Unpaid Junior Internship Experience – Summer 2013
The Saint Louis Science Center is seeking mature, motivated, customer-oriented teens for the Junior Internship Summer 2013 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, only 30 students will be selected to participate in the Junior Internship Summer 2013 Program. Applicants will be selected based on responses to questions listed on the Junior Internship Application and by interviews. Deadline for applications is March 24, 2013. Accepted applicants will be notified on or before April 14, 2013.
The application period has now closed.
Internship Dates: June and July 2013
Orientation: Monday June 10 and Tuesday, June 11; 9:30am - 4pm. Interns are expected to attend both days.
Internships begin: Week of June 10.
Mid-Summer Professional Development: Wednesday, July 10; 9:30am-1pm
Internships conclude: Week of July 29.
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)
- 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.
Supervisors will provide support throughout the summer/internship. End of summer evaluations may include a narrative of the intern’s performance.