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Summer/ Spring Extended Learning Programs

Summer Learning Opportunities

Program Name




Application Deadline

Scholarship? Internship?

American Musical and Dramatic Academy

AMDA's Summer Conservatory empowers young artists to choose their own path within our three performing arts disciplines. Residential and commuter programs in NYC and LA are open to all talented high school students completing grades 8-12 during the 2015/16 school year.


SESSION 2: JULY 16-29 (NYC & LA)


Los Angeles and  New York City


Partial and Merit Based Scholarships Available

Berridge Program- Performing Arts or Media Arts

Students 14-19 years old. – Study this summer in Normandy, France in a non-competitive, nurturing environment. Classes in Movement, Acting, On Camera Acting, Shakespeare, Performance, Directing, Musical Theatre, Writing and Improvisation or a Filmmakers Class.

June 24- July 20, 2017



Merit, Performance, and Financial Scholarships available

Vallejo Police Cadet/Explorer Program

High School Students – (EXPLORER) 14+ years old and living in Solano County. GPA average 2.0 while in school. Must be able to contribute at least 10 hours of volunteer time to program per month. Interested and qualified persons must submit an explorer application available at the VPD main station located at 111 Amador St. Questions?  (CADET) 18 + years old and completion of high school. Work in direct support of sworn and non-sworn personnel on a part-time, as needed basis while attending college. Application at





Blueprint Signature Summer Program

High School Students – Choose the campus and pick your course or a specific career course. Communications, Business, Forensic Science, Psychology, Engineering, Law, Medicine or Veterinary Science.


Dates Vary, Request a Brochure for more information

U of Arizona, U of Florida, Georgetown,

U of Virginia, UCLA, and Lehigh


Scholarships Available

Galileo Summer Intern

This summer, gain great experience in an amazingly supportive and fun working environment. Galileo is looking for Summer Interns to support operations of our innovative science-based programs at 38 summer day camp sites. Work in the camp office, assist in the classroom, and participate in all-camp games, skits and activities. Being a Summer Intern means developing as a professional while having a crazy amount of fun with great campers and new friends.

Dates vary by location

Bay Area


Paid Internship

Sandia National Laboratories

Provide students with research mentoring from top scientists and engineers.

Offer students training and practical work experience in using state-of-the-art equipment and instruments.

Identify outstanding graduates for possible full-time employment.

Help students gain academic credit while working as co-op interns. (Ask your college's co-op or internship office about these work-study programs that are offered during the fall, winter, and spring.)

Dates Vary

Bay Area



Kaiser Summer Youth Employment Program

Students 16 and older- Participation in an 8-week paid summer work experience. Workshops designed to give participants valuable personal and professional skills development. Mentors provide insight on how to prepare for a career in health care. Networking opportunities with peers and senior leaders through work-based activities, community service projects, or social events.

Bay Area Locations

Multiple Locations



Paid Internship

Summer Discovery

High School Students- Many new courses and programs. Schools include; UCLA, U. Colorado at Boulder, Santa Barbara, UT at Austin, U. Michigan, Georgetown, Emerson, Penn and Johns Hopkins.

Varies By Program

Multiple Locations

Varies by Program

Merit Based and partial tuition scholarships available

UC Berkeley Marvell Nanofabrication Laboratory: Summer Internship Program for High School Girls

Juniors & Seniors- The Nanolab is a research facility at UC Berkeley where researchers in engineering and science develop next generation electrical devices that go into integrated circuits - IC’s, also known as silicon chips); design and fabricate MEMS - Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems - tiny devices that have all kinds of applications, from airbag sensors in cars to probes that are used in the human brain; and synthesize and integrate new nano materials - to be used in energy and environmental technologies

June 17- August 14, 2016

UC Berkeley


Paid Internship

Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute

The Program provides the students with a clinical research training experience to stimulate interest in pursuing a career in biomedical, clinical or behavioral research in a friendly and nurturing environment. Scientific mentors in the program work at CHORI and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland. Six students are chosen each spring for this program.

