Available Internships

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Costume Design and Props Intern (PDF)
Assist staff in creating, maintaining, and installing the many costumes and props used by children in the
various Museum exhibits. Experience in costume design, pattern making and stitching is required.

Data and Demographics Intern (PDF)
Assist with data collection and analysis of trends in attendance and sales of earned revenue programs, market research, and demographic trends of the Museum visitor. Projects will include completing an overview report of the current Museum profile and an overview of the Play for All program.

Development – Special Projects Intern (PDF)
This position will work directly with several members of the development team to help facilitate donor cultivation, solicitation and stewardship. The intern will gain a thorough understanding of the different areas of fundraising, from prospect research to event management, and everything in between. He/she will learn to use the Raiser’s Edge donor database and experience day-to-day operations of a nonprofit organization.

Digital Communications Intern (PDF)
This position is responsible for assisting the external relations department with social media and
communications at Minnesota Children’s Museum. Responsibilities may include creating copy for an enewsletter
and other owned digital channels, assisting with the execution of a content (editorial) calendar,
shooting and editing video, digital photography, and collecting analytics from owned social media channels.
This position works in partnership with the Digital Media interns. 2-3 interns needed.

Digital Media Intern (PDF)
This position is responsible for capturing a wide range of museum experiences, from experiences in the
galleries and traveling exhibits to daily on-going programs to special events. The intern will utilize a variety
of mediums including written documentation, photography, sound and video. Ideal candidates will have
strong cinematography and video editing skills along with a passion for storytelling. This position works in
partnership with the Digital Communications interns. 1-2 interns needed.

Early Childhood Programs Intern (PDF)
This position is responsible in assisting the Program Developer in assessing, prototyping, observing, and evaluating facilitated programs at the Museum. The information gathered is used to ensure program objectives and educational goals are being met.

Exhibit Fabrication Intern (PDF)
Minnesota Children’s Museum has 65,000 square-feet of gallery and programming space, filled with interactive exhibits designed to spark children’s learning through play. The Exhibit Fabrication Intern will assist exhibit production staff in the fabrication of exhibits, installation of any scheduled traveling exhibitions, and day-to-day exhibit repair and maintenance.

Marketing and Promotions Intern (PDF)
The interns will be responsible for assisting the external relations department with marketing and promotional efforts Minnesota Children’s Museum. Responsibilities may include creating promotional copy for upcoming exhibits and programs, producing marketing plans, measuring advertising campaigns and coordinating partnerships to increase the number of general visitors to the Museum. 2-3 interns needed.

Museum Educator Intern (PDF)
This intern is responsible for facilitating a variety of regularly scheduled educational programs and activities for Museum visitors. Programs include art activities, sensory programs and interactive gallery activities. Four interns needed.

Museum Operations Intern (PDF)
Gain experience with the daily tasks that are essential to running a large customer service department in a non-profit organization. This may include running reports, assisting with scheduling, updating spreadsheets and documents and other administrative tasks. This position is also part of the leadership team, which includes participating in department leadership meetings and coordinating projects and information for the floor staff.

Museum Programs Coordination Intern (PDF)
Assist with scheduling, take inventory and order supplies, collect and calculate program data, assist with program-related communications, coordinate logistics for special programs and activities and special projects to improve department processes.

Recruitment and Onboarding Intern (PDF)
This position is responsible for assisting the Human Resources Manager and Human Resources Assistant with various projects related to human resources administration, including managing the job posting process, assembling new hire employee packets, managing personnel files, and other tasks in recruitment and onboarding functions.

Volunteers Services Intern (PDF)
This position is responsible for a variety of aspects of volunteer management including recruiting and screening, maintaining volunteer records, providing recognition, and ongoing communication via social media sites with current volunteers. This internship will also assist with volunteer orientation and training, as well as program research.

Youth Development Intern (PDF)
Coach teen volunteers in their roles with young children and design activities with youth development practices in mind to help youth volunteers gain skills through their experiences at the Museum. The Youth Development Intern will provide positive guidance, discipline, and role modeling while supervising youth volunteers on the floor. One weekend shift required each week, other shifts can be scheduled at intern’s convenience.

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