Summer Opportunities

  • The Saint Louis Zoo is hosting a job fair on Saturday, January 10 for those interested in seasonal and part-time employment during the upcoming winter, spring, summer, and fall seasons.  The job fair will run from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm in the Living World Building on the north side of the zoo.


    The University of Missouri offers a summer experience for high school students interested in a career in medicine.  For information, click here.


    The University of Missouri-St. Louis Advanced Credit Program provides Advanced Credit Program High School students with an opportunity to earn college credit over the summer break.  Students receive college credit at a drastically discounted tuition rate.  Please click here for further information.


    The University of California-Berkley Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI) is offering a summer research internship.  For further information, click here.


    The Bank of America Student Leaders' program is an eight-week summer program where students do an internship with a local nonprofit organization and travel to Washington, D.C. for one week for a Student Leadership Summit.  Please visit the website for more information.


    Parkway/Maryville offers a summer opportunity which gives High School credit while helping students prepare for college admissions.  Please view this PowerPoint.


    Hadassah a Young Judaea are proud to present an opportunity for two well-qualified young women to win a full scholarship worth close to $7,000 for a life changing four-week summer program in Israel.  The deadline for application is January 15.  Please click here for further information. 


    University of Missouri, St. Louis (UMSL) offers 2 different summer opportunities that are worth exploring.  One is for students who are interested in Science.  It is called STARS, Students, and Teachers as Research Scientists.  Click here for further information.


    They also offer an educational experience that will contribute to your transition to college through the Bridge program.  For more information click here. 


    The Central Region of Tuskegee Airmen will host the 4th Annual Youth Aviation Camp for 13-17 years old June 26-28.  Please see Guidance for further information.


    Southwest Airlines hosts an annual summer program for select teens and their parent/escort at their headquarters in San Antonio, Texas.  Please come to Guidance for further information.


    The University of Missouri, Columbia (Mizzou) offers several pre-college camps and academic opportunities.  Click here to find out more.


    Washington University has many summer programs, click here to find out more.


    Oxbridge Academic Programs offer students academic programs in Oxford and Cambridge, Paris and Montpeillier, Barcelona, Salamanca and New York.  Please visit Guidance for further information.


    St. Louis University offers numerous summer camps and academic opportunities for high school students including the AIMS program.  Click here for further information.


    Truman State University has various opportunities for high school students such as Summer Talent Academy for Professions in Health(STAPH) and Zombie Scholars Program.


    Check out Ranken's Adventure Academies for high school students.  Work with your hands, expand your mind.  For more information, click here.


    Princeton University is offering their 29th Annual Cultural Exchange Program July 28-August 8.  All current Sophomores and Juniors are invited to apply.  Applications must be postmarked by January 7, 2015.  The application is available online at


    Summers @ Mizzou is a program designed to bring youth age 12-18 to the University of Missouri campus.  Youth will have a chance to experience life as a college student by living in the dorms, eating in a dining hall and exploring campus and Columbia.  These camps are great for those beginning to think about college and their future career.  Please click here for further information. 


    The Telleride Association Sophomore Seminars (TASS) is a free and intellectually rigorous residential summer program for high school sophomores on topics related to Critical Black Studies.  For further information, please click here.

      Washington University:

    If your students are passionate about science, please encourage them to apply to the Young Scientist Program’s Summer Focus at Washington University!

    Summer Focus (SF) is an 8-week summer internship for rising seniors that places the students in a laboratory at Washington University. Summer Focus is a highly successful program that seeks students who yearn for hands-on research opportunities. Keep in mind that only students in 11th grade are eligible to apply.

    Applications for the summer 2018 program are due February 12, 2018.

    For more information visit In addition, Wash U has started creating profiles for several of their Summer Focus Scholars from summer 2013: The profiles contain detailed information about projects, experiences, and scholars and their accomplishments since their time in the program.

