Opportunities For Students

TEALS provides students across the country with computer science curriculum that helps them build a solid foundation of computational thinking, problem solving, and programming. To take the next step, TEALS is dedicated to helping students identify opportunities to apply that knowledge and experience first-hand how technology can play a role in their future education and career. Explore and discover a range of student opportunities in computer science and technology.

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WA – Port of Seattle High School Internship Program

Summer Internship

Program Location: Work environment depends on the internship

Program Date(s): Summer 2018 – dates TBD

Application Deadline: April 29, 2018 at 8pm

Age/Grades: Applicants must be 16 years old before July 1st, and under 23 years of age

Cost: no cost to apply; this is a paid internship

Eligibility Requirements: To be considered, applicants must submit the following information:
1) Fill out a Port of Seattle employment application.
2) Upload a cover letter and resume. The cover letter should explain how the internship fits with your education, learning plans and/or future career path.
3) Fill out the Career Interest Questionnaire.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This is a part-time or full-time, summer intern position. In order to be eligible for an internship, applicants must be 16 years old before July 1st; currently enrolled in or recently graduated from (within 12 months) high school; or currently enrolled in a GED completion program and are less than 23 years old. Interns will be subject to all Port policies and procedures.

Work hours are generally Monday through Friday between 9am and 5pm. Work between 20 and 40 hours per week. Schedule is flexible and agreed upon between the selected candidate and their supervisor.

The Port of Seattle is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to diversity in the workplace. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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CA – Amazon Alexa Skills Challenge: Up to $250,000 in prizes!


Program Date(s): Grand Prize and Bonus Prize Winners Announced: On or around July 3, 2018

Application Deadline: April 30, 2018 at 5:00pm ET

Age/Grades: Individuals and teams ages Ages 13+

Cost: no costs to participate

Eligibility Requirements: The Life Hacks Challenge invites you to build Alexa skills that make everyday tasks faster, easier, and more delightful. We are looking for skills that can reduce workload, streamline tasks, support self-improvement, or improve lifestyle and health. Life hack skills can be in any category, as long as they improve an element of a user’s life. Submissions to the Life Hacks Challenge can be an update to an existing skill, or an entirely new skill.

In one sense, Alexa skills are life hacks already. By enabling hands-free, voice-enabled access to information, products, services, and so much more, users can simplify daily tasks and improve their overall productivity. Alexa defines a life hack as any trick, shortcut, skill, or novelty method that increases productivity and efficiency, in all walks of life. This can range from skills that help customers get a better night’s sleep, save money, drink more water, or cultivate a healthier mindset, to MacGyver-style expedient solutions to everyday problems, and more.
And while many skills available today already meet this definition, the Life Hacks Challenge is about raising the bar. It’s about making existing skills even better, and building new skills that customers simply can’t live without.

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CA – LA Tech Talent Challenge

Summer Internship

Program Location: varies

Program Date(s): June – Septmeber, 2018

Application Deadline: May 1, 2018

Age/Grades: Students must be 18 years of age by the start of the internship

Cost: Interns are paid $15 per hour

Eligibility Requirements: As part of the L.A. Tech Talent Pipeline partnership with Mayor Eric Garcetti and the Mayor’s Tech Council, Bixel Exchange launched the L.A. Tech Talent Challenge, an internship program that reached its goal of placing 100 low-income youth in paid tech internships in 2017. The program connects underrepresented young Angelenos to stable and lucrative careers in the rapidly growing L.A. tech industry.

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WI – SMAHRT Scholars

Summer Academic Program

Program Location: University of Wisconsin-Madison

Program Date(s): July 23rd-27th, Daily 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Application Deadline: May 1st 11:59 p.m. C.T

Age/Grades: Students currently in grades 9, 10, 11, or 12.

Cost: Summer Scholars who complete the full week of activities are provided a $100 stipend. Transportation assistance available (we pay bus/parking costs)

Eligibility Requirements: This program is for teens who are curious about the research process, different careers in health and research, or teen health and media use. Previous research experience is not required.

Experiences Include:
• Conducting an individual research study on media and teen health
• Learning the steps of the research process
• Exploring different fields of research related to health
• Discovering different career paths in research and health-related fields • Practicing public speaking and presentation skills

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National – Society of Women Engineers Scholarship


Program Date(s): Scholarship payments are made in September. Recipients are announced in September also.

Application Deadline: May 1, 2018

Age/Grades: current high school senior

Cost: no cost to apply

Eligibility Requirements: More information on eligibility and requirements is available on the scholarships pages of the SWE website. A few main eligibility points:
– Only women are eligible.
– Undergraduate applicants must be planning to study an ABET-accredited program in engineering, technology, or computing in the upcoming academic year.
– You must be planning to attend full time (exceptions are made for reentry and non-traditional applicants).
– You must not be fully funded for tuition, fees, and books and equivalent.
– Transcripts must be in English. See link for more details

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NY – Mount Sanai IT Talent Pipeline Program

Summer Internship

Program Location: Mount Sinai, NY

Program Date(s): Monday, July 9, 2018 through Friday, August 17, 2018

Application Deadline: May 4, 2018

Age/Grades: Must be a high school junior or senior

Cost: this is a paid position

Eligibility Requirements: The six-week IT Talent Pipeline Program provides paid internship opportunities for high school juniors and seniors from underrepresented groups in healthcare and medicine who have a particular interest in IT or STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) related fields. Under the direction of senior leadership in the IT Department who serve as program mentors, interns will be exposed to key IT divisions and related projects which are crucial to the day-to-day functioning of the Mount Sinai Health System.

