Summer Excelerator is a six-week long, paid internship program for current high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Summer Excelerator matches students with internships at a variety of public and private sector employers throughout New York City. Summer Excelerator blends this real world professional experience with leadership development trainings and Jewish identity building. Summer Excelerator uses New York City as its canvas for participants to explore their identities while gaining valuable professional and leadership skills.
CONTINUING IN SUMMER 2021! Introducing Summer Excelerator Rewired - an independent learning module for teens. These virtual modules give teens the opportunity to learn professional, leadership, and Jewish identity skills from the comfort of home. Modules are released weekly for 6 weeks and participants will also have access to Summer Excelerator staff for individualized coaching. Learn more and apply on Summer Excelerator's website!
Why You Should Apply
Summer Excelerator is a real-world, professional experience that’s more than just a job. You’ll gain:
- confidence as you apply for college knowing you have a university-based program on your resume.
- entrepreneurial skills that will put you a step ahead of your peers.
- a new network of friends and colleagues that will contribute to a life-changing summer.
By participating in Summer Excelerator, you’ll get a taste of what it’s like to be a student at NYU by receiving access to NYU’s campus and facilities. And the best part? After the summer you’ll receive a $500 stipend and an NYU certificate of completion demonstrating your participation in the program.
Interns will attend their internships from Tuesdays through Thursdays. Interns will determine their hours with their employers, but most interns will work from 9am - 5pm or 10am - 6pm. Interns will receive a 30 day metrocard to commute to work and program activities to use for the duration of the program.
Each week, interns will participate in two intensives:
Monday (exploration days): interns will explore museums and cultural sites and will volunteer locally. Interns will get out of their offices and throughout New York City in order to build cohort and leadership skills.
Friday (leadership days): interns will explore leadership development, Jewish identity, and professionalism through interactive seminars. Topics of seminars include: social innovation and entrepreneurship, leadership and personality, and Jewish community in New York City.
Though we anticipate Summer Excelerator will be a hybrid program for summer 2021 (meaning some seminars are virtual and others are in-person), this is subject to change based on recommendations by NYU and the CDC. Internship sites have the right to hold either in-person or virtual internships based on their individual circumstances.