Robotics Ambassador Intern (Unpaid)
The Robotics Ambassador will fulfill the Adler’s mission by inspiring classmates and teammates at their school to engage in the exploration of their world through the field of robotics. The Intern will collaborate with other Adler interns to manage a competitive robotics team at their school, endorsed by their school administration, under the supervision of a qualified adult, and with the support of professional, Adler STEM Mentors.
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Assemble a Team – Interns will recruit and assemble a competitive team of interested students at their school. Interns must have secured the support of their administration and identified a qualified adult team sponsor (a teacher, staff person or volunteer at their school).
• Convene Regular Meetings – Interns will hold regular weekly meetings at their school to convene team members and make progress on team goals. Interns will be responsible for tracking weekly attendance, assigning tasks, and holding their teammates accountable.
• Research and Develop Project Ideas – Interns will research robot construction and programming equipment, techniques and design to develop a robot for submission to regional and international competitions.
• Document Your Work – Interns are expected to take regular meeting notes, keep a project calendar, make task lists, write blog postings, create websites, write project reports and/or create presentation posters to document the progress and status of your robotics projects and share with others.
• Maintain Regular Contact – Interns are expected to carefully communicate their work as they make progress, using both traditional methods and digital technology. Interns are expected to maintain regular communication with their STEM Mentors using an online project management platform (ex. Minigroup) and email in order to share goals, progress, discovered graphs/charts and engage in conversations with their peers.
Education and Experience:
• Demonstrated interest in robotics or science, technology, engineering or math related project work (i.e. science fair or involvement in an after school club);
• Demonstrated aptitude for team collaboration and independent project completion.
• Enrolled in a school that is a past Education Department Robotics Club or Team Partner (ex. Air Force Academy High School);
• Able to demonstrate that they are actively forming a team at their school, including written letters of support from a school administrator and an identified school appointed adult team sponsor (teacher, staff or volunteer appointed by the school to be responsible for team activities).
• Past experience in the Adler Youth Community preferred.
• Attend a general volunteer orientation session.
• Interns should have been past participants in Adler Robotics clubs and will be working with STEM Mentors and qualified adult team sponsors.
• They will receive training as needed in situ under the supervision of adults.
• Interns will meet with senior Education department youth programs staff in order to understand their responsibilities.
• Make a commitment of one internship season;
• Regularly attend team meetings at least once a week at their school, with a minimum 80% attendance;
• Attend monthly robotics community meetings with senior Education department youth programs staff at the Adler.
• Make continual progress on project goals in a timely manner;
• Respond promptly to mentor communications, using the communication tools provided, within one business day;
• Submit weekly project updates, revisions and drafts using online project management platform (minigroup);
• Report absences well in advance of meeting, or in emergency cases, within 24 hours of the meeting but not after.
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