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This is an exciting opportunity for anyone interested in video production. The Video Production Intern is responsible for assisting the Quaker Valley School District Communications Department in creating a visual representation of what is going on throughout the district using video (both short and longer form). This internship could be used for credit toward your Experiential Learning graduation requirement.  Responsibilities: Assist the Director of Communications in capturing and editing content that portrays events across the District. Responsible for the safe transfer and storage of all footage.  Operate and maintain production equipment.  Ensure equipment is charged and properly stored.  Work closely with staff and students to execute concepts through to completion.  Maintain accurate records, logs, and transcribe production activities.  In addition to the core responsibilities of the position, interns may be asked, or may seek to engage unique abilities, strengths, and passions through participation on cross-functional teams.  Email Mrs. Keller at [email protected] if you are interested in this opportunity.




Eky Divine, a small business owner in Sewickley, is looking for students interested in working and learning about entrepreneurship.  Her company, Kizzlefoods, imports and distributes spices from her family-farm in Nigeria. Check out her website:   Email Mrs. Keller at [email protected] if you are interested in learning more about this opportunity.




Are you a high school student interested in local government? The Borough of Leetsdale announces the creation of the Junior Council Person (JCP) position. This program, supported by the PA State Association of Boroughs, allows students the opportunity to learn critical skills including team building and collaboration, public speaking, public engagement, budgeting, and running effective meetings. It also allows the student the opportunity to deliberate on issues that are affecting his or her community.   Program details: Leetsdale's JCP position is open to all junior and senior year HS students residing in Leetsdale. JCP will be appointed for a term ending in Summer 2024.  JCP will observe the work of borough government by attending the monthly meetings of the Borough Council. JCP will be seated with Council and following all council rules.  Attendance at budget sessions, public hearings, and community events is strongly encouraged. The Junior Council Person can also perform a community service or research project of personal interest and meaningful value and present it to the council.   If interested, please send a letter to the Borough Council outlining why you are interested in serving in the JCP position. Please direct your letters of intent to [email protected]. An interview process with council members may occur if there are several applicants. There is no application deadline. For any further inquiries, please call Leetsdale Borough at (724)266-7530.




Interested in Environmental Science?  Through the Environmental Science Internship, students will collaborate with peers and environmental professionals in the fields of biology, botany, geology, herpetology, ichthyology and environmental science.  The internship meets 2X per month after school @ Fern Hollow Nature Center & other sites.  See the flyer below for more information.  Email Mrs. Keller ([email protected]) to sign up.

Sweetwater Center for the Arts is offering an internship in culinary arts to work alongside teaching artist and chef, Andrew Alvarez. Chef Andrew will be teaching a variety of cooking classes at Sweetwater starting this fall and looks to an intern for assistance both in the kitchen during classes, as well as in marketing, curriculum, and more. Most classes at Sweetwater are Friday and Saturday evenings, and other hours will be assigned as appropriate.  Please email Mrs. Keller at [email protected] if you are interested in applying.



Sweetwater Center for the Arts is offering a summer Arts Education Internship for this up-coming summer of 2024!  Interns will assist with the day-to-day operations of running various arts summer camps.  This includes check-in and check-out procedures, monitoring lunch and breaks, but most importantly, assisting in the classrooms.  Interns will be matched with camps that fit their interests and potential future plans.  Please email Mrs. Keller at [email protected] if you are interested in applying.



The Iron Horse Theatre Company in Ambridge has internship opportunities available in Tech Design and Operation (lights and sound), Mentoring in the after-school Drama Club Program, and Graphic design. Please email Mrs. Keller at [email protected] if you are interested in applying.



Manage and monitor Sewickley Community Center's website and Facebook pages. Coordinator will be responsible for updating content and alerting the board of items that require response and/or attention. Email Mrs. Keller ([email protected]) for more information.




Extension Programs

Tuesday & Thursdays, June 11-August, 6:00-8:00PM.

This 8-week program is designed to help you find your unique calling, learn how to set goals, and establish good soil for growth.  Topics will include power of mindset, how to overcome failure, identifying your strengths, positive problem solving, and discovering your passions. Available for teens ages 13-18.  Location: 15 Chadwick Street, Sewickley, PA 15143. Click HERE to apply.




The August Wilson Archive at the University of Pittsburgh Library System is partnering with the Western PA Writing Project to host an 8-day summer program for high school students. This FREE summer research and writing seminar will accept up to 8 high school students to work with professional educators, librarians, and archivists to gain experience with creative writing, archival studies, and primary source research.  During the seminar, students will make either a creative writing piece, diagram, or a brief video based on their research.

To learn more and apply to be accepted complete the application here. Application Period: May 10 - June 24, 2024




The August Wilson Archive Student Research Award program provides students an opportunity to explore primary source material in the August Wilson Archive and create a project, exhibit, or creative work. To apply, please complete the application here.




