New Opportunities listed Below 

Dr. Richard Barnett Foundation Scholars Program 9th and 10th Grade Cohort Application

The Dr. Richard Barnett Foundation Scholars Program is currently seeking 9th and 10th grade students for the upcoming school year.  It is a fully funded college and career readiness program that combines academic, advising, social emotional learning and career networking support. I will be working with Molly, our social work intern, on nominating students for the program and providing support to assure that they continue to attend and remain engaged in the program. Also listed below are our current scholars in the program and they will be starting their second year. Please let us know students that you would like to nominate that would benefit from this program. The organization is partnered with the NBA and Chase Bank and is very well funded, and the kids are invited to  pretty amazing events. 


10th Grade:
- Seeking 15-20 inspiring students to join our cohort
- Program start date: October 2022

9th Grade:
-Seeking 50-60 inspiring students to join our cohort
-Program start date: February 2023

Internship Program

The Fall/Spring 2022-2023 Internship Program application is now open.

The application deadline is October 14th, 2022.

Click here for the application link.

What is The Internship Program? 

The Futures and Options Internship Program provides New York City high school students with critical work-readiness training and the opportunity to gain firsthand work experience as interns with a dynamic range of business partners.

Futures and Options interns work in paid, mentored internships that best match their skills and interests.

 Who is eligible to participate in The Internship Program?

Students must be enrolled in high school in New York City and be at least 16 years old; have a valid working card; and be eligible to lawfully work in the United States.

High School Apprenticeship Program

A paid museum internship for NYC DOE high school students 

Applications due November 15, 2022

New York City public and charter school students are invited to apply now for a paid, in-depth internship to learn about different cultures, history, and making a difference. Participating students will gain professional experience through working in the Museum. 

The High School Apprenticeship Program at the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust offers New York City public high school students a challenging program of work and study as they learn about Jewish heritage, the Holocaust, and what goes on "behind-the-scenes" at a museum. 

TRAINING: February through June, Apprentices participate in paid after-school training twice a month on select Thursdays to prepare them for summer employment at the Museum. 

SUMMER EMPLOYMENT: Apprentices have part-time (four days a week) paid positions at the Museum, from the end of June until mid-August. Through a close mentoring relationship with staff, Apprentices explore careers in different departments at the Museum, as well as hear Holocaust survivor testimony, go on field trips, and get to know students from schools across the city. 

ELIGIBILITY: Students from all backgrounds from New York City public high schools and charter schools are encouraged to apply. 

MORE INFORMATION: Please contact us at hsap@mjhnyc.org or 646.437.4324. 


Click here to apply for the 2023 High School Apprenticeship Program.

The 2022 class of Apprentices in the Museum's Garden of Stones. 

The High School Apprenticeship Program is made possible with major support from The Pinkerton Foundation. We are also grateful for support from The Sunshine Foundation.

New Deadline: Applications for our Fall 2022 CreateHER Semester due October 9


If you already applied, our team will reach out to you in the coming weeks for an interview. CreateHER is open to any NYC high school student (grades 9-12) who identifies as a girl or non-binary.


  • Learn from the leading women in the theatre industry and develop an original play as a Playwright or Producer

  • Classes on Sundays from 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM beginning October 16

  • Produce a final presentation of your new short play at the end of the semester (December, date TBD)

  • No experience necessary! If you’ve ever been interested in learning more about playwriting and producing, we encourage you to apply.


Click Here To Apply

The Ranger Conservation Corps Internship


The Ranger Conservation Corps is a great urban environmental internship for high school students who are interested in the natural world or environmental issues. 

Our Ranger Conservation Corps interns gain experience while working with the Urban Park Rangers on environmental restoration in natural areas in our flagship parks. Participants may go on exciting field trips including canoeing, overnight camping, and more. Interns receive community service hours, and the experience looks great on a college application!

We offer two Ranger Conservation Corps sessions each year (in the fall and spring), and each session lasts approximately eight (8) weeks. The program occurs one day a week, on a school day afternoon for 2 to 2.5 hours.

How to Apply

Ranger Conservation Corps session dates are flexible and registration is on a rolling basis year round. 

If you're interested in applying to the Ranger Conservation Corps, the first step is to contact the Ranger Conservation Corps. Our Urban Park Rangers will work with you to get you placed at a park location with a schedule that works for you. 

Contact the Ranger Conservation Corps

Museum Apprentice Program

In this paid internship, New York City teens immerse themselves in art and art history, and learn about museum education while creating their own lessons for audiences of all ages.

Museum Apprentices:

  • Meet artists and curators to learn about art and our collections

  • Discuss critical topics in the field of museum education, such as working with the public school system and the role of museums in social justice movements

  • Connect with education staff and get training on how to teach from artworks, to people of all ages and abilities

  • Assist with family programs like F.A.M. (Family Art Magic)

  • Develop tours and teach camp groups over the summer

  • Learn about education programming in a museum setting, and make connections between art and our world

  • Build public speaking, lesson planning, research, and teaching skills

  • Strengthen their communication, collaboration, and organizational skills, as well as a sense of time management and responsibility

Get paid $15 per hour. Second-year Museum Apprentices serve as leaders in the program and are paid $16 per hour. Work up to 180 hours for the year! Metrocards will be provided to support weekend and summer work.

