Summer Internships, Camps, Etc.

  • MU HS Mini Medical School KC College Fair Flier Mizzou Conference Flier

  • BANK OF AMERICA STUDENT LEADERS - juniors & seniors can apply!
    DUE: February 1, 2019
    DETAILS: Student Leaders® is one of Bank of America’s signature philanthropic programs and offers young people who are passionate about improving the community an opportunity to build their workforce and leadership skills through a paid summer nonprofit internship. Students will also join with 200+ other Student Leaders to participate in a national leadership summit in Washington, D.C. focused on skill building and creating a more civically engaged society. Since 2004, we’ve connected more than 3,000 students to jobs, skills and service.
    Apply here!


    These deadlines have passed - Please apply next year!


    Yep KC Paid Internship program
    Deadline: February 15, 2018
    Applications are being accepted from current high school juniors and seniors.
    Fill out an application and include a letter of recommendation from a teacher or school administrator.
    You must also include a resume that outlines any work experience, extracurricular activities and community involvement.

    Participants that are selected will be paid $500 per week and a $5,000 college scholarship.
    There are three sessions: June 4-29, June 30-July 8, and July 9-August 3.
    Apply at
    Please see your counselor if you have any questions.

    Missouri Girls State
    Deadline: February 15, 2018 (Please return completed applications to Ms. Hamilton in the SSC)
    Delegates to Missouri Girls State are chosen by an interview and application procedure. MGS delegates are girls who attend high school in Missouri and have just completed their junior year. Candidates are evaluated on their leadership abilities, interest in government, service to others, and academics. Speech and debate experiences are also beneficial.

    Girls State will be held June 24-30, 2018 at UCM in Warrensburg, MO. Please see your counselor if you have any questions. We plan to interview applicants soon after the February 15th deadline. 


    Missouri Boys State
    Deadline: February 15, 2018 (Please return completed applications to Ms. Hamilton in the SSC)
    Young men exhibiting qualities of leadership, character, scholarship, and citizenship should be considered candidates for Boys State.
    Potential leaders come from all facets of a high school’s student body. Some may not necessarily be recognized as the best scholars. However, those students who excel in Civics, Government, American History, and Political courses will be better suited for the curriculum offered at Boys State.

    Boys State will be held June 16-23, 2018 at UCM in Warrensburg, MO. Please see your counselor if you have any questions. We plan to interview applicants soon after the February 15th deadline. 


    Missouri Public Affairs Academy
    Deadline: March 1, 2018
    -What is it? A weeklong summer camp. July 7-14, 2018
    -Where is it? Springfield, MO
    -Who can apply? Current juniors with a 3.0 GPA or higher
    -How much does it cost? Room and board (food, etc.) is free if you’re accepted; there’s only a $50 registration fee if you’re accepted
    Each summer the Missouri Public Affairs Academy brings talented high school students from throughout the state together to develop their understanding of public affairs. The Academy combines presentations by guest speakers with discussions, hands-on activities and service projects, and gives students the opportunity to learn from talented and accomplished political and community leaders in the state.
    The MPAA has three main goals:
    • To help students understand their role as citizens working "for the greater good"
    • To provide a forum for discussion with distinguished speakers including community leaders, government officials, journalists, and university professors
    • To provide students with the leadership skills necessary to become actively involved in their communities
    Application Link:

    KC Scholars - 11th graders 
    DEADLINE: March 2
    Amount: $10,000 per year for up to 5 years
    How do you know if you qualify?
    First step, do the FAFSA Forecaster  (you need your parents help with this)
    Here is the powerpoint to help you do this.
    If your FAFSA Forecaster is $12,000 EFC or lower you can apply. 
    What you need to apply:
    You must have a 2.5 GPA to apply and have the $12,000 EFC mentioned above.
    1. Go to the KC Scholars website
    2. Complete the traditional Scholarship essay
    3. Request that 2 people send recommendation letters on your behalf
    4. Upload a transcript (see Mrs. Johnsen to get your transcript)
    5. Upload ACT scores
    6. Sign participation agreement
     The deadline for all materials for the scholarship is March 2, 2018

    QuestBridge College Prep Scholars Program
    Deadline: March 21, 2018
    The 2018 College Prep Scholars Program application will open in early February.
    The QuestBridge College Prep Scholars Program gives outstanding low-income high school juniors an early advantage in college admissions.

