Student Opportunities

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

All Schools

NYCDOE Minecraft Net Zero Challenge

Deadline: May 27, 2022
April 11-May 27, 2022
Sasha Ban/212-323-7865
The 2022 NYCDOE Minecraft Challenge asks students to design solutions in Minecraft for a more sustainable and accessible New York City. Students will choose from one of five sites across New York City’s five boroughs to design a solution that reduces waste, improves energy efficiency, or increases accessibility for users. Students who submit projects by the priority deadline of Friday, May 13, will have their submissions considered for inclusion at the Flipgrid.

High School

YVote ChangeMakers Summer Institute 

Deadline: June 6, 2022
Event: July 12-Aug 16, 2022
Sanda Balaban/ 917-543-8350
Are you interested in transforming the political landscape and ensuring that the youth agenda is at the forefront? Apply to join the YVote ChangeMakers Summer Institute to be on the front lines of a youth social movement focused on creating change and holding elected officials accountable around issues such as: criminal justice, climate change, gender and LGBTQIA+ rights, immigration rights, mental health, and racial justice. Participants will qualify for a stipend of up to $200 for full and engaged participation. Learn more and apply on the YVote website.

Literacy Unbound Summer Institute

Deadline: June 3, 2022
Event: July 18 - 30, 2022
Contact: Adele Bruni Ashley
Inquisitive high school students will find an outlet for their creativity and curiosity at this unique FREE institute, which will pair them with professional artists and teachers worldwide for an exclusive collaboration. At the 2022 Literacy Unbound Summer institute, students will tap into their reading, writing, performance, and multimedia abilities as they remix this year's selected text — In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez — and co-create an original film. Learn more and apply on the 2022 Summer Institute webpage

First Tech Fund 2022-2023 Fellowship

Deadline: June 1, 2022
Event: Ongoing
ContactJosue De Paz/631-361-1026
First Tech Fund’s Fellowship program is a year-long intensive mentorship and enrichment program that pairs high school students with mentors from leading companies in NYC. In addition to monthly mentorship, First Tech Fund provides weekly webinars and workshops around practical skills like public speaking and resume writing, as well as panel discussions on careers in a number of fields like law, medicine, finance, healthcare, creative writing, public service, and more. Students involved in the program get a free laptop and a WiFi hotspot if needed. Learn more and apply on the First Tech Fund webpage.

See MCC Theater's Production of Soft

Deadline: June 19, 2022
Event: May 12-June 19, 2022
Contact: Tricia Patrick/212-727-7722 Ext. 222 
MCC Theater welcomes students and classroom groups to see our newest production, soft, which shows the challenge a group of young people face as they reckon with their past trauma and their present situation while struggling to remain hopeful for the future. Flowers are in full bloom—in Mr. Isaiah's classroom, in the halls of the correctional boarding school where he teaches, and in the depths of his students' imaginations. After one boy dies by suicide, Mr. Isaiah struggles to figure out how to save the Black and Brown boys he teaches from a world that tries to crush their softness. Trigger warning – suicide. Student tickets are $25. Partial or fully subsidized tickets are available for school groups by completing the MCC Student Ticket Program formLearn more and buy tickets for the play on the MCC Theater website.

ONE Lab Summer Studio 2022

Deadline: Ongoing
Event: June 20-July 28, 2022
ONE Lab Summer Studio 2022 is offering three separate two-week summer sessions, each consisting of a design studio, lectures, and workshops. Students will learn about topical environmental issues, hear from top design experts and leaders in the field, and work with biomaterials in designing and producing objects that address today’s environmental challenges. The program course offerings include Architecture and the Environment, Design for Future Cities, and Sustainable Fashion and Materials. Learn more about this opportunity and apply on the ONE Lab Summer Studio 2022 webpage.

Next Gen Democracy Camp

Deadline: May 27, 2022
Event: June 27- July 1, 2022
ContactSanda Balaban/917-543-8350
Are you interested in helping democracy work better? Be part of the solution and apply to the Next Gen Democracy Camp! This weeklong in-person program aims to engage teens across NYC in analyzing the history and current state of our democracy along with investigating current challenges, designing democracy proposals, and creating action plans to implement with peers during the 2022-23 school year. Participants are eligible for a stipend of up to $200 for full and engaged participation. Learn more and apply on the YVote website.

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