Unleash Your Passion for Science
Join the SMO Apprentice program!
Do you know someone 13 - 17 years-old who is ready to turn their love for science into action and wants to make a difference in their community? The Science Museum Oklahoma's Apprentice program is calling their name!
Dive into a year-long journey from May 2024 to April 2025, where you'll:
Imagine being immersed in experiments, professional development sessions, and exclusive museum experiences. Plus, you'll contribute to impactful projects and make a difference in your community.
You must be 13 – 17 years of age at the time of applying. A reliable mode of transportation to and from Science Museum Oklahoma is required. SMO Apprentices are not expected to have previous experience. We strive to create a supportive community that values each student’s unique strengths, challenges, and motivations.
We want students who …
- Have a passion for curiosity and discovery
- Are new to science research and want to build their skills
- Can commit to monthly meetings and additional volunteer hours
- Value teamwork and collaboration
- Look forward to working with a mentor who can help them find their path
SMO Apprentice Program Expectations
Apprentices are expected to attend orientation, participate in monthly meetings, and complete a volunteer checklist throughout the year. The once-a-month meetings (held on Saturdays) include experiments, professional development trainings, museum behind-the-scenes, project development, and more. The volunteer checklist contains opportunities such as being a SMO camp assistant for a week, helping in one of our tinkering spaces, and facilitating activities at SMO events. Volunteering hours will be recorded and can be applied as personal service or volunteer hours.
2024-25 Key Dates
|March 16, 2024
|April 13, 2024
May 11 & May 18, 2024
|May 29-31, 2023
2nd Saturday each month
July 2024-April 2025
- When applications are open on March 16, 2024, you will see an Apply button to fill out the application. Only 30 spots are available!
- Once the application deadline has past, select applicants will be invited to a group interview.
- Depending on the amount of applicants, there is a possibility of a second smaller interview later.
- Every stage of results will be notified via email submitted in application.
If you do not get selected, we encourage you to apply again every year that you are eligible.