High Schools

Opportunities announced the week of Tuesday, September 16, 2014 (in chronological order)

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High Schools: Paid Internships for High School Students at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Application Deadline: September 17, 2014 at 4:00PM
Event: Late October through mid-June
Contact: Betsy Gibbons at highschoolinterns@metmuseum.org / 212-650-2330

The Metropolitan Museum of Art offers paid internships to students in grade 11 or 12 at NYC Department of Education Title I high schools.  Interns will get the inside scoop on a wide variety of Museum jobs in conservation, education, exhibition design, and more. They will also develop professional skills, explore the galleries, and assist an expert in one of the Museum’s departments. Students do not need prior experience or specific knowledge to apply – just an interest in learning about museum careers and great works of art! For more information and to link to the online application, please click here.

High Schools: Music Students are Invited to Join a Performance Ensemble at Third Street Music School through the “Big Deal”

Event: September 19, 2014
Contact: Laura Gravino /212-777-3240, ext. 35

Third Street Music School Settlement is offering all New York City public high school students the opportunity to audition into the school's acclaimed performance ensembles—Orchestras, Glee Choir, Rock, Jazz & Concert Bands, Guitar, Piano and Chamber Music.  In its 120th Anniversary year, Third Street is reserving 120 spots in its ensembles for NYC public high school and city college students who demonstrate the musical skills and commitment to participate. The fee is $120 for the entire school year, and financial aid is available.  Public high school seniors in 2014-15 who participate in this ensemble program will be eligible to apply to the New York Community Trust Harris Scholarship at Third Street, which will offer three $20,000 college scholarships for students entering college in the fall of 2015. Visit the audition page to complete an audition form and sign up for one of the scheduled dates, September 14 and 19.

High Schools: Apply to the Leadership Institute for Today and Tomorrow

Application Deadline: September 19, 2014
Contact: Gerrie Hall /646-381-5174

The Leadership Institute for Today and Tomorrow (LIFTT) is a FREE year-long program for juniors that focuses on leadership skills needed in the 21st century. Through partnerships with local educational youth service organizations, LIFTT encourages students activate their leadership potential, sharpen their public speaking skills and become engaged in community and civic programs, all while encouraging and preparing them to take the next step in their education—the college application process.   Most sessions take place at the Intrepid Museum. Program will also include visits to civic and cultural sites in New York. Forty students will be accepted. For more information and application materials, contact Gerrie Hall, visit the website, and review this informational flyer.

High Schools: Teen Reviewers and Critics Fall 2014 Application

Application Deadline: September 22, 2014
Event: October 9 - December 12, 2014
Contact: Keonna Hendrick/ 212-302-7433; ext. 485

The Teen Reviewers and Critics (TRaC) Program is a FREE after-school opportunity for teens to explore the arts in NYC. Participants spend ten weeks attending cutting-edge theater, dance and music performances; visiting artist studios, galleries, and museums; mastering NYC's subway system; learning the art of discussion and critical writing; producing media content; and so much more. Students and teachers can access the online application and read more information here. Please visit our website for more information on the Fall 2014 semester of TRaC.

Middle and High Schools: Free Museum Partnership Program on Holocaust Education

Registration Deadline: October 3, 2014
Event: September through December 2014
Contact: Loren Silber/646-437-4273

Partner with the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in Lower Manhattan to have college interns implement a free three-part Holocaust education program. The Museum's college interns conduct a classroom lesson at your school, guide the students through the Museum, and follow up with a post-tour lesson in your classroom. This opportunity is available on a limited basis and free for your school. Busses to the Museum are provided according to availability and need. For more information please visit this site.

High Schools: Apply Now for Student Friendship Clubs

Deadline: Ongoing
Contact: Stephanie Jimenez / 917-225-0109

Best Buddies invites NYC principals, teachers, and students to start a Best Buddies chapter in their schools. The Best Buddies club model celebrates social inclusion by building friendships between students with and without disabilities. Club members organize meaningful activities and service projects and gain lifelong skills through their friendships. School partnerships are available throughout Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, and the Bronx. Registered clubs gain access to extensive Best Buddies resources including local and national trainings, networking events, and volunteer opportunities. Learn more about  Best Buddies International.