Cia Internship For High School Students

Cia Internship For High School Students

A Cia internship is an amazing opportunity for high school students to get real-world experience in the fields they are interested in. It is a great way to build confidence and learn important skills that will be useful in their future careers. In addition, it can help them get into the college of their choice.

The CIA offers several different types of internships. Some are paid while others are not. The length of time varies from three months to one year depending on the specific internship program. These programs are available for both undergraduate and graduate students who want a career in national security or international affairs.

The CIA pays interns to work in Washington, D.C., each summer and provides up to $18,000 per year for tuition, fees and books.

Cia Internship For High School Students

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I know it may be difficult to think about summer while you are still celebrating the holidays. The best pre-college opportunities for high school students, however, are so competitive they need to be considered now.

There are plenty of summer programs available to juniors and seniors for thousands of dollars each.  The most economical ones that best prepare students for college, though, have limited space.

Here are three such summer programs easily accessible from Nashville for Middle Tennessee high school students and their parents to consider:

Bank of America Student Leaders, Jan. 21 deadline,  (look under Global Impact/Leadership & Service/Student Leaders):

As student leaders, juniors and seniors receive a paid internship at a local nonprofit, such as Habitat for Humanity or Boys and Girls Clubs of America.  They learn first-hand about the needs of the community and the critical role nonprofits play.

One of our students did his internship at the Oasis Center in Nashville, a nonprofit helping “at-risk youths navigate the tricky waters of their teenage years.”  In eight short weeks, he developed an enduring compassion for the other teens that has lasted well into his college years.

Those participating in the internship program also attend the Student Leaders Summit held in Washington, DC., July 9-14.  There they learn how government, business and the nonprofit sector work together to address critical community needs.  The themes of this year’s summit are “building a more inclusive society and pathways to leadership.”

Maury Academy for Students in Health (MASH), apply in February, (look under Volunteer Opportunities/MASH):

For students interested in the health fields, this is a great program available for no more than the cost of dinner and a movie.

You participate in two weeks of daily sessions, ranging from “Birth-to-Death” to “Sawbones and Pathology,” on-site at Maury Regional Medical Center. You also take road trips, visiting Columbia State Community College for its Health Care Careers Day and a local funeral home to learn about embalming, cremation and burial processes.

Throughout the two-week intensive experience, you interact personally with a wealth of health professionals including physicians, surgeons, registered nurses and respiratory therapists.

The first line of their brochure probably sums it up best, “The everyday goal of the MASH program is that the students have fun while learning.”

Approximately 25 students out of the 75-80 who apply each year are chosen from Maury and its adjacent counties.  (Occasionally, though, select students from other Middle Tennessee counties are also accepted.)

Murray State Commonwealth Honors Academy, March 1 deadline,

If an average year at a state college is now at least $15,000, and the normal course load for a year is 30 credits, then individual credits go for $500 apiece and six hours cost $3,000.  At Murray State this summer you can earn six credit hours for only $195.

As a college placement professional, what I especially like about this program is the university experience that high school students receive the summer before arguably the biggest decision of their young lives. Because you will be staying at a residential college and participating in an honors program, you must have a 3.5 GPA and 25 ACT (or SAT/PLAN equivalent) to qualify.

Bonus opportunity

CIA Summer Scholarships, apply April-September, (look under Careers & Internships/Student Opportunities):

Another program suggested by Maury County Gifted Advisor Mark Lovvorn, this scholarship/internship is open to all college freshmen throughout the country.  Interested high school seniors need to start applying this spring, though.

The CIA pays interns to work in Washington, D.C., each summer and provides up to $18,000 per year for tuition, fees and books.  In return, students agree to continue to work for the CIA after graduating from college, at the rate of 1.5 times the length of sponsorship.

So, whether you envision a life of medicine, community service, espionage or just want a great college campus experience, now is the time to begin deciding how to have a memorable summer.

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