Summer Opportunities

USHLI Accepting Applications for

MillerCoors Scholars-21st Century Leaders 
Internship Program 

The United States Hispanic Leadership Institute (USHLI) is currently accepting applications for its MillerCoors Scholars-21st Century Leaders Internship program.  During the 10-week paid internship students will engage local, county, state, and federal officials in discussions of public policy including but not limited to education, employment, and immigration.  The performance-based compensation internship program promotes civic engagement while enabling students to earn up to $2,500.


To be eligible students must be enrolled in college or accepted for fall enrollment.   


The internship requires a mandatory training in Chicago, Illinois, May 17-19, 2013. The internship program will officially begin May 20, 2013 and concludes August 2, 2013. The student must commit to the two (2) days of orientation/training and ten (10) uninterrupted weeks of the internship in order to be considered.


The complete application must be postmarked by May 3, 2013. The application is not considered complete until all required information is received. Mail all requirements listed to: USHLI, 431 S. Dearborn, Suite 1203, Chicago, IL 60605.

For more information, students interested in applying for the internship are encouraged to contact Dulce Diaz at:

During the last six years, the MillerCoors Scholars-21st Century Leaders have registered over 127,000 new voters, mostly in the Chicago/Cook County area and mostly newly naturalized citizens.  Upon completion of the internship, students attend USHLI’s Annual Dinner in August as our Guests of Honor and the student with the largest number of new registrations is recognized as The Outstanding Intern of the Year.


For more information about USHLI, please click on
2013 Wild Life Safari Park ‐Part‐Time Seasonal
Employment Opportunities
Do you want to work at the #1 Tourist Attraction in Nebraska?
Do you have Doorly Pride?
Do you have excellent communiction skills?
Do you have great customer service skills?
If you would like to work in a fun, fast paced environment, are at least 16 years of age or older and
able to work a flexible schedule including weekends and holidays ‐ we are looking for you!
Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium is accepting applications for part-time employment at the
Wild Life Safari Park. On‐Line applications ONLY
January 1, 2013 through March 14, 2013.
Positions are from mid‐spring through mid‐fall. These positions are part‐time seasonal only.
To apply, go to, Career/Volunteer
Please complete the online application and email to
Additional Summer Opportunities
  • is used primarily by 2-year and 4-year college students to find internships, may have have ideas for high school students to consider
  • NEworks lists jobs and allows you to post resumes
  • SCC’s Transitions Lab assists students who scored low on the COMPASS test to use online modules to refresh/boost skills to improve their COMPASS scores to avoid remedial classes.  Call 402.437.2660 for more info.

Scholarship Reminders

Seniors are reminded that ScholarshipQuest and the national scholarship searches continue to post new scholarships that they are receiving. There are also several scholarships that have been posted previously but students have not been completing apps for. Remember to check for such scholarships as the ones listed below:

LPS Summer School

Beginning Monday, April 22nd, you will be able to access the Summer School Registration Booklet at under the Instructional Departments category. Summer school classes will be held May 30th through July 11th.Students may not have more than 3 absences from summer school. High school summer school is open to students who were in grades 9-12 during the 2012-13 school year. Tuition for LPS students is as follows:

  • $65 * 2.5 credit hours
  • $130 * 5 credit hours
  • $30 * Each additional 2.5 credit course
  • $60 * Each additional 5.0 credit course

Registration dates for summer school are listed below:

  • Week of April 22nd: LPS Seniors only
  • Week of April 29th: LPS Seniors and Juniors only
  • Week of May 6th:P All LPS students & non-LPS students
  • May 17th: Last day to accept and enter registrations at LSW.

Students interested in summer school should visit with their counselors to complete the registration form. For students with IEPS, they will need to check with their IEP managers for appropriate courses to register for.

Clarence Rhodes Scholarship

The University of Nebraska – Lincoln chapter of Phi Delta Theta will be awarding two $500 scholarships to male high school students planning to attend the University of Nebraska – Lincoln during the 2013-2014 academic school year. The Clarence Rhodes Scholarship will be awarded to the students who best embody the three cardinal principles of Phi Delta Theta: Friendship, Sound Learning, and Moral Rectitude. The scholarship and application process does not require membership in Phi Delta Theta. Click here to access scholarship.  Applications are due April 15th, 2013. Please submit your completed application to:  Phi Delta Theta – Nebraska Alpha Chapter, 1545 R St.,  Lincoln, NE 68508 or you can email your application to

Oxford X Program

Students (ages 16-18) of are invited to apply for a place on Oxford X, a prestigious forum being held in August 2013 in Oxford. Oxford X brings together some of the United Kingdom’s finest lecturers who are leaders in their fields from the universities of Oxford, Cambridge and the London School of Economics to provide an unparalleled educational experience surrounding pertinent issues across the globe.

