a year ago
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What challenging programs/extracurriculars/volunteering should I do during this pandemic? My internship got cancelled.

I'm interested in science, history, and English, and I love to volunteer. I had an internship at AMNH but it got cancelled due to the pandemic. I live in NY, and if anyone has any ideas or opportunities I would deeply appreciate it! (I'm entering my senior btw)

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11 months ago

Sorry to hear about the internship! Unfortunately, many students will be in the same boat. Is there anything you can do remotely for AMNH? Maybe a social media campaign, writing blog posts, or creating videos? Is there another organization you could reach out to that might need a remote intern?

Otherwise, you might consider remote volunteer tutoring, either as an individual, or through a community program. You might even put together a team of remote tutors to serve high-needs populations. You could also start a blog, podcast, or YouTube channel related to your interests.

Here are some other ideas of remote extracurriculars: https://blog.collegevine.com/extracurriculars-you-can-do-at-home/

Hope this helps, and best of luck!

a year ago

my internship at a college got cancelled as well! Thankfully I found another one making face shields. I recommend learning how to code a new language, for me I did Python and I think i will trade it for Java soon. There are a lot o free sites out there who will help u be familiar with the website even if it is not a respected professional website that can give you a certificate.


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