To be eligible you:
– Must be a high school junior or senior. Students of underrepresented groups (African American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, Native American and/or Pacific Islander) are strongly encouraged to apply.

Must be a U.S. citizen (or have a permanent resident card or VISA)

Must have at least an 80% average (2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale or a B letter grade)

Must submit the following documents (by either uploading them to your online application or e-mailing them to diversity@mountsinai.org):
– Most recent transcript
– A 250-word essay expressing interest in IT or a STEM-related field
– Resume
– Copy of Working Papers
– Two recommendation letters (addressed to the Mount Sinai Health System IT Leadership Team):
One from a current teacher
One from an authority figure (guidance counselor, mentor, coach, learning coordinator, principal, etc.)

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NY – Emoti-Con


Program Location: The New York Public Library: 42nd Street between 5th & 6th Avenues

Program Date(s): June 16th, 2018

Application Deadline: May 31, 2018

Age/Grades: Middle, High school or GED students only

Cost: no costs to participate

Eligibility Requirements: Emoti-Con is an annual conference and competition
for students in NYC public schools to showcase
innovative digital media and technology projects. It’s
kind of like a science fair, but for tech projects.
Here’s what happens at the event:
➔ You’ll explore awesome inventions, games,
videos, apps, digital art, social justice
projects, and prototypes made by students
from across the city representing schools and
afterschool programs
➔ You’ll meet media and technology professionals who come to judge projects and share details about
potential career pathways
➔ You’ll make new friends with similar interests, and participate in a group ‘make’ challenge
➔ You’ll get inspired by keynote speakers sharing their innovative projects
➔ You’ll get some lunch, and fun swag to take home!

Project Teams:
➔ Maximum of 5 students + 1 chaperone
◆ additional students will be
waitlisted and allowed in
depending on space
➔ Must be NYC public school students
➔ Middle, High school or GED students only
➔ There are a limited number of spots
reserved for audience on a first come first
serve basis. Priority is given to family
members of presenters and public school

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National – Zip Recruiter Scholarship


Program Location: Must be enrolled as a student at an accredited high school, college or university in the United States

Program Date(s): Winners Announced July 31, 2018

Application Deadline: June 30, 2018

Age/Grades: Must be be 18 years of age or older

Cost: no cost to apply; winners recieve $3,000 college scholarship

Eligibility Requirements: ZipRecruiter is offering a $3,000 scholarship to the winning student with the most creative entry in our Winter/Spring 2018 Scholarship Promotion.

The Grand Prize Winner each semester will receive the $3,000 scholarship.

To enter, please write a 500-800 word essay that addresses both the prompts in the link below.

At the conclusion of the specific Entry Period for each biannually Promotion, you must (i) be a legal resident of one of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia, (ii) be 18 years of age or older (or at least the age of majority in your jurisdiction of residence), and (iii) be enrolled as a student at an accredited high school, college or university in the United States.

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WA – UW Summer Camp: Coding in Java I

Summer Academic Program

Program Location: University of Washington campus

Program Date(s): Multiple sessions thru the summer

Application Deadline: Accepts applications until classes are full

Age/Grades: incoming 9th to 12th graders

Cost: $725-$800; needs-based scholarships are available

Eligibility Requirements: Explore computer science and coding in the Java programming language. This introductory course will focus on fundamental computer science concepts, control and data structures, and best practices for programming in Java. Concepts taught include statements and variables, objects, expressions, conditionals and for loops and other control structures. You’ll learn fundamentals of programming that will be applicable to AP Computer Science and to other languages, including Ruby, Python and C++.

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WA – UW Summer Camp: Coding in Python I


Program Location: University of WA campus

Program Date(s): Multiple sessions thru the summer

Application Deadline: Accepts applications until classes are full

Age/Grades: incoming 9th to 12th graders

Cost: $725–$800; needs-based scholarships are available

Eligibility Requirements: Get programming in Python! This course will focus on fundamental computer science concepts, control and data structures, and best practices for coding and debugging in Python. We’ll cover statements and variables, values, expressions, conditionals, Booleans, while loops, randomness, libraries, debugging, program analysis, procedural drawing (lines, shapes and colors; animation; and program structure) and more.
You’ll complete a variety of fun and engaging coding exercises under the instructor’s guidance and then explore and practice the concepts at your own pace with support. The exercises allow for a variety of learning styles and ability levels, so all students can build skills in writing, debugging, analyzing and comprehending code.

