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Student Opportunities

This page features an assortment of opportunities for students. Items that may be posted here include seminars, internships, summer programs, special events, workshops, contests, part-time jobs, and talks.

Georgia Ready Summer Institute

Occurring July 11-16, 2023, the Georgia Ready Summer Institute is a one-week, cohort-based residential program for high-achieving underrepresented and underserved high school students in Georgia who are entering their senior year. Applications are due by May 1st.

With an underlying focus on research and innovation, the Institute will provide students an opportunity to deepen their pre-collegiate credentials through this transformative program. As part of the experience, selected GRSI Scholars will begin exploring topics such as their desired research interests, connections between their interests and career pathways, as well as the impact research and innovation have upon entrepreneurial and commercialization endeavors across the state. Additionally, attendees will glimpse what life as a UGA scholar could be like. Through living in a campus residence hall, eating at our award-winning dining facilities, touring the Athens campus, and external research facilities – specifically our Marine Extension campus on Skidaway Island – we are confident GRSI Scholars will leave the institute UGA READY!

Fulton County Youth Commission

Fulton County Youth Commission is seeking applicants to serve within their organization. Applications are available online at Deadline for submission is May 19, 2023 by 5 p.m. Paper applications and more information is available in the Counseling Suite.

American Legion Auxiliary Girls State

Female high school students who have completed their junior year are competitively selected and sponsored by American Legion Auxiliary units for this program, where they learn about the political process by electing officials for all levels of state government and actively running a mock government. The girls are assigned to mock cities and either the “Federalist Party” or “Nationalist Party.” Georgia ALA Girls State is being held in Valdosta, GA from June 11 - 16, 2023. See important links below:

TheDream.US Scholarships

The Dream.US offers undergraduate scholarships for highly motivated undocumented DREAMers in high school or college.

After School and Summer Jobs

Racetrac is looking to hire students. Please see their flyer for more information.

Summer Programs

Many colleges offer summer pre-college programs that families pay to attend.

Carnegie Mellon

Guilford College in NC -  

University of Miama in Coral Gables, FL - U Miami Summer Scholars Program  

Rhode Island School of Design - RISD Pre-College Program  

Council on International Educational Exchange - CIEE High School Summer Abroad  

Columbia University Pre-College Program  

Colorado College  

Wentworth Institute of Technology Impact Lab  

Smith PreCollege Program


University of West Georgia (UWG) Honors College Georgia Scholars Institute - Flyer - Information Session Registration 

National Youth Impact Summit - With young people inspiring and mobilizing political movements across the globe, Close Up’s National Youth Impact Summit—developed in partnership with Stanford’s Deliberative Democracy Lab and the National Network of Schools in Partnership (NNSP)—will provide you with the tools, knowledge, and experience you need to become a powerful advocate and leader. For more information -  National Youth Impact Summit Website 

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