Internships and Volunteering

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Can my group volunteer with the CEEd Core?

Yes. We welcome groups volunteering with the CEEd Core, particularly for large events and activities.

There are no required skills to volunteer at the CEEd Core:
Prior experience with youth engagement programming is preferred, but we welcome everyone who is committed to servicing the community and their needs.

Volunteer Opportunities

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Youth Engaged in Science (YES!)

YES! is a primary initiative of CEEd. On an outreach level, the YES! Program operates a few hosted services for the youth, such as working to showcase the UMN to students who would otherwise not have access to STEAM spaces, the Brain-in-a-Box classroom-guided neuroscience educational activities and curriculum, as well as multiple programs, camps, and activities throughout the year. Learn more about YES!

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Young Scientists

The Young Scientists Program aims to foster the interests of middle and high school students in scientific discovery. Young Scientists pairs Ph.D students, post-doctoral fellows, and professors in the Institute of Child Development (ICD) with middle and high school mentees and guides students along the process of research design, data collection, and data analysis within the field of developmental psychology. The program culminates in a research expo where mentees will have the opportunity to present their projects to friends, families, and peers. Mentors will be expected to meet with their students bi-weekly, for hour-long sessions over the academic year (September-May).