Although it is cold and snowy outside, it’s not too early to think of summer. Encourage your students and staff to start planning now for summer internships/travel opportunities. I compiled a list of links for summer jobs for students. Many of my links came from the CCNY site. The Brooklyn Public library also has a comprehensive listing of internships.
Remind students that many internships require recommendation letters, transcripts and essays. I encourage my students to write from the heart. Often the organizations are looking for commitment, drive and sincerity.
For your teachers, encourage them to apply for a Fulbright. The deadline this year is FEBRUARY 5, 2014. There is only one Fulbright Program this summer , the program is in CHINA. Hurry and apply if you have an interest.
If your teachers like variety, look at the NEH website. There is a host of opportunities for teachers and the deadline is a month away: MARCH 4, 2014.
There is something for everyone on this list: From Shakespeare to Communism, history to humanities. Check it out and explore.
Good luck and happy trails!!!