Our 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.
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Volunteer staff applicants:
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The Young Leaders Summit (YLS) is a free four-day, overnight, college empowerment conference for a diverse cohort of low-income high school juniors, selected through a competitive application process. It is designed to give these young leaders the practical tools they need to successfully apply to top universities, have full access to scholarship and financial aid opportunities, and set a course for academic and career success.
DATE AND LOCATION
- August 9th – August 12th at The University of Chicago
- Current high school junior, Class of 2019 (senior in the fall of 2018-2019 academic year)
- 3.0 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent based on your school scale
- Low income, as defined by Pell eligibility
- Currently attends high school in the United States or a U.S. territory
- Plans to enroll full-time, in a four-year degree program, at a U.S. accredited, not-for-profit, private or public college or university after high school graduation
AN IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL HAVE:
- An outstanding academic record in high school (in the top 20% of graduating class)
- Demonstrated leadership ability (as shown through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other activities)
HOW TO APPLY:
- Create a Profile as a “Student”
- View “YLS Student Application 2018” Application on your Dashboard
YLS VOLUNTEER STAFF OPPORTUNITIES
Current college undergraduate student, join Young Leaders Summit (YLS) volunteer staff!
2018 YLS Dates and Locations:
- August 8th – August 12th at The University of Chicago (includes mandatory orientation day).
Apply for one of the following Volunteer YLS Staff positions:
Current freshmen in college who support all logistical components of the program. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: preparing and assisting with YLS session set up and execution; transporting, setting up, and breaking down signage and materials; and escorting students, speakers, and volunteers to assigned areas.
Support Crew applicants must pass a background check, and remain on campus for the entire YLS program, including orientation.
Summit Counselors (SCs)
Current college undergraduates responsible for serving as a mentor, supervising and leading their “squad”—a group of 7-8 YLS high school participants- throughout the course of the YLS. SCs serve as the point of contact for their students in the weeks leading up to, furing, and following the YLS program. SCs are responsible for facilitating workshop transitions, leading nightly debriefs with their YLS squad, and assisting with YLS sessions, as needed.
Summit Counselor applicants must pass a background check, and remain on campus for the entire YLS program, including orientation.
Program Leads (PLs)
Current college juniors or seniors who serve as the head coordinators for each YLS program, and as the point-of-contact for the Summit Counselors in the weeks leading up to and throughout the course of the program. The PLs work with YLS professional staff to train SCs and facilitate communication between YLS professional staff and the SCs. Program Leads are responsible for assisting with YLS sessions, reviewing daily schedules and room assignments, leading workshop transitions, facilitating nightly meetings with the SCs and YLS professional staff, and serving as on-site/overnight contact.
PLs must pass a background check, and remain on campus for the entire YLS program, including orientation.
Please Note: These are unpaid volunteer opportunities. YLC will cover the full cost of food, room and board throughout the conference, including orientation. There are limited available funds to cover travel for staff members to and from the host university, and will be considered on a case by case basis.
WHAT IS THE CO-OP PROGRAM?
MBUSI gives you the opportunity to gain real world working experience in an international environment. As a Co-Op student you’ll be placed in a variety of departments. Which include:
Engineering: Process Engineering, Maintenance Engineering, Quality Engineering, Computer Engineering, Series Planning
Business: Human Resources, Communications, Finance, Logistics, Global Service and Parts, and IT.
Minimum GPA 3.0
Must be able to complete three terms.
Must be able to work in Vance, Alabama
- Program normally consist of 3 alternating semesters. Students must be able to work a spring, summer and fall semester.
- Students must be at least at a Sophomore level to participate in the program.
- Semesters: Spring – January to May; Summer – May to August; Fall – August to December
- Paid bi-weekly. Starting pay at $16/hour; graduating pay scale each following semester.
- Housing Allowance if the school is greater than 50 miles away from the MBUSI.
- Team Wear and Safety Gear are provided.
HOW TO APPLY
Apply through the Co-Op office at your university (MBUSI partner schools).
If you do not attend one of the following universities, please APPLY HERE and, on the resulting page, search for the “Co-Op Student” position opening listed for MBUSI.
Research & Engineering Apprenticeship Program (REAP) is a summer STEM program that places talented high school students, from groups historically under-represented and underserved in STEM, in research apprenticeships at area colleges and universities. REAP apprentices work under the direct supervision of a mentor on a hands-on research project. REAP apprentices are exposed to the real world of research, they gain valuable mentorship, and they learn about education and career opportunities in STEM. REAP apprenticeships are 5-8 weeks in length (minimum of 200 hours) and apprentices receive a stipend.
