The Early Childhood Education Intern will assist education staff in the development and maintenance of Science Playground, assist parents and children in experiencing activities and exhibits, and help to ensure the safety of our youngest visitors and their families.
Not your grandma’s internship.
Forget making coffee and running errands. Our internships are built with you and your professional goals in mind.
Tell me more.
Our program is competitive, but we’re eager to hear from you. Internships are unpaid and are typically a twelve-week commitment.
Hoping to get credit? Contact your advisor or department chair to inquire about your school's policy and procedures for awarding credit for internships.
Early Childhood Education Intern
Science Education Intern
Science Education Interns volunteer in OMSI’s interactive exhibit halls and labs: Early Childhood Education, Earth Science, Life Science, Chemistry, Physics, Design, Food Science, and Featured Exhibits. This position has two roles: (1) facilitate the visitors’ learning experiences with informal interactions, demonstrations, and lab activities, and (2) assist with maintenance of the labs.
Submarine Tour Guide Intern
The Submarine Tour Guide Intern provides interpretive tours aboard the USS Blueback submarine exhibit and performs necessary work related to the upkeep of the exhibit.
Volunteer Services Intern
The Volunteer Services Intern assists with the full range of volunteer coordination duties at OMSI.
Feeling creative? Propose an internship.
How? Send a letter of interest describing your goals—including your desired time commitment and a proposed schedule—along with your resume and internship application. We will contact you from there.
Have what it takes? Apply now.
Tip! Your cover letter serves as a writing sample to demonstrate your communication skills. Consider including the following:
- What interests you about the internship?
- What skills, knowledge, and experiences are you bringing?
- What do you hope to learn or gain from your internship? This might include earning academic credit, gaining professional experience, or exploring career options
Timing is everything.
Positions may open at any time, and we accept applications until they are filled. Interested in Science Education and Early Childhood Education internships? They have specific deadlines, so mark your calendar.
Now Hiring Work Study!
We hire college students who have been awarded Federal Work-Study funding as part of their financial aid package for paid positions in Science Education. Interested?