Summer programs in humanities, international affairs, law and communications

Stanford Summer Humanities Institute
Led by Stanford professors, the Summer Humanities Institute lets rising high school juniors and seniors explore the big questions at the heart of the humanities: How and when can ideas transform society? When is the use of force legitimate? How can we define the limits of individual rights?
Deadline:Applications will be available in Dec 2016.
Location: CA

Summer Investigative Reporting Workshop
Based at Boston University, the New England Center for Investigative Reporting’s Summer Investigative Reporting Workshop is a perfect opportunity for U.S. and international high school students to learn more about journalism, and explore the exciting city of Boston! Our award-winning faculty will help ensure that each student will be taught at a high level, and learn new and valuable skills at this summer high school journalism program.
Deadline: The application deadline is two weeks prior to the start of each session, depending on space. Session 1: June 26 – July 7, 2017; Session 2: July 10 – July 21, 2017; Session 3: July 24 – August 4, 2017
Location: Boston MA
Choose an area of interest:
Art History
Environmental Science
History Human Rights
Political Science
Studio Art
Web Development
Women's Studies

Newsroom by the Bay at Stanford
Our educational philosophy is grounded in the idea that students learn best by doing, and no one knows that better than our faculty and staff, who combine real-world experience with a thorough understanding of journalism fundamentals.
Our faculty are among the best journalism educators in the country. Guest speakers contribute insights and experience from the world of professional journalism and emerging media. Our talented team leaders are available day and night to help students both inside and outside the classroom. Our 1:8 ratio of faculty/staff to students enables us to be attentive to our students’ academic and personal needs.
Deadline: TBD, applications open in Nov 2016

Center for Bright Kids - Regional Talent Development Center
The Luminary Project is a three-week residential program held on campus for mature 8th-11th graders. Students focus on one intensive course of study for six hours a day that is an equivalent to one full year of honors level high school content or one semester of college content. Many schools consider these courses for high school credit, although CBK cannot guarantee this transfer. As much as students think hard in the accelerated courses, they play hard in this deepened residential experience. Many students find that life-long friends are made during this program, and full community weekend activities and trips are part of an energetic, structured residence life program.
Subjects include:
Quantum Mechanics: Surfing the Wave (M/S)
Poetry and the Human Experience (H)
Changing the World through Scientific Research (H or M/S)
Physiological Psychology—Brains and Behavior (M/S)
Bioengineering: Signal Processing and Control Systems in Robotics (M/S)
Logic, Ethics, and Philosophy (H or M/S)
Deadline: Application information will be posted in Jan 2017
Location:Denver, CO

Camp Psych
Camp Psych provides rising high school Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors a window into how psychological science works.
The goal of Camp Psych is to provide a window into how psychological science works. What are some of the major questions investigated by psychologists? Campers will get hands-on experiences that introduce them to research in psychology in a fun, challenging, and engaging environment. Campers will not simply learn about cutting edge issues and research in psychology; they will engage in research themselves. Perfect for students interested in psychology, this camp gives students an insider view of the field as well as preparation for college studies.
Deadline: Applications not yet open
Location: Gettysburg, PA

SUMMER @ ILLINOIS TECH - ‘Pyschology in Everyday Life’
This summer the Department of Psychology is offering "Psychology in Everyday Life" to introduce high school students to the profession of psychology. The workshop will be a rich learning experience designed to help students make the connection between psychological principles and human behavior in everyday life. Students will acquire a broad array of facts about the developing child, the aging adult, and everything else that occurs across the lifespan.
Deadline:Applications not yet open
Location: Chicago, IL

At the National Student Leadership Conference on International Diplomacy program for high school students, you will discover the complexities of the international system as you live the life of a diplomat in the United Nations Security Council and tackle the challenges that face our world.
Deadline: Enrolment now open
Location: American University, Washington DC/ Georgetown, Washington DC

UC Berkeley - Academic Talent Development Program
Subjects include:
SD3600The Writing Process
SD3602Reading for Creative Writing
SD3603Writing for High School
SD3604Analytical Writing
SD3606Advanced Creative Writing
SD3607Writing for College
SD3608Advanced Reading & Writing
SD3650Public Speaking
SD3652Social Psychology
SD3658The Practice of Law
SD3661Advanced Placement Psychology
SD3664Advanced Placement Economics
Deadline:Apply here-
Location: Berkeley, CA

Clinical Neuroscience Immersion Experience (CNI-X) at Stanford University
The Clinical Neuroscience Immersion Experience (CNI-X) 2016 at Stanford University is an intensive, week-long, summer program generally following junior year in high school. Interns are introduced to the amazing breadth of research found in the Stanford Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Packed back-to-back are sessions and lab trips seeing how creativity is visualized with brain waves, miniature human brains are grown in dishes, apps are used to treat eating disorders, sleep is studied in a laboratory, exercise impacts well-being, and much more.
Deadline:Applications for the Summer 2017 Program will open in Spring of 2017.