High School Work Experience

We have made the difficult decision to cancel all high school work experience placements for the foreseeable future. This decision was made based on a few different factors, but all focused on the safety of your students. If you have any questions or would like to receive updates through our mailing list, please email hswe@scienceworld.ca.

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 two full weeks (80 hours), and are aligned with the school-year calendar.

Work-term hours are 8:30am–5:30pm Monday through Friday and 9:15am–6:15pm on weekends and breaks.

Teachers are invited to sign up those students they feel would most/best 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

We are unable to offer any placements at this time.


There are many 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 12 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 fill up quickly.

Register by contacting Science World via email at hswe@scienceworld.ca. No telephone reservations, please. In your email, indicate how many placements you would like to reserve for any of the work terms listed. Each student requires one placement. No more than two students from the same school can be registered for any one placement period.

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 student(s) will be placed on a wait list, and you will be kept apprised of their status.

No less than three weeks before the start of the work-placement term, please contact Science World and confirm your reserved placements by submitting the students’ names and phone numbers. If you fail to do this, the placements will be given to students on the wait list.

If you have students on the wait list, you will be contacted up to three 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, we will contact you directly about a replacement.

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