#AdlerTeens Fall Opportunities

Deadlines are fast approaching!


Apply to be an Astro-Journalist by Sept. 16 at http://adlerplanetarium.org/jobs.

Want a real work experience where you'll meet science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) professionals, learn more about STEM and get your stories posted online and read by people all over the world?

Apply to be an Astro-Journalist!

  • Meet at the Adler on Saturday afternoons from 1-3 p.m.
  • Research current topics in science with the help of a scientist mentor
  • Report back about it in blog format to your peers
  • Duration: Sept. 28 - Dec. 14
  • EXTENDED Application Due Date: Monday, Sept. 16

Completed applications include a resume and cover letter!

Astro-Journalist Interns write science blog articles on behalf of the Adler Planetarium under the mentorship of adult STEM professionals in research, industry, education and non-profit organizations. Topics range from astronomy, to biology, to engineering depending on intern interest.

View past interns’ work online at http://adlerastrojournalists.wordpress.com.

The AstroJournalist blog has been read by thousands of people from almost half of the countries of the world!


Apply to be on the Youth Leadership Council by Monday, Sept. 9.

Are you a teen looking for an opportunity to impact existing youth programs and build a community at the Adler Planetarium? The Youth Leadership Council (YLC) exists to give qualified and dedicated teens an opportunity to take a more active role within the Adler, serving as THE teen voice on many projects throughout the museum.

This year, the YLC will plan and execute the Adler's Civic Hack Day, taking place in the spring, and collaborate with other teen councils as a part of this process.

The YLC will meet every other week on weeknight evenings from September through June.

Apply to be on the YLC by Monday, Sept. 9.

Web-Making for Civic Action

STAY TUNED: more details and application instructions coming in September.

Starting in mid-October, the Adler will offer free hacking workshops to teach you how to conquer the web and get your message out!

Learn the basics of HTML, Javascript and content management systems, then share your work on the social network GitHub to get feedback from an international hacker community.

Our teen web-makers will contribute their innovations to the Adler Youth Leadership Council's Civic Hack Day.

If you are interested in learning more about these web-making workshops, join our adlerteens Facebook group or email us at youthprograms@adlerplanetarium.org.


Apply for one of our teen-specific volunteer roles this fall, gain valuable experience and earn service learning hours! Volunteer positions vary in commitment and schedule -- there is something for everyone!

  • Doane Observatory Guide Adler visitors through the observatory using solar telescopes for safe Sun viewing during the day and special observing parties at night.
  • Far Horizons Work on experiments in the lab of the Adler’s high-altitude balloon program.
  • Public Programs Facilitate educational activities about space science for the Adler’s visitors.
  • Citizen Science Help the Adler’s partner Zooniverse teach the public about citizen science!
  • Special Events Support at various events like Astro-Overnights throughout the fall!
  • Youth Leadership Council Represent teen voice and work on a year-long project at the Adler. (See above.)

Apply to be a Fall Volunteer online.


The Adler will be hosting its first all-women hack day on Saturday, Nov. 9! Teams of girls ages 14-18 will be paired with women working in STEM careers to explore science, technology, engineering and math, all the while creating and having fun.

Check out our website at girlsdohack.adlerplanetarium.org to register!

Adler Youth Programs

Follow along and join the action on Twitter or Instagram using #adlerteens, and in our closed teen Facebook group

Got a question? hit us up: youthprograms@adlerplanetarium.org