9-20 weeks


Feb. 10, 2017


Bank of America Student Leaders Program

Rising Juniors & Seniors- The program helps students gain a greater understanding of how nonprofits create impact in the community and helps develop them as the next generation of community leaders through two components: A summer eight-week paid internship with a nonprofit organization selected by the bank. This internship is designed to provide opportunities for the students to develop and apply leadership skills through hands-on work experience, while raising their awareness of community issues addressed by their Host Organization.

8 weeks including summit to Washington D.C. from July 10-15

Bay Area

Jan. 27, 2017

Paid Internship

SMASH Berkeley





SMASH Stanford





The Summer Math and Science Honors Academy (SMASH) is a free of cost, STEM-intensive, college preparatory program for underrepresented high school students of color. SMASH boasts a rigorous 5-week, 3-year summer STEM enrichment program which provides access to rigorous coursework and access to mentors, role models, and support networks of students of color. SMASH scholars remain engaged during the school year through monthly STEM activities and workshops. The program not only reinforces the students’ STEM academic identities, but also focuses on developing their critical thinking, civic awareness, leadership and sense of social responsibility.

June 17 – July 22, 2016



July 1- August 5, 2017



UC Berkeley





Sanford University, Palo Alto


UC Davis

Application Deadline: March 1, 2017

No fee, check eligibility requirements

Yale Young Global Scholars Program

Rising Sophomores & Juniors -An intensive academic summer experience at Yale University for outstanding high school student leaders. Admission is very selective. Need based financial aid is available. Six sessions: 1.) Frontiers in Math & Science. 2) Sustainability, Energy & Environment. 3) Applied Science & Engineering 4) International Affairs & Security 5) Politics, Law & Economics 6) Biological & Biomedical Science

Session 1&2:

6/19- 7/2

Session 3&4:

7/9 – 7/22


Session 5&6:

7/27- 8/9


Jan. 31, 2017

Financial Aid Given Based on Need


The California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science, COSMOS, is a 4-week summer residential program for high achieving math and science students. Students live on campus and attend subject specific classes taught by UC faculty and researchers. The program is open to 8th-12th grade high school students. This intense academic program is intended to inspire and encourage young people to pursue future study in a STEM related field. Students will participate in related academic outings to places such as the Novozymes, Genentech, and Bodega Bay Marine Lab.

July 9 - August 5, 2017

UC Davis

January 19 - February 19, 2017

Full and partial financial assistance

Arthritis Foundation Summer Science Internship

Juniors & Seniors: The Summer Science Internship Program provides twelve (12) outstanding students with the opportunity to work in leading research and clinical laboratories under the supervision of respected scientists at Stanford University and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

June 13 – August 3, 2017

Bay Area

Feb. 25, 2017

Internship Stipend of $1,500

Introductory College Level Experience in Microbiology (iCLEM)

Rising Juniors & Seniors- iCLEM is an eight-week paid summer biotech internship program for high-potential, low income high school sophomores and juniors. Developed in partnership with UC Berkeley and the Joint BioEnergy Institute, the program seeks to broaden students' understanding of biotechnology and the careers available in this field. In addition to basic science and research, the program also exposes students to career exploration and preparation for the college application process.

June 19- August 11, 2017

UC Berkeley

March 1, 2017

Students are paid a stipend of $1500, plus a scholarship of $500 upon successful completion of the program

UC Davis Scholars Program

Rising Juniors & Seniors –apprentice-level research project under the mentorship of university researchers.

Original research including experimental design, data collection, statistical analysis, and communication of results through written and oral means. Knowledge,

Research and University Life.

June 25- August 2, 2017


March 16, 2017

Fee reduction available for a small number of students

Pratt Institute Pre-College Program

High School Students – Minimum age 16. Self-motivated and responsible students willing to immerse themselves in college-level study. All levels of experience. Study art, design, architecture or creative writing and more. Earn 4 college credits.

July 5-28, 2017

Brooklyn, New York

March 1, 2017

Merit Based Scholarship available

One Stop Shopping Initiative for NASA Internships

NASA Internships are educational hands-on traineeships that provide unique NASA-related research and operational experiences for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students as well as educators. NASA Internships can be full or part-time, conducted at a NASA facility, contractor facility, or anywhere activities are ongoing to advance NASA's missions

Summer Session opportunities (8-10 wks) begin in late May or early June and conclude in early August


Ames Research Center - Palo Alto, CA


Armstrong Flight Research Center Edwards AFB, CA



11/01/2016 - 03/01/2017



Washington University, St. Louis Summer Institutes

Sophomores & Juniors (Varies according to study) –

Environmental Studies, Leadership, Pre-Engineering, Pre Med, Philosophy, Neuroscience, Psychology and Writing. Fees vary by institute.

