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College Student Internships 2017-07-25T14:16:56+00:00

Semester and summer part-time positions are available either as a work-study job (current starting rate of $10.15/hr), an internship paid by stipend, or for course credit. Some positions also are available as unpaid internships. Check with the listed supervisor for which options apply to a particular position and the commitment of hours per week. Internships for course credit must be approved by the student’s school or department. Other benefits:

  • A WonderLab membership at the Dual Level for the student “+ guest” that provides free admission to WonderLab and reciprocal free admission to more than 350 science centers worldwide for a year
  • A 20% discount in the museum gift store
  • Substantive work that can build your portfolio in your field
  • Free food, often homemade, in the break room
  • A “home away from home” friendly atmosphere off campus in Bloomington
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Send a separate email to the supervisor specifying whether you’re applying for an academic year or summer internship.

Six positions each term supervised by Aleisha Kropf Join the Animal Care Team and get hands-on experience in the many aspects of WonderLab’s animal exhibits such as habitat maintenance, direct animal care and observation, as well as exhibit improvement and creation. Interns also interact with museum guests doing live animal demonstrations. Applicants should have interest in biology and animals – particularly reptiles, amphibians, insects and fish – as well as children and hands-on science. This position is available to applicants with work-study funding, as an unpaid internship or for college credit with the Indiana University Center for the Integrative Study of Animal Behavior (CISAB). Typical commitment is seven hours per week with occasional evenings.

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Multiple positions supervised by Ella Heckman Oversee positive birthday party experience for children and their families. Responsibilities include greeting guests, assisting family with set up and clean up, and leading party science activity. Applicant should have experience working with children and adults and must have weekend availability. Write to supervisor for full position description.
WonderLab seeks a motivated, organized and enthusiastic intern to assist with fund development activities during summer 2017. The development intern works closely with the development associate to help prepare for the museum’s biggest fundraising event of the year: the Science Night Out gala. Additionally, the intern may be expected to communicate with WonderLab donors, especially those contributing to the gala. Depending on the intern’s skillset and interests, he or she may also be asked to: research donor prospects, assist with our major giving and planned giving programs, write and/or edit grant applications, and strategize new solicitation methods. Full Job Description

One or two positions available. Supervised by Emmy Brockman.

4 – 8 hours per week.

WonderLab is seeking a passionate and skilled early childhood education (ECE) intern. The primary role of this intern would be to assist with planning, facilitating, and evaluating the museum’s early childhood education (ECE) programs. Our primary ECE programs are: Science Sprouts – a science enrichment program for children under 3 and Discovery Time – a science enrichment program for children 3 to 6. Science Sprouts is every Thursday from 9:15 to 9:45 and 10 to 10:30, and Discovery Time is every Wednesday from 10 to 10:30. In order to be considered for this position, ECE intern must be available to work from 9:15am to 11am on Thursdays and/or Wednesdays.

This is currently an unpaid internship. Interns will receive a free museum membership (with reciprocal membership at hundreds of other museums), a 20% discount at the store, and valuable job experience and mentorship in early childhood education and informal science education. Juniors, seniors, or MA students studying early childhood education, child development, or library science are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information please email Education Director Emmy Brockman at emmy@wonderlab.org

One position for each term, supervised by Ella Heckman Position available with work-study funding or for course credit. Get broad experience working in a museum in the areas of Gallery Operations (including WonderGarden), Programs, and Volunteers. Applicant should enjoy interacting with people of all ages and backgrounds, be proficient using basic computer software, and have experience in at least one of these areas: gardening, interpretation, natural science or education. Must be available 8-12 hours per week. Write to supervisor for full position description.

