High School Work Experience

We offer all Metro Vancouver students in Grades 11 and 12 the opportunity to gain valuable volunteer work experience at Science World. The placements are three-weeks-long (60 to 80 hours) and are aligned with the school-year calendar. Teachers are invited to sign up students 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.


Available Placements

  • September 10–October 2
  • October 1–23
  • October 22–November 13
  • November 12–December 4
  • May 20–June 11

Scheduling

There are three-week-long placement periods (60 to 80 hours) throughout the year, the first of which begins in September, following the school-year calendar. We can accommodate a limited number of students during each placement period. All placements begin on a Saturday and continue until the fourth following Sunday.

Hours are 8:30am–5:30pm, Monday–Sunday. Holiday hours may vary.

Registration

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN.

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

Register by contacting Science World via email at [email protected]. No telephone reservations, please. In your email, indicate how many placements you would like to reserve for any of the work terms listed in the HSWE program.

For more information on available placement periods and placement details, read through the program.

Good stuff for you to know:

  • Science World will contact you about the status of your application within five days of receiving your request.
  • If the desired term is full, your students will be placed on a waitlist, and you will be kept apprised of their status.
  • To confirm your reserved placements, submit the students’ names and phone numbers to Science World no less than three weeks before the start of the work-placement term.
  • If you fail to confirm your reserved placements, they will be given to students on the waitlist.
  • If you have students on the waitlist, you will be contacted up to two weeks before the placement about any openings.
  • Following confirmation, students will be contacted for an interview to determine their suitability. If your student is found to be unsuitable for a placement, you will be contacted directly about a replacement.
  • Although schools can make up to 10 placement requests, we can only accept a maximum of two students per school during each placement period.

Contact Us

[email protected]

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Artist: Jeff Kulak

Jeff is a senior graphic designer at Science World. His illustration work has been published in the Walrus, The National Post, Reader’s Digest and Chickadee Magazine. He loves to make music, ride bikes, and spend time in the forest.

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Artist: Jeff Kulak

Jeff is a senior graphic designer at Science World. His illustration work has been published in the Walrus, The National Post, Reader’s Digest and Chickadee Magazine. He loves to make music, ride bikes, and spend time in the forest.

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Artist: Jeff Kulak

Jeff is a senior graphic designer at Science World. His illustration work has been published in the Walrus, The National Post, Reader’s Digest and Chickadee Magazine. He loves to make music, ride bikes, and spend time in the forest.

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Artist: Michelle Yong

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Michelle is a designer with a focus on creating joyful digital experiences! She enjoys exploring the potential forms that an idea can express itself in and helping then take shape.

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Michelle is a designer with a focus on creating joyful digital experiences! She enjoys exploring the potential forms that an idea can express itself in and helping then take shape.

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Artist: Ty Dale

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Artist: Ty Dale

From Canada, Ty was born in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1993. From his chaotic workspace he draws in several different illustrative styles with thick outlines, bold colours and quirky-child like drawings. Ty distils the world around him into its basic geometry, prompting us to look at the mundane in a different way.