"My PENCIL Fellows experience was extraordinary. At Estée Lauder, I learned about competitive research, product development, and even worked on classified projects! And I learned that you can be successful, as long as you put your best foot forward and try your hardest.”
-Tysha Vulcain-Murrell, 2013 PENCIL Fellow
Academic skills alone won’t fully prepare today’s students for future success.
PENCIL Fellows prepares high school juniors and seniors for college and careers by introducing them to essential habits like planning and goal-setting; skills like résumé-writing and interviewing; and hands-on internship opportunities at leading New York City businesses.
Join the hundreds of New Yorkers who are helping our students unleash their potential, and make a difference that will last a lifetime.
Nearly 600 Students have successfully finished the program over the past five years—a completion rate of more than 95%
A Highly Selective Program
A Mutually Beneficial RelationshipA six-week paid internship allows Fellows to develop critical workplace skills, build a professional network and provide businesses with support on projects such as:
Resources for Businesses
The PENCIL Fellows Program offers area businesses the unique opportunity to hire and mentor New York City public high school students.
Learn how you can hire a PENCIL Fellow and make a difference in the life of a deserving NYC high school student.
Resources for Schools and Students
The PENCIL Fellows Program provides promising New York City public high school students with essential career readiness training that culminates with paid, full-time, six-week summer internships at leading businesses in a range of industries across the five boroughs.
How to present your experience and make yourself stand out on paper.
The 2015 Student Application is now available! Apply here.