Teen Tech Internship!

The Teen Tech 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.
Teen Techs 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 summer.

Intern Expectations

Teen Techs will be expected to:

  • Work 40 hours throughout the semester
  • Attend a 3-hour training on June 3rd or 4th
  • 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

Summer Semester 2023 Schedule:

(Phone interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis as applications are submitted)

  • April 20 – Applications Open
  • May 19 – Applications Close
  • May 27 & 28 – In-person Interviews
  • June 3 & 4- Training Days (1 Day)
  • June 10 & 11 – Regular Shifts Begin
  • August 27- Summer Semester Ends