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Development - Special Projects Intern: 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.
Costume Design and Props Intern: 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.
Exhibit Fabrication Intern: Over 430,000 visit Minnesota Children's Museum each year and we need your help to maintain and repair our exhibits! Interns also help install new exhibits. Depending on skill and experience level, interns may build components for new exhibits.
Museum Operations Intern: 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.
Environmental Education and Live Animals Intern: Facilitate live animal programs for Museum visitors. Use the Museum’s collection of live animals and animal props to spark visitors’ interest in the natural world. In addition to programming, the intern will assist in care of the Museum’s live animals. Three interns needed.
Museum Educator Intern: This intern is responsible for facilitating a variety of regularly scheduled educational programs and activities for Museum visitors. Programs include classroom art activities, sensory programs and interactive gallery activities. Four interns needed.
Membership and Sales Intern: Design, complete and implement surveys of the Museum’s membership. Assist with event planning and implementation. Will also assist with all aspects of membership program administration including research, processing membership payments, database administration and membership sales and service.
Data and Demographic Intern: 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. Complete an overview report of the current Museum profile and an overview of the Play for All program.
Marketing and Advertising Intern: Conduct web and social media analytics and assist with media trade opportunities and cross-promotions, as well as other projects alongside staff members who work in our fast-paced marketing department.
Social Media Intern: Assist the external relations department with social media and communications at Minnesota Children’s Museum. Responsibilities may include creating copy for an e-newsletter 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.
Exhibit Marketing Intern: Communicate with potential clients to gather data, create targeted mailing lists, research new client pools and aid in identifying special incoming exhibit options for the Museum. Assist with the general marketing of the business including creating content for e-blasts, exhibit video scripts, report, surveys, and other materials.
Museum Programs Coordination Intern: Assist the Museum Programs Team with daily logistical functions necessary to run the Museum’s full programming line-up. This may include completing a variety of administrative duties to support the Museum Programs department, assisting with scheduling, taking inventory and ordering supplies, collecting and calculating program data, assisting with program-related communications, coordinating logistics for special programs and activities and special projects to improve department processes.
Multimedia Documentation Intern: Create and organize documentation of museum programs using transcription, voice recording, photography and video from our daily on-going programs to special event programing. Ideal candidates will have strong cinematography and video editing skills along with a passion for storytelling.
Volunteer Services Intern: Assist in a variety of human resources related tasks for unpaid staff members. Post volunteer and intern positions online, conduct phone and in-person interviews, manage department social media recruitment efforts, research best practices in volunteer management and assist in the hiring of some internships.
Youth Development Intern: This Intern is responsible for coaching youth volunteers in program facilitation and customer service, leading Daily Development activities, and adapting the Daily Development activities to align with best practices in youth development, Museum goals, and youth volunteer needs.