Nebraska Opportunities

UNO - CBA (College of Business Administration) Prep Academy

CBA Prep Academy camps are for rising sophomore, junior and senior high school students including those who are first generation, come from a low-income background, and/or have an underrepresented identity. Participants will take a deep dive into the world of business, college preparation, learn practical math skills, explore various careers, and learn from local industry leaders.

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UNO - College of Information Science & Technology's Summer High School Internship Program

The University of Nebraska at Omaha College of Information Science & Technology's Summer High School Internship Program will give you an innovative, hands-on experience directly in our labs.

You’ll work alongside our faculty and students in areas such as:

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UNO - Maverick Investment Camp

Young adults in grades 11 to college freshman are invited to attend this two-day camp to learn about the world of investing from professors and local business leaders. Meet UNO students from the Maverick Investment Program who are managing over $1.5 million in assets. The camp meets from 9 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. each day for two consecutive days (M-T) in June.

Lunch provided both days. Students must provide their own transportation to and from Mammel Hall each day. There is no overnight stay.

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UNO - Jazz Workshop

The camp is open to instrumental music students grades seven and up with at least one year of experience on their instrument. No audition is necessary to attend the camp, but all participants must submit a video audition and complete on online theory exam by May 31 in order to be placed in appropriate classes and ensembles for the week. Video instructions and theory exam will be available this spring.

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UNO - Summer Scholars Program

Summer Scholars provides college-bound high school juniors the opportunity to enroll in a course at UNO to earn college credits, prepare for college life, and connect with UNO faculty, staff, and students. The goal of the Summer Scholars Program is to expose high school students to the dynamics of a college campus environment through a pre-college summer session.

In addition to the educational benefits of the program, the scholars receive an increased awareness of current social and cultural issues and an opportunity to grow outside of the classroom.

Selected students will participate in leadership building and career exploration and take a UNO college academic course (3 credits) during UNO's Summer Session.

If selected to participate in the Summer Scholars Program, there is NO cost to the student. Tuition, fees, books, parking permits, etc., will be covered. This is a great opportunity!

To qualify, students must be a junior in high school (when applying) and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 grading scale.

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UNL - Big Red Camp Sessions

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UNL - College of Architecture Summer Camps

High School Workshop & Camp


The college offers the Career Explorations in Architecture, Interior Design and Landscape Architecture summer camp to aspiring designers. This camp offers a unique experience to investigate issues surrounding design, learn more about the design professions and what it's like to be a college student.

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UNL - College of Business - Discover Accounting

Discovery Accounting is for rising or graduating high school seniors who have an interest in building relationships and understanding the foundation of business.  No prior coursework in accounting or business necessary.At Discover Accounting, students will meet industry professionals and tour their workplaces and compete to create solutions to a business problem.

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UNL - STEM Summer Internship for HS Students

The Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience (NCMN) at the University of Nebraska is offering a STEM summer high school internship program. Select Lincoln-area high school students, 16 years and older, are eligible and will receive guidance and training in experimental and theoretical techniques in STEM labs at UNL.

Program details:

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UNL - Raikes School of Computer Science and Management Summer Camp

STEM-Focused Summer Programs for Ambitious High School Students

The two-week program’s unique blend of computer science and engineering with innovative entrepreneurship for any engineering, business, or tech major.  Academic instruction will be led by professors who teach Raikes School courses.

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Lied Center for Performing Arts Summer Camps

The Lied Center in Lincoln offers several summer camps for students surrounding the performing arts.

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UNMC - Summer Health Professionals Education Program

SHPEP’s goal is to strengthen the academic proficiency and career development of students underrepresented in the health professions and to prepare them for a successful application and matriculation to health profession schools.

SHPEP at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) engages students with an interest in Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, and Pharmacy in academic enrichment and career development. Our six-week hybrid program is focused on essential competencies required of successful health professionals tasked with assuring health justice, access, and delivery of culturally and linguistically competent health services. 

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UNMC - Job Shadow Program

The UNMC job shadowing program is designed to provide you the opportunity to:

Students will be paired with a health care professional to observe and interact with them as they conduct their daily work. You will not have an opportunity to have hands-on patient care, just observe and ask questions. A job shadow experience is two to four hours in length. You may have a maximum of three job shadow experiences, each in three different areas, in one year.

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UNK - Go for Launch (Entrepreneurship Camp)

Go for launch is a three-day, two-night hands-on camp hosted at UNK for entrepreneurially minded high school students. Students will work together to innovatively solve a business challenge in a supportive and experiential learning environment. Participants will experience business development and ownership by learning from seasoned entrepreneurs and business professionals.

