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Opportunities

The museum hosts approximately 50 diverse and highly skilled interns throughout the year and invites students from all majors and backgrounds. There are a variety of internship opportunities available for undergraduate (sophomore standing and higher), graduate students, and recent graduates (within 1 year of graduation). The museum has openings in a variety of areas including Communications and Marketing, Human Resources, Experience Development, and Family Learning, Development and Fundraising, and Business, Technology, and Operations. Explore the opportunities below and click Apply Now to submit your resume and cover letter for consideration.

Fall 2021 Internships will begin on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021 and end on Friday, Dec. 3, 2021

Fall 2021 Application Deadline: Aug. 1, 2021
Virtual, Hybrid, and On-Site Opportunities Available

Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate students at a 2 year or 4 year college or within 1 year of graduation from an undergraduate or graduate program
  • Sophomore standing or higher

Benefits:

  • Stipend upon successful completion of internship
  • Intern Mentorship—one-on-one guidance with trained staff members who are assigned to help motivate you on your career path
  • Professional Development—a series of training opportunities that prepare you for your career
  • Practical professional experiences through autonomous project work
  • Portfolio development—a presentation or project report that showcases your museum internship projects for future reference
  • Intern Central—a place for interns to work, collaborate, recharge, gather for lunch, or just relax
  • Discounts in the Museum Store and Food Court
  • Special intern-only events
  • One-year individual membership to the museum
  • On-site access to a gym

Communications and Marketing

Department opportunities may include:

  • Marketing
  • Web and Digital Marketing
  • Social Media
  • Public Relations
  • Community Initiatives
  • External Rentals and Events
  • Membership Services

Communications and Marketing Internships are ideal for undergraduate and graduate students majoring in:

  • Communication
  • Marketing
  • Public Relations
  • Advertising
  • Journalism
  • Social Work
  • Human Services
  • Tourism and Hospitality

Human Resources

Department opportunities may include:

  • General Human Resources
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Intern Program
  • Professional Development
  • Volunteer Services

Human Resources Internships are ideal for undergraduate and graduate students majoring in:

  • Human Resources Management
  • Communication
  • Human Services
  • Management
  • Business
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Psychology

Experience Development and Family Learning

Department opportunities Include:

  • Exhibit Development
  • Interpretation and Gallery Programming
  • Interactive Exhibits
  • Research and Evaluation
  • Family Programs
  • Paleontology Lab & Collections
  • Youth Programs
  • StarPoint Summer Camp
  • School Services

Experience Development and Family Learning Internships are ideal for undergraduate and graduate students majoring in:

  • Education
  • Art
  • Photography
  • Illustration
  • Media Arts
  • Anthropology
  • History
  • Museum Studies

Development and Fundraising

Department opportunities Include:

  • Grant Writing
  • Corporate Development
  • Individual Giving

Development and Fundraising Internships are ideal for undergraduate and graduate students majoring in:

  • Public Affairs
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Communication
  • Philanthropy
  • English
  • Creative Writing

Business, Technology, and Operations

Department opportunities Include:

  • Purchasing
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Information Technology
  • Data Science
  • Retail Operations

Development and Fundraising Internships are ideal for undergraduate and graduate students majoring in:

  • Business
  • Finance
  • Accounting
  • Informatics
  • Computer Science
  • Data Science

Micro-Internships

The micro-internship is a short-term project-based experience for currently enrolled undergraduates or graduate students that last approximately 40-50 hours over 30-60 days. Similar to the 12 week internship experience, micro-interns can experience the museum culture, gain knowledge, and lend their talents to the biggest and best children’s museum in the world. These unpaid internships connect participants one-on-one with a highly skilled staff mentor. In addition, micro-interns have access to professional development, informal career coaching, assistance with resumes, and guidance on improving interviewing or communication skills.

Opportunities available in all areas including:

  • Communications and Marketing
  • Human Resources
  • Experience Development and Family Learning
  • Development and Fundraising
  • Business, Technology, and Operations