Learning and Career Building Opportunities

Some of the best STEM programs and internships for teenagers in the country are provided in the Bay Area. Please visit the websites of our ever-growing colony of friends below for more information on these ongoing programs.

B.A.T.S. aims to provide you with the most up-to-date information on STEM learning and career building opportunities. “Breaking news” opportunities are regularly announced on our home page, and in more detail on our Facebook and Instagram pages. You can also get these announcements via email with the Opps For B.A.T.S. newsletter.

Other websites to check include The California STEM NetworkUC Berkeley’s STAR database, Science Near MePathways to ScienceTeenLife, and the San Francisco Unified School District Science Department, . If you know of other STEM opportunities or resources to find them that we should be promoting, please contact us.

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Museums and Science Centers

Colleges and Universities

University of California, Berkeley

 Stanford University

University of California, San Francisco

University of California, Santa Cruz

Sonoma State University

University of California (various campuses)

Foothill College


Zoos and Aquaria

Parks, Recreation Areas, and Preserves

Youth and Community Organizations

Laboratories and Other Research Facilities

Maker Spaces

  • The Mix at the San Francisco Main Public Library in the San Francisco Civic Center. – Note: This FREE program pairs media mentors with teens 13-18 years old in 1:1 interest-driven learning in digital media, including 3D animation, robotics, game design, and audio and video production!

Classroom Visits

These organizations will visit your classroom, so ask your teacher to check them out and sign ’em up!

  • Planet Bee Foundation is dedicated to creating a green minded generation by inspiring environmental stewardship and individual action through the teaching lens of the struggling honey bee.

Resources for Exploring and Finding Jobs

More opportunities

  • Up Next Scientists, a student-driven initiative, provides free, virtual research opportunities.

Out-of-state Programs