Unpaid Junior Internship and Leadership Program – Summer 2014

The Saint Louis Science Center is seeking mature, motivated, customer-oriented teens for the Junior Internship and Leadership Program.  The intern will have the opportunity to gain valuable pre-employment experience in a fun, educational setting.  Individual responsibilities and experiences may vary.  Successfully completing the internship can be a great item for resumes and college applications.  This internship does not guarantee employment at the Saint Louis Science Center.  Please note, space is limited in the Junior Internship and Leadership Program.  Applicants will be selected based on responses to questions listed on the Junior Internship Application and by interviews.  Deadline for applications is April 6, 2014 (new extended deadline!).  Applicants selected for interview will be notified on or before April 13, 2014.

Upon successful completion of the Summer 2014 program, interns may be qualified to continue their internship throughout the school year.  Interns may also have the opportunity to continue in the program as a mentor during the Summer 2015 program and beyond.  As a mentor, interns may assist with the training and supervision of new interns.  Interns may also have greater roles within their gallery as specified by their supervisor (program delivery and development; exhibit content research and development). 

The application period is now open.

Internship Dates:  June and July 2014

Orientation:  Thursday June 5 and Friday, June 6; 9:30am - 4pm.  Interns are expected to attend both days.

Internships begin:  Week of June 9.

Mid-Summer Professional Development:  Wednesday, July 9; 9:30am-1pm

Internships conclude:  Week of July 28.

Hours Expected:  8-16 hours per week.  Shifts are flexible and negotiable.  Must be available for varied hours, including weekends, evenings and holidays.

Building hours of operation are:  Mon. – Sat.  9:30-5:30; Sun. 11:00 – 5:30

Age Requirement:  Completed 9th – 12th grade (15-18 years old, not entered college)

Expectations:

  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively
  • Desire to share knowledge with others
  • Keen interest in science and/or science education
  • Responsible, Punctual, Dependable
  • Good physical stamina

Interns will interact directly with the public.  Activities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Facilitating table top activities with visitors throughout the galleries.
  • Assisting staff in galleries with exhibit interpretation and maintenance.
  • Providing positive customer service, including answering visitors’ questions (i.e. “Where’s the nearest restroom?” or “How does this exhibit work?”)
  • Other activities as assigned.

Evaluation: Supervisors will provide support throughout the summer/internship.  End of summer evaluations may include a narrative of the intern’s performance.

Click here to apply online.