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  • Writer's pictureIsabella Hsu

5 Unique Student Opportunities

This week we've handpicked 5 unique student opportunities in various fields. We hope these resources are helpful tools in your academic journey!


  • 2022 Junior Scientist Training Program - The Scripps Research high school summer program focuses on training students in basic laboratory techniques and the use of equipment to collect data. Students will design and work on a small research project and present their findings to their peers as a poster presentation at the conclusion of the program before receiving their certificate of completion.


  • Smithsonian Digital Volunteers offers exciting programs, from transcribing historical documents to tracking changes in coastal environments. This is a great way to be involved with a reputable organization and gain unique work experiences.

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  • Hugo Mentors is dedicated to nurturing mentor-mentee relationships. By connecting high school students with professors at top universities, students are able to pursue further research in a unique interest.

  • Brown's Pre-College Program offers various summer programs for high school students. This unique opportunity allows high schoolers to experience a taste of college life at an Ivy League university. Courses run from 1 to 6 weeks long.


  • L.A. Works Volunteer Associate Internship L.A. Works is an L.A. based nonprofit that focuses on meeting community needs through hands-on service. Areas of interest include: educational equity, food insecurity and mental health, homelessness, and environmental justice. Volunteer associates work closely with the directors and staff of each department on mission-critical projects as well as new initiatives. Associates also have a chance to participate in the planning and implementation of large-scale community service projects.

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