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YES! Teen Interns

YES! intern Gabe peers into a microscope and sees ostracods, right, a type of microscopic marine fossil. Photos by YES! intern Gabe, Smithsonian.
by Gabe -- Oct 16, 2015

A high-school intern learns there is more to paleobiology than giant Triceratops skulls and ancient T. rex teeth.

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 ...

The YES! interns of 2014 pose for a group photo with their mentors and the museum's Youth Programs staff. Photo by Smithsonian Institution.
by Angela Han -- Jul 2, 2014

Seriously, where else can high school interns analyze small mammal skeletons, design extraterrestrial mining curriculum, and skin and stuff...

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 the...


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