Summer Opportunities

Over the summer many colleges offer opportunities for students to take courses from their professors, and sometimes even live on the campus to get a real feel for college life.   You can search for high school student summer opportunities by looking at individual college sites.

If interested in a summer educational opportunity, it is recommended you search in the fall because many applications are due in late winter or early spring.

Note: Programs may cost money to attend, however, if you cannot afford a program you can reach out to see if there are scholarship opportunities.

An additional location to find summer opportunities is on the College Corner site supported by the SRHS Foundation.

COSMOS -Spend a month on a college campus working side by side with university researchers and faculty doing hands on experiments and research. University of California Summer School for Mathematics and Science.  Programs offered at UC Davis, UC Irvine, UC San Diego and UC Santa Cruz.  

Life Sciences Summer Institute -Since 2005, the Life Sciences Summer Institute (LSSI) has worked to develop our region’s life sciences workforce by nourishing a passion for science and math in the next generation of scientists. 595 students have engaged in real-world research conducted at the Salk Institute, Scripps Research Institute, UC San Diego and other nationally-recognized laboratories.

The Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP) provides an opportunity for high school students to participate in research at a Department of Navy (DoN) laboratory during the summer.

Birch Aquarium Internship

Interns help visitors from around the world discover the wonders of the ocean and help shape children’s views of ocean conservation, all while gaining a behind the scenes look at Birch Aquarium and Scripps Institution of Oceanography. All internships are unpaid and housing cannot be provided. 

NYU-Precollege Summer Program for High School Students

With NYU Precollege, rising juniors and seniors can apply to take college-level courses for credit and experience life as an NYU student. Credit-bearing courses are available in more than 30 subjects to fit every interest and academic need.

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