Student Internships | Chicago Children's Museum at Navy Pier

Student Internships

Email Marketing Tech Audit Intern
Department
: Marketing
Supervisors: Colleen O’Connor – Content Marketing Specialist

Possible Majors: Marketing, Information Technology, Business, Communication, Marketing Technology

Requirements:  Senior Undergrad or Graduate Student. Expertise or Interest in information technologies and software such as: Email marketing software, CRMs, CMSs. 

Description of Tasks: Working under the Content Marketing Specialist, the Email Marketing Tech Audit intern will assist in the research and writing process of a report that will inform future tech decisions and growth.

Projects: The primary project will be the process of recommending new email marketing systems, culminating in a proposal presented to the Marketing Dept.

Goals: The intern will practice best of class research skills through conducting one-on-one interviews with staff members as well as a review of the latest marketing products available through online investigation. The intern will learn the requirements of professional technology proposal from concept to completion including a presentation to marketing VP.

Final Project: The portfolio and accompanying presentation will be the final project. 

Hours: Minimum 200 hours, 15-20 hours per week – 3-month commitment

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Contact: 
If you have questions about the application process, contact our Manager of Volunteer & Intern Resources.

Angela Kraemer | P: 312-464-7652 | F: 312-527-9082 | 700 E. Grand Ave., Suite 127, Chicago, IL 60611-3428


Photo Digital Management Intern
Department: Marketing
Supervisors: Jon Resh - Creative Director

Possible Majors: Marketing; Marketing Technologies; Media Management; Communications; Photography.

Requirements: Junior or Senior preferred; understanding of basic digital/online processes, including file organization and some familiarity with content management systems.

Description of Tasks: Working under the Creative Director, the Photo Digital Management Intern will assist the Marketing Dept. in creating an organizational system for the museum’s archive of digital photographs.

Projects: The primary project will be the process of proposing systems for digital photo management, culminating in a proposal portfolio presented to the Marketing Dept

Goals: The Photo Digital Management Intern will have learned methods of research (including interviewing personnel, online investigation into potential options and tools, etc.); needs for and exposure to digital asset management applications and solutions; experience in advising a marketing department on best options and practices for this photo organizational system; and a hands-on overview of photo/media asset management. The resulting proposal portfolio will be an accumulation of all of the gathered information, as well as the intern’s recommendation for the museum.

Final Project: The portfolio and accompanying presentation will be the final project. 

Hours: Minimum 200 hours, 15-20 hours per week – 3-month commitment

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Contact: 
If you have questions about the application process, contact our Manager of Volunteer & Intern Resources.

Angela Kraemer | P: 312-464-7652 | F: 312-527-9082 | 700 E. Grand Ave., Suite 127, Chicago, IL 60611-3428


Partner Services Intern
Department: Partnerships
Supervisors: Deanne Shepherd- Manager of Partner Services | Monica Mickel- Partner Services Coordinator

Possible Majors: Marketing, Communications, Education, Nonprofit Management, Nonprofit Administration

Requirements:

  • Commitment to providing quality Customer Service
  • Ease and experience working with children and adults from diverse cultural, ethnic, and geographic backgrounds
  • Demonstrate creativity, flexibility, and problem-solving in a rapidly changing environment
  • Verbal Communication with Children and Chaperones,
  • Written communication with Teachers

Description of Tasks and Projects:

  • Support daily entry and exit operations for school and community groups (50-300 visitors/day). Examples include:
    • Providing high-energy, engaging welcomes
    • Giving brief museum orientations and answering chaperone questions
    • Ensuring smooth transitions between arriving/exiting groups
    • Preparing and debriefing all visits with Partner Services Team
  • Collect feedback and evaluate group entry/exit procedures of the museum’s new Group Center
  • Collect anecdotes and quotes from children and chaperones about their group visit; to be used in museum marketing and fundraising.

Goals: Provide support to the Partner Services team with group entry and exit. Evaluate current procedures and provide feedback or suggestions on what needs to be changed. The intern will walk away with increased experience in customer service, problem-solving, critical thinking, public speaking, and museum operations; opportunities for workshop and professional development.

Final Project: The intern will present an evaluation of group entry/exit procedures to Partnerships Team as well as the Exhibit Oversight Team. The presentation will also include general reflections of their overall experience at the museum.

Hours: Minimum 200 hours, 15-20 flexible hours per week – 3-month commitment

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Contact
If you have questions about the application process, contact our Manager of Volunteer & Intern Resources.

