Aspen Science Center



he ntern-Educator (IE) Program attracts the best high-school students in the valley. IEs are trained in science topics, education, working with youth, and general social-emotional life skills. IEs help with program logistics and delivery, and are also tasked with developing new science activities for youth. Our IEs are paid for their work, and are an integral part of delivering our programs in addition to the valuable education and experience that they receive.

The IEs receive multiple benefits from this program:

  • Learn about new areas of science, and how to communicate them to audiences of kids and adults;
  • Create and deliver their own scientific lesson/demonstration;
  • Hone their skills as a teacher and presenter;
  • Meet professional scientists, mathematicians, and engineers;
  • Get hands-on experience setting up, running, and tearing down events;
  • Work in a supportive team environment where they can build friendships and long-term working relationships;
  • Learn about time and task management

Our Intern-Educators go places!

The ASC IE program looks great on a college application. But more importantly, our IEs go on to do great things!

  • Rhodes Scholarship Finalists (‘13 graduate)
  • Boettcher Scholarship Winner (‘16 graduate)
  • Boettcher Scholarship Winner (‘17 graduate)
  • Boettcher Scholarship Finalist (‘18 graduate, award status pending)
  • Early Admission to Princeton (’18 graduate)

Beyond the benefits to the IEs themselves, there is a much greater impact on the community and ASC overall. Aspen Science Center offers the public a wide variety of educational, science-themed programs throughout the summer.  Our Summer Interns play a large and crucial role in each of these programs. In fact, we could not possibly deliver our slate of summer programs without our IEs. Because of this, the IEs directly impact thousands of youth who attend our programs.



We are seeking sponsors to “adopt” our Intern-Educator for 2020! Your support helps us pay and support the IEs with training, supplies and, most importantly, their wages for the summer. You will have the opportunity to meet with your adopted IE throughout the summer, and learn what they have been doing.

Sponsorship is $1,500 per IE for the year.

Intern Educators in Action!