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

Student Programs and Opportunities at Six Flags Great Adventure

Deadline: Ongoing
Event: Ongoing
Contact: safariprograms@sixflags.com / 732-928-2000 ext. 2221 
Six Flags Great Adventure offers FREE online videos that cover various science topics including adaptations, conservation, genetics, and evolution. Each 5-7 minute video can be easily integrated into any classroom lesson. Classes or groups can also book live virtual animal experiences or Cyber Safaris that are 15/45 minutes in length, grade-level specific, and cost $75/$150 for 100 students or less. Lastly, Science on Safari is an in-person contactless experience of the Six Flags Great Adventure Drive-Thru Safari where students can download specific materials to learn more about the 1,200 animals on the 350-acre safari.

Elementary and Middle Schools

Play Jackie Robinson All-Star Trivia with the Jackie Robinson Museum

Deadline: April 13, 2021
Event: April 15, 2021
Contact: Samantha Gibson
Grab your class and celebrate Jackie Robinson Day by showing off your knowledge about American hero Jackie Robinson's life on and off the field. Learn new content about Jackie’s childhood, all-star athletic career, and post-baseball work while competing with other classes across the country for prizes. In this fun, interactive virtual game, participants will view primary sources including photographs, documents, and video clips and think about Robinson's legacy and relevance today. Learn more and register for All-Start Trivia.

Middle and High Schools

NYC Creative Writing Contest: New Beginnings 

Deadline: April 4, 2021
Event: Ongoing
Contact: journalsofcolor@gmail.com 
New Beginnings is a creative writing contest for NYC teens to contemplate renewal, growth, and healing for the upcoming spring season. In two pages or less, contestants must answer, "How are you planting your seeds for your future legacy? In what ways have you grown and plan to continue evolving in 2021?" Awards include a $100 cash prize to the winner, certificates of achievement, a feature in Issue 06 of Journals of Color magazine, and website/social media spotlights. Guest judges include The New York Times Metro reporter Jazmine Hughes and award-winning screenwriter Jason Kim. Learn more and submit to the New Beginnings contest. 

Summer Arts Institute 2021

Deadline: April 5, 2021
Event: July 6-30, 2021
Contact: summerartsinstitute@schools.nyc.gov
Summer Arts Institute (SAI) is a free, virtual, four-week intensive arts training program for students entering grades 8-11 in September 2021. Students will explore all aspects of being an artist and specialize in one art form: dance; film; vocal music; instrumental music; orchestral strings; theater; or visual arts. The program, administered by the DOE Office of Arts and Special Projects, is designed for students who are at an intermediate or advanced level of study in their chosen art form. Summer Arts Institute offers a unique opportunity for students to work with DOE arts specialists, cultural organizations, and guest artists. Students will be guided through building a portfolio or audition skills for their next level of study whether it is an arts-focused high school, college/university, or conservatory. This virtual program takes place from 9:00am-12:00pm and auditions are due March 29, 2021. Learn more about the Summer Arts Institute and apply to the Summer Arts Institute.

High Schools

Summer Design and Engineering Classes with The Cooper Union STEM Outreach Program

Deadline: April 4, 2021
Event: July 6-22 (Session 1) and July 26-August 12 (Session 2)
Contact: Elizabeth Waters
Students in grades 9-11 can apply for Summer STEM 2021 featuring CU@Home Kits. This year's themes are: Climate Change and Data Visualization; Design and Drawing for Engineering; Medicine and Machine Learning; Project Gateway; Robotics Crash Course; and Water Quality Research and Design. Students meet virtually four days per week for three weeks to learn design and engineering skills, and then apply their learning to a final project. There will be virtual synchronous and asynchronous activities. There will also be virtual community events to serve as opportunities to meet other students, Cooper Union faculty, deans, alumni, and professionals from engineering and technology companies. Full and partial scholarships are available. Learn more and apply to Summer STEM 2021.

Register for the Not All Scientists Wear Lab Coats Series- Celebrating Earth Day with Dr. Stacy Jupiter

Deadline: April 22, 2021 by 4:00pm
Event: April 22, 2021
Contact: bzeducation@wcs.org / 800-433-4149
Join us for our newest interactive series exploring STEM careers. In each session, you'll learn about a different conservation issue, meet a WCS staff member actively working on solutions, and discover how their unique pathway to a STEM career was influenced by their identity. We have invited Dr. Stacy Jupiter, WCS Melanesia Regional Director, to help us celebrate Earth Day. Dr. Stacy Jupiter, a recipient of the 2019 MacArthur Genius Award, has “always been interested in how human activities have affected the environment and the consequent impacts to biodiversity and people.” Curious about what comic books and flash mobs have to do with one of the world’s most beautiful coastal regions? Join us to find out! We are excited to offer this program for FREE to students in NYC Title 1 high schools. The event will take place from 5:30-7:00pm and registration is required .

Register For The Not All Scientists Wear Lab Coats Series- Celebrating Migratory Bird Day with Dr. Rebecca McGuire

Deadline: May 13, 2021 by 4:00pm
Event: May 13, 2021
Contact: bzeducation@wcs.org / 800-433-4149
Join us for our newest interactive series exploring STEM careers. In each session, you'll learn about a different conservation issue, meet a WCS staff member actively working on solutions, and discover how their unique pathway to a STEM career was influenced by their identity. We have invited Dr. Rebecca McGuire, Avian Ecologist from the WCS Arctic Beringia Program, to help us celebrate Migratory Bird Day. Dr. McGuire grew up in the wilderness of rural Alaska without electricity or running water, which is where her appreciation for migratory birds of the tundra regions flourished. During our time together, we will discuss the significance of bird tracking systems, Rebecca’s conservation identity story, and her experience “counting eiders migrating past while on the pack ice at the absolute edge of North America with polar bears appearing as if by magic every time I scanned the ice around me.” We are excited to offer this program for FREE to students in NYC Title 1 high schools. The event will take place from 5:30-7:00pm and registration is required.

Explore NYC Place-Based LGBTQ History and Culture

Deadline: Ongoing
Event: Ongoing
Contact: info@nyclgbtsites.org
The NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project is offering a series of free Educator Tools that include instructional information for teachers and students about the New York City’s LGBTQ history and three 10-minute, asynchronous virtual field trips: Stonewall and Greenwich Village LGBTQ History Tour; LGBTQ Discrimination and Activism History Tour; and Black LGBTQ History and Culture Tour. The virtual field trips allow students to connect with specific historic sites throughout the City on topics related to the humanities and social studies. Learn more and access the NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project Educator Tools.

ARAS Pioneer Teens: A Free Two-Week Summer Art Program 

Deadline: May 1, 2021 
Event: July 5-16, 2021 
ContactKako Ueda
ARAS Pioneer Teens is a free, two-week summer program for teens ages 14-17 to discover the world through images. ARAS (The Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism) is a unique archive of mythological and symbolic images from all over the world and all epochs of human history. Each participating teen will select a symbol of their choice, conduct research using the ARAS archive, then create their own artwork based on the chosen symbol. To further inspire and deepen the understanding of art and symbols, participants will explore 1-2 museums and/or galleries in person as health regulations permit and meet with a working artist. The program takes place from 10:00am-12:00pm daily for two weeks and culminates in a presentation of the teens' artwork. Learn more and submit your application for ARAS Pioneer Teens. 

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