Student Internships

Arts and Culture Intern
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.

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 Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons
  • Exhibits patience, organized, creative, flexible, self-direction, imaginative

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Partner Research Intern
Carry out audience research efforts to expand partner audience and improve field trip group experiences of family engagement/family literacy programs.

Tasks may include:
Audience research (data collection and information management), Written and oral reporting, Coordination/communication with partners, Observation of field trips, Projects:
Potential projects may include: Audience research for family engagement/family literacy programs,  Audience research to track visitor experience – timing and tracking, Audience research to refine and create useful educational resources for family engagement/family literacy programs

Requirements:

  • Experience and/or interest working w/diverse populations
  • Research (online and other)
  • Strong Communication Skills (oral and written)
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Spanish-speaking a plus

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Special Events Intern
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.
 
Tasks include:

  • Strategically research and solicit items for silent auction for a total of approximately 150 auction packages
  • Write creative descriptions and design display slides to promote each silent auction item
  • Maintain Excel files and records of auction items solicited and received
  • Generate solicitation and acknowledgement letters for contributions
  • Help create auction packages
  • Oversee silent auction set-up and manage volunteers at the Gala
  • Assist with other Gala-related tasks as needed.

 
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.

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