Being a Brooklyn Prospect High School student is a full-time job. Although it is important to relax and have some fun over the summer, it is also a great idea to use this free time to do some volunteer work, activism work, work in a paid or unpaid internship, or even get a summer job. Whether you are interested in beefing up your resume with impressive employment and volunteer hours or are a DP student looking to enrich your summer with some creativity, activity, or service hours, you can find many opportunities outside of BPHS with some of our partners here.
If you are interested in any opportunity on this website, please contact Mr. I at email@example.com and then follow the directions below. Make sure to do proper research before reaching out to each organization and if you are applying for a paid employment position make sure you have your working papers and other documents in order. Good luck!
T.E.A.L. is a nonprofit organization founded by two sisters from Brooklyn to combat the lack of education surrounding ovarian cancer. In order to address dangerous lack of information on this form of cancer, T.E.A.L. strives to educate the public about ovarian cancer, support the survivor community, and raise money for research to find a test and cure. This organization offers a variety of different opportunities, including the year-round Youth Ambassador program for which you can nominate yourself or a peer. You can also consider the internship program, a rewarding opportunity that can be customized to your interests. No matter what your interests, you can customize this internship to your liking by working with the organization's founder.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 917-310-4835.
The mission of CitySquash is to help motivated and talented young people from economically disadvantaged households fulfill their academic, athletic (using squash), and personal potential. CitySquash is looking for volunteers for specialized tutoring, Monday through Thursday from June 29th - July 31st. Students will mostly be helping team members work on mathematics basics.
Dates: Monday through Thursday from June 29th - July 31st from roughly 10 AM to 12 PM, and then later in the afternoon.
Contact: Craig Alder at email@example.com. Include how frequently you would be able to volunteer and any questions you may have. After receiving responses from everyone and finalizing some plans, Mr. Alder will send a more detailed explanation of your work.
The Library of Congress https://crowd.loc.gov/
The LOC's By the People crowdsourcing project helps to make documents word-searchable in the Library of Congress catalog. Help them transcribe original items, many of which have never been transcribed before. Anyone can transcribe, you don’t need an account, but registered volunteers can access the review and tag features. You can choose which tasks you want to do, and what pages you want to work on. Explore their various campaigns here, and head here for their FAQs before you begin!
Contact: https://crowd.loc.gov/contact/ with any questions you have.
VolunTEEN Nation https://volunteennation.org/
VolunTEEN Nation is a youth-led national volunteer platform that activates youth to IMPROVE the World! Find a volunteer opportunity wherever you live!
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you have.
IntegrateNYC is looking for high school and college students to join our team! If you are interested in working to integrate our New York City public schools and create a more equitable society apply now!
The following positions are open. If those positions aren't right for you but you're interested in learning more and staying connected, fill out this form: integratenyc.org/interest
Time Commitment: 2-3 hours per week
Role: Learning about the issue, developing as a leader, planning and facilitating Youth Council, and supporting your school or local community in being involved in the work of INYC
Compensation: $300 stipend
*Requirement: You must be in high school to be a Lead*
Time Commitment: 5-6 hours per week
Role: Designing and managing our projects and campaigns, speaking at conferences and panels, and connecting with students and partner organizations.
*Requirement: You must have been a lead first to become a Director*
Time Commitment: 10-15 hours per week
Role: Designing and delivering leadership development opportunities for Leads, supporting Leads facilitate Youth Council, and logistically support Leads.
*Requirement: Working in organizing and advocacy for 2+ years and interested in developing new leaders*
Time Commitment: 10-15 hours per week
Role: Designing and building our internal organization, building and sustaining partnerships, working with the INYC Board to create and manage strategic priorities and finances.
*Requirement: You must have been with IntegrateNYC for 2+ years*
Juguemos a Cantar http://juguemos.org/
Juguemos a Cantar is a small summer program for children 4-7 in Prospect Park run by BPHS parent Alejandra Novillo. The potential candidate for camp counselor (16+ years old) to work with Juguemos a Cantar:
Hours: 9 AM-3 PM
Possible weeks: July 6th through August 28th
Payment: $350 per week
For further information, please visit: www.juguemos.org If are interested in applying, please reach out to Mr. I at email@example.com before July 1st.
Honeydew Drop Childcare https://honeydewdrop.com/
Honeydew Drop Childcare Services is a Family of teachers and caregivers who like the beehive, members of it care for offspring that are not their own and have been serving the Brooklyn community since 1999. We have 5 programs in 3 different locations: Two in Park Slope & Three near Kensington (including Universal Pre-K). These programs lovingly care for children from ages 4 months to 5 years old. Honeydew is the perfect bridge between home and school with progressive Child-Centered Infant, Pre-K, and Pre-school curricula for the Whole Child.
MUST BE 16 YEARS OR OLDER
How to Apply: Click here for the intern description
TEENS TAKE CHARGE https://www.teenstakecharge.com/
Teens Take Charge, a youth-lead advocacy organization, is seeking participants for its 2020 Summer Advocacy Institute (SAI). Interns will help create, develop, and lead a campaign about an important social issue that affects New York City youth. Teens Take Charge is looking for self-motivated individuals that are interested in advocacy, policy, and campaign development. Interns don’t need experience in advocacy, as the program will help them further/gain expertise. Most importantly, TTC is looking for individuals who have strong teamwork skills and are eager to learn.
Dates: 5-weeks (07/27/2020 - 08/28/20)
DEADLINE: July 15th
URBAN WORD https://www.urbanwordnyc.org
Urban Word NYC champions the voices of New York City youth by providing platforms for critical literacy, youth development & leadership through free & uncensored writing, college preparation & performance opportunities. There are many opportunities available through Urban Word including the Youth Leadership Council.
The YLC is a pre-professional, creative development program geared to elevate youth's craft and skills. YLC Members lead peer to peer workshops, produce the #UWFirstDraft open mic series, and are the face for and to the youth community at Urban Word NYC. The YLC helps drive all programming at UW and keeps our work relevant and impactful to the thousands of teens we serve each year. There are many responsibilities of YLC members, and also numerous opportunities that only YLC members get to take advantage of.
Click here for more information on Urban Word’s youth enrichment programs