Saltz Internship Program
The Saltz Internship Program is based on the Museum's Saltz Expedition Centers--interactive centers that bring to life the scientific concepts of the Museum's Halls. Key to the success of these Centers is a corps of talented and engaging interns who encourage visitors to "think like scientists."
Interns use hands-on interactives and technologies, such as an infrared camera and digital USB microscopes, to guide visitors of all ages in investigations of artifacts and specimens. In the Hall of Ocean Life, visitors might examine a piece of baleen, use microscopes to observe live plankton, or conduct experiments to understand how swim bladders allow fish to control their depth in the water. Lasers, telescopes and UV sensitive materials are just a few of the tools that help visitors understand some properties of light and other principles of astrophysics in the Hall of the Universe.
Working with the Saltz Expedition Centers is a great opportunity for high school students to meet Museum scientists, explore scientific content, learn valuable skills for working with and teaching learners of all ages, and have an impact on the experiences of thousands of Museum visitors.
The Saltz Internship Program is an intensive learning and work experience intended to build upon the Museum's After-School Program. Preference will be given to students who have completed two After-School Program courses in astrophysics, earth and planetary sciences or biological sciences, but all are encouraged to apply.
Saltz intern applicants MUST:
The Saltz Internship Program is now accepting applications for Spring 2014. To access the application, click: Saltz Spring 2014 Application. The deadline for Spring 2014 applications is January 3, 2014.
The application for Summer 2014 will be available in January.
For more information, click:
The Expedition Centers are made possible by a generous gift from the Gary Saltz Foundation, Inc.