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These college student positions are supported, in part, by: IU Credit Union

"Thank you for making me part of the WonderLab team! I cannot adequately express how much I appreciate the time you took to help me grow and how much I learned from this experience."

"I have definitely learned more while working at WonderLab than from my four years of classes at IU!"

Employment

College Student Internships

College assistant at Visitor Services photoSemester and summer part-time positions are available either as a work-study job (current starting rate of $8.50/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

Apply Online NowSend a separate email to the supervisor specifying whether you're applying for summer 2016 or the 2016-2017 academic year. 

  • Animal Care Interns: Open for Summer 2016 and Academic Year 2016-2017

    Multiple positions supervised by Aleisha Kropf
    Provide animal care and feeding, assist with habitat maintenance, and aid in the research and development of animal demonstrations and interpretive materials. Typical commitment is six to ten hours per week. Applicant should have interest in biology and animals with weekend availability. This position is available to applicants with work-study funding or as an unpaid internship. Write to supervisor for full position description.

  • Birthday Party Assistant: Open Summer 2016 (weekends)

    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.

  • Camp Recreation and Safety Intern: CLOSED

    One position supervised by Colleen Couper
    The intern is involved in all aspects of the summer science enrichment camp and is primarily responsible for maintaining a safe camp environment both indoors and on the playground. The intern is also responsible for supervising campers during the evening extended day care. Must be available Monday through Friday from 11:15 am – 5:15 pm during camp weeks, have reliable transportation, and be comfortable relating to adults and children. This position is supported by the Al Ruesink College Internship Program. Write to supervisor for full position description.

  • Camp Recreation and Technology Intern: CLOSED

    One position supervised by Colleen Couper
    The intern is involved in all aspects of the summer science enrichment camp and is primarily responsible for coordinating with program partners to assist them with technology. The intern also is responsible for supervising campers during the morning extended day care and also on the playground during the lunch hour. Must be available Monday through Friday from 7:45 am - 1:45 pm during camp weeks, have reliable transportation, be comfortable setting up and troubleshooting AV project equipment and laptop computer (Mac and Windows), have outstanding organizational skills, and be comfortable relating to adults and children. This position is supported by the Al Ruesink College Internship Program. Write to supervisor for full position description.

  • Coordinator of WonderCamp Interns: CLOSED

    One position supervised by Jeanne Gunning
    Oversee the selection, camp experience, and recognition of high school summer interns. Responsibilities include handling inquiries, screening applicants, coordinating with camp director on interns' roles, supervising and mentoring interns at camp, managing the evaluation and recognition of interns' performance, and maintaining records. Must be available from May through July, have reliable transportation and be proficient in use of Word and Excel. Applicant should have experience working with teens and volunteers. This position is supported by the Al Ruesink College Internship Program. Write to supervisor for full position description.

  • Development Intern: CLOSED

    One position supervised by Alison Pitt
    Minimum 10 hours per week. Work closely with the Development Team to interact closely with fundraising contacts, help plan the September gala event, research donor prospects, assist with our major giving and planned giving programs, write and/or edit grant applications, strategize new solicitation methods, and help with administrative tasks as assigned. Applicant must have car and should have strong interest in special event planning, excellent communication skills, excellent attention to detail and accuracy, and be proficient in Word and Excel. Graphics experience a plus. Undergraduate or graduate student in management, public/nonprofit management, or other applicable major preferred. Write to supervisor for full position description.

  • Exhibits Intern: No Openings at This Time

  • Gallery Assistant: Open for Summer 2016 and Academic Year 2016-2017

    One position for each term, supervised by Mike Voyles
    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.

  • Graphic Design Assistant: Open for Academic Year 2016-2017

    One position for each term, supervised by Greg Meitus
    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.

  • Multimedia Marketing Assistant: CLOSED

    One position for each term, supervised by Greg Meitus
    10-12 hours per week. Position available with work-study funding or stipend or for course credit. The Multimedia Marketing Assistant is part of WonderLab's marketing team. Responsibilities may include: • Photographing museum visitors, programs, and events. • Producing video content for WonderLab’s website and social media channels. • Assisting marketing director with management of social media accounts, reviewing analytics, and maximizing effectiveness of strategies. • Cataloging photos and videos on museum’s Flickr account. • Making basic updates to website, particularly graphic content. Applicant should be an experienced photographer, videographer and video editor. Must be proficient in Photoshop and have some familiarity with WordPress website management platform. Must be able to work independently on multiple tasks and meet deadlines. Telecommunications majors (Jr., Sr.) with a concentration in design and production preferred. Some weekend and evening hours are required. Contact supervisor with any questions.

  • Membership Assistant: Open for Summer 2016 and Academic Year 2016-2017

    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.

  • Science Program Assistant: Open for Summer 2016

    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 10 hours per week. Write to supervisor for full position description.

  • Visitor Services Assistant: Openings Available

    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.

  • Volunteer Services Assistant: Open Summer 2016

    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.

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.