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Off Campus Opportunities

Updated 12/7


See below for student opportunities off-campus. Below you will find links to college campus visits, internships, summer opportunities, and more. Please check back regularly for updates. Also, you can go to the website of just about any University and see if they offer summer programs not listed below.
Bentley University Bentley University has put together a terrific resource for the college search process, Admission 101 series. It is filled with insightful, easy-to-understand content that will make this process a little easier. Topics include:
Creating a College List 
Campus Visit Tours
Build a Resume
Letters of Recommendation
How to Write a College Essay
Getting the Most Out of College Fairs
Ace You College Interview
Understanding Financial Aid
Prepare for Standardized Tests
Searching for Scholarships
When to Apply
How to Get Recruited as an Athlete
Boston Leadership Institute 
The Boston Leadership Institute is a summer STEM program for academically advanced, high achieving, gifted high school and pre-high school students. Our programs are hands-on and engaging, and are designed to introduce students to a variety of careers in the STEM and business fields. We offer both day and residential programs in Boston and its surrounding areas. 
California Conservation Corps. Get Paid while you train and earn scholarships. Open to individuals 18-25 years of age. See pdf below.


Cal State Los Angeles Early Entrance Program is for high school students who must be under the age of 16 by June 1st of the year in which they apply. EEP students, upon graduating from high school, pursue their baccalaureate degrees as full-time students at Cal State LA. The EEP IS NOT A TRANSFER PROGRAM. Students are expected to earn their degrees at this University. To find out more about the EEP please visit our website at https://www.calstatela.edu/academic/eep  Please also feel free to contact the EEP office at 323-343-2287 or by e-mail at [email protected].

11/17 Carnegie Mellon Pre-College 

Carnegie Mellon's Pre-College Programs offers world-class instruction on a beautiful university campus. Our application is almost open, so we invite you to learn more about our programs and how they can help your students prepare for the college experience while exploring their educational and career options. Our programs vary in length and all offer scholarships. Programs begin in June 2024. 

To learn more about our programs, please register for our upcoming virtual Discover Sessions HERE or at the individual links below. You'll have an opportunity to hear from our academic Program Directors as well as our Student Affairs staff.

AI Scholars, CS Scholars and Computational Biology Wednesday, November 29, 2023 at 7:00 PM
National High School Game Academy Tuesday, December 5, 2023 at 7:00 PM
Summer Session Wednesday, December 13, 2023 at 7:00 PM
Drama and Music Monday, January 8, 2024 at 7:00 PM
AI Scholars, CS Scholars and SAMS Thursday, January 11, 2024 at 7:00 PM
Architecture, Art and Design Thursday, January 18, 2024 at 7:00 PM
Art and Writing & Culture Thursday, January 25, 2024 at 7:00 PM


Coalition for Responsible Community Development. Paid Internship $15 hour. Are you between the ages of 14-24 and part of a low-income household? Gain 120 hours of meaningful and paid work experience in a professional setting. See CRCD youth at Work Flyer below. 



9/15 The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation is thrilled to announce the 2024 Profile in Courage Essay Contest™️ is now open!

This unique contest challenges students to explore the concept of political courage, analyze the actions of a U.S. official, and craft an essay showcasing their insights. We've seen countless students grow academically and personally through this experience, and we believe your students could be the authors of the next winning essays.
Contest Deadline
The Profile in Courage Essay Contest opens for submissions on September 1, 2023. The contest deadline is January 12, 2024.
Recognition and Awards:
First-place: $10,000          Second-place: $3,000          Five Finalists: $1,000 each          Ten Semi-finalists: $100 each     



11/16 The Learning Centers - Career and Technical Education Center

As a program of The Learning Centers at Fairplex, a non-profit organization under the Los Angeles County Fair Association, CTEC’s mission is to help fulfill unmet educational needs by educating and preparing students for real-world careers and professional success to help them make a positive contribution to the community. Through hands-on classroom instruction by credentialed instructors, engagement with industry experts from the surrounding communities, and interaction with real work sites and professional environments, CTEC provides innovative learning experiences that give students the necessary skills to enter the workforce or continue on the pathway of higher education.
Currently we offer Automotive Technology, Agriculture, and Welding training. Each pathway consists of credit-bearing courses that give students the opportunity for training explore career options, and essential skills necessary for today’s labor market.
Spring registration is now open and classes begin in January. I have included a link that will take you directly to the Career and Technical Education Center website for more information and included attachments of our programs. If there are any questions, please feel free to reach out to me via email or my direct line.
12/7 Northeastern Accelerate Pre-College Programs
We are pleased to share that the application is open for Northeastern’s Summer 2024 Accelerate Pre-College Programs! Our residential Boston and Oakland campus programs are taught by our internationally acclaimed faculty, allowing students to gain extensive, hands-on, experiential education in subjects including engineering, health sciences, ethics and emerging technologies, entrepreneurship, and more. 
The Application Process  
Our Summer 2024 residential programs are designed for rising juniors and seniors. We are looking for talented, highly motivated students who are passionate about the subject area and who are ready for a rigorous program. We mimic the Northeastern undergraduate application review process by performing a holistic review—examining all areas of the application (academic, extracurricular, etc.) equally. Application requirements include:   
•    Completed Online Application
•    Transcript: An unofficial high school transcript or report card.   
•    Personal statement: A short statement (maximum of 250 words) describing the student’s passion for the subject matter, motivation for enrolling in the program, and what they hope to gain from the experience.  
•    Recommendation: Students may submit a teacher or counselor recommendation, but this is not required.   
•    Financial aid information: The application includes an optional financial aid section for students to be considered for need-based aid awards. 
There is no application fee for the program. Admitted students who apply by the Priority Application Deadline, January 15 at 11:59 p.m. EST, will receive a $500 discount on tuition. More information on the application and financial aid can be found on our website.

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University of California (UC) List of all k-12 UC programs
11/16 UC Riverside Undergraduate Research Portal and Opportunties
uResearch Portal
The uResearch Portal is a one-stop shop for students to find opportunities to participate in faculty-mentored research, scholarship, and creative activities. The portal also allows faculty to advertise, track, manage applications, and select students for research roles. All disciplines are represented and opportunities come in a combination of options for students to get course credit, be paid, and/or gain volunteer experience.
11/16 USC Summer and Online Pre-College Programs
As your high school students begin to think about their summer experience, we would like to invite them to apply to our pre-college experience: USC Summer Programs. 
USC Summer Programs offers 4-week, credit bearing courses in a variety of subjects from which students choose one course for intense study. Our programs are designed to combine college level coursework, academic field trips, and structured extracurricular activities. 
USC Summer Programs will be held
Sunday, June 16 - Saturday, July 13, 2024
* USC will be hosting an information session on January 11th for anyone interested in their summer programs. https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_CRIVXeozTx-3FG8IZiGc4g#/registration
7/7 Young Kim for Congress campaign internship program is a great opportunity for students to learn about the political process and get experience working on one of the top congressional races in the country! We offer leadership and mentorship opportunities, while providing a chance for students to interact with like-minded and motivated peers. We also offer a letter of recommendation from the Congresswoman upon completion of 120 hours. The internship lasts from now until November 8th , so there is still plenty of time to get involved and accrue those hours! We offer remote and in-person positions, and we can help with service hours or internship credit. This internship is a great addition to any college application. See pdf below
11/1 Military Service Academy Information If you are interested in learning more about the U.S. service academies (U.S. Military, Naval, Air Force and Coast Guard Academies) please contact the Representative Kim