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

2024 Jeffrey Ahn, Jr. Fellowship 

Deadline: December 15, 2023
Event: Ongoing
The Jeffrey Ahn, Jr. Fellowship is an annual award for young artists to produce extraordinary independent projects. In providing creative grants of up to $10,000, the Fellowship seeks to foster a positive educational and creative process that empowers youth to be working artists for a summer, and to experience the freedom and responsibility that such trust entails. A merit-based award, the Fellowship welcomes young artists up to age 17 from any background or country to submit proposals for the independent creation of artworks. Learn more and complete the application form to participate in this opportunity.

Elementary School

Virtual Presentation: Who Would Win? with Jerry Pallotta 

Deadline: December 19, 2023
Event: December 19, 2023
Contact: Matt Malina
Join NYC H2O for a presentation by Jerry Pallotta, the author of the Who Would Win book series. Jerry will discuss how he creates his books and read from his favorite animal battle scenes. The free event will be held via Zoom at 1:30pm. To register and learn more, visit Eventbrite.

Middle and High School

Apply to the NYC Junior Ambassadors Program 

Deadline: December 15, 2023
Event: January through June 2024
ContactChristie Saint-Vil/212-319-9300
The NYC Mayor’s Office for International Affairs is accepting applications for the 2024 NYC Junior Ambassadors, an initiative that empowers students in grades 7-9 in all five boroughs to become actively engaged with the United Nations and its mission of addressing the most pressing challenges in the world. As part of this program, students will receive a personalized tour of the United Nations Headquarters, a classroom visit from a United Nations diplomat and a New York City agency senior-leader, and more. Learn more and apply on the NYC Junior Ambassador Webpage 

High School

STEM Saturdays @ The Cooper Union

Deadline: December 13, 2023
Event: January 20 through February 10, 2024
Students in grades 9-11 are invited to join The Cooper Union for STEM Saturdays Winter 2024 to participate in design and engineering classes. Choose from one of the following three sessions: Redesigning Plastic Recycling, Intro to Robotics with Python, and Musical Instrument Design. Classes meet in person at 41 Cooper Square. Priority is given to students with no design or engineering experience. Learn more and create an account on the Cooper Union website to apply to participate.

Join a NYC Youth Leadership Council

Deadline: Ongoing
Contact: Stuart Davis
Join a NYC Youth Leadership Council (YLC) to build leadership skills and earn community service hours. Participants work in partnership with a positive adult facilitator to complete an action project to strengthen the community. YLC's meet once a week until June 2024. Time and location for the weekly meetings vary by YLC. Learn more and complete the YLC online Youth application to participate.

Youth Insights Artists Program at the Whitney Museum of American Art 

Deadline: December 22, 2023
Event: February 2024 through May 2024
Contact: Araya Henry
The Youth Insights (YI) Artists program brings New York City teens together with contemporary artists, providing opportunities to work collaboratively, discuss art critically, think creatively, and make artwork inspired by this exchange. Participants will meet in person weekly on Wednesday or Thursday afternoons from 4-6:30pm. Learn more and apply on the YI webpage.