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β€’ 06/02/2020 at 10:13PM

Any suggestions on remote summer internship and research opportunities for high school juniors, 2020?

I am a high school junior at Mexico City and internships here, even without considering the current pandemic, are impossible to find. I am interested in physics/astronomy/astrophysics/mathematics/economics. Do you have any ideas of research or internship opportunities I may be able to get for summer 2020?

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β€’ 06/03/2020 at 02:37AM

Hi! Although I'm not from the area so I'm not aware of anything, I reccomend talking to someone about it like a science teacher. Also, if theres a company/business in your area with a focus on these interests, you might do a cold call and be able to get an internship, even if they aren't advertising for one. I wanted to get an internship this summer at a business I am interested in, and they had nothing available on their website, but when I called them they said they could work something out and I got an internship. Basically just be super proactive. It will probably backfire sometimes, but it will pay off in the end.

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[🎀 AUTHOR]@RaTe06/03/2020 at 04:59PM

Thank you! When you called the business, did you have your CV at hand, or how did you go through the process?

@Paiger8206/03/2020 at 05:03PM

I didn't have one with me although it wouldn't hurt, they may ask about your experience then send you an application where you can give them a resume or CV. I would just think of the most impressive things/the things that apply to the job the most to tell them about.

β€’ 06/05/2020 at 08:01PM[edited]

Many US colleges offer summer online courses for college credit or online summer immersion programs where you can take special high-school oriented courses for completion. The cost varies but most of these programs offer financial aid if you need it :)

β€’ 06/05/2020 at 06:45AM

I would suggest you try volunteering virtually for the American Red Cross.