SUMMER Programs/Internships/Jobs

Summer Programs and Transfer of Credit: Several students took classes at Michigan State University through their high achievers program, but also at other locales like Northwestern University and other enrichment experiences. Some of these opportunities offered high school credit for participation in this experience. Mr. Taylor encourages students to participate in many of these outstanding opportunities, and thinks it is wonderful that students have had successful learning experiences there. East Lansing High School only considers adding this credit to the student's transcript through the Transfer of Credit form in advance of participating in this experience.

In most cases, Mr. Taylor advises that if a student doesn't need the extra credit to graduate, the student doesn't need to add it to their high school transcript. Mr. Taylor will simply note the experience when he writes a student's recommendation letter for college or university admissions, scholarship participation, etc. In most cases, students taking these experience are not behind in high school credits, and if placed on the transcript, it will only show "elective" credit which is meaningless to a college admissions representative unless clarification is attached. CHAMPS is a perfect example of a program that appears on a student transcript that needs further clarification when they apply to colleges and universities other than Michigan State University.

Some of these experiences offered college credit, and Mr. Taylor advises that, if the student doesn't need the extra credit to fulfill graduation requirements, this not be considered to be added to their high school transcript. Some colleges and universities including Michigan State will not grant college credit if the course is also taken for high school credit.

National Youth Leadership Forum: Congratulations to Elisabeth S., Ben A. and Rachel P.! They are planning to attend the National Youth Leadership Forum on Defense, Diplomacy and Intelligence in Washington, DC on March 1-6.

Boy's & Girl's State: at MSU, June 19-25 sponsored by the American Legion. Learn how politics, city, county and state governments function. Students should have leadership ability and an awareness of government. Students from across the state will attend and live in the dorms on MSU's campus. We would like to send one boy and one girl. Cost is paid by the Kiwanis Club. This is only offered to Juniors! Please see Mr. Taylor or Mrs. Stanek if interested.

United States Senate Page Program: Congratulations to Kelly B. as she has been accepted into the program for this semester! She will return to school this Fall to finish her senior year.

Colloqium for High Achievers:The Michigan State University High Achievers program will hold a session on Sunday, February 27 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. at Room N130 Eli Broad College of Business Complex (Also called the Eppley Center). In order to participate, students need a 3.5 GPA, SAT I total score of 970 (Verbal of 530) or ACT composite of 21 (English of 22) to qualify. Comparable PSAT (Index of 97/Verbal of 53) and/or PLAN (composite of 21/English of 22) scores will be considered. Meet the instructors and professors for Introduction to Microeconomics (EC 201H), Introduction to Psychology (PSY 101H), Introduction to Philosophy (PHL 200H), Introduction Shakespeare (ENG 221H), and Introduction to International Relations (PLS 160H).

GLBC Broadcasting Career Fair: The Michigan Association of Broadcasters Foundation is holding a career fair on Tuesday, March 8th at the Lansing Center Exhibit Hall from 9-11:30 a.m.(333 E. Michigan Ave. Lansing). Students participating should bring samples of work including audio and/or video clips. There are also scholarships of $1,000 available to students pursuing a broadcasting career. Register at

Career Fair Calendar in Michigan

Other Summer Programs to consider:

Michigan Tech Summer Programs

University of Michigan Camp Caen

University of Michigan Math and Science Scholars

University of Michigan Medical School

University of Michigan School of Music

Crystal Falls Orchestra Camp

University of Michigan Summer Language Institute

University of Michigan Quantitative Methods in Social Research

Other University of Michigan Summer Programs

Indiana University Summer Programs

Purdue University Computer Graphics

Telluride Association (Cornell) (3 students applied: Carolyn P., Seema M., Khalid A.)

Cornell Summer Programs





University of Chicago



Indiana University High School Journalism Institute

Summer Institute for the Gifted

Yahoo Summer Programs

Yahoo Summer Programs (Science)

Outward Bound

University of Michigan Summer Sports Camps

Michigan State University Summer Sports Camps

MSU Gifted & Talented Programs

High School Honors Science/Mathematics Program
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING offers Summer Symposium for Scholars on Mondays and Fridays from July 7 to August 18


UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN SCHOOL OF EDUCATION/GOVERNOR'S PROBLEM-SOLVING INSTITUTE-July 18-12 for 4th-12th grade students. Began in 1981, $300, call 734-973-3056 for details.

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC/ALL-STATE SUMMER PROGRAM-INTERLOCHEN-$950 per session, applications are due on March 31st for 9th-12th grade students(except Piano is due on March 1st). Contact 734-763-1279 for details. 1st Session begins on June 20th for 2 weeks.

THE SCHOOL OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO has two Summer camps from June 26-July 14 and July 17-28. The cost is $3,039 for session one and $2,046 for session 2

Swathmore List: Health Sciences


MADD TEAM SPIRIT-Leadership Training and Drug Awareness Camp-August 1-6 at Calvin College $200 to 910 Eastlawn Dr. Midland, MI 48642

WORLD AFFAIRS SEMINAR at Wisconsin-Whitewater on June 11-16. Call 1-888-404-4049

LANDMARK VOLUNTEERS offers opportunities for 10th-12th grade students 800-955-1178

YOUNG PEOPLE'S CITIZENSHIP SEMINAR-June 21-25 at Alma College; registration is May 21st deadline; sponsored by Farm Bureau 800-292-2680x3236

MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY BROAD BUSINESS CAMP-for a 12th grader to be considering majoring in business. Must have a 3.0 GPA. Application is due by April 29th; Camp is July 22-28., Film, Video and Digital Media

Yahoo Directory-Film and Media Workshops

NEW YORK FILM ACADEMY: Filmmaking, Acting, Screenwriting and Animation at New York City (Dalton School), UCLA, Princeton, American University of Paris and Cambridge University (England).

MATHCAMP is at University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada

INDIANA STATE UNIVERSITY-Summer Honors-27 seminars-Session I is June 13-25; Session II is July 11-23.



National Association of Gifted Children







SUMMER JOBS seasonal opportunities at camps, state and national parks business, engineering, computer or technical jobs and non-paying internships for internships/camp jobs by location or key work is a non-profit organization offering minority high school/college students Summer internships with sponsoring corporations in 52 cities; deadline for applications is December 31st.



University of Michigan Summer Sports Camps-call 734-763-6766 for information on youth camps in men's/women's basketball, volleyball, field hockey, ice hockey, baseball, tennis, football, golf, gymnastics, soccer, softball, swimming, cross country, track & field and wrestling for ages 10-18.

Michigan State University Summer Sports Camps-boys/girls ages 8-18 are welcomed to camps in tennis, basketball, hockey, wrestling, softball, volleyball, diving, gymnastics, track, football, cross country, soccer, swimming, baseball and golf. Call 517-355-5264 for details.

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY-girls/boys baseball, softball, volleyball, basketball, and soccer for ages 8-17. Call 734-995-7342.

EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY-girls/boys soccer, basketball, volleyball, softball, baseball, etc. Call 734-487-1050 for details.

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Michigan Sports Camps

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