Internship Potential

CareerWise Colorado

FRCC Machining and other opportunitiess.
CareerWise Colorado is partnering with local school districts and businesses to create apprenticeship opportunities for high school students.

Denver Museum of Nature and Science

Scientists in Action: Connecting Students with Scientists (Grades 4- 12)
Scientists in Action connects students directly with scientists during a live, interactive broadcast from field sites or research labs. During these free, 45 minute Q&A sessions, scientists demonstrate research techniques, share new discoveries, demystify the scientific process, and open a window into science careers.

2018 Teen Science Scholars

Application Deadline
Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Teen Science Scholars complete hands-on summer internships with research and collections staff at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. In 2018, internships will be available in anthropology, arachnology, archaeology, earth science, education collections, health science, ornithology, photography, zoology, and botany collections. Teen Science Scholar interns receive a monthly stipend, bus passes, and Museum cafeteria vouchers to offset cost of living expenses during the term of their internship. See the Teen Science Scholar Brochure for more details.

Ecosystem Science and Sustainability Scholar in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics - ESS S-Stem Fellowship

The ESS S-Stem Fellowship provides eligible Colorado residents an opportunity to study environmental change and solutions in a scholarly program that supports student success. Student fellows pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in Ecosystem Science and Sustainability or Watershed Science, take a set of common courses, and have opportunities to engage in research, internships, and other learning outside the classroom. Fellows who begin the program as freshmen may also participate in the CSU Bridge Scholars Program for recent high school graduates and be members of the Natural Resources & Sustainability Residential Learning Community.

DHS HS-STEM Summer Internship Program

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate Office of University Programs sponsors a 10-week summer internship program for students majoring in homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) disciplines.

Woodward's Internship Program

Woodward seeks talented, motivated individuals who think in multi-faceted ways, are passionate about serving the needs of customers, and excel in a collaborative environment. Our core values emphasize personal integrity and accountability, as well as respect for the individual and teamwork.
Woodward has long been committed to helping students prepare for the future. We believe in the INTERN program because it allows tomorrow’s leaders to acquire skills in a positive, dynamic environment.

Larimer County Workforce Summer Opportunities for Young Adults

Every spring, creative programs are launched to prepare young action-takers for their next step in employment. Summer program participants gain exposure to interesting careers, entrepreneurship and winning summer job hunt practices.

Calendar of Events/Opportunities

Emperor Science Award

The 2018 Emperor Science Award program is committed to helping all students that have a passion for science join the next generation of cancer researchers. Through this award program, 100 winning students from across the country will be paired with a university-level mentoring scientist to collaborate on a cancer research project. Apply before the end of October for the next year.

Mini Medical University

The P/SL Mini Medical University is a one-of-a-kind learning experience for high school students who have an interest in medicine. This action-packed, hands-on program includes a panel on careers in the hospital, as well as experiential activities. Register by October

Summer "Camps"

Sternberg Museum Science Camps

Our programs offer field skills training, and challenging academic content driven largely by the interests of the respective groups of students. Our instructional staff hold advanced degrees in earth and life science disciplines, along with extensive experience in education and working in field settings.

CU Science Discovery Camps

Science Discovery offers high school students volunteer opportunities to assist with summer camps, community outreach events or behind-the-scenes administrative work. STEAM Crew volunteers provide valuable support to Science Discovery’s summer camps for K-8 students. Our STEAM Crew Team Members are selected through a competitive application process.

Camp Neuro and Camp Cardiac

With a focus on both education and real world experience, Camp Neuro provides students with a unique opportunity to learn directly from experts in both the medical and psychological fields. In addition, this 1-week summer day camp provides a foundation for healthy living with an emphasis on both diet and exercise. Although Camp Neuro's primary focus is on care and maintenance of the brain as well as psychology, it provides an excellent starting point for careers in all fields of medicine.

Camp Neuro is a 1-week (Monday to Friday) summer day camp running daily from 8:30am to 4:00pm. The camp is open to high school students (including Spring/Summer 2018 graduates) 15-18 years of age as of first day of assigned session and currently residing in the US.

Scholarships Available

UNC Frontiers of Science

FSI focuses on enhancing scientific aspiration and achievement of Colorado's high school juniors and seniors who possess strong interest and aptitude in science.
Application Information

__SHIP/NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) Summer internships__

40 hours of reseach at the summer
Boulder, CO: The 8-week program is tentatively scheduled to run from Monday, June 11 to Friday, August 3, 2018. The SHIP poster session (which all students are required to attend and participate in) will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, August 1-2, 2018.
If you have any additional questions, please write to (link sends e-mail) (Gaithersburg, MD) OR (link sends e-mail) (Boulder, CO).

Space Camp and Scholarship Application

This scholarship is for 100% of the tuition to 1 week of space camp (July 7-14, 2018- check every year) and includes a flight suit, transportation and a small spending stipend. The total value is approximately $3,000.

Girls Lead the Way Stem and Leadership Conference for High School Girls

Each February more than 100 Colorado high-school girls spent the day at the Colorado School of Mines for Girls Lead the Way, a conference focused on women and the science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines. Sign up before the end of January.

Wildlands Restoration Volunteers

Wildlands Restoration Volunteers is a nonprofit organization that provides an opportunity for people to come together, learn about their natural environment, and take direct action to restore and care for the land.

Stanford High School Summer College

During Stanford University’s Summer Quarter, high school students from the United States and around the globe are invited to spend eight or nine weeks living and learning in the heart of Silicon Valley. Alongside visiting undergraduate and matriculated students, you will have an exclusive opportunity as a student in Stanford Summer Session's High School Summer College program to earn credit and a Stanford University transcript at one of the most competitive universities in the world. Choose from more than 145 courses offered by 30 departments within the schools of Humanities and Sciences, Earth Sciences, and Engineering. Summer courses feature a smaller class size, accessible instructors, and a diverse student body with students from over 30 different countries.

Application deadline is in February.

STEM GAMES for the Younger Kids to Develop Interest in the Sciences

STEM education does not have to be something boring confined to the classroom! There are many of fun ways that kids can learn more about STEM, both in and out of the classroom. The websites listed below provide fun online STEM games for children from elementary through middle school age. All sorts of STEM subjects are covered in these websites, from astronomy, ecology, and wildlife to chemistry, mathematical equations, computer coding, and design. Parents, teachers and other adults who are in charge can be assured that these websites have been thoroughly checked and are appropriate for children up through middle school age. Enjoy the limitless, fun STEM activities that the websites below can offer to keep kids engaged and interested while, at the same time, enjoying and immersed in STEM education.