Weekday Explainer Program Application

By completing this application you have agreed that the responses are your own words and thoughts.

Today's Date 10/21/2016
*First Name
*Last Name
*Address: Street
Apt #
*Zip Code
*Phone Number
Cell Phone
*Date of Birth MM/DD/YYYY
*E-mail Address

Parent/Guardian Information

*Parent/Guardian Name
*Their relation to you
*Daytime Number
Cell Phone
Email Address

School Information

*Current Middle or High School
School Address
*Councilor/Advisor/Teacher Name
*Contact Email
*Contact Phone #
*Your Projected High School Graduation Date (Month/Year)

Please designate available weekday shifts:

Tuesdays: 9:15am - 5:30pm
Wednesdays: 9:15am - 5:30pm
Thursdays: 9:15am - 5:30pm
Fridays: 9:15am - 5:30pm

The following questions provide an opportunity for you to express your interests to us. Please take time to answer all the questions thoughtfully and completely. (All fill in writing fields are limited to 900 characters.)

*1. How did you find out about the Intern Explainer Program?

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*2. Why do want to join the program?

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*3. What are your interests? Favorite subjects? Extra-curricular activities?

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*4. Describe an interesting experience you have had within an area of science.

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*5. What type of experiences have you had interacting with or working with children or teaching?

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*6. Describe any other work you have done (internships, paid work or as a volunteer):

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*7. If you already have ideas about a future college or career path, describe them:

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Before you fill out the application

Here’s what you will need to get started:

  • An e-mail address where you will be receiving all correspondence from the Botanical Garden (We will e-mail you if you are selected for an interview.)
  • Emergency Contact information, including an e-mail address and daytime phone number of a parent or guardian
  • The e-mail address and phone number of a school contact (teacher, advisor, or guidance counselor) who knows you are applying
  • The name and address of your current school
  • Your projected high school graduation date (month/year)
  • The days and times you will be available to volunteer each week

TIPS for making a good application great!

  • Type all of your essay responses into a separate document (such as a Word file), making sure to correct spelling and grammatical errors before pasting into the application. (Be sure to save it!)
  • Include how your interest in the Explainer Program is unique! Tell us something meaningful about yourself. Do not tell us that you want to join the program because you “need service hours” or because you “need a job.” Explainers are unpaid interns.