youth education / teen internships
Lowline Young Ambassadors Program

We are excited to launch an innovative youth mentorship and job training opportunity, the Lowline Young Ambassadors Program. Designed to deepen and expand the Lowline’s commitment to youth education and engagement, this program builds upon over 3 years of the Lowline Young Designers Program.

The Lowline Young Ambassadors Program will help prepare 16 rising juniors for careers and educational paths in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) related fields. Young Ambassadors will acquire, enhance, and refine their communication and leadership skills through participatory experiences such as facilitating community design charrettes, engaging visitors in the Lowline Lab and spearheading various design-based activities for families and school-based audiences. In addition, each Young Ambassador will be eligible to receive a scholarship for their participation in the program.

Online applications for the Fall 2016 Lowline Young Ambassadors Program are now closed. Please check back for updates.

  • – Real-world professional experience coordinating and leading tours, workshops, and operations at the Lowline Lab and across the community.
  • – Increased knowledge and understanding of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math, and careers related to these fields.
  • – Scholarship of $1,000 upon completion of the program for each participant, with average commitment of 100 hours per student.
  • – Documentation of service hours and recommendations for college, employment, or other scholarship programs.
  • – Personal networking opportunities with architects, scientists, engineers, designers, and the Lowline team.

    – Currently enrolled in high school as a rising junior (grade 11) in New York City, with a preference for students living or attending school on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.
    – Interest in exploring and learning science, technology, engineering, arts and math.
    – Interest in interacting with the public and developing communication skills.
    – Special consideration will be given to applicants referred by a Lower East Side-based community organization.
    – Actively engage visitors at the Lowline Lab, our live technology exhibition space.
    – Facilitate design-based activities for families and school-based audiences.
    – Lead quarterly design charrettes alongside the cohort for the local community.

    Time Commitment
    16 youth will serve as Lowline Young Ambassadors for 6-months, starting on October 1, 2016 and running through March 1, 2017. Young Ambassadors begin the program with a two-day-long orientation and training program from October 1-2, 2016. Following orientation and training, youth will commit to completing an average of 100 hours throughout the program, the total of which will include shifts at the Lowline Lab on weekends, as well as after school workshops and sessions during the week.
    Getting Involved

    This program is made possible by generous support from the Pinkerton Foundation. Please contact us at for sponsorship opportunities or if your organization is interested in learning more about the Lowline Young Ambassadors Program.