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

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.

Finland-U.S. Future Scholarship

Spend six weeks in Finland with a host family and get to know Finnish culture! Scholarship recipients will embark on exciting activities that will strengthen leadership skills and inspire civic and global responsibility. The application deadline is January 15, 2019.

Finland-U.S. Future Scholarship Info Sheet

M.E.T.E.O.R. Experiential Research Project - Rising Juniors Only

METEOR provides talented students high school students the opportunity to participate in an experiential research project at Children’s National Medical Center and its Children’s Research Institute. This eight week summer experience is designed to encourage students to take the required steps toward careers in STEM and biomedical research fields.

The application deadline is January 31, 2019 via the following link:


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.



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


  • 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