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Internship Opportunities

Education and Program Development

Art Studio Internships

Work with the museum's Art Studio Lead in staffing the Museum's Arts & Parts Studio and MakeSpace. Interact with museum visitors in structured activities or open-ended art projects, including silk screen poster making, painting at easels and hot glue guns sculpture. Help design and facilitate art based drop-in activities including explorations of art mediums, tools and materials. Assist with general maintenance of the Studio and solicitation of materials. Weekend availability helpful. 4-20 hours per week, year round.

Young Maker Intern

Participate in the museum's ongoing MakeSpace program to get an idea of processes and goals and then help brainstorm, research and plan components of the YoungMaker program and new Mobile MakeSpace Gallery. A key part of this is making STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) accessible to kids under the age of five using the Maker philosophy of learning by experimenting and doing, and sharing skills with others. 4-20 hours per week, year round.

Adult Swim Internship

Assist Adult Swim Coordinator in research and developing activities for Adult Swim events. Create and prototype activities that engage adults in a variety of topics. Participate in planning and logistical meetings. Interest in science or social science recommended. Must be 21+ to attend events. 4-20 hours per week, year round.

Day Camp Internship

Assist Museum Educators in preparation of day camp curriculum and materials for weeklong programs held in December, April and June-August. Prepare materials, research possible activities, test and prototype. Assist in half-day camps for ages 3-11 with themes including nature, art and science. 4-40 hours per week, Winter/Summer.

Preschool Internship

Assist Museum Educators in delivering early learning program curriculum, supervising the safety and security of students during play in museum exhibits and daily classroom cleanup. Prepare materials and set up preschool classroom. Observe staff debrief and curriculum planning meetings. 4-12 hours per week, Fall/Winter/Spring

Visitor Engagement Internship

Assist the Art Studio Coordinator in the research, development and preparation of fun, exciting art and science projects for presentation in museum classrooms and galleries. Interact with museum visitors while facilitating projects. Projects range from explaining how to "Build a Beaver" to creating tin ornaments. Weekend availability is essential! 4-12 hours per week, Spring/Summer/Fall

Museum Events Internship

Assist Education Programs Coordinator with research, preparation and delivery of museum-wide special events. Assist in scheduling guest presenters, developing activities and with overall event logistics and coordination. First Friday Night (year-round), Noon Years (Fall/Winter quarter), Boo Bash (Summer/Fall quarter) and small-scale events throughout the year. 4-12 hours per week, Spring/Summer/Fall

Elementary Education Internship

Assist in preparing materials for Museum Field Trip Workshop Programs. Observe and assist Museum Educator in delivering workshops to school groups. Workshops support Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and include themes such as "Catapults" and "Dr. Science: States of Matter." Assist Museum Educator at school sites in the delivery of museum offsite programming. 4-20 hours per week, Winter/Spring

Communications and Marketing

Marketing/Communication Internship

Assist in promoting museum exhibits, educational programs, gift shop and events. Learn how to plan and execute integrated marketing communications campaigns, collect data and market research and dive into social media, public relations and crisis communication, digital onsite marketing, email marketing and website management. Plus! Write TV and radio commercials. Prefer students with major/focus in Communication/Marketing. 8-20 hours per week, Year-Round

Social Media Internship

Assist with creating and maintaining social media platforms for the museum. Looking for a creative student who works well with others, has solid writing skills and is enthusiastic about social media arenas and already using basic tools on their own (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.) in a professional and appropriate manner. Prefer student with major/focus in Communications/Marketing/Social Media. 4-12 hours per week, year-round.

Fundraising & Events

Fundraising Internship

Work with the development team on various fundraising efforts including annual summer gala. Work may include conducting research, preparing mailings and processing outgoing gift requests. 4-12 hours per week, Year-Round

Private Events Internship

Assist the Events Manager with preparation for and execution of after-hours private events such as weddings, corporate parties, family/school reunions and fundraisers. Prepare event materials and supplies.  Learn all the ins and outs of coordinating private events at South Sound’s premier event venue. Requires night and weekend availability. 10-15 hours per week Summer/Winter

Offsite Community Events Internship

Assist Offsite Programs Coordinator with development and coordination of engaging and innovative activities for community events. Represent the museum at events while facilitating activities and making community connections. Weekend availability is essential! 4-12 hours per week, Spring/Summer/Fall


Administrative Internship

Assist the Business Manager and other museum staff with inventory, photocopying, filing, data entry, telephone work and mailings. Gain great office skills for your resume and see how multiple areas of a museum operation overlap and interact. 4-12 hours per week, Spring/Summer/Fall. 

Gift Shop Internship

Assist with stocking, pricing, and inventory of gift shop items. Process sales and provide assistance to customers on museum's busiest days. Gain valuable customer service and cash handling experience for your resume. 4-12 hours per week, Spring/Summer/Fall. 

We may be able to customize an internship that incorporates different portions of the positions listed above. Call us to discuss your internship goals at (360) 956-0818 ext. 146.

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