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Summer/Community Opportunities

Summer Opportunities

Minnesota Institute for Talented Youth (MITY) is offering over 100 unique classes in STEM, humanities, and the fine arts, all taught by experienced educators through their program called our Expand Your Mind (EYM) for current 8-11 graders.  Small class sizes, field trips and a focus on experiential learning empowers students to pursue their passions with peers from around the world who share their interests.   To learn more about the program, click here: or contact Erica Brewinski with MITY at or 651-243-2221.

Scrubs Camp

Jumpstart a career in nursing, microbiology, athletic training or another area of healthcare. Learn about a growing field, make new friends and experience college life at a four-day camp for students entering grades 9-12 Fall 2024.

The majority of the camp’s courses are held on campus at Minnesota State University Moorhead. This program is co-sponsored by Essentia Health and Minnesota State Community and Technical College.

Click HERE to learn more!

Herdina Academy for Construction Trades 

This is a two-week experience for young people ages 15+ to learn through hands-on tasks related to the construction industry.

This year’s camp runs from June 3-7 and June 10-14. Students aged 15+ are eligible to attend the camp. Camp starts at 8:00am each morning and is typically done around 4:00pm. Camp will mainly be at the M-State Moorhead campus this year.

Students are able to apply for three college credits and have scholarship opportunities.

Learn more here: 


ND Boys State - June 9-14, 2024

North Dakota State College of Science Wahpeton campus.

North Dakota Boys State is where young men become leaders and leaders develop even greater potential. Through a learn-by-doing government simulation, attendees run for office, form their own state government, and assume the roles of disaster managers, legislators, and serve as the voice of North Dakota’s youth. North Dakota Boys State alumni include state leaders in business, law, medicine, former and current Members of Congress, not to mention former governor and United States Senator John Hoeven, former Governor and United States Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer, and legendary championship Chicago Bulls and L.A. Lakers coach Phil Jackson.  For more information and an application click here  

ND Girls State - June 9-14, 2024

University of North Dakota campus.

Many 17-year-olds would say that learning about government is dull and boring; past participants would tell you that ALA Girls State is one place that learning about government is anything but boring. Here’s why: Instead of sitting through lengthy lectures “citizen” learn about city, county and state government by actually running for offices, holding elections, writing ordinances/laws, and various other activities.  Citizens don’t just hear about the government process- they are the process.  For more information click here  

Athletic, Culinary, and STEM Summer Programs available at NDSCS!

Visit to learn more!

Work and play in Medora! Hiring for the summer of 2024!

 The Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation (TRMF) offers a wide variety of jobs in a friendly and diverse work environment.

  • Internships: TRMF is excited to offer paid internships – and summer work – in several areas including: theatre, equine sciences, hospitality, accounting, marketing, non-profit management, culinary, golf management, and more.
  • Scholarships: Each year approximately 25 scholarships (ranging from $1,000 to $1,500) are awarded to seasonal employees who have demonstrated outstanding work qualities, leadership and good character.
  • Life Skills Center: When you join the TRMF, you join a family. A family that works together and plays together. The Life Skills Center is our family’s headquarters. It’s fully equipped with an employee lounge / video game room, cafeteria, workout facility, and music rooms.

Get more information and apply HERE or call 1-800-MEDORA-1.

North Dakota Governor’s School 

North Dakota Governor's Schools is a six-week residential program for scholastically motivated North Dakota high school sophomores and juniors.  Students live, work, and have fun on NDSU's campus.  Governor's Schools academic programs offer high-quality, concentrated instruction from NDSU faculty through classroom experiences, discussion groups, labs, field trips, and other activities. Visit for more information and to apply!

North Dakota Leadership Seminar (NDLS) May 31-June 2, 2024

University of Jamestown

Open to current Sophomores and is FREE! (Free room and board, food and activities). This seminar encourages volunteerism, leadership skills, and building confidence in yourself. Deadline to apply is April 1st. Register online at – click on the “Registration” tab, then “Register for Seminar”. Please visit the Counseling Center with questions! 


U of M Crookston

Click here for the application and additional information!

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards is open to current sophomores and juniors. Students who want to apply should be looking to develop leadership skills, they should be involved in school activities, they should have volunteer and/or work experience, and they should have good academic records. 

Community Opportunities

Sanford Health MEdX - Deadline is 04.26.2024

Sanford MedX - HS offers high school juniors and seniors in Fargo, West Fargo, Moorhead, and nearby areas an exclusive glimpse into health care. Prepare to explore various health care careers, from the familiar to the mysterious, through engaging activities, informative presentations, and enlightening tours.

Click here to learn more: 

This program is highly sought after, so plan ahead and commit fully before submitting your application!

West Fargo Police Safety Cadet Unit 

The West Fargo Police Safety Cadet Unit is a unique career exploration program for young men and women ages 14 to 20. The program provides educational training for young adults on the purposes, mission and objectives of law enforcement. The program provides career orientation experiences, leadership opportunities and community service activities. The primary goals of the program is to help young adults choose a career path within law enforcement and to challenge them to become responsible citizens of their communities and the nation.  

Click here to learn more:


Bethany Homes

Bethany Homes is offering CNA and CPR classes this Fall and Winter.  Click here to learn more:

JA Inspire Virtual Career Expo

JA Inspire Virtual Career Expo is an online career fair for middle and high school students made possible through a collaboration of educators, industry leaders from our local and regional communities, and Junior Achievement.  Registration is now open for this FREE event!

JA Inspire Virtual Career Expo Registration Form

Contact Sharon Severson at with any questions. 

Prudential Spirit of Community Award

This award was created to recognize students grades 5-12 who have made meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service. Awards are presented annually on the local, state, and national level. If you feel you have made or are currently making a difference in the community through volunteerism, click HERE and start your application today! 


Drone Pilot Ground School and Scholarship Opportunity

Available to students age 16 and older - this is an opportunity to learn how to fly a drone commercially! Any student can go online to Drone Pilot Ground School and take an in-depth test prep course for the FAA's certification exam to be a commercial drone pilot. Students can also apply for the scholarship, which will waive the $299 test prep fee! Also, the first 100 scholarship recipients will receive the FAA exam for free - usual cost of $150. If you are interested in this course, and would like to apply for the scholarship, you can go directly to the scholarship page to learn more and to apply!