Internship Program

Are you someone who loves to engage with people and facilitate learning? Do you like designing, creating and working with a wide variety of mediums? Then join our creative, passionate and (sometimes) quirky team!

The Science Museum or Virginia offers a variety of internship experiences each 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. Interns learn informal education techniques, program development and how a museum operates. In addition, interns help participate in daily Science Museum activities.

  • Internships are an opportunity to learn outside of the classroom and facilitate the Science Museum's mission: to inspire all Virginians to enrich their lives through science.
  • Internships are pre-arranged, structured learning experiences generally targeted toward a specific project.
  • Internship time commitments are generally 20–30 hours per week for a period of 8–12 weeks. If you will be receiving school credit for your internship, your specific program will determine required hours and schedule.
  • Currently, internships are available during the summer only. Positions are open to college and graduate students and career changers.

Please direct internship questions to info@smv.org.

Please check back in early 2024 for information about summer internship opportunities.


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