Monday, January 16, 2017

School News January 16 - January 20

Congratulations to the Software Engineering juniors and seniors who attended this weekend's Monroe Tech Challenge! Each student will walk away with $50 in gift cards just for attending. 

Get real-time updates and see more photos on our Facebook page.


Internships Open to Juniors and Seniors
Ms. Alder is taking applications for UAG's Spring 2017 internships! Hand in your resume in as soon as possible. See Ms. Cai or your guidance counselor if you need help with your resume.

Human Library Volunteers Needed
UAG is hosting our first Human Library event next month! Individuals volunteer as human 'books' and participants in the event can 'read' the book- meaning they would have a conversation with the volunteer and share in a dialogue about that individual's expertise. Please e-mail Ms. Cai at lcai@uagateway if you're interested in sharing your passion. Parents, students, and staff are all welcome to volunteer.

DYCD Summer Internships (APPLY NOW)
If you're over 16 and your GPA is 3.0 or better, you qualify for Ladders for Leaders! Get pre-employment training and land one of 200+ tech internships. Applications are open NOW at: https://application.nycsyep.com/

School Doctor
The school doctor will be in on January 19th! You must make an appointment before the doctor comes in. You must also have paperwork filled out and signed by parent or guardian.

This Week @ UAG
January 17-20: It's 11th Hour Week! Extended GOLD will be held all week.

Updated UAG Club Calendar
Note: Gamer Haven now meets in Room 721 on Thursdays, and GCSA Spotify meets in Room 711.


Student Enrichment Opportunities
Summer 2017 opportunities are starting to open up! 
See your guidance counselor or Ms. Cai in Room 716 for help.

Internship @ NASA
Open to: Grades 10-12
Deadline: ASAP
Submit here: http://go.nasa.gov/2hujeyT


The Hudson Estuary is comprised of key tidal marshes, which serve to provide many ecosystem services to the large population of this important coastal region, including NYC. We seek to understand the records of past droughts, cold intervals, floods, and vegetation shifts along with the past shifts in carbon storage. From this information we can better understand our present snapshot of climate/carbon, and predict future accumulation rates as climate warms and sea level rises.

{SUMMER} Bank of America Student Leaders
Open to: Grades 11-12
Deadline: 1/27/2017
Submit here: http://bit.ly/1DutB7g


Every year, the Student Leaders program helps connect 225 community-minded high school juniors and seniors to employment, skills development and service. They’re awarded paid summer internships with local nonprofits such as Habitat for Humanity and Boys and Girls Clubs of America and participate in a national leadership summit in Washington, D.C.

{SUMMER} Summer Student Program @ Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Open to: All
Deadline: 2/3/2017
Apply here: http://bit.ly/1NUJcSe


If you are a high school student who is interested in science, our summer program offers an opportunity to work in a state-of-the-art laboratory facility and explore the kinds of questions that researchers are asking today. In addition, you will have a chance to expand your network of connections with other students and learn more about departments involved in clinical research at Memorial Sloan Kettering.

Courageous Persuaders Award
Open to: All
Deadline: 2/9/2017
Submit here: http://bit.ly/2cBRJiz


Create a TV commercial targeted at middle school students to warn them about the dangers of underage drinking. Win scholarship money and trophies, have fun, and gain valuable experience. The grand prize-winning commercial will be broadcast on TV and the team that created it will work with Pluto Post and the Detroit Auto Dealers Education Foundation to upgrade their spot for air.

YCteen Magazine
Open to: Ages 15-20
Deadline: 2/10/2017
Apply here: http://www.ycteenmag.org/write/ycteen_online_application.html


YCteen publishes true stories by teens, giving readers insight into the issues that matter most in young people's lives. YCteen is now taking applications for the Spring 2017 semester. Apply by February 10, 2017 and they will contact you for an interview by February 22.

{SUMMER} Project TRUE Field Research Assistant
Open to: Grade 11
Deadline: 2/17/2017
Apply here: http://bronxzoo.com/teens/project-true/summer-program


Field researchers contribute to ongoing research projects that benefit NYC Parks Department. Collaborate with Fordham University and WCS scientists. They design and conduct an original research project, assist in curating Project TRUE social media presence, and present research findings to the scientific community and the general public. Work at one or more of the WCS Zoos (Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, Bronx Zoo).

