Fall Youth Programs Events Internship

Description

The Youth Programs Events Intern will work closely with the Teen Science Leadership Council to help promote the Museum to the teen audience and ensure the museum maintains and builds on its relevance to the teen audience. The Youth Programs Events Intern will help plan, promote, and execute teen only events and act as a positive role model and mentor to council members.

Department Summary

The Teen Science Leadership Council was started in 2011 as a way to increase the presence and participation of high school youth at the Museum and ensure that the Museum builds on its relevance to the high school audience. To do this, the council, which is made up of 8 high school students, plans and executes large scale teen only events. Past events have included: Science After Dark: Who Will Survive?, Break it Down: The Science of Dance, and Science After Dark: The Stuff You Didn’t Learn in School. The council also puts on several Teen Talks throughout the school year which seek to provide a safe space for teens to have meaningful conversations about topics typically thought to be taboo. Topics for Teen Talks have included: race and ethnicity and the relationship between science and faith.

Responsibilities

• Serve as a role model and mentor for Teen Council Members and enable them to build confidence as leaders.
• Assist in the training and support of teen council members.
• Create agendas for weekly council meetings.
• Take notes at weekly council meetings.
• Implement and organize information sharing with teen council members and museum staff.
• Support Teen Council Members in planning and implementing large-scale teen-only events.
• Responsible for researching background information for science themed events.
• Assist with event coordinating duties (logistics, marketing, etc.)

Minimum Qualifications

• 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.
• Previous experience working with high school age youth preferred.
• High level of initiative, enthusiasm, and self-direction
• There will be a mandatory orientation on Saturday, September 27th from 1:00 – 5:00 pm, in addition to 3 Professional Development Workshops during the semester.

Additional Details

Hours / Days Per Week

10 - 14 hours/week. Wednesdays 3:30pm – 7:30pm required. Additional hours are flexible anytime M-F 9am – 5pm (Except Tuesdays).

Compensation

$8.00-$8.25 hourly

Duration

Fall 2014 (September – December)

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.