Student Opportunities

The African American Youth Leadership Conference (AAYLC) wants to build a network of youth input to influence the conference’s program by providing a valuable youth prospective on the issues of today. Students will share their voice on a variety of topics and work to create a plan of action for the AAYLC.  The benefits to students include: having a direct role in improving the AAYLC for all students, gaining important leadership, public speaking, decision making and team skills, access to a network of the organization's leaders, mentors, presenters, and other community leaders, and adding value to resumes and college applications.  For more information and registration:  AAYLC Student Ambassador

AAYLC Student Ambassador

Apply: Open for Students

The Colorado Springs Philharmonic is seeking a highly motivated, creative, innovative intern looking to gain experience and knowledge of social media marketing in a nonprofit performing arts setting. The ideal applicant will possess knowledge of the social media landscape including, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Google +, Meetup, and other social media sites. The intern will be responsible for posting, monitoring and maintaining social media sites, while working to increase online presence. For more information and registration:  COS Philharmonic

Colorado Springs Philharmonic

Apply: Accepting Cover letters/Resumes now

Do you enjoy hands-on exposure to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Science) activities?  This technical club is continuously seeking students in the 6th - 12th grades to join.  Entrepreneur Nation (EN) prides itself on providing practical opportunities for program participants to apply and prove their mastery of entrepreneurial skills with “real world” projects.  For more information:  Entrepreneur Nation   

The Entrepreneur Nation

Available Now:  Open for New Students

Youth Documentary Academy (“YDA”) is an intensive, seven-week summer documentary filmmaking fellowship serving teenagers in Southern Colorado from ages 14-18. From initial concept to final edit and distribution, you will learn the process of documentary filmmaking, including hands-on training with digital cameras, sound recording, lighting and interviewing, and digital editing. Working in teams, you will direct your own short documentary film around a topic that you are interested in.  For more information and application:  YDA

Youth Documentary Academy

Application Opens: January 2020

Free for Kids invites young audiences to hear the Philharmonic with complimentary admission for ages 7-17. Free for Kids is made possible in part by the support of GE Johnson Construction Company and annual gifts from other generous donors.  Up to two Free for Kids tickets are available per regular-price adult ticket. Free for Kids tickets may be requested in person at the Pikes Peak Center Box Office.  For more information: Colorado Springs Philharmonic

Colorado Springs Philharmonic

FREE Shows for Kids: January 26, 2020 - May 17, 2020

This year's theme is Vision 20/20!  Show us your take on this year’s theme by entering Pikes Peak Library District’s 13th Annual Art Contest! What is your vision? Or maybe you have a neat perspective on how hindsight is 20/20. Be creative and let us see how Vision 20/20 inspires you! Prizes are awarded to top finishers in Middle School and High School categories.  For more information and application: PPLD Teen Art Contest

Deadline: February 16, 2020

Leading Edge is Leadership Pikes Peak's comprehensive community leadership program developed specifically for high school teens (current sophomores and juniors). They believe that civic engagement and leadership are skills that should be developed early in life through self-discovery and hands-on experiences. Leading Edge students gain an understanding of themselves, their communities, and their city through networking interactions with community leaders, exploration of local agencies and organizations, and leadership skill development curriculum.  For more information and application:  Leading Edge

Leading Edge Program

Application Deadline: April 15, 2020

Colorado Springs Fire Department (CSFD) is currently in the process of building an eligibility list for an anticipated academy around February 2021 for Entry Level Firefighter and Entry Level Firefighter Paramedic.   For more information:  Colorado Springs FD  

Colorado Springs Fire Department

Deadline to Apply:  August 31, 2020

South Metro Fire Rescue (SMFR)/MetCom is currently accepting applications for an exciting and challenging career opportunity in their premier and accredited 911 regional communications center with state-of-the-art equipment! They are seeking highly motivated individuals with a flexible schedule to fill our full time Dispatcher positions.  For more information:  South Metro Fire Rescue  

South Metro Fire Rescue Authority

Available Now:  Open until positions are filled

The Colorado Springs Fire Explorer Program provides an exposure to careers in the Fire Service and Emergency Medical Service (EMS) for youths ages 14-21.  For more information:  Fire Explorer Program   

Colorado Springs Fire Explorer (Boys & Girls)

Deadline to Apply:  January 2021


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