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.

Elementary and Middle School

Apply Now for STEM Matters NYC Spring Break Programs!

Deadline: February 10, 2023
Event: April 10-14, 2023
Contact: STEMMattersNYC@schools.nyc.gov
Apply now for spring break STEM enrichment programs! Learn more and apply to have fun, new STEM adventures this spring break! Don’t miss out, spots are limited and the application deadline is Friday, February 10, 2023.

Middle and High School

Teen Tour and Workshop at the Morgan Library & Museum

Deadline: February 16, 2023
Event: February 16, 2023
Contact: Nicole Leist
Join artist Nina Katchadourian for an exclusive tour of her exhibition Uncommon Denominator: Nina Katchadourian at the Morgan, followed by a workshop led by the artist. Participants will discover new ways of working with ordinary objects and then experiment with Katchadourian's own methods to make their own original works. No experience is required, and all art materials will be provided. Participants are encouraged to bring a cell phone or digital camera for the workshop. Learn more and register on the Morgan Library & Museum webpage.

Teen Writing Contest at the Morgan Library & Museum

Deadline: February 24, 2023
Event: Ongoing 
Contact: Nicole Leist
The Morgan Library & Museum is hosting a Teen Writing Contest inspired by our exhibition She Who Wrote: Enheduanna and Women of Mesopotamia, ca. 3400–2000 B.C. Enheduanna is the first writer identifiable by name in human history, and her writing is also the earliest known use of first-person perspective. Submit a first-person poem or narrative telling a story from the perspective of a hero or heroine to enter the contest. The winning entries will receive a $100 MasterCard gift card. The Teen Writing Contest is open to students ages 13-19. Learn how to enter on the Teen Writing Contest at the Morgan Library & Museum website

High School

Register for Design Discovery: Urban Planning

Deadline: February 3, 2023 
Event: February 4, 2023 
Contact: Mary Lib Schmidt/212-358-6133
Register now for the Design Discovery Winter/Spring 2023 series. This workshop will introduce students to the design thinking and decision-making used in urban planning, focusing on fundamental architectural design skills and exploring the architecture of New York City. Working with a set of planning and zoning guidelines, students will collaborate to design a model of an ideal urban neighborhood, from the overall layout of the area to the design of individual buildings and open spaces. Roll up your sleeves and share your ideas for urban living at its best! Program cost is $100; need-based scholarships are available. The workshop will be held at 536 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY 10012, from 10am-3pm. Learn more and register on the Design Discovery: Urban Planning webpage.

STEM Saturdays @ The Cooper Union

Deadline: February 8, 2023
Event: March 25 through April 29, 2023
Contact: stem@cooper.edu 
The Cooper Union offers design and engineering classes for students in grades 9-11. STEM Saturdays Spring 2023 students will work on World-building using VR. 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 for this opportunity.

National High School Design Competition

Deadline: February 13, 2023
Contact: designcompetition@si.edu
The 2023 National High School Design Competition challenges high school students around the country to use design and data to support their community. The data can come from an official source, or you can collect information by talking to people or observing the world around you. Be ambitious, innovative, and bold! Create a sketch of your idea and describe how your design addresses the challenge. Review how to enter and use these resources to start thinking like a designer. Learn more about this opportunity and register to compete on the Cooper Hewitt webpage.

Apply for the Sonia & Celina Sotomayor Judicial Internship

Deadline: February 1, 2023
Event: July 3 through July 28, 2023
Contact: hsapplications@scsjip.org
The High School Division of the Sonia & Celina Sotomayor Judicial Internship Program (The Sotomayor Program) encourages diverse and underrepresented high school students from communities throughout New York City to pursue careers in the law. Students will intern with a state or federal judge located in one of the five boroughs. Internship hours will likely be from 9am-4pm, subject to the assigned judge’s discretion, from Monday through Thursday for four weeks. Students will also attend educational and professional development workshops on Fridays, likely from 10am-2pm. Students must honor the above time commitments, whether in-person or virtual, to participate in and successfully complete the program. Learn more and apply by completing the 2023 Sonia & Celina Sotomayor Judicial Internship Program Form.