What is the TechHive internship?
TechHive is a design studio at the Lawrence Hall of Science. We develop and implement content for interactive exhibits, events, workshops, and camps that promote science and technology education. In our internship program, high school students have the opportunity to apply their interests in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to open ended real-world projects while developing best practices and skills necessary in STEM focused careers. We also provide interns with college and career preparation by developing resumes, optional LinkedIns profiles, and letters of recommendation upon completion of the program.
During the program, interns will be trained through hands-on workshops in a collaborative environment learning about design thinking, robotics, electronics, coding, physical prototyping, mechanical design, and app development. The final project is creating an interactive learning experience that will be showcased at the Lawrence Hall of Science. You can check out some of the other experiences that TechHive has created on the Our Work page.
TechHive is modeled after industry internships, where teens apprentice under experienced staff from the museum. Interns are expected to conduct themselves professionally, but being creative and having fun are part of the job! Each intern will leave TechHive with work experience, a design project for their portfolio, lots of new skills and lots of new friends.
How long will it take?
TechHive runs every Saturday for 10 weeks, from 10:00am - 4:30pm. We will postpone a Saturday session if it is scheduled for a major holiday weekend (like Thanksgiving or spring break). There are three 10-week sessions per year.
Fall Cohort: September 23 to December 2
Winter Cohort: January 13 to March 17
Spring Cohort: April 7 to June 9
How much does it cost to participate?
The cost of the program is $975 for the 10 week internship.
How do I apply?
The deadline to submit an application for our Spring cohort was March 15, 2018. Please check back mid-June for our applications to the Fall 2019 cohort.