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Summer 2024 Programs

SYEP is a program run by the Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) and gives youth the opportunity to work and earn money for a six-week period between July and August.
Maker students are eligible for special SYEP positions that are different than the traditional lottery system. Read more below
CareerReady SYEP
CareerREADYSYEP's CareerREADY Program was created to provide enhanced opportunities for youth to explore career options and develop work readiness skills, including critical 21st century competencies such as problem solving, team building and analytic reasoning. It was designed to strengthen connections between academic learning  and career exploration. Successful completion of SYEP will provide more than the 54 hours of Work-Based Learning required for the state certification through Maker's CTE pathways.
Students will also have the option to receive one elective credit in CTE in addition to their pay this summer.
Our CareerReady SYEP Program allows us to place students directly with our industry partners like Gotham Park, PowerTools, and more
You can apply at the link below, and make sure you put the correct school name (Urban Assembly Maker Academy) when you apply for the best chance to get one of our select CareerReady spots!
Email [email protected] with questions.
SYEP Programming for Students with IEPs or 504 Plans through the Manhattan Transition and College Access Center
Most of the questions in the SYEP application are easy to follow. However, there are a few areas where guidance is needed in order to ensure that your application is submitted for placement with the New York City Department of Education - TCAC.
The criteria for students is as follows:

  • Be 14 to 21 years of age;
  • Enrolled in and attending a New York City Public School (NYCPS);
    Have a current Individualized Education Program (IEP) or 504 Plan;
    Reside in one of the five boroughs of New York City (The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan,
    Queens, or Staten Island); and
    Be legally authorized to work in the United States.

Important note: Do not indicate that you have a disability and an IEP if you do not. Only applicants with an IEP or 504 Plan are eligible to be considered for placement with NYC DOE-TCAC.
Contact [email protected] with questions. See the attachment below for detailed instructions
 Summer STEM 2024 at The Cooper Union

Educators, students and parents are invited to join us Wednesday, February 28, 2024, at 6 pm ET for a Summer STEM Information Session- Register Now. 


The Summer STEM 2024 classes are: (Click on class name to learn more) 


How can I apply for financial aid?
To apply, complete the financial aid form in the application. The financial aid form is submitted with the application and due on the same date. Preference is given to students from New York City Public Schools.

Who qualifies for financial aid?
Low and moderate income families can apply for financial aid. Students whose family income is 100% of the New York Area Median Income or less can qualify for a full fee waiver.  Students whose family income is up to 120% of  the 2023 New York Area Median Income or less can qualify for a partial or full fee waiver. For example, a family of four with a household income of $141,300 is eligible for full financial aid, while a income of $169,440 is eligible for partial financial aid. Preference is given to students from New York City Public Schools.

You or your parent's citizenship status does not affect your eligibility for a fee waiver.



Cornell Precollege Summer Program - ONLINE

Cornell’s Precollege Studies application is now open for summer online courses.


Choose a three- or six-week course (or combine two for a nine-week program), study with Cornell faculty, and earn up to twelve credits and a Cornell transcript. Courses run between June 3 and August 6.


During the summer, you can select from more than 90 regular undergraduate Cornell courses in Arts and Architecture, Business and Hotel Management, Health and Humanities, International Relations, Psychology, Science and Technology, Sustainability, Veterinary Medicine, and more! More courses will be added in the coming months.


The application deadline is May 5. Limited financial aid is available.

BioBus 2024-2025 School Year High School Internship 
Are you a high school student with a passion for science exploration and an interest in gaining research and teaching experience? Apply to be a Junior Scientist with BioBus!

