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.

All Schools

Register for Virtual Design Field Trips with Cooper Hewitt
Deadline: Ongoing
Event: Ongoing
Contact: Maggie Lisman
The Virtual Design Field Trip experience is a 60-minute program in which K-12 students explore the design process, build connections to Cooper Hewitt’s collection, and foster a deeper understanding of brainstorming techniques and inclusive design. The interactive field trip aims to inspire the next generation of designers to take action in their community, build self-confidence and self-esteem, and help participants learn how to create change. The free program is held virtually via Zoom Monday-Friday starting at 10:00am or 1:00pm. Learn more and register.

Elementary and Middle Schools

Jackie Robinson All-Star Trivia Game
Deadline: December 4, 2020
Event date: December 5, 2020
Contact: Samantha Gibson
Join the Jackie Robinson Museum for a virtual, intergenerational trivia game to test your knowledge about Jackie Robinson’s life on and off the field. Play for prizes and learn new things about Jackie’s childhood, all-star athletic career, and post-baseball work as you compete with families around the country to answer questions. Participants will be able to view cool photographs, videos, and documents as part of the event. Show off your knowledge while commemorating Robinson’s legacy and relevance today. The event will be held from 7:00-8:00pm. Learn more and register.

High Schools

New York City Delegation of the Puerto Rican/Hispanic Youth Leadership Institute (PRHYLI)
Deadline: December 15, 2020
Event: March 13-14, 2021
Contact: Lisa Pineda
If you are a Puerto Rican, Hispanic, or Latinx public high school student, you may apply to this year’s virtual Puerto Rican/Hispanic Youth Leadership Institute. The Institute focuses on developing leadership skills, provides the chance to engage with elected officials, and helps you gain in-depth knowledge about the state legislative process. As part of the Institute, you will complete an advocacy project that you can use towards the New York State Seal of Biliteracy on your high school diploma. If you are a high school senior, you may apply to a college scholarship through the Institute. Learn more and apply.

Imagine NYC Schools Internships for High School Students
Deadline: December 7, 2020 
Event: January-June 2021 
Contact: Daniella Phillips
As part of the Imagine NYC Schools initiative, the DOE is offering paid virtual internships for high school students. The focus of the internship is to engage students in re-thinking and innovating the high school learning experience. Participants will advise the DOE on what's working well (or not) in blended and remote learning; what kinds of learning experiences are most interesting, engaging, and innovative to them; and what "equity" means. Participants will engage in weekly meetings and activities and can earn up to $750 for up to 50 hours. Learn more and apply

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