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.

For more information on what the role involves and how students can benefit from participating, please read the position description, found here.

Available Placements


August 31–September 15
September 14–September 29
September 28–October 13
October 12–October 27
October 26–November 10
November 9–November 24
November 23–December 8
December 7–December 22


January 4–January 19
January 18–February 2
February 1–February 16
February 15–March 1
February 29–March 15
March 28–April 12
April 11–April 26
April 25–May 10
May 9–May 24
May 23–June 7
June 6–June 21
June 20–July 5


Winter Break: December 21 - January 5 (wait-list only)
Spring Break: March 14 - March 29 (wait-list only)
Summer Breaks: July 4 - July 19, July 18 - August 2, August 1 - August 16, August 15 - August 30


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 Saturday and continue until the third 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 8:30am–5:30pm Monday–Friday and 9:15am–6:15pm weekends and holidays.


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 up to 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:

[email protected]  |  604.443.7430