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Abbey Intern Program

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Alumni, Current and Past Parents, and other supporters of the school are invited to submit opportunities with businesses or non-profits to give rising juniors, seniors, or recent graduates exclusive experience during the summer.

Any questions from students, parents, or those offering internship opportunities may be directed to Mr. DeLuca or Mr. Harwood.

Internships offer students the opportunity to explore career options in fields of interest and provide hands-on experience in the world of work. Some internship positions give a monetary stipend, while others are for volunteers.

Colleges and universities like to see evidence of one or more internships documented on a candidate’s application. Make sure to talk to teachers, friends, parents, and neighbors for additional opportunities.

Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP)

The Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP) hosts a program called "GEMS - Gains in the Education of Math and Science." There are several internship opportunities under the AEOP/GEMS umbrella that are available to students, including GEMS programs in Silver Spring and Adelphi, Maryland. The window for applications is typically from November to January for the following summer.

Visit the links below for more information and application information.

GEMS Program
Walter Reed Army Institute of Research Educational Outreach
Army Educational Outreach

U.S. Department of State - Pathways Student Internship Programs

Note: We encourage interested students to explore opportunities on the State Department, or to sign up for e-mail notifications at the Keep Me Informed page.

This program offers U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to participate in 10-week, unpaid internships that provide intensive educational and professional experience within the environment of America’s principle foreign affairs agency. Roles include: Office Automation, Program Analysis, Accounting, Paralegal, Engineering, Foreign Affairs, Contracting, Realty, Investigative Assistance, Budget, Interior Design, Public Affairs, Economist and IT. Locations for these vacancies typically include DC, Chicago, Maryland, Virginia, New York, Charleston, and San Francisco.

Contact: Apply to Pathways Internship at USAJOBS; For more information see the State Department.


U.S. State Department Scholarships to Study Abroad 
The Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Abroad Program Application deadline typically in December or January.

Offers merit-based scholarships to spend an academic year in countries that may include Bosnia & Herzegovina, Egypt, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mali, Morocco, Oman, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Tunisia, and Turkey. This program increases understanding between people in the United States and people in countries with significant Muslim populations. Students live with host families, attend local high schools, do community service, and complete a capstone project. Visit for more information.

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program (CBYX)
Offers merit-based scholarships to spend an academic year in Germany. The program was established in 1983 to celebrate German-American friendship based on common values of democracy. Students live with host families, attend local schools, and participate in community life in Germany. For more information and application deadlines, visit the organization in charge of recruitment for your state at

Center for Disease Control (CDC) Student Worksite Experience Program

Unpaid internships for students at least 16 years of age. For students interested in mathematics, statistics, epidemiology, public health or communication. A variety of opportunities available, with specific opportunities at the National Center for Health Statistics in Hyattsville, MD.

Contact: Click here for more information

Catholic Campaign for Human Development Internship (USCCB)

Paid internships available for 10-20 hours/week during the school year and 20-40 hours/week. For students with an interest in community service with leadership, writing and communications skills. Preferred candidates will be committed to learning more about Catholic social teaching. Students will be placed in Washington, DC for the academic year, with summer opportunities in dioceses throughout the U.S.

Contact: Notify Mr. DeLuca before applying, and for information see:


U.S. Office of Personnel Management

The website listed below is the official job site of the U.S. Federal Government, and you can use it to search for job an internship opportunities listed by OPM.

Office of Naval Research
Science & Engineering Apprentice Program (SEAP)

The ONR seeks qualified high school students interested in pursuing science and engineering careers. Academically talented students with demonstrated interest and achievement in science and mathematics
are placed in U.S. Department of the Navy laboratories for eight weeks, and Navy engineers and scientists serve as mentors.

Participants must commit to 8 weeks and will receive a stipend.


NIH Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research (SIP)

Qualified students spend eight weeks assisting in research projects, mentored and supervised by leading biomedical scientists in Bethesda, Baltimore, or Frederick, MD.

Students may receive a stipend for their work.


National Gallery of Art
Teen Summer Institute

The NGA program is intended for students with a strong interest in art, art history, and museums. Students are introduced to a range of art careers.

Contact: Click here for more information

Catholic Charities D.C.
Catholic Charities has a summer internship program for students who are enrolled in a bachelor's degree program, particularly those who attended DC Catholic high schools.  
Contact: Click here for more information
Click here for the volunteer portal.
Smithsonian Institution Internship Program

To be eligible, a student must be at least 16 and has completed two years of high school.

Contact: for a complete list of openings and applications.

Boston University
Research Internship in Science & Engineering

This is a six-week program for students entering grade 12 in the fall. Successful applicants will work in a lab conducting scientific research under the guidance of a faculty mentor.

Contact: Click here.

Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab
ASPIRE High School Mentoring Program

High school students pursue a research project under the direction of an APL scientist. Most projects require a year-long commitment, but occasionally a summer project may be available. Click here

Contact: If interested, please see Mr. Hal DeLuca.

National Security Agency (Stokes Opportunity for Rising Seniors)

15 hours per week

If you are interested in pursuing a career in computer science or computer/electrical engineering, look at this opportunity, click here.

Contact: Please see Mr. Hal DeLuca for contact information.