Summer Computer Clubhouse Youth Leadership Summit Planning Internship

Description

The intern will support preparation, implementation, and follow-up related to the Teen Summit, a gathering of over 300 youth leaders and chaperones from around the world in Boston, to be held July 2014. Based on the intern’s strengths, the intern will help plan and coordinate special activities during the event, will coordinate a “Project Fair” held on the final day, will support youth leadership in the event, both prior to and during the Summit, or will help promote the event, both within the network and to media outlets around the world. There are a myriad of activities associated with planning for and executing the Teen Summit, as well as documenting the events afterward; the intern will have an important role to play in supporting the entire experience.

Department Summary

The Computer Clubhouse provides a creative and safe after-school learning environment where young people (ages 10-18) from under-served communities work with adult mentors to explore their own ideas, develop skills, and build confidence in themselves through the use of technology. Youth are supported in their creative exploration of the music studio, video production suites, digital art and graphic design stations, the Lego mind-storm and robotics work bench as well as other production spaces stocked with professional software programs and high end technology. Using the "original" Clubhouse at the Museum as a model, the Intel Computer Clubhouse Network, based at the Museum of Science, supports community-based Clubhouses around the world, providing thousands of youth with access to resources, skills, and experiences to help them succeed in their careers, contribute to their communities, and lead outstanding lives. Today there are over 100 Clubhouses in 20 countries around the world. For more information, see www.computerclubhouse.org.

Responsibilities

- Work directly with Teen Summit Chair to create compelling on-line materials to inspire Teen Summit participants in advance of the Summit and provide them the information they require
- Contact potential representatives from companies, organizations, and colleges, inviting them to participate in the Teen Summit and following up with relevant information
- Work with Clubhouse staff to develop a program of activities for the event, and implement.
- Be involved with other aspects of the Teen Summit as necessary, including data input, registration, logistics, documentation of events, and web postings.
- Engage in your own learning and exploration

Minimum Qualifications

- Strong interpersonal skills
- Effective communication skills
- Strong organizational skills; detail-oriented and deadline-oriented
- Some knowledge of PhotoShop, InDesign, and/or Illustrator, or web design or other design software
- Knowledge of any foreign languages a plus (esp Spanish, Portuguese, Hebrew, Arabic, Danish, or Russian)
- Interest in the Clubhouse philosophy
- Experience/ and or interest in working with young people
- Technical/ and or art skills OR commitment to developing skills
- Curiosity and interest in learning more about technology, working with young people, and being part of the Clubhouse Community
- Open to new people and ideas

Additional Details

Hours / Days Per Week

Approximately 20 hours/week with a flexible schedule within Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm.

Compensation

Between $8.00 & $8.25 per hour

Duration

Summer 2014 (May - August)

Benefits and Perks

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!

How To Apply

In order to be considered for an internship, please email the internship program coordinator with the following:

  • The exact internship position title in the subject line
  • A cover letter detailing your interest in and relevant experience related to a specific internship position
  • A resumé that includes contact information of three references

You may apply for multiple positions; please send a separate email with a tailored cover letter for each position. Emails are preferred and can be processed more quickly. However, we are also able to accept cover letters and resumés by mail or fax if necessary:

Mail to:

Internship Program Coordinator Museum of Science Science Park Boston, MA 02114

617-589-0362 (FAX) interncoordinator@mos.org

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Museum of Science seeks to recruit, hire, develop, promote, and retain individuals from racially and culturally diverse backgrounds and persons with disabilities. We strive to create and sustain a more affirming environment for all staff, interns, volunteers, trustees and overseers. We value expertise gained at the Museum and encourage professional development and career growth.