Stem Justice School Intern - Kaysc

internship - part time,

Science Museum Minnesota
Saint Paul, MN
Closed
Posted 80 Days ago
Science Museum Minnesota
Saint Paul, MN
internship - part time,
Posted 80 Days ago
Closed

Description

STEM Justice Freedom School Intern-KAYSC (Seasonal) Science Museum of Minnesota 23 reviews - Saint Paul, MN 55102 Science Museum of Minnesota 23 reviews Read what people are saying about working here. $12 an hour Part-time, Temporary, Internship Imagine yourself here. Be a part of something great at Science Museum of Minnesota. The Science Museum of Minnesota knows that the diversity in our communities generates better ideas, inspires creativity and is essential to building a positive workplace. As an employer of choice we hire and retain the best employees by valuing differences, creating a collaborative work environment, and providing promotional and career development opportunities. Join our Kitty Andersen Youth Science Center (KAYSC) team as a Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) Freedom School Justice Intern and help us to prepare and facilitate interactive learning experiences on 4 STEM Content Tracks with KAYSC participants and partner communities. Interns will apply content knowledge, skills and tools to provide interactive activities to make positive impacts on social justice issues and to build STEM literate communities disconnected from STEM. Work Environment & Schedule: This is a summer position that works primarily offsite at partner organizations, with occasional meetings at the Science Museum of Minnesota. Traveling throughout the Twin Cities area with own vehicle or on public transportation. Necessary to work in all climate types. STEM Content Tracks: * Environmental Studies & Sustainability: Understand the interconnectedness of humans and the environment to address environmental injustices. * Engineering & Design: Understand how engineering and design principles can be used to address critical community issues. * Media & Technology: Understand how media and technology can be used to shape narratives, shift consciousness, and mediate our relationship with the world. * Human Biology & Public Health: Connect personal health and human biology to the health and well-being of the world and develop solutions to address disproportionate health impacts in marginalized communities. Job Duties & Responsibilities: * Research STEM education issues, specifically those that relate to Twin Cities communities. * Ability to work independently, managing projects and deadlines with limited support. * Visit with local researchers to learn the science behind related issues. * Plan and lead hands-on STEM activities for groups of 5-30 elementary and/or middle school aged students at local youth-serving organizations and at the Science Museum. * Meet weekly to plan for the sessions research and develop activities, document facilitation plans, engage in reflection after sessions. * Monitor students to ensure they are grasping activity concepts while encouraging student participation and monitor behavior. * Model behavior expectations and help create a positive, inclusive learning environment. * Plan and facilitate team building activities. * Participate in leadership training, facilitation training and informal science education training. * Participate in planning and facilitation of KAYSC and community engagement events. * Share program and activity information with other program area staff. * Performs other related duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications: * High school diploma/GED. * Experience working with staff teams or participants from demographic backgrounds underrepresented in STEM careers. * Utilizing and teaching STEM content for academic or leisure purposes. * Framing science, technology, engineering and math with a social justice lens. Preferred Qualifications: * Cultural competency and experience working with diverse communities. * Willingness to be open and respectful of all backgrounds. * Fluency in language(s) other than English valued (Hmong, Somali, Spanish). Starting rate: $12.00+ hourly / Depending on Qualifications. The job duties describe the general nature and level of work assigned to this position and is not an exhaustive list. For some positions, detailed procedures may be outlined in supplemental documents. We exist to turn on the science and inspire learning, inform policy and improve lives. We envision a world in which all people have the power to use science to make lives better. We value science as an essential literacy and strive for inclusion inside and out so that our museum and our people reflect and respond to the diverse needs and cultures of our community. It is the museums policy and practice to hire and promote qualified job seekers from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. We offer benefit packages for full-time and part-time employees. Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractors legal duty to furnish information. Science Museum of Minnesota - 1 day ago - save job - report job - original job Apply Now Apply On Company Site Save this job

Skills

research, teaching, museums, museum collections, english, spanish, microsoft word, event management, team building, microsoft access, policy, human biology, environmental studies, cultural competency, social justice

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