Internships for Students

Students at Boys' Latin have opportunities to apply for internships and programs during the summer and the school year. Students are encouraged to join the Boys' Latin Jr. chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) to be better connected to opportunities like those listed below.

Since 2011, students have applied and been accepted to programs coordinated by:
  • Monell Chemical Senses Center (Science Apprenticeship Program)
  • Philadelphia Zoo (Zoo CREW)
  • Franklin Institute (STEM Scholars, PACTS)
  • College of Physicians of Philadelphia (Karabots Junior Fellows)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Penn Medicine Pipeline, Summer Mentorship Program)
  • University of Maryland (AgDiscovery Camp)
  • Haverford College (Mentoring and Student Teaching--MAST)
  • Villanova University (VESTED Academy)
  • University of Dayton (Minority Engineering and Technology Honors Enrichment Camp)
  • Architecture, Construction, and Engineering (ACE) Mentor Program
  • Community College of Philadelphia (CCSET)

    Read more below about programs available for students.

College Connection for Science, Engineering and Technology (CCSET) 
at the Community College of Philadelphia
Application Due to Mr. Smith by 30 September 2013

Grades 11 and 12 
Students from Boys’ Latin will travel to the Community College of Philadelphia to perform college-level science labs. Students attend five Wednesday sessions once a month from October-February. For students with an interest in chemistry. Complete an application here:

Architecture, Construction, and Engineering (ACE) Mentor Program
Application Due by 30 September 2013
Grades 9, 10, 11, and 12
Students will meet with architects and engineers to learn about building planning. Sessions will be in Center City at an architecture or engineering firm. Students must apply through Boys’ Latin. Attend Wednesday sessions after school twice a month from October to May. For students interested in architecture, engineering, and mathematics. Submit an online application here:

The following students were selected for the 2013 program: Jackson Adams, Andrew Crittle, Antonio Macon, and Joshua Shepard.

Franklin Institute Partnerships for Achieving Careers in Technology and Science (PACTS) 
Contact The Franklin Institute about application deadlines.
Grade 6
Students engage in hands-on science workshops, field-based research, special field trips, and college and career counseling at the Franklin Institute. PACTS is a leadership development program. Requires involvement monthly and over summer throughout high school career.

For more information visit

Villanova University Engineering, Science, and Technology Enrichment and Development (VESTED) Academy
Applications Due 1 November 2013 
Grades 9, 10, 11, and 12
(VESTED) is an intensive eight weekend long introduction to engineering experience for high school students. The program aims to encourage underrepresented students to explore the possibilities of an engineering education while developing the necessary skills to achieve their goals. The challenging curriculum exposes students to college level course work while strengthening each student’s technical literacy. The program is unique because it allows students to gain knowledge on the new emerging technologies that are affecting today and tomorrow’s global economy. Find out more here: outreach/vested.html. Please notify Mr. Smith if you plan to apply.

The following students were selected for the 2013 program: Aaron Bennett, Marcell Denmark, and Clifford Jordan.

Mentoring And Student Teaching (MAST) program at Haverford College
Applications Due 6 December 2013
Grades 9, 10, 11, and 12
The Mentoring And Student Teaching (MAST) program at Haverford College is an innovative outreach program that offers high school students the opportunity to develop a greater appreciation for the sciences and writing.  The MAST program will run for ten Saturdays from late January to mid April. Students will be in sessions from 9:15 A.M. until 3:00 P.M each Saturday of the program. Lunch and a small stipend will be available for every student. Funding for public transportation is also available. College students will act as mentors and role models for the students in the program. The program will end with a reception for students and their families. Find out more here: Please notify Mr. Smith if you plan to apply.

The following students were selected for the 2013 program: Zachary Berry, Nasif McPherson-Murray, Basil Mickens, Troy Robinson, and KaMichael Young.

The following students were selected for the 2012 program: Jason Footes, Alec Stith, Clifford Jordan, Kenneth Bourne, and Tyler McColley.

STEM Scholars Program at the Franklin Institute
Applications Due 20 December 2013
Grade 9
The STEM Scholars program through the Franklin Institute identifies highly motivated freshman high school students to participate in a four-year concentrated outreach science and engineering program to ensure their long-term pursuit of careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM). The STEM Scholars program admits 15 students each year. Students must have a minimum of a 3.0 GP; one letter of recommendation; a personal statement of interest; and an interview to be considered. The deadline to apply is December 15. Interested students can learn more about the program from their science teachers. Applications must be completed electronically at Please notify Mr. Smith if you plan to apply.

