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Thank you for your interest in the Careers in Science (CiS) Intern Program at the California Academy of Sciences. CiS is a year-round, multi-year, science education and youth development program for youth typically under-represented in the sciences. This program is a paid internship that provides a variety of unique opportunities: interns explore, explain, and sustain life both inside and outside of the museum, acquire transferable skills and confidence through authentic work experiences, and set educational and career goals in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).
New interns are trained by their peers and staff, and are employed to:
- Learn science at trainings, lectures, workshops and conferences;
- Teach science to the Academy’s audiences; and
- Conduct science in the field and at the Academy with STEM professionals.
All interns work on-site at the California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park. Interns also participate in community outreach, college tours, and professional trainings, workshops and conferences.
It is critical that applicants are able to commit to this employment on a year-round basis from the moment of hiring through high school graduation. This two- to three- year experience will be one of the most enriching experiences of your life; however to be transformational and effective, it requires dedication.
Carefully review all of the requirements for applying and make sure to complete the application in full, as incomplete applications will not be considered. We encourage you to call or email with any questions. Lastly, please review the “Frequently Asked Questions” below for more information about the application process.