Bergen County Academies, Senior Experience

Senior Experience Internship Program - 12th grade core full year – Throughout the school year, seniors devote the full day each Wednesday to an individualized internship and research experience. Students are involved in experiential learning opportunities, research, and project development in corporate, university, government and nonprofit institutions throughout the metropolitan area.

Students are supervised by mentors who are accomplished artists, architects, chefs, enginners, physicians, scientists, and other professionals working at these agencies. Student internship research projects are often comparable to university undergraduate courses.

Mentoring agencies in the BCA Senior Experience internship program include: American Museum of Natural History, Columbia University, Center for Craniofacial Regeneration, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Meadowlands Environmental Research Institute, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York University, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Program in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Rose Center for Earth and Space, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Rutgers WINLAB, Columbia University Medical Center, Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, Hackensack University Medical Center, Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center, Institute for Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Becton Dickinson, City College of New York Robotics Lab, Columbia University Laboratory for Unconventional Electronics, Mercedes-Benz, POWER Engineers, Stevens Institute of Technology, Suez Environment, Bloomberg, Columbia Records, Dinex Group, Eisai Pharmaceuticals, Federal Reserve Bank, Flatiron School, Hertz, Hilton Hotels and Resorts, Marriott International, Merrill Lynch, MLB Network, Morgan Stanley, New York Giants, Penguin Random House, Reckitt Benckiser, Samsung, Scholastic, Stepan Lipid Nutrition, Symrise, Takasago, American Ballet Theatre, Lucy Moses School at Kaufman Music Center, Media Center for Art History, Metropolitan Opera Guild, New York Philharmonic, Nordoff-Robbins Center for Music Therapy at NYU, Playwrights Horizons, PostWorks, Theatre Development Fund, and the York Theatre Company.

This program is a graduation requirement. Students earn (9) academic credits for their internship learning experience and research.