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For all contests, please first visit the website, whenever it is available. (The underlined gray names are "clickable.") If you have any other questions, please see Ms. Suri in the Social Studies Office (302).

National History Day Contest


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American Museum of Natural History

Classes and internships

Brooklyn Museum

Internship program


Futures and Options: Internships in business!

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Internships for seniors

Museum of the City of New York:

Saturday Academy at the Museum of the City of New York

Museum of Jewish Heritage:

Internships and summer study. 

New York City Bar Association Thurgood Marshall Summer Law Internship Program

Summer Internship

New York County District Legal Bound Summer Internship program for Manhattan residents only. Open to current Juniors and Seniors. Go to www.manhattanda.org for the flyer and additional information.

New York Historical Society:

General internship

Sunday scholars and Saturday Academy



New York Times class and summer programs!

Sunday scholars and Saturday Academy

Saturday Academy at the New York Historical Society

Sunday Scholars at the New York Historical Society

The Rubin Museum

Internship programs

Sadie Nash Summer Leadership Program

A leadership internship for young woman(http://www.sadienash.org/)

Samberg Center for Jewish History

Summer Internship Program

Borough of Manhattan Historian’s Internship Program

See Ms. Suri in late March for an application. Please do not call the Borough President's office directly.

Summer Study/Travel Programs:

Girls Up Washington DC Summer Summit (Sponsored by the UN) Deadline to apply May 1! 

Youth About Business at Columbia University

Presidential Classroom: This annual 7-day program shows students the other side of Washington, that is, the world beyond the marble buildings. Students will meet with Washington insiders, such as Congress members, presidential appointees, senior military officers, top business leaders, and journalists. They will also be able to observe the Congress in action, visit the monuments (including the White House), and engage in peer debate over key issues. Please visit their website and see Ms. Suri in 302.

U.S. Department of State Travel/Study Programs for Youth

Junior State of America

Summer Program (tuition)

Diplomat Program (Travel to China)



U.S. Department of State Travel/Study Programs for Youth




Summer study and travel in China and India through Foundation Global Education (www.foundationge.com). Information also available in room 302 contact Ms. Suri.


George Washington University Summer Scholars: Summer Scholars offers credit and noncredit course options for high school students in International or Comparative Politics, International Affairs, or History. They also offer short mini-courses including a new offering in Election Politics. The location in Washington DC provides unique and exceptional educational and cultural opportunities.


Pre-Collegiate Summer Program in Early American History: Students can earn four hours of college credit at the College of William and Mary for one of two three-week sessions: June 24-July 14 and July 15-August 4. Students will have a choice in one of two courses: HIS 216: From Jamestown through the American Revolution, or HIS 216: From the American Revolution through the Civil War. Visit the website for details.



St. Albans School of Public Service: Offers an intellectually and emotionally rewarding summer program designed to excite a passion for public service in our nation's young adults. 


Columbia University High School Programs: This year-round program gives students an opportunity to sample a wide variety of non-credit courses in the arts, in mathematics, in the sciences (including computer and social), in religion, and in college preparation. There are 3 semesters per year (Fall, Spring, Summer) which have to be applied for separately. Applications for this Summer are due in early April, and applications for the Fall are due in August. Please click on the above link to obtain course information and applications.

Summer Honors Programs for High School Sophomores at Cornell University: Provide students with an academically challenging and personally rewarding experience during the summer between their sophomore and junior years of high school. The three-week programs are designed to help students develop the critical thinking and writing skills that are essential to success in college.

Knowledge Exchange Institute: International programs on a variety of subjects. Study college level courses in Moscow, China, Italy, Mexico, and more.

Skidmore's Pre-College Program in the Liberal Arts: A summer program offering college-level courses to high school students. Excellent chance to gain college credit and experience.

The School for Field Studies (SFS): One of the oldest and largest study abroad program exclusively devoted to undergraduate environmental field studies. SFS teaches students environmental problem-solving skills through cooperative field work with local communities, conservation organizations and government agencies. Students have a choice of studying in the Caribbeans, Australia, British Columbia, Baja in Mexico, Costa Rica, and Kenya.

AFS Intercultural Travel Program: Live in another country in the leading international exchange, with 128 programs in 44 countries, a host family you can call your own, etc. No previous language experience required for most programs. Call 1-800-AFS-INFO or go to their website for a free catalog. 
Alec Rivers, Stuy Class of 2003, said: "I loved learning Russian and seeing St. Petersburg, but it was the great experience I had living with a host family that made my trip with AFS so enjoyable."

The Road Less Traveled: A variety of wilderness expeditions to New Hampshire, Maine, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona, Montana, Idaho, Arkansas, Washington, British Columbia, Costa Rica, Australia, and more! 

Washington Workshops: National Student Leadership Seminars, Washington, D.C.  Three programs:

  • The Congressional Seminar
  • The Diplomacy and Global Affairs Seminar
  • The Presidential Inaugural Seminar

The Experiment in International Living: The Experiment in International Living offers dynamic summer programs for high school students in over 25 countries around the world. For three to five weeks, Experimenters focus on themes such as community service, language study, travel, peace studies, ecology, the arts, or outdoor adventure as they enjoy daily life with their host families and participate in activities with their group. Click here for a Parent Review.

Oxbridge Academic Programs: Summer Programs for High School Students Grades 10-12 at Cambridge and Oxford Universities, and others. A Student Review of the program.