Camp Program Intern (16+)

Department: Interns
Location: Miami, FL

PURPOSE: The Camp Program Intern at the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science (Frost Science) will work alongside program developers and camp instructors to assist with the development and delivery of curriculum through hands-on activities and evaluation of camp programs, including our award-winning summer camp. During the off-seasons, interns will both enhance existing curriculum and develop new curriculum for camp programs. This is accomplished by participating in brainstorming sessions, researching and adapting educational activities, and writing lesson plans. During the camp programs (summer camp, mini camps, winter camp, and spring camp), interns will aid with the delivery of the camp curricula and assess learning outcomes, observe pedagogies and collect feedback to improve subsequent iterations. The ideal candidate will have a passion for or interest in curriculum development, science education and working with children.

This internship provides an exceptional opportunity to create, deliver and gather feedback on curriculum alongside a team of scientists, program developers and educators. Eligible candidates must be enrolled in an academic program that will allow them to receive credit for completing this position. Duration of the position is based on the credit requirement.

SALARY: Unpaid, for academic credit.

SKILLS AND OPPORTUNITIES GAINED:  

  • Practice with researching and writing lesson plans for camp curriculum.
  • Knowledge from working in informal education settings.
  • Experience instructing children in science education.
  • Understanding developing and implementing evaluation protocols.
  • Interpersonal skills reinforced by a highly collaborative working environment.
  • A deepening of content expertise as it pertains to camp themes and relevant exhibitions.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Participate in brainstorming sessions with program developers and educators.
  • Aid with the development of new educational activities, adapting them to camp curriculum as appropriate.
  • Aid with the delivery of camp curriculum.
  • Maintain the inventory lists for supplies needed for camp activities.
  • Gain knowledge around the content specific to various camp themes.
  • Assist staff with evaluations and collect feedback from parents and children.
  • Develop and complete special projects as needed, including aiding with the development and testing of new camp activities. 
  • Perform other assigned tasks. 

QUALIFICATIONS:  

  • Must be actively enrolled in high school or college/university and have a faculty advisor, or be enrolled in an internship program, to verify the hours and provide educational credit for the internship. 
  • Interest in Frost Science’s mission. 
  • Background or strong interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) or Education field preferred.
  • Reliable and punctual, with good attendance.
  • Positive attitude and the ability to work well with different personalities in a fast-paced environment.  
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team. 
  • Must be 16 years or older. 
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) or (English/Creole) a plus.

WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL EFFORT:  

  • Work generally involves moving around the museum with potential for light lifting.
  • Work is performed both indoors and outdoors, with potentially some office work. 
  • This position requires working with tools and chemicals using appropriate personal protective equipment.
  • Work will be around children every day in the summer, and only select days in the fall and spring.

CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS:  

  • Level 2 criminal background check clearance.
  • Drug screening as part of the Drug Free Workplace Program.

SCHEDULE REQUIREMENTS:  

  • Must be able to commit to a minimum of 10 hours a week (Spring/Fall).
  • Must be able to commit to a minimum of 20 hours a week (Summer).

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