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Apply to Our Internship Program!

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 non-profit world. Come learn informal education techniques, program development, and how a museum operates. In addition, interns help participate in daily Museum activities.


Internships are an opportunity to learn outside of the classroom and facilitate the Museum's mission: to inspire Virginians to enrich their lives through science.

  • Internships are pre-arranged, structured learning experiences generally targeted towards 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.
  • Internship opportunities are available during the spring, summer and fall semesters. All internships are unpaid. Positions are open to college and graduate students and career changers.


We are not currently accepting internship applications.

Please check back periodically for new opportunities. Our summer internship applications will open in February. Other positions will be advertised as available in the fall and spring. Should you have any questions please reach out to Laura Brady, Volunteer Coordinator,

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