Experiential Learning & External opportunities

SEED DC believes that each school year offers an opportunity for students to be involved, engaged, and stimulated by the world around them. Whether it is participating in an internship, studying abroad, playing sports at a summer camp, or engaging in a leadership program, students expand their horizons through off-campus enrichment activities. Beginning in middle school, students and families are strongly encouraged to apply for and participate in external opportunities. 

In recent years, students have completed service projects in Africa through LearnServe Zambia, lived with families in Australia, Mexico, Scotland, Costa Rica, Japan and Spain through The Experiment in International Living, traveled throughout Greece through the Greek Classics Program at SEED, and explored Wyoming’s wilderness through the City Kids Wilderness Project

SEED DC is committed to identifying challenging and exciting opportunities beyond SEED’s campus for any student that demonstrates academic excellence and has mastered SEED’s Core Values. Our long-term goal is for each SEED student to participate in an external opportunity that promotes The SEED School’s mission of college-preparedness.

For more information on these and other opportunities, contact Mrs. Lesli Thompson, 202-248-3030, lthompson@seedschooldc.org.


Available Opportunities

Hands on Plants Science (HOPS) Summer Program

APPlication DEADLINE: 4/1/19

The United States Botanic Garden (USBG) has hosted hundreds of urban children and teachers in the National Garden for Hands On Plant Science (HOPS). Participants immerse themselves in the natural world; they dangle over the bridge and learn that clean water is critical for plants and all life forms, they explore the power of the sun and learn how plants make their own food, they watch pollinators in action and have the opportunity to wander and wonder. The National Garden becomes an outdoor classroom where students and teachers use microscopes, dissect flowers, analyze soil and learn how seeds travel.

POSITIONS: We will hire four teachers and eight students (must be at least a rising high school junior) for our two-week program. High school students will receive a $500.00 stipend and teachers will be paid on an hourly basis at $30/hr. Persons will only be considered for hire if they are available for both days of the training and all eight days of the program. Due to the length of this program, there can be no exceptions.

PURPOSE: To facilitate a Hands on Plant Science experience for DC youth between the ages of 7 and 12. This two-week program takes place outside in the National Garden. Program staff will gain plant science teaching skills and knowledge, with a special emphasis on hands-on learning.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Attend two day training on June 27 and 28, 2019. Training is all day from 9:00AM -5:00 PM.

  • Available to work every day of the program: July 1, 2, 3 & 5 and July 8, 9, 10 & 11. Each of these days begins at 8 a.m. and goes to 1:30 p.m.

  • Assist in assembling and physically setting up stations in the National Garden

  • Welcome, assist and interact with participating youth and staff

  • Master and facilitate one of four field stations each day

  • Serve lunch to youth and staff

  • Break down stations and pack out

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Work well with children

  • Comfortable teaching outdoors and working on your feet for extended periods

  • Flexible and able to work in a fast-paced environment

  • Possess good communication and interpersonal skills

Final offers are contingent upon successful background check.

HOW TO APPLY: Please submit a complete application no later than April 1, 2019. Applications should be submitted electronically to lcoykend@aoc.gov.

HOPS 2019 Teacher & Student Application


JAPAN IN DC

Globalize DC is now accepting student applications for our 2019 Summer Program

"Japan in DC" gives interested DC public high school students the opportunity to explore and document the presence of Japan in their own city, Washington, DC - through its Japan-related individuals, institutions, and landmarks. The program will be fun, experiential, and project-based. This four-week summer program is scheduled to run Monday-Friday, July 1- 26, 2019, 9 am-3 pm - with Columbia Heights Education Campus (tentative) as our base of operation. The program is free.

We will select up to 20 participants. Current 9th, 10th, and 11th graders at DCPS or DC public charter schools are eligible to apply. Students who successfully complete the summer program will be given priority for selection for Japanese Plus, our popular afterschool Japanese language, culture, and career exposure program.

