What is E-Team?
ECHO’s E-Team is a paid internship program that gives teens opportunities to engage visitors through science and engineering activities and interpretation of exhibit areas. Each spring, we look for students with an interest in STEM to help staff these exhibits and run activities in various science fields geared towards our young audience. In addition to helping ECHO fulfill its mission, participants will gain valuable science content knowledge, job skills, a stipend of $1500 for the year, social opportunities with new peers, and leadership experience.
Who is it for?
E-Team is for all 9-12th grade students who are able to commit to involvement for the entire academic year. E-Team members will spend a few hours in the museum each Saturday or Sunday to gain hands-on experience. Students will also meet weekly on Wednesdays to discuss science careers, be introduced to STEM professionals in Vermont, and develop job skills and leadership skills necessary to be successful not only in their position at ECHO, but also in the workforce in general.
How Can I Get Involved?
Applications for E-Team are now closed for the 2023-24 school year. Applications for 2024-25 will be available in April 2024.
Other Teen Volunteer Opportunities
If you are 16 or over, consider becoming an education or animal care volunteer. Every semester we have many volunteer positions that are important to making ECHO a leading educational institution and valuable community resource. ECHO Education STEM Activity Facilitators guide guests through hands-on problem solving activities by asking questions, and encouraging guests to think like engineers in Engineer It. ECHO Animal Care volunteers assist our staff with caring for and managing the more than 70 species of animals in our collection.
Develop skills in working with people of all ages, help interpret our exhibit galleries, discovery spaces, and live animals and help ECHO maintain the commitment to delighting and educating all of our guests. Volunteers help bring the exhibits alive for all of our visitors.