As a college preparatory school, BuffSci encourages students to conduct internships during the school year and summer term. Internships provide incredible opportunities to students. By participating in an internship, high school students begin exploring career options and learn more deeply about a career before going to college. Internships also enrich students' resume for college applications and increase their chance to find more professional internships or jobs when they go to college.
There are several internships for high school students in Buffalo area. Some of them are listed below. Please see your school counselor for more detailed information about those and many other internship opportunities. (Please note that not all opportunities may be available annually.)
Medical Science & Technology Entry Program (STEP) at the University at Buffalo: Program aims to encourage high school students to pursue careers in medicine and other health-related professions. Participants of the program meet on UB's campus every Saturday during the school year. They can also continue to the program during the summer for six weeks. In summer, students conduct research at UB-affiliated hospitals four days a week.
Erie County Medical Center Summer Youth Program: This is a paid internship program in a medical field. The program hires approximately 100 students each year. You have to be academically eligible to apply the program (at least 80% or higher). Application forms will be picked up at ECMC.
Erie County Medical Center Volunteer Program: If you are interested in performing an internship, shadowing and/or observing in a medical field, you can contact the department first and check if the department accepting students.
Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute: This is good opportunity to study evolution and bioinformatics. Students conduct real experiments in real university laboratories and present their research at the end of the program.
Kaleida Health Summer Student Volunteer Program: This program provides the opportunity to receive a first-hand view of health related careers while serving your community. You must be at least 15 years old and completed freshman year. Program takes place between July 7th and August 15th, 2014. You have four options for being a volunteer: Buffalo General Medical Center, DeGraf Memorial Hospital, Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, and Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo.
Exploring Veterinary Science Program: This program is for students interested in careers in veterinary medicine and/or veterinary technology. Program includes hands-on activities, field trips and classes. Program meets twice in a month during the school year.
Roswell Park High School Summer Research Program: This program opens only 11th grade students. Students will gain a first-hand research experience in a cancer related project. At the end of the program, students present their research in a conference. Areas of research are health behavior, cancer prevention, cancer genetics, molecular pharmacology etc.
D'Youville College Health Careers Opportunity Program: This is a 6-week summer enrichment program for those who have completed their junior year. Students will have the opportunity to learn about health professions and behavioral health professions. Program offers college preparation, health career exploration and field trips.
Buffalo-Area Engineering Awareness for Minorities (BEAM): This is a 4-week educational enrichment program limited to 20 students. Program includes hands-on activities, field trips, guest speakers etc. There is no cost to students but you have to be academically qualified. Deadline for application is in June.
LP Ciminelli TEAM (Technical, Engineering, Architectural Mentoring): This program takes place during the school year from October to June. Students meet with professionals in the construction, architecture, engineering and building trades industry once a month.
Exploring Engineering and Technology Program: This program is open to students who are interested in learning more about careers in the technology and engineering fields. Students work with professionals including engineers, researchers, computer engineers, civil engineers etc. They also visit research labs and engineering firms.
National Summer Transportation Institute: This is a 2-4 week summer program. Students will learn more about transportation industry and its various modes. The program also focuses on career opportunities in transportation and college education on transportation.
Shea's Performing Arts Center Education Programs: There are several educational opportunities including internship in performing arts in a challenging and creative environment.
AKTeens Mentoring Program: This program provides mentoring opportunities for students who plan to pursue careers in creativity and the arts. In addition to mentoring, program offers workshops on making arts and working in the arts. Young artists may exhibit their works and prepare portfolios.
NeXt - The Buffalo News Writing Opportunities: This program is for the students who are interested in writing in the newspaper for the school year (starting in September). For application, students must send a letter explaining their interest in journalism as well as a writing sample and five ideas for specific stories they would like to write.
Sheriff & Youth Live-In Camp: This 3-day residential program will be held at Cradle Beach, Angola, NY. Students experience direct and positive exposure to members of the Erie County Sheriff's Department. There are hands-on demonstrations, talent shows, and sports during the program.
Youth Police Academy: This 3-week program will begins in June at town of Amherst Police Headquarters. Program includes several classes such as safety education, fingerprinting, firearms, traffic radar. In addition, students will participate in a courtroom observation and ride with a police officer for a tour of duty.