PRIORITY APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, April 15, 2019

For more information and to apply, CLICK HERE.

Applications will be considered after that date only if seats remain unfilled.


MPD Youth Advisory Council Seeks Students

MPD’s Youth Advisory Council seeks student participants. Click here for more information. Contact Sergeant Sonja Flipping at sonja.flipping@dc.gov or (202) 576-3408 for more information.


Unleashed Conference: Defining Your Power, Purpose and Passion

This annual conference is for girls in grades 6-12. This represents the sixth year in Washington, DC and second year in Baltimore, MD. The Washington, DC event is May 4th from 8am - 2pm at Catholic University. Our keynote is Miss Cordelia Cranshaw (Miss DCUSA). The Baltimore, MD event is April 27th from 8am - 2pm at Coppin State University and entrepreneur, chef and owner of Trade Street Jam (recently featured in Essence magazine) will be the keynote.

The conference features the opportunity for high school seniors to compete for book and college trunk scholarships as well. Admission is free with 3 school supplies which will be donated to local schools.

Register online today at

www.abiggerpicture.org/events


Got Your Back Comedy Camp - April 15-19

Attention Middle School & High School female identifying students:

Please check out this exciting opportunity during spring break for middle and high school female identifying students within the District. 826DC, a nonprofit in Columbia Heights, will be hosting a spring break camp titled “Got Your Back Comedy Camp”.

Spots are limited, so sign up today by clicking on the link below to complete the interest form.

https://goo.gl/forms/elnIWakpoYcZEVPw1


Genesys Works Internship Opportunity senior year

What is Genesys Works?

Genesys Works is a non-profit organization that provides free opportunities for students to work in meaningful internships at major corporations and receive free college, scholarship, and financial aid assistance during their senior year of high school.

What are the benefits of participating?

Genesys Works is more than a job.

  • It’s an opportunity to gain real-world skills like public speaking, Microsoft Office, business technology, teamwork, and more – all while having fun!

  • It’s a paid corporate internship where students will work for 12 months at one of the top companies in the Area like AT&T, Accenture, and Apple FCU earning $10,000 your senior year!

  • It’s a plan for college because 100% of our students are accepted to college, and we guarantee all participants acceptance, too!

Who are we looking for?

We are seeking students who are interested in having a successful professional career and want to be exposed to a business environment before starting college. While our internships are technology and business focused, we do not require any prior knowledge of technology or business.

How do I learn more information?

Go to our website at www.genesysworks.org/ncr or see Mrs. Thompson for brochure.


Howard University Volleyball Camps for Students

Students looking for summer opportunities are encouraged to sign-up to become a better volleyball player! Howard Volleyball will host camps this Summer 2019.

Here are the dates:
Elite Camp May 18 to May 19
Bison Camp July 15 to July 19
Elite Camp July 27 to 28
Team Camp July 29 to 31

There will be knowledgeable & talented instructors with lots of reps to help you get better at the sport. To register, click here. For more information contact Ciara Jones at ciara.jones@howard.edu.


Jr. Mentor Internship w/The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

Are you looking for a summer internship that both fun and rewarding? Do you enjoy STEM? Working with kids? Looking for a challenge? Want to give back to the community? Come DISCOVER, GROW and CONNECT with SEEK in your community this summer!!

To Apply: applyseek.nsbe.org

Where/When:

  • Duration: Three (3) week program + One (1) week training = 4 weeks total

  • Days: Monday - Friday, One Saturday or weekday evening for Mandatory Parent Orientation

  • Mentor Hours: 7:45am - 5:00pm

  • Jr. Mentor Hours: 9:00am -4:00pm

  • Program Hours: 8:30am-3:30pm (some sites may start at 8am due to breakfast)

Who:

  • High school students ages 14-17 years old

Requirements:

  • Must complete medical screening

  • Must be available for Mentor training (1 week)

  • Computer/internet knowledge

  • Enjoy working with elementary students in grades 3-5

  • Enjoy STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)

Why join SEEK this summer:

  • Receive community service hours for all hours worked (this is non-paid internship)

  • Gain valuable experience for job and college applications

  • Work with NSBE collegiate students, professionals and elementary students

  • Interact with local community leaders and various members/employees of our corporate sponsors

  • Recieve special back to school gift

  • Give back to your community while having fun!

