Summer is a great time to further explore your interests while having fun in the process. Some opportunities include helping a professor in their research, taking on an internship, going to a camp in your area of interest, going to a college of your interest for a pre-college program, exploring the arts in an arts program and so many other opportunities. For those interested in staying local, see the spreadsheet below or click here.
If you are an organization looking to provide an opportunity to students please fill out this form
For those interested in researching with a professor, you can look up professors at local colleges such as Vassar College and see what research interests you. Email them to ask if you might be able to help in their lab.
Otherwise, you can apply to many summer research programs targeted at high school students.
Database of research opportunities
There are also many internship opportunities over the summer, some of which are research based, and many are not.
Database of STEM Research Internships
Spend a Week Working in the US Senate
Lists advice for finding internships and lists some summer internships as well
List of summer opportunities in the medical field
Biomedical research opportunities
List of "Top 10" Pre-college programs
Another list of pre-college summer programs
List of summer programs hosted by colleges (not only pre-college programs)
Summer programs hosted by colleges that or free or have financial aid