Buzz Lab 6.0 Teen Internship


Buzz Lab 6.0 will be an eight-day paid internship during Summer 2019 for teens interested in art, science, and the environment. Buzz Lab interns engage in learning, teaching, creating, sustaining and advocating for the livelihood of pollinators in a healthy ecosystem.

Buzz Lab interns will work with scientists, artists, and teachers to learn and discuss the importance of pollinators, create works of public art, and participate in gardening and research in the Pollinator Garden at Plains Art Museum and other sites. This year there will be 12 spots available to first or second-year interns. Interns who have participated in Buzz Lab for 2 years or more will apply for a leadership team position. 6 interns will be chosen for the leadership team.

Interns must firmly commit to working four days on June 10-13 and three follow-up sessions: June 25 (rain date June 27), July 24-25, and September 29 (rain date October 6).

This is an 8-day paid internship: After completing the first 4 days June 10-13 (9 am – 4 pm), participants will be paid $120.00. There will be follow up sessions on June 25, July 24-25, and September 29, and participants will be paid $30.00 for each of these follow-up sessions. Lunch and snacks will be provided for each full work day.


Applications are due at 5 pm on Thursday, March 21, 2019.
They may be mailed to Plains Art Museum, Attn: Buzz Lab, 704 First Ave. N., Fargo ND 58102, or completed online below. If you have any questions please email

> Download Buzz Lab application.


  • Ages 12-18 on the first day of the internship (June 10) may apply
  • Must be available June 10-13, June 25, July 24-25, and September 29. This year’s program will include a one-day trip to the Ekre Grassland Preserve on June 25 (rain date June 27).
  • Transportation to and from the Museum (704 First Ave. N., downtown Fargo) is preferred. We understand that this may be a hardship for some families; please note on the application if you will need help with transportation.
  • Demonstrates enthusiasm and willingness to work as part of a team.

Buzz Lab Application Workshop
Saturday, March 16, 1 – 3 PM

Stop by Plains Art Museum to receive feedback and assistance with your Buzz Lab 6.0 application. Applications are due Thursday, March 21.
Buzz Lab is made possible with support from ArtPlace America, the Bush Foundation, NDSU Junior Master Gardener, NDSU School of Natural Resources, and the Phyllis Thysell Fund for Education. ArtPlace America is a collaboration of leading national and regional foundations, banks, and federal agencies accelerating creative placemaking across the U.S.