If you are a high school student interested in getting a head start on continued education, or are unsure about what career path to follow when choosing a college, trade school or university, a summer high school intern program can give you an opportunity to explore your options and experience firsthand what certain occupations are like. Dozens of companies and colleges offer summer internships to high school students in many lucrative and interesting fields of industry.
The National Institutes of Health
According to the U.S. Department of Human Services, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) offers numerous summer internships to high school students over the age of 16. Internships are available for high school students at the main campus in Bethesda, Maryland. NIH student internships focus exclusively on science and biomedical research, and include lectures and informal lunch meetings for students working side-by-side with top world renowned scientists. NIH summer high school internship programs typically begin in May or June and last approximately eight weeks.
The National Institutes of Health 6701 Rockledge Drive Bethesda, MD 20817-1816 301-402-2900 www.nih.gov>
Career Explorations offers a vast variety of high school summer intern programs in four major metropolitan cities to kids who need some direction in choosing a career path and exploring potential fields of college study. The company works closely with industry professionals in numerous fields to provide high school students with hands-on experience in their fields of interest. Industry categories include veterinary medicine, journalism, media, marketing, culinary arts, hotel and restaurant management, television and films, computer technology and many more. With locations in New York, Chicago, San Fransisco and Boston, Career Explorations offers four-week daytime internships to students who reside locally, and live-in internships for students nationwide.
Career Explorations 227 E. 96th Street, Suite 6F New York, NY 10128 212-933-4956 ceinternships.com
Boston University Research Internship in Science & Engineering Program
Boston State University offers a summer intern program to gifted high school seniors. High school students perform college level experiments using state-of-the-art laboratories in the presence of college science professors. Students perform research studies in astronomy, chemistry, engineering, medicine, biology, psychology and physics with guidance of a Boston University science mentor. Applicants must be American citizens entering senior year of high school to meet eligibility requirements, and the six-week honours class internship may be completed while residing on campus by students who are unable to commute.
Boston University Summer Term-High School Programs 755 Commonwealth Ave. Room 105 Boston, MA 02215 617-353-1378 bu.edu
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