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Summer Opportunities

The following opportunities are time-sensitive. If you are interested in any of the following opportunities, please follow the links to their websites to learn about application deadlines.


The Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM)

Website: The Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) 

Who should apply: Students interested in media arts, website design, clerical work, or learning more about the field of Real Estate Management.

Please contact Mr. Patrick Gallacher, Senior Portfolio Manager with Maestas & Ward, at 505-798-9800 or

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Website: NASA

Who should apply:  US Citizens 16 years old and up with a GPA of 3.0 or higher

Sandia National Laboratory Internship

Website: SANDIA

Who should apply:  US Citizens 16 years and older with a GPA of 2.5

Explora Internships

Website: Explora

Who should apply:  High School Sophomore qualifying for free and reduced lunch. 

Summer College/University Programs

American Indian Summer Bridge Program

Website: American Indian Summer Bridge Program

Who should apply: seniors who have been admitted to attend UNM in the fall. 

STEM Pre-College Summer Programs

Website: STEM Pre-College Summer Programs

The Bezos Scholars Program

Website: The Bezos Scholars Program 

This program inspires and challenges young people to act on their passions to address community needs.  Each year, 12 teams are selected from across the U.S., comprised of a high school junior and an educator from their school, to become Bezos Scholars.  Successful applicants are ambitious students who demonstrate academic rigor, curiosity, and leadership.

College Horizons

Websites: College Horizons

Who should apply: Native American Sophomores and Juniors

College Horizons is a non-profit organization that supports the higher education of Native American students by providing college and graduate admissions workshops to American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students/participants from across the nation. 

Entrada Scholars Program at Calvin College 

Website: Entrada Scholars Program at Calvin College 

The Entrada Scholars Program at Calvin College offers racial-ethnic minority high school students a gateway to the future: the opportunity to experience college learning and living while earning college credit.

Leda Scholars Program

Website: Leda Scholars Program 

Who should apply: Juniors from low-income families who excel academically

The LEDA Scholars Program supports high-achieving students from low-income families in gaining admission to selective colleges. High school juniors nationwide are recruited and hosted for a completely free seven-week Summer Institute on the campus of Princeton University where they receive academic preparation, leadership development, SAT/ACT prep, and intensive college guidance counseling. After the session ends, LEDA counseling support is provided remotely so students can college application and financial aid processes and gain admission to top colleges.

LEDA Perspectives: Nolan

Reynolds Young Writers Workshop

Website: Reynolds Young Writers Workshop 

The Reynolds Young Writers Workshop at Denison is an energizing 8-day program for motivated high school students (rising juniors and seniors) who love to write.

Health Care Careers Exploration Program at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

Website: RIT Health Care Careers Exploration Program

Who should apply: Deaf and hard-of-hearing 10th, 11th, and 12th graders

In this summer camp, students have the opportunity to be part of hands-on demonstrations in biology, physical therapy, medical laboratory sciences, nursing, nutrition, and become CPR/first aid certified.

St. John's College Summer Academy

Website: St. John's College Summer Academy

Who should apply: Students ages 15 to 18

Based on St. John's discussion-based, interdisciplinary method of teaching great books. Different sessions are hosted throughout the summer to focus on different topics, such as music, ethics, your self-concept, and more. 

Stanford University

Website: Stanford University

Stanford offers several opportunities for business, humanities, arts, and artificial intelligence:

  • Stanford Sports Business Academy gives students an overview of careers in the sports and entertainment industries, with a focus on management, law, negotiation, marketing, and leadership.
  • Summer Humanities Institute students produce original research projects in history, philosophy or literature.
  • Summer Arts Institute offers courses in design, music, and architecture.
  • Artificial Intelligence Laboratory's Outreach Summer Program takes the position of, "AI will change the world.  Who will change AI?" 

Tulane University

Website: Tulane University

Summer Enrichment Institute in STEM. Explore science and engineering opportunities at Tulane University, with a project-based curriculum that focuses on such areas as coding, robotics, ecology, engineering, and app development. 

Availability is on a first-come, first-served basis, so apply now.

Email for more information.

The University of Southern California in Los Angeles (USC)

Website: USC

The University of Southern California in Los Angeles offers students a preview of "freshman year" through its college immersion experience.  Programs are designed to combine college-level coursework, academic field trips, and structured extracurricular activities, in 2 and 4-week course options. 

Choose from Architecture, Business, Engineering, Global Studies, Journalism, Performing Arts, Pre-Health/Science, Pre-Law, and Writing. 

Cornerstone Summer Institute 

The Cornerstone Summer Institute provides rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors with the opportunity to engage in historical investigation, archaeological excavation, and community engagement in order to learn and develop thinking skills that will prepare them for success in college and beyond.

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