Science Programs provide high school students from across the country the opportunity to visit the USC Phillip K. Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies on Catalina Island, and other coastal sites. Over the course of a week, students get amazing opportunities to work with local researchers, conduct their own research projects, learn about careers in marine science, build their own ROVs, snorkel, kayak, and explore the marine protected areas around the island. March 10th No Cost July 6- 12, 2017
Santa Clara University Summer Engineering Program

This special summer experience is for current high school sophomores and juniors who are interested in exploring the field of engineering. The program is designed to acquaint participants with the engineering profession, the academic expectations of college, and the nature of life at a university. Students attend introductory level workshops spanning several disciplines of engineering that are facilitated by our engineering faculty. Topics will include: Bio, Civil, Computer Science, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering. 

*This Program is NOT Students who have been exposed to the engineering profession through high school coursework, extra-curricular activities, similar programs and close role models working in engineering

March 1st No Cost

July 9-13, 2017

July 16-20, 2017

July 23-27, 2017

Arthritis Foundation  Selected students receive hands on experience in the fields of rheumatology and immunology, with a focus on arthritis and related autoimmune diseases. Interns participate in either basic laboratory (bench) research or clinical translational/epidemiological (patient outcomes oriented) research February 25th No Cost- Students selected receive $1500 stipend June 13- August 3
Stanford Institute of Medicine Summer Research Program The Stanford Institutes of Medicine Summer Research Program (SIMR) is an eight-week program in which high school students from diverse backgrounds are invited to perform basic research with Stanford faculty, postdoctoral fellows, students and researchers on a medically-oriented project. The goals of the program include increasing interest in biological sciences and medicine in high school students, helping students to understand how scientific research is performed, and increasing diversity of students and researchers in the sciences. February 25th $40 application fee (financial assistance available) June 12- August 3


"As the finance intern at the Tech Museum of Innovation, I have been able to gain essential skills working with Excel and have been exposed to various accounting procedures. Additionally, I have been able to expand my knowledge of the area of business as a whole." Tech Museum Intern, Class of 2019

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