In 2013, two students from Boys' Latin were selected to participate in the program: Gavin Taylor and Kevin Walker.

In 2012, three students from Boys' Latin were selected to participate in the program: Joseph Grant, Thomas Shepard, Naim Williams.

In 2011, four students from Boys' Latin were selected to participate in the program: Dontez Banks, Brendon Colteste, Joziah Green, and Raleigh Russell.

Science Apprentice Program at the Monell Chemical Senses Center
Applications Due 31 January 2014
Grades 10 and 11
The Monell Chemical Senses Center is the world’s only scientific research institute dedicated to conducting basic research on taste and smell. The mission of the Science Apprentice Program is to stimulate interest in biomedical sciences and medicine as careers, particularly for student groups typically underrepresented in science such as women and minorities. By directly exposing students to basic bench and clinical research, the program provides students with a unique and fun experience that is academically and personally enriching. Last year, the program consisted of seven weeks (June 18 – August 3, 2012) of full-time, paid, structured research activity with a Monell scientist. Qualified students have a strong interest in science and research. Interested students can download an application at

In 2012, Keanan McDaniel was selected as a research apprentice with the Monell Center.

Joint Science Education Project (JSEP) in Greenland
Applications Due 31 January 2014
Grades 10 and 11
Students learn about and participate in polar science alongside researchers and teachers at field stations around Kangerlussuaq, Greenland. Joint Science Education Project (JSEP), a sponsored initiative of the National Science Foundation's Division of Polar Programs. Any current 10th or 11th grade student who is a U.S. citizen (or permanent resident) with a strong interest in the natural sciences and a passion for learning may apply. Tentative dates: June 27 – July 9, 2014. Interested students should visit for more information.

Teen Research and Education in Environmental Science (TREES) 
Applications Due 1 March 2014
Grades 9, 10, and 11
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine offers a unique, 8-week summer research and mentorship program with hands-on environmental research opportunities for students in grades 9-11. Students develop a research project based in your area of interest and are mentored by professional scientists and faculty members. 

University of Delaware T.I.D.E. Summer Camp 
Applications Due 17 March 2014
Grades 9, 10, and 11
The Summer TIDE Program is a 13-day instructional camp for high school students. Students must have completed at least one year of high school and not yet graduated prior to the camp. Those entering 9th grade or recent graduates are not eligible for TIDE Camp. This summer program focuses on the atmospheric, oceanic, and biogeochemical processes at work in the Delaware Bay. The camp academic activities include classroom instruction, discussions, lectures and visits to modern oceanographic/atmospheric laboratories, as well as field excursions to the Delaware Bay for sampling and exploration.

Interested students can view for more information.

Wistar Institute Summer Fellowship Program in Biomedical Research
Applications Due 28 March 2014
Grades 10 and 11 (at least 16 years old)
The Wistar Institute is offering an eight-week summer program for high schools students. Participating students work on active research projects in areas such as cancer genetics, control of tumor progression, vaccine development, or bio-informatics. Students are integrated into the daily work of the laboratory, participating in laboratory meetings and gaining exposure to different facets of the laboratory’s research. The program is scheduled for June 30 through August 22. Students are expected to devote 35 hours per week to the program. Participating students will receive a stipend not to exceed $2,050 for the full eight weeks. Students must be at least sixteen years of age and highly motivated. Once students are selected to participate in the program, they must obtain a working permit. To apply, interested students should submit a one-page letter describing their research interest and career goals. The letter should also include a phone number/email address where the student can be contacted. A letter of recommendation from a science teacher and a transcript should also be submitted. The deadline for submission is March 28, 2014. Materials should be sent to Dr. William Wunner, Director, High School Training Program at the Wistar Institute, 3601 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. The selection process will include an interview of qualified candidates. 


Shaping Your World: Social Media in the 21st Century
at Bucknell University                                                                              Applications Due ASAP

Grade 11
This summer, rising high school seniors (students between their junior and senior year) will have a chance to explore the role social media has played in transforming our society - from politics and international relations, to arts and humanities, management, science and technology. The program, hosted by Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA, runs from Sunday, July 6, through Wednesday, July 9 at 1:30 p.m. Transportation from Philadelphia will be available. Scholarships to attend are available based on need.

