Internships for High School, College, and Graduate Students

Part of Higher Education

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Internship Programs in Education at the Museum provide on-the-job training and exposure to careers in science, museum education, public programming and related fields. Interns work closely with Museum staff exploring scientific content, learn valuable skills for working with and teaching learners of all ages, organize lectures, workshops, festivals and film screenings related to the museum’s temporary and permanent exhibits, and have an impact on the experiences of thousands of Museum visitors.

For High School Students

Saltz internship Program
Saltz Interns use hands-on interactives and technologies, such as an infrared cam bhftvera and digital USB microscopes, to guide visitors of all ages in investigations of artifacts and specimens. Interns are provided with free transportation to the museum, career and college readiness training, and a stipend upon completion of the internship.
Learn more about the Saltz Internship Program.


For College Students

Museum Education and Employment Program (MEEP)
The Museum Education and Employment Program is a unique, challenging, and paid summer experience for college-age youth. MEEP interns take a leading role in enhancing the experiences of Museum visitors, including thousands of children who visit the Museum each summer with camp groups. Interns develop themed tours of the Museum’s permanent exhibitions and work with educational touch carts in the halls, engaging thousands of visitors in scientific conversations about artifacts and specimens.
Learn more about the Museum Education and Employment Program.

Public Programs / Margaret Mead Film Festival Internship (Winter-Spring 2020)
The Public Programs division of the museum organizes lectures, workshops, festivals and film screenings related to the museum’s temporary and permanent exhibits. Interns will have the opportunity to work on projects related to both the Margaret Mead Film Festival and other public programs. This internship enables interns to learn about public programs and film festival production, museum operations, and outreach strategies.

To apply send a resume, cover letter, and your availability as a single PDF attachment to: Public Programs ([email protected]), subject line “Winter-Spring 2020: Public Programs / Margaret Mead Film Festival Internship.”


For Graduate Students

For Graduate Student internships in Education please contact Linda Curtis-Bey.