Internships, Service, & Work

Americorps Full-time national service projects; earn a $4,725 voucher to pay college tuition. www.americorps.org

Center for Interim Programs Founded in 1980, with offices in Massachusetts, New Jersey and Colorado, Interim in a service that enables people to pursue structured alternatives to formal education or work by matching clients’ interest with over 2,500 internships, volunteer positions, and apprenticeships worldwide. www.interimprograms.com

Dynamy A experiential education program designed to offer young people, aged 17-22, the opportunity to explore their developing interests and strengths outside the classroom before facing the high-stakes, hyper-competitive, and economically decisive commitment to an academic institution or professional apprenticeship. www.dynamy.org

City Year A national service organization for young adults ages 17-23 who are interested in full-time community service, leadership development, and civic engagement. www.cityyear.org

People to People International Arranges unpaid internships in London, Dublin, Moscow, Paris, Prague, and other foreign cities (816) 531-4701 www.ptpi.org

Habitat for Humanity Volunteer to spend your summer providing public health services to our neighbors in Latin America. Young people from the U.S. develop leadership skills and an understanding of other cultures while participating in this unique program. www.habitat.org

Life Long Education Alternatives and Programs LEAPNow is a leading source for low-cost internships, volunteer positions, work exchanges, and experiential academic programs in 129 countries and the U.S. We have 20 years experience tailoring custom programs for people of all ages and background. www.leapnow.org

GlobalQuest offers twelve-week semester programs in international settings. The program was established in 1999 and initial semester offerings are based in Thailand. As GlobalQuest grows, we will offer semester throughout the world. GlobalQuest is a 501(c)3 non-profit educational organization. http://gquest.org/

Rotary Youth Exchange Every year approximately 7,000 students ages 15 to 19 go abroad under the auspices of the Rotary Youth Exchange program, either for the academic year or an extended period of time. The increased self awareness and global perspective that they derive from the experience would not be possible without the commitment of the many volunteer host families and the dedication of those Rotarians who serve as Youth Exchange officers. www.rotary.org/programs/youth_ex/index.html

Year UpYear Up is a one-year, intensive training program that provides low-income young adults, ages 18-24, with a combination of hands-on skill development, college credits, and corporate internships. This program emphasizes academic and professional rigor by setting high expectations for quality of work and professional behavior. A strong classroom structure guides students through the steps necessary for achieving success in the field of computer information technology.. For the first six months of the program, students develop technical and professional skills in the classroom. Students then apply those skills during the second six months on an internship at one of Year Up's 250+ corporate and government partners. Students earn up to 23 college credits, a  weekly stipend, and are supported by staff advisors, professional mentors, dedicated social services staff, and a powerful network of community-based partners. www.yearup.org

Youth for Understanding International exchange program. Live a family and experience their country as a resident rather than a tourist. Recent high school graduates are invited to spend a 13th year abroad. www.yfu.org

National Outdoor Leadership School NOLS is not an adventure travel tour. NOLS is a wilderness education school offering expedition length courses in eight countries. The side includes course information, minimum impact techniques, wilderness first aid, and research reports. www.nols.edu

St. Clare’s Oxford The enrichment year program is intended specifically for students who have completed secondary education and want to study in England before entering university, in Britain, or elsewhere; or for students who wish to take a break just before completing their high school or secondary school studies. www.stclares.ac.uk

Earthwatch Offers field expeditions around the world. www.earthwatch.org

Audubon Expedition Institute is an environmental program in various settings for the first 2 years and the last 2 years are spent as a student at Lesley College. www.lesley.edu/gsass/audubon/index.html

British American Educational Foundation Post-Graduate year at a British boarding school. www.baef.org