Externships Providing Leadership Opportunities in Research and Education (EXPLORE) program matches gifted and advanced high school students with distinguished mentors, hands-on research opportunities, and professional experience in their field of interest. With the support and guidance of volunteer mentors and IEA staff, students learn about working in a variety of professional settings and advance their skills through the pursuit of knowledge and exposure to optimally challenging learning experiences. Students not only experience growth intellectually and personally, but are able to make pertinent and lasting connections with their mentors and like-minded peers.
EXPLORE has several exciting new courses available for the Summer Semester. Please email Nicole Endacott, Manager of Advanced Programs – Lower and Middle School, for questions.
For more information about each class and to register, please click on the title of the course.
“I have learned so much in depth knowledge about biology, colleges, and working in a lab. My high school could never offer me an experience like this in a classroom.”
– Alumnus 2018
“BEFORE I STARTED THE PROGRAM, I HAD NO PRIOR WORK EXPERIENCE, SO I DIDN’T REALLY KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT […]WHILE THIS EXTERNSHIP WAS NO DOUBT CHALLENGING, IT DID HELP BOLSTER MY CONFIDENCE IN MY OWN ABILITIES […] THAT I DO HAVE THE PROPER SKILL SET TO SUCCEED WITHIN THIS INDUSTRY.”
A gifted mind that is fed and fostered can achieve great things. By funding the IEA EXPLORE program, you will not only change a life, you might also spark a discovery that changes the world. Please consider:
Hosting an Extern. Share your professional expertise, time, and support through direct mentorship.
Sponsoring an Extern. Help ensure that no child is ever turned away due to lack of funds.We’ll match you with an IEA Extern and keep you posted on his or her progress and the results of their efforts.
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