GOALS for Girls Summer Intensive

The GOALS Summer Intensive is a free STEM program for girls in eighth or ninth grade who are New York City residents and attend a school in the five boroughs. The program runs for six weeks, starting Monday July 9, 2018 and ending with an overnight on Friday August 17, 2018. in July and August of 2018. Eligible students must fill out an application for consideration.

The Summer Intensive exposes girls to a variety of skill-building experiences including:

  • Engaging in unique STEM experiments and projects at the Museum
  • Sharpening public-speaking skills by presenting to fellow students
  • Collaborating with peers from across New York City
  • Visiting various STEM organizations in the five boroughs
  • Learning about careers in STEM fields from women who will share their personal professional journeys

Girls who complete the Summer Intensive will receive recognition and continued support with:

  • A certificate of completion
  • Invitations to attend GOALS Forums throughout the school year
  • A network of like-minded young women who are interested in STEM careers and support one another’s pursuits
  • Recommendations to participate in other STEM programs in the city
  • An opportunity to take the next step in their college and career path by applying for an internship at the Museum

Application Info:

  • Click here for the 2018 GGSI Summer FlyerTo be considered for the Summer Intensive, students must meet the following criteria:
    • Identify as a female
    • Attend a school located in New York City
    • Live in one of the five boroughs
    • Be in eighth or ninth grade
    • Submit a completed application, school transcripts and a teacher recommendation
    • Attend an interview with a staff member of the Intrepid Museum
    • Commit to the full six weeks of the program

    Student Application includes:

    • Copies of official transcripts
    • Essay (choose one of three essay prompts)
    • Math or science teacher recommendation

Students can apply online or mail in a paper application. The online application may take 45–60 minutes to complete. Feel free to download the paper copy to formulate your answers before filling out the ONE-TIME (information cannot and will not be saved) online application.

Deadline for Student application and all supplemental materials and one teacher recommendation: March 19, 2018