Student Internships | Chicago Children's Museum at Navy Pier

Student Internships

Father Engagement Intern 
Department:
 Community and Education Partnerships (CEP) 

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

Requirements:  

  • 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 Caregivers  
  • Written communication with Community Partners  
  • Ability to attend evening or weekend community events (approx. 4-6 events) 

Description of Tasks:  

  • Become familiar with literature, research reviews, studies, best practice models, and /or webinars regarding father engagement 
  • Shadow CCM staff and gain field experience by attending father-related community events including site visits, meetings, seminars, and/or resource fairs 
  • Synthesize a framework which documents the process for engaging fathers and their families in museums, based on current theory and best practice models, can address areas including: 
  • Assessment, orientation, recruitment, marketing/messaging, staff training, funding models, sustainability and evaluation 
  • Develop a prototype from one (1) area from list above 
  • Evaluation- test prototype and make recommendations based on challenges and opportunities for CCM

Projects:  

  • Written documentation in form of a brief/white paper (2-4 pages)  
  • Verbal presentation to CCM teams

Goals:  

  • Develop foundational knowledge of a new content area 
  • Gain first-hand experience of actual communities, specific populations 
  • Develop community engagement strategies based on theory and practice   
  • Build leadership and communication skills (written and verbal) 
  • Inform future direction of CCM father engagement work 

Final Project: The intern will document a new framework for CCM’s Father Engagement work as a brief/white paper (2-4 pages). Findings will be presented and discussed with members of Partnerships Team, Development Team, and Family Programs Team. Presentation will also include general reflections of their overall experience at the museum.  

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

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If you have questions please 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



Human Resources Intern 

Department: Human Resources 

Supervisors: Vice President of Human Resources 

Possible Majors: Human Resource Management, Organizational Leadership or related field 

Requirements: 

  • Strong communication skills 
  • Excellent PC skills
  • Previous HR internship/experience desired but not necessary 
  • Highly organized 
  • Demonstration to attention to detail 
  • Ability to multitask
  • Work independently and in group setting 

Description of Tasks: 

The Human Resources Intern will work directly with the Human Resources Team on a variety of projects. Projects include the research of peer organizations’ onboarding and orientation process, providing recommendations for CCM’s new hire orientation, developing questions for our reference and prescreening needs and other projects as assigned. The intern will also assist with daily tasks including recruitment, screening, scheduling of interviews, organizing HR files, PO processing and more. 

Projects: 

  • Revise and restructure Employee Handbook 
  • Support daily operations for guest-facing staff 
    • Update Sharepoint professional development website to reflect guest-facing manual 
  • Onboarding  
    • Conduct research on reference and onboarding questions 
    • Provide input regarding comprehensive list of questions per department 
    • Meet with departmental hiring managers to ensure questions match expectations 
  • Revamping of new hire orientation 
    • Conduct research on other cultural institutions orientation process for new employees 
    • Assist with interviews for new hire participants to provide feedback on orientation 
    • Provide input regarding our monthly new hire orientation process  
    • Attend at least one new hire orientation as HR intern for observation purposes

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

APPLY NOW

If you have questions please 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