• 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)

    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.

    Virtual Open House Information Sessions: December 7th and 15th at noon EST or December 8th and 16th at 7pm EST    RSVP to gesummer@lehigh.edu


    The School of Business at Stevens Institute of Technology is offering a paid virtual summer research program for high school students. In this six-week program, students will have the opportunity to work alongside a faculty member from the School of Business and assist them with research in their area of study such as entrepreneurship, marketing, management, economics, and finance.  At the conclusion of the program students will complete both a written and oral presentation.  The written report will include a literature review, and the oral presentation will include a 5-minute video of a PowerPoint presentation detailing their research findings. The program will run from July 1, 2022 - August 12, 2022, and students will receive a $500 stipend after completing the program.

    Eligibility - Applicants must currently be in their junior year of high school (no exceptions).

    CLICK HERE for application form. 

     The completed Google application form which will include all of the following items:

    • 1-page essay in which you describe yourself and detail what you hope to gain from this experience
    • a copy of your current resume
    • a copy of your unofficial high school transcript
    • one letter of recommendation from a teacher, a guidance counselor, or a work supervisor

    ***Applications are due by February 1, 2022. Applicants will be notified by March 15, 2022.

    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.

    The Edinboro University School of Business invites students to apply for the 2022 Xavier and Tina Williams Summer Youth Business Academy. The Summer Youth Business Academy will be held on Edinboro University’s campus from June 12th through June 16th, 2022. Participants are young leaders with an interest in exploring career opportunities who are entering 11th and 12th grades. Students will be housed in Edinboro’s beautiful residence halls during the Academy. Through the generosity of our benefactor, scholarships are available to cover the cost for participants. This is a great opportunity for students who are interested in or would like to learn more about business and related fields. It is not necessary for students to currently intend on majoring in business in college nor have had any prior business courses. Students can apply online at SYBA Application. The deadline for submitting applications is March 18th, 2022. From the nominees, up to 30 participants will be selected with a full scholarship to participate in the Academy and will be contacted the week of March 21st.  Students and teachers can check us out on Instagram @eu_syba.  For more information, please visit Xavier & Tina Williams Summer Youth Business Academy.


    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 of cost to 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.

    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.

    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.