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Adler Youth Programs

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Get Involved this Fall 

The Adler Youth Programs place teens in professional museum roles that vary from positions in Visitor Experience and Learning, to basic Research. The goal of the Adler’s teen opportunities is to build real-world, transferable job skills, while providing students with authentic experiences in space science and STEM career trajectories.

Questions? Contact us at youthprograms@adlerplanetarium.org

Teen Opportunities

Astro-Journalism

AstroJournalist interns will research Zooniverse-related science topics and write informative articles for the Astro-Journalist blog and relevant Zooniverse project blogs. During the course of their research and writing, students will collaborate with adult STEM mentors, Zooniverse project scientists, developers and educators; interpret and incorporate graphs and charts in their writing; and develop critical reading and editing skills.

  • Unpaid internship, March – June
  • Research current topics in science with the help of a scientist mentor
  • Regularly attend meetings once a week, minimum three per month;

The application window for the Spring 2014 session is now closed. Please check back in the fall for information on future Astro-Journalist sessions.

Summer Internship Program

The Adler Planetarium High School Internship Program places students in professional museum roles that vary from delivering public education programs to building space science experiments to working on the Adler's social media presence. All interns are expected to collaboratively plan a culminating Community Bash for family, friends, and neighbors.

  • This is a paid high school internship.
  • 2014 Internship dates: June 18 - Aug. 8.
  • Schedule: 10 am - 4 pm, Monday - Friday.

Read the information packet for complete program and application information. The application window for Summer 2014 is now closed.

Web-Making for Civic Action

Want to use the power of the web to make change in your community? Apply to be a part of the Adler's Web-Making for Civic Action workshops!

From January to May, the Adler Planetarium will offer beginner-level hacking workshops to teach you the basics of the web development process and to help you use these skills to build an issue-focused website by the end of the course. For program dates and more information, visit the online flyer.

Space is limited! Apply online by Friday, December 13, to be involved in these exciting workshops.

Participants will receive a stipend upon completion for their food and transportation costs.


    Girls Do Hack

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    Hack for change

    The Adler hosted its first all-women hack day last November. Teams of girls ages 14-18 were paired with women working in STEM careers to explore science, technology, engineering and math, while creating and having fun.

    Stay tuned for our 2014 Girls Do Hack!


    Youth programs at the Adler Planetarium are supported by Microsoft.