Participants must register before the application deadline. The program cost is $50; all food and materials will be supplied.

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UNK - Astronomy, Physics and Engineering Summer Camp

This fun, interactive camp will help students engage with real-world hands-on engineering challenges and give them a close up look at the principles of physics that form the underpinnings of the universe. In this camp students will learn how physics and engineering connect to the world around us *and* how they connect to the sun, moon, and stars (astronomy and astrophysics!).

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Nebraska 4-H Camps

Nebraska 4-H Youth Development offers a variety of day and overnight camps, which provide unique experiences that focus on life skills, including:

The purpose of Nebraska 4-H Camps is to provide unique educational opportunities that empower youth to be active in the pursuit of self-improvement in a safe, inclusive, and fun environment. The Nebraska 4-H Camps offer all youth a place to discover, learn and grow while developing valuable leadership and citizenship skills.

There are also opportunities for students to be on staff as counselors as well.

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Carol Joy Holling Leadership Camp

Current high schoolers are invited to apply for this comprehensive, three-week experience to learn valuable skills: 

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Creighton University - Health Careers Opportunity Program

The Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) is federally funded to provide students from economically or educationally “disadvantaged” backgrounds the opportunity to develop the skills needed to successfully compete for, enter, and graduate from health or allied health professions schools.

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Creighton University - Summer Research Institute

The HS-MACA/CPHHE Summer Research Institute at Creighton University introduces high school students and college students to research and prepares them for careers in the health sciences through biomedical research and community-based research. 

Students are paired with either a university faculty member who involves the student in an ongoing research project or with a community organization where the student will design and conduct community-based participatory research along with the site manager. 

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Creighton University - SEED Program

Project SEED (Summer Experiences for the Economically Disadvantaged) is a paid summer internship program for high school students. For 8 to 10 weeks during the summer, SEED students work in real laboratories, with real scientists serving as their mentors. Students learn about careers in chemistry and receive mentoring in college preparation and professional development.

Each year, 350+ students across the United States participate in chemistry-related research projects with scientists in various fields and industries. Since 1968, Project SEED has brought in more than 11,000 high school students to participate in research at academic, industry, and government labs across the United States and U.S. territories.

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Creighton University - High School Community-Based Research Program

A collaborative effort of the Health Sciences’ Multicultural and Community Affairs (HS-MACA) and the Center for Promoting Health and Health Equality (CPHHE); the purpose of the Summer High School Community-Based Research Program is to provide hands-on, community-based research among underrepresented minority groups. At the end of the program, the students will be able to enhance their high school education and build health disparities knowledge. Students work at a community-based organization for six weeks. The students will receive training in health disparities and perform research projects in their community. Students will work with their community site to learn about issues in their neighborhood by learning research methods, developing surveys, examining data, doing community mapping, and conducting interviews resulting in policy recommendations.

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Doane University Summer Leadership Workshop

Launch’s Summer Leadership Workshops have been running for over 60 years! Workshop is a five-day, four-night, fun-packed, experiential leadership experience for students entering grades 6–12, hosted on Doane University's campus in Crete, Nebraska.

Launch Workshop brings out the best in students.  We’ve developed an endlessly supportive environment that enables student leaders to let go of their day-to-day baggage and be the best version of themselves. Once they realize their own potential, there’s no turning back. Students are challenged to better understand themselves, those around them, and the impact they can make as leaders, all through a bunch of hands-on activities. Our activities are created to make students think, not tell them how to think, nor to give them all of the answers.

We’ve discovered students learn best from each other. Each student is paired with a small group (co-op) for the week. Through their shared experiences, co-ops become like families. Lifelong bonds are formed. Many of our Staffers started as students at Workshop and can attest that friendships formed through Launch stick for longer than just the summer or the school year; they go on for decades.

Join us for the best week of summer in 2024!

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Mystery Code Society

Mystery Code Society in Omaha offers free, beginner to intermediate coding education to people of marginalized genders. Educational offerings include classes, workshops, meetups, and other educational events. Our focus is on students in 5th-12th grades, but may include programs for people of marginalized genders of all ages.

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Young Nebraska Scientists Summer Camps and High School Research Camps

High school camps are for current 9th through 12th grade students. YNS summer camps introduce campers to some of today’s most important topics in science, technology and engineering.  Campers will get hands-on experience in and outside of the lab.

