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If you love science, enjoy people (especially children, youth, and families), and want to work in an environment where no two days are the same, we invite you to work with us. No jobs posted? Send us your resume to keep on file for contract and special opportunities.


Posting Date: 1/14/2020

Position: Hands-on STEM Educator Internship

Rate of Pay: $10 – $14/hour

Hours: 20-30/week

Start and end dates are negotiable. Prefer at least a 10 week commitment.

The STEM educator plans and leads hands-on STEM programming for pre-school – middle school youth in central South Dakota both in our science center and at schools and afterschool programs.

This position will also include assisting with events and preparing educational materials.

Training in a variety of STEM curricula and resources is provided including but not limited to: Great Explorations in Math & Science, NASA GLOBE & other NASA resources, numerous robotics and coding resources, and environmental education resources. The intern will be encouraged and supported in the effort to complete the National Geographic Educator Certification during this internship.

The opportunity for university credit is an option that can be initiated by university students with support from SDDC staff.

Travel is required so a valid driver’s license is required. Ability to lift up to 40lbs is needed.

Education or STEM majors are preferred. High school students, college students or recent college graduates are eligible to apply. Good communication skills, experience working with children, reliability, and ability to work independently are important.

There is potential for this internship to lead to a permanent position.

To apply: E-mail a cover letter (include dates of availability), resume and names and phone numbers for three references to


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Thank you to the 
Friends of the South Dakota Discovery Center. 
Friends provide on going support so that the
children and families in our community have access to hands-on science learning, now and in the future.

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