Apply for MMDG’s Free Arts Immersion Program for Teens!

Arts Immersion is a wonderful free year-long program for high school students at the Mark Morris Dance Center. The program gives students a deep dive into all aspects of dance education, production, and arts administration and culminates in a student-driven performance during the summer.

Applications are still being accepted for the fall!


July 2017: High School Admissions Family Workshops


Get a head start on your High School Application—learn more about High School Admissions at Family Workshops this July:

Introduction to High School Admissions Family Workshop: Learn how to find public high schools that fit your interests and how to build a balanced application.

Specialized High Schools Admissions Family Workshop: Learn about the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT), find out about the LaGuardia High School auditions, and speak to school representatives.

RSVP to secure your seat at!

Remember to do your homework: Review NYC School Finder, the High School Directory, and the Specialized High Schools Student Handbook

5/5 Deadline: Congresswoman Clarke’s 2017 Congressional Art Competition


4/30 deadline: Bella Abzug Leadership Institute Summer 2017 program


We are excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for our 2017 Free Summer Two Week Intensive Leadership and Debate Training Program! We are currently recruiting Middle school, High School and College-aged young women and girls who wish to the gain necessary leadership and debate skills to excel in academic and extracurricular activities.

BALI’s Summer Intensive Leadership and Debate Training Program:

  • Encourages young women and girls to take leadership roles in their local and global communities.
  • Fosters awareness of social issues on a local, national and international level.
  • Encourages spiritual and intellectual growth through various workshops and activities.
  • Provides participants with opportunists to network with women in a multitude of fields, exposing them to opportunities for internships and employment.
  • Utilizes debate training activities to enhance research and oral communication skills.
  • Establishes mentoring relationships, support, and referrals for internships.
  • Promotes the development of sisterhood through interactive and collaborative activities.

If you or someone you know is interested in this opportunity, please apply online.

(This application can be accessed by visiting our website and clicking “apply now” in the upper right-hand corner.)

Important Dates-

Training Dates: Monday- Saturday, July 17th, 2017 to July 29th, 2017.

Application Deadline: Sunday, April 30th, 2017 at 11:59 PM SHARP

For questions or concerns, please contact or call (212)650-3071

In order to keep updated on BALI Events and opportunities, please visit our website and like our Facebook page.

4/20 deadline: Brooklyn District Attorney’s Internship Program


4/15 deadline: Brooklyn Navy Yard Summer Internship Program

bklyn-nvy-ydBNYDC’s mission is to fuel New York City’s economic vitality by creating and preserving quality jobs, growing the City’s modern industrial sector and its businesses, and connecting the local community with the economic opportunity and resources of the Yard. As part of this mission, BNYDC is excited to welcome our third group of local students to our Summer Internship Program.

The BNYDC Summer Internship Program connects college-attending or college-bound young adults with Navy Yard-based businesses for 8 week summer internships. The Summer Internship Program gives students an opportunity to gain real work experience, exposure to the Brooklyn Navy Yard and the industrial sector, and the opportunity to earn a salary during the summer that may supplement their college costs.

Program Outline:

  • Interns are matched by the BNYDC with a Navy Yard-based business. These will include manufacturing, design, media, and technology based businesses. Navy Yard businesses will provide each student with a meaningful work experience.

  • Interns are expected to demonstrate exceptional work ethic and professionalism at all times while being employed by BNYDC. At the end of the program, employers will submit an intern evaluation.

  • Internship roles are primarily administrative support roles. For interns with previous experience, there may be an opportunity to be matched into specialized roles.

  • Two sessions are available to accepted interns. Each student is required to choose only one (1) session in which he/she will participate in.

    •     Session 1:  June 5, 2017 to July 28, 2017

    •     Session 2:  June 26, 2017 to August 18, 2017 (graduating high school seniors from public schools will have a late start on June 29, 2017 since their classes end the previous day)

  • Before the start of their session, all interns must attend a BNYDC Internship Orientation Session.

  • All interns commit to a 40 hour work week with a one hour unpaid lunch break each day. This totals to 35 paid hours each week.

  • All interns are compensated at $11/hr.


  • Interns are selected based on their demonstration of strong communication skills, work ethic, and track record of commitment and achievement.

  • Students must be able to present documentation that indicates their current enrollment in a college program or admission to a college.

  • If under 18, working papers must be provided. Working papers can be obtained from your school.


  • Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. The deadline for all applications is April 15, 2017.

  • Limited internships are available, so applications should be sent in as soon as possible. Applicants accepted earlier in the process will have greater likelihood of matching to an internship role in their desired field(s).

  • To apply:

    • Complete the application form and a resume, and send both to If needed, you may also mail your application and resume to Summer Internship Program, Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation, Unit 300, Brooklyn, NY 11205.

    • Once your application is received, we will reach out to you via email to schedule an interview.

This is a wonderful opportunity for college students and businesses on the Yard, and we are looking forward to hearing from you! Please email any questions to

Attend a High School Admissions Workshop!

Get ready to apply to high school this fall—come to a Family Workshop beginning next week.

There are two types of workshops:

  • Introduction to High School Admissions: Learn how to find public high schools that fit your interests, how offers are determined, and how to build a balanced application. There will be one workshop in each borough.
  • Specialized High Schools Admissions: Learn about the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test and hear from a panel of school representatives. There will be one workshop in Manhattan and one workshop in Queens.

Find the locations, dates, and times of the workshops on our Events Page.

Bring your questions! Review the 2017 New York City High School Directory and 2016-2017 Specialized High Schools Student Handbook.