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Discovery Corps - A summer volunteer program just for teens

The Discovery Corps Camp Assistant Program for teens exists to foster student interest in science, nature, and technology by placing exceptional STEM minded teens in areas where they can interact with and teach Museum guests and camp children.

Requirements/Teacher Approval Form

Discovery Corps is open to students ages 14 and older who will be entering their freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior year of high school in the 2018-2019 school year. Teens must complete Discovery Corps prior to becoming a year-round volunteer. Upon the completion of Discovery Corps, students can request a transition to general volunteers, with Volunteer Services approval.

Session One
June 12 - July 14
Orientation: June 8 | 5pm
Final Project Presentation: July 16 | 6:30pm

Session Two
July 10 - Auguts 11
Orientation: July 8 | 5pm
Final Project Presentation: August 14 | 6:30pm


Email a copy of your resume, cover letter, and completed teacher approval form to in a single email with the subject line "Discovery Corps 2018 Application."

  • Complete 40 hours (Monday through Friday) in Discovery Camp from 8:30am-3pm (inclusive of one project with assigned camp group from 3pm-4:30pm)
  • Complete 20 hours of flexible, self-scheduled shifts throughout the Museum exhibit halls
  • Attend one orientation
  • Participate in the creation and presentation of one final project

To Apply