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Museum of Science Internships | Boston, Massachusetts
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Workforce Development Program Intern

Museum of Science, Boston



The Museum of Science, Boston's Workforce Development Program provides hands-on and authentic work experience in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) through youth employment and volunteer opportunities. Designed as a progression of responsibilities and learning opportunities for high school youth age 14-18, the program empowers teens with real professional skills and encourages them to consider STEM fields for their future careers. The Museum of Science employs 45 to 55 high school youth each summer in paid internships. These youth work in various Museum departments for approximately 21 hours per week including participation in one 4-hour personal and professional development workshop.


The Workforce Development Program Intern will work closely with the Summer Youth Internship program. The intern will help to mentor youth interns and work with Museum staff to support summer youth programming.


* Be a Positive Role Model and Mentor for youth interns to ensure students build confidence as learners and leaders.
* Assist in the training and support of youth interns.
* Assist Youth Programs Staff in planning and implementing weekly workforce development workshops, including career and college readiness workshops.
* Support youth interns as a chaperone on up to 6 STEM/Cultural field trips.
* Serve as a facilitator for 4 MLK Scholar forums over the summer.


* Interest in informal science education
* Undergraduate student, graduate student, or career changer with a strong interest and/or background in engineering, science, or education preferred
* High level of initiative, enthusiasm, and self-direction
* Previous experience working with urban high school age youth preferred.


Summer (June/July-August)


21 hours/week. Friday's required. Additional hours are flexible anytime Tuesday-Thursday 9am-5pm. Friday June 14th 3pm-7pm required for Summer Youth Intern Orientation.


$12.00/hour for undergraduate interns and $12.25/hour for interns with degrees.


Intern benefits include free parking in the Museum garage, close proximity to the Green Line, free admission, discounts in the Museum store and café and much more!

The Museum of Science is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by federal, state or local law. We are dedicated to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment, and where employees are treated with respect and dignity.

No phone inquiries, please. Qualified applicants will be contacted within two to four weeks of initial application.