Are you looking to strengthen your skills in a particular subject, explore a passion, study abroad, or take a closer look at a career that interests you? AtomicMind has gathered a database of high-impact opportunities that students can immerse themselves in and pursue. 

Below is just the beginning of our list of potential opportunities. To explore all 400+, reach out for a complimentary consultation with one of our advisors.


MIT Summer Programs

MIT partners with several organizations that run small, specialized programs for high school juniors on the MIT campus. These programs include:

Beaver Works Summer Institute (BWSI)

iD Tech Camps

LLRISE: MIT Lincoln Laboratory Radar Introduction for Student Engineers

Minority Introduction to Engineering and Science (MITES) 

Research Science Institute (RSI)

Summer Science Program (SSP) 

Women’s Technology Program (WTP) 

STEM Programs Across the U.S.

BU Research in Science & Engineering (RISE)

California Academy of Sciences Youth Programs

QuestBridge College Prep Scholarship

Michigan State High School Honors Science/Mathematics/Engineering Program (HSHSP)

Perimeter Institute International Summer School for Young Physicists (ISSYP)

Smithsonian Institution Youth Engagement Through Science

Berkeley Summer Program on Applied Rationality and Cognition (SPARC)

Summer Science Program (SSP) in Biochemistry 

Stanford Institutes of Medicine Summer Research Program (SIMR)

Stony Brook University Simons Summer Research Program 

Stony Brook Garcia Summer Scholars

Texas Tech University Anson L. Clark Scholars Program

University of California-Santa Barbara Research Mentorship Program 

University of Iowa Secondary Student Training Program (SSTP)

University of Florida Student Science Training Program – CPET 

University of Missouri-St. Louis Students and Teachers as Research Scientists 

University of Notre Dame Summer Scholars Programs 

Weizmann Institute of Science International Summer Science Institute 

Math Summer Programs

In addition to the below, numerous summer programs in math can be found on the website of The American Mathematical Society.

The American Mathematical Society.


Canada/USA Mathcamp

Hampshire College Summer Studies in Mathematics (HCSSiM)

MathILy (Bryn Mawr) 

Program in Mathematics for Young Scientists (PROMYS)

Prove It! Math Academy

The Ross Program

Stanford University Mathematics Camp (SUMaC)

Texas State Mathworks Honors Summer Math Camp

STEM & Economics

Blue Ocean Competition 

Conrad Challenge

ExploraVision | Science Competition for High School Students

Harvard MIT Mathematics Tournament

Junior Sciences and Humanities Symposium 

National Economics Challenge by the Council for Economic Education 

President’s Volunteer Service Award 

Regeneron Science Talent Search- Society for Science

Science Olympiad | Science Olympiad (

Wharton Global High School Investment Competition

Astronomy & Physics

Boston University Summer Research Internship Program

Fermilab High School Student Internships 

Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab ASPIRE High School Mentoring Program 

Kopernik Observatory High School Internship Program 

Los Alamos National Laboratory High School Internship Program

Maine Space Grant Consortium Research Internships for Teachers and Students (MERITS)

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center High School Internship and Fellowship Programs 

NASA High School Internships

NASA–University of Texas at Austin SEES Summer High School Intern Program 

Princeton Plasma Physics Lab Summer Internship Program 

Stanford University Accelerator Center SLAC Youth Opportunity Program

University of California-Santa Barbara Research Mentorship Program 

University of California–Santa Cruz Science Internship Program 

Biomedical Science

Alzheimer’s Association 

American Cancer Society 

Bay Area Red Cross Summer Internships 

Boston University Summer Research Internship in Science & Engineering

Broad Institute Summer Scholars Program 

Cooper Union University Research Summer Internship Program   

Coriell Institute for Medical Research Summer Internships 

Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center Continuing Umbrella of Research Experiences (CURE) 

Feinstein Institute for Medical Research Student Internship Program 

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center 

Georgetown/Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center Summer HS Volunteer Program 

Harvard Medical School Project Success Opening the Door to Biomedical Careers 

Craig Venter Institute Internship Program

The Jackson Laboratory Summer Internship Program 

Johns Hopkins Internship in Brain Sciences 

Monell Science Apprenticeship Program 

National Cancer Institute Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics Summer Internship Program 

National Institute of Health Summer Internship Program  

National Institutes of Health (Biomed Research)

Salk Institute for Biological Studies High School Summer Scholars Program 

Scripps Research Institute High School Student Summer Research Education Program 

Stanford Medicine Cardiothoracic Surgical Skills and Education Center Summer Internship 

Stanford University Institutions of Medicine Summer Research Program 

Short-Term Research Experience Program to Unlock Potential (STEP-UP) | NIDDK 

University of California-San Francisco High School Biomedical Internship Program 

University of Massachusetts Neuroscience and Mental Health Summer Internship 

Marine Advanced Technology Education Internships 

National Security Agency Student Programs  

Naval Research Laboratory Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program 

Naval Research Laboratory Student Volunteers 

Northrup Grumman Internship Program Grumman 

SPARK Summer Internship Program for High School Students  

Biology & Environmental Science

Association of Zoos and Aquariums 

Bronx Zoo Teen Internship Program 

Brooklyn Botanical Garden Apprentice Program for High School Students 

Cornell Boyce Thompson Institute High School Internship 

Earthwatch Institute Student Fellowship Programs 

EPA Student Design Competition (Environmental Sci & Public Health)

Geosciences Bridge Program 

Hutton Junior Fisheries Biology Summer Program for High School Students

Marine Advanced Technology Education Internships 

National Park Service Student Internships 

National Park Service Volunteer Opportunities 

New York Botanical Garden Internships 

New York City Recreation and Parks 

Oregon Health and Science University 

San Diego Zoo Internships 

Scripps Research Institute High School Student Research Education Program 

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center Volunteer Opportunities 

