Youth Intern Program
Explora’s Youth Intern Program involves high school students in a three-year internship during which they experience an engaging approach to learning and become educators in their community.
Deadline extended to January, 15, 2018
Interns spend an initial 12 weeks in orientation and basic job training, learning about Explora. They participate in transactive educational experiences in science, technology, engineering, art, and math with Explora’s professional educators and staff. During this training period, the youth interns also assist on the exhibit floor. They develop resumes and prepare for interviews in order to apply for a paid internship position.
3-6:30pm Tuesday group trainings (Explora can provide transportation from school and back home.)
3-5pm Saturday exhibit floor training
Intern Apprentices and Intern Educators
At this level youth interns become paid, part-time employees of Explora. The youth interns receive training in Explora teaching methods and provide community service by facilitating Explora’s educational programs for elementary school children. The youth interns are matched with Explora staff members who support the intern’s job performance and help with college selection, application, and exploration of potential careers.
During the summer months, youth interns are encouraged to work as paid assistants in our summer classes. They assist Explora’s educators in facilitating programs, with demonstrations, visitor services on Explora’s exhibit floor and participate in outreach events.
High school sophomores
Must qualify for federal free/reduced lunch program (Federal Guideline)
Must participate in an interview process with an adult sponsor or parent
Program begins in January and continues through an intern’s senior year in high school
12 weeks (60 hours) training in operations, exhibits, and programs
Applications are accepted through December 1
For more info email the Youth Intern Program Manager, or call 505-224-8388.
July 14, 2016
Youth Intern Program Recognized
HOURS: Mon-Sat: 10 am – 6 pm Sun: 12 pm – 6 pm Closed on Jan. 1, July 4, the week after Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Dec. 25. We close at 2 pm on Dec. 24 and 31.
LOCATION: 1701 Mountain Road NW Albuquerque, NM 87104 505-224-8300 Contact Us
ADMISSION: Explora Members: Free Children (under age 1): Free Children (ages 1-11): $4 Adults (ages 12-64): $8 Seniors (age 65+, with ID): $5 Students or Military (with ID): $5
Groups: Reservations Required Please contact us if you require special assistance.
Explora is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, and all purchases at our store are always tax-free. Proceeds from your purchases at Ideas, the store at Explora, help fund our programs and exhibits.