Our internship program provides an environment for students to participate in daily Museum activities and expand their educational experience outside of the classroom. 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 high school, college, graduate students and career changers. All interns must be at least 16 years of age.
Candidates must submit all of the following to be considered for an internship:
The application must be submitted online. All other documents can either be emailed to the Volunteer Coordinator or mailed to the address below:
Science Museum of Virginia
2500 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23220
Deadlines for Internship Applications:
You will receive an email acknowledging that we have received your completed application package. We carefully review all applications to match candidates’ backgrounds and skills with available positions and projects. If we feel you are a good match, you will be contacted to schedule an interview.
Gallery Education Intern
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 Intern
Assist with current research projects and gather science content for program development.
Assist the Group Sales, Collections, Finance and Human Resources departments. If you have a background in any of these departments this is a good way to get hands on experience in a museum environment.
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