Angela Kraemer | P: 312-464-7652 | F: 312-527-9082 | 700 E. Grand Ave., Suite 127, Chicago, IL 60611-3428


Arts and Culture Programs Intern
Department: Education - Arts and Culture
Supervisors: Joshua Derbas - Arts and Culture Program Manager & Lead Educator

Possible Majors: Education, arts education, fine-Arts, performing arts, music education, museum studies, community studies. 

Requirements:

  • Must have teaching experience in: schools, community centers, daycares, camps, and/or other classroom settings. 
  • Must have some form of visual arts and/or music background, and be comfortable teaching studio art to a wide range of visitors (including youth and their caregivers).  
  • Must have great communication skills and have an approachable demeanor.  
  • Must feel comfortable in a fast paced & high energy work environment.
  • Must have an open-mind and be comfortable around a wide variety of visitors.  

Description of Possible Tasks:

  • Performing Arts- Made In Chicago, Open MIC, Crosstown Youth Performers, and Instrument Petting Zoo. 
  • Art Studio Facilitation

Goals: The intern will acquire or work on the following:

  • Organization, communication (admin), and time management.
  • Research, development, prototype, facilitation, and documentation of open-ended programs ran in a children’s museum setting.
  • Gain experience working with a wide variety of people, all with unique needs/abilities and interests. 

Final Project: Interns will work with their supervisor during their time at CCM to develop a final project/presentation to share with staff at the end of their internship. 

Hours: Minimum 200 hours, 15-20 flexible hours per week – 3-month commitment
Required: Tuesday or Friday noon to 5:30 availability (remaining hours are flexible)

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Contact: 
If you have questions about the application process, contact our Manager of Volunteer & Intern Resources.

Angela Kraemer | P: 312-464-7652 | F: 312-527-9082 | 700 E. Grand Ave., Suite 127, Chicago, IL 60611-3428


Development/Special Events Intern
Department: Development
Supervisors: Lisa Yelton; Manager of Annual Fund and Fundraising Events

Possible Majors: Event Management, Communications, Business, Development, Non-Profit Management   

Requirements:

  • Completed or working toward a college degree, preferably with an interest in non-profit development and event planning.
  • Must be computer literate, including Microsoft Office Suite and Internet research experience
  • Professional demeanor and ability to communicate in a professional manner.
  • Ability to communicate in a professional manner with press and community contacts
  • Self-motivated, good organizational and interpersonal skills, detail-oriented, ability to multitask, prioritize, and meet deadlines
  • Enthusiasm for the mission of Chicago Children’s Museum

Projects: Assist with coordination of annual spring fundraiser, early planning stages and coordination of annual fall gala. Miscellaneous projects in support of Development Department as assigned.

Goals: The Special Event/Development Intern will leave with a fundamental knowledge of fundraising and event planning – specifically in the non-profit sector.

Final Project: Interns will work with their supervisor during their time at CCM to develop a final project to share with staff at the end of their internship.  

Hours: Minimum 200 hours, 15-20 hours per week – 3-month commitment

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Contact: 
If you have questions about the application process, contact our Manager of Volunteer & Intern Resources.

Angela Kraemer | P: 312-464-7652 | F: 312-527-9082 | 700 E. Grand Ave., Suite 127, Chicago, IL 60611-3428


LGBTQ Access & Inclusion Intern
Department: Education and Experience Development 
Supervisor:  Exhibit Development Director and Chair of CCM’s initiative to actively welcome and engage the LGBTQ community (LGBTQ = lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning)

Possible Majors:  Gender Studies, Queer Studies, Psychology, Social Work, Education, Child Development, Museum Studies, Marketing, Communications. 

Requirements: College-level studies in above or related fields; strong connection to (or strong desire to connect to) the LGBTQ 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:

  • Special Event: Help plan, implement and host all aspects of International Family Equality Day, held at Chicago Children’s Museum on May 7, 2017 (must be able to attend May 7, 2017)

Minimum 200 hours
Dates Flexible: Jan to May/Jun 2017  

Internships are unpaid.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.

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Contact: 
If you have questions about the application process, contact our Manager of Volunteer & Intern Resources.

Angela Kraemer | P: 312-464-7652 | F: 312-527-9082 | 700 E. Grand Ave., Suite 127, Chicago, IL 60611-3428