Hatch Makerspace Youth Internship
Hatch internships are available to youth aged 16-19 who have not yet received their high school diploma or equivalent. An internship is an exciting way to learn all of the Hatch equipment and customer service skills in a safe, inclusive, and structured environment. Interns will help Hatch visitors with their projects, including giving tours, helping to find materials and equipment, and specific help with 3D printing, laser cutting, sewing, electronics, vinyl cutting, computers, and/or woodworking.
Interns are expected to complete a one-hour orientation and be at Hatch for a total of 36 hours over 4-8 weeks. Interns will receive community service hours for their time at Hatch once they complete a final presentation. For their final presentation, interns will choose one technology area with which they are previously unfamiliar and create a final project that they will present to the Hatch community.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Hatch cannot accept more than two interns at a time.
Hatch also accepts interns through the Watertown Community Foundation (WCF) internship program. WCF internships are more time intensive and paid. To learn more, please contact Adrienne Eaton at the Watertown High School Guidance Office (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Once accepted: If you are under 18, please have your parent fill out the Youth Volunteer Internship permission form and bring it with you to your first shift.
The Final Project
- What is the project area you would like to work on?
- Describe a project you would like to make in your chosen project area. How will you complete this project? Please outline each step. How will you document your project and the steps you use to complete it? (500 word max)
Final Project Presentation
You will present your project and the process you used to create your project to a public audience at Hatch Makerspace on a Monday at 7pm (to be scheduled once your Project Proposal is accepted). Presentations should be a minimum of 10 minutes long but not exceed 20 minutes. Presentations should include a speaking component and a Question & Answer session. Your presentation may also include images, text, and/or a demonstration.