The program provides an unrivaled experience of the educational rigour at the United Kingdom’s top universities, whilst also providing participants with a unique and authentic experience of student life in Oxford. Participants will reside within Balliol College, experience the various organized excursions within Oxford and meet like-minded peers from a diverse background. Oxford X provides an unrivaled opportunity to enhance one’s education, whilst providing an invaluable insight vital for preparation to apply to the UK’s leading universities. This rewarding experience provides a unique stepping-stone to Oxford University, Cambridge University and the LSE; enrollment in the can be discussed in interviews, personal statements and university applications. Indeed, the content of the forum is particularly useful and relevant for those individuals considering applying for the following courses at university:

  • ·  Economics & Management
  • ·  Economics
  • ·  Politics, Philosophy & Economics
  • ·  Politics
  • ·  History
  • ·  Geography
  • ·  International Relations
  • ·  European Studies

Lecture topics are diverse, and are at a standard suitable for A-level (or equivalent qualifications); further details of the forum, lecturers, excursions and topics can be found on the website . An information pack is also available to download at

Should you have any questions about the forum or the application procedure, please contact Caroline Davis at


Summer Job Opportunities

The Lincoln YMCA currently has openings for summer/seasonal lifeguards and swim instructors and summer childcare staff. Both job listings require applicants to have previous experience working with youth and being at least 16 years of age. Complimentary Y membership is available to qualified staff members. Apply online at

Goodwill is hiring part-time retail team members at a starting wage of $7.50 with experience and/or education. Must have accurate cash handling skills. The Computer Electronics location is seeking qualified applicants who are comfortable using Windows XP and having experience with basic hardware and general software installation. Apply online at Applications must be completed prior to attending group interviews on Wednesdays at 10 am.


Lincoln Area Spring College Fair

The Lincoln Area Spring College Fair will be held on April 14th at SCC’s Lincoln Campus from 1 to 3 pm. Register for a barcode at Print the barcode and take it to the College Fair. College reps will scan your barcode – saving you from completing college interest forms.  Check out the list of participating colleges and Questions to Ask at a College Fair.

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Smithsonian Latino Center’s Young Ambassadors Program

The Smithsonian Latino Center’s Young Ambassadors Program (YAP) fosters the next generation of Latino leaders in the arts, sciences, and humanities via the Smithsonian Institution and its resources. YAP a college preparatory and leadership program encourages graduating high school seniors to explore a wide range of academic and career opportunities through the lens of the Latino experience.

Up to 24 students are selected for an all-expense paid, interdisciplinary training seminar in Washington, D.C., and a four-week paid internship in a museum and cultural institution in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, including Smithsonian-affiliated organizations.

 Those selected to participate have demonstrated an interest in and commitment to the arts, sciences, or humanities as it pertains to Latino communities and cultures. Through this program, Latino youth are empowered to develop leadership and academic skills and foster pride in their own cultural heritage.

family Eligibility & Qualifications
Admission is competitive. To be eligible for the program, you must:
1. Be a high school senior graduating in 2013
2. Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States with a valid Social Security Number at the time of application
3. Have a minimum weighted cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale
4. Be fluent in English
5. Commit to participate in the one-week training seminar at the Smithsonian Institution and complete a four-week summer internship
6. Be enrolled full-time in a degree-seeking program at an accredited community college, college, or university (enrollment will be verified for the Fall 2013).
The application guide can be found here: Application.
Deadline is April 12, 2013

Army ROTC Scholarship

Juniors in high school can start applying now for a scholarship with the Army ROTC Program.  Click here  to view instructions.   The scholarship will cover 100% tuition, $1,200 a year for books, and a monthly stipend starting at $300.  Exact dates for the boards are to be determined, but they are usually in October of this year and January and February of next year.  Students are encouraged to apply now if they are considering Creighton or UNO Omaha to receive assistance in being competitive for all three boards.  Seniors interested in the program can also contact Captain Minder, who will work with them through the summer to ensure that they are competitive for a campus based scholarship since they have missed the deadline to apply online for the national scholarship. Students may visit the Facebook page (shown below) to have a better understanding of what our Cadets do.

 There are various scholarships and ways to join the program. Contact Captain Minder at or 402-280-1154 for more info about the Blackwolves ROTC.