Becoming an intern with Elephant Thoughts can be one of the most rewarding experiences a young student can experience. Elephant Thoughts instructors train the interns in an area of science which is appropriate to their curriculum. They learn how to teach a number of exciting activities and experiments like using telescopes, programming robots and making magical slime. Once trained, the intern then becomes a ‘junior instructor’ for one of Elephant Thoughts’ many programs with elementary students in the After School programs, or March Break camps. Aside from the science-based skills acquired, the intern also develops responsibility by honing their leadership, guiding, motivating, teaching, and organizational skills to better prepare them to enter their profession of choice.
What you need to know:
- Internships occur in the community of the student.
- There are a few limited opportunities for summer placements where students get to travel with our crews to other First Nations communities and teach science.
- Interns are paid positions and all expenses are covered.
- Typically, interns are 15 years old and older, and are of either First Nations heritage or enrolled in a First Nations school, and are planning to return to school in the fall.
Do you want to inspire your community? How great would it feel getting trained in teaching skills, getting paid to intrigue and educate younger students and learn about science careers? Connect with us; or call our office 705 444 2012