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									                                          Application for:

  American Museum of Natural History
   High School Internship Programs
              Saltz Expedition Center Internship Program
                                         SUMMER 2008




                              APPLICATION DEADLINE
                                  April 14th, 2008

Detailed information about the Saltz Expedition Center Internship Program can be found on our website
at http://education.amnh.org/highschool



                                                          Submit application to:
                                                          Zohar Ris
                                                          American Museum of Natural History
                                                          Rose Center for Earth and Space - 4th Floor
                                                          Central Park West at 81stth Street, New York,
                                                          NY 10024-5192
                                                          (212) 313-7686
                                                          Fax (212) 769-5329
                                                          Attention: Saltz Internship Program


    Please contact the Saltz Expedition Center Program at saltzprogram@amnh.org if you have any questions or need
                                             assistance with the application.
Saltz Expedition Center Internship Program:

The Saltz Expedition Centers are moveable carts with interactive activities available to museum visitors. Because
of the highly interactive nature of these exhibits, we rely on interns and volunteers to demonstrate and explain the
activities to the public. An intern working with one of the Saltz Expedition Centers is in a position to open and
expand the minds of the thousands of children who visit the museum annually. Interns using the Expedition Centers
provide enrichment for our visitors on several levels: they provide visual and tactile demonstrations of abstract
concepts, they encourage and answer questions, and they bring the museum's exhibits to life, kindling a child's
lasting interest in science.

Eligibility and Requirements
Strong preference will be given to students who have taken at least two after-school courses, preferably two in one
of our subject areas (Earth and Space, Ocean Life, or Dinosaurs). Students who have taken some or no after school
courses may still apply. New York City high school students who are over the age of 16 and/or are in or completed,
11th, or 12th grade are eligible to apply. Applicants must go to school within the five boroughs of New York City.

Summer Program Schedule
There are three primary elements to the internship – training, weekly seminars, and internship hours.
Training Session: Training for the summer internship program will be offered from Monday June 30th to Thursday
July 3rd, 10:00AM – to 4:00 PM.
**Training is MANDATORY**

Seminar Schedule: Every Monday from July 7th – August 18th 10 am to 2 pm.
Individualized Shift* Schedule: 12 hours per week from July 7th to August 17th. Individualized schedule is
determined in June.
*A shift is 2 hours long.
You will not have the choice of having 3 shifts on one day, but two consecutive shifts will be allowed.

A commitment of 12 hours per shift week is expected and required. Shifts can be filled on weekdays and
weekends. At least one shift per week must be on weekends. An individualized shift schedule will be developed to
accommodate each student’s schedule.




    Please contact the Saltz Expedition Center Program at saltzprogram@amnh.org if you have any questions or need
                                             assistance with the application.
AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
High School Internship Programs
Application Deadline: March 31, 2008

A. Personal Information

Name: _____________________________________________________________ Male ___ Female ___
         (First)                                (Last)
Address: _____________________________________________________________________________
         (Number and Street)                (Apt. #)           (Borough)   (Zip)
Telephone:     _______________________                  Second        Telephone          (e.g.      cell,       work):
_______________________
           (Area Code)    (Number)                                                     (Area Code)          (Number)
Email address: ______________________________________________ Birth date (m/d/y): __________

Racial/Ethnic                         Identification                                                        (Optional):
_____________________________________________________

Parent’s/Legal Guardian’s Name: _________________________________________________________

Parent’s address (If different from above): __________________________________________________

Parent’s telephone: ____________________ Parent’s email: ___________________________________
(If different from above)

School currently attending: ______________________________________________________________

School                                                                         address:
________________________________________________________________________
                  (Number and Street)                         (Borough)  (Zip)

School    telephone          number:         ________________________________                    Current           grade:
___________________
                                (Area code)       (Number)

School attending Fall 2007: ______________________________________________________________
(If different from current school)


B. How did you hear about this program?

____ Museum staff member
____ School teacher
____ Web
____ Direct mailing
____ School visit
____ Fellow students

   Please contact the Saltz Expedition Center Program at saltzprogram@amnh.org if you have any questions or need
                                            assistance with the application.
____ Other (please indicate) _________________________________________




   Please contact the Saltz Expedition Center Program at saltzprogram@amnh.org if you have any questions or need
                                            assistance with the application.
C. Please list all the AMNH after-school courses you have completed. Make sure that you include
the year that you took the course.




D. Please indicate your preference for a hall below (You will be trained to use the carts in both
Halls):

                ____ Cullman Hall of the Universe
                ____ Milstein Hall of Ocean Life and the Dinosaur Fossil Halls

E. Please list any extracurricular activities, such as clubs, teams, or other science programs, in
which you currently participate. Also note any school honors or other special awards (such as
science fairs) that you would like us to know about.




F. Please list your previous job or volunteer experiences, including dates and a one-sentence
description of your duties.




G. Please write a 250-500 word essay about yourself that addresses the questions listed below. Type
your essay on a separate piece of paper and attach it to your application; make sure you put your
name at the top of the page.

Why are you a good candidate for an AMNH internship? Why are you interested in the sciences? How
will this experience at the Museum help you further your academic and career goals?

H. Please enclose a copy of your most recent report card. We’re interested in what courses you’ve
taken and where you are in your educational path. We will look at grades as only one portion of your



    Please contact the Saltz Expedition Center Program at saltzprogram@amnh.org if you have any questions or need
                                             assistance with the application.
overall application. So if your grades aren’t stellar, don’t be discouraged; please submit an application
anyway!

I. Recommendations. You will need recommendations from at least two adults who know you well,
other than your parents or family members. One recommendation must be from a teacher; the other may
also be from a teacher or from another adult who knows you, such as someone from your youth program,
after-school program, or workplace. Written recommendations can be attached to this application, or sent
in separately by the recommender. Recommendations must include the recommender’s telephone number
and email address. Please list their names below:

Name:            ___________________________________________                                         Title/Affiliation:
______________________

Name:            ___________________________________________                                         Title/Affiliation:
______________________

I hereby certify that the information on this form is truthful, and has been provided in consultation with
my parent or guardian.

Signature of Student: _________________________________________ Date: ____________


Signature of Parent/Guardian: __________________________________ Date: ____________

APPLICATION CHECK LIST:
√    Completed and signed application
√    Essay
√    Two letters of recommendation
√    Copy of your most recent report card


MAIL APPLICATION AND MATERIALS TO:
Zohar Ris
American Museum of Natural History
                                    th
Rose Center for Earth and Space - 4 Floor
                           th
Central Park West at 81st Street,
New York, NY 10024-5192
(212) 313-7686
Attention: Saltz Internship Program




    Please contact the Saltz Expedition Center Program at saltzprogram@amnh.org if you have any questions or need
                                             assistance with the application.

								
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