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Noguchi Museum

Teen Advisory Board Internship

Teen Advisory Board

The Noguchi Museum’s Teen Advisory Board [TAB] is a paid internship for high school students. Each year, TAB interns learn about the life and art of Isamu Noguchi and work on collaborative projects that promote dialogue and inclusivity at the Museum.

This year, TAB interns will focus their conversations around social justice and the empowerment of communities and cultures, considering the global influences in Isamu Noguchi’s life and work.

TAB interns are paid a $750 stipend for the school year, receiving $375 at both the midpoint and end of the program.

The Teen Advisory Board is open to 11th–12th graders attending high school in New York City. TAB meets at The Noguchi Museum on Wednesdays, 4:30–6:30 pm, from November 16, 2022, through May 3, 2023. Vaccination against COVID-19 is strongly encouraged for participation. Contact with any questions about the program.

The internship application deadline is Oct 26th.

Local / Small Business Internships

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These internships are with small companies. So if you're interested in getting experiences working in smaller businesses, these might be the perfect fit for you. These include but are not limited to architecture, engineering, and construction management internships.

Click the Small Business Registration below to apply.

Internships Updated Periodically

Summer Internships

Want some alternatives outside the regular Summer Youth Employment Program stuff? I got you as always. Here are a few summer opportunities you may find interesting.

  • BQLI-AHEC Summer Health Internship Program

    • A six-week opportunity for underrepresented and/or economically disadvantaged high school and college students. This program exposes students to a variety of careers in the health field as well as various health issues affecting their communities.

      • For Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island students or residents:

      • For Manhattan and Staten Island students:

      • For Bronx/Westchester students:

  • HypotheKids Hk Maker Lab

    • An intensive six-week summer program to learn the foundations of design. Focusing on addressing a health problem, participants will design, prototype and test a biomedical device and develop an associated business plan. The program will culminate in a presentation to leading executives from the biomedical community.

      • Apply Here:

  • Office of Food and Nutrition Summer (OFNS) Apprenticeship Program

    • OFNS provides the Summer Apprentice Worker the opportunity of employment and to learn transferrable food-related skills. SAW students, also obtain valuable transferrable knowledge that can be utilized in the foodservice industry.

      • Apply Here:

  • School Construction Authority Summer Internship Program

    • The SCA Summer Internship Program (“SIP”) recruits talented NYC public high school students for a six-week paid internship with various School Construction Authority (SCA) departments and SCA business partners throughout New York City. SIP is designed to expose students to careers in various industries including but not limited to architecture, engineering, construction management, information technology, business, real estate and/or public administration.

      • Apply Here:

ExpandED Options 2022

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ExpandED Options students complete a credit-worthy apprenticeship where they learn a new skill and how to teach that skill to younger students in a paid summer internship. This year, they are interested in continuing the partnership with the CrEST - NYU and Learning Gardens Programs:

  • CrEST - NYU Tandon School for Engineering: Participants will learn STEM principles, theories, and technical skills related to circuitry, electronics, mechanical systems, physical computing, robotics, and other disciplines through a variety of hands-on application-based learning. CrEST begins on February 6th and takes place Saturdays at 10am. Over the course of the summer, students will work as lead instructors to middle schoolers teaching them a variety of computer programming and engineering concepts through interactive devices.

  • Learning Gardens - City Parks: The Learning Gardens High School Spring Training Program is a 13-week program, exploring topics including organic gardening, food justice, and urban sustainability. Students will learn how to identify plants, grow food, and practice workplace professionalism by efficiently working as a positive team. The program will begin February 28, 2022, and end in mid-June 2022.

Registration is now open. Check out their flyers and Register using the link below. This is a credit bearing program held in the spring which transitions into a paid internship during the summer.

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CTE Industry Scholars Program - CTE ISP

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The Industry Scholars Program Provides Students the Opportunity to Have an Internship in the CTE Field of Their Choice

Internships provide the opportunity to learn by doing real work and being productively engaged in the workplace. They may provide the opportunity to work in teams, work on a project, or rotate through a number of departments and job functions. You will develop new skills, become stronger candidates for future job and college opportunities, and grow your professional network!

Registration is now open. Check out their links below for more information and how to get started.

Priority will be given to seniors

DOB: Youth Leadership Council Program

The DOE Sustainability Youth Leadership Council program is currently accepting student applications until Tuesday, October 12.

This program empowers high school students to increase inclusive and impactful sustainability and climate action across NYC schools and communities. YLC meetings will be held after-school, the first and third Thursday of the month, from 4:30-5:30pm. All meetings will be held virtually over Zoom, excluding the first meeting, which will be held in person on Thursday, November 4. Meetings will continue into June 2022. In-person meetings are dependent on public health guidelines.

Students will be able to:

  • Develop leadership and teamwork experience.

  • Learn more about sustainability, the DOE, climate change, and student advocacy.

  • Gain skills and knowledge to empower action and change.

  • Build youth networks within the YLC and across the DOE.

Student Historian Intern Program @ New York Historical Society

Be a history changemaker. Use the resources of New-York Historical to conduct teen-led research on under told yet highly relevant histories, on topics you care about. Learn about the history of activists and social movements and discuss how knowledge of history can inform change-making in the present.

Work with historian mentors and take trips to history archives around the city to help support your work. Develop leadership skills as you lead gallery tours and produce creative digital projects that cover culturally representative stories that aren’t well represented in our history books today.

Open to: High school students, entering grades 10, 11, or 12.

Interns who attend a Title 1 School or are eligible for free or reduced lunch will be offered a stipend to participate. Unpaid internships will be provided for all other accepted students, with the option to receive community service hours or school credit. We anticipate that we’re going to be virtual, but it’s possible that we will be in person. We accept 25 interns per cohort.

Registration is now open. Check out their links below for more information and how to get started.

Priority will be given to seniors