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Civil Air Patrol - US Air Force Auxiliary

Heavy Metal Summer Experience - MMC Contractors

MMC Contractors is hosting the Heavy Metal Summer Experience this summer at our fabrication shop. This is a summer program for high school students that have an interest in the mechanical trades!


Heavy Metal Summer Experience Details:

We only have 12 spots open for the camp and deadline for applications is April 1st.  Once a student applies we will be in contact with the student to schedule a short interview in April.

Check out last year’s video of the camp at MMC Contractors!:

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Out of state and/or Online Opportunities

Brown Pre-College Programs

Explore Brown University's programs for high school students. You can choose to study on campus, online or at a variety of unique domestic and international locations.

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Global Summer Learning Institute

The LEADing for Life Global Summer Learning Institute (GSLI) is a residential program that will focus on developing a Pipeline of high-achieving, diverse students (current high school juniors) by providing an immersive learning opportunity that includes both industry and college experience.

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ID Tech Cyber Camps

Whether a student is interested in programming, gaming, robotics, videography, AI experimentation, there is something for every student.  These are virtual camps that can be taken from anywhere.

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Illinois Aerospace Institute

The Illinois Aerospace Institute summer camp holds two one-week on-campus camps and one one-week virtual program for students entering grades 9-12 who are interested in learning about the field of aerospace engineering. Juniors and Seniors will be given preferential placement in the on-campus camps.

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Iowa Summer Music Camps

The Iowa Summer Music Camps (ISMC) offers students musical training and experience beyond what may be available in their home schools, including group instruction, master classes, and classroom instruction in many phases of instrumental music. The entire program, together with a preview of life on a major university campus, is a valuable experience for young people, not only in music but also in human relations.

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Joyce Ivy Foundation - Summer Scholars

The Summer Scholars program provides scholarships for talented female high school students to participate in a summer academic program at one of our partner programs – some of the most rigorous and selective colleges and universities in the country.

Scholars receive a full or partial scholarship, based on demonstrated financial need, to cover tuition, room and board, travel expenses, and supplies. The Joyce Ivy Foundation works directly with our set of program partners to combine Joyce Ivy scholarships with additional financial aid provided by the summer program.  Applications are available in early winter.

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Michigan Math and Science Scholars Program

A Summer Enrichment Program for Current High School Students

Welcome to the Michigan Math and Science Scholars (MMSS) home page, a program designed to introduce high school students to current developments and research in the sciences and to encourage the next generation of researchers to develop and retain a love of mathematics and science.

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National Student Leadership Conference

Since 1989, their interactive summer programs have allowed students to experience their dream career before heading to college.

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National Youth Leadership Forum:  Business Innovation

National Youth Leadership Forum: Business Innovation is specifically designed to provide high school students with the skills needed to lead the next innovative revolution.  Over eight days, students gain hands-on business and startup experience, participate in a professional site visit, hear from and interact with recognized business leaders, and make connections with fellow high-achieving, business-minded students from all over the country.

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Penn Arts and Sciences Pre-College Programs

The Pre-College Programs are designed for academically curious high school students interested in the intellectual challenge of Ivy League academics. There are in person and online options.  Students enroll in credit-bearing undergraduate courses from a wide array of disciplines taught by Penn faculty, staff, and visiting scholars and are in class alongside other Penn undergrads. A majority of the courses are 1 credit until (c.u.)* unless the course has a required lab, and then the course is generally 1.5 c.u.

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San Francisco Summer Arts Experience - in person or online

During the Summer, Academy of Art University offers our pre-college art experience (PCAE) classes to high school students both online and on-campus in San Francisco. With over 50+ art and design classes to choose from, it is truly a unique summer program dedicated to showcasing what art school is all about.  The on-campus PCAE is a four-week program offering up to three classes. Get a glimpse into college life, meet other young artists, and explore a variety of art & design fields.

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South Dakota School of Mines- in person or online

Join the South Dakota Mines campus for STEM summer camps! The summer camps offer a fun intro to science and engineering. These pre-college experiences are designed to expose students to how science works in the real world by providing exciting hands-on experiences. Day camps are hosted by some of their prestigious faculty whose expertise gives campers a glimpse into STEM careers and gets them excited about their education. Campers participate in on-campus activities and field trips throughout the day. From out of town? Take this opportunity to have a fun family vacation in the Black Hills. Black Hills & Badlands and Visit Rapid City are great planning resources. We offer limited on-campus lodging you can find more information here, use this link to request lodging. 

