Application Deadline: April 2 (11:59 PM), 2021. 

Careers in Science (CiS)

An intern dissecting an animal.

Careers in Science is a multi-year, year-round paid internship and youth development program for San Francisco youth who come from communities typically underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields.

  • Grades: 9-12 (must apply in grade 9 or 10)
  • Commitment: 2-3 years
  • Schedule: Training and work hours vary during school year and summer
  • Cost: CiS interns are paid Academy employees

Teen Science Night (#TSN)

Coral Reef Dive at Teen Science Night

#TeenScienceNight 2021 is a youth-only virtual event. #TSN is planned for teens by teens, for a fun and free night to learn, engage with science, and connect with the Bay Area community.

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Schedule: May 1, 5:00-7:00 PM, PST
  • Location: California Academy of Sciences
  • Cost: Free

Science Action Club (SAC)

Youth Conducting Citizen Science

Science Action Club (SAC) provides afterschool and summer learning organizations with high quality staff training, teaching kits, and STEM activities that inspire youth to explore nature and conduct citizen science investigations.

  • Grades: 5-8
  • Schedule: Afterschool, weekends, or summer
  • Location: Find a club near you
  • Cost: Varies by location

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