Interested students can visit for more information. 

Applications Due 31 March 2014
Grades 9, 10, and 11
AgDiscovery is an outreach program to help students learn about careers in animal science, veterinary medicine, agribusiness and plant pathology. This 2-4 week program allows participants to live on a college campus and learn about Agricultural science from university professors, practicing veterinarians and professionals working for the U.S. Government. Students chosen to participate in AgDiscovery will gain experience through hands-on labs, workshops, field trips and other group and team building activities. 

In 2012, Boys' Latin sophomore Tyler Wright was selected to attend the program.

Interested students can visit for more information.

Philadelphia Zoo CREW
Application Due by April 2014
Grade 9
Zoo Champions for Restoring Endangered Wildlife (Zoo CREW), formerly Junior Zoo Apprentice Program (JZAP), is a 3 year program that inspires and guides teens in conservation action that directly helps an endangered animal species. Students learn hands on animal husbandry skills while volunteering, attend trainings to gain knowledge and understanding of wildlife and environmental issues, and participate in off-site eco-excursions to work with conservation partners to help protect animals and habitats.

In 2013, Boys' Latin student Joseph Russell was selected to participate in the Zoo CREW. 

FAME/UNITE/MERIT/UD Summer Residential Program
Applications Due 4 April 2014 
Grades 9, 10, and 11
The purpose of the FAME/UNITE/MERIT/UD Summer Residential Program is offered by the College of Engineering at the University of Delaware. Students who participate in the program must express an interest in engineering, mathematics and/or the applied sciences. To apply, students must be enrolled in a college preparatory curriculum receiving grades of "B" or better especially in mathematics, science and English courses. The program provides accelerated academic enrichment instruction in mathematics, science, English and engineering related material; an intense and demanding academic setting resembling a college engineering curriculum; and simulates a college/campus life experience for students.

Interested students can visit for more information.

Materials Camp at Drexel University
Applications Due 11 April 2014
Grades 10 and 11
The Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Drexel University, in conjunction with the ASM International Philadelphia "Liberty Bell" Chapter, will host Materials Camp, a week-long, hands-on academic day camp to introduce high school students to the exciting and important field of materials science and engineering. Materials Camp provides the perfect opportunity for high school students to explore the field of materials science and engineering.  The camp lasts for one week: June 24-28, 2013.

Interested students can learn more about the program at

Penn Summer Mentorship Program
Applications Due 11 April 2014
Grades 10 and 11
The Summer Mentorship Program seeks students currently enrolled in 10th or 11th grade, who have the ability, but may not have the necessary resources to maximize their potential. Through this program, selected students will be exposed to an academic experience, have an opportunity to explore various professional opportunities, obtain hands-on experience  at the University of Pennsylvania  and gain valuable mentoring from a variety of professionals.  Priority will be given to students from groups traditionally underrepresented in higher education, including those from lower income families and those seeking to be the first generation in their family to attend college. There are five programs to choose from: IT/engineering, medicine, nursing, dental medicine, and law. The program ran Monday through Friday, July 9, through August 3, 2012. The Program began promptly at 9:00 am each day, and concluded no later than 5:00 pm each day.

In 2013, one student from Boys' Latin was selected to participate in the program: Raleigh Russell.

In 2012, two students from Boys' Latin were selected to participate in the program: Christian Davidson and Stephen Jackson.

Students will need to contact two teachers for letters of recommendation. Interested students can visit for more information.

Penn Summer Science Initiative (PSSI) 
Applications Due 15 April 2014
Grades 10, 11, and 12
The University of Pennsylvania Lab for Research on Structure of Matter sponsors a 4-week summer research camp for students interested in materials science and engineering attend lectures on materials, learn in a computer lab, conduct experimental labs, and go on field trips to both industrial and Penn facilities.    

Interested students can visit for more information.

Karabots Junior Fellows Program 
Applications Due April 2014
Grade 9
The Karabots Junior Fellows Program aims to use the resources of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia to provide practical assistance, mentoring, and academic and social support to a select group of Philadelphia high school students from communities under-represented in current healthcare professions. This three-year program is designed to facilitate their continuation into post-secondary education required for a career in healthcare.

