Student 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.
All our remaining sessions are now full. 2013/14 placement dates will be available at the end of May.
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 ten 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 9:00 am–5:15 pm Monday to Friday and 9:15am–5:15pm weekends and holidays.
Available placement dates for 2012/2013:
Apr. 29–May 12
May 13–May 26
May 27–Jun. 9
Jun. 10–Jun. 23
Jun. 24–Jul. 7
Jul. 8–Jul. 21 (Summer Break)
Jul. 22–Aug. 4 (Summer Break)
Aug. 5–Aug. 18 (Summer Break)
Aug. 19–Sep. 1 (Summer Break)
The registration process is on a first-come, first-served basis. Register your students as soon as possible, as placements do fill up quickly.
Contact Science World in writing (fax or email.) No telephone reservations please.
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.
Science World will contact you within five days of your request regarding the status of your application.
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.
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.
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.
Manager, Customer Service
Barbara Brink Internship
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
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. A certificate of recognition will be presented upon completion of the internship program.
We are now accepting applications for the 2013 Barbara Brink Internship. Applications must be submitted by Sunday, May 12 2013 to qualify. Your application package must include:
A completed Application Form
Two sealed letters of recommendation
One academic recommendation, preferably from a science or math teacher
One professional recommendation, from a work or volunteer experience
Must be sealed in an official school envelope and have an official stamp
Must include interim marks for courses in progress
Email or mail your completed application package to:
Manager, Community Engagement
Science World at TELUS World of Science
1455 Quebec Street, Vancouver, BC
Canada V6A 3Z7
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