Enviro 7/2-14

Global Leadership 7/2-14

Young Leaders 8/6-12


7/2 -14

Pre Eng.

6/11-6/30 or 7/16-8/4

Med. 6/11-6/30 or 7/16-8/4


7/2 -14


St. Louis, Missouri

March 1, 2017

Scholarships available based on financial need Applications due April 1, 2017

Stanford Mathematics Camp

Sophomores & Juniors- SUMaC emphasizes challenging curriculum and strong community, and allows students to feed their mathematical appetite and make life-long friends. SUMaC invites applications from mathematically talented students who have a love for mathematics and a desire to be challenged.

July 10 – August 5, 2017

Palo Alto, CA


Financial Aid available

Stanford Medicine Clinical Summer Internship

Students ages 15 and up- A rigorous 2 week program in Medicine at the world renowned Stanford University. Open to highly motivated high school and premed students. Created to empower students with the knowledge to plan for a career in medicine

July 10-21

July 24- August 4, 2017

Stanford University

February 24, 2017

Scholarship Available

MTC Summer High School Internship

Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors: Each year MTC sponsors a High School Internship Program. The purpose of the program is to introduce high school students to career opportunities in the field of transportation, to show them how public transportation agencies play an overall part in the community, county, and regional transportation operations, and to provide MTC’s transportation partners (such as traffic engineers at city and county public works departments or planners at transit agencies) with assistance.


Solano County

Mid March

Internship Opportunity ($12.25 an hour)

Grammy Camp

GRAMMY Camp is a live-in music industry camp where participants with varied interests learn how the music business works. They leave with a greater sense of how they can develop a strategy that will increase their chances at having a successful career in music. U.S. citizens currently be enrolled in high school are eligible to apply.

Nashville – May 30 -June 3, 2017

 LA - June 18- June 22, 2017


Nashville, TN

Los Angeles, CA


March 31, 2017

Needs Based Financial Scholarships Available

SF Art Institute PreCollege Program

Juniors & Seniors This four-credit program combines intensive study and practice with SFAI’s renowned faculty to help you build foundational skills, develop a portfolio, experiment with new media, and collaborate with like-minded peers who are driven to create. Visits to local museums and exhibition opportunities complement this immersive experience.

June 19- July 14, 2017

San Francisco

April 3, 2017

Need Based and Partial Scholarships Available

USC Summer Programs


USC Summer Programs’ courses are taught by USC faculty and experienced professionals of the USC academic community. Summer Programs’ faculty create an engaging academic experience by combining lectures, hands-on workshops and labs, guest speakers, and academic field trips to locations throughout Los Angeles. Each course is designed to be more interactive, engaging, and challenging than accelerated high school classes or the broad introductory courses offered by other summer pre-collegiate programs.

4 week credit:

6/18- 7/15


2 week non-credit:

6/18- 7/2

Los Angeles

April 28, 2017

May ask for alternate payment plan

Duke Summer College



Duke Summer Academy for High School Students

Rising Juniors & Seniors - Earn college credit with academically-motivated students from around the world.



High School Students currently in grades 9-12. Personal enrichment courses with a global perspective.

July 9- August 4, 2017



July 15– August 4, 2017

Duke University, North Carolina

April 14, 2017


April 14, 2017


Financial aid not available

Pre-Collegiate Program UC Berkeley

Juniors & Seniors- Pre-Collegiate students will be in courses in which the majority of their classmates will be college students from Berkeley, as well as visiting institutions from around the US and around the world. There are no courses designated specifically for high school students. High school students may take most courses that are numbered between 1 and 99 (undergraduate, lower division), provided that they have met all prerequisites posted on the online schedule of classes.

Session C: June 19-August 11, 2017


Session D:

July 3 - August 11, 2017


UC Berkeley

Opens Feb. 13- June 5, 2017

Not Available