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Informational websites

The inclusion of a program in this listing is not an endorsement nor recommendation by Cupertino High School.  Students and their parents should investigate thoroughly any programs they are considering.  For more information, check the listings at

Many schools have January or February deadlines, so it’s a good idea to get started in early December.




World Affairs Summer Institute 

The Summer Institute on International Affairs provides high school students with in-depth study on today’s global issues. This seminar-style program begins on Thursday, June 15, and will meet once a week for six weeks thereafter. Summer Institute meetings will begin at 4 PM and end around 8 PM on Thursdays.





OT Summer Camp 

OT Summer Camp 2017 is an occupational therapy camp run by SJSU Graduate Students for low-income/shelter children and helps hone in on one's counseling skills. This is a good opportunity for anyone that loves working with kids. 


J-Camp 2017 

JCamp is a six-day intensive, multicultural journalism training program for high school students. Students learn from professional journalists and get hands-on training in writing, reporting, photography, television and radio broadcasting, online media and data journalism. Sessions and workshops are led by experienced journalists from top media companies. JCamp is an all-expenses-paid program with travel, meals and lodging covered by AAJA’s donors and partners.


JCamp 2017 will be hosted by Temple University’s School of Media and Communication in Philadelphia, PA July 22 – 27. Read more about what’s in store for JCamp in 2017



Armstrong Scholars 

This extraordinary program seeks to inspire young women to reach their highest potential, develop a stronger sense of self and community, and explore their personal connection to nature. Participants venture into the backcountry of Yosemite National Park with highly skilled female educators from NatureBridge for an expedition of discovery, leadership, and personal challenge. Thirteen young women will be chosen based on the strength of their applications and the recommendations of supportive educators and community leaders. Through the generosity of donors, we are able to offer this program for a fee of $150 per participant. The remaining program cost of $2,400 per scholar is supported by donations given in honor of Joie Armstrong's life and legacy. You can support the program by donating to NatureBridge and designating Armstrong Scholars program in the notes section.


Archbishop Mitty Summer School

Courses for Senior High Curricula in a variety of disciplines to improve academic standing or for accelerating a course of study


High school program


Vision New America

Vision New America offers Public Policy Internships for both high school and college students. The high school program places students in summer internships at the state, county, and city levels of government in California, including the offices of the

California Governor, members of the California State Legislature, Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors, and San Jose CityCouncil.



Politics, Government

Deadline: February


Digital Media Academy

DMA offers 25 different courses in varying skill levels in the areas of :

Digital Video Editing and Production, Game Design, 3D Modeling and Animation,

Web Design, Digital Imaging and Publishing.  Various campuses in California


Summer classes

Digital Media

Deadline: rolling


Summer at Saint Francis High School

Take classes for high school credit.

Sports Activity Camp

Advanced Sports Camps in baseball, basketball, cross country, field hockey, football, softball, soccer, tennis, vollyball, water polo


High school program

Deadline: rolling


Camp Galileo

Be  a camp counselor or assistant at this art, science and outdoor summer day camp for kids grades K-5th.  This is a PAID summer internship.  Grades are developed in partnership with the Tech Museum and Klutz.



Art , Science

Deadline: rolling


Yosemite Institute

Summer field research

Students entering grade 11 can join park scientists in field research this summer. This is a unique opportunity for teens to investigate real questions about the biodiversity and health of the Yosemite National Park ecosystem with professional scientists. College credit and scholarships are available.

Armstrong Scholars

Inspired by former instructor Joie Armstrong, the Armstrong Scholars program brings young women, ages 15 to 18, together for an all-female summer backpacking adventure and educational experience in the spectacular High Sierra.


Summer classes

Ecology, Geography



A summer internship program for students with an interest in Geographic Information Systems or Remote Sensing. This is a PAID 10-week internship.  Also offered in the fall. 





Bank of America Leaders Program

As part of the Student Leaders program, Bank of America will arrange 8-week PAID summer internships with select community organizations for Student Leaders, so they can experience firsthand how they can help shape their communities now and in

the future.  Bank of America will work with the Student Leaders to identify appropriate and meaningful internships with local community organizations. Student Leaders will participate in a leadership program with local Bank of America executives.




Deadline: February


The Tech Museum Summer Camps

Summer Interns are typically upper-level high school students who have a strong background in math and science and a desire to impact kids.  Summer Interns will help with teaching and management in and out of the classroom.  They should be able to commit to 6 – 9 weeks of the summer.

website   or call 510-595-7293 ext. 340

Science and Technology

Deadline: until filled


Pre-College Academy of Art College

A 6-week intensive program where students can take classes designed to offer high school students college credit while exploring art design as well as building their portfolios.  Over 50 classes in all 13 undergraduate majors are offered. No class tuition, but $525 registration fee required.



Art and Design

Deadline: varies per year, so call 1-800-544-2787