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Buzz Lab 6.0 Teen Internship
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2019 BUZZ LAB APPLICATION
Applications are due at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, 2019.
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 (9:00 AM – 4:00 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 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, 2019. They may be mailed to Plains Art Museum, Attn: Buzz Lab, 704 First Ave. N., Fargo ND 58102, e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, or submitted through this web form.
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. We encourage students interested in art, science, and the environment to apply, especially those who would be the first to attend college in their family and those from diverse communities.
BUZZ LAB APPLICATON WORKSHOP
Saturday, March 16, 1-3 pm • Plains Art Museum Presentation Center
Stop by to receive feedback on your in progress Buzz Lab application! Two reviewers will be present to give you feedback and tips related to your Buzz Lab application.
Items marked with an asterisk* are required.
ZIP / Postal Code
Alternate Phone Number
Name of School
Year in School
Date of Birth / Age
Languages spoken other than English
Will you need help with transportation to the Museum?
Please answer the following questions with thoughtful responses of at least 100 words for each question.
1. Tell us why you are interested in being part of this program, and what you hope to learn, or what skills you’d like to gain from this experience?
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2. What creative and/or scientific talents, skills, and interests will you bring to the Buzz Lab program at Plains Art Museum?
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3. Why do you think pollinators are important?
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4. How will your values and life experiences contribute to this year’s Buzz Lab?
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LEADERSHIP TEAM QUESTIONS
If you have participated in Buzz Lab two times or more and would like to be part of the leadership team, answer the following questions with thoughtful responses of at least 150 words.
1. Why do you want to continue as a Buzz Lab 6.0 intern?
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2. What is the most significant thing you’ve learned through Buzz Lab?
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3. What qualities do you have that make you a good leader? How will you draw upon these qualities to impact Buzz Lab?
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Submit one letter of recommendation from a teacher, advisor, or mentor (not a family member). Please ask the person who is writing the recommendation to address the following questions in their letter, as well as anything else they’d like to share. Recommendation letters can be mailed to: Plains Art Museum, Attn: Buzz Lab, 704 First Ave. N., Fargo ND 58102, or e-mailed to email@example.com.
• Why is this person a good fit for this opportunity?
• How has this person demonstrated interest in art, insects, and/or the environment?
• How could this experience help this person grow and expand their horizons?
• If this person is applying to be on the leadership team: why would they make a good leader?
CREATIVE SAMPLE (OPTIONAL)
Optional: you are welcome to submit information about an art, science, or another kind of creative project that you have done, which seems relevant to this experience. It can be submitted as a document, a photograph, or a video.
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