Are you someone who loves to engage with people and facilitate learning? Do you like designing, creating, working with a wide variety of mediums? Then apply to be one of our interns and come join our team of creative, passionate and (sometimes) quirky employees!
The Science Museum or Virginia is offering a variety of internship experiences for the upcoming summer. As an intern, you will learn the methods and theory behind inquiry-based learning and teaching in an informal science setting. You will be trained in key skills for careers in teaching, museums, or the nonprofit world. Come learn informal education techniques, program development, and how a museum operates. In addition, interns help participate in daily Science Museum activities.
Should you have any questions please reach out to Laura Brady, Volunteer Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Science Museum of Virginia is excited to offer paid internships for Summer 2023!
To raise awareness of professional opportunities among students of all backgrounds, summer internships are being offered in science education to students enrolled at an accredited college or university.
Successful candidates will spend the majority of their time focused on a mentored project and will also have the opportunity to learn about a wide cross-section of science-adjacent career opportunities and the Science Museum's broader operations. All interns will participate in professional development activities including meetings with senior leaders, direct work experience, lunch-and-learn presentations on science and the museum field, and networking opportunities.
Candidates with questions can contact Volunteer and Intern Coordinator, Laura Brady, at email@example.com or at 804-864-1514.
The Science Museum of Virginia is seeking a highly motivated individual to help the Science Museum employ a diverse set of communications and marketing tactics – print, TV, radio, digital, social media, grassroots, etc. – to increase awareness of Science Museum initiatives, content visibility, and attendance at the Science Museum. The team also assists with communications for the Science Museum of Virginia Foundation, the Danville Science Center and the Northern Virginia Science Center.
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