What is the TechHive internship?

TechHive is a design studio at the Lawrence Hall of Science. We make interactive exhibits, events and classes that teach the public about science and technology. In the internship program, high school students work alongside museum staff to create projects for the museum and our community partners.

During the program, interns will be trained through hands-on workshops. They will learn about:

  • Computer programming and electronics
  • Physical prototyping and mechanical design
  • How to document projects using photographs, video and online portfolios

Interns will spend the last days of the program working in teams to create a public experience. You can check out some of the other experiences that TechHive has created on the Our Work page.

The 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.

What does it cost me to join?

The program is offered free to everyone who applies and is accepted. We strongly believe in equal opportunity and strive to keep barriers to participation as low as possible.

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- A fall session (beginning in October 2017), a winter session (beginning in January 2018) and spring session (beginning in April 2018). 

How do I apply?

Applications for the 2017/ 2018  school year are open. The application deadline for the sessions taking place during the 2017/ 2018 school year is August 11th, 2017. 

After August 11th, we will send out an invite to interview for all qualified applicants. In the month of September, we hold group interviews to staff all 3 of the year's sessions.