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 

City that Drinks the Mountain Sky

Deadline: October 20, 2022
Event:
October 20, 2022
Contact:
ticketing@tribecapac.org/ (212) 220-1460
The NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center are pleased to announce the Arm-of-the-Sea Theatre's performance of City that Drinks the Mountain Sky. Explore the New York City water supply system as told through mask and puppet theater. School groups can register to attend a live showing on Thursday, October 20, from 10:15am - 11:15am. This performance is appropriate for students in grades 2 through 12. Learn more and order tickets by phone (212- 220-1460) or email ticketing@tribecapac.org

Elementary and Middle School

Register for the ScholarSkills STARS NYC Spelling Bee

Deadline: Monday, November 1, 2022
Event: Through Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Contact: Jessica Kaplan
You are invited to register your school to participate in the ScholarSkills STARS NYC Spelling Bee. The registration fee is $175. Please note that the extended deadline on the website does not apply to New York City public and charter schools. Registrations submitted after the November 1 deadline will not be accepted. During registration, you will be asked to identify a spelling bee coordinator. In addition to other tasks that will be communicated after registration, your spelling bee coordinator will receive access to www.spellingbee.com, which will provide your school with resources for your spelling bee program. This year, students in grades 4-8 may participate and you must hold your school's spelling bee by Wednesday, November 23.

High School

CreateHER 

Deadline: October 9, 2022 
Event: October 16 through December 11, 2022 
Contact: Shira Wolf
Applications are now open for the fall session of CreateHER, a FREE program for girl-identifying and non-binary high school students interested in writing and producing for theatre. Through this program, students are given the technical and creative tools to take their ideas from page to reality. CreateHER provides high-level playwriting and producing courses, and features guest speakers who are leaders in the theatre industry, from producers and general managers to groundbreaking playwrights, dramaturgs, and marketing directors. By the end of the semester, all students will write, produce, and present a short play of their own. No prior experience is necessary. Seminars take place on Sundays from 10am-12:30pm. Learn more and complete the CreateHER application form to participate in this opportunity. 

Join the DOE Sustainability Youth Leadership Council

Deadline: October 11, 2022 
Event: November 2022 through June 2023 
Contact: sustainability@schools.nyc.gov
Do you care about your community? Are you interested in climate action and sustainability and want to make a difference? In its fifth year, the DOE Office of Sustainability Youth Leadership Council (YLC) empowers students to learn about climate change and sustainability, develop leadership skills, and build strong youth networks. This year, the YLC will meet in person from 4:30-6:30pm on the second Thursday of the month to plan the NYC DOE Youth Climate Summit, create a Climate Action Plan for their school and/or local community, learn from sustainability experts, and earn community service hours. In addition, meetings will take place at various sustainability organizations across NYC. Learn more and complete the 2022-23 DOE Sustainability Youth Leadership Council Application to participate

Join the BraiNY Bunch Journal Club

Deadline: Ongoing
Event: November 2022 through May 2023
Contact: comebebrainy.nyc@gmail.com
BraiNY is looking for students to join the BraiNY Bunch! The BraiNY Bunch is an open, virtual journal club co-led by two high school students coordinated and mentored by a graduate student, postdoc, or research staff. Journal club attendance is open to all young adult brain enthusiasts. The BraiNY Bunch will allow students to learn about different areas of neuroscience through careful reading and discussion of scientific findings. Learn more about this opportunity and register by completing the BraiNY Brunch Virtual Journal Club form

Join the Climate and Resilience Education Task Force Youth Steering Committee

Deadline: October 15, 2022
Contact: Emily Fano / 917-301-8830 
Join other high school students in learning about the climate crisis and taking concrete action to expand access to climate education in New York City schools! As part of this program, students will work on a state-level climate education policy campaign, help build a network of youth dedicated to climate justice education across New York, and meet educators, policymakers, and experts in the field of climate education and advocacy. Learn more about this opportunity and apply on the Climate and Resilience Education Task Force webpage.

Register for MCC Theater Youth Company Auditions!

Deadline: October 19, 2022
Event
: October 20-21, 2022
Contact
: Dee Hughes
Have you ever wanted to take to the stage? Do you have something to say, but don't know how to have your voice be heard? If you are looking to challenge yourself creatively while building a supportive community of peers and artists, audition for MCC Theater's Youth Company! The MCC Theater Youth Company is a free, after-school program for New York City high school students interested in developing their acting and dramatic writing skills. Audition for the Performance and/or Playwriting Labs. Both auditions and the fall program will be conducted in person. Learn more and complete the MCC Youth Company Audition 2022-23 form to participate. 

