General Information

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List of Summer Opportunities for SLA Students-Updated regularly


Monell Science Apprenticeship Program: Intensive paid summer internship that offers high school and undergraduate students in the Philadelphia area an extraordinary opportunity to learn about science and directly participate in basic research. Application due in Fall, check website.

Fox Chase Cancer Center Immersion Science Program: Summer and school year programs for students interested in learning about cancer research. Winter program runs January - March, application due in October.

Fox Chase Cancer Center High School Research Opportunity: Students gain hands-on training in basic laboratory techniques and conceptual skills including hypothesis generation, experimental design and data analysis. Summer program at Temple University, July-August, application available in March.

Rutger Oncology Olympiad for High School Students

Volunteer Opportunities

Teen Leadership Corps at Awbury Arboretum: All high school youth are welcome to join our team as we share our talents and develop skills in urban agriculture, culinary arts, and entrepreneurship at the TLC Market Garden. Middle school youth volunteers will also be considered.

Share Food Program: Volunteer at a warehouse distributing food for local families. Weekend shifts available.

Summer Jobs/Programs

Programs below involve recommendations, transcripts, and essays. Plan ahead.

Seasonal opportunities at the Philadelphia Zoo
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital internship - Medicine
Drexel University of Medicine Mini-Med Summer Camp: Medicine – Current 12th graders and college freshmen
Bank of America Student Leaders paid internship - Leadership - Current 11th and 12th graders
West Point Summer Leaders Experience - Leadership, Military – Current 11th graders
UPenn Summer Mentorship Program-Dental Medicine, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Nursing – Current 10th graders
WesGold Fellows Internship Program - Financial education, College planning, Personal development – Current 11th and 12th graders
College of Engineering Summer Program, University of Wisconsin - Engineering – Current 10th and 11th graders
University of Wisconsin - ProCSI - Computer Science – Current 9th, 10th and 11th graders
University of Wisconsin - Engineering Tomorrow’s Careers (ETC) - Female engineers – 10th and 11th grade girls
Drexel University’s Summer Music Technology – Music – All students
Summer Math and Science Honors Academy (SMASH) – STEM – 9th grade students of color interested in STEM
Forensic Sciences Mentoring Institute Summer Science Program – 16 and older
Out4STEM Program – 10th and 11th grade
Temple University Summer Program
The Melanin Diary’s Top 35 Summer Programs (free or low-cost)