The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced that they are seeking applicants for the Youth Preparedness Council, which brings together teens from across the country who are interested and engaged in community preparedness. This is an opportunity for all students in 8-11th grade.
Students interested in applying to the Council must submit a completed application form, provide two letters of recommendation, and academic records. All applications and supporting materials must be received no later than March 18, 2018, 11:59 p.m. PT in order to be eligible
For more information and the application, please visit: www.ready.gov/youth-preparedness-council
The Counseling Department was sent information from the Congressional Leadership Fund to share internship opportunities for students interested in politics. There are numerous similar opportunities at the local, state and national level and we encourage you to seek out those that you are interested in so that you can continue to explore opportunities that broaden your horizons.
Below are some internship requirements and the application for the group that reached out to us.
Attention all Juniors! The U.S. Coast Guard Academy is hosting an AIM (academy introduction mission) summer program. This program will help you discover if you possess the mind, body, and character to succeed at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.
2018 Summer Session dates (Sunday-Friday)
- July 8-13
- July 15-20
- July 22-27
February 1: AIM application opens
April 1: AIM application closes
May 1: AIM notifications made by email. Session registration and scholarship application opens.
May 18: Scholarship application due. Session registration deadline for those accepted.
May 25: Scholarship notifications made
June 11: Tuition payment and enrollment paperwork due
June 15: Last call for refunds
Apply for the AIM summer program here
Cornell University is hosting a Summer College Program for High School Students.
There are many programs being offered to the students in 3 and 6 week sessions! The programs will be offered between June 23rd-August 7th, 2018.
Students will have the opportunity to:
- experience what it’s like to live and learn at a great Ivy League university,
- take real university courses,
- work closely with Cornell’s world-renowned faculty,
- earn three to six college credits,
- explore majors and career options,
- get a jump on successful college applications,
- make friends from around the world, and much, much more.
Please email summercollege.cornell.edu or stop by the counseling office with any questions!
Lebanon Valley College is hosting a great summer camp opportunity for rising sophomores, juniors and seniors who are interested in learning about the scientific basis of human health.
Through lectures and hands-on laboratory investigations in state-of-the-art laboratories, students will be introduced to the fundamentals of molecular biology, pharmacology, immunology, biochemistry and medical ethics. In addition, students will interact with practicing professionals in fields such as medicine, physical therapy, toxicology, genetic counseling and biomedical laboratory research.
The dates for the Health and Biomedical Sciences Summer Camp are:
- June 24-29th or
- July 22-27th
If you are interested in attending this camp, please fill out an application here
If you have any questions, please email email@example.com or stop by the counseling office! Health-and-Biomedical-Sciences-Summer-Camp-Flyer
If you are an upcoming Junior or Senior, there is a great summer opportunity for you!
Cook Honor’s College, IUP is hosting a summer honors program from July 22nd-August 4th, 2018. This is a great opportunity and the donations are excellent this year! Each student who attends earns a scholarship of $1000, leaving the total cost for program at $400!
All applications are due by May 1st, 2018. All you need to do to apply is: Submit an application, get teacher recommendation and a copy of your transcript. These items can be emailed or mailed.
The applications can be found here
If you have any questions, please email Kevin Berezansky at Kevinb@iup.edu
If you are a sophomore or a junior interested in business, the Pennsylvania Free Enterprise is for you! PFEW is about business, but it is really about so much more. Teamwork, Leadership, and Self-Discovery provided self-confidence to meet the challenges of your future. This event will allow you to get the college campus experience over the summer and you will be provided with rigorous instruction and hands-on experiences with the knowledge and skills of the 21st Century Workforce.
The “Early Bird” application is due March 2, 2018
The final deadline is April 6, 2018
** If you submit your application by the early bird due date, you will receive preferential treatment in the awarding of the scholarships and the week assignment in which students will participate
If you are interested in this event, please stop by the counseling office for paperwork.
To access additional information on Pennsylvania Free Enterprise please visit: http://www.pfew.org/students.php
Pennsylvania American Legion Keystone Boys State is a unique week long summertime educational program that does not emphasize classroom lectures and textbook learning. Instead, it focuses on participation and personal experience in a model state, complete with governing bodies and elected public officials. It is designed to mirror the structure and operation of its respective state government.
