Student Internships

Marketing Department Intern
Department:  Marketing
Supervisors: VP, Marketing

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

Description of Tasks:
The selected candidate will be responsible for assisting and supporting the Marketing department with a variety of social media and marketing initiatives as well as developing and maintaining social platforms and revenue tracking dashboards. We are looking for a bright and energetic individual willing to work with the Marketing and Design Team on a variety of projects. 

Responsibilities will include:

  • Assist in the creation, logistics and coordination of member and visitor events at the museum
  • Build out Chicago Children’s Museum’s Pintrest account complete with content, curation and analytics dashboards to monitor and optimize
  • Conduct and analyze market research, including audience persona construction, current membership analysis and visitor segmentation surveys
  • Provide maintenance support of revenue and social media program tracking dashboards
  • Drafting e-newsletters and social media posts
  • Develop revenue and social media dashboards to track and optimize campaigns, under the direction of the VP

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


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


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.

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