Maker Studio Internship!

The Maker Studio Internship is a volunteer internship for students ages 15-19 enrolled in high school. Interns will support hands-on learning at the museum, focusing on technology and maker applications of science. Applying for the internship will give students valuable insight into a job application and interview process within a professional environment.
Maker Studio interns will work primarily in Maker Studio facilitating hands-on maker programming with guests combining STEAM principles (science, technology, engineering, art and math). These programs take place on Saturdays from 10am-4pm and Sundays from 12-4pm. During the school year, additional shifts will be available on weekdays when school is not in session (Winter & Spring Break). Before their internship, Teen Techs must attend an orientation/training day and ensure they are able to meet the minimum time commitment of 40 hours for the Summer semester. (Training counts toward the 40-hour requirement.)
Shifts in Maker Studio typically are on Saturdays from 9:30am-2:30pm or 11:30am-4:30pm and Sundays from 11:30am-4:30pm.
Interns will be expected to take at least one 15 minute break during their 5 hour shift.
Additional weekday shifts may become available throughout the semester.

Intern Expectations

Teen Techs will be expected to:

  • Work 40 hours throughout the semester
  • Attend a 3-hour training on August 26
  • Interact professionally with guests
  • Work collaboratively with museum staff and other interns
  • Arrive on time and maintain professional communication with management

Sci-Tech Expectations

STDC will provide to interns:

  • High quality training regarding educational facilitation techniques
  • Opportunities to learn new technology and maker skills
  • Direct supervision when on-site along with chances to work autonomously over time
  • Letters of recommendation and opportunities to connect with community partners

Internship Timeline

Spring Semester 2024 Schedule:

(Phone interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis as applications are submitted. Applicants must complete a phone interview before they may be invited for an in-person interview.)

  • Dec 1 – Applications Open
  • Dec 22 – Applications Close
  • Jan 6 – In-person Interviews
  • Jan 13- Training Day
  • May 20 – Spring Semester Ends