- To provide high-school students from groups historically under-represented and underserved in STEM, including alumni of the AEOP’s UNITE program, with an authentic science and engineering research experience
- To introduce students to the Army’s interest in science and engineering research and the associated opportunities offered through the AEOP
- To provide participants with mentorship from a scientist or engineer for professional and academic development purposes
- To develop participants’ skills to prepare them for competitive entry into science and engineering undergraduate programs
What is the REAP apprenticeship experience?
REAP apprentices are high-school age students selected for their interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Special consideration is given to under-represented groups.
The REAP Experience is designed to:
- Motivate students toward a career in science, mathematics, or technology.
- Expand students’ background and understanding of scientific research.
- Engage students’ active participation into the philosophy and objectives of scientific research.
- Expose students to science experiences not readily available in high school.
- Introduce students to the real world of research in these fields.
- Partner students with faculty mentors to support current and future professional growth and development.
What do participants gain from a REAP apprenticeship?
REAP apprentices typically spend a summer in a university research program under the tutelage of a professional mentor, performing experiments and carrying out research activities that immerse them in the realities and opportunities of careers in the applied sciences, engineering and mathematics, changing attitudes and firing the imagination of student participants—many who have but a general idea of what a career in these areas entails, and little or no contact with adults doing this work. Through the REAP experience, student participants are exposed to the real world of these careers and are able to see themselves as scientists and researchers.
Shoulder-to-Shoulder with Professionals
In a typical setting, students spend time applying their knowledge, performing experiments, participating in field trips or working in groups. REAP provides a much needed dimension to their education by allowing them opportunities to work shoulder to shoulder with researchers in university laboratories participating in original research, exploring interests and making informed educational and career decisions.
The REAP experience allows students to find the answers to the questions they themselves pose about a topic. They develop their English language and presentation skills as they articulate the problems they have devised and through their efforts to solve them, they learn to learn on their own. Throughout the summer, students mature both intellectually and emotionally, develop friendships and foster a good sense of collegiate life. Self discovery of personal strengths and weaknesses and the setting of educational and professional goals contribute to personal development. Dr. Rolando Quintana, Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering at the University of Texas El Paso writes of his apprentices: “The confidence they have gained is immeasurable, knowing that their future is a college education. They also have access to a college professor for mentoring and guidance through their high school years, and perhaps most importantly, college student mentors.”
Real World Contributions
Many students contribute specifically to the ongoing research of the laboratory project. Dr. Robert Thompson’s research (University of Minnesota) was focused on using silicified plant cells to identify the use of corn in prehistoric pottery. He developed a research technique which allowed identification to a sub specific level, in other varieties of corn. In order to publish this research he needed to have someone duplicate his results. His apprentice Alison Boutin did just that and more. He writes: “Alison proved such a talented, driven, and reliable researcher that I was able to entrust that task to her, which allowed me to present this research at the Second International Congress of Phytolith Research in Aix-en-Provence, France. Remarkably, Alison was then able to take my research one step further, and present the results of her own work at the same conference.”