Interested students can visit to learn more.

In 2013, one Boys' Latin student was selected to participate in the program: Kevin Presley.

In 2012, three Boys' Latin students were selected to participate in the program: Raleigh Russell, Tyler Wright, and Brendon Colteste.

US Naval Academy Summer STEM Program 
Applications Due 15 April 2014
Grades 9 and 10
The Summer Science Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Program is sponsored by the United States Naval Academy. Summer STEM is designed to encourage rising 8th through 11th graders from across the country to pursue a course of study in engineering and technology throughout high school and college. Students stay on the campus of the US Naval Academy for one week in June.

Applications are available at

Minority Engineering and Technology Enrichment Camp for Young Men
Applications Due April 2014
Grade 11 (rising senior)
Engineering will come alive this summer on the University of Dayton campus — and you can be part of the action. Conduct experiments, live on a college campus with other young men, get to know real-life engineers and visit engineering and science laboratories at a U.S. Air Force Base during UD’s Minority Engineering and Technology Honors Enrichment Camp for high school males in Dayton, Ohio. This one-week camp will introduce you to career opportunities in engineering and technology, particularly those in aerospace and defense, and give you a clear picture of what it’s like to be an engineer or scientist. You’ll feel like a college student while studying five engineering disciplines, including real-world applications for cutting-edge sensor technology and materials engineering.

Interested students can learn more about the program at

In 2013, Boys' Latin student Ashly Stallworth attended the engineering camp in Dayton.

Volunteer at Fox Chase Cancer Center at Temple University
Application Accepted on a Rolling Basis
Grades 10-12 (at least 16 years old)
High school students have participated in cancer research at Fox Chase Cancer Center for many years. Students work beside research scientists who serve as mentors.

Interested students can visit for more information.


Summer Music Technology Program at Drexel University 
Applications Due April 2014
Grades 9 and 10
The Drexel University College of Engineering Summer Music Technology (SMT) Program is an innovative, one-week learning experience that provides twenty rising high school sophomores and juniors with a unique opportunity to learn about music production technology and digital audio from Drexel faculty and students. This program approaches music and audio technology from the perspective of engineering, mathematics and science. 

Interested students can learn more about the program at

Penn Medicine High School Pipeline Program
                                                                                            Applications Due Spring 2014 (TBA)
Grade 10
The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine’s Pipeline Program is a multi-tiered educational initiative that teaches fundamental principles of medicine high school students in Philadelphia. The mission of the program is to provide mentorship and education at all levels. High school students are taught by undergraduates, who learn from medical students who, in turn, are guided by neurology residents and fellows. The program provides a valuable means for college students, medical trainees, physicians-in-training and faculty at the University of Pennsylvania to contribute meaningfully to their surrounding community. Interested sophomores should contact Ms. Bonner for an application.

In 2012, six students from Boys' Latin were selected to participate in the program: Shakir Alexander-Noah, Khalil Cash, Seon Gilding, Moussa Guindo, Tyler Jackson, and Steve Toure.

In 2011, nine students from Boys' Latin were selected to participate in the program: Tahir Bell, Damen Bernhardt, Miles Burton, Maurice Grannum-Gaskins, Ismael Kagone, Amir Nash, Mark Pierson, Alhaji Tunkara, and Hanif Waters-Middleton.

Project SEED
May Not Be Offered in 2014
Project SEED is funded by the American Chemical Society (ACS) and the University of Pennsylvania and offers a unique opportunity to spend part of your summer conducting hands-on research with scientists in a laboratory setting. Students work for 8 weeks and are awarded a fellowship.

Interested students can visit for more information.

May Not Be Offered in 2014
Boot UP! Camp is a week long day program for students who excel in math and have an interest in computers. The camp is sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Graduate School of Education. Students spend time working on a variety of computer programs, creating their own games and animation, and working with multi-media textiles. Last year’s camp ran from June 25 to June 29, 2012 and was completely FREE for admitted applicants. The program is open to rising 10th and 11th grade students with priority for students traditionally underrepresented in computer science. 

In 2012, three students from Boys' Latin were selected to participate in the program: Ezekiel Aidens, Jason Footes, and Wesley Glover.

Applications can be submitted on-line at the link below or can be filled out using the attached application. Applications and more details are available at