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Science Department Internship - Fall Semster

Science, Technology & Engineering Internship

Our School:




Manville School is a therapeutic day school for K-10 students who experience emotional, neurological, or learning difficulties that have impacted their ability to succeed in previous school settings. Manville has a strong tradition of providing innovative educational programming and comprehensive, evidence-based clinical services. As a result of the integration of these service components, Manville is a school where students with challenging needs can experience academic success, social development, and emotional growth. This position serves to support the day-to-day activities of the STE Department for providing all curriculum, analysis of student progress, lab materials & supports for our teachers across our four schools serving grades K-10. Our curriculum comes in a variety of formats and we are constantly looking for ways to improve student accessibility for mastery of standards-based content that is in alignment with the revised Massachusetts STE standards. This internship will be supervised by the STE Curriculum Coordinator who has dual teaching certifications in Moderate Special Needs and Biology.




Qualifications:

Excellent written oral communication skills, punctuality, solid attendance, ability to handle multiple tasks, attend to details, meet deadlines, affinity with Google Docs/Word/ Excel, resourcefulness, problem-solving skills, strong work habits, and professionalism. Familiarity with the STE Massachusetts standards is helpful but not required.

It is preferred applicants be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program within science, education or psychology. An interview, cover letter, resume, 3 references, and background check is required.



Special Skills & Interests:

If an intern has a particular talent or interest we have incorporated it within our program. In past years interns have taken the initiative to complete the following projects:



·       With guidance, implement the latest executive functioning strategies into curriculum materials (graphic organizers, checklist, rubrics, etc.)

·       With guidance, modify award-winning STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) curriculum from the Museum of Science.

·       Pursuing small scale curriculum grants.

·       Organizing instructional material on Google drive for teachers & students

·       Researching & establishing community-based partnerships for field trips

·       Research habitat needs to set-up & maintain a saltwater aquarium for seahorses.

·       Set up virtual field trips through Powerpoint.

·       Assemble & modify lab kits for inquiry (K-10) specific to classroom needs.

·       Cast T.Rex fossils & set-up individual digging sites for middle schoolers.

·       Create displays & interact with guests at the World of Children Fundraiser at the Mandarin Hotel.

·       Customize an 8th grade NSTAR Energy of the Wind curriculum focusing on Wind Turbine experimentation.

·       Create a 3D science timeline display for the World of Children Fundraiser at the Charles Hotel.

·       Terrarium habitat set-up for earthworms, crickets, ants, mealworms.

·       Decomposition column construction using recycled 2 L soda bottles for a “Rot Race.”

·       Solicit free construction materials for our Science/Technology & Engineering initiative on building a wheelbarrow, a lever application, from area retailers that included Home Depot, Lowes & Payless Shoe Stores.

·       Create informative bulletin board displays highlighting Carol Dweck’s growth mindset with reference to scientific thinking.


Time Commitment:


This position is flexible with regards to scheduling days & times for the internship around coursework. We are ideally looking for 8 hours a week with flexible scheduling to accommodate classes. We do provide breakfast and lunch free of charge. There are opportunities for free trainings that have included (CPR, 1st Aid, & CPI). Many of our interns have gone on towards paid employment within our school community.