Summer Student Programs for Leadership and Career Development

Explore programs ranging from Elementary School through College, located throughout the world.

Global Young Innovators Initiative

Join other alumni and select international students on the Harvard University campus to study and develop solutions for existing and emerging global issues while acquiring the skills necessary to lead the next generation of creative problem solvers and innovative thinkers.

Grade High School
Location Boston, MA
Days 6
Season Summer
Global Young Leaders Conference
Global Young Leaders Conference (GYLC)

Immerse yourself in new cultural experiences. Stretch your personal leadership boundaries as you discover new ways to unite with people from diverse backgrounds and nationalities. Choose China, Europe or the United States as your living classroom for this engaging international leadership development program.

Grade High School
Location China
Europe
DC & NYC
Days 10
Season Summer
High School Career Summit 2015
High School Career Summit 2015

The High School Career Summit 2015 is a first-of-its-kind opportunity to explore today’s hottest careers.  Learn from young professionals, develop a personal career plan, network with experts, and get a jump start on your future!

Grade
Location Washington, DC
Days 1
Season Spring
Intensive Law and Trial
Intensive Law & Trial

Hone your legal skills as you experience firsthand what it takes to become a successful attorney. Make your case before a mock judge and jury. Immerse yourself in the top-ranked law school atmosphere of Stanford Law School. Prepare to make the most of your future legal career.

Grade High School
Location Palo Alto, CA
Days 10
Season Summer
International Scholar Laureate Program

The International Scholar Laureate Program will take you to exotic places and introduce you to fascinating people while you explore careers in the United States, China, Australia, New Zealand, or South Africa.

Grade College
Location Multiple
Days 8 to 11
Season Summer
Foundations of Leadership II
Junior National Young Leaders Alumni Conference

If you have previously attended an Envision program and you are in sixth, seventh or eighth grade, we invite you to the historic Boston, MA area, where you can continue your leadership journey through the lens of America’s greatest leaders.

Grade 6th - 8th grade
Location Boston, MA
Days 6
Season Summer
Foundations of Leadership I
Junior National Young Leaders Conference

Make new discoveries about your passions, your leadership strengths and your vision for the future. Visit Washington, DC, which serves as a living classroom during this six-day exploration of leadership through the lens of American History.

Grade 5th - 7th grade
Location Washington, DC
Days 6
Season Summer
National Young Leaders Conference
National Young Leaders Conference (NYLC)

Make your mark as a leader! Head to the nation’s capital to engage with national leaders and explore the ins and outs of powerhouse careers, including elected office, intelligence, national security, journalism, public policy and public relations. Develop the skills you need to stand out as a leader!

Grade High School
Location Washington, DC
Days 7
Season Summer
Leadership Essentials: Skills for Personal Success
National Young Leaders State Conference: LeadNow 2015

The National Young Leaders State Conference (NYLSC): LeadNow 2015 curriculum is uniquely developed to provide students who attend with the critical 21st century personal leadership skills that will ensure their success in school and beyond. Choose from more than 20 regional program locations.

Grade 6th - 9th Grade
Location Multiple
Days 4
Season Spring
Advanced Medicine and Health Care
National Youth Leadership Forum: Advanced Medicine & Health Care

To make an informed decision about your future in health care and medicine, you need in-depth exposure to the wide range of educational pathways and careers available in the health care field. Join like-minded students and immerse yourself in a unique medical program experience at a top-rated university.

Grade High School
Location Baltimore, MD
Days 8-10
Season Summer
Business and Innovation
National Youth Leadership Forum: Business Innovation – 8 Days to Startup

Through the “8 Days to Startup” curriculum at NYLF Business Innovation, you will explore a variety of business professions and compete in an exciting MBA-style corporate simulation that puts you directly in the board room, and challenges you to make the critical day-to-day decisions of the CEO! Awaken your innovative spirit at one of three top ranked campus locations, including Stanford University, the University of California, Berkeley, and Columbia University. Be ready for the college and career challenges in your future.

