STEM Ambassadors

The Southern Research STEM Education Outreach Team is looking for STEM Ambassadors to help execute our Biotech Academy program this summer!


About the Ambassador Program

Biotech Academy is a week-long summer program that offers a variety of engaging STEM learning experiences, student mentoring, and career exposure designed for 10th-12th grade students. Biotech Academy will prepare students to excel in the growing Alabama biotechnology hub through hands-on experience with bacterial transformation, DNA extraction, polymerase chain reaction, gel electrophoresis applications, and more.

Biotech Academy is provided by the Southern Research STEM Education Outreach program and will be held at Hoover High School in Birmingham, Alabama. Students will engage in a variety of hands-on experiments and hear from industry professionals. The program curriculum will promote discovery, collaboration, and teach problem-solving skills, while enhancing student understanding of necessary biotechnology skills needed to be successful in STEM careers.

As a STEM Ambassador, you will gain extensive leadership, non-profit, and higher education experience, build relationships with a wide cross section of the community including leading scientists, and help advance our mission to embolden students who possess a passion for innovation and discovery to pursue their interests and strengthen the STEM community. Southern Research is committed to fostering creativity and impacting the future generation. Ideal candidates are passionate about STEM education, motivated to grow as a leader, and eager to gain experience working with students.


STEM Ambassadors will receive $15/hr. paid weekly through Express Employment Professionals. We will also provide you with a t-shirt and lunch each day of the training week and Biotech Academy weeks.


Program dates are as follows. STEM Ambassadors will work between 35-40 hours/week.


The training and Biotech Academy will take place at Hoover High School: 1000 Buccaneer Dr, Hoover, AL 35244.


Please click the link above to apply. Applications are due by April 12, 2024.

Send any questions to with the subject line: STEM Ambassador Program.