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Internship Opportunities


OSUTeach and Noyce support paid internship opportunities for OSUTeach majors, and undergradutate majors in biological science, chemistry, geology, mathematics, and physics. Noyce Summer Recruitment Internships and OSUTeach Summer Internships are placed in the spring and occur primarily in the summer, with some internships lasting throughout the year. These paid internships provide opportunities for students to gain education experience in zoos, aquariums, museums, summer camps for children, summer STEM classes, and in the public schools during summer school. You must be majoring in biological science, chemistry, geology, mathematics, or physics and have a GPA of at least 2.5 or higher to be eligible for the internships. The pay rates and hours available vary by internship. Some internships are only for a week or weekend, and some can last the full summer term. All interns are required to showcase the results of their internship during an Internship Showcase in the fall semester following the internship. Follow OSUTeach on facebook and twitter to receive future application announcements.

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Descriptions of some of our previous internship opportunities are provided below. New internship opportunities will be added to this list as they become available. 

Oklahoma Aquarium in Jenks, OK
Assist the education team in teaching classes to children and Aquarium guests. Help facilitate a day camp and create lessons to teach at the camp (for example, a previous intern researched and created a lesson on jellyfish). Explore the aquarium and see what happens behind the scenes!

Oklahoma City Zoo
Assist with summer camps, prepare snacks and crafts, and help campers around the zoo. Assist in teaching lessons and handling lesson props like biofacts, animals, posters, etc.

Tulsa Union Public Schools with the Tulsa STEM Alliance in Tulsa, OK
Work with multiple camps. For example, an all girls robotics camp at Union High School or an engineering camp that built a deck for the Tulsa Zoo. Work with kids of many ages in a variety of teaching environments.

Fab Lab in Tulsa, OK
Learn how to use different engineering machinery as well as teaching students how to operate these complex machines. Use laser cutters, 3D printers, vinyl cutters, shop bots and more. Help students design and build their own creations. Previous interns assisted students with designing a skateboard and high school students with designing a lamp, all on computer softwares. This internship provides an amazing education experience as well as broadening science and engineering skills.

Tulsa Zoo
The Cox Nature Exchange in the education department allows you to assist with education outreach programs. Work with children ranging from 6-12 years old in summer camps. Assist in teaching lessons and handling lesson props like biofacts, animals, posters, etc. Learn about informal education and the wonderful world of zoo education.

Upward Bound at Oklahoma State University
Be an assistant teacher for the Upward Bound science classes at OSU. Help teach biology, chemistry, and physics in a classroom setting to high school kids of different ages in the life science building on campus. Help the students understand concepts that were taught in class along with assigned classwork and homework. As well, create a curriculum for one day of each week and teach it to the classes.

Assist in running various programs at Stillwater's Wondertorium. The Wondertorium engages children, and adults, in inquiry-based exploration, creativity and learning through play. Participate in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) activities geared to engage young minds through movement and play.

Assist Stillwater Public School teachers to plan for, and run a three week long STEM camp for local middle school students. During the camp students explore engineering through various activities. As well as a visit to Stillwater Airport to tour and explore the MD-80.

Other STEM Opportunities
We are always looking for new possible STEM education internship sites. If you know of a STEM site in OKC, Tulsa, Stillwater or beyond, please contact us at osuteach@okstate.edu