School of Interactive Arts Mastery Program in Game Design

Deadline: October 10, 2022
Event: October 2022 through June 2023
Contact: Joelle Blackstock/212-966-5881 ext. 9037
The School of Interactive Arts (SIA), from the nonprofit Urban Arts, offers a FREE after-school and weekend game design and development program for public high school students. This is the perfect opportunity for students to learn C# coding, prepare for the AP Computer Science Principles exam, become a Unity Certified User (a certification designed for future developers who want to create their own game or apps), build a portfolio, and prepare for college. Learn more about this opportunity and apply on the SIA Mastery webpage

Get Ready for LGBTQ+ History Month with FREE LGBTQ+ History Field Trips

Deadline: Ongoing
Contact: info@nyclgbtsites.org
In advance of LGBTQ+ History Month in October, let your teachers know about a new resource for students that includes a series of FREE 10-minute videos about LGBTQ+ NYC history! These fun and informative virtual field trips will connect you with queer historical sites throughout the city. You will learn about sites associated with such events and people as the Stonewall Uprising, author James Baldwin, and playwright Lorraine Hansberry. The virtual field trips include the Stonewall and Greenwich Village LGBTQ History Tour, LGBTQ Discrimination and Activism History Tour, LGBTQ History and Culture Tour, Transgender and Gender-Variant History, and more! Your teacher can access these free tools by visiting the NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project webpage

CITYarts Social Media Internship Opportunity

Deadline: October 14, 2022
Event: Ongoing
Contact: Tsipi Ben-Haim/212-966-0377
CITYarts engages youth and professional artists in the creation of public art, including murals and mosaics. The Social Media Intern will provide essential assistance in strategizing the use of all social media platforms for CITYarts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn). This includes creating a social media strategy, understanding the overall social media goal of the organization, creating social media post content and tags, engaging with followers and social media interactions, researching potential collaborators, and brainstorming how to improve viewer experience on social platforms. The Social Media Intern must be able to work in the CITYarts’ office at hours/days of their choosing; have excellent verbal and written communication skills; exceptional attention to detail; interest in social media strategy and non-profit organizations; and an energetic, creative, and personable nature. To learn more and apply, email tsipi@cityarts.org

CITYarts PR/Marketing Internship Opportunity

Deadline: October 14, 2022
Event: Ongoing
Contact: Tsipi Ben-Haim/ 212-966-0377
CITYarts engages youth and professional artists in the creation of public art, including murals and mosaics. The PR/Marketing Intern will provide essential assistance in strategizing and developing PR/marketing collateral for CITYarts. This includes participating in creating a PR/marketing strategy, understanding the overall PR/marketing goal of the organization, brainstorming marketing campaigns, optimizing existing CITYarts PR/marketing resources (CITYarts Store, Bidding for Good platform, Peace Book, Urban Stories Book), conducting outreach for press opportunities, and researching potential collaborators. The PR/Marketing Intern must be able to work in the CITYarts’ office at hours/days of their choosing; have excellent verbal and written communication skills; exceptional attention to detail; interest in PR/marketing and non-profit organizations; and an energetic, creative, and personable nature. To learn more and apply, email tsipi@cityarts.org

CITYarts Bookkeeping/Office Administration Internship Opportunity

Deadline: October 14, 2022
Event: Ongoing
Contact: Tsipi Ben-Haim/ 212-966-0377
CITYarts engages youth and professional artists in the creation of public art, including murals and mosaics. The Bookkeeping/Office Administration Intern will provide essential assistance in financial tracking, filing, and general office administrative tasks. This includes assisting the Bookkeeper with tax return preparations, recording all revenue and expenses, processing checks and reimbursements, organizing receipts and records, assisting with transactions, general office filing, local delivery/pick-up of artwork, and updating various spreadsheets in all departments as required. The Bookkeeping/Office Administration Intern must be able to work in the CITYarts’ office at hours/days of their choosing; have excellent verbal and written communication skills; exceptional attention to detail; interest in bookkeeping and non-profit organizations; and an analytic, organized, and personable nature. To learn more and apply, email tsipi@cityarts.org

CITYarts Projects Internship Opportunity

Deadline: October 14, 2022
Event: Ongoing
Contact: Tsipi Ben-Haim/ 212-966-0377
CITYarts engages youth and professional artists in the creation of public art, including murals and mosaics. The Projects Intern will provide essential assistance in ensuring CITYarts mural projects are on track to success, dividing their time between office responsibilities and on-site mural workshops. In the office, they will be involved in running program-related tasks, including liaising with project collaborators and documenting correspondence and project financials. In the field, they will be engaged in hands-on work facilitating the process of mural making for volunteers and youth participants. The Projects Intern must be able to work in the CITYarts’ office and/or at project sites at hours/days of their choosing; have excellent verbal and written communication skills; exceptional attention to detail; interest in project management and non-profit organizations; strong ability to multi-task; and an energetic, organized, and personable nature. To learn more and apply, email tsipi@cityarts.org

CITYarts Photo/Video Internship Opportunity

Deadline: October 14, 2022
Event: Ongoing
Contact: Tsipi Ben-Haim/ 212-966-0377
CITYarts engages youth and professional artists in the creation of public art, including murals and mosaics. The Photo/Video Intern will provide essential assistance in documenting CITYarts murals, workshops, events, and current projects through photography and videography. They will develop and organize an archive system for current and previous photos, as well as periodically update the CITYarts website and social media platforms with recent photos and best-of-project images. The Photo/Video Intern must be able to work in the CITYarts’ office and/or at project sites at hours/days of their choosing; have knowledge of photography principles, editing software, and critical thinking of what types of photos CITYarts needs to achieve our goals; excellent attention to detail and organizational skills; interest in photography/videography and non-profit organizations; and an energetic, creative, and personable nature. To learn more and apply, email tsipi@cityarts.org.