The Lawrence Hall of Science
The public science center of the University of California, Berkeley.
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
On a visit to The Lawrence, students collaborate to investigate new ideas as they become scientists and engineers for a day.
We partner with school districts to support science learning. We offer district-wide elementary, middle, and high school programs, either virtually or in-person.
We collaborate with a range of partners to innovate in science education. Together, we go further.
Entering Grades 10-11-1202/28/2022 - 08/05/2022The Lawrence Hall of Science
Entering Grades 10-11-12
02/28/2022 - 08/05/2022
The Lawrence Hall of Science
Application is now closed! Thank you, we have received many high quality applications and are looking forward to a great summer Teen Internship Program.
Are you passionate about science, and do you enjoy working with youth? For over 50 years, the Lawrence Hall of Science has been providing fun and engaging science experiences for youth. Now you, too, can be part of the magic of science learning while enriching your teaching skills. In this Teen Internship Program, you will inspire youth with curiosity, excitement, and passion for science. Together, you and Lawrence staffers will mentor youth on a journey of exploration, investigation, discovery, and invention in multiple modalities and through interdisciplinary learning. This program offers an ideal opportunity for teens with a science-oriented mind and a relationship-oriented personality. As an intern, you will gain practical skills, knowledge, and tools to facilitate fun, engaging, and meaningful hands-on science learning for youth. The program provides a great opportunity for professional as well as personal growth, and adds valuable teaching experience to your college application. The Teen Internship Program requires teens’ participation in two components: the Workshop Trainings, held before summer begins, and the Summer Placement; the program is open to teens currently in high school.
At The Lawrence, we aim to increase pathways for young people into STEM fields, be it research, business, or education. Our Teen Research Programs offer many opportunities for teens to experience what scientists do in a range of cutting-edge fields. This Teen Internship Program provides an opportunity to combine teens’ passion for STEM in particular and education in general.
Teens accepted into the 6-month internship will go through a series of professional workshops, including science learning and teaching, leadership, and conflict resolution. On successful completion of the training, each teen will be placed in a summer science-educator role. Teens will each receive a $3,500 stipend for full-time summer participation.
Grades: This program is open to teens currently in high school who are available for full-time internship during the summer.
Time: Teens must be available for Monday-evening workshops held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. every other week, February through May (see details below), and also for a full-time summer internship, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., all held at The Lawrence, June 6 through August 12, 2022. Partial summer participation will be considered.
Price: $350. Financial aid available upon request
Deadline: 5:00 p.m. 2/11/2022
Teen Stipend: $3,500 for full summer participation. Full summer participation is preferred but partial summer participation may be considered; stipend will vary.
Workshops Trainings, Monday evenings 5:00–7:00 p.m., food provided
2/28: Welcome and Internship Introductions
3/14: Leadership Styles and Collaboration
3/28: The Science of Learning and Teaching
4/11: Tools of the Trade and “Better” Practices
4/25: Learning Types and Social Emotional Learning
5/9: Summer Application and Beyond
5/23: Camp Roles, Expectations, and Privileges
6/2: (Thursday) All Summer Staff Welcome
Summer Placement, divided into 5, two-week-camp sessions
6/6–6/17: Session 1
6/21–7/1: Session 2 (No camp Monday, 6/20)
7/5–7/15: Session 3 (No camp Monday, 7/4)
7/18–7/29: Session 4
8/1–8/12: Session 5
Teen Interns receive ongoing mentoring throughout summer.
Teen Interns will receive a Certificate of Internship during a celebration held the last week of summer.
No, you do not get paid for the workshops. The stipend is awarded to teen interns who fulfill all ten weeks of the summer internship. If for some reason you need or decide to take 1 (one) two-week session off, the stipend will be adjusted accordingly.
When you apply for the internship, you will be asked if you require financial aid in order to participate. Please answer accordingly.
If you miss 1 (one) training workshop, you can take advantage of time that we have allocated for you to catch you up with instruction. If you know you will miss multiple workshops, it would be best not to apply this year.
If you are not available for multiple sessions, you can always volunteer for camps and simply join according to your summer availability. See the website under “Volunteers” and request summer camp.