Deadline to apply is February 28. Click here to learn more…
|Arkansas||University of Arkansas Pine Bluff, Pine Bluff – Biomedical/Nanotechnology|
|Alabama||Alabama State University, Montgomery – Mathematics & Computer Science|
|Alabama State University, Montgomery -Biology/Cancer Research|
|University of Alabama, Huntsville – Nanotechnology|
|University of Alabama . Huntsville – Chemistry|
|University of Alabama, Huntsville – Environmental Engineering|
|University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa – Metallurgical Engineering|
|California||California State University, Sacramento – Engineering & Computer Science|
|University of California, Berkeley – Environmental Science|
|San Jose State University, – Engineering|
|Colorado||Colorado State University, Fort Collins – Physics|
|Connecticut||Yale University, New Haven – Biological, Physical & Engineering|
|Delaware||Delaware State University, Dover – Forensics|
|Florida||Florida A&M University, Tallahassee – Engineering|
|University of Central Florida, Orlando – Chemistry|
|Georgia||Savannah State University, Georgia – Electronics Engineering/Robotics|
|Georgia State University, Atlanta – Physics & Astronomy|
|Iowa||Iowa State University, Ames – Earth Science|
|University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls – Biology/Chemistry/Biochemistry|
|Illinois||Loyola University, Chicago – Environmental Nanotechnology|
|University of Illinois Urbana, Champaign – Physical Chemistry|
|Indiana||Ball State University, Muncie – Physics & Astronomy|
|Purdue University, Indianapolis – Mechanical Engineering|
|Massachusetts||University of Massachusetts, Lowell – Physics|
|Maryland||John Hopkins University, Baltimore – Engineering|
|Morgan State, Baltimore – Chemistry|
|Stevenson University, Stevenson – Biochemistry/Cancer Research|
|University of Maryland, Baltimore – Biology|
|Michigan||Oakland University, Rochester – Mechanical & Electrical Engineering|
|Minnesota||College of Saint Benedict & St. Johns University, St. Joseph – Chemistry|
|Missouri||University of Missouri, St. Louis – Biology|
|Mississippi||Jackson State University, Jackson – Biology|
|Jackson State Univeristy, Jackson – Technology|
|New Hampshire||University of New Hampshire, Durham – Nanotechnology|
|University of New Hampshire, Durham – Biology|
|North Carolina||Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville – Biochemistry|
|University of North Carolina, Charlotte – Physics|
|New Jersey||New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark – Electrical & Computer Engineering|
|New Jersey Institute of Technology, Chemistry & Environmental Science|
|Caldwell University, Caldwell – Chemistry & Natural Sciences|
|Rutgers University, Camden- Chemistry|
|Stockton University, Galloway – Chemistry|
|Union County College, Cranford – Engineering|
|New Mexico||New Mexico State University, Las Cruces – Molecular Biology|
|University of New Mexico, Albuquerque – Nanotechnology|
|Nevada||University of Nevada, Las Vegas – Data Science & Engineering|
|New York||City University of New York (CUNY), New York – Material Science|
|Pennsylvania||University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia – Engineering & Robotics|
|Puerto Rico||University of Puerto Rico, San Juan – Physics|
|South Dakota||South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, Rapid City – Advance Materials & Engineering|
|Texas||Texas Southern University, Houston – Chemistry|
|Texas Southern University, Houston – Engineering|
|Texas Tech University, Lubbock – Electrical & Computer Engineering|
|University of Houston, Houston – Biology & Biochemistry|
|University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington – Applied Mathematics|
|University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso – Environmental Science|
|University of Houston-Victoria – Computer Engineering|
|West Texas A&M University, Canyon – Electrical Engineering|
|West Virginia||Marshall University, Huntington – Chemistry|
|Marshall University School of Pharmacy, Dunbar – Medicine|
Youth Leadership Program
The FBI National Academy Associates, Inc. (FBINAA) hosts a week long training event for high school students at the FBI Academy every summer called the Youth Leadership Program (YLP). To be qualified for this program you must:
- Be 14, 15, or 16 years old at the start date of the program. NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE TO THE AGE REQUIREMENT.
- Demonstrate high academic standards and good citizenship.
Individuals interested in attending the Youth Leadership Program (YLP) need to contact their local Chapter or YLP Coordinator for further information.
For general informaton, please contact Laura Masterton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2018 YLP Program is scheduled for June 21 – 29, 2018.
Here is timeline to make sure your applications are submitted on time:
January 15, 2018
Applications available from the Chapter’s YLP Coordinator.
March 16, 2018
Deadline for Applications submitted to the Chapter’s YLP Coordinator.
April 20, 2018
All Candidate Nominations Packages from Chapters/Associations are due to the FBINAA Executive Office. No candidate nominations will be accepted after this date.
May 4, 2018
Final vetting/selection of YLP students will be made by the Executive Office and Chapters/Associations will be notified of their candidates acceptance.
May 11, 2018
Acceptance letters, File of Life and other pertinent information will be sent to candidates.
June 21, 2018
Program commences; Students arrive and are picked up at Reagan National Airport.
June 29, 2018
Program ends; Students Graduate and return home.
ION seeks applications from highly motivated high school students who have taken at least one college-level science course (e.g., AP Biology, Honors Chemistry, etc.). After participating in an introductory neuroscience course, ION Scholars are matched with mentors by interest to conduct a seven-week mentored laboratory research project. Weekly professional development workshops focus on topics such as scientific communication, the ethical conduct of research and special topics in neuroscience. At the conclusion of the program, students present their laboratory research results at the ION Research Symposium to an audience of peers, family, friends, teachers and community members.
