Want to be part of an amazing team of educators and explore science every day? Check out the Saint Louis Science Center’s Junior Internship and Leadership Program.

The program is a great place for motivated teens to gain valuable pre-employment experience in a fun, educational setting. Successfully completing the internship can also be a great item for resumes and college applications.

Interns will have the opportunity to work alongside Science Center staff, helping to facilitate positive visitor experiences through an array of tasks and responsibilities.

Upon successful completion of one summer program, interns will have the opportunity to continue their internship throughout the school year. Interns also have the opportunity to continue as a leader during subsequent summers.

As a leader, interns will assist with the training and coaching of new interns. Leaders will also have greater roles within their department as specified by their supervisor.

Ages
Completed 9th-12th Grade

Key Dates
Application Deadline: March 31
Initial Notification: mid-April 2019
Meet the Galleries Night: Saturday, May 4, 5-8pm*
Final Notification: mid-May 2019
Junior Intern Orientation: June 1-2, 2019*
Program Duration: June 1, 2019- August 2019

*The Meet the Galleries Night and Junior Intern Orientation dates are mandatory. Please do not apply if you cannot attend these events.

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Expected Hours
Minimum 6 weeks
8-20 hours per week
Availability must include weekends, evenings and holidays

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

Activities

  • 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

 

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