The MIT Museum seeks several outgoing, knowledgeable and friendly individuals to make the science and technology in our galleries come alive this summer. Learn about museum education, engage with children and adults about engineering, and explore current topics in science and technology. The interns will work in the Education and Public Programs Team and assist in leading and developing science and engineering demonstrations and group activities, organizing evening programs, interpreting exhibits and leading gallery tours, helping with educational workshops, and researching background materials for Museum exhibits and programs. Each intern will develop and implement an independent project that augments current public programming in the MIT Museum.
Successful applicants must be current undergraduate or graduate students, studying education, museum studies, science and/or engineering. Must be flexible, detail-oriented and a team player. Some experience working with K-12 audiences preferred. The competitive Public Programs internships require a commitment of 30-40 hours/week for 10 weeks from June 4 – August 10, 2018. Hourly compensation is available or candidates may arrange for academic credit through their schools.