Teen Technology Guide, Part time Internship (unpaid)


Program Summary

Teen Technology Guides (Teen Techs) is a volunteer internship program for sophomore through senior high school students ages 15-19 designed to nurture young leaders in our community and provide support for museum programs that relate to learning in a technological age.  Under the supervision of the Innovation Studios Manager, local high school students will work in Innovation Studios assisting staff in implementing engaging, hands-on experiences for museum visitors.  Interns will be selected and trained as a cohort for a specific session that corresponds to a season of museum programming, Fall/Winter (October-January), Spring (February-May) or Summer (June-August). Teen Techs will spend most of their time in direct service with guests in a variety of program formats. Interns will be held to the same expectations and standards as museum employees.


Basic Function and Responsibilities including but not limited to:

  • Learn hands-on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Design, and Math) and Maker activities and share them in exciting and creative ways with diverse audiences

  • Grow communication skills in interacting with guests of all ages

  • Proactively seek out guests and initiate conversations to provide exceptional guest experience

  • Participate in both team meetings and trainings/professional developments

  • Professionally represent the museum and its mission to guests

  • Be a fun, creative, and active member of the Innovation Studios Team and contribute positively to its team culture

  • Respond to all communications with the Manager of Innovation Studios in a timely and professional manner




  • Have experience in one or more specific areas related to technology and/or making, whether “high-tech” (computer programming, circuitry, robotics, etc.) or “low-tech” (hand tools, crafting, fine art, wood working, etc.)


  • Demonstrate an ability to communicate and demonstrate technical concepts effectively


  • Be able to create a welcoming environment for museum visitors  and actively engaging them in hands-on activities


  • Minimum time commitment: 

    • Attend required orientation session at beginning of internship

    • 40 hour commitment over any seasonal session

  • Age/Grade Requirements:

    • Be a student in good standing in grades 10-12 for school year cohort OR be a student in good standing entering grades 10-12 or first year of college for summer cohort

    • Be ages 15-19 at time of application

  • Compliance with all FWMSH employment policies required, including a background check and a parent or legal guardian signing required releases









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When established in 1941, the Museum was the first children's museum in Texas and one of the first children's museums in the nation.

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