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.

 Deadlines for internship applications 

Spring semester

Summer semester

Fall semester

November 15 March 15 July 15


To Apply:

Complete the online volunteer application and submit a resume, cover letter and two letters of reference to the Volunteer Coordinator at or by mail to:

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

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. 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. All internship positions are unpaid. If you are selected for an interview, a detailed description will be provided.


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

Assist with current research projects in gathering science content for exhibition development.


Communications Intern

Assist Marketing and Public Relations staff with Museum promotions, social media, public relations and communications.


Marketing Intern

Assist the Museum’s Marketing Department in graphic design, publication production, social media graphics and Marketing research projects. Also will assist with managing and archiving Marketing materials.



Assist with administrative tasks in Group Sales, Collections, Finance and Human Resource departments.