Summary: This is a two-part internship. The first part of the internship focuses on working in the lab and actually facilitating public programs. The second part of the internship centers on creating teacher resources and other school-related opportunities in biotechnology.
Possible internship projects include:
- Facilitating inquiry-based biotechnology programming that has been developed by curriculum specialists.
- Utilizing a variety of teaching strategies to remain flexible in responding to the needs or interests of children and their families.
- Interacting with visitors to help them understand the Center’s concepts and content by using a variety of engaging techniques to keep the audience interested.
- Preparing lab space for visitors by maintaining a safe and inviting atmosphere in the biotechnology lab.
- Providing daily care and cleaning of lab space.
- Reporting all maintenance and safety concerns.
- Occasionally assist Biotechnology Learning Center Coordinator with development and planning of activities, evaluation of programs, and special events that require the lab’s space.
- Have at least two years of undergraduate Biology with some knowledge of biotechnology desired.
- Have some experience with working with children.
- Have good oral and written communication skills desired.
- Have the ability to work and complete tasks independently.
Life Science majors are encouraged to apply.