Do you know a promising 9th or 10th grader who has a spark for science? Know a student that is motivated, intellectually curious, and would benefit from a science education internship at the California Academy of Sciences?
The Careers in Science Intern Program is a year-round, multi-year science education and youth development program for youth from backgrounds traditionally under-represented in the sciences. This paid internship provides youth with the opportunity to learn science, teach science to others, and conduct science in an authentic work environment. The program also provides college preparation and job and life skills development support.
Eligibility requirements are:
- Currently live and attend school in San Francisco (greater consideration given to SFUSD students)
- Currently be in 9th or 10th grade and enrolled full-time in an accredited school
- Have a minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA with no grades lower than a “C” in science courses
- Be able to work legally in the US and obtain a valid work permit
- Be able to commit to all the attendance requirements of the program, including trainings, after-school, weekend, and summer work, on a year-round multi-year basis, including:
- Monday afternoon training sessions year-round (2pm-5pm summer; 4:30pm-7pm academic year)
- During the school year – 1 additional weekday after-school (4:00pm-6:30pm) & 1 weekend day (9:30am-1:30pm or 1:00pm-5:00pm) adding up to between 6-10 hours/week (no regular programming on Fridays or Sundays)
- During the summer – able to work 2 weekdays and 1 weekend day (9:30am-1:30pm or 1:00pm-5:00pm) adding up to between 10-16 hours/week (no regular programming on Fridays or Sundays)
- Be able to reach the Academy in Golden Gate Park for their work shift, on time
- Demonstrate interest in and enthusiasm for learning about science, teaching science to different audiences and conducting science
Our primary target are youth who have interest and spark in science, who are motivated and willing to work hard, but for whom the program would provide the critical difference in pursuing a higher education degree and career in science, engineering, math and technology.
Applications will be available for download February 1 at our Careers in Science page and will be due March 25, 2011.
Recruitment visits to school sites can be arranged by emailing Eric Godoy, Manager of Careers in Science.