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Opportunities for High School Students

Barbara Brink Internship

We are now accepting online applications.

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To recognize and celebrate Barbara Brink’s vision and outstanding contribution toward the founding of Science World, an internship program was established. Intended to provide valuable real-world experience in the field of science education, the Barbara Brink Internship is awarded to high school seniors interested in the sciences, who demonstrate academic excellence and leadership abilities.

The successful candidate of the internship will:

  • be graduating from grade 12 this spring

  • work in a paid position, alongside Science World’s dynamic and professional staff

  • have the opportunity to execute one of several projects identified by the Selection Committee or propose a project of their own creation for consideration

  • gain once-in-a-lifetime work experience

  • upon successful completion of the project, receive a scholarship award toward their post-secondary studies


Program Components

The Barbara Brink internship is a maximum 12-week program that runs between June to August each year. A schedule will be mutually agreed upon depending on the position/project requirements and the availability of the successful candidate. Generally, a commitment of at least 8 weeks is required.


Application Process

The online application process will open on Monday, March 3 for our 2014 summer internship position. The application deadline is Sunday, May 18, 2014.

Apply online

Your application package must include:

  1. Your resume

  2. Contact information for two references

    One academic recommendation, preferably from a science or math teacher
    One professional recommendation, from work or volunteer experience

  3. Your most recent report card

    Must include interim marks for courses in progress

High School Work Experience

We offer all Lower Mainland secondary students in Grades 11 and 12 the opportunity to gain valuable volunteer work experience at our science centre. Teachers are invited to sign up students who they feel would benefit from a placement at Science World.


Placement Periods

September 2–15
September 16–29
September 30–October 13

October 12–27
October 28–November 10

November 9–November 24 (full)
November 25–December 8 (full)

December 9–December 22 (full)
December 21–January 5 (full)

January 6–19
​January 20–Feburary 2

February 3–16
Feburary 17–March 2

March 3–16
March 15–30 (full)
March 31–April 13

April 14–27
April 28–May 11 (full)

May 12–25
May 26–June 8

June 9–22
June 23–July 6 (full)

July 7–July 20 (full)
July 21–August 3 (full)

August 4–August 17 (full)
August 18–31 (full)


Scheduling

There are several two-week (80 hours) placement periods throughout the year, the first of which begins in September, following the school year calendar. We can accommodate a maximum of twelve students during each placement period. All placements begin on the Monday and continue until the second following Sunday. Days off are staggered so that there are five or six students in the building on any given day, including weekends and holidays.

Hours are 9am–5:15pm Monday–Friday and 9:15am–5:15pm weekends and holidays.


Registration

The registration process is on a first-come, first-served basis. Register your students as soon as possible, as placements do fill up quickly.

  1. Contact Science World in writing (via email.) No telephone reservations please.

  2. Indicate how many placements you would like to reserve, for any of the work terms listed. Each student requires one placement. No more than 2 students from the same school on each placement.

  3. Science World will contact you within five days of your request regarding the status of your application.

  4. If the desired term is full, your student(s) will be placed on a waiting list, and you will be kept apprised of the status.

  5. No later than three weeks prior to the start of the work term, please contact Science World and confirm your reserved placements by submitting the students’ names and phone numbers. Failure to do so will result in the loss of the placements to student(s) on the waiting list.

    If you have students on the waiting list, you will be contacted 3 weeks prior to the placement about any available openings.

  6. Following confirmation, students will be contacted for an interview to determine suitability. If your students are found to be unsuitable for a placement, you will be contacted directly for a replacement.


Register now:

t604.443.7430
e hswe@scienceworld.ca