Internship Description: BioBus, Inc. works towards a future in which all people experience the excitement of scientific discovery and have equal opportunity to pursue science careers. We cultivate this vision by creating immersive laboratory environments, such as the BioBus and BioBase, in which scientists join students for hands-on scientific exploration. BioBus, Inc. opens doors to science for minority, female, and low-income students in New York City, giving pre K - grade 12 students the chance to experience the excitement of discovery, to be mentored by research scientists, and to conduct their own science projects. BioBus, Inc. is pleased to announce that we are looking for interns to join our team. 
BioBus, Inc. is seeking high school students with a passion for science exploration, and an interest in gaining research and teaching experience. Interns will receive training and mentorship by research scientists, while developing their own independent projects using research-grade microscopes. They will also gain teaching and leadership experience by serving as co-instructors in our science events and programs. The BioBus Team aims to address historic inequalities in education and STEM by giving preference to students that self-identify as a member of groups historically excluded from STEM and/or economically disadvantaged. All students currently in 9th - 11th grades are welcome to apply. 
BioBus Junior Scientists must be eligible to work in New York.
More details can be found here.
APPLY by March 1
For Graduating Seniors and Alumni!
The Basta Fellowship is a rigorous career prep program designed to support you in landing a great first job and provide you with coaching across your first year of work. The program includes weekend workshops, weekly virtual meetings, 1:1 calls with dedicated coaches, and opportunities to meet top companies and interview for full-time jobs. If you are a student with a graduation date between Spring 2024 and Spring 2026, and looking for a great first job, Basta is for you! 

On average, the Basta Fellowship is a 4-6 month commitment- consisting of two phases: an 11 week career readiness intensive followed by weekly career coaching for up to a year until you secure your first job. The Basta Fellowship is a free program for first-generation college students and recent graduates to land their first jobs. A full-time position with benefits and a competitive salary is within reach.

The Mount Sinai Department of Health Education Public Health and Racial Justice Program
What Will We Be Doing?
No two days are ever the same! In general, we follow a basic structure of:
Learning about an issue over the course of anywhere between 1/2 to 2 days - we cover many issues! Everything from maternal health, to environmental justice, to incarceration, LGBTQ health, and much more!
Examining the impact of racism and other forms of oppression on shaping the issue we're learning about
Learning about the work of advocates and activists who have fought for change around the issue
Engaging in interactive activities which promote skill-building as well as community and group cohesion 
Hearing from guest speakers from across the Mount Sinai Health System, Community Based Organizations, Government Agencies, and Activist Groups about the many ways to affect change
Connecting with your peers through small group discussion and activities 
All participants will complete a final project during which they will identify a public health issue they care about which impacts their community. On the last day of programming, each participant will present their final project at an end-of-program event, followed by a celebratory reception.
When and Where Will We Meet?
Location: Mount Sinai Hospital (1468 Madison Ave.)
Dates: Each Monday - Thursday from Monday, July 8 - Thursday, August 15 
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Applicants must be available to attend all sessions in person, including the final day on which there will be a community presentation and celebration. 
Are Participants Provided Financial Support?
Participating youth will receive a stipend of $2,160, provided in two installments (one at the three-week mark on July 25, and one on the final day of programming on August 15). 
Applications must be submitted by Friday, March 1.
Columbia Engineering's Summer High School Academic Program for Engineers (SHAPE) 
A pre-college program for rising sophomores, juniors, seniors, and recent high school graduates. SHAPE is geared toward students with a curiosity for STEM: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Each 3-week session (July 8 - July 26, 2024; July 29 - Aug 16, 2024) offers college-level, project-based courses in engineering taught by a diverse group of faculty at Columbia University
The application for Summer 2024 is now open!
Please note that SHAPE is a commuter program and housing is not provided. Email [email protected] if you have questions.
Manhattan District Attorney Summer Programs
The New York County District Attorney's Office (DANY) has two openings for the 2024 Gun Violence Prevention Fellowship. The three-month fellowship offers young adults affected by gun violence an immersive platform to work with our staff on transformative strategies. At the end of the program, the fellows will present the District Attorney with innovative policy or legislative solutions to address gun violence. The fellows will be paid minimum wage.
The Manhattan District Attorney’s High School Internship Program is a rigorous five-week internship that provides students with an insider’s view of the criminal justice system. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in workshops and discussions, participate in a mock trial program, develop professionalism in an office setting, and more. Interns will be paid minimum wage.