• The internship program provides comprehensive preparation for the pursuit of undergraduate science majors.
• Student Scholars usually finish the program excited about neuroscience, with an interest in exploring neuroscience-related academic and professional careers.
• Student Scholars are hired and paid taxable hourly wages (through their matched institution) for their full-time commitment of 40 hr/wk during the eight-week program.
• Preference for high school students currently enrolled in their junior or senior year (must be 16 years old by June 4th).
• Grade point average of at least a 3.0 or the equivalent (B average).
• Advanced Placement (or other college level) science courses recommended.
• Able to commit full-time (40 hr/wk) to the entire 8-week program (cannot hold other employment or attend other camps during ION).
• Scholars must arrange in advance local Atlanta housing and transportation, and are responsible for their meals throughout the summer program.
• All application materials must be received no later than midnight of the posted deadline (2022 date tbd)
- Online Application Form
- Personal Statement to be uploaded in the Online Application Form
- Current Resume to be uploaded in the Online Application Form
- Recommendation by a high school science teacher
- Recommendation by an adult not related to applicant
- Official High School Transcripts sent by the High School
- Application Fee of $25
• Applications will be reviewed, a subset of applicants will be invited to interview at Georgia State University in mid-March, and final decisions regarding acceptance will be made and applicants notified in early April.
• Immunization records, current TB test results, drug test results, and tax documents will be required for all ACCEPTED Scholars.
Note: Due to funding changes, ION will be on hold until earliest Summer 2022 while we focus our energies on The Neuroscience School (summer short courses for high school students at GSU) and securing new funding for future summers of ION.
Make sure you are on our e-newsletter list in case we announce anything differently. You can register for the newsletter by following this link: http://eepurl.com/dEp2xn.
Short-Term Research Experience for Underrepresented Persons (STEP-UP)
The STEP-UP Program provides hands-on summer research experience for high school and undergraduate students interested in exploring research careers.
- 02/01/2018 Undergraduate
- 02/15/2018 High School
- 8 to 10 weeks of full-time research experience
- Students receive a summer research stipend
- Students are assigned to a STEP-UP Coordinating Center to help coordinate and monitor their summer research experience
- Students are paired with experienced research mentors at institutions throughout the nation
- Students are encouraged to choose a research institution and/or mentor near their hometown or within commuting distance of their residence. Students are not required to relocate in order to conduct their summer research.
- Students receive training in the responsible conduct of research
- All-paid travel expenses to the Annual STEP-UP Research Symposium held on NIH’s main campus in Bethesda, Maryland. Students are given the opportunity to conduct a formal oral and poster presentation.
The STEP-UP Program is a federally funded program managed and supported by the Office of Minority Health Research Coordination (OMHRC) in the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney (NIDDK) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The overall goal of STEP-UP is to build and sustain a biomedical, behavioral, clinical and social science research pipeline focused on NIDDK’s core mission areas of diabetes, endocrinology and metabolic diseases; digestive diseases and nutrition; kidney, urologic and hematologic diseases.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF HDCDP?
Study at Harvard– Students accepted into this program are simultaneously accepted into Harvard Debate Council’s summer residential program at Harvard College. This exclusive educational experience provides unmatched future advantages to our students. The HDCDP board is raising scholarship funds in an effort to cover each student’s tuition, room & board, and travel.
Enhance college application & professional resume – Academic achievement is not enough for top-tiered colleges & universities; they desire students with leadership acumen. HDCDP students gain exclusive leadership experiences that will enhance their college application and build their professional resume.
Pre-collegiate training – In Atlanta, students will acquire advanced enrichment through a rigorous academic program in which they will explore content higher than what is available in a traditional high school setting. From January thru June, students will undergo intensive training by Harvard instructors in preparation to study at Harvard College in July.
WHAT DO WE DO?
HDCDP is an Atlanta-based diversity pipeline program designed to raise the young social & political voice in urban Atlanta and matriculate African-American students into the Harvard Debate Council’s summer residential program at Harvard College in Cambridge, MA. We accomplish this goal through accelerated education and interactive field experience. HDCDP seeks to develop the young social and political voice through our 3 pillars:
1.) Scholarship: An incubator for academic excellence– Our goal is to train citizens and leaders of the world, which requires global consciousness. Students will explore international issues through a rigorous curriculum centered on critical thinking, research, analysis, and academic debate. Students are taught by Harvard instructors, during which they identify, cultivate, and use their voice in matters of social and political justice.
