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YES! Teen Interns

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! Program (...

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?! This...

Joanne feeds a prehensile-tailed porcupine (Coendou prehensilis) in the Small Mammal House at the National Zoo. Photo by YES! intern Brook, Smithsonian.
by Joanne -- Oct 15, 2015

Hi! My name is Joanne, and this past summer I interned at the Small Mammal House at the ...

YES! interns Aldair (left) and Maria take the fossil cart through the museum. Photo by Smithsonian Institution.
by Aldair -- Jul 8, 2014

Many students in high school apply to the YES! program, but only a few are given...

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....


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