The Jane Street Academy of Math and Programming (AMP) is a five-week summer program for recent high school graduates interested in math and computer science. AMP provides a rigorous and interactive STEM curriculum focused on mathematics, computer programming, data analysis, and game theory.
Learning, teaching, and problem solving are core tenets of Jane Street’s culture — and this program is part of our commitment to give as many people as possible access to excellent educational opportunities.
Applications for AMP 2024 will open soon. If you’d like to stay up to date on upcoming program information, register your details here.
AMP is for 2024 high school graduates who are interested in math and computer science, and have experienced barriers to accessing advanced STEM educational opportunities. Applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S.
AMP begins in July 2024 and lasts for five weeks. Official program dates and location will be announced soon!
There is no cost to attend AMP. Tuition, housing, meals, travel to and from the program, and organized social activities will be covered by Jane Street.
Jane Street will award a $5000 scholarship to each AMP participant to support their future educational opportunities.
Summer days at AMP are rigorous and rewarding — full of interactive classes, game playing, and problem solving that are guided by excellent instructors and teaching assistants. Students receive attentive support through all courses with a student-to-teacher ratio of less than 4:1.
During the week, you’ll be in session from 9:00am - 5:00pm, which includes classes, office hours, meals and snack breaks, problem sets, guest speaker sessions, and of course, plenty of puzzles and games like Figgie®. Once classes are done, you might find yourself playing games at the residences (dorm-like facilities where other AMP students and teaching assistants can hang out), exploring with your fellow students, or heading to study hours.
Weekends are largely independent, although AMP staff will plan some fun events if you wish to attend.
Daily AMP schedule
8:30am: Grab breakfast and head to class.
9:00am - 12:00pm: Take a deep dive into number theory or combinatorics.
12:00 - 1:00pm: Enjoy lunch with other AMP students.
1:00 - 2:30pm: Learn about efficient algorithms, or how to use coding to solve mathematical puzzles.
2:30 - 4:00pm: Collaborate with other students and instructors on problem sets during study hour.
4:00 - 5:00pm: Enjoy a guest speaker or learn how to play Figgie.
6:00pm: Head to a Mets game, see a Broadway show, or explore NYC!
Coming from a high school where not many people loved CS or math, it felt amazing to be able to talk to so many incredibly intelligent people with similar interests.”
Emily, 2022 AMP attendee
I was introduced to topics and potential career fields that I don't think I would have known about if I wasn't lucky enough to be a part of AMP.”
Sukie, 2022 AMP attendee
Being surrounded by people from similar backgrounds and interests at AMP showed me that it's never too late to improve. From AMP, I learned that through hard work and consistency, I can reach the level of success I envision for myself.”
Ashley, 2022 AMP attendee
For prospective staff
AMP wouldn’t be possible without the hardworking educators who give our students an exciting and challenging experience. We rely on our educators to provide a welcoming and supportive educational environment for all students throughout the program.
We’re currently looking for a number of educators to join our AMP 2024 summer staff. This temporary opportunity is perfect for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as teachers or professors, looking to work over their summer break.
All staff are expected to be engaged on-site, Monday through Friday, and may occasionally need to provide academic support in the evening or during extracurricular activities and excursions. Staff must also arrive one week before the program begins for orientation and set up. A number of staff, including teaching assistants, will also act as residential advisors (although housing is provided for all staff) and should plan for additional hours as needed. Jane Street values the quality of our instruction, and we compensate our high-caliber educators accordingly.
The staff application deadline is January 14, 2024. We recommend applying sooner rather than later.
This program is intended for incoming first-year undergraduate students who have experienced barriers to access and opportunity within advanced STEM educational experiences. Our definition of such barriers is broad; they could be related to personal circumstances or financial hardship. We acknowledge the breadth of challenges that could lead a high-achieving student to be under resourced or under exposed to advanced STEM studies. Examples include, but are not limited to: being a first-generation college student, identifying with an underrepresented ethnic/racial minority group, receiving free/reduced lunch, being Pell Grant eligible, having a notable need for financial assistance, attending an under-resourced or rural school, coming from a marginalized community, or experiencing personal hardship. This list is not exhaustive, and we encourage any student who is interested and believes they fit the criteria for the program to apply.
Students must be incoming first-year undergraduate students (high school class of ‘23) and planning to enroll full-time in a four-year undergraduate program either Fall 2024 or Winter 2025. Students planning a gap year for the 2024-2025 school year are eligible to apply. Participants must be authorized to be employed in the U.S. without visa sponsorship.
We expect the program to be inclusive of intellectually curious students who are excited by the opportunity to further their studies within math and computer science. Everyone will have different interests and personal experiences, but share a love for math and/or computer science.
