The Science Museum of Virginia’s internship program provides an environment for college and high-school students to partake in the daily operations of the Museum and expand their educational experience outside of the classroom. Internships are pre-arranged, structured learning experiences generally targeted towards a specific project. Interns also participate in daily Museum activities. A designated supervisor assigns intern projects.

Part-time and full-time internship opportunities are available during the spring, summer, and fall semesters. All internships are unpaid. Positions are open to high school, college, graduate students, and career changers. All interns must be at least 16 years of age.

Candidates must submit a completed Science Museum of Virginia volunteer application, a resume, and two letters of reference to:

Director of Volunteer Services
Science Museum of Virginia
2500 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23220

Deadlines for internship applications:

Spring semester: November 15

Summer semester: March 15

Fall semester: July 15

You will receive an email acknowledging that we’ve received your completed application package. Candidates whose backgrounds and skills match available positions will be contacted to schedule an interview.

Internship Placements

Please find below a brief description of possible internship placements. If you are selected for an interview, a detailed description will be provided.

Education, Gallery Education

Assist with hands-on science demonstrations and activities for the public. Opportunities are also available to research, develop, and implement new educational demonstrations and activities.

Staff Scientist, Research

Expand your knowledge and expertise in areas of environmental science and ethical research; develop your communication and presentation skills.

Science Museum of Virginia Foundation, Special Events

Assist in the promotion and implementation of  fundraising, membership events and projects. Help raise awareness of the Science Museum of Virginia.

Science Museum of Virginia Foundation, Corporate Development

Assist with corporate functions, help acquire new corporate donors and conduct donor research.