Student Internships

All Families Matter Diversity Intern
(All Families Matter is an initiative that honors Chicago Children’s Museum’s commitment to diversity by actively engaging the LGBT Community.)

Requirements:
College-level studies in above or related fields; strong connection to (or strong desire to connect to) the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) community; excellent communication skills (written and verbal); organized; reliable; self-directed; uses discretion and shows sensitivity to others; team player.

Description of Projects and Tasks

Research:
Research prospective donors and grants that could support the museums’ All Families Matter initiative; Research and identify prospective LGBT publications and social media where the museum could post job descriptions, All Families Matter activities, and general museum information.

Assessment and Evaluation:
Assess the museum’s physical environment

Meetings and other potential tasks (depending on intern’s interest, skills and strengths):
Attend regular All Families Matter committee meetings; Attend general museum meetings with supervisor as appropriate; Contribute ideas and/or develop activities for staff trainings that build awareness and sensitivity to the LGBT community; Photograph LGBT families on-site to diversify museum’s photo library for potential use in marketing materials and museum signage

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Arts and Culture Intern

Requirements:

Education experience with elementary-aged children; Knowledge of and experience with diverse art forms;  Ability to communicate with and lead groups of people; Documentation/photography experience; Availability on Monday or Tuesday afternoons; Demonstrated skills in  organization, creativity, flexibility, self-direction, imagination and patience.
 
Description of Tasks:
The interns’ primary responsibility will be working with Arts and Culture staff researching, implementing and documenting Kraft Artabounds Studio family programs, which serve our general visitors. Interns will work closely with Arts and Culture staff to develop, prepare and lead art activities for family workshops. Interns assist in keeping the studio organized and preparing supplies for workshops. Interns record attendance and assist Arts Learning staff in record keeping. Additional responsibilities will be determined by intern’s experience and may include planning and facilitating arts based special events, off-site programming or increased responsibility in documentation of programs and cataloguing of artwork.

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Human Resources Intern

Requirements:
Strong writing skills, excellent PC skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook), ability to multi-task and respond to changing needs, detail oriented, ability to work independently and in a group setting.

Description of Tasks:
The Human Resources Intern will work directly with the Human Resources Team on a variety of projects. Tasks include researching and developing health and wellness programs, activities and educational opportunities. Along with development of a recruitment plan that outlines posting locations per department and assistance with open enrollment for medical, dental, FSA and 401K.  In addition, the HR Intern will assist the Volunteer & Intern Resources Manager with target recruitment strategies, interviewing of potential volunteers and volunteer management for the annual Gala.

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Special Events Intern

Requirements:

Strong interpersonal skills; proven ability to organize multifaceted projects; excellent written and verbal communication skills; enthusiasm for creative writing; knowledge of computer systems (Word, Excel, PowerPoint); attention to detail; the ability to work independently, prioritize multiple projects, and work effectively under pressure.

Description of Tasks:
The main focus of the Special Events Intern will be the silent auction of Chicago Children’s Museum’s 2014 Gala.  Attended by nearly 600 business and community leaders, the annual Gala raises more than $800,000 to support the museum’s innovative exhibits, educational programming, and community access initiatives.  This internship is a great opportunity for someone interested in development, events, and communications to take ownership of a large fundraising project and see it through from beginning to end.

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