February 26, 2024

Application Period for Discovery Place Summer Youth Apprenticeship Opens March 1 

Students currently enrolled in high school or rising grade 9, ages 14-18, can apply for a summer apprenticeship with Discovery Place Science or Discovery Place Kids – Huntersville 

Media Contact: Sarah Wheat | swheat@discoveryplace.org 

CHARLOTTE, NC (February 26, 2024) – Discovery Place announces the application period for its 2024 Summer Youth Apprenticeship opens this Friday, March 1. Each year, the Youth Development program at Discovery Place gives high school students valuable, real-world experience working with industry professionals in STEM programming and education.  

“We’re excited to welcome a new apprentice class to our Museums this summer,” said Discovery Place Chief Science Officer Heather Norton. “Providing high school students with the opportunity to build leadership skills and gain professional support for their academic and career aspirations is one-way Discovery Place invests in the next generation of leaders in the STEM industry.” 

To be considered for the program, youth between the ages of 14-18 must be enrolled in high school or entering Grade 9 in the fall of 2024, show an interest in pursuing a career in STEM and complete an online application by March 31, 2024. In addition, applicants must have two recommendation forms submitted on their behalf and participate in an interview with Discovery Place Youth Development staff. 

Details regarding the application process can be found on the Youth Development page on Discovery Place’s website. 

About Discovery Place 
Discovery Place brings science, nature, and design together to create transformative experiences that enable the community to understand, enjoy and apply science to their lives. Discovery Place is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and leader in STEM education to the Carolinas through four distinct museum experiences—Discovery Place Science, Discovery Place Nature, Discovery Place Kids Huntersville and Discovery Place Kids Rockingham. Discovery Place serves over 750,000 people a year—through Museum visitations, interactive educational programming, professional development training and community outreach initiatives—shaping a future where people embrace science to create opportunities, build hope, solve problems and bring positive change for our world. In 2017, Discovery Place was named as a finalist for the National Medal by the Institute for Museum and Library Science. Discovery Place is supported, in part, by the Infusion Fund and its generous donors.