Teen Science Scholars

Teen Science Scholars


Teen Science Scholars complete hands-on summer internships with Science Division staff at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Teen interns strengthen their investigative and communication skills, develop a peer network of students from across the state of Colorado, and share their work and experiences during a Showcase event at the end of the summer. To be eligible, applicants must be entering their junior or senior year of high school in the fall of 2023, be interested in learning more about a science-related career and be available for the duration of the internship (early June through the end of July). Teens from groups that have been historically marginalized from the sciences and individuals who will be the first generation in their family to complete a four-year college degree are strongly encouraged to apply

Teen Science Scholars receive a monthly stipend, bus passes, and Museum cafeteria vouchers to offset cost-of-living expenses during their internship. Transportation and supplies for fieldwork are provided by the Museum.

Teen Science Scholars is made possible with support from the Harvey Family Foundation, Daniels Fund, the Gateway Fund II of The Denver Foundation, the Paul and Harriet Rosen Teen Science Scholars Endowment, Dr. Paul & Mrs. Harriet Rosen, Marx-Stark Family Foundation, Robert Walker & Cristy Godwin, Phillip & Susan Greenberg, John G. Duncan Charitable Trust, Robert Zupkus & Janet Burda, Jon & Roxanne Isenhart, and Lael Moe & Cathy Fennelly, among other donors, and Dr. Richard Stucky, who was instrumental in founding the program.

The Teen Science Scholar Application will be available mid-January, 2023.

Teen Science Scholar Flyer English 

Teen Science Scholar Flyer Spanish


Teen Science Scholars


Applications will be reviewed and individuals will be notified to schedule an interview no later than March 28. Staff will be reviewing applications March 7 through March 27.

Interviews are scheduled for March 28 to April 8. All applicants will receive a response no later than April 25.

If you are selected as a Teen Science Scholar you will receive a $1,500 stipend. Stipends are not used as compensation but to offset expenses during the internship.

Yes, you can apply to be a Teen Science Scholar. Please keep in mind you must be physically present for your scheduled shifts at the Museum from June 4 to July 28.

The Museum does not provide housing for this program. We provide RTD bus passes to participants during their internship.

As long as you are eligible for the program you can apply in 2022.

This depends on the area you have been selected for. Schedules range from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m., Monday to Thursday, or 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Tuesday to Thursday. You will be informed of the schedule during your interview. All participants will take part in professional development workshops on Fridays.

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