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Farrell Fellows Lead Summer Internship

About Us: The Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago is the largest and most interactive science museum in the Western Hemisphere. Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) exposes guests of all ages to awe-inspiring exhibitions that spark curiosity and bring science to life. MSI’s mission – to inspire the inventive genius in everyone – is realized through its world-class exhibitions and engaging guest experiences. The Museum of Science and Industry provides programs and experiences that deepen the engagement of students and teachers in science and science-related disciplines, with a vision to inspire and motivate our children to achieve their full potential in the fields of science, technology, engineering and medicine.

The Internship: Together with Community Initiatives staff, the Lead Interns will support the development, delivery, and maintenance of science education programs.  The delivery of the science education programs may include (but not limited to) museum guests, visitors, community and school audiences. 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Support and supervise summer interns in the delivery of science learning experiences.  This will include: assisting at the museum, in schools, or community organization and/or programs.
  • Lead Interns will support and supervise summer interns’ appropriate projects, with assigned tasks, within their assigned department to promote accountability and ownership.
  • Lead Interns will engage the Museum’s guest via science activities on the floor of the Museum.
  • Lead Interns will engage the community, while providing science education to community-based organizations, parks, early education sites, and libraries.

Qualifications: 

  • The applicant must be an active college student; ages 19-24.
    • Applicants who have completed at least 2 years of college is considered a plus. The applicant must present an up to date resume.
  • The applicant must be in good academic standing.
  • The applicant should demonstrate the willingness and capability to take a leadership role among Farrell Fellows Summer Interns.
  • The applicant must have the ability to effectively explain and present concepts in one-on-one and group situations in an engaging, compelling and energetic manner.
  • The applicant must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Applicants must have strong collaboration and team work abilities.
  • Applicants must be creative and dynamic; exhibit enthusiasm, initiative, flexibility and openness to new ideas.
  • Applicants must be trustworthy and show ability to follow directions.
  • Previous experience working successfully as a Science Achiever or College Level intern within an MSI program is a plus; in the absence of that prior experience, strong interest in working with youth is preferred.

The Museum of Science and Industry is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, which includes providing equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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