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Teen Intern Program


The Teen Interns for the 2021-2022 school year have been selected. Applications for the Teen Internship program for the 2022-2023 school year will be available in February 2022. MOSH only hosts Teen Volunteers outside of the Teen Internship program if they are a part of a Youth Organization and are at least 14 years old with two adult chaperones during MOSH Service Days.


MOSH’s Teen Intern Program is the perfect way for high school students to earn community service hours to fulfill scholarship and school requirements while inspiring the joy of life-long learning by bringing to life the sciences and regional history.

This is a year-long program runs May 2021 to April 2022. Candidates must be 14 years old to 17 years old or incoming freshmen to rising high school seniors. The goal is for each Teen Intern to earn 100 service hours by the time they graduate from high school. The suggested service hours timeline is 75 hours in the summer and 25 hours during the school year.

The suggested 75 service hours timeline in the summer is via one of the following options:

  • Summer Discovery Camps (June, July or August)
    Gain experience working in a classroom environment with children ages 5 to 14 years. Assist teachers with a wide range of informal learning activities while maintaining a fun and safe environment for everyone at camp. In the early mornings and late afternoons, assist MOSH staff in engaging and supervising children before and after camps.
  • Summer Florida Naturalist Center
    Gain experience and knowledge on animal husbandry and observe basic vet care. Learn animal handling skills, gain research skills, and assist in programming. Working with animals can be a labor-intensive job, and volunteers should be prepared for manual labor, working with chemicals (such as bleach), animal handling, and outdoor work.
  • Summer Demonstration Carts
    Hone your public-speaking and engagement skills by proctoring hands-on Demonstration Cart activities. Assist guests with using powerful microscopes, demonstrate the power of magnetism, guide guests through virtual reality experiences and more! Volunteers in this position must be comfortable interacting with people from diverse backgrounds and age ranges.

The remaining 25 hours can be completed during the school year by volunteering at any of the following options:

  • Virtual Volunteering 
  • Winter and Spring Break Discovery Camps
  • Fall/Spring Florida Naturalist Center – Weekend Shifts
  • Fall/Spring Demonstration Carts – Weekend Shifts
  • Fall/Spring Public Programs & Special Events – Flexible Evening and Weekend Shifts
    Get a sneak peek into the behind-the-scenes coordination for programs and events at the Museum of Science & History. Assist with setup and decoration, greeting and directing guests, and support the efforts of Museum staff and community partners to create a safe and welcoming environment for all.

Applications for the program open yearly on February 1st with selection taking place in March/April via application review and group interviews.

Please note: Due to the high volume of qualified applications, we cannot guarantee a space in the program for every applicant.

Contact:

Jasmine Turner
Volunteer Coordinator
904.396.6674 ext. 227
Email Jasmine Turner