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Internships are a smart way to network, gain experience, and test the waters in professional career fields. The internships listed above represent a broad variety of career interests and ambitions, but you can find more just like through simple online queries.

Follow this link for a current search: http://www.internships.com/high-school 


A BRAINYAC is a program offered through Zuckerman Institute’s Brain Research Apprenticeships in New York at Columbia University and connects high school students with scientists for intensive summer lab internships including hands-on experience.


Air Force Research Library Scholar Program
The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Scholars Program offers stipend-paid summer internship opportunities along with valuable hands-on experiences working with full-time AFRL scientists and engineers on cutting-edge research and technology.


Hutton Junior Fisheries Biology Program
The Hutton Program is a paid summer internship and mentoring program for students high school juniors and seniors interested in pursuing science disciplines associated with natural resource and environment management.


GeoSciences Bridge Program

The Geosciences Bridge Program is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation and is a 6-week paid internship through which graduating high school seniors study and participate in hand-on activities in marine geology, physical oceanography, atmospheric science, marine biology, marine chemistry, biogeochemistry, and remote sensing/GIS.


Plant Genome Research REU

Undergraduate and high school summer internships at Boyce Thompson Institute (BTI), Cornell University, and the USDA provide an excellent opportunity to gain research experience and explore if a scientific career in plant science research and bioinformatics is a good fit.


Production Assistant Intern

Through the Wanderlust Council, select students at the Now Boarding Corporation have the opportunity to learn about the various benefits of cultural education, study abroad education, and local and international travel education while being involved in non-profit video research, the audio and video production of videos, photos and social media assets, and the editing of photos and videos.


United States Secret Service

An internship with the US Secret Service provides you with valuable experiences while allowing you to contribute to one of the most elite law enforcement organizations in the world.


Naturalist/Field Research Intern

In association with the Cincinnati Museum Center, the Young Ecologist’s Training Institute (YETI), is a project based summer program designed to allow students to engage in field-based scientific research on the 20,000-acre Edge of Appalachia Preserve System (EOA).


Student Research Internship Program at the Scripps Translational Science Institute

The Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI) offers a Student Research Internship Program for highly motivated high school students. Interns work with and learn from a multi-disciplinary team of scientists who include internationally-renowned investigators in the areas of genomics, bioinformatics, and digital medicine.


New-York Historical Society’s Student Historian Program

Interns use the resources of New-York Historical to conduct exciting research and share their scholarship through creative projects. Interns meet with professional staff to learn about careers in the museum, library, and history fields; work collaboratively with fellow students to develop their public speaking and leadership skills; and engage in hands-on work to deepen their understanding of American history and art.


Microsoft High School Internship

In Microsoft’s high school internship program, students will learn a lot about the world of computer science and programming. Microsoft internships are geared toward STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) students, so if you were thinking of pursuing a degree in one of those fields, Microsoft is the place for you.


The Expanding Horizons Internship

Offered through the Constitutional Rights Foundation, the Expanding Horizons Internship provides first-generation, college-bound high school students in the Los Angeles area with an intensive experience of skill development and personal growth that prepares them for college, career, and civic life. The EHI program begins with interactive seminars in the spring and concludes with a paid summer internship at a prestigious law firm, corporation, government agency, or non-profit organization.


Smithsonian Internship

The Smithsonian offers a wide variety of internship opportunities ranging from centrally funded opportunities that place interns throughout the Smithsonian to specific opportunities available at each of the Smithsonian’s various museums, research centers, and other units. Participants can find roles in art history, business and administration, museum conservation, and much more.


The Library of Congress Internship

There are many internship opportunities available at the Library of Congress and they range in focus from the Geographic Information Science Program to the Young Readers Center Program and the Manuscript Division.


ADC Michigan Medgar Evers Internship Program

Available to: High School Freshmen through High School Seniors

Award(s): 3 Awards of $2,000

Provided by the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee – Michigan, the ADCMichigan Medgar Evers Internship Program is open to African-American students. This internship provides substantive experiences in a civil rights environment. Each intern will be exposed to a broad range of civil rights projects. Assignments are based on individual interest and departmental needs.


Cliff Robertson Work Experience Program

Available to: Ages 16-17 Years

Award(s): 2 Awards of $750

Provided by the Experimental Aircraft Association, Inc., the Cliff Robertson Work Experience Program is open to students ages 16 and 17 years old. You must have strong verbal and written skills and the ability to work independently and in groups.

Also, you must demonstrate ability to deal effectively, tactfully and pleasantly with volunteers, staff, program participants and Museum visitors..


Green Map System Internship

Available to: High School Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5

The Green Map System Internship is open to students who are working with natural and cultural sustainability issues. Interns will participate in the Green Map mapmaking system and will learn about environmental sustainability, mapmaking, design, networking and more. Internships are located in New York City.


Heartspring Internship

Available to: High School Juniors through College Seniors

The Heartspring Internship is available to high school and college / university students. To be considered, you must be enrolled in a class / course requiring observation in a special education setting, be required to observe a specific therapy, or have a practicum or internship requirement.


Meadowview Farmers’ Guild & Harvest Table Restaurant Produce Internship

Available to: High School Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5

The Produce Internship is available to students who are self-motivated, passionate about the local food movement. You must have some prior farm experience and work well in a group environment as well as independently to be considered for this position.

As an intern, you will gain experience with the growing, processing, marketing, record-keeping, and consumption of a range of farm products.


NASA Internships

Available to: High School Juniors through High School Seniors

Provided by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the NASA Internships are available to high school through graduate level students attending full-time accredited programs appropriate to the NASA internship. You must be a U.S. citizen, majoring in wide-variety of majors ranging from business to science and engineering to be considered for this internship. College-level interns must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0.

As an intern, you will engage in scientific or engineering research, development, and operations activities. In addition, there are non-technical internship opportunities to engage in professional activities which support NASA business and administrative processes.


Global Internship Program for Unemployed Youth

Available to: Ages 18-24 Years

Provided by the Alcoa Foundation. the Global Internship Program for Unemployed Youth is available to unemployed youth (ages 18 to 24). As an intern, you will gain workforce experience to pursue successful careers in manufacturing.