The Free Enterprise Leadership Challenge (FELC) is a five-day summer program open to high school students entering the 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grades held on college campuses around the country. Additionally, we host virtual sessions throughout the year.  FELC will help you unlock the secret to success. You’ll get the opportunity to earn real money, run a business, learn the power of the free enterprise system and the American Dream. It’s not just hard work, you’ll have fun making new friends and living on a college campus.  Cost is $225 including meals, housing, and program materials. Click HERE for more information and to apply.




Registration will open on April 22nd at 8AM and spots fill typically within a few days!

The Air Force Association CyberCamp is designed for a range of technical skill levels, including introductory digital literacy, and is focused on systems security and cyber ethics. The camp will be held Monday-Friday (June 24-28) from 9AM to 1PM on Pitt's campus and includes the opportunity to hear from and interact with cyber professionals. They are offering both our Standard and Advanced classes. If you are unsure which is right for you, visit the FAQ page.  You will be able to register for the camp here. Be sure to visit our websiteFAQ page, or emails us at [email protected] if you have any questions.




The Air Force Association is pleased to be offering a pilot session of our new Advanced CyberCamp 2.0. Students that have completed our Advanced CyberCamp in the past are eligible to participate. Space is limited. Visit our website for more information and contact [email protected] with program questions.  Registration Opens May 31st 




The 2nd Summer School on AI-Powered Medical Imaging Informatics aims to provide a stimulating and unique opportunity for students in grades 11 and 12 to dive into the fascinating world of artificial intelligence (AI) and its application in medical imaging informatics. This summer school will be held between June 24 and June 28, 2024, at the University of Pittsburgh, organized by the Computational Pathology & AI Center of Excellence (CPACE) within the School of Medicine, plus the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, and IEEE Computer Society in Pittsburgh. Please email Mrs. Keller at [email protected] for complete details. Click HERE to apply.  Application deadline, May 25.




Learn and Explore: Algebra, Mathematical Biology, Nonlinear Analysis, and Topology at the University of Pittsburgh.  Click HERE for more information and to sign up.




Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health are recruiting youth ages 13-17 to be a part of the MYTH Youth Collaborative. The MYTH Youth Collaborative will assist researchers in conducting a research project investigating nicotine and tobacco misinformation on social media. This includes helping researchers to develop study materials such as surveys as well as creating health communication messages to counteract health misinformation. MYTH Youth Collaborative members will meet with study team members via Zoom approximately 1-2 times per month. This is a paid opportunity. Interested youth can find more information HERE.

Permission for participation will be obtained from both youth and their parents/guardians before they can participate in the MYTH Youth Collaborative. Please email Mrs. Keller at [email protected] if you are interested in more information.




Ever consider a career working in professional sports?  The Point Park Sports Business Camp provides you with three days of learning about exciting careers working for the Pirates, Penguins, Steelers, Riverhounds and more. Each day, you’ll learn about the business of sports from professionals from local sports teams, then get a behind the scenes tour of a local sports facility!  And the best part, the camp is completely FREE thanks to our friends at Brentwood Bank. Information Link




This program is a Registered Pre-apprenticeship and employment opportunity with Simcoach Games starting on June 10 through July 19, 2024. Visit our Website for information and watch our videos to hear from our Summer Apprentices:

Complete our application form: FILL OUT FORM. Questions can be directed to [email protected]




At HOBY, high school sophomores explore their leadership potential through inspiring leadership development programs. This year the seminars will be from June 16, 2023-June 18, 2023 at Washington & Jefferson College.  HOBY Leadership Seminars are highly interactive programs, following our leadership development curriculum which allows students to discover leadership from a personal, group and socially responsible perspective.  The registration fee is $300.  Please email Mrs. Keller at [email protected] if you interested in applying.




Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week provides practical, hands-on education not found in any other business program. Students are immersed in the exciting world of business, and in one short week, they come to understand and appreciate our American free enterprise system, leaving with a newfound passion and clarity for their future.  Most students tell us they learned more during one week at PFEW than they have in a classroom for an entire year. That's real impact.  Visit for more information and to apply!




WQED Film Academy draws on its partnership with teaching artists and professional mentors to teach a curriculum of the basics of digital media arts – what we call SCALE: storytelling, camera, audio, lighting, and editing. The curriculum is more than 100 hours of hands-on and collaborative learning and uses the latest digital media technology.  Each class produces their own short film by the end of the session.  There are three sessions per year: Summer, Fall and Spring. Scholarships are available.  Upon successful completion of WQED Film Academy, students can apply to the Teen Film Crew. The Teen Film Crew gets paid while they continue to build their skills creating promotional videos for clients. The teaching artists work with the students as a team – just as they would in a professional agency.  Click HERE for more information.




Kent State University’s Liberation Learners is a FREE program for college-bound rising juniors and seniors who aspire to make a difference in their communities and the world.  Priority will be given to first-generation, low-income students.  Students will live on campus while taking a literature and political philosophy seminar. Students will also be given college application support.  After the program, students will meet regularly in small groups from September through May to work on a civic engagement project. Click HERE to apply.




