I'm a rising junior (going into 11th grade) and have a great desire to find and participate in a programming internship while I am still at high school. I have a lot of free time during the school year. During summer I am generally free. Grades are not an issue.
A big issue with finding a job during high school is legal. For reference, I live in Massachusetts and I am 16 years old, so I am legally allowed to obtain a work permit which doesn't prohibit programming jobs. I'm unsure what to do at this point, as there are no opportunities available in my state involving what I'd like to do.
Has anyone gone through this process? How can I achieve my goal of finding a programming internship?
Thus is not a duplicate of the engineering internship at 16 question because the answers to that question primarily pertain to Engineering, not Programming. Also, the answers seem to all give one answer "networking". I do not really have "networks"/people to contact.