Fall CS&T Chemistry of Smell Internship


The intern will be required to learn content including current research that informs us regarding the chemistry of olfaction.

The intern will internalize the culture of conversation and interaction with visitors on the museum floor.

The intern will learn about conversational strategies with the public. If this intern continues in a STEM field, he/she will need this skill for Trustees, for potential funders and for the media.

Department Summary

The Current Science & Technology (CS&T) Department connects visitors to the latest in research, innovations and breakthroughs in technology through stage presentations, podcasts, events and informal interactions (e.g. conversations and floor activities).


• Facilitate conversations with visitors on the smell activities
• Learn content about the activities and related current research
• Be familiar with information presented in the activities and enjoy interacting with the public
• Become adept at following the behaviors of visitors working with the activities and work to ensure the smooth functioning of them.

Minimum Qualifications

• Enthusiastic desire to learn science content and to interact with a public audience
• Science background is helpful
• Articulate and facile communicator
• 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

4 -8 hours/week Sundays


unpaid and/or for course credit


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.