Position Description: Jr. Mentors are a crucial component of the SEEK Program. They assist in classrooms of twenty to thirty students, by reviewing STEM educational material with students in small groups. Jr Mentors will also aid in the implementation of classroom policies and procedures, to help promote a positive learning experience for learners. Jr. Mentors will work closely with Site Leadership aiding the team in an administrative role.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Enthusiastically and effectively assist in teaching of engineering curriculum to students

  • Reinforce lessons presented by SEEK Mentors by reviewing material with students one-on one or in small groups inside a classroom environment

  • Aid in the implementation of the SEEK programs policies and classroom rules to help promote constructive student behavior

  • Participates in classroom activities and assists with daily curriculum instruction

  • Escalate any issues to Lead Mentor, when appropriate

  • Assists Mentors with recordkeeping, student attendance and grading of assignments

  • Support overall implementation of the SEEK program through additional duties as assigned

To Apply: applyseek.nsbe.org


Summer Engineering Experience for Kids (SEEK) Program

(current 3rd thru 5th graders)

The SEEK Program is designed to be a fun and engaging educational experience, led by NSBE (National Society of Black Engineers) engineering students and technical professionals dedicated to pursuing professional excellence and giving back to the community. The SEEK program utilizes a hands-on design curriculum. Students will work in teams, using their knowledge to solve problems and create products while discovering the underlying math and science principles involved in these processes. Each week, the students will take on a new project, culminating with a presentation, design competition and physical competitions that all parents are encouraged to attend.

This (3) three-week program will be open to students who are current 3rd thru 5th graders. The program will be held at local elementary schools and will include 125 students in each grade level, for a maximum total of 375 students served per program(varies per site). 50 Collegiate mentors will help to facilitate a full-sized program.

This program is a commuter-based program for students, Monday thru Friday, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm.

For more information, please visit the official SEEK website: http://www.nsbe.org/seek.aspx

Washington, DC – All Girls Program

Dates: June 24th - July 12th

School: Payne Elementary School

Address: 1445 C St SE, Washington, DC 20003

Parent Orientation: June 18th

Washington, DC (Coed)

Dates: July 22nd - August 9th

School: JC Nalle Community School

Address: 219 50th St SE, Washington, DC 20019

Parent Orientation: July 16th


The Smithsonian Institution/Walking Tree Travel

Smithsonian Student Adventures, our collection of immersive international programs, offers unique travel opportunities for high school students in countries around the world. Our philosophy of meaningful travel allows you build important leadership skills while earning service hours, improving your language skills, and/or working with endangered species.

Take a look at our Open Enrollment travel program opportunities. The enrollment process is simple, making payments is easy, and we are here to support you every step of the way. The World Awaits!


Yondr Student Work Program

Are you 18 years old or older? If so, check out the attached flyer. All interested persons should contact Mrs. Thompson for more information.

HELP YONDR CREATE PHONE-FREE EVENTS

COMPENSATION: STARTS AT $18/HOUR

Yondr works with artists, musicians and comedians to create phone-free events and experiences including:

  • Concerts

  • Comedy shows

  • Festivals

  • Album listening parties

  • Film screenings

  • Production sets

Qualifications:

  • 18+ years old

  • Professionalism: arrive on time

  • Positive attitude: phone-free shows are fun

  • Communication: enjoy interacting and working with people in-person

  • All students must participate in a training session prior to the event start time

Apply Today! https://www.overyondr.com/student-work-program