Scholarships and Internships

Use this page to access resources that allow you to search for potential internships and scholarships.  The best way to find an internship is to ask around. Speak with professors, friends, family members, friends of family members. Visit museums, libraries, businesses, coffee shops, to see what people are saying and posting about.   However, please use this page as a resource for finding internships and scholarships.

Department of Youth & Community Development Summer Work Positions (application live)
NYC’s Department of Youth & Community Development (DYCD) is starting to accept applications for their youth summer employment program. Open to all ages 14 to 24 year olds can apply by going to the website below.
 
http://www1.nyc.gov/site/dycd/index.page
Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics: Summer Faculty Positions (due by end of February)

See below for a summer opportunity teaching math to middle school students in a summer camp atmosphere! I personally spoke with the director and while February 13th is the deadline they will be accepting applications through February (though the earlier the better!).

She also stressed to me that you do NOT need to be a math major and they take counselors from all majors (humanities, etc.) – you just need to be relatively comfortable with math.

In addition to your summer stipend (which is pretty solid), you also get a free weekly metrocard and breakfast/lunch. See below for more details!

Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics: Summer Faculty Positions

This summer, change the lives of talented middle school students from underserved backgrounds: teach them what mathematics really is.

Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics (BEAM), a project of the Art of Problem Solving Foundation, is seeking instructors for a program that gives everyone a chance to excel in mathematics. Faculty design and teach their own courses to bright, underserved middle school students. During summer 2018, we will run residential programs at Bard College and Union College in the Hudson Valley, and day programs in New York City and Los Angeles.

Residential Program (BEAM 7):
Compensation: $5,000 for four weeks (or $3,300 for junior faculty such as graduate students or early-career teachers), plus room, board, and a transportation stipend.
Location: Bard College and Union College, both located about 2 hours out of NYC. Our students, all from high-poverty New York City public schools, will be discovering a new environment in these idyllic settings.
Dates: July 5 to August 1, 2018

Courses at BEAM 7 can be:
Pure math such as number theory, combinatorics, graph theory, or logic;
Applied math such as circuit design, programming, astrophysics, or genetics; or
Problem solving, either Math Team Strategies or Solving Big Problems.
Non-residential Program:
Compensation: $2,400-$5,600 for six weeks depending on course load (part-time positions available).
Location: Los Angeles and New York City
LA Dates: June 13 to July 24, 2018
NYC Dates: July 3 to August 14, 2018

BEAM 6 teachers receive outlines to help plan courses in Logical Reasoning, Math Team Strategies, Math Fundamentals, or Applied Math, and we are flexible for many different courses that meet our learning goals.

For both:
Ideal candidates include college or university professors (as well as graduate students) with strong teaching backgrounds, and middle or high school teachers with strong mathematics backgrounds. We’ve found that the community of teachers that we create, bringing together instructors from across many different academic areas, is one of the program’s strengths and provides a great experience for all participants.

Good candidates will work well on a close-knit team and will be able to bring unique curriculum perspectives to the program. Experience with other extracurricular outreach programs (such as math summer programs or math circles, MATHCOUNTS, programming workshops, or similar) are also a plus. We will provide mentorship, textbooks, and other resources as needed.

This is a unique opportunity to influence the lives of young students. Our students have tremendous potential and a strong ability for abstract reasoning, but because of their schools and backgrounds they often have not had the same training as more affluent peers. They are devoted, doing many hours of math each day (and loving it). We hope that you will join us (and them)!

For more information and the application, contact us at info@beammath.org or visit our website at www.beammath.org.

Counselor/Teaching Assistant

This summer, change the lives of talented middle school students from underserved backgrounds.

Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics (BEAM), a project of the Art of Problem Solving Initiative, is seeking undergraduate students or recent graduates to be counselors and teaching assistants for a summer program that gives everyone a chance to excel in mathematics. During summer 2018, we will run residential programs at Bard College and Union College in the Hudson Valley, and day programs in New York City and Los Angeles.

At both programs, you’ll create a vibrant social experience for kids who are discovering for the first time that there are other people who like doing mathematics; you’ll also be a TA for classes on topics such as number theory, combinatorics, problem solving, and computer science. At our residential program, counselors will also live with the students in the campus dorms. Be a role model and guide for students who are just beginning to set their educational path!

Counselors must be strong mathematically, be reliable, and take initiative. They should be charismatic and able to help the kids have fun. All counselors must be at least 18 years old by July 8, 2018 (if applying for LA positions, June 18, 2018).

