Project Scientist Academy - Art / STEAM Instruction Intern

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Project Scientist
Queens University of Charlotte
Charlotte, NC
Application Deadline: No Deadline
Position: Part-time, Unpaid
Timeframe: 06/16/14 — 08/16/14 (Flexible)

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Description

Are you ready to make an impact on the future of young girls in science, technology, engineering and math? Put your artistic talent and college courses to good use this summer with an influential internship, right here at Queens University! Project Scientist Academy needs Art Interns to help facilitate daily cultural enrichment activities for Project Scientist Academy campers!

Throughout our five-week camp Art Interns will work alongside local artists, from 1:00 PM to 5:30 PM, five days a week, assisting to coordinate and facilitate STEAM instruction, activities and creation for campers (girls, ages 4-12). Engaging multiple groups of campers Art Interns will acquire experience integrating all disciplines of STEM with art exposing students to STEAM in fun and exciting ways! Furthermore, interns will gain experience scaling and developing STEAM activities and curriculum to serve a varied range of students from ages 4 to 12. As a Project Scientist Art Intern you will help shape the minds, paths and enthusiasm of our talented and passionate students.

Responsibilities

Project Scientist Interns are vital to providing students with a well-balanced, integrated STEAM experience. Throughout camp Interns will both draw on and grow their knowledge of art disciplines, genres and education, as they gain real field-experience implementing Next Gen Standards of education utilizing art as a tool with which to engage girls in STEM education. Project Scientist is looking for 16 high-energy and committed college or post-graduate students to join our team this summer at Project Scientist Academy. The ideal candidate will have an interest and academic background in art with a passion for empowering young girls to reach their highest potential.

This unpaid internship position will work five days a week alongside local and prominent artists, Project Scientist Academy teachers and coaches to facilitate hands-on STE(A)M education through the integration of art instruction, cultural enrichment activities, games and more during our five-week Academy summer camp. Project Scientist seeks to provide, not only, students with the best possible environment and resources for innovative STEM learning, but also interns and coaches! Our program aims to advance our staff’s passion for empowering the next generation of leaders by providing our educators, coaches and interns the rare opportunity to receive the latest and most innovative professional development training in gender-equitable STE(A)M education. It is our goal to inspire not only our students, but also our staff, to take an innovative and exciting approach to education, both inside and outside of the classroom!

Requirements

• Academic background or interest in art or art education. A focus or interest in STEAM would be ideal, but not mandatory.
• Passionate about creating positive social change and making an impact for girls in STEM
• Positive attitude
• Self-motivated, self-starter
• Enjoys working with children
• Demonstrated leadership skills
• Thrives in a fast-paced environment
• Excellent verbal and writing skills
• Advanced level of Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel & PowerPoint)
• Passion for empowering girls in STEAM

Time Commitment:
Art Intern shifts will run 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Monday through Friday, the entirety of each camp session. Camp will be held from June 23 - August 8 at our two Charlotte, NC locations: Queens University of Charlotte and Trinity Episcopal School.

Training:
To be considered for the position of Project Scientist Art Intern, all applicants must agree to attend an all-day professional development and SciGirls training workshop (unpaid), hosted by Project Scientist on Saturday, March 22, 2014 in Charlotte, NC. In addition to attending the training session, each coach will receive a Project Scientist and SciGirls Training Certificate as well as a plethora of educational resources to add to their résumé and resources. Project Scientist will also hold a mandatory two-day, hands-on training workshop (unpaid) for camp the week of June 16, 2014 to prepare all teaching fellows, coaches, interns and camp staff for the five-week academy.

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