Science Club for Girls is looking for summer interns for the Young Leaders in STEM (YLS) and the STEMinistas summer program in Boston and Cambridge. These summer interns will work with our program managers to organize and run the summer programs.
In the YLS summer program, teen participants will work closely with mentors from academia and industry to explore different topics in STEM. They will bring the knowledge they learned back into their community by hosting weekly science clubs for K-6th grade students based on the week’s topic of study. The Cambridge YLS summer program is a 6 week program that runs from July 3-August 11.YLS Summer Interns will take part in the following activities:
● Developing and leading daily icebreakers and reflection directly with teen participants.
● Assisting in planning, delivering and translating knowledge from weekly STEM topics for teens participants into hands-on activities for K-6th grade students.
● Communicating effectively and collaboratively with volunteer mentors from academia and industry.
● Organizing materials needed for end of the week science activities.
● Co-leading sessions on professional development topics, including 21st century skills, social-emotional development, curriculum design for teens.
● Modeling and supporting positive youth relationships among teens participants.
In the STEMinistas program, middle school aged participants will use team-based design challenges to explore STEM topics from microbiology to computer science to mechanical engineering. Teams working on a challenge over several weekly sessions will use the engineering design process to design prototypes, build models and propose solutions. Teams present their final solutions and the process they used to find that solution, including budgets, material costs, test outcomes and revisions. This summer's topic is Biomimicry! Girls will learn about evolution and natural adaptations, collect samples found in nature, and use their samples to create a product for human use to solve a human societal issue.STEMinista Summer Interns will take part in the following activities:
● Assist in the coordination and oversight of Science Club for Girls summer STEMinistas programs in Boston and Cambridge.
● Assist in the coaching and management of summer program volunteers.
● Effectively coordinating site logistics, including materials and program administration.
● Creating positive, productive relationships with program partners, families, girls, and volunteers.
YLS and STEMinistas Summer Interns are expected to:
● Complete an SCFG Application and CORI form.
● YLS summer interns: Commit to a Monday-Friday schedule from 8:30 pm -1:30 pm and a start date of June 29th.
● STEMinistas summer interns: Commit to about 20 hours/week (M-R), starting in mid-June and ending in mid-August.
You might be a great fit if you are someone who:
● Interested science, technology, engineering, and math.
● Ability to multi-task with the capability to learn quickly and integrate efficiently.
● Enjoys working with middle school and teens, especially those from diverse backgrounds.
● Wants to make topics in scientific research accessible to scientists of all ages.
● Interested in science education, and developing hands-on STEM activities and curriculum.
● Passionate about sharing your experiences in STEM with our participants.
● Excellent organizational, problem-solving and communication skills.
● Ability to work independently, as well as part of a team.
This is a part time and unpaid internship.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and application.
Science Club for Girls is a Cambridge based non-profit whose mission is to foster excitement, confidence and literacy in STEM for girls, particularly from underrepresented communities, by providing free, experiential programs and by maximizing meaningful interactions with women mentors in science, technology, engineering & mathematics. We offer after school, weekend and summer programs that provide experiential learning, mentorship, and leadership opportunities. Girls work with mentor-scientists who model and foster leadership, affirm college as an expectation, and promote careers in science and technology as goals and options.
- Math / Science Instruction
- Teaching / Instruction
- Critical Thinking
- Community Outreach
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Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training