No experience is necessary. Interns learn all the activities first hand and then work in small teams with a mentor to lead small groups of children. Some of the projects planned for this summer will be Designing and building aircraft, Gummy Yummy Science, PVC Pipe Physics, Engineering a Gondola, Snow in Summer, and Chromatography T-Shirts.
Dates: July 2-27, 2018 Grade Level Eligibility: must have completed 10th grade.
Contact Person: Ms. Kathy Walsh website: wwww.youthengineeringandscience.org gmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone/Text: 484-574-1345
WHAT IS YOUTH ENGINEERING AND SCIENCE? Youth Engineering and Science is a non-profit organization that provides exciting, hands-on science and pre-engineering activities after school and during the summer for under-resourced youth in their own neighborhoods.
WHAT IS THE SUMMER LEADERSHIP INTERNSHIP PROGRAM? The Summer Leadership Program is a 4 week program from July 3-28th of 2017 that offers a unique mentorship opportunity for highly motivated high school and post high school students ages 16-24, who are interested in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Interns in the program work with professional teachers to lead STEM activities for children in Philadelphia. They gain valuable leadership, communication and work readiness skills in a high quality educational work experience.
HOW WILL JOINING YOUTH ENGINEERING AND SCIENCE LEADERSHIP INTERNSHIP PROGRAM BENEFIT ME?By joining the Youth Engineering and Science Leadership Program you will have: a. A high quality work experience b. The opportunity for mentoring and working with teachers in pre-engineering and science. c. The opportunity to develop a stronger understanding of engineering and science. d. The opportunity to engage in reflective practice that results from challenging oneself to learn new things. e. The opportunity to develop independence, self-confidence, and leadership skills. f. The opportunity to broaden understanding and perspectives about self and others. g. The opportunity for letters of reference for college and future work prospects. h. Lunches will be provided. i. A stipend of $10 per day is provided on the last day of the program(minus transportation costs) j. Transportation tokens are provided as needed or the equivalent is added to the stipend.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING THE TRAINING DAYS? To be eligible to participate in the internship, each candidate must be present during the entire training program, with no exceptions. During the training days interns will be at base camp (This year's location is 6801 Limekiln Pike, Philadelphia, from 9 AM to 2 PM. During the training days, the interns, along with the teachers will do all the activities and projects ahead. We will form into teams, participate in team building exercises, and prepare the materials and equipment used in the program. The training days are July 2,3,5,6, 9.
WHAT IS A TYPICAL DAY LIKE WHEN WE ARE RUNNING THE PROGRAMS FOR THE CHILDREN?We meet at base camp at 8:00 AM for a quick breakfast, then break into our teams of 3-4 interns and a teacher to prepare last minute things for the program and the lunches for everyone in the team. Then we go to the first morning community partner organization and run the 1 hour program, run a second program at that site or go to the second community partner and run the program. Then we take a lunch break. After lunch we go to the afternoon community partner and present that program. At the end of the day we go back to base camp to prepare the materials for the next day of activities. Every Friday during lunch we debrief the week, do team building and plan for the coming week.
WHERE ARE SOME OF THE COMMUNITY PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS WE GO TO?Examples of our community partner organizations we went to in Philadelphia during the Summer of 2016:
Papa Recreational Playground Summer Camp at 68th and Lansdowne AvenueDendy Recreation Center at 1501-39 N. 10th St.Cruz Recreation Center at 1431 6th St. Diamond St. Recreation Center at 8th and Diamond Francis Myers Recreation Center Summer Camp, 5800 Chester Ave. Baker Recreational Facility Summer Camp at 5431-43 Lansdowne AveH&S Learning Program at 1530 N. 11th StreetCLYDE camp at 6439 Lansdowne AvenueShepard Recreational Facility at 5700 Haverford Ave.Tustin Recreational Facility at 5901-29 W. Columbia Ave.Overbrook Environmental Education Center at 6130 Lancaster Ave.Christy Recreational Center at 728 S. 55th St.Eastwick Recreational Center at 80th and Mars Place.James L. Wright Recreation Center at 3320 Haverford Ave.Lee Cultural Center at 4328 Haverford Ave.White Rock Baptist Church Camp at 5240 Chestnut St.Norris Home at 1915 W. Norris St.Mallery Recreation Center at 100 East Johnson St.Mill Creek Playground at 4700 Brown St.Finley Recreation Center at 1000 E. Hortter St.Simons Recreation Center at Woolston Ave.
CAN INTERNS TRAVEL BY TRAIN AND MEET THEIR TEAM AT THE PARTNER ORGANIZATION AND THEN GO HOME DIRECTLY FROM THE PARTNER ORGANIZATION WITHOUT GOING TO BASE CAMP?No. Travel time with the team is important for team building and skills building. All interns meet at base camp at 8:15 AM travel with their team to the community partners and end up back at base camp at the end of the day at 3:30 PM.
CAN INTERNS LEAVE THE TEAM TO GO OUT FOR LUNCH?No. All interns must stay with the team for the entire day, including lunch. Lunch is important team building and leadership building time.
WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE INFORMATION ABOUT YOUTH ENGINEERING AND SCIENCE? WHERE DO I SEND MY QUESTIONS? Contact Person: Ms. Kathy Walsh website: wwww.youthengineeringandscience.orggmail: email@example.comPhone/Text: 484-574-1345
If accepted into the program you will be sent a waiver, safety and Acceptable Behavior Policy, and Photography Release Form. These are required to be completed by the second training day on July 5th, 2017.
Thank you for completing this application form and for your interest in interning with us!