You do not have to attend high school in the US to attend AMP. However, students attending AMP must be authorized to work in the US. If you are residing outside of the US, please ensure that you meet this requirement before applying. Please note that you must have work authorization by the time you apply for AMP. At this time, Jane Street is unable to provide sponsorship for employment at AMP, and is unable to accept applicants who are eligible for CPT, OPT, or other sponsored forms of US work authorization. Individuals are unable to participate in AMP on ESTA or a B1/B2 visitor visa.
Unfortunately, we are unable to proceed with applications for individuals who require sponsorship for a US work visa, whether immediately or at some point in the future, including for CPT or OPT. Most tourist and temporary worker visas require sponsorship or endorsement from an employer. At this time, Jane Street is not able to provide sponsorship for participation in AMP, and is unable to accept applicants who are eligible for CPT, OPT, or other sponsored forms of US work authorization. Additionally, individuals are unable to participate in AMP on ESTA or a B1/B2 visitor visa.
Unlike our other in-house programs, AMP is unable to accept applicants who require sponsorship for a US work visa either now or in the future, including for CPT or OPT. If you are unsure of your US work authorization status, we encourage you to contact your personal immigration counsel. Please note that you must have work authorization by the time you apply for AMP. Individuals are unable to participate in AMP on ESTA or a B1/B2 visitor visa.
AMP is for students with a demonstrated interest and enthusiasm for math and/or computer science. This likely means you took the most advanced courses your high school offered in these subject areas (level will vary by student and school — that’s ok)! More than likely you are considering a major in math, CS, or an adjacent field.
We expect students will have had varied exposure to this subject matter, but share an intellectual curiosity, love for problem solving, and deep desire and determination to learn something new, even when it’s challenging.
To apply to AMP, we ask that you submit a brief application along with your resume. Following your submission, you may be invited to complete a take-home assessment. The assessment questions are written to showcase how you think, not what you already know. Many of the questions don’t have “one right answer.” The assessment is not meant to be overwhelming or intimidating, rather fun and challenging! Finally, you may be invited for a quick call with an AMP team member.
We care a lot more about the content of your resume than we do about its formatting. We want to learn about your interests, achievements, and what kept you busy throughout high school. There are many basic resume templates online that might be a helpful place to start.
Please include your full name, contact info, high school, high school graduation year, college/university you will be attending this fall, and your declared or intended major(s). If you are undeclared, indicate this and share the various studies you are considering. If you have not committed to a school, share information about admission decisions.
Here are examples of information you might include on a resume (all optional): awards, special recognitions, scholarships, athletics, clubs, community service, leadership roles, internships, other employment, summer academic programs, enrichment activities, academic competitions, college or career prep programs, honors and advanced coursework (e.g., APs, IBs, college-level), GPA, test scores, research, personal STEM projects, hobbies, and special interests.
AMP is hosted in person in New York City. At this time, there is no option to attend AMP virtually.
Students will live together in a dorm-like facility for the duration of the program, along with our teaching assistants and residential advisors. All residents will follow the housing policies outlined by both the housing facility and the AMP program, inclusive of curfews. More detailed information and a packing list will be shared with participants.
In order to secure your spot, you will be required to confirm that you are available for the duration of the program. If AMP’s program dates do not work with your calendar, you may want to consider Jane Street’s Unboxed program which is a shorter and more flexible option. Learn more about Unboxed and other Jane Street programs here.
Students should be graduating from high school in 2024 prior to the start of AMP. Students who have graduated in 2023 and have not yet started their undergraduate studies are eligible to attend AMP.
No, you don't need to know how to code. Our curriculum is built to allow for different levels of proficiency in computer science.
This is a temporary six-week summer opportunity and is perfect for undergraduate and graduate students as well as teachers or professors looking to work over their summer break.
Yes, you are more than welcome to apply for an internship or full-time position after the program has ended.
Yes, Jane Street Academy of Math and Programming (AMP) will provide housing and meals for Instructors and Teaching Assistants for the duration of your time here. We will also cover travel to and from the program.
Yes, rising sophomores through seniors interested in STEM are encouraged to apply for the teaching assistant roles.
Yes, all AMP staff must be authorized to be employed in the US without visa sponsorship. Please note that you must have work authorization by the time you apply for AMP. At this time, Jane Street is unable to provide sponsorship for employment at AMP, and is unable to accept applicants or staff who are eligible for CPT, OPT, or other sponsored forms of US work authorization.
Unfortunately, we are unable to proceed with applications for individuals who require sponsorship for a US work visa, whether immediately or at some point in the future, including for CPT or OPT. Most tourist and temporary worker visas require sponsorship or endorsement from an employer. At this time, Jane Street is not able to provide sponsorship for employment at AMP, and is unable to accept staff who are eligible for CPT, OPT, or other sponsored forms of US work authorization. Additionally, individuals are unable to participate in AMP on ESTA or a B1/B2 visitor visa.
Staff must be authorized to be employed in the U.S. without a visa sponsorship.