What are you doing this summer?
We encourage you to pursue interests, passions and exploration activities over summer. Summer can be a way for you to explore, challenge yourself in an outside activity (academic or otherwise) and build a resume that you're proud of! Take a look at resources below and download the Summer Planning Guide (Collegewise Summer Planning Guide) for a helpful way to start.
Bill of Rights Institute Constitutional Academy: The annual summer program brings together high school students from across the country to Washington, D.C. for a week of deep discussions on critical issues and interaction with scholars, policy-makers, and national thought leaders. Participants also make new friends, tour the monuments and museums, and connect with professionals throughout the D.C. area.
California State Summer School for the Arts is a highly competitive admissions process for a rigorous, preprofessional, month-long training program in dance, music, theater, visual arts, creative writing, animation and film for talented artists of high school age.
Columbia University Summer Immersion Program: Columbia's summer program is for Grades 9 through 12 provides and is a rich and demanding academic experience on Columbia's NYC campus. Students can choose from topics in the arts, humanities, social sciences, medicine and business.Idyllwild Arts Summer Program: intensive practical instruction in all the visual arts and performing arts – sculpture, painting, photography, ceramics, jewelry, Native American arts, film & digital media, fashion design, dance, music, theatre and creative writing.
- Complete Guide To Internships For High School Students will help answer your questions regarding internships.
Junior State of America sponsored by the Junior Statesmen Foundation: Click on the "Summer Programs" tab on the bar menu for all summer program options.
Junior State of America Young Women's Leadership Institute: Engaging young women with a passion for politics and public life, we aim to support the emergence of a new generation of leaders in a variety of fields, with a specific focus on the opportunities and challenges that arise for women, as well as the value of building a supportive network of peers.
Loma Linda University Health: Teen Summer Volunteer Program
Research Opportunities Search Engines:
- Forbes List of Summer Research Opportunities
- 50 Summer Science Programs
- Science and Engineering Internships & Research
- Fastweb: Summer Programs For High School Students
Summer Program Finder: http://summerprogramfinder.com/
Summer College Program Finder: http://www.studentsreview.com/summer_prog.shtml
Teen Life: https://www.teenlife.com/UC Summer College Programs:
Wentworth University SummerFAB High School Architecture Program: In this four-week summer design-build program, high school participants experience phases of an architectural project, from initial design concepts to building a full-scale construction on a site on campus. And get college credit for successfully completing the program!
- UC Berkeley Summer Sessions
- UC Davis COSMOS: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics Program
- UCSB Summer Discovery
- UCLA Summer Sessions
- UCLA Brain Institute Neuro Camp
- UCI Summer Sessions
- UC Irvine COSMOS: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics Program
- UC Irvine Cancer Research Institute Summer Internship
- UCR Summer Academy
- UCR Medical Leaders of Tomorrow: free, one-week residential summer program for 30 students who have just completed the ninth grade. Provides students with early exposure to health careers
- UCSD Summer Youth Programs
- UC San Diego COSMOS: Science, Engineering, Mathematics Program
- UC Santa Cruz COSMOS: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics Program
For students pursuing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields, the MIT admissions office graciously shares a list of Enrichment Opportunities and Summer Programs for interested students. Most programs mentioned on these websites are selective, meaning these programs require rigorous applications for admission. Please understand that participating in these programs does not guarantee admission to MIT or other highly selective colleges.