• Summer Opportunities

    Click here for Summer Opportunities   (Please note that the cost of some of the programs is approximate. Contact the program for further details)

    Chester County Economic Development Council’s STEM Innovation programs provide career exploration and skill development for area youth. The Summer Career Academies are for students (ages 10-16) interested in STEM and Healthcare.  Participants can discover what it is like to be a Surgeon, Nurse, Pediatrician, Veterinarian, Forensic Scientist, and Biomedical Engineer through interactive and fun activities!   Here is the link to the website which provides further details and the registration link – https://steminnovationpa.org/summeracademies/


    The Accounting Career Awareness Program is a free summer residency for minority high school students. It runs from June 26 –July 1, 2022 at Point Park University.

    The ACAP Summer Program introduces students to the accounting, business, economics and finance professions through an educational and interactive curriculum involving accounting, business, economics and finance professionals, university faculty and business, government and community mentors.

    Other key benefits include:

    • Preparing students to pursue higher education (college application process, FAFSA, scholarships)
    • Informing students about career opportunities available in accounting, business and finance
    • Teaching skill sets relevant to the field of business (interview skills, resume building, dining etiquette, etc.)
    • Connecting students with accounting and business professionals and mentors

    For more information, visit PointPark.edu/ACAP


    State Police Youth Week This is a six-day camp used to introduce students in all procedures of law enforcement.  Cadets participate in a wide variety of instructional sessions with local, State Police and Federal Law Enforcement Agencies.  Cadets march to their classes in platoon formation and have drill competitions.  You should be physically fit and have a good academic record to be able to participate.  This is not a recreational camp.

    Eligibility: Female or male student who is a resident of PA between the ages of 15-17 prior to the start of camp. Cadets must be in good health, with no physical defects, and have an average or above standing in their class and, of course, express a personal interest in either law enforcement or military service.

    For more information and to apply visit https://pa-legion.com/programs/student-and-youth/state-police-youth-week-program/


    Keystone Boys State (KBS) and Keystone Girls State(KGS) is a week-long summer experience organized by the American Legion that focuses on civics, leadership development, and personal growth. KBS 2022 will be held at Shippensburg University in Shippensburg, PA, from Sunday, June 19 to Saturday, June 25, 2022. Residents of Pennsylvania who have completed their junior year of high school and have at least one semester of high school remaining are eligible to apply. Only students with outstanding qualities of leadership, character, scholarship, loyalty, and service to their school and community are to be considered. Keystone State is an equal opportunity program to all qualified candidates. Program fees are paid by American Legion  Posts and the American  Legion Department of Pennsylvania, with little or no expense to the student and their family. For more details and to apply, visit https://www.paboysstate.org     https://www.pagirlsstate.com


    GoZen! Virtual Summer Paid Internship

    For the 2022 Teen Summer Internship, GoZen is combining our mental health know-how with Snow Media's deep expertise in storytelling to provide an experience for teens that will be educational, challenging, and chock-full of fun.
    Job responsibilities include researching, scripting, and filming short-form videos on mental health. This position is perfect for anyone who has a passion for learning, is highly creative, has great communication skills, and is comfortable on camera. *All applicants must be between 12-19 years old to be considered.
    This virtual internship takes place over six weeks from June 20th until August 1st and requires between 10 and 30 hours per week.
    Applications are open and due by April 8th. You can find all the relevant details and apply here:
    --> 2022 Teen Summer Internship Application

    RxPlore Camp 2022 at University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy  A professional development camp built to introduce you to the fascinating world of pharmacy and highlight ways that Doctors of Pharmacy are uniquely qualified as vital members of the patient care team.  The dates are July 17, 2022 – July 23, 2022.  More information and applications are available at https://www.rxplore.pharmacy.pitt.edu/


    Black College Institute (BCI) Virtual summer program
    Virginia Tech invites talented, high-achieving, and intellectually curious rising high school juniors and rising seniors to apply to participate in a virtual summer academic leadership program at Virginia Tech. 
    All programs are FREE for students!

    Benefits of attending BCI*:

    • Virginia Tech application fee waiver
    • BCI T-shirt mailed to your home
    • Peer mentorship, networking, and friendships
    • College admissions advising
    • Overview of financing college/higher education
    • Exposure to the African American student experience at Virginia Tech
    • Live Q & A with the seven Virginia Tech colleges
    • Completion of an interactive and educational group project focused on the African American experience.

    *All benefits will be extended to those who successfully complete the program.
    Virginia Tech Partners Participating:
    College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, College of Architecture and Urban Studies, Pamplin College of Business, College of Engineering, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, College of Natural Resources and Environment, College of Science, Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, and other campus departments and local organizations.
    For more information about the Black College Institute, visit vt.edu/admissions/black-college-institute or email bci@vt.edu.


    Lebanon Valley College Health and Biomedical Sciences Summer Program, will be held online from July 25-27, 2022.   The Health and Biomedical Sciences Summer Program will be held via Zoom from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-4 p.m. ET each day and costs $175.  We are happy to welcome rising High School freshmen-seniors.   

    The goal of the Health and Biomedical Sciences Summer Program is to provide a window into the scientific basis of human health.  Our online Health and Biomedical Sciences Summer program will include live lectures from LVC faculty, visiting guest speakers, online laboratory exercises and other interactive activities.  While we cannot duplicate the in-person experience of our traditional summer camp, our faculty are committed to providing students with an engaging and valuable experience! 

    Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of immunology, molecular biology, pharmacology, physiology and neuroscience.  In addition, students will interact with practicing professionals in fields such as medicine, physical therapy, toxicology, and biomedical laboratory research. The Health and Biomedical Sciences Program will provide a fun, challenging and engaging college environment in which students will develop a deeper understanding of what it means to be a biomedical scientist and health professional.   

