Student Internships

Graphic Design Intern
Department:  Marketing
Supervisor: Creative Director

Possible Majors: Graphic Design, Illustration

Description of Tasks: The Graphic Design Intern will assist the museum’s in-house graphics team in designing and producing print collateral, signage, online graphics and other needed media. The intern will create new design materials, update current documents and components to maintain brand consistency, and participate in generating marketing ideas for the museum. Graphic Design Interns must be organized, detail-oriented, able to work independently and under multiple deadlines, and courteous in collaborating with museum staff. Interns must also possess excellent communication skills, take direction effectively, push themselves creatively, and have great enthusiasm to create bright, playful, sharp, and thoroughly wonderful designs for children.

Requirements:  Must own a Mac laptop computer with Adobe Creative Suite 5 (or higher) to work on site. Strong knowledge of InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop is required. Must possess excellent typography and layout skills. Additional skills such as photography, illustration, HTML/CSS, video editing or 3D design/rendering are definitely helpful but not required.

Term: May/June 2015 – August/September 2015
Time commitment: a minimum of 200 hours, 15-20 hours per week for 3 months

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All internships are part-time, unpaid opportunities


Partner Programs Intern
Department:  Partnership and Audience Development (PAD)
Supervisors: Manager of Partners Services and Manager of Education Programs

Possible Majors: Education, Communications, Museum Studies/Informal Learning, Early Childhood

Description of Tasks: Contact and recruit 10-12 partners to serve on a Partner Advisory Committee (PAC); Gather research pertaining to museum advisory committees; Schedule and coordinate initial PAC meeting; Review and consolidate present field trip missions/scavenger hunts; Support in Administration Tasks

Requirements:  Experience or interest working with museum partners (including educators, parents, program leaders); Experience and/or interest in gathering research; Interest in group field trip programming; Project and program management; Strong communication and writing skills; Ability to work independently; Ability to multi-task in order to meet deadlines; excellent time-management skills; Proficient in Microsoft Word

Term: May/June 2015 – August/September 2015
Time commitment: a minimum of 200 hours, 15-20 hours per week for 3 months

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All internships are part-time, unpaid opportunities


Marketing Department Intern
Department:  Marketing
Supervisors: VP, Marketing

Possible Majors: Communications, Marketing, Sales, Computer Science, Mathematics, Library Sciences, Journalism, Language

Description of Task and Projects:
Assist in the creation of signage, circulars, mock ups, e-mail campaigns, on line promotion, etc.; Assist in the distribution or delivery of marketing materials; Assist with fulfillment of marketing offers; Assist with the preparation and delivery of training materials; Perform analysis and maintain marketing, sales, social media and Google Analytics data and earned media activity; Seek and analyze competitor marketing and sales materials both on and offline; Prepare presentations; Provide support to social media efforts

Requirements:  This intern should be prepared to work in a fast-paced team environment and will finish the internship having gained broad experience in various aspects of marketing.  We seek an intern who can participate in various stages of print and online marketing campaign; communications support for frontline admissions and membership, exhibit and programming staff.

Term: May/June 2015 – August/September 2015
Time commitment: a minimum of 200 hours, 15-20 hours per week for 3 months

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All internships are part-time, unpaid opportunities


Arts and Culture Programs Intern
Department:  Arts and Culture
Supervisor: Arts and Culture Program Manager & Lead Educator

Possible Majors: Art Education, Education-general, Early Learning Education, Museum Education,  Fine Art and/or Theater- Studio majors with education backgrounds/experiences.

Description of Projects and Tasks: Program Lead for Chicago Shakespeare Theater Partnership: Assist Arts and Culture Program Manager with running arts activity at CST.
Artabounds Studio Family Workshop Educator: Facilitate Family Workshop lessons one day a week, and assist in maintenance of studio space,  General program maintenance, documentation, and research (when-needed).

Requirements:  Must have education experience from public education, daycare, camp, or other classroom settings, Must have some form of art background, visual-arts and/or theater, and be comfortable teaching studio art to a wide range of visitors and guests (including youth and their caregivers),  Must have great communication skills and have an approachable demeanor, Must feel comfortable in a fast pace work environment, and be aware of surroundings at all time, Must have an open-mind and be comfortable around a wider range of people

Term: May/June 2015 – August/September 2015, Wednesday through Friday 10am - 5pm
Time commitment: a minimum of 200 hours, 15-20 hours per week for 3 months

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All internships are part-time, unpaid opportunities


Chicago Children's Museum’s Internship Program provides interns the opportunity to develop important work skills and gain practical experience while working on significant projects to further the Museum’s mission.