    College Prep Scholars are uniquely prepared to gain admission and full scholarships to top-tier colleges through QuestBridge. The majority are also selected as Finalists for the National College Match. Being selected as a College Prep Scholar is a notable distinction that celebrates your achievements and gives you an early start in applying to college. 


    UMKC Summer Bridge Scholars program
    Deadline: March 30th
    For Seniors who are planning to attend UKMC in the FALL 2018
    • Important Dates
      • Application Deadline: March 30, 2018
      • Program Dates: June 15 – July 27, 2018
    • Program Highlights
      • Up to 6 hours of college credit (textbooks included)
      • Early move-in to a residence hall on UMKC’s campus (room and board included)
      • Academic preparedness through a variety of campus resources
      • Campus and Community connections through weekend professional and cultural enrichment activities
      • All for FREE (scholarship is valued at about $3,500/student)
    • Web Info

    University of Wisconsin- Madison Engineering Summer Program
    Deadline: April 2, 2018

    The College of Engineering hosts Engineering Summer Program (ESP) for current sophomores and juniors from June 16 – July 27, 2018. ESP is a 6-week residential program designed to engage students who would like to explore careers in engineering. Students take courses in math, physics, chemistry, engineering, and technical communications and fill their day with other structured programming such as industry site visits, field trips, guest lectures, workshops, and faculty mentoring. ESP is offered at no cost to participants! Students can learn more and apply online at

    Two other summer programs offered at the university are six-day residential camps. For current freshman, sophomores, and juniors, we hold a program called ProCSI (pronounced “proxy”) that runs from July 15 – 20, 2018 where students get to have fun discovering how important computer science and engineering are to modern research. Learn more at  For current female sophomore and juniors interested in engineering, the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) hosts Engineering Tomorrow’s Careers (ETC), a camp that runs from June 17 – 22, 2018This entirely student-led camp gives girls the opportunity to explore various disciplines within engineering, meet other young women with similar interests, and learn about college-life. Learn more and apply for the 2018 ETC at

    Global Scholar 2018
    Deadline: April 15, 2018 (early-bird deadline), Rolling admission, Scholarships available

    The Global Scholar curriculum focuses on building global citizens with the knowledge, skills, and network to address the biggest global issues facing our generation and our world. Program highlights include in-depth exploration of global challenges, workshops on global leadership and social entrepreneurship, and exploration of careers, schools, and opportunities in international affairs. Applicants should have interest in global issues, but coursework and experience abroad is not required. 
    ​Apply at 

    Based at American University, Washington, D.C. 
    Session 1: July 1-13 - rising 11th and 12th grade
    Session 2: July 15-27 - rising 11th and 12th grade
    Session 3: July 15-21 - rising 9th and 10th grade

    Missouri S&T 2018 Summer Camps
    Deadline: Visit website for various registration deadlines (
    1. Jackling Introduction to Engineering is a great opportunity for campers to explore over a dozen engineering disciplines and see first-hand what engineers actually do. Campers will complete hands-on activities in several different departments and see how their math and science talents can pave the way to rewarding careers!
    2. CyberMiner is great for high school juniors and seniors who love working with computers and digital technologies. Campers will enjoy hands-on computing activities in Computer Science, Computer and Electrical Engineering, and Information, Science & Technology.
    3. Formula SAE Electric Car Camp - Love race cars? This week-long camp gives campers the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of electric vehicles and the Formula SAE competition. Campers will gain insight into the world of mechanical engineering and what being on a collegiate design team is all about.
    Burns & McDonnell Summer Camp 2018 - Engineering U 
    Deadline: May 11, 2018
    Engineering U is a FREE summer academy at the Burns & McDonnell world headquarters, where students will engage with experienced engineers, architects, and construction professionals.
    Visit to apply. Accepted applicants will be notified by May 18th. 

    Anytown KC - Youth Leadership Institute
    Deadline: May 24, 2018
    What are you ready to do or change to promote inclusion and social justice? Your first step is here...completing this application! The Anytown Youth Leadership Institute™ is a residential leadership program for high school students (ages 15-18) with the mission to inspire a young generation of leaders who are ready and willing to create more just and inclusive communities. This summer’s camp will be hosted on July 8th-13th on the campus of Avila University in KCMO. Participants will sleep in a residence hall and will eat in the university's dining hall. Each day of the leadership camp is a full schedule of getting to know each other and increasing respect for others through discussion groups, workshops, and experiential activities. We also have some daily scheduled time for fun, games, and relaxation.