2.) Leadership: A launchpad for young leaders – The fact that young people do not have a vote in elections does not mean they shouldn’t have a voice. This program provides exposure to the challenges that confront today’s voting public through unique non-partisan experiences engaging in local politics and community activism in the city of Atlanta.
3.) Culture: A hub for cultural pride – We seek to cultivate cultural ambassadors that reform the meaning of scholarship into one that is appealing and accessible to black youth. We endeavor to foster a sense of cultural pride through the exploration of African-American history, leadership, and erudition. Our charge is to develop students that will embody the principle, “Lift as you climb” – ascending the ranks of social status while reaching back to pull others up, too.
Work on a STEM project at one of over 150 participating Georgia companies! The internships are paid, and the experience is priceless.
The TAG-Ed Summer Internship Program was created to give students like you real world STEM experience at companies around Atlanta and the state of Georgia. For five weeks or more, you will work with a mentor on a specific project, not only honing your technical skills, but also developing the professional skills you will need to excel through high school and beyond.
Applications to become a TAG-Ed Summer Intern are now open! We highly recommend you preview the application before starting by clicking “PREVIEW APP” below. The deadline to apply is June 12. Join more than 800 participants who have grown through their summer experience with TAG-Ed.
“More than anything, this internship was an eye-opening experience for me to see and understand how tech companies work. With this knowledge, I now know what it takes to be a leader in the workplace, and I am more motivated to learn and do well in school.”
Intern at The Weather Company
“The internships will surely help open your eyes about the fields you want to pursue. Such an amazing overall experience”
Intern at Rural Sourcing, Inc.
“I believe this experience was a great opportunity that would have been hard to obtain through my efforts alone. I sincerely believe the TAG-Ed program is particularly rewarding because of how great and responsive the coordinators are to the students’ needs and expectations!”
Intern at Delta Data Soft
“TAG-Ed is an excellent program, beginning with the workshops all the way to the placement of your internship. I would recommend this program for anyone because it prepares you for interviews, job opportunities and any type of professional development you would need.”
Intern at Turner
INTRODUCING: THE STEAMCONCEPT BOOTCAMP
TAG-Ed is partnering with Concept Software, Inc. to bring an alternate opportunity for TAG-Ed intern applicants this summer: STEAM summer bootcamps. These intensive, four-week programs will be made available to top-tier students who are not matched with companies for TAG-Ed summer internships. This presents an excellent opportunity for students to continue building their technology (Course 1: Introduction to Technology) or marketing skills (Course 2: Digital Media Marketing & SEO) to prepare them for future professional experiences – at absolutely no cost!
When applying for your TAG-Ed internship, simply indicate whether you would also like to be considered for the 2017 STEAMConcept Bootcamp. Concept Software will then contact you directly with a secondary application. Note: this will not affect the chances of you receiving a TAG-Ed summer internship. All students will first be considered for a TAG-Ed internship.
Become the leader you were always meant to be. Become a 21st Century Leader!
Check out all our exclusive opportunities below and see how you can start your leadership journey with 21st Century Leaders:
Summer Leadership Institutes
Experience an intensive week-long residential leadership program as your first exposure to 21st Century Leaders. 21CL offers three exclusive summer leadership institutes, expanding your leadership skills and exposing you to various businesses and industries throughout the state of Georgia. Each leadership institute will engage you through interactive workshops, corporate tours, round-tables with business leaders, and team-building exercises. Plus, you’ll have the time of your life while living on a college-campus, expanding your skills and meeting a diverse group of students from all across the state!
Leadership Connect is the perfect way to start your 21st Century Leaders journey! Leadership Connect is our online learning platform, challenging and connecting you to a new set of online workshops, hands-on activities, and exclusive opportunities expanding your leadership skills and career interests for the future! Earn incentives, rewards, special experiences, digital badges, and maybe even a spot in the interview round of our summer leadership institutes!
As a 21st Century Leader, you have access to a full range of training opportunities throughout the year. From two-day summits to online workshops, you can pick and choose the training that works best for you to further your skills and inspire you to lead. Take a look at what we have to offer!
Youth Leadership Teams
21CL provides three dynamic special youth leadership teams for our students, which are comprised of highly engaged and motivated 21CL students who work together and independently on fulfilling the mission of 21st Century Leaders.