Science Discovery offers undergraduate students a variety of opportunities to gain teaching experience while sharing their love of science with younger students:
Science Discovery hires undergraduate Teaching Assistants (TAs) to work full-time during our 10-week summer camp program and to assist with a variety of other programs throughout the academic year. Summer camp TAs participate in a full week of training (required) and then support lead instructors in a variety of field and lab camps throughout the summer. Science Discovery Teaching Assistants:
- Love science and enjoy making it fun for others!
- Enjoy working with children
- Are majoring in a STEM field
- Are responsible, flexible and enjoy working with others
Our hiring process has concluded for the summer 2017 season. If you are interested in working as a Science Discovery Teaching Assistant in summer 2018, check back for details in late winter 2018.
Looking for a shorter commitment during the summer? In addition to summer-long TAs, we recruit TAs to be involved with our 3-week Summer STEM Academies for High School Students. Academy participants come from all over the world and will be living on campus and taking our classes for 3 weeks in the summer. We need TAs to help make the Academies run smoothly. Academy topics include: Aerospace Engineering, Forensic Science, Engineering, Neuroscience, 3D Design and Printing, Robotics, Outdoor Science and Biotechnology. Stay tuned for additional details regarding the summer 2018 season.
Interns in Informal Science Education
Science Discovery offers a one-semester, two-credit internship in Informal Science Education. Interns participate in 8 weeks of training and curriculum development and then spend 6 weeks leading hands-on STEM activities at a community site, as part of our after-school science program. Interns develop their science communication and teaching skills while sharing their interests in science with younger students.
Currently, this opportunity is limited to students majoring in Integrated Physiology, Environmental Studies or Geography.
To find out more information about this Internship program, please contact Stacey Forsyth via email.
Science Discovery welcomes volunteers to assist with science camps and classes, community outreach events, or our work behind-the-scenes. If you are interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities, please contact Naomi Naylor via e-mail or call 303-492-1601.