    For more information, you can visit the Health and Biomedical Sciences website (http://www.lvc.edu/academics/summer-community-programming/health-biomedical-sciences-camp/) or contact Dr. Courtney Lappas at lappas@lvc.edu


    Summer Programs for Sophomores and Juniors:

    Four pre-college, experiential summer program opportunities in the healthcare industry, business, agriculture, natural resources, environment, food insecurity, leadership and international relations for current sophomores and juniors.

    The Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications at Penn State offers hands-on summer camp opportunities for students interested in broadcast journalism and film production, July 10 - 15, 2022 at the University Park campus. These residential summer camps offer high school students the chance to experience media related careers while working in our state-of-the-art studios. You can learn more about Penn State summer camps online..
    United States Naval Academy Summer Programs Applications are now available. USNA Summer Programs

    United States Naval Academy Summer Seminar is a fast paced, six-day experience for high achievers who have completed their junior year in high school. Summer Seminar teaches students about life at the Naval Academy, where academics, athletics, and professional training play equally important roles in developing our nation’s leaders. Students who are interested in pursuing an appointment to one of the nation's service academies and serving the country as an officer are encouraged to apply for the Naval Academy Summer Seminar. LEARN MORE

    United States Naval Academy Summer STEM is designed to spark and cultivate interest in the many academic disciplines which make up science, technology, engineering and mathematics. A hands-on, design-based program, Naval Academy Summer Stem will challenge students to think scientifically, problem solve creatively, and work cooperatively in teams. Open to rising 9th, 10th, and 11th graders. Summer STEM is led by USNA faculty and currently enrolled midshipman. LEARN MORE


    Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week (PFEW) is a one-of-a-kind summer program that offers current sophomores and juniors a unique and challenging opportunity to see what it is like to run their own business. Participants will learn first-hand about the Free Enterprise System. Students will develop leadership, communication, and self-discovery skills. Students will receive important tools and knowledge to help determine career paths while making friends and lifelong connections. The week is free. The only cost is a $295 non-refundable registration fee and providing your own transportation to and from Lycoming College or Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport, PA. PFEW looks impressive on resumes and Job/college applications. Click here for more information.

    Official PFEW 2022 Dates:  Week 1 - Jul. 3-8 
                                                 Week 2 - Jul. 10-15 
                                                 Week 3 - Jul. 24-29 
                                                 Week 4 - Jul. 31- Aug 5 

    Applications are available in the guidance office or online at www.pfew.org


    Hospital Volunteer Programs for Teens

    If you are interested in gaining exposure to the medical field while also giving back to the community, volunteering in a local hospital is a great way to spend your summer. Applications open up as early as January, and these programs always fill up quickly. Here are some opportunities for you to consider:

     Children's Hospital of Philadelphia


     Crozer Keystone

     Jefferson University Hospitals

     Main Line Health


     Penn Medicine

    Fun Summer Volunteer Opportunities at the Franklin Institute!
    Do you love working with kids?  Serve as a Counselor in Training and assist staff members with all aspects of Discovery Camp, the Franklin Institute's science summer camp.  Volunteers are asked to commit to work at least 3 full camp sessions (one week each). Volunteers will work an 8 hour shift Monday thru Friday between 8:00 am and 5:30 pm.  Minimum age requirement is 15 years old.
    Do you love science and working with people?  Volunteer to be an Exhibit Facilitator, responsible for educational support in the museum's exhibits, as will as offering customer service, and practicing interpersonal communication and public speaking skills.  This volunteer position requires a commitment of at least two shifts per week throughout the summer as well as training.  Minimum age requirement is 15 years old.  All prospective volunteers will be asked to complete an application and go through an interview process.  For more information or to receive an application, contact the Franklin Institute Volunteer Office at 215-448-1163, or e-mail at volprog@fi.edu.  Applications may also be found on their website at www.fi.edu/join-our-team/volunteer
    Are you interested in the medical/research field?  Check these summer programs out -
    Camp Cardiac and Camp Neuro
    Thomas Jefferson University and New York University
    1 week summer opportunity - applications open February 2020.
    Coriell Institute for Medical Research - Camden, NJ
    4 week program during the month of July, Tuesday thru Friday, 9-2
    $1,000 stipend upon completion
    application deadline 4/3/2020
    The Wistar Instsitute - Philadelphia, PA
    Summer Fellowship in Biomedical Research 
    35 hours/week for 8 weeks over the summer.  No absences permitted.
    Stipend up to $1,250
    Application deadline 3/29/19
    The Human Oncology & Pathogenesis Program (HOPP)
    Memorial Sloan Kettering, New York, NY
    The program runs for eight weeks from June 29 to August 21, 2020. Apply by 2/7/2020
    Students must commit to the full eight wekes and should plan their summer accordingly to avoid breaks in the program.
    Students are expected to present their research project at a poster session at the end of the summer, and will receive a stipend upon completion of the program.
    Jefferson Hospital Opportunities -
    Application reopens in April 2020.
    Volunteer coordinators will work with you to select the setting where you feel you can most contribute.  You may choose from the following opportunities: Clinical - work directly with patients and clinical staff to provide optimal patient experience.  Clerical - assist Jefferson staff in one of our many departments and help with general office work, customer service and much more.  Service - deliever newspapers, sell candy, escort patients and family members among other critical responsibilities that help us make visitors to Jefferson feel at home.
    Drexel University and the University of Pennsylvania have many summer programs for high school students.  Please check their websites for more information.