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MI – University of MI Electrify Tech Camp

Summer Academic Program

Program Location: University of MI campus

Program Date(s): Various dates July, 2018

Application Deadline: Accepts applications until classes are full

Age/Grades: current high school students

Cost: $500 per camp; scholarships are available

Eligibility Requirements: Electrify Tech Camp consists of three non-residential summer camps for high school students that is sponsored and run by Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the University of Michigan (U-M). Camp participants will be introduced to college-level topics at an introductory level suitable for high school students.

Program content is developed and taught by U-M faculty and graduate students, ensuring the highest quality of academic learning. Recreational activities will be incorporated into the activities of each day. Come ready to learn and to have fun!

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WA – DigiPen Undergraduate Programs Preview Day


Program Location: DigiPen’s Redmond Campus

Program Date(s): Various: All sessions run from 10:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. with optional* activities from 2:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m

Application Deadline: Follow link to register

Age/Grades: High school students

Cost: Free

Eligibility Requirements: Attend one of our preview days to learn what it takes to be a successful DigiPen student and whether it’s the right school for you! Additionally, each prospective student who attends a preview day will receive a $60 application fee waiver.

Welcome speech
Admissions and financial aid overview
DIT alumni panel with Q&A
Degree program overviews
Campus tour
Art Portfolio Review*
If you are bringing digital artwork, please bring your own device
Housing tours*

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NY – NY – Gakko Code Forward Program

Summer Academic Program

Program Location: Manhattan at 243 Canal Street, NYC

Program Date(s): Spring Programs: April 10 – June 23 // Summer Programs: July – August

Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions

Age/Grades: Current high school students grades 9–12

Cost: Regular tuiton is $1980, but scholarships are available

Eligibility Requirements: 10 weeks— Build an App or Record an Album. Gakko NYC gives high schoolers the opportunity to study technology or music with industry-experts committed to creating personalized learning experiences. Every student leaves the program with a completed, portfolio-worthy app or an album.

To submit an application, please complete the application form by following the link below. After submitting an application, you may asked to share additional information and/or be invited to participate in a brief interview with the program instructors.

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WA – University of Washington Dawg Bytes CS Summer Camps

Summer Academic Program

Program Location: University of WA campus

Program Date(s): TBD: varies by camp

Application Deadline: TBD

Age/Grades: Varies by camp

Cost: $220, including a non-refundable $40 deposit. Scholarships available.

Eligibility Requirements: Summer camps introduce middle and high school students to computer science & engineering topics in a fun, inclusive week of learning.

Camps run from 9am until 4pm from Monday – Friday. Lunch and snacks are provided at no extra cost to the student. All camps take place in the Paul G. Allen Center for Computer Science & Engineering on the Seattle Campus of the University of Washington. Scholarships are available – students who qualify will be notified in their acceptance to the camp.

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National – Girls Who Code Campus Program

Summer Academic Program

Program Location: Varies by state

Program Date(s): Summer – varies by course and location

Application Deadline: Applications accepted until filled – apply soon!

Age/Grades: Varies by course

Cost: varies by course

Eligibility Requirements: Various courses available:
– Introduction to Computer Science
– iPhone App Development
– Wearable Tech & Fashion Design
– Website Design & Development

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National – $2,500 Redfin Scholarship


Program Date(s): Awards delegated in both Spring and Fall

Application Deadline: January 31 (Spring); July 31 (Fall) – occurs twice yearly

Age/Grades: Eighteen years of age or older

Cost: no cost to apply

Eligibility Requirements: This $2,500 scholarship is a way for Redfin to help one student on his or her journey through higher education. We’ve received applications from across the country including San Diego, Las Vegas, Chicago and Miami!

Legal U.S. resident
Eighteen years of age or older
Graduating high school senior or current freshman, sophomore, or junior in college attending an accredited university or college
Cumulative, unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale

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National – DigiGirlz Days


Program Location: Varies by location

Program Date(s): Varies by location

Application Deadline: Varies by location

Age/Grades: High School Females

Cost: no cost to attend

Eligibility Requirements: Microsoft is proud to offer technology programs that target youth. This one-day event, held at multiple Microsoft locations worldwide, is designed to provide high school girls with a better understanding of what a career in technology is all about.

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National – NASA Internships

Summer Internship

Program Location: varies by program

Program Date(s): Available throughout the calendar year

Application Deadline: ongoing – depends on program

Age/Grades: High school through graduate level students

Cost: Free to apply

Eligibility Requirements: NASA internships are available to high school through graduate level students attending full-time accredited programs appropriate to the NASA internship opportunity for which they receive an offer. U.S. citizenship is required for most internship opportunities. Select opportunities are also open to citizens from countries participating in the NASA International Internship (I^2) Program. Applicants must be enrolled full-time in a degree-granting course of study appropriate to NASA’s long-term professional workforce needs. College-level interns must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent. While NASA Internships are available to students in a wide-variety of majors ranging from business to science and engineering, individual internship opportunities will target specific disciplines. Applicants have the opportunity to browse and selectively apply for specific internship opportunities once their application is complete.

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