School Programs Summer Intern

Categories: Internships

Education Department

Help the school programs staff prepare for a new year of programming in the downtime over the summer. School programs serve approximately 15,000 students a year through onsite and distance learning opportunities that encourage students to look closely and think critically about the designed world around them.

Interns devote a majority of their time to a project of their own design intended to help the school programs staff better serve teachers and students in the 2018-19 school year. Interns will also assist with a variety of projects to prepare for the next school year- providing a good survey of the types of work a museum education position performs.


  • Perform duties organizing, sorting, building, and rehabilitating current school supplies for 2018-19 school year.
  • Perform admin duties related to communication between museum staff and classroom teachers.
  • Attend Education Department meetings as schedule allows.
  • Spend 2 hours a week helping with the Museum’s blockbuster summer exhibition.
  • After first few weeks of interning, summer interns will propose and develop- with staff support- a project of their own design intended to help school programs staff better serve their audiences in the coming year.

Examples projects may include:

  • Update content and formatting for teacher supplemental resources relating to a current school program
  • Review, standardize, and update Homeschool Day lesson plans- or write a new Homeschool Day lesson plan
  • Develop trainings for Museum educators related to program content
  • Edit and revitalize current school program lesson plans
  • Develop a section of a lesson plan for a new school program related to a current exhibition

Required Qualifications:

  • Passion for youth and/or museum education
  • Reliability and dedication

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with project management
  • Experience with and proficiency in writing
  • Experience with students, teachers, and/or educational resources
  • Familiarity with local educational standards
  • Experience with Microsoft Publisher or the like


  • Minimum time commitment of 15 hours a week for 6 weeks, but more is welcome and how hours are divided can be flexible
  • Internship must take place between mid- June and mid- September, 2018

To apply

Send resume and cover letter to Caitlin Miller, by April 16.