One position for each term, supervised by Aleisha Kropf 10-12 hours per week. Position available with work-study funding or stipend or for course credit. The Graphic Design Assistant is part of WonderLab’s marketing team. Responsibilities may include: • Maintaining and developing WonderLab’s brand identity in all marketing materials. • Designing posters, brochures, banners, signs, print ads, online ads, special event invites and materials, and graphics for website and social media channels. • Designing WonderLab’s quarterly newsletter, LabNotes. • Other graphics projects as needed. Applicant must have high level of expertise with Adobe Creative Cloud applications, especially InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop. Applicant must be able to work independently on multiple tasks and meet deadlines. Graphic Design majors (Jr., Sr., BFA candidates) and those with IDS graphic experience preferred. Contact supervisor with any questions.
One position available, supervised by Aleisha Kropf Approx. 10 hours per week. Position available with work-study funding or stipend or for course credit. Responsibilities may include: Photographing museum visitors, programs, and events. Producing video content for WonderLab’s website and social media channels. Utilizing WordPress to make updates to website Assisting marketing director with management of Facebook and Instagram accounts, reviewing analytics, and maximizing effectiveness of strategies. Cataloging photos and videos on museum’s Flickr account. Writing press releases and posting events/programs on community calendars. Creating flyers and posters as needed. Applicant must be an experienced photographer, videographer and video editor. Basic proficiency with Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator is required. Familiarity with WordPress or other website management systems is a plus, along with strong writing skills and social media experience. Must be able to work independently on multiple tasks and meet deadlines. Some weekend and evening hours are required. Innovation is encouraged. Juniors and seniors are preferred.
One position for each term, supervised by Esther Smail Position available with work-study funding or for course credit. Help build and maintain WonderLab’s membership base. Responsibilities include processing mailings, updating membership database and files, and conducting projects as assigned. Applicant should have the ability to learn new skills and be detail oriented. Applicant who can commit to fall and spring semesters are preferred. Must be available at least 8 hours per week. Write to supervisor for full position description.
2 positions available, supervised by Aleisha Kropf. Approx. 10-12 hours a week. Positions available with work-study funding or stipend, or for course credit. Applicant should be an excellent writer with impeccable social skills. Must be proficient in Word, Excel, KeyNote and PowerPoint. Some familiarity with WordPress website management platform preferred. Must be able to work independently on multiple tasks and meet deadlines. Public relations majors (Jr., Sr.) with a concentration non-profit branding and messaging preferred. Some weekend and evening hours are required. Contact supervisor with any questions: marketing@wonderlab.org. Full Job Description
Multiple positions supervised by Staci Radford-Vincent Position available with work-study funding or for course credit. Help provide a rich selection of science programs. Responsibilities include developing and implementing new programs and helping develop and implement ongoing series programs for children and others. Applicant should have experience working with children and adults, be able to research ideas and meet deadlines, and have excellent attention to detail. Students in the sciences or with programs experience preferred. Must be available at least 7-10 hours per week, and have Sunday availability. Write to supervisor for full position description – staci@wonderlab.org
Multiple positions supervised by Jennifer Jenkins Be part of a Visitor Services Team at the welcome desk which provides a friendly, warm greeting to museum visitors. Responsibilities include assisting guests with their needs, helping managers with administrative tasks, and handling admissions, memberships, and gift store sales. Applicants should have retail or customer service experience and the ability to learn museum’s POS system. Write to supervisor for full position description.
Multiple positions supervised by Jeanne Gunning Be part of the Volunteer Services Team, which provides a welcoming atmosphere for museum volunteers. Responsibilities include greeting volunteers, scheduling, assisting with volunteer training, and maintaining database records. Applicants must have Friday and/or weekend availability, and should have demonstrated ability to learn new skills and be detail oriented. Those who have previous volunteer experience preferred. Write to supervisor for full position description.
