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YES! Teen Interns

YES! Global Genome intern Benjamin uses a pipette to transfer liquids in the Smithsonian’s Laboratories of Analytical Biology. Smithsonian photo.
by Benjamin -- Dec 21, 2016

From the first weeks of my YES! Global Genome internship at the National Museum of Natural History’s...

YES! Global Genome intern Sal concentrates while using a pipette in the Smithsonian Laboratories of Analytical Biology. Smithsonian photo.
by Sal -- Dec 21, 2016

Before I actually got the chance to work in the lab as a YES! Global Genome intern...

YES! Global Genome intern Joan uses a pipette in the lab. Smithsonian photo.
by Joan -- Dec 9, 2016

Over the summer I had the opportunity to intern at the Smithsonian Laboratories of...

Luís and Camile learn about a piece of cave rock during their behind-the-scenes visit with Geologist Ben Andrews. Photo by Adam Blankenbicker, Smithsonian.
by Adam Blankenbicker -- Jan 21, 2016

Two D.C.-area teens and former Smithsonian interns, Camile and Luís, recently returned in search of answers to their questions about volcanoes....

YES! intern Manuel holds an Atlas moth pupa behind the scenes at the O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Photo by Smithsonian Institution.
by Manuel -- Aug 6, 2014

You might think scientists are boring, nerdy, and quiet, but at the YES!...

Tiffany is a high school intern at the Museum who learned how to identify plants using DNA barcoding and genetic sequencing. Photo from Smithsonian Institution.
by Dan Kulpinski -- Oct 16, 2014

Tiffany is a high school student from Maryland who has been a Youth Engagement through Science (YES!) intern at the Museum for three years – one...

YES! intern Jordan looks at black-eyed Susans in a Smithsonian garden. During her internship with Smithsonian Gardens, she learned how a greenhouse operates. Smithsonian photo.
by Jordan -- Jul 15, 2014

Have you ever wondered about the plants placed all around the grounds of the Smithsonian? Did you know the Smithsonian has 14 greenhouses?!...

YES! interns Melissa (left) and Tho prepare rodents in the mammal collection during Melissa’s first year in the program. Photo from Smithsonian Institution.
by Melissa -- Dec 23, 2014

At age 14, I was already skinning a small desert rodent and a panther at the National Museum of Natural History. I gave my first tour of the...

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