Summer Internships for Current Scholars

New Britain Youth Museum at Hungerford Park

Title: STEM Educator Intern
Location: Kensington
Dates: Start and end dates are flexible according to schedule of student – Approx. June 22nd – August 21st
Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 A.M to 4:00 P.M. 1/2 hr. paid lunch break

Job Description:

The intern will assist NBYM, Hungerford teaching staff with Sisters in Science Summer STEM/ Science camp programming and other summer programs at the Nature Center and Museum as needed. It is planned that the Youth Museum’s professional teaching staff will be conducting a four week, all day Inter-district Sisters in Science STEM program, this summer for girls entering 6th and 7th  grade in addition to the Museum’s summer classes for Pre –K through 3rd grade.

Specific duties include: 

  • Assist museum teachers with teaching summer Sisters in Science and other summer classes both on and off-site 
  • Assist with preparation of class materials including preparing assignments from prescribed curriculum 
  • Assist with the supervision of children during, classroom activities, data collection, outdoor activities, and science experiments 
  • Assist children with the use of equipment such as cameras, computers, and other technology 
  • Assist with other programs and special events as needed

Career Experience:

Advance their knowledge and training for careers in teaching, science social work or technology. Interns will also develop skills necessary to employment in any field. They will participate in staff meetings, work in teams to accomplish goals and objectives and learn the responsibilities of an employee working a full-time schedule.

Applicant Requirements:

Individual should be studying for a degree in a scientific field, education, social services or have an interest in working with children. Previous experience working with children is helpful and the individual should be comfortable working around a variety of animals.

Suggested College Major:

Preferred Majors - Science, education, or social services