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Summer Career/Job/Internship

Explore your interests - Here are a few to get you thinking!


Art, Design, and Architecture - Consider local:

Architecture firms

Art schools and camps

Interior design firms

Landscaping design firms

Construction firms 


Education - Consider local:

Summer school programs

Summer camps for kids

Local public libraries


Engineering/Science - Consider local:

Engineering firms

See art, design, and architecture firms above

Unique internship opportunities:



National Institute of Health High School Summer Internship Program (HS-SIP)

Description: HS-SIP gives students the chance to perform full-time biomedical research at NIH facilities, working alongside scientists who are global leaders in the field. Eligible applicants must be juniors or seniors at the time of application and at least 17 years old by the start of the program. Unfortunately, the NIH does not provide housing so students must live within 40 miles of an NIH campus (note that this isn’t a requirement for students who are 18 years or older). HS-SIP is very competitive, accepting around 15 percent of applicants. 

Location: NIH campuses in Bethesda, Baltimore, and Frederick, MD. Limited numbers of positions are also available in Hamilton, MT; Framingham, MA; Phoenix, AZ; and Detroit, MI. Stipend ($2,190 per month) Length: 8 weeks


Participating interns complete a multi-week engineering design experience focused on using Maker technologies (e.g., 3D printers, laser cutters, and electronics) to create accessible materials for community clients, typically children, who are blind or visually impaired.



The CAUSE Internship is for local high school students who are interested in the technology field and want to make an impact in our community.  Get paid to use your technology and marketing skills!  The dates of the internship are Monday, June 5th - Friday, June 30th.  If you are interested, please click on the link below to apply.  The deadline is Friday, April 7th. Students earn $22/hour, Participate 35 hours/week


General/Multi Interests

Unique internship opportunities:



Bank of America: Student Leaders Program

Description: Student Leaders assign paid internships at local nonprofits to juniors and seniors interested in honing their community and business leadership skills. Participants also attend a one-week summit in Washington, D.C, where they meet with members of Congress and participate in projects and workshops focused on societal engagement. Around 225 students are chosen each year to participate.

Location: A nonprofit organization in your local area plus a 1-week summit in Washington, D.C.


Smithsonian internships for high school students


Health and Medicine - Consider local:



Doctor Offices

Unique internship opportunities:


The Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG) offers a summer research internship for students interested in exploring careers in cancer epidemiology, biostatistics, and genetics.


Child Health Research Internship

Rising seniors will work in the lab from June - August with members of the Department of Pediatrics faculty at Children's Hospital Colorado and the University of Colorado on the Anschutz Medical Campus. The summer program will introduce students to research opportunities related to child health. The summer internships will include opportunities for students to participate in a lecture research series and present their research at the completion of the summer internship. A stipend of $3,500 to assist with travel and housing costs. The deadline to apply is February 1, 2023.


Journalism/Writing - Consider local:


Local Public Libraries

Public TV and radio

Non-Profit/Volunteer/Service  - Consider offering to do a summer internship at one of these organizations


Performing Arts - Consider local:

Local theaters

Local performing arts centers

Dance companies

Restaurant and hotel management/Culinary/Food Service - Consider local:



Event venues



Sports, recreation, outdoor, and fitness  - Consider local:

Sports organizations

Summer camps for kids 

Health clubs and fitness centers

Golf courses

Dance studios

Yoga studios

Outdoor outfitters

Conversation groups

Parks and wildlife government agencies 

Two unique internship opportunities:


Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) currently engage paid interns in a variety of fields, including:

park management

hatchery management


wildlife biology



Student Conservation Association National Crews

Description: National Crews gives 15–19 year olds the opportunity to work on parks restoration projects and trail maintenance in crews of 6–8 students. Students live in tents, cook their own food, learn outdoor skills, and learn about ecology and the environment. Sites include national, regional, state, and local parks. National Crews is moderately competitive, accepting fewer than half of all candidates.  

Location: National parks and public lands across the United States


Video and photography - Consider local and remote:


Advertising agencies 

Marketing companies

Video production companies

Local theaters

Local performing arts centers

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