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Youth Intern Program

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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.

Intern Volunteers

Interns spend an initial 12 weeks in orientation and basic job training, learning about Explora. They participate in transactive educational experiences in science, technology, and art 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.

Schedule:

  • 3:30-6:30 pm Thursday group trainings
    (Explora can provide transportation from school and back home).
  • 3:00 – 5:00 pm Saturday or Sunday 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.

Summer

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.

Qualifications

  • 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 2, 2013

For more info email the Youth Intern Program Manager, or call at (505) 224-8388.

Click here for:

pdfYouth Intern Program Information Sheet

pdfYouth Intern Program Application

 

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1701 Mountain Road NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104

(505) 224-8300
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