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Student Internships

Playing with Numbers School Partnerships Intern

Department: Community & Education Partnerships
Supervisors: Education Programs Manager; AVP of Community & Education Partnerships
Possible Majors: Education, Social Work, Marketing & Communications. 

Requirements: Must have basic proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel; interest in research and writing for program quality improvement. 

Description of Tasks: 
  • Analyze current recruitment techniques and outcomes for CCM’s Playing with Numbers (PWN) teacher education program.
  • Use Excel, dashboards, and other data visualization software to enter and manipulate data.
  • Use Google Maps (or other site) to collect and represent school data.
  • Find and use U.S. census data and CPS School Report card data as needed. 
  • Complete research to collect additional evidence that supports changes to outreach and recruitment practice. 
  • Meet regularly with team to collaborate and share findings. 

  • Support Partnerships and Marketing teams in developing outreach and recruitment strategy for PWN FY19.
  • Make recommendations for improvement to PWN online application as data collection tool.
  • Create visual representations (ex/ infographics, charts, dashboards) of schools served by CCM’s Playing with Numbers program to show geographical location and duration of school-museum partnerships. 
  • Create a guiding document for Playing with Numbers recruitment in FY19 (timeline and best practices for outreach and recruitment, PWN cohort creation, etc.). 
  • Contribute to end of year report by communicating with external evaluation team.
  • Design questions to collect input on PWN application process from teacher participants. 

Goals: The primary goal of this internship is to align the Playing with Numbers recruitment process to the goals of the program. The intern will analyze current PWN recruitment methods and process and make recommendations for updates in the next year of implementation. This opportunity will familiarize the intern with CCM’s teacher professional development, and the Chicago elementary schools that participate in it. This is a unique opportunity to see how Marketing and Education departments collaborate to fulfill the Chicago Children's Museum mission through programming.

Final Project: The culminating work of this internship will be a presentation to the Community & Education Partnerships Team and other CCM staff. This presentation will communicate the goals and recommendations for PWN recruitment for the following school year, and demonstrate the integration of data with the PWN branding plan as developed by Marketing. The content of this presentation will be drawn from the guiding document created over the course of the internship. 

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

Site: Chicago Children’s Museum, Navy Pier


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.