{SUMMER} MIT Launch Summer
Open to: All
Deadline: 2/20/2017
Apply here: https://launch.fluidreview.com/


MIT Launch Summer brings together high school students from all over the US and world each summer to MIT campus to become entrepreneurs in a 4-week program. Students start a company in teams, using course materials that follow the rigor and standards of MIT. This is not a business plan contest. The aim is to create a real startup – to solve a real need in a differentiated way. Financial aid is available.

{SUMMER} NYU Applied Research Innovations in Science and Engineering (ARISE)
Open to: Grades 10-11
Deadline: 3/1/2017
Apply here: http://engineering.nyu.edu/k12stem/arise/


Open to academically strong students, this full-time, seven week program includes: college level workshops and seminars, a high level research experience in participating NYU faculty labs, and mentoring in that placement by a graduate or postdoctoral student.  In the seminars and workshops, students will be introduced to  the scientific method and ethics, data collection and analysis, research practices and lab safety.

{SUMMER} Teen Career Connection
Open to: Grades 10-12
Deadline: 3/11/2017
Apply here: http://www.teencareerconnection.org/


TCC is an eight-week comprehensive internship program, providing NYC youth an unparalleled opportunity. Teens first go through two weeks of intensive professional development, followed by six weeks of hands-on learning experience at an organization/business matched to the student's career aspirations. In addition to the training and internship experience, teens get linked to a professional who serves as their mentor, supporting them throughout their time in the program.

{SUMMER} Summer STEM Program at The Cooper Union 
Open to: Grades 10-11
Deadline: 3/18/2017
Apply here: http://cooper.edu/engineering/summer-stem


Once known as the Summer Research Internship, the renamed, expanded program offers qualified students six weeks of hands-on engineering, design and problem-solving alongside faculty and teaching assistants from the departments of civil, chemical, electrical, and mechanical engineering. There is a tuition charge (TBA) but need-based scholarships are available.

{SUMMER} Forest Project at Wave Hill
Open to: Grades 10-12
Deadline: 3/19/2017
Apply here: https://www.wavehill.org/education/forest-project/


Spend an unforgettable summer working as part of a small crew protecting and improving Wave Hill’s woodlands, enjoying the outdoors, learning about restoration ecology and making friends. Second-year interns learn basic mapping (GIS) skills.

{SUMMER} Einstein-Montefiore High School Summer Research Program
Open to: Ages 16+
Deadline: 3/31/2017
Submit here: http://bit.ly/2heDTGs


The Einstein-Montefiore Summer High School Research Program introduces high school students age 16 and older to the excitement of leading-edge scientific research. It is their hope that because of this experience, students will begin to think about a career in science while still in high school.

{SUMMER} Sonia & Celina Sotomayor Judicial Internship Program
Open to: Grade 11
Deadline: Application opens 2/1/2017, due 3/23/2017
Apply here: http://bit.ly/2hkwZwK


In the Summer of 2017, a select group of high school students will participate in judicial internships in state and federal courts, educational workshops, and mentorship opportunities. The students will intern with a state or federal judge located within one of the five New York City boroughs from Monday through Thursday for four weeks.

{SUMMER} The Metropolitan Museum of Art Summer High School Internships
Open to: Grades 10-12
Deadline: 4/1/2017
Apply here: (Application open in Feburary) http://bit.ly/2iRMwHz

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Each intern spends 40 hours of the internship observing, assisting, and being mentored by a staff member in one of the Museum's departments. The placement is chosen according to the intern's interests and experience.

Abdelkader Global Leadership Prize
Open to: All
Deadline: 4/15/2017
Rules here: http://bit.ly/2griRQW


Research and write about Emir Abdelkader’s life story and legacy. 1st Place = $1,000; 2nd Place = $500.

{SUMMER} ArtsLife at the Museum of Art & Design
Open to: Grades 9-10
Deadline: 4/30/2017
Apply here: http://madmuseum.org/learn/artslife

Artslife

Artslife is a paid summer internship program for rising sophomores and juniors in high school that combines art and design with leadership training, museum studies, and community engagement. Participants are introduced to museum careers such as Curatorial, Education, Development, Public Relations and Marketing, Visitor Services, Security, and Registrar.

{SUMMER} Central Park Conservancy
Open to: Ages 16+
Deadline: 4/30/2017
Apply here: http://bit.ly/2hLj9Wt

Summer Intern

This full-time, paid internship offers high school students the opportunity to support the Conservancy’s horticulture, visitor services, and public programs departments. Interns work five days a week with individual schedules varying depending on the position (some include weekends). Every Friday all interns work together as a group to complete special projects in Central Park, or to go on trips to other parks and environmental organizations.