Position supervised by Liza Huffman Position available with work-study funding or for course credit. Promote technology and computer science to children ages 6-13, in a non-traditional educational setting. Assist with developing future technology and computer science related programming at the museum. Help with other programs and in the gallery as needed. Student will need some experience in computer science/programming and/or experience working with electronics; such as soldering, rewiring, and programming. Must be available 6 hours per week an some weekends. Experience working with children is a plus.
Position supervised by Jeanne Gunning, stipend is available The intern’s role is to be the main support person for the high school interns at WonderCamp. Each camp has four interns who run lively science activities with the young campers. Responsibilities: Help recruit high school students to serve as interns at WonderCamp, which will be held at University Elementary School (UES) Monday – Thursday and at WonderLab on Friday Field and follow up inquiries about internships Help train high school interns Manage records of prospective and active interns Coordinate with WonderCamp director and camp teachers on intern duties Schedule interns for camp sessions Supervise and act as mentor to 80 high school interns during WonderCamp Manage intern evaluations Prepare final reports on camp Qualifications: Ability to work independently Reliable with a strong work ethic Proficient in PC software programs (e.g., Word, Excel) Experience working with teens and volunteers Excellent organizational, oral and written skills Reliable transportation Available to work full-time (40 hrs per week) during camp weeks and the camp set up week and part-time May – July (non-camp weeks) Camp set-up week June 5 -9 UES Week 1 June 12 – 16 UES Week 2 June 19 – 23 UES Week 3 June 26 – 30 UES Week 4 July 10 – 14 Cooking Camp Week 1 July 17 – 21 Cooking Camp Week 2 July 24 – 28
Position supervised by Colleen Couper, stipend is available The summer intern plays an important role interacting with community partners and program participants. S/he will work closely with the Camp Director on administrative tasks, explain and interpret program activities and goals, coordinate activities and render program services. Responsibilities: Assist Camp Director with administrative tasks such as camp roster preparation, record-keeping, mailing and attendance Organize, pack and materials and supplies for our offsite camp program Assist in the inventory and acquisition of materials and supplies for the summer camp program for the four-week camp period Assist in setting up, preparing and organizing materials at the camp location Help supervise camp interns during the camp weeks Assist camp teachers with activities during camp sessions as needed Supervise outdoor activities of campers on playground and nature area, as needed. Qualifications: Excellent communicator Enthusiastic, willing to learn, highly accountable Reliable with strong work ethic Comfort/experience working with children and adults Excellent organizational, oral and written skills Reliable transportation Available to work full-time (40 hrs per week) during camp weeks and the camp set up week and part-time May – July (non-camp weeks) Camp set-up week June 5 -9 UES Week 1 June 12 – 16 UES Week 2 June 19 – 23 UES Week 3 June 26 – 30 UES Week 4 July 10 – 14 Cooking Camp Week 1 July 17 – 21 Cooking Camp Week 2 July 24 – 28
Positions supervised by Colleen Couper, stipend is available These two interns will be involved in all aspects of the summer science enrichment camp and be primarily responsible for maintaining a safe environment, resolving conflicts, and encouraging positive interactions among campers and high school interns. Responsibilities: Oversee lunch and playground activities and ensure campers and interns know what is expected of them during lunch and recess Maintain a safe environment, resolve conflicts, and encourage positive interactions among campers and high school interns. Assign high school interns to take campers inside for first aid, bathroom breaks, or indoor recess Aid in other responsibilities such as organization and delivery of camp activity supplies, cleaning up after activities, helping direct and greet campers and parents, and giving assistance wherever necessary within the camp Set up indoor recess Assist camp teachers with activities as needed Qualifications: Ability to work independently Reliable with a strong work ethic Experience working with children and teens Reliable transportation CPR and first aid certification Available Monday to Friday during camp weeks from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm or 11:15 am – 5:15 pm. UES Week 1 June 12 – 16 UES Week 2 June 19 – 23 UES Week 3 June 26 – 30 UES Week 4 July 10 – 14

If you have been awarded work-study funding and have been hired for such a position at WonderLab, you may contact Mary Sommer with questions regarding required documents and procedures for getting paid.