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Summer_programs George  Washington University Science & Engineering Apprenticeship program -  This program places academically talented H.S. students (at least 16 yrs old, sophomores/ juniors) with interest in science & math in Dept. of Defense laboratories for an 8-wk period over the summer.  This is an invaluable experience in the world of scientific research, with hands-on exposure to scientific & engineering practices not available in the HS environment.  It is a paid apprenticeship ($2,000) and the students are assigned a scientist or engineer as their mentor. Students must submit their transcript (minimum GPA 3.0) and teacher recommendation to the program director for consideration and daily transportation is the student's responsibility.  Program runs from June 22 – August 14, 2009.  To apply or get more information about the program, e-mail Swati.Ramadorai@US.ARMY.MIL, call Swati Ramadorai at (301)-319-9259 or visit:

Exploring Engineering at the University of Maryland (E2@UMD) is a one-week summer program for high school women (rising juniors or seniors) who are considering engineering as a possible major and career. You will live on campus for one-week and explore the world of engineering through fun hands-on activities, laboratory experiments, informative workshops, team challenges, and seminars with professional engineers. July 12-18, or July 19-25; rising juniors and seniors.  For more info visit:

University of Maryland Young Scholars Program targets rising juniors and seniors who have a strong academic record and a desire to excel to experience college life while earning three academic credits.  14
courses are offered for three weeks from July12 – 31, 2009. For more info visit:

City Year, Washington DC (AmeriCorps) – Graduating seniors who are not sure what they want to do after high school should consider applying for a paid community service position with City Year, Washington, DC., a group of 17-24 year olds committed to full-time service for ten months in the Washington, DC community.  Benefits include living stipend ($200 per week), health care coverage, free metro pass, and $4,725 educational scholarship.  For more info or to apply visit: or call Amanda Seligman at: 202-776-7780.  Recruitment open houses will be held once a month at their headquarters:  918 U Street, NW , 2nd floor, Washington, DC 20001

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