12th Japan Center Essay Competition
Open to: All
Deadline: April 2017
Rules here: http://bit.ly/2hkyYnD


Contestants should discuss one or more aspects of Japan including art, culture, tradition, values, philosophy, history, society, politics, business, and technology in relation to their personal experiences, views, and/or future goals. 1st place = $3,000 and a Canon camera, 2nd Place: $1,500 and a Canon camera, 3rd Place: $750 and a Canon camera.

{SUMMER} Student Historian Internship Program
Open to: Grades 10-12
Deadline: April 2017
Apply here: http://www.nyhistory.org/education/internships/high-school-internships


American art and history is the means for vocational and academic training in public speaking and leadership. Interns help with family programming, and research art, artifacts, and documents, with an emphasis on future museum careers. Paid internships may be offered to interns who are eligible for free or reduced lunch at school; otherwise, internship is unpaid.

{SUMMER} DOROT Summer Teen Internship Program 2017
Open to: Grades 10-12
Deadline: 5/10/2017
Apply here: http://bit.ly/2g9fL7A


DOROT is a nonprofit organization whose goal is to alleviate social isolation and provide concrete services to older adults. DOROT’s Summer Teen Internship Program offers two four-week sessions for high school students. Through a competitive process, we choose up to 18 interns for each session. Summer interns are expected to volunteer with DOROT during the academic high school year.

{SUMMER} GO Getter Internship
Open to: All
Deadline: 5/16/2017
Apply here: http://www.goprojectnyc.org/get-involved/volunteer#GOgetter


Interns work as teaching assistants in a K-5 classroom under the supervision of a head teacher, and in small groups or one-on-one to help with academic skills and model good behavior. Interns will also participate in professional development to hone community leadership skills. Internship is unpaid.

Futures & Options: Internship Program
Open to: Juniors and Seniors, ages 16 and up
Deadline: Rolling
Apply here: http://bit.ly/2cny8jM


Futures and Options interns work in paid, mentored internships that best match their skills and interests.  After submitting the online application, applicants interview with Futures and Options program coordinators.  Applicants who are accepted into the Internship Program will also interview with supervisors at our business partners for specific internship positions.

High School Classes at FIT
Open to: All
Deadline: Rolling
Price: One Course: $320/ Two Courses: $625
Apply here: http://bit.ly/2d4NFLi


Fashion Institute of Technology's Precollege Programs prepares students for the FIT admissions process, including creative arts portfolio development, and features the unique experience of being part of FIT's dynamic and diverse college campus and the cultural vibrancy of New York City that informs and enriches the college, its history and its campus community.

New Settlement Apartments College Access Center
Open to: Juniors and Seniors
Deadline: Rolling
Apply here: http://nyccollegeline.org/resources/college-access-center


New Settlement Apartments College Access Center provides one-to-one college access and success counseling and financial aid services to high school students, young adults, and adults. The program's free services for current and future college students include: One-to-One College Advising, Assistance with Applying for Financial Aid (ex. FAFSA, TAP, and CSS Profile), College Visits, SAT Prep Classes, Early College Awareness Programs, Success Advising for Current College Students, and Fee Waivers.

CMA’s Young Artist Kollective (YAK)
Open to: Freshmen
Deadline: Rolling
Apply here: http://cmany.org/yak/


CMA’s Young Artist Kollective (YAK), is a free program that provides emerging young artists in 6th-9th grade with exclusive studio space and materials, artistic and technical guidance, opportunities to meet with guest artists, monthly art parties, and a chance to learn about professional opportunities across the art world.

ProjectArt After-School Art Classes
Open to: Ages 17 and under
Deadline: Rolling
Apply here: http://projectart.org/nyc/


ProjectArt offers after-school art classes at 23 public libraries across New York City. Each trimester, teachers design their own curriculums tailored to each community and incorporate a wide array of media, including graphite, oil pastels, markets, watercolor, acrylic, and tepera paint, cardboard, scrap and collage materials.

Hudson Guild Tech Up!
Open to: All
Deadline: Rolling
Apply here: See Ms. Cai


Hudson Guild's Tech Up provides training in the use of technology and digital media for teens and young adults in order to equip them for higher education and employability in today’s digital and tech-heavy workplace. The Tech Up program recruits, trains, supervises and supports youth from the community in technology-based academic and employment tracks.

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