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Summer Education Intern | International Museum of Surgical Science

About the Education Internship

The Education Interns at the International Museum of Surgical Science will work closely with Museum staff to assist with education programming and digital outreach. Duties will include but are not limited to developing and facilitating education programs such as guided tours and drop-in interactive experiences and researching the Museum’s collections to write social media and blog posts. The Intern will be expected to publicly report on progress via the Museum blog. Qualifications:

Current students or recent graduates studying Education, Museum Studies, Art Education, Art, Art History, History, Anthropology, Medicine or related fieldMotivated, organized and detail-orientedAble to work as a team member and independentlyExcellent communication, research and writing skillsAble to multitask in a dynamic environmentExperience writing lesson plans or developing educational programming a plusInterest in creating digital contentPassion for cultivating on-site and off-site visitor engagementMain responsibilities:

Lead guided toursDevelop and facilitate an education program based on the Museum’s collectionsAssist with researching ideas for future public and educational programmingShare internship experiences and research by writing posts for the Museum BlogCollaborate with Museum staff to create social media content Perform other duties as necessary

Internship Requirements

Applicants must be willing to commit at least 14 hours per week during the Internship Period, with a minimum of 200 hours total.The International Museum of Surgical Science does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status.

How to Apply

Required Internship Application Materials:

Statement of Intent / Cover Letter (must address the following 3 prompts)

What in particular interests you about the International Museum of Surgical Science?In what ways do you hope to benefit from this internship?Have you ever developed or facilitated an educational program? What did you learn from that experience that you can bring to this internship? OR Describe a significant moment you have had in a Museum. During this internship, what actions would you take to create opportunities for visitors to have a similar experience?

C.V. or ResumeWriting Sample (500 words maximum) Letter of RecommendationPlease send application materials as attachments to: Subject Line: Education Internship Application

Contact Info:
Miranda Pettