Internship Opportunities for SFUSD Students
Our field trip and after-school programs host students from local elementary and middle schools. We teach hands-on lessons that include guided experiments, as well as give students free time to explore in our exciting workshops which include exhibits, live animals, fossils, instruments, and much more.
During programs, interns will be responsible for:
Distribution and collection of materials for students.
Helping students stay engaged (can include: asking probing questions, providing gentle redirections to the task, reminding students about workshop expectations, answering questions, instructing on safe use of tools, etc)
Assisting in science demonstrations.
Cleaning up after programs.
5. Monitoring students during “explore time”: assisting in the use + providing explanation about exhibits, assisting in the handling of workshop animals, and more.
Artist in Residence
We like to blend the Arts with sciences as much as possible. Over our 30+ years, many artists have added to the Workshop by painting murals, posters, and sceneries, and creating interactive sculptures and models that inspire.
Artist interns will be responsible for:
Planning and sketching designs: designing art piece drafts, including list of materials and costs; and soliciting materials donations.
Engaging with Workshop staff and students to help build a collaborative artistic environment.
Sharing space with Workshop staff and students: cleaning, maintaining, and storing tools and materials, and keeping space tidy and usable for students (or marked off while work is in progress).
4. Promoting of work and the Workshop: photographing + sharing work on social media; and participating in any art events with the workshop (like the SFMOMA Soapbox Derby)
Our workshops have a large variety of exhibits for students to play with and learn from. Students are given free time to explore the exhibits and interact with them. Thus exhibits need to be maintained to keep the workshop in working order. We also add new exhibits to provide students with more learning opportunities.
Exhibit design interns will be responsible for some of the following:
Maintaining exhibits: Checking all the exhibits, moving items back to their proper locations, and fixing any broken exhibits or pieces of exhibits.
Constructing new exhibits: At times we build exhibits that are at other workshops and the intern would help review the exhibit at the other location and build it.
Designing new exhibits: Create a new exhibit from scratch. Seen something you think would be a cool exhibit to have at the workshop, work with staff to design and build a new exhibit.
Help with exhibit instructions: Some exhibits need instructions to help students use and play with the exhibit. Write up instructions that include words and pictures to show how to use the materials.