Other than summer programs....

<p>What else is a good thing to do in the summer after sophomore year?</p>

<p>work, volunteer, take a class at a local community college...</p>

<p>Thanks! I'm looking into volunteering.... does anybody have any ideas for that? I'd prefer in a hospital, but I don't meet the age requirement. :/ are there any other similar jobs?
Or, helping to teach a local class or researching at a local college. Anybody know how to get started with those?</p>

<p>Is there a science museum in your town/city? That is a great place to volunteer.</p>

<p>Also, here is a pretty awesome thread on how to get a summer research position at a local college:
<a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/summer-programs/1063234-how-apply-independent-research-internships.html?highlight=research%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/summer-programs/1063234-how-apply-independent-research-internships.html?highlight=research&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>I approached a doctor about doing research. </p>

<p>I'd suggest you go to your local college, hospital or whatever and ask around if anyone is doing research. Online you can surely find professor bio's about their current research.</p>