Student Internships

Field Trip Programs Intern
Department:  Partnerships and Audience Development (PAD)
Possible Majors: Education, Museum Studies/Informal Learning, Early Childhood

Description of Tasks: Gather research pertaining to the benefits of multiple field trips to museums/cultural institutions; Develop (and pilot) multiple-visit filed trip program; Coordinate program logistics; Compile and analyze program effectiveness; Interview present and past partners regarding field trips experiences; Other PAD team initiatives as determined.

Requirements: Experience or interest working with museum partners (including educators and students); Interest in group field trip programming; Experience and/or interest in gathering research; Project and program management; Strong communication skills; Ability to work independently; Ability to multi-task in order to meet deadlines; excellent time-management skills; Proficient in Microsoft Word

Term: January/February 2015 - April/May 2015
Application Deadline: January 5, 2015

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All internships are part-time, unpaid opportunities


Early Learning Research Intern
Department:  Educational Programming and Experience
Possible Majors: Education, Museum Studies, Learning Sciences, Curriculum & Instruction

Description of Tasks: Provides up to 10 hours of weekly program facilitation; Contributes to organization and maintenance of Pritzker Playspace; Support development and maintenance of materials and assists Director with their collection and preparation (with a focus on sensory and art explorations); Contributes to the functions of early learning and education teams; Develops documentation panels and/or portfolio of museum curriculum and program documentation; Presents documentation and/or portfolio to CCM staff and generate copies for CCM files; Help conduct observations and surveys; Attends education, early learning and all-staff meetings as deemed necessary.

Requirements: Passionate approach to the educational needs of young children; Commitment to child-centered, multi-sensory, open-ended experiences; Understanding of research design, implementation and analysis; Regular attendance and active program participation.

Term: January/February 2015 - April/May 2015
Application Deadline: January 5, 2015

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All internships are part-time, unpaid opportunities


Graphic Design Intern
Department: Marketing

Graphic Design Interns must be organized, detail-oriented, able to work independently and under multiple deadlines, and courteous in collaborating with museum staff. Interns must also possess excellent communication skills, take direction effectively, push themselves creatively, and have great enthusiasm to create bright, playful, sharp, and thoroughly wonderful designs for children.

Description of Tasks: The Graphic Design Intern will assist the museum’s in-house graphics team in designing and producing print collateral, signage, online graphics and other needed media. The intern will create new design materials, update current documents and components to maintain brand consistency, and participate in generating marketing ideas for the museum.

Requirements: Must own a Mac laptop computer with Adobe Creative Suite 5 (or higher) to work on site. Strong knowledge of InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop is required. Must possess excellent typography and layout skills. Additional skills such as photography, illustration, HTML/CSS, video editing or 3D design/rendering are definitely helpful but not required.

Term: January/February 2015 - April/May 2015
Application Deadline: February 2015 - May 2015

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All internships are part-time, unpaid opportunities