Laura Berlinsky-Schine 4 min read Internships

9 Remote Internships for High School Students

Internships are valuable experiences for high school students. They not only help your resume stand out to admissions committees and future employers, but also demonstrate that you’re spending your time outside of school learning about and delving into your passion. Furthermore, they teach you important skills that you’ll ultimately need in your chosen field.


Unfortunately, COVID-19 has impacted a number of opportunities and experiences, including internships. Many high school students who planned on interning in a work setting and gaining hands-on experience will no longer be able to do so due to social distancing rules. But that doesn’t mean you have to resort to twiddling your thumbs this summer. Here are nine remote high school internships to keep your learning and engaged — all still accepting applications.


9 Online Internships for High Schoolers

1. Academicly High School Marketing Internship


At this education tech (edTech) company, you’ll be able to join a growing marketing team, working closely with and supporting colleagues. Not only will you assist with marketing administrative needs, but you’ll also have the opportunity to create content for social media platforms and recruit fellow students to the platform, which connects students with colleges. The position is unpaid.


2. ActivityHero Content Marketing Internship


High school juniors and seniors can learn all about the exciting world of eCommerce by working with this online portal that connects parents with after-school activity providers and camps. You’ll gain hands-on experience in a startup environment and gain experience with business metrics and search engine optimization (SEO). The position is unpaid.


3. Education Development Center Summer Internship


The EDC is a global nonprofit dedicated to improving education, promoting health, and expanding economic opportunity. Reporting to the managing project director, the unpaid intern will work on projects such as helping develop online courses for the health care agency staff that serves populations disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS. You will also assist with identifying literature on emerging issues in the field.


4. EnergyMag Internship


Looking to help make the world a better place? Through EnergyMag’s internships, open to high school and college students, you’ll gain experience working in the renewable energy sector. You’ll gain research and analytical skills and work experience via half-time (2-8 weeks, 20 hours per week) or quarter-time (1-9 months, 8 hours per week) internships.

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5. The Game Haus Sports Journalism Internship


This sports and esports media startup company is the perfect (virtual) environment to learn about sports journalism. Interns will be writing, podcasting, and doing videography regularly, all while discovering the ins and outs of this exciting world. High school seniors (2019–2020 school year), college students, and others who are at least age 18 may apply.


6. MadlyLabs, Inc. Social Media Internship


From speaking with major media in New York City to interviewing beta testers to conducting social media research and creating content, there are plenty of opportunities for high school interns at MadlyLabs. The app was built by teens to “reduce anxiety and depression that is currently magnified by major social media platforms.”


7. PHC Group, LLC Mary Miller Summer Program


Rising high school seniors and new graduates can gain leadership skills and explore independent interests through this paid internship. Working under the guidance of the public health director, you’ll work on social media and community projects, as well as conduct research on social trends.


8. SportsHi Remote High School Marketing Ambassador


Interested in learning more about the high school sports community? Through SportsHi, a network run for students by students, you’ll gain experience in marketing and business analytics, working closely with the company and your own high school. After three months with the program, you’ll have the opportunity to receive a recommendation letter from the CEO.


9. Upkey Leadership & Career Readiness Internship


Upkey offers 1,000 new virtual internships to equip students with leadership and career readiness skills each quarter. Through project-based learning and micro-internships across different business functions, high school seniors and college students can gain skills and explore concepts such as financial literacy, multichannel marketing, understanding social equity, and more.


Tips for Finding a High School Internship


Looking for more opportunities? Remember that some internships aren’t advertised, and some in-person programs that can be made virtual. Also, some opportunities may not exist until you ask! Try contacting local businesses and members of your community to start. It’s also a good idea to tap into your network — teachers, family friends, former employers, and so on — to find out if they know of any opportunities.


While some existing in-person internships won’t translate well to a remote environment, some will. Try researching internships that might work as virtual experiences (particularly in marketing, media, and programming) and discussing the idea with program leaders as well. At the very least, you might gain a contact for future opportunities when in-person internships are possible again.


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Laura Berlinsky-Schine
Senior Blogger at CollegeVine
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Laura Berlinsky-Schine is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University, where she majored in Creative Writing and minored in History. She lives in Brooklyn, New York and works as a freelance writer specializing in education. She dreams of having a dog.