This is a one-week leadership summer program from June 18 – June 24 which helps to develop leadership and pride in American citizenship. Students eligible to participate in this program should have completed their junior year.
If you are a student interested in the military academy this is one of the best opportunities to enhance your application.
You can find application procedures and additional information at https://pa-legion.com/programs/student-programs/keystone-boys-state/. The application is due in mid-may.
Also, Look for PA Girls State next year, applications are due in April; if interested, visit the link here: https://www.pagirlsstate.com/
The Lancaster County Parks Environmental Center will be holding 3 and 5 day outdoor based summer camps for kids ages 3-14. High School students who are 14 and over may volunteer their time to assist the full-time staff as young mentors for the campers. Summer camps run all summer long and any time volunteered for would be welcomed. For more information on how to help this summer stop by the guidance counseling office.
ATTENTION Students Ages 16-18:
Are you looking for an opportunity to earn money this summer while at the same time exploring career opportunities in a variety of fields, including: general customer service, clerical, medical field, outdoor and general maintenance and warehouse opportunities?
PA CareerLink has a summer employment program that runs from June 26, 2017 – August 4, 2017. Since it is federally funded there is required eligibility criteria that must be met. We will have an information session in the counseling office on April 25th. If you are interested in learning more please stop in and see Mrs. Ostrowski!
If this program is not for you don’t forget you can stop by the Counseling Office and take a look at the Job Board for other possible summer employment opportunities.
Having trouble finding a job for over summer? If so, stop by the counseling office and take a look at the job board. Employers are looking for Penn Manor students to hire for summer so we hope that you try and take full advantage of that opportunity. With a wide variety of jobs available there are many different options for students to choose from. Summer will be here before you know it so stop by and pick up an application today.
There is a free summer camp, at Point Park University’s campus, available for qualified sophomore, junior, and senior high school students interested in accounting. The Accounting Career Awareness Program (ACAP) will take place from SUNDAY, JUNE 25 – FRIDAY, JUNE 30.
The goal of ACAP, which is part of the National Association of Black Accountants, Inc., is to increase the understanding of accounting career opportunities among high school students in underrepresented minority groups. Through ACAP, students throughout the United States have received educational enrichment experiences and practical help needed for college preparation and a career in accounting.
The field of accounting has been identified as one of the fastest growing professions according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor. Yet studies have shown that there has been declining enrollment in accounting and finance among minority students.
The deadline to apply is Friday, May 19, 2017.
Do you have an interest in mathematics and finances? Are you a high school senior who wants to learn more about a potential profession using these skills? If so, we have an opportunity for you!
Lebanon Valley College is hosting a one-week Actuarial Science Summer Camp. An actuary is a business professional who uses mathematical and financial tools to help identify and manage risk.
This is a great career for students who are strong mathematically but who are not necessarily interested in teaching. It’s also great for students who like business and have a strong understanding in math.
The application deadline is March 15th, 2017.
For more information about the Actuarial Science Camp, click here
For application details, follow this link
If you are interested in financial aid for this program, click here
Check out what the summer camp schedule would look like by clicking here
The Cook Honors College at Indiana University of Pennsylvania is seeking talented students for its summer enrichment experience for rising high school juniors and seniors. With the help of generous alumni the total cost for courses, housing, meals, and student activities for two weeks from July 9-22 is only $400. They plan to enroll 130 students for this coming summer and hope that the reduced cost encourages students who otherwise might not be able to participate to do so. The application deadline is May 1st. Acceptance decisions and course placement notifications will go out by May 15th.
The link to the summer honors program is here.
Discover whether the United States Coast Guard Academy is for you by attending the Academy Introduction Mission (AIM) program.
This is for students preparing to enter their senior year of high school, and it is known as the most realistic service academy summer orientation program in the country.
In six non-stop days you will learn Academy tradition and cadet life. The program is intense and rewarding. More importantly, AIM will help you to discover if you possess the mind, body, and character to succeed at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. Check out the following link for more information, details, and application process!
2017 Session Dates (Sunday through Friday)
I: 9–14 July II: 16-21 July III: 23-28 July
AIM Application Set to Open February 6th: Admissions plans to open the application for AIM on Monday February 6th.