The National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath<momath.org>) is now accepting applications for its high school internship program. This is a unique opportunity for the 2016-2017 school year.
MoMath<momath.org> is the only museum in the United States dedicated to math. Its engaging, hands-on exhibits draw visitors of all ages and illuminate the patterns that shape the world around us. Since it opened its doors in 2012, MoMath has been providing enlightening and enjoyable experiences for visitors of all ages. It is located in Manhattan, on the north end of Madison Square Park.
* The interns’ main duties will be to share their love of mathematics by interacting with visitors on the floor of the Museum, explaining the mathematical concepts behind the exhibits, and helping visitors to get the most out of their MoMath experience.
* They may also assist on occasion with the business and administrative aspects of running the Museum.
* Interns will work one weekend day per week from September to June, with flexibility to occasionally make scheduling changes as needed (e.g., during exam weeks).
* Intern positions are unpaid.
This is an extraordinary chance for high school students to train with educators and docents who specialize in math, to develop interpersonal and communication skills, and to include a unique and substantial experience with a one-of-a-kind institution on their college applications.
Follow these links to obtain details about the internship program<http://momath.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/MoMath-High-School-Internship-Details-Fall-2016.pdf> and the application form<http://momath.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/MoMath-High-School-Internship-Application-Fall.pdf>.
Please note that applications will be reviewed as they are received and there are a limited number of spots available; please advise interested students to submit their materials promptly. The final deadline for applications is Friday, September 30.
The application requires a transcript and three teacher recommendation letters; applicants may substitute the final report card from the 2015-2016 school year in place of the transcript. Teacher recommendations need not be submitted with the initial application, but should be sent as quickly as possible.
All application materials should be emailed to students<mailto:students>.
Feel free to direct any inquiries to that address as well or to call (212) 542-0566. We look forward to hearing from your students.
National Museum of Mathematics
11 East 26th Street
New York, NY 10010