SLA School Partnership Coordinator Intern - Available Spring, Fall 2017

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The Franklin Institute Science Museum
222 N 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA
Posted: August 17 2016
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: Part-time, Unpaid

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Description

Department: Youth Programs

Position Summary: This part-time internship during the academic year is in support of a joint program between The Franklin Institute and its partner magnet high school, Science Leadership Academy (SLA). In this program, called Wednesdays @ The Franklin, SLA students arrive at The Franklin Institute on Wednesday afternoons to take part in informal, 2-8 week long “Mini-Courses,” which focus on topics in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and make use of Museum resources.

Responsibilities:
Depending on your background, you may assist in planning and will have the opportunity to teach a mini-course. Core responsibilities include:
- Chaperoning exhibit-visits
- Guiding students who get lost in the building
- Addressing technical difficulties in mini-courses
- Addressing setup issues
- Addressing student disruptions
- Walking the Museum to ensure that students aren't cutting class or disrupting visitor experiences
- Supervising break time
- Checking on classes
- Guiding educators to their mini-course locations and answering questions
- Acting as a liaison to specific mini-course instructors

Education Requirements: Must be enrolled in, or have graduated from, a bachelor’s degree program. Education majors and science/engineering/math majors are encouraged to apply.

Special Skills Required:

- Must work well with high school students
- Must have strong inter-personal skills
- Must be comfortable disciplining students
- Must be able to juggle multiple tasks

Schedule Requirements: Must be available on Wednesdays 12:00pm-4:00pm, and the last Friday of January. A small number of additional hours may be added, if possible, to fit the intern’s schedule. Applicants must be able to commit to a full semester, preferably the full academic year.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS: This position involves direct contact with children. Interns must meet background clearance requirements before they can begin

Position Reports To: SLA-TFI Liaison

This Position is Unpaid

For more information, contact The Franklin Institute Volunteer Office at 215-448-1163, volprog@fi.edu, or check out our web site, www.fi.edu.


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