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California Academy of Sciences - Careers in Science

Local Region:

San Francisco City

Location:

Golden Gate Park
55 Music Concourse Dr
San Francisco, CA 94118
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Phone:

4153798000

Email:

CiS@calacademy.org

Contact Name:

Cal Academy of Sciences

Website:

Click here to visit official website

Subjects:
Biology   Chemistry   Physics   Math
Type:
Intern / Lab Volunteer
This program is "hands on."
Grades:
9-12
Fees / Stipend:
FREE
Dates:
Program is year-round
Description:
Created in 1996, the Careers in Science (CiS) Intern Program provides San Francisco youth from communities traditionally underrepresented in STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics) fields with opportunities to immerse themselves in the sciences. Interns develop life and job skills, receive college and career mentorship, and learn science and sustainability concepts in an authentic, paid work environment. CiS provides hands-on science and youth development experiences at the Academy and outdoors while also exposing interns to professional role models and mentors who are leaders in their disciplines.

CiS strives to increase the diversity of the scientific community and change stereotypes surrounding science. As such, the program’s primary target is youth who have an interest and spark in science, who are motivated and able to fulfill the expected time commitment, and for whom the program would provide the guidance and support that would make a critical difference in pursuing a higher education degree and career in a STEM field. Program alumni have earned degrees in numerous STEM fields, including: Biology, Environmental Science, Engineering, Geology, and Public Health.

The Experience
If you share a curiosity for the natural world, from plants to planets, worms to snakes, and everything in between, you should consider applying for a Careers in Science internship. Interns primarily work at our amazing facility in Golden Gate Park and occasionally attend off-site events and field trips. Primary intern activities include:

Learning about science at trainings, lectures, workshops, and conferences
Teaching science to the Academy's audiences
Conducting scientific work during field studies with Academy scientists
Conducting scientific work during field studies with Academy scientists

(Taken from official program website)
Application:
Method:
Online/Website
Deadline:
Apr 2, 2018, 11:59 AM
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Citizenship
Required:
Yes
Residency
Required:
Yes
Other
Requirements:
To be eligible for the Careers in Science Intern Program, applicants must: Be a San Francisco resident who attends an SFUSD school (private school students will be considered on a case-by-case basis) Be a 9th or 10th grader and enrolled full-time Be able to obtain a valid work permit (US citizens and others authorized to work in the US) Commit to all attendance requirements of the program on a year-round, multi-year basis, including afterschool, weekend, and summer work Be able to commute to the Academy in Golden Gate Park for work shifts Demonstrate interest in and enthusiasm for learning about science, teaching science to diverse audiences, and conducting science
Last updated Feb 2, 2018, 2:03 PM. Please check the official website link for the most accurate and current information to applying!