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Information regarding various summer opportunities are listed below. Interested students should research these opportunities and contact the agency directly.

Atlanta Bar Association

The Atlanta Bar Association Summer Law Internship Program (SLIP) offers summer opportunities to Atlanta area high school students who are interested in learning more about the legal profession. Founded in 1993, SLIP was designed to achieve three goals: (1) to provide valuable work experience; (2) to further students' understanding of the law; and (3) to promote mentor relationships with the Atlanta legal community. The Summer of 2017 will be the twenty-fifth summer the Atlanta Bar Association will conduct its Summer Law Internship Program for high school students. Applications will be available on or before March 1, 2017, on the Intern Program's website: Completed applications must be emailed or postmarked by Thursday, March 30, 2017.

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Bank Of America Student Leaders

Program Website

Bank of America is looking for the next generation of community leaders. If you are a junior or senior in high school and are working to make a difference in your school or community, you may be eligible for a student leader opportunity. As a Student Leader, you will participate in an eight-week paid internship at a local nonprofit organization where you will learn first-hand about the needs of your community and the critical role nonprofits play. In addition, you will learn valuable civic, social and business leadership skills. Each Student Leader will attend the Student Leaders Summit held in Washington, D.C. where you will learn how government, business and the nonprofit sector work together to address critical community needs. To become a Student Leader, you must:

  • Currently be a junior or senior in high school
  • Be able to participate in an 8-week paid internship at a local nonprofit organization and work 35 hours a week
  • Be legally authorized to work in the US without sponsorship through the end of September 2017
  • Be able to participate in a week-long Student Leaders Summit in Washington, DC (July 9 - July 14, 2017) (All expenses paid. This week will be part of your 8-week experience.)
  • Be a student in good standing at your school
  • Obtain a letter of recommendation from a teacher, guidance counselor, or school administrator.

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CDC Museum, Disease Detective Camp

CDC Museum Disease Detective Camp (DDC) is an interdisciplinary educational program organized by the CDC Museum. DDC reflects the museum’s mission of educating the public about CDC’s work. This academic day camp is held at CDC headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. Admission is open to high-school students during the summer before their junior or senior years. Over the course of five days, campers are immersed in the diverse field of public health.

Topics vary year to year, but may include: public health interventions, global health, infectious disease, chronic disease, injury prevention, data analysis, surveys, school wellness programs, violence prevention, environmental health, emergency preparedness, outbreaks, scientific communication, laboratory technology, disease surveillance, epidemiology, and public health law. Camp is a fast paced, academically demanding program. Participants are expected to fully immerse themselves, work together, and become a diverse team of disease detectives. The CDC will select twenty-seven high-school juniors and seniors for each camp session. The application opens in December.

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Explorer Program

The Explorer Program is an educational program for currently enrolled high school juniors and seniors interested in the exciting world of healthcare careers. Participants attend a total of six presentations held by Children's Healthcare of Atlanta professionals and participate in facility tours at various Children’s locations. Presentations are held monthly between September and March, except for December. Potential opportunities include:
  • Talk with doctors, physician assistants, physical therapists and medical specialists about their experiences in healthcare
  • Explore career opportunities in Child Life, the Children's Foundation, Rehabilitation and many other unique fields
  • Learn about procedures used by a wide range of healthcare professionals including surgeons, psychiatrists and pharmacists
  • Meet other students interested in medical fields

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Institute On Neuroscience (ION/Teach) - for High School Students and Teachers in Summer 2017

The Institute on Neuroscience (ION/Teach) is an eight-week summer program, sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and hosted by Georgia State University, Emory University, and the Yerkes National Primate Research Center. The program is seeking high school students who excel in science, as well as for middle and high school teachers.

2017 Important Dates

  • Application deadline and all materials postmark date – February 10th 2017
  • Interviews if selected – mid March
  • Internship offers – beginning of April
  • Meet the Mentor luncheon – April 29th (tentative)
  • Internship program dates – June 5th to July 28th
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MOVE On When Ready (MOWR) Dual Enrollment Opportunities

The MOWR program provides funding for students who are dually enrolled at a participating high school program and a participating eligible postsecondary institution in Georgia. These students take postsecondary coursework for credit towards both high school graduation or home study completion and postsecondary degree, diploma, or certificate requirements. MOWR is available during the summer and school year. Interested students should meet with their high school counselor. Summer application deadlines are set by each individual postsecondary institution.

