Teen Turn: Promoting STEM careers and equality of opportunity [fr]

We are delighted to announce we are partnering with Teen-Turn, a charity promoting STEM careers and equality of opportunity.

Teen-Turn works with companies throughout Ireland to provide hands-on experience to teenaged girls from underrepresented communities through after-school activities and work placements.
Created in 2015, the charity today enables 300 teenage girls every year to be mentored by women from over 30 companies throughout Ireland. Most participants (80%) said they would now consider pursuing STEM studies as part of a career path, with data science and engineering most cited.

Within the frame of this partnership, we are looking for female role-models/mentors, from academia and industry linked to French networks in Ireland (France Alumni, Network on Science and Technology, …), to volunteer their time and expertise in order to support one (or several) of Teen-Turn’s initiatives below.

Project Squad

Project Squad is a weekly 90 minute after school activity taking place between mid-September and mid-December. Girls work together on Science Project entries for BT Young Scientist and SciFest competitions.

  • What is required from you: Teen-Turn is looking for female academics and R&D professionals willing to volunteer at least once.
  • Where: Project Squad takes place at The Digital Hub in Dublin and Griffith College in Cork & Limerick.
  • Deadline: Expressions of interest are welcome from August 1st of each year, with rolling volunteer opportunities each week until early-December.

Technovation

Technovation is a weekly 90-minute after-school activity taking place from mid-January to mid-April. Girls create social enterprises featuring apps which contribute to solving challenges within their communities.

  • What is required from you: Teen-Turn is looking for female techies as well as project managers and marketing professionals willing to volunteer at least once.
  • Where: Technovation takes place at The Digital Hub in Dublin and Griffith College in Cork & Limerick.
  • Deadline: Expressions of interest are welcome early January 1st of each year, with rolling volunteer opportunities each week until early-April.

Internship programmes

Internships take place at company locations the first two weeks of August and require a woman-in-stem supervisor to oversee the girls as they gain work experience in a STEM career environment.

  • What is required from you: organising a two-week internship in your company, with a female supervisor to oversee one or several teenage girls.
  • Where: Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Galway, with an aim to expand to Carlow, Athlone & Sligo
  • Deadline : Expressions of interest are welcome from February 1st of each year, with a cutoff of late-June.

More information

Teen-Turn website
Contact us:

  • The Embassy: science[a]ambafrance-ie.org
  • Teen-Turn: contact[a]teen-turn.com

Published on 14/08/2018

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