Noyce-funded local internship experiences through the Susan Hirt Hagen Center for Civic and Urban Engagement are available for students who are completing their freshmen or sophomore year, and ...
- expect to major in Middle Childhood Education with either a Math and/or Science concentrate OR
- expect to major in a STEM field (Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Math or Physics) AND
- have an interest in teaching.
Click here to look at their website and other opportunities.
Internship Experience at Pacific Northwest National Laboratories (PNNL) - Richland, Washington
Noyce Scholars Kelcey Cook '16 and Haley Conkel '16 went to PNNL in the Summer of 2015.
The internship was an exciting experience for Cook and Conkel. They were given the oppotrunity to dive into their disciplines and learn how to do research in a national laboratory. Then they were able to present their findings and research. Both scholars had fun exploring the state of Washington as well by traveling to the Colombia river, going bowling, put-putting (as shown above), and finding many hiking trails around the area. Interested in learning more about the experience? You can find both of these scholars at the Celebration of Learning during Spring Semester to learn about their experience and ask questions.
Scholars that attended PNNL in 2014: Emily Bast (2015), Sarah Cummings (2015), Mary Ann White (2015), Russell Wlliams (2016)
Quotes from Scholars:
Emily Bast '15 (Mathematics)
"This internship helped me see the value in giving kids authentic experiences in the classroom--having them pose questions and find the answers, having them do hands on projects, and teaching and encouraging them to be self-motivated. These are the kinds of skills that students will need regardless of what path they choose to take in life. While it is important to prepare students to past tests, we must also realize that our job is so much bigger than that."
|Kim Lykens, a 2012 summer Intern at PNNL in Richmond, Washington, poses by their sign.||Summer 2013 Interns (left to right): Katy Williams, Skylar Folkens, Hannah Fournier, Rachel Evans, Makenzie Daniels.|
- 8-10 weeks in length (June and July)
- Paid internship (housing) plus travel expenses to and from WA included
- Available to students at the end of their sophomore and junior year
- Avetec, a leader in simulation, modeling, and high-performance computing applications, arranges STEM internships for Noyce Scholars at PNNL. The students are assigned to a STEM research project related to their major field of study and produce a research report on their topic.The PNNL experience will challenge the students to engage in inquiry-, problem-, and project-based learning and then apply their learning both in the research area and in pedagogy, allowing them to accelerate their subject matter mastery and their teaching skills.
- Information sessions held fall and spring semester will offer applications due late Fall Semester each year. PNNL Interns for the summer of 2013 had a great time: newly chosen were Makenzie Daniels, Skylar Folkens & Hannah Fournier; they were joined by 2012-13 Noyce Scholars Rachel Evans and Katy Williams.
- PNNL Application at this link. Complete and return as per instructions.
Local Internships in Informal Educational Settings
Erica Precht '16 and Andre Lorenz '17 participated in the Hagen Center Promise Neighborhood Internships this summer. The goal was to teach middle school children concepts in math and science while having fun during the summer days. Both Lorenz and Precht found the internship to be much more than just teaching. They were able to create relationships with the children and learn more about the Springfield community through experimenting, taking trips and having fun with the kids. The staff was supportive and passionate about the cause that allowed to students also to be excited.
Erica Precht says... "The internship provided me the opportunity to teach something I am passionate about but also I learned to listen to a group of individuals that may not always get that chance. I will carry this experience around with me for the rest of my life."
Kevin Egan Ian Hammeran
Math Major Geology/ Financial Economics Double Major
Class of 2016 Class of 2015
Menna Abaye Zachary Moore
Biology/Business Double Major Business Marketing Major/ Environmental Science Minor
Class of 2015 Class of 2016
Science Club interns for 2013 Stephanie Brandstetter and Cara Vendeville
Math Club interns for 2013 Deidre Hooley and Haley Conkel
- 8 weeks in length (June and July)
- Paid internships and housing/meals (on campus)
- Available to students at the end of their freshmen and sophomore year
- Internship with the Susan Hirt Hagen Center for Civic and Urban Engagement in the Strengthening After-School Programs. Under the guidance of a mentor, interns will be responsible for planning and teaching math or science lessons for elementary/middle school students.
- Tutor-Counselor work with Witt's Upward Bound program. The primary responsibilities would be to assist with STEM and computational science coursework and related co-curricular activities to excite secondary school students about STEM disciplines.
Available for students who are completing their freshmen or sophomore year.
The Application form will be found at this link, when it becomes available in 2015.