The Joy of Coding is an online course specially created for anyone who wants to experience first-hand the power and thrill of coding computers to do amazing things. Created with high school students in mind, it is a great way for anyone to step into the wondrous world of coding. Using Python, students will learn how coding powers apps such as Snapchat, TikTok, Instagram and Siri, and even learn how to code their own versions of Snapchat lenses.  They are looking for math and science-loving students who don't realize that coding is for everyone and not just for Computer Scientists. Do you…enjoy the logic in math, love solving problems creatively and, willing to reach out for help to our team of coaches when stuck. This could be the course for you. Visit: more details and to apply!  Cost: $149 plus tax | need-based financial aid available. Upon completion, students Upon completion of the course, students receive a certificate of accomplishment from University of Michigan ECE.




June 26-28. Register HERE

  • Featured Speakers: L’Oreal, Colgate-Palmolive, Univar, and more!
  • Featured Topics: How are personal care products and makeup formulated and marketed to consumers? This camp will answer these questions (and more) through a series of activities and industry speakers.
  • Cost: $100 (high school students and college freshmen are welcome to register) – financial aid options are available
  • We’re the first and only institution in the United States to offer a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in Cosmetic Science and Formulation Design.

June 10-12 or July 8-10 Register HERE

  • Featured Camp Activities: Drug Discovery Workshop, Forensic Science Simulation, Cosmetic Product Formulation, Medical Simulation Center Activities, Campus Exploration, and more.
  • Cost $300 (high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors are welcome to register) – financial aid options are available.

At the Sports Announcing & Sports Journalism Camp, students will learn the basics of play-by-play, reporting, interviewing, and more while exploring a potential career in sports announcing or sports journalism. The cost of the camp is $500 and registration is currently open with limited spots. More information can be found here. Click the Register button below to complete the registration. 




Schedule includes hands-on exploration of the artistic and technical aspects of architectural lighting & electrical design.  Students will learn from experts how architectural lighting can enhance the built environment, improve our well-being, and contribute to a sustainable future. Camp Highlights: Interior lighting design using an existing IoT lighting system installed at 3 Dots Downtown.  Exterior lighting design using portable LEDs at the Arboretum. Site visits to a campus theatre and ECORE – the future home of architectural engineering. Design and build a custom luminaire that they'll take home. See last year’s highlights on Instagram. Registration is $950 per student, with financial assistance available upon request. Click HERE for more information and to register.




This CSI Camp is designed to give students hands-on experience of what they can expect in the forensic science and criminal justice majors and, ultimately, occupations. Camp will enable students to enhance their knowledge and understanding of forensic topics and allow them to make valuable connections with professionals and fellow peers in the field. Students will have an opportunity to train with and learn from certified experts in a small group setting.  Students entering 11th grade, 12th grade, or who are spring 2024 high school graduates are eligible to attend CSI Camp.  If you or your students would like more information on the Camp, please visit our CSI Camp page. If they are interested, they can register for the Camp on this website as well. Cost =$500 (includes meals, housing, and instruction)




The ACAP Summer Program introduces students to the accounting, business, economics, finance and entrepreneurship professions through an educational and interactive curriculum taught by professionals, University faculty and business, government and community mentors.  Other key benefits include:

  • Preparing students to pursue higher education (college application process, FAFSA, scholarships)
  • Informing students about career opportunities available in accounting, business and finance
  • Teaching skill sets relevant to the field of business (interview skills, resume building, dining etiquette, etc.)
  • Connecting students with accounting and business professionals and mentors

Apply here




June 23- June 28, Cost=$600

The University of Dayton’s School of Business Administration’s Female Aspiring Business Scholars (FABS) overnight summer program offers young women a week-long introduction to business to gain the skills and knowledge to research, design and pitch a business plan with fellow campers!

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June 24- June 26 (one-day experiences, not overnight) Cost=$35

Provide students with an opportunity to explore the diverse fields of engineering and learn more about engineering at UD through interactive modules and hands-on lab experiences. At our three daylong camps on June 24, 25 and 26, participants will learn about a specific discipline of engineering while striving to solve some of the most prominent problems our world faces today, called the Grand Challenges of Engineering. 

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Professional Memberships

High School students can join the National Energy Academy where high school students will meet other like-minded classmates from around the country and learn about the energy industry from industry professionals.  Student registration is easy, simply fill out the media release form online.  Sarah Hewitt at [email protected] will then send the Zoom invitation the week before the meeting.


  • Resume Builder
  • College Application Builder
  • Connection to a professional organization
  • First to hear about scholarships and opportunities
  • Will be part of a LinkedIn group that will have continued connections within the industry
  • Virtual competitions will be announced during the meetings which have substantial cash prizes
  • Students will receive a professional certificate in May 2023 if they attend 5 of the 7 meetings. Alternate assignments can be completed if a student needs to miss a meeting.