Student Conservation Association Internships  

NatureBridge Environmental Science Programs

U.S. Department of Agriculture Internships 

U.S. Department of Energy Student Internships 

U.S. Department of Energy Oakridge Internship (Energy & Environmental Management)

USDA Forest Service Temporary Student Employment Program 

USDA Internships 

Science (Other)

Air Force Research Laboratory (Engineering & Tech Research)

American Chemical Society Project SEED 

California Academy of Sciences Careers in Science Intern Program 

Center for Excellence in Education (CEE) Research Science Institute (RSI) 

Exploratorium Explainers Program 

George Mason University Aspiring Scientists Summer Internship Program 

Google Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI)

Hofstra University Summer Science Research Program 

Idaho National Laboratory High School Internships 

Los Alamos National Laboratory High School Internship Program 

Maine Space Grant Consortium Research Internships for Teachers and Students 

Microsoft High School Internship  

Monmouth University School of Science Summer Research Program 

NASA Pathways Internships | NASA

National Institute of Standards and Technology Summer High School Intern Program 

National Science Foundation Student Opportunities 

Naval Research Laboratory Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program 

Naval Research Laboratory Student Volunteers 

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory High School Programs 

Planetary Society Global Volunteer Network 

Rockefeller University Science Outreach Program 

Sandia National Laboratory Pre-College Internship Program 

Smithsonian Institution Science Education Center Internship Program 

U.S. Army Education Outreach (Science & Engineering Research)

U.S Department of Energy Undergrad Lab Internships (STEM)

Additional Resources

Chegg Internships Internship Finder

Internships Abroad | Remote Internships | In-Person Internships 

National Society of High School Scholar/Internships

Science Internships for High School Students 


In addition to the numerous pre-college and academic enrichment university-sponsored summer programs, here are some other specialty programs to consider.

Arts & Music

Berklee Aspire: Five-Week Music Performance Intensive 

Boston University Tanglewood Institute | College of Fine Arts

Carnegie Mellon Pre-College Drama Programs 

Carnegie Mellon School of Music Summer Programs

Ghostlight Theater Camp For Kids & Teens 

Juilliard School Summer Programs 

Oberlin College Conservatory of Music Summer Programs 

RISD Pre-Collegiate Programs

Sonoma State University Summer Music Programs 

 Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Training Center 

Stanford Jazz Workshop 

Tisch School of the Arts High School Summer Programs 

USC Cinematic Arts Summer Program

Arts & Media

A+E Networks | Internships    

Art Speak Internship – Asian Art Museum       

Brooklyn Museum: Paid Internships      

Metropolitan Museum of Art Internship Programs    

The Nation Fund | Nation Fund for Independent Journalism Internship Program     

National Public Radio (NPR) | NPR Internship Program

The New York Times | Internship Program  

The New York Times | Fellowship

New York University | NYU Journalism Internships    

Thomson Reuters | Internships       

Vox Media | Summer Intern, NY Magazine      

Washington Performing Arts Internship Program

Creative Writing and Journalism

Adroit Journal Summer Mentorship Program

Boston College Summer Writing Program

The Concord Review, Inc. – TCR Summer Program

Cronkite Summer Journalism Institute (SJI) 

Idyllwild Arts

Interlochen Arts Camp

Iowa Young Writers’ Studio

JCamp | Asian American Journalists Association 

Kenyon Review Young Writers Workshop

Princeton Summer Journalism Program (PSJP) 

Telluride Association Summer Seminar (TASP)

Yale Young Writers’ Workshop | Summer Session

Business, Leadership & Law

Bank of America Student Leaders Program

Boston Leadership Institute (Finance) 

Brown Leadership Institute 

Georgetown Business Pre-College Business & International Relations Programs

Global Summer Learning Institute (GSLI) – LEAD Program


Indiana University Kelley School of Business Young Women’s Institute

LaunchX Entrepreneurship Summer Program 

Model United Nations Summer Camps 

National Student Leadership Conference High School Summer Law Program 

NYU School of Law High School Law Institute (HSLI) 

Penn Law Pre-College Academy • Legal Education Programs 

The Sonia & Celina Sotomayor Judicial Internship Program (

Stanford University Camp BizSmart | Summer Business Academy – Inspiring Young Entrepreneurs

University of Chicago Justice, the State, and the Individual | Summer Session

Wharton Global Youth Program Home – Wharton Global Youth Program (


American Debate League – American Debate League

Cornell International Summer Debate Camp

Harvard Debate Council Summer Workshops – Debate and Public Speaking

New York Urban Debate League Summer Institute

Stanford National Forensic Institute

Visual & Literary Arts and Journalism

The Adroit Prizes for Poetry and Prose

Alliance for Young Artists & Writers Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

American Foreign Service Association Essay Contest

Congressional Art Competition

Jane Austen Society Essay Contest

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum Profiles in Courage Essay Contest

John Locke Institute Global Essay Competition

Journalism Education Association Student Awards

The Kennedy Center VSA Playwright Discovery Program Competition

Leonard L. Milberg ’53 High School Poetry Prize – Lewis Center for the Arts (Princeton)

Society of Professional Journalists/Journalism Education Association High School Essay Contest

Veterans of Foreign Wars Voice of Democracy Audio-Essay Contest

YoungArts National Arts Competition


Davidson Institute Fellows Scholarship

Destination Imagination Problem Solving Challenge

Questions Unlimited National Academic Competition

 United States Academic Decathlon

United States Decathlon: Individual Competition 

Additional Resources

Competitions | Institute of Competition Sciences

FBLA – Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda