Student Opportunities

Learn about programs, events, internships, scholarships, and much more for students your age. Find out how to get opportunities posted on this page.

Elementary and Middle Schools

Free Environmental Education and Garden Education Programs Summer 2019
Application Deadline: June 30, 2019
Event: June-August 2019
Contact: Nina Salzman or Mya Jenkins/212-333-2552 
New York Restoration Project (NYRP) offers free hands-on environmental education and garden education programs to students in kindergarten through grade eight. Nature in My Neighborhood is the umbrella name for five programs centered on the urban forest, garden, and aquatic ecology at Sherman Creek Park in northern Manhattan. Participating students will learn about the importance of greening their communities through hands-on investigations of the Harlem River and woodland plants and animals. Garden Growers is a series of guided lessons that takes place in one of our community gardens. Participating students will raise vegetables from seed to plate and learn environmental science and stewardship in an experiential way. Learn more and apply.


Middle and High Schools

All American High School Film Festival
Application Deadline: July 1, 2019
Event: October 11-13, 2019
Contact: Tom Oliva tom@aahsff.com/845-325-0256
The All American High School Film Festival (AAHSFF) is the world's largest high school film festival and takes place in the heart of New York City. Experience the future of film through on-site competitions, hundreds of screenings, networking events and parties, industry panels and workshops, an interactive technology showcase, a film school college fair, and the formal Teen Indie Awards Show. Submit a film, learn more, and/or purchase tickets.

High Schools

Become a Girls Write Now Mentee: Enrollment 2019-20 
Application Deadline: June 17, 2019
Contact: Amara Dewer/212-336-9330 ext. 912
Join our dynamic, supportive, multigenerational community of women writers, media makers, and leaders! Girls Write Now pairs girls from NYC public high schools with professional women writers and media makers for weekly one-on-one mentoring, monthly writing, digital media workshops, and college and career support. Participants will present their work at public events and be published in our anthologies. For more than 20 years, our nationally award-winning programs have provided creative and academic guidance, support, and opportunities for the next generation of writers, digital media makers, and leaders. Participation is free. The majority of workshops are held on Saturdays at 247 West 37 Street, Suite 1000, New York, NY 10018. Learn more and apply.

Paid Museum Ambassador Program at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum  
Application Deadline: June 28, 2019
Event: September 2019-May 2020
Students entering grades 10-12 can apply to take part in a yearlong, after-school program that offers a behind-the-scenes look at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. Ambassadors will examine Museum artifacts and explore ongoing themes and issues raised by 9/11. They will gain experience facilitating hands-on activities for young visitors and their caregivers and learn how to present information about the Museum to the public. Participants who successfully complete the program will receive a stipend, and all transportation costs are covered. Apply today

Rising Scientist Awards
Nomination Deadline: June 28, 2019
Event: October 15, 2019
High school students currently in their junior year are invited to apply to the Child Mind Institute Rising Scientist Awards. The Rising Scientist Awards recognize five New York Tri-State Area high school students who demonstrate exceptional early achievement in research in the fields of psychology, neuroscience, or biomedical engineering. Rising Scientist winners each receive a $2,000 scholarship for college expenses and will be recognized at the Child Mind Institute’s annual scientific symposium. Winners will share their research in a special poster session during the symposium and will receive their awards at a celebratory event immediately afterwards. Winners will also be invited to shadow a researcher for a day at the Child Mind Institute and attend a special educational event with representatives from the Child Mind Institute’s research programs. Learn more and nominate a student
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