Residential Program:
Compensation: $2,600 for four weeks, plus room, board, and a transportation stipend.
Locations: Bard College, Union College
Dates: July 5 to August 1, 2018

Non-residential Program:
Compensation: $3,600 for six weeks, breakfast/lunch on weekdays, an unlimited MetroCard at the NYC program
Location: Los Angeles, New York City
LA Dates: June 11 to July 24, 2018
NYC Dates: July 2 to August 14, 2018

Deadline: rolling, but please apply by February 12, 2018 for full consideration

For more information and to apply:https://www.beammath.org/counselor-info/

Scholarship: Diversity Abroad (All Undergrads Eligible, Due 9/25/17
Diversity Abroad has announced that the application is open for their scholarship opportunity for Semester at Sea spring 2018. The award amount is $5,000 towards tuition plus flight costs to/from the ship.
 
Applications are due September 25, 2017 and all undergraduates who are either low income or minority youth can apply. For more info, go to http://www.diversityabroad.com/partner/diversity-abroad/scholarships?scholarship=diversityabroad-com-semester-at-sea-scholarship.
Scholarship: Box Diversity Scholarship (All Grades Eligible, Due Oct 2, 2017)

The Box Diversity Scholarship was created to ensure that the perspectives of historically underrepresented people are included in the creation of the future through technology by identifying and financially supporting high-potential individuals, particularly those who identify as people of color, women, LGBTQ+, and/or people with disabilities.

Box will award five scholarships to support students with a passion for technology including:

One $20,000 grand-prize scholarship
Four additional $4,000 finalist scholarships

We’re looking for individuals who demonstrate:

Community and Leadership
Passion for Technology
Creativity and Drive
Applicants must also:

Eligibility:

1. Freshman – Seniors: You must be enrolled in or transferring into a 4-year accredited degree program by Spring 2018. This includes rising college freshman beginning college in Fall 2017 or Spring 2018, exiting college seniors graduating in/after Spring 2018, and community college students who are transferring to a 4-year school by Spring 2018.

2. Be studying in a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) or related major.

3. Committed to being in the US, and able to travel to Box Headquarters in Redwood City, CA, for finalist interviews between Dec 7-8, 2017 (Box will sponsor travel and accommodation for all finalists)

Interested? Go to http://www.boxdiversityscholarship.com/#about for more info!

Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code was founded to close the gender gap in technology. Their aim is to build the largest pipeline of female engineers in the country. They have chapters throughout New York and the United States. They are looking for college interns and also offer a summer immersion program for 10th and 11th grade girls.

Brooklyn Museums Internships
The mission of the Brooklyn Museum is to create inspiring encounters with art that expand the ways we see ourselves, the world and its possibilities. The museum envisions a world where great art and courageous conversations are catalysts for a more connected, civic, and empathetic world.
The Museum holds itself to the highest standards of curatorial excellence-from great art and original shows to beautiful installations and canon-expanding scholarship and strives to create and present inspirational and transformative engagement with our collections, exhibitions, programming, and educational offerings, welcoming all visitors with respect and a true sense of hospitality.
The Museum is currently offering these programs:

New York City - Urban Fellows Program
The Urban Fellows Program is sponsored by The City of New York and administered by the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS). The program is designed to introduce America’s finest college students and graduates to local government and public service.

To learn more go here.
New York City Department of Education Teaching Fellows
The NYC Teaching Fellows program is one of the country’s largest and most selective alternative teacher preparation programs. As a Fellow, you’ll train in NYC classrooms, working one-on-one with experienced coaches to get the feedback you need to become a talented teacher, ready to make a profound difference for NYC’s students.

For an overview and more information, go here.
United Nations Internship
The world looks to the United Nations for solutions to complex problems everywhere; from ending conflict and alleviating poverty, to combating climate change and defending human rights. The issues on our agenda are manifold and diverse as are the careers we offer. Among the ranks of the United Nations you will find staff members who monitor elections, disarm child soldiers, coordinate relief in humanitarian crises and provide administrative as well as logistical support to carry out our complex mandates. These are just a few examples amongst the many other equally critical and necessary functions.

To learn more about internship opportunities at the United Nations go here.
To learn about the application process go here.
Simon Wiesenthal Center Internship
For the summer of 2017 the Simon Wiesenthal Center is proud to announce the second year of its one of a kind, local Government Advocacy Internship Program. This program is centered on encouraging and educating the next generation of Jewish youth to the mechanics of state and municipal government, politics and advocacy. It serves college and graduate school-aged students
in its first year from the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut regions.

For more information click here.