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United States Air Force Academy High School Summer Seminar

Summer Seminar at the United States Air Force Academy gives students the opportunity to experience life on campus firsthand. Specially designed for high school juniors heading into their senior year, Summer Seminar allows participants to live like a U.S. Air Force Academy cadet for four days.

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United States Military Academy Summer Leaders Experience

Led by current cadets, Summer Leaders Experience (SLE) is a week-long immersion into the academic, military, and social life of a West Point cadet. At SLE, students will explore West Point from all angles, including our high-tech educational facilities, team-building athletic activities, and realistic military training.  SLE gives you a taste of the character, determination, commitment to excellence, and leadership required to be a cadet at the U.S. Military Academy (USMA).

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United States Naval Academy Summer Seminar and Summer STEM 


Naval Academy - Summer Seminar

For Students Entering the 12th Grade

Summer Seminar kick-starts your Naval Academy application by giving you a taste of life at the Academy. For one week in June, you will experience first-class academic, athletic and professional training while building lifelong friendships with campers from all over the world.


Science Technology - Engineering and Math

For Students Entering 9th – 11th Grade

Summer STEM at the Naval Academy is a vibrant week of problem solving, exploratory learning, critical thinking, and team building for rising 9th-11th graders interested in a future in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

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University of Chicago Pre-College Programs

Take an undergraduate-level course with high school students from all over the world, from wherever you are. Summer Online allows students to explore subjects like biochemistry, art, quantitative finance, and more through five-week courses involving real-time interaction, engaging class discussions, and group projects. Each course has been especially designed to make the most of online resources and activities, and deliver the academically rigorous experience synonymous with UChicago.

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Venturing - Boy Scouts of America (open to all genders)

You love exploring your passions, making new friends, and discovering the world - Rappelling a cliff. Perfecting your shot. Designing a robot. Kayaking into the sunset. Exploring your faith. Volunteering at an animal shelter. The choice is yours! Each activity provides an opportunity to shine and learn more about yourself and the world around you. Venturing is youth-led and youth-inspired. You’ll acquire life skills and gain experiences that will prove to be valuable regardless of where your future takes you, all while having a blast: leadership, event-planning, organization, communication, responsibility — the list goes on!

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World Affairs Seminar

The World Affairs Seminar is an international youth initiative of Rotary International District 6270.  Our vision is to bring better understanding of world problems to young people from around the globe, using current issues as a learning platform. In the course of this study, the WAS provides opportunities for participants to discuss issues with other young people from around the world. Emphasis is on promoting better understanding of the causes of international conflict.  The idea is if the causes are understood and solutions developed in a cooperative environment, problems are more likely to be solved peacefully.

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Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering Programs

Summer camps - During the months of June and July, WYSE offers multiple Engineering Summer Camps hosted at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Camps are available for middle and high school aged students.  WYSE Summer Camps at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Grainger College of Engineering are designed to provide STEM-interested students the opportunity to experience authentic and challenging projects and activities, world-class instructors, and collegiate experience from one of the best engineering schools in the nation and the world. The camps provide exposure to different areas of engineering through demonstrations, lab tours, classroom presentations, hands-on activities, and interactions with various students, staff, and professors in those fields.  

Summer Research - Rising high school juniors and seniors (current 10th-11th grade) are invited to participate in an authentic STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine) research experience at a world-class research university for 6 weeks during the summer. Participants will engage in daily research activities in the laboratories of established researchers, gaining hands-on experience in areas at the forefront of various STEMM fields; cancer immunology, pharmacogenomics of anticancer agents, physics, biophysics, electrical engineering, computer science, computer engineering, and more! 

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Yale Young Global Scholars

Yale Young Global Scholars emphasizes an open, exploratory, and collaborative approach to learning. Our program is designed to allow students to experience learning in a variety of different university contexts, from large lectures to small seminars, and even the spontaneous learning that happens outside the classroom in conversations with one another.

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YMCA Leadership Training Programs

Camp Chief Ouray in Colorado has a variety of overnight wilderness programs for campers ages 13-18 looking for new adventure, strong community, and a chance to grow leadership skills.  There are multiple locations.

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Youth Conservation Association Programs

SCA offers a range of programs for youth ages 15-19. Whether you want to serve in your local community or explore public lands across the country, SCA has a crew for you!  Join an SCA Crew and plug yourself into SCA’s nationwide network of young conservationists – thousands of students who are as passionate as you are about preserving wildlands, protecting nature in urban areas, and keeping the planet green.

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