Summer Engineering Education /Advocacy Intern – National Center for Technological Literacy® (NCTL®)

Description

The Intern will research current initiatives within K-12 technology and engineering education on the local, state and national levels using credible information sources available on the internet such as online journals, professional organizations, and government agencies. In addition support and facilitate the Gateway professional development institutes. She/he will also be responsible for supporting the NCTL/Gateway website and other NCTL strategic projects as assigned.

Department Summary

The Museum of Science, Boston established the National Center for Technological Literacy® (NCTL®) in 2004 to inspire the next generation of engineers and innovators. The NCTL mission focuses on these goals: 1) Adding engineering to K-12 core curriculum throughout the United States; 2) Professional development, support, and guidance for educators; 3) Advocacy & Outreach for the development and implementation of Engineering and Technology standards and assessments and; 4) Building strategic leadership to raise awareness and increase understanding of engineering everywhere.

The Gateway Project plays an integral part in NCTL’s plan by assisting school districts to develop a strategic plan of action to implement systemic changes to their Engineering/ Technology education program. In Massachusetts, the project has reached over 450 educators and over 450,000 students (about 48% of MA public school enrollment). Components of the Gateway model are also being replicated in Maine, New Hampshire and Texas.

Responsibilities

- Assist with research support activities
- Develop leadership skills through participating in team projects
- Support of the NCTL/ Gateway Project website
- Develop tools to use in accomplishing the goals of NCTL

Minimum Qualifications

- Students in the field of education or engineering with college–level coursework in science, technology, education, engineering, mathematics or other related fields
- Skilled in the use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Knowledge of MS Access is a plus
- Willingness to learn and an ability to take initiative
- Excellent written and verbal skills
- Experience working on research or evaluation projects a plus
- Proficiency using web search tools and social media

Additional Details

Hours / Days Per Week

14-21 hours per week, flexible hours within Mon-Fri 9-5.

Compensation

$8 or $8.25 hourly

Duration

Summer 2014 (May/June-August)

How To Apply

In order to be considered for an internship, please email the internship program coordinator with the following:

  • The exact internship position title in the subject line
  • A cover letter detailing your interest in and relevant experience related to a specific internship position
  • A resumé that includes contact information of three references

You may apply for multiple positions; please send a separate email with a tailored cover letter for each position. Emails are preferred and can be processed more quickly. However, we are also able to accept cover letters and resumés by mail or fax if necessary:

Mail to:

Internship Program Coordinator Museum of Science Science Park Boston, MA 02114

617-589-0362 (FAX) interncoordinator@mos.org

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Museum of Science seeks to recruit, hire, develop, promote, and retain individuals from racially and culturally diverse backgrounds and persons with disabilities. We strive to create and sustain a more affirming environment for all staff, interns, volunteers, trustees and overseers. We value expertise gained at the Museum and encourage professional development and career growth.