The Nature Lab is a research forum at RISD for exploring the exciting connections between art, science and design. This internship will involve developing and delivering two curriculum modules that make use of the lab’s collections and imaging systems to promote learning in science, technology, engineering and math through an arts approach. The student will gain direct experience with curriculum building to serve K-12 students, as well as the opportunity to become familiar with natural history museum type resources and activities. There will also be optional field trips to nearby sites to help the intern identify field components that may supplement their proposed activities.
Projects include: - Create defined programs for visiting students whose schools seek to use our facilities to supplement their science curricula. - Responsible for outreach to local schools and camps, and coordinate at least two school visits to test the efficacy of the intern's modules. - Curriculum planning, creation of handouts and promotional materials. - Receive training on lab's equipment, including microscopes, 3d scanners, high-speed video cameras and GIS software.
Qualifications - Coursework in education and some background in a field of scientific study - Detail oriented, with a commitment to following through on projects - Excellent writing and computer skills - Outgoing personality and a willingness to work with schools and camps
Application To apply for this position, please send all required information listed under "How to Apply" to Jennifer Bissonnette, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “Arts Intern” in the subject line in your e-mail.