     University of Missouri:

    The University of Missouri - School of Medicine offers an exciting and informative summer experience for high school students interested in a career in medicine.  MU’s High School Mini Medical School is a one-week program that gives students a preview of life as an MU medical student. The program includes: 

    -          Hands-on experience in anatomy, suturing, and clinical skills

    -          Introduction to MU’s innovative patient-based learning (PBL) curriculum

    -          Seminars on college and medical school entrance and medical school life

    In addition, students will attend special sessions with clinical and research specialists and have meaningful interactions with current medical students, faculty and staff of the School of Medicine. Mini Med School is intended for students who will begin their senior year in the fall of 2018.  The following are requirements to apply: 

    • 1. Application
    • 2. High school transcript (at least five semesters) sent by high school
    • 3. Test scores (ACT, PreACT, SAT or PSAT)
    • 4. Science teacher’s recommendation

    Students from disadvantaged backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Cost to of attendance is $600. Scholarships are availablePlease help us reach students who you believe will particularly benefit from this type of experience. Interested high school juniors can find more application information at our website Applications will be available by January 12, 2018 and should be submitted electronically. 

     The application deadline is March 1, 2018.


    STL Job Corp:

    The end of the school year is fast approaching. If you know of any students that have not decided on whether or not college will be a choice, consider exploring the option of the St. Louis Job corps program. We have 14 different trades including carpentry, CNA, office administration, security, pharmacy technician and welding to name a few. The Job Corps program also assist with job placement after the trades are complete. We service individuals between the ages of 16-24. High school diploma is not a requirement to enroll in the program. If your guidance team would like to set up a time for me to come out and explain the program to the students that are interested feel free to give me a call.

     Ricki Sims, MBA

    OA Counselor

    St. Louis Job Corps Outreach & Admissions

    4333 Goodfellow Boulevard |St. Louis, MO 63120


    Office: (314) 679-2060 |Mobile: (314)657-5429

    |Fax: (314) 679-2080  

     Please check out this list of various summer options.
    Missouri Valley College:
    We are excited to announce the first Missouri Valley College Division of Fine Arts High School Intensive: A College Experience
    This is a three day opportunity for students to experience what it would be like to major within the fine arts.  JUNE 25-27, 2018
    I've attached a brochure with further information. Please let me know if you have questions and we would greatly appreciation you sharing this with your students! Link:


    Please click the following link to see a list of summer opportunities.  Click here.


    Good news from Duke Summer Session!  We are happy to announce that we are now accepting applications for our life-changing summer programs at Duke University.  Whichever program you choose, over the course of the summer, you will find that Duke Summer Session is committed not only to building lifelong memories and friendships from around the world, but to laying the foundation for a future of collegiate success.  It is for this reason that students regularly report that our programs strengthened their college application and paved the way for academic excellence at top universities.  Follow the links below to apply to one of our transformative summer programs:
    Summer College Application – A four-week, credit-bearing program for US students currently in 10th or 11th grade and international students currently in 10th – 12th grade in which they take undergraduate-level courses.
    Summer Academy Application – A three-week program for students currently in 9th – 12th grade in which they take a certificate course.
    Intensive STEM Academy Application – A one-week, STEM-based program for students currently in 9th – 12th grade that consists of a variety of laboratory tours, faculty lectures, and workshops.


    Joyce Ivy Foundation Summer Scholars Program:

    The 2018 application for the Summer Scholars Program is now available online. The deadline this year is March 5, 2018. Please share this information with your talented female sophomores and juniors, as well as colleagues. We appreciate your help in identifying the next group of Summer Scholars.


    Cornell College:

    A 17 day intensive program for high school Juniors and Seniors. 

    June 13-29, 2018

    Camp invention at St. Monica:

    Looking for 10th - 12th grade students to be Leadership Interns at my Camp Invention over the summer. They receive 40 hours of community service for their time. Camp is a lot of fun.

    Naval Academy Summer Seminar offers an opportunity for rising high school seniors to experience the academy for one week. Participants learn about life at the Naval Academy, where academics, athletics, and professional training play equally important roles in developing our nation's future leaders at this four-year college.

    2018 Sessions:

    June 2-7

    June 9-14

    June 16-21

     Attached is a digital brochure and the website is: 

    Summer STEM is geared toward students currently in 8th, 9th and 10th grade, the Summer STEM residential program will give attendees an opportunity to engage in hands-on math and science activities with our faculty and midshipmen. 

    2018 Sessions:

    June 4-9 for current 8th graders (rising 9th graders)

    June 11-16 for current 9th graders (rising 10th graders)

    June 18-22 for current 10th graders (rising 11th graders)

     Attached is a digital brochure and the website is:

    This past summer, we hosted students from all 50 states, US territories, as well as students living abroad. Both attendees and parents raved about the experience, and we are counting on you to help spread the word about these fantastic opportunities. 

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    Summer Seminar