Grade High School
Location Berkeley, CA
New York, NY
Palo Alto, CA
Days 8
Season Summer
Digital Media, Broadcast and Journalism
National Youth Leadership Forum: Digital Media, Film & Journalism

Are you creative, adaptive and multi-talented? Learn how you can lead the digital revolution as you explore rapidly converging careers for professionals with skills in the broadcast of video and audio, digital production, journalism, film editing and more. Stay on a New York City or Los Angeles campus and go behind the camera to create and shoot a film at the New York Film Academy.

Grade High School
Location Los Angeles, CA
New York, NY
Days 7
Season Summer
Engineering and Technology
National Youth Leadership Forum: Engineering & Technology

Throughout the eight days of this exciting and interactive summer program, you will explore the emerging fields of sustainable design, 3-D modeling, game and web development, robotics and the many disciplines of engineering. You will also reside on one of the country's top 5 universities for engineering enabling you to experience campus life and campus culture.

Grade High School
Location Atlanta, GA
Berkeley, CA
Boston, MA
Days 8
Season Summer
National Youth Leadership Forum: Explore STEM

Examine the nearly limitless career possibilities in the fields of science, engineering, medicine and technology to determine the right academic and career path for you. Explore practicing medicine, learn about professional options in engineering, see the world through the lens of environmental science and uncover the pitfalls and advantages of living in a technology-driven world.

Grade 6th - 8th grade
Location Multiple
Days 6
Season Summer
NYLF Explore Sports & Entertainment
NYLF Inside Sports & Entertainment

If you’ve ever wondered how a legendary athlete secures a product endorsement, who negotiates the deal, or what it’s like on the production set — here is your chance to raise your hand, ask those questions and get firsthand knowledge on what it takes to run a sports or entertainment business. Attendees will experience many roles as they act as an agent or lawyer negotiating contracts, a marketer developing promotions or branding, or an entertainment professional going through the rigorous job of making a movie!


Grade 6th - 8th grade
Location Atlanta, GA
Los Angeles, CA
New York, NY
Days 6
Season Summer
Careers in Law and CSI
National Youth Leadership Forum: Law & CSI

Explore a range of legal and investigative professions through exciting experiences in crime scene investigation, evidence analysis and courtroom simulation. Meet with leading professionals in Washington, DC and get the academic and career skills you need to be successful in law and CSI.

Grade High School
Location Washington, DC
Days 6
Season Summer
Careers in Medicine
National Youth Leadership Forum: Medicine

Prepare for the challenges and rewards that come with pursuing a career in medicine. Choose from 10 cities for your medical career exploration. Observe health care professionals in action and learn the ropes of successfully navigating college and a medical career path.

Grade High School
Location Multiple
Days 9
Season Summer
Careers in National Security: Diplomacy, Intelligence and Defense
National Youth Leadership Forum: National Security

Join a select group who are interested in the many disciplines that help keep the country – and its citizens – safe. Get an up-close look at the national security infrastructure of the United States through site experiences, a career fair, a real-world crisis simulation and interactions with nationally recognized speakers. Be ready for the challenges ahead for you as a college student, military officer or national security professional.

Grade High School
Location Washington, DC
Days 6
Season Spring & Fall
Pathways to Discovery: Engineering, Medicine & CSI
National Youth Leadership Forum: Pathways to STEM

Build a robot. Solve a crime. Diagnose a patient. These are just a few of the exciting experiences waiting to spark your curiosity! 

Grade 3rd - 5th grade
Location Multiple
Days 5 to 6
Season Summer
National Youth Leadership Forum: Technology & Innovation

Discover and examine the newest, cutting edge disruptive technologies and innovative breakthroughs that will impact virtually every part of our lives, and that could launch your future career! Explore a variety of technology centered professions and collaborate with your peers as you develop technical skills in the fields of Video Game Design or Computer Programming in an exciting gaming simulation that runs the length of the program.

Grade High School
Location San Francisco, CA
Days 6
Season Summer

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