Innovation Lab @ Magellan International School & co.lab Community Makers (FULL)

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 At The Innovation Lab for Design @ Magellan International School, UTeach interns will have access to the school’s makerspace and its technology, from digital fabrication equipment (e.g. laser cutter, 3D printer, CNC mill) to more traditional tools like saws and drills and will also have the opportunity to design maker-centric, STEM based lessons for middle school classes. Interns will work with a variety of tools, concepts, and techniques that integrate STEM related concepts in an International Baccalaureate (IB) context. The students at Magellan are curious, enthusiastic, and interested in global issues including social and environmental justice.

As part of this internship, there are additional after school and weekend opportunities with co.lab // Community Makers:

This nonprofit fabrication lab and craft studio was founded with a mission: to empower and support innovators of color, women, the queer community, and other underrepresented groups, regardless of financial situation, by providing a safe, inclusive environment. This is an adults only space, but there is occasionally specific programming for school-aged students. Interns from UTeach would be required to take the free Volunteer Staff 101 class prior to intership. Additionally, a separate training class is required before working with specific equipment, such as the laser cutter.

Desired Qualities: 

Interns should be willing to embrace uncertainty, take creative (and responsible risks), trust kids, and be punctual.

Days and Times: 

Flexible, to be coordinated with the site supevisor

Hours Per Week: 
up to 20
7938 Great Northern Blvd, Austin, TX 78757
Contact Name: 
Patrick Benfield (UTeach Maker Mentor)
Contact Title: 
Innovation Director
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