Research & Engineering Apprenticeship Program (REAP)

The 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. Georgia State University is listed as a partner school.

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Summer Scholars Research Program (Emory: Winship Cancer Institute)

About the Program: The goal of the program is for senior high school students to experience the rich, interdisciplinary nature of cancer research with a firsthand understanding of the process of research. It provides students with a unique immersion experience with a cancer research team.

Students accepted into the program are assigned to work with a research scientist or a clinical oncologist who is actively engaged in research at the Emory University School of Medicine. Students will work in a professional setting with their faculty mentors and research teams. They will learn by working next to the team the skills needed to conduct different types of cancer research. The program consists of both academic and practicum components. Qualified applicants must have completed three years of laboratory-based science classes that include advanced courses in chemistry, biology, and mathematics.

In order to be eligible, students must be age 17 or older by the start of the program. There are NO EXCEPTIONS to the set age requirement due to regulations set by Environmental Health and Safety and Winship Cancer Institute. .The Winship Cancer Institute does not provide for housing, meals, parking or transportation.

Application process and timeline
Application submission process for the 2017 Winship Summer Scholars Research Program will open on December 15. The application form will be available online starting on that date.

Important Dates
  • February 18: Application deadline: Applications need to be postmarked no later than February 18, 2017.
  • March 17, 2017 - Students will receive an email regarding their status in the program.
  • March 31, 2017 - Students who have been accepted need to respond with a confirmation of their participation in the program.
  • June 5, 2017 - Program start date.
  • July 14, 2017 - Final presentations and program end date.

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Questions regarding the application process may be emailed to [email protected].

TAD-Ed Summer Internship Program

The TAG-Ed Summer Internship Program was created to give students real world STEM experience at companies around Atlanta and the state of Georgia. For five weeks, students will work with a mentor on a specific project, not only honing their technical skills, but also developing the professional skills needed to excel through high school and beyond. Applications to become a TAG-Ed Summer Intern open in January 2017. Join more than 800 participants who have grown through their summer experience.

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UGA Young Scholars Program
The Young Scholars Program is a paid six-week summer internship for high school students interested in agricultural, food and environmental sciences. Organized by the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES), selected students work 30 hours a week on the UGA Athens, Griffin or Tifton campus, actively engaged in research under the guidance of a faculty mentor.

 Annual Timeline:
  • Application open for submissions: October 15
  • Application deadline: January 31
  • Notification of selected interns: April 1
  • Eligibility Requirements:
  • Completion of sophomore year and be 16 years old by program start date
  • Ability to work at either the Athens, Griffin or Tifton campus
  • Commitment to the full six-week internship
  • Sincere interest in scientific exploration in agricultural, food and environmental sciences; math or technology
  • Completion of at least one high school science course (including a laboratory class) and one semester of algebra
  • Acceptance to the University of Georgia for graduating seniors
Young Scholars Program
CAES Office of Diversity Relations
(706) 542-8826
[email protected]

WellStar Kennestone VolunTEEN Program

Make a difference in your community while having fun and exploring the healthcare environment at WellStar Kennestone Hospital. Their summer program is designed to provide students interested in healthcare careers access to the operations of a world-class medical center. Volunteering is a fun activity, with lots of hospital exposure. However, it's also a serious commitment. VolunTEENS provide hundreds of hours of valuable service to our patients, families and team members, and your department will depend on you for your assigned shift.

Kennestone offers volunteer opportunities in a variety of settings, including, but not limited to, customer service, clinical and non-clinical areas, patient transport and wayfinding. Please note that the teen program is competitive. We offer 50 spots to the most qualified and enthusiastic teens. The selection process requires a 15-minute interview, which will occur in April. If you are selected for an interview, you will receive a formal email with the date, time and location of this interview.

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Compiled by the Advanced Learning Programs Department January, 2017