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The Maker Education Initiative is looking for new Maker Corps recruits. The application deadline has been extended to March 8 at midnight so if you are a young adult with an interest in making and looking for summer employment in maker education and leadership, you’d better act quickly. Here’s how it works: 

If accepted as a Maker Corps Member, you will:

  • Be employed at a host site for the summer of 2013 to engage children and families in creative projects that develop problem-solving skills, while gaining experience serving as a community leader.  All host sites are youth-serving organizations such as libraries, museums, and schools. For a current list and map of host sites, click here.
  • Join a select community training with peers in an online, interactive Spring Development Camp, making, inventing, collaborating, and preparing for host site placements.
  • Develop a creative portfolio of your work, project development, and ideas to aid in future career opportunities.
  • Receive a “possibility box” full of materials, tools, surprises, and cool stuff designed to spark exploration and experimentation.

To qualify, you must be at least 18 years old as of April 1, 2013, be available for eight weeks of online training April–May and reside in one of the host site cities for the summer of 2013. The application deadline is March 8. Click here to apply.

The following is a sampling of photos representing the great diversity of Maker Corps host sites. Maker Corps members can apply to parter with libraries, science and children’s museums, schools, Girl Scouts programs, universities, hacker spaces, and various other youth- serving organizations that bring making to children.

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Photos: Maker Corps Host Sites at the Newark Museum and the Loft, a place for teens at the Evanston Public Library.

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Photos: Host Sites The Works (left) and COSI Center of Science and Industry (right)

For more Maker Corps details, and to apply as a Maker Corps member,  click here.

Maker Corps is a program of the Maker Education Initiative.

Twitter: @MakerEdOrg

Facebook.com/MakerEducationInitiative

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Cognizant is a Lead Sponsor of the Maker Corps

Stett Holbrook

Stett Holbrook is editor of the Bohemian, an alternative weekly in Santa Rosa, California. He is a former senior editor at Maker Media.

He is also the co-creator of Food Forward, a documentary TV series for PBS about the innovators and pioneers changing our food system.


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