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List of Summer Opportunities for SLA Students
- ACE Program at CCP: Motivated students going into 9th to 12th grades, as well as students up to age 21 actively pursuing a GED, are invited to join us for our Summer ACE program.Students will have the opportunity to experience higher education and earn college credit while exploring career interests. Choose from 17 course options in the areas of social science, history, creative arts, science, technology, world languages and business.
- Monell Science Apprenticeship Program: Intensive paid summer internship that offers high school and undergraduate students in the Philadelphia area an extraordinary opportunity to learn about science and directly participate in basic research. Application due in Fall, check website.
- Fox Chase Cancer Center Immersion Science Program: Summer and school year programs for students interested in learning about cancer research. Winter program runs January – March, application due in October.
- Fox Chase Cancer Center High School Research Opportunity: Students gain hands-on training in basic laboratory techniques and conceptual skills including hypothesis generation, experimental design and data analysis. Summer program at Temple University, July-August, application available in March.
- Rutger Oncology Olympiad for High School Students
- Teen Leadership Corps at Awbury Arboretum: All high school youth are welcome to join our team as we share our talents and develop skills in urban agriculture, culinary arts, and entrepreneurship at the TLC Market Garden. Middle school youth volunteers will also be considered.
- Share Food Program: Volunteer at a warehouse distributing food for local families. Weekend shifts available.
Programs below involve recommendations, transcripts, and essays. Plan ahead.
- City of Philadelphia summer jobs
- Seasonal opportunities at the Philadelphia Zoo
- Thomas Jefferson University Hospital internship – Medicine
- Drexel University of Medicine Mini-Med Summer Camp: Medicine – Current 12th graders and college freshmen
- Bank of America Student Leaders paid internship – Leadership – Current 11th and 12th graders
- West Point Summer Leaders Experience – Leadership, Military – Current 11th graders
- UPenn Summer Mentorship Program-Dental Medicine, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Nursing – Current 10th graders
- WesGold Fellows Internship Program – Financial education, College planning, Personal development – Current 11th and 12th graders
- College of Engineering Summer Program, University of Wisconsin – Engineering – Current 10th and 11th graders
- University of Wisconsin – ProCSI – Computer Science – Current 9th, 10th and 11th graders
- University of Wisconsin – Engineering Tomorrow’s Careers (ETC) – Female engineers – 10th and 11th grade girls
- Drexel University’s Summer Music Technology – Music – All students
- Summer Math and Science Honors Academy (SMASH) – STEM – 9th grade students of color interested in STEM
- Forensic Sciences Mentoring Institute Summer Science Program – 16 and older
- Out4STEM Program – 10th and 11th grade
- Temple University Summer Program
- The Melanin Diary’s Top 35 Summer Programs (free or low-cost)