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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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: email@example.com 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*
RIT Colleges & Careers
College & Careers is a unique opportunity for you to interact with college faculty, explore career interests, learn something new about yourself, and prepare for your next academic endeavor. This annual program is designed specifically to provide rising high school seniors and their parents the information they need to successfully navigate the college admissions process.
Who: Rising Seniors
Dates: August 3-6
Growing Up NYC - Youth Leadership Councils
Youth Leadership Councils (YLCs) allow young people to address policies and practices that shape the lives of New Yorkers. YLCs are hosted by City agencies, schools, and community organizations. Youth gain community service hours, an understanding of how the City works, and personal and professional skills.
Eligibility: High School students age 14-21
Get more information here!
Urgently Needed: WhyHunger Remote Database Volunteers!
Help People Find the Food Assistance They Need!
At WhyHunger, we believe that nutritious food is a human right. One of our crucial functions as an organization is to provide the Find Food database and answer the Hunger Hotline.
The WhyHunger Find Food Database is the most comprehensive database in the country, designed to improve access to nutritious food in low-income communities. We provide information in both English and Spanish on local food pantries, soup kitchens, senior food box sites, and more for people experiencing hunger so that they will be able to access food immediately.
During the month of April, the busiest point of the Covid-19 pandemic, we worked harder than ever to connect over 53,600 aggregate users (of our call line, texting service, and database) with resources and information on food sites in their area, including pop-up government and community-based initiatives that emerged during this crisis. 3,040 of these users were direct callers, an 850% increase from January of the same year.
As food resources are constantly changing, now more than ever, maintenance of the database requires a team of volunteers personally invested in ensuring food access for people experiencing hunger.
Volunteers can verify sites from the comfort of their own homes, on their own schedule - all you need is access to the internet and a cell phone.
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Help children, seniors, veterans, working families, people displaced by natural disasters, and people with disabilities and chronic illnesses access food today!
Find us on social media:
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
Youth Service America https://ysa.org
Youth Service America believes that youth, communities, and our democracy thrive when we all work together for the common good. Our mission is to activate young people, ages 5-25, to find their voice, take action, and acquire powerful civic and 21st Century skills as they solve problems facing their communities. YSA supports its activation campaigns with grants, training, and resources, and recognition programs for young people and their adult champions. Youth-led projects use Awareness, Service, Advocacy, and Philanthropy (LeadASAP) strategies to create social and environmental change.
Girls Write Now -- Summer Programs
Girls Write Now is New York’s first and only writing and mentoring organization for girls and gender non-conforming youth. The organization has been distinguished three times by the White House as one of the nation’s top after school programs, and twice by the Nonprofit Excellence Awards as one of New York City’s top ten nonprofits. Find your voice through the power of writing and community!
Find more information on Summer Programming here!
First Tech Fund Fellowship Program
Co-founded by Josue De Paz, a DACA recipient with an inspiring story, the fellowship program by First Tech Fund, a nonprofit focused on closing the digital divide in NYC, will provide at least 50 NYC high school students from low income and underserved backgrounds with a personal computer, a Wi-Fi stipend/hotspot, and the opportunity to be mentored by young professionals from companies like Twitter, YouTube, and more. The free program will provide skills training and career panels to help the fellows explore and plan out their future careers. The First Tech Fund Fellowship Program also provides support in many other areas including summer employment, access to community resources, and even help with college applications!
Please click here to learn more on eligibility requirements. The application deadline is August 3rd. You can apply by clicking here.
NY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
STUDENT HISTORIAN INTERNSHIP
Use the resources of New-York Historical to conduct exciting research and share your scholarship through creative digital projects. Meet with professional staff to learn about careers in the museum, library, and history fields; work collaboratively with fellow students to develop public speaking and leadership skills; and engage in hands-on work to deepen your understanding of American history and art. The theme of the program is We the People: Democracy from Athens to America.
Open to: High school students, entering grades 10, 11, 12 or their first year of college in Fall 2020. Interns with demonstrated financial need may be offered a stipend to participate. Unpaid internships will be provided for all other accepted students, with the option to receive community service hours or school credit.
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-873-3400 Ext 361.
Upcoming Student Historian Internships:
October 14, 2020 – June 2, 2021 every Wednesday from 4:00–6:30 pm
Applications for the School Year Cohort are open! Apply here!
Click Here For Selection Process Details & Application Requirements!