This program is open to all NYC high school students, ages 14–19, and will take place in person from December 2022 through August 2023.

All Apprentices must be able to commit to the full work schedule:

December 2022–June 2023:

  • Thursdays: Weekly meetings, 5–7 pm

  • Fridays: Occasional teen staff events and field trips, to be determined

  • Weekends: Occasional family events and pop-up talks, to be determined

July–August 2023:

  • Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays: 9:30 am–4:30 pm

How to apply:
Submit an online application, including one letter of recommendation, by October 2, 2022. Teachers and mentors can submit letters of recommendation online.

Questions? Email us at teen.programs@brooklynmuseum.orgJoin our email list to learn more about free arts programming planned by our teen staff, and follow #bkmteens on Facebook and Instagram.

InterseXtions: Gender & Sexuality

In this paid internship, New York City LGBTQ+ youth ages 14–19 explore gender and sexuality in art through an activist lens, and work collaboratively to organize programs for other queer and trans youth.

Teen staff in InterseXtions:

  • Learn about LGBTQ+ social movements and artists working today

  • Meet educators, artists, and curators to learn about art and our collections

  • Share readings and analyze issues of representation in art and media

  • Discuss topics such as feminism, sexuality, and social justice to make connections between art and our world

  • Make art expressing their own interpretation of those topics

  • Dream up, organize, and promote a free, large-scale event for LGBTQ+ teens and their allies

  • Communicate with community organizations and emerging artists and performers

  • Build affirming, joyful community spaces for other queer and trans youth

  • Strengthen their communication, collaboration, critical thinking, advocacy, and media literacy skills, and develop their sense of time management and responsibility

Get paid $15 per hour. Second-year InterseXtions members serve as leaders in the program and are paid $16 per hour. Work up to 75 hours for the year! Metrocards will be provided to support in-person meetings.

This program is open to all NYC teens, ages 14–19, who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, two-spirit, nonbinary, gender nonconforming, questioning, queer, intersex, and/or asexual. The program will take place in person from November 2022 through June 2023.

All InterseXtions members must be able to commit to the full work schedule:

  • Tuesdays: Weekly meetings, 5–7 pm

  • Fridays and weekends: Occasional teen staff events, field trips, and activities, to be determined

How to apply:
Submit an online application by October 16, 2022.

Questions? Email us at teen.programs@brooklynmuseum.orgJoin our email list to learn more about free arts programming planned by our teen staff, and follow #bkmteens on Facebook and Instagram.

Want to perform at LGBTQ+ Teen Night? Send us a proposal.

Teens: Enter the writing contest for a chance to win prize money!

Youth Communication is sponsoring a writing contest for young people. Every three months, we will highlight five recent articles and ask readers to write a response to the author of a story. Tell them how you related to their story, what lessons you learned, or other ways the story impacted you. We will choose three winners with prizes of $150 (1st prize), $75 (2nd prize), and $50 (3rd prize.)

Contest Rules:

• You must be between the ages of 14 and 19.
• Letters should be no more than 300 words.
• You may respond to only one story.
• If you win, your letter will be published on our website. Tell us if you want it to be printed anonymously—but you should still type in your full name and complete address so we know where to mail your check if you win.
• Current and former YouthComm or Represent writers may not enter the writing contest.
• Previous winners may not enter the writing contest.
• Letters may be edited by Youth Communication editors for brevity and clarity. All entries become property of Youth Communication.

The stories for this semester’s contest are:

The Privilege of Telling My Side of the Story

Choosing Myself

My Parents Are Anti-Vaxxers

Why I Love Hard Copy Books

Fighting Two Battles at Once

The deadline for fall submissions is October 7. Winners of the contest will be notified by October 28 and their letters will be featured on our website. Any questions, contact msanchez@youthcomm.org.

If you heard about this contest from a teacher or counselor please add their name and email address to your entry.

Submit your entry through the form at this link OR below: https://sfyouthcomm.formtitan.com/yc-writing-contest

MCC Youth Theater Company 

The MCC Theater Youth Company seeks dedicated, enthusiastic and responsible young people for its Performance and Playwrighting Labs. Company members may be a part of one or both Labs.

The 2022-2023 Youth Company Auditions will be held on October 20th and 21st from 4:30PM-6:30PM. All students must attend BOTH audition dates to be eligible to join.

To sign up fill out the 2022-2023 Youth Company Auditions Registration Form here. The deadline to register is Wednesday, October 19th at 11:59pm.


MCC Youth Company Staff will update all applicants in the event the audition must be held virtually. The weekly classes will begin online and may transition to in-person for vaccinated students at the end of the year. A hybrid-format will be made possible for students who chose to continue remote learning


  • Between the ages of 14-19 and live in New York City

  • Currently enrolled public high school students when they join the company

  • Have a strong interest in participating in the dramatic arts

  • Open-minded and willing to take risks

  • Committed to consistent attendance at workshops and rehearsals

  • Accepted into the company based on effort, not previous theater experience

  • No preparation is required