• Internships, Apprenticeships, and Special Programs

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    HS Navigator - HS Navigator is a one-stop search tool for finding pre-college summer programs or internships or volunteer opportunities for high school students.

    Local Opportunites:

    Gateway - Internship Opportunity for Graduating Senior
    Gateway, an education technology company, is looking for a driven and ambitious Digital Media Intern to build a robust social media presence, report directly to the Co-founder/CEO, and provide creative ideas for Gateway to build meaningful connections with Gen Zs and innovative companies.
    This Digital Media internship will be the one for you if you are a highly-motivated student who wants to gain valuable experience in the education and technology industry, work with an entrepreneurial team, and develop digital marketing skills!
    The internship description is here and the application is here

    Five-Week Young Astro-Scholars Internship: Astronomy Data Analysis and Space Research for NASA Missions i - Summer 2023. 
    This interactive internship program combines learning experiences in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and a private space revolution and its impact on astronomy and space policy. Students participating in the program will study astronomy and space sciences research projects and have the opportunity to explore the universe by remotely controlling the telescope from George Mason University Observatory. To learn more, please visit https://schar.gmu.edu/programs/executive-education/five-week-young-astro-scholars-internship-astronomy-data-analysis-and.  ($2000 fee for instate residents)  

    Skill Struck Internship - Summer 2023
    This is a virtual internship with a start-up education tech company. Interns will be testing an existing, but always expanding, CS platform and curriculum. They will be learning a new coding language (or improving upon one they already know) while testing technical aspects such as buttons, links/hyperlinks, code checkpoints, content alignment, auto-grader issues, etc. Copy-edit as necessary. Interns will be expected to participate in discussions via the Slack app. We are very passionate about what we do and would love for your students to join us. Coding is for everyone! Application Form
    (Download PDF's below for more information)
    Skill Struck Internship Description  and  Skill Struck Internship Opportunity One pager

    NOVA - Paid Summer Internships
    Already a STEM master? Bring your skills back to the community as a NOVA SySTEMic Intern. NOVA is recruiting high school and college students interested in STEM education for paid summer STEM internships in support of our summer STEM camps. Interns will support camp instruction, contribute to curriculum development, and learn to teach technical skills in a low-stress, fun environment. For more details and to apply, go to intern.novastem.us/apply

    Operation HomePort Internship Opportunity
    The Department of Agriculture and Human Sciences at NC State University is looking for Interns to work in Child Development Centers on US Navy bases around the country, and in select locations overseas, such as Italy, Spain, Japan, South Korea, and others. These are four-month, paid internships. The Interns will make at least $15 per hour, 40 hours per week, with their travel and housing paid for.
    The program is called Operation HomePort. Operation HomePort provides exciting opportunities that combine travel with personal and professional development for a wide array of individuals (Gap Year, current students, recent graduates, or Career Changers)! Prior experience is not required and there are no restrictions based on academic majors.
    You can find the full Internship Program description, eligibility requirements, and application process on the Operation HomePort website: https://operationhomeport.weebly.com/
    The minimum requirements to participate in the program are as follows:

    • Be at least 18 years of age with a high school diploma or equivalent
    • Be able to communicate effectively in English (oral and written)
    • Be able to successfully pass a federal background check

    Girls In Technology Program:
    Apply for Girls in Technology’s Mentor Protégé Program
    Girls in Technology (GIT) is looking for interested high school girls (protégés) for the 2022-2023 Mentor Protégé (MP) Program. The Mentor Protégé Program is designed to engage, educate, and inspire high school girls about the vast array of opportunities available in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

    The MP Program connects girls with over seventy professional women mentors and over one-hundred like-minded girls that will help participants identify pathways to careers in STEM. The program focuses on girls in grades 9-12. MP members attend five evening sessions, each lasting ninety minutes. The agenda typically includes networking, a speaker/panel experience and mentoring on topics such as STEM Careers.
    CLICK HERE to download the instructions for re-applying if you were a Protégé during the 2021-2022 GIT program year as you will have an abbreviated application process.

    Join the Loudoun Youth Advisory Council (YAC)!
    YAC is a student-led organization of highly motivated teens who reside in Loudoun County. As a leadership development, community service, and civic engagement program, it is a great opportunity for high school students to get involved.
    YAC meets twice a month – on alternating Mondays – throughout the school year to work on special events and community service projects for their peers. The Loudoun Youth Advisory Council provides numerous opportunities for volunteer hours and leadership. If you are interested, the application can be completed at: https://lfportal.loudoun.gov/Forms/YAC.

    Children’s Science Center 

    • STEM Summer Camp Internship Summer 2023
      ‍The STEM Camp Internship is available to students ages 16+ who have an interest in STEM education. They will work closely with elementary-aged students conducting hands-on STEM activities. Interns will also have the opportunity to develop their own STEM programming for camp students. Applications will open January 9th , 2023
    • Commonwealth Cyber Initiative (CCI) Internship Summer 2023
      ‍The Commonwealth Cyber Initiative (CC) Internship was created to expand the cybersecurity talent pipeline by reaching high school students who are 17+ and interested in exploring cyber security as a possible career option. The internship includes professional skills training and placement with Northern Virginia cyber-related organizations to prepare them to enter the cyber workforce of the future. The internship includes a program stipend for the successful completion of the 7-week program and is open to rising high school seniors and rising first-year college/university students. Applications will open January 9th , 2023
    • Animal Husbandry Internship Rolling Application
      The Animal Husbandry Internship will provide a well-rounded experience for individuals actively pursuing a career in animal care and education. The internship will cover topics including best practices in animal welfare, zoonotic diseases, training, AZA/SSP information, USDA requirements, recording keeping, etc. Applicants must be at least 18 years old. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
    • Youth Advisory Board 2023- 2025
      The Children’s Science Center Lab’s Youth Advisory Board is made up of Northern Virginia high school students who volunteer, collaborate, and create programs that contribute to the Children's Science Center's goal of inspiring a love of STEM.  All members serve a two-year term.  Each member contributes approximately 6 to 10 hours per month, attending Board and team meetings, developing projects for the Children's Science Center, volunteering at the Lab on weekends and during school breaks, and participating in community events.  The application opens in the winter each year, and rising freshmen through rising junior high school students are eligible to apply.

    CIEE Global Navigator Study Abroad Program for 9th-11th Graders / GAP Study Abroard for 12th graders

    The CIEE summer abroad program for high school students allows you to choose from 50+ adventures rooted in language, service, or intriguing topics like filmmaking or marine science.  Set out for 3 to 4 weeks of hands-on learning, eye-opening group excursions, and fun activities that deeply immerse you in local culture.
    For more information visit: www.ciee.org/summer2020   Call: (866)583-0332         email:  hsabroad@ciee.org

    Environmental Enhancements - Complete Landscape Services Internship or Apprenticeship Program  
    Internship:  Provides hands-on experience for students who are interested in exploring the landscaping/horticulture industry.  Working side-by-side with experienced landscaping professionals can help you decide if landscaping is the right profession for you. As an added bonus, you will find your coursework much more useful once you have had some real-life experience.  

    Apprenticeship Program Certification:  Registered by the Department of Labor and administered  by the National Association of Landscape Professionals in an association employer-driven model that combines on-the-job training with related classroom or online instruction that increases an employee's skill level and wages.  This program is an "earn and learn" model that allows an apprentice to earn wages through on-the-job training as well as earn pay increases as he or she reaches benchmarks within the program. 
    For more information, contact Carmen Kesteven email

    High School STEM Internship - Mindframe Education
    An innovative STEM education company located in Northern Virginia is looking for high school interns to assist with teaching STEM to K-8 students.  They will assist with STEM classes including science, programming, robotics, game design and digital arts. For more information click here


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Last Modified on June 8, 2023