Summer Human Resources Internship


The Human Resources Intern will assist this division with various interdepartmental projects relating to recruiting, benefits, volunteer services, training, event planning, and other administrative tasks to help support the overall HR initiative. All department information must be held confidential.

Department Summary

The role of the Human Resource Division is to: 1) actively recruit and retain staff, volunteers, and interns whose values and skills align with the Museum’s mission; 2) design and implement staff and volunteer programs that value and encourage individual professional growth and teamwork; and 3) assist in creating a comfortable working environment that supports the diversity of our staff and volunteers.


- Assist with intern, volunteer, and/or staff recruiting by posting positions, processing applications, oversee referral program, and follow up with candidates if necessary.
- Act as a liaison for the Internship and Volunteer Services departments by sharing information at weekly briefings throughout the Museum.
- Work with the Youth Team on several projects including professional development lunches, Intern Connector LinkedIn page, and other new endeavors supporting youth in the Museum.
- Provide timely status updates to the Internship Coordinator, Talent Acquisition Specialist, and Volunteer Services Program Manager.
- Assist with other Human Resources projects related to employee benefits, our wellness program, and event planning that would contribute to a quality learning and working experience.

Minimum Qualifications

- Junior-year or senior-year undergraduate student, graduate student, or career changer
- Course work or interest in human resources, recruiting, communications, or business
- Demonstrated strong organizational and multitasking skills
- Demonstrated excellent communication and interpersonal skills; professional demeanor
- Ability to perform under pressure and meet deadlines
- Strong attention to detail
- Demonstrated strong computer skills re: electronic mail, word processing, spreadsheets, database management, and web research
- Demonstrated teamwork ability
- Resourcefulness and ability to work independently with minimal supervision
- Ability to handle and maintain confidential information

Additional Details

Hours / Days Per Week

14 to 18 hours/week (2 or 3 days/wk), negotiable within Mon-Fri 9-5


Unpaid and/or for course credit


Summer 2014 (May/June through end of August)

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)

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.