“One of the things that I really strongly believe in is that we need to have more girls interested in math, science, and engineering. We’ve got half the population that is way underrepresented in those fields and that means that we’ve got a whole bunch of talent…not being encouraged the way they need to.”
— President Barack Obama, February 2013
City Summer Internship is a paid internship program for rising eighth and ninth grade girls to explore STEM career opportunities in Boston while building their work readiness skills.
If you come here to WGBH, they’ll make you be comfortable in what you are doing and they will help you with some of the things that you want to become in life.” — 2016 participant
City Summer Internship blends five weeks of “success seminars” in work readiness with engaging workplace explorations in local STEM businesses. Workplace Exploration 2016 partners included: First Republic Bank, The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard, Trinity Financial, and Symantec.
Participants travel with our staff via public transportation to businesses throughout the Boston and Cambridge area. Treks to museums and tourist attractions enhance girls’ local knowledge and confidence navigating to unfamiliar places. Girls participate in a full-day leadership training at Project Adventure.
Program Dates: Monday, July 10 – Friday August 11, 2017 (5 weeks)
Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Friday: 8:45 AM – 1:00 PM
Wednesday and Thursday 8:45 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: Benjamin Franklin Institute, Berkeley Street, Boston. Easily accessible by subway and bus.
Snacks provided. Girls bring or purchase lunch.
Stipend provided: Girls are paid a weekly stipend of $75 based on attendance, punctuality, and completing weekly program requirements.
Eligibility: Priority will be given to those who have completed an apprenticeship in the 2016-2017 school year. Current seventh graders who attend our partner schools: Boston Teachers Union, Jackson/Mann, and Mission Hill K-8 Schools, may also apply. To apply: email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 617-221-3912