Internship Overview   (Scroll down to see samples of past MAOS internships)

The MAOS internship program provides experiences for students that most regular comprehensive high schools cannot offer, the opportunity for professional work experience under the supervision of an experienced professional in the field of math or science. Mentors are recruited for their willingness to share their work and expertise with students. The Professional Advisory Panel also assists MAOS in recruiting mentors and providing opportunities for MAOS internships.

Each MAOS student is required to complete an 80 hour internship in the field of math or science. Students are encouraged to begin thinking about their internships during their junior year.The internship is usually begun (and often completed) during the summer between the junior and senior year.

“In all, this is probably one of the most memorable periods of my life and will forever be... I now have an understanding of the scientific process through real world experience.”

The purpose of the internship is to give students skills and knowledge in math and science, experience not available in traditional high school classrooms. Often during the internship experience, students learn far more than is possible in a classroom experience about which careers they do and do not want to pursue.

The value of the internship program is best expressed by a quote from one student's Internship Log, "In all, this is probably one of the most memorable periods of my life and will forever be... I now have an understanding of the scientific process through real world experience."

Internship Documents

MAOS Internship Overview

MAOS Guide to Getting an Internship

GETTING STARTED
First Steps to a Successful Internship

GETTING TO KNOW YOU
Questions for Mentors & Students

 

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Past Student Internships

The following is a list of MAOS internships from previous years. These documents are organized by internship topic and provide a resource for students to use as they research current internship opportunities. 

MAOS Internships 2018

MAOS Internships 2017

MAOS Internships 2016

MAOS Internships 2015

 MAOS Internships 2014

 MAOS Internships 2013

 MAOS Internships 2012

 MAOS Internships 2011

 MAOS Internships 2010

 MAOS Internships 2009

 MAOS Internships 2008

 MAOS Internships 2007


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