Internships and Outreach
Our students are involved in internships and outreach activities in Portland and beyond, gaining valuable experience as mentors and preparing for careers in the sciences. Read on to learn more about the opportunities currently available.
Community Education & Leadership Program (CELS)
Members of the Community Education & Leadership Program or CELS are Lewis & Clark math and science majors (some participants are undeclared) with a desire to share their knowledge and excitement for the sciences or math with high school students and also would like to explore a career in science education. CELS members match their expertise in science and mathematics with the needs of our K-12 partner schools, which serve high school students that are from diverse and underrepresented populations. These high school students—who may lack opportunity, information, and confidence but show great promise and desire to explore science and math as a career—receive support from CELS team members throughout the school year. For CELS team members, they receive an excellent introduction into a possible career as a science educator with an opportunity to design and deliver exciting hands-on activities and experiments along with curriculum development
In further broadening access to science, CELS team members also play a significant role in helping to identify, recruit, and offer continuing support to emerging scholars—students selected by our partner school mentor teachers, counselors and team members as nominees for the CELS Summer Program.
To learn more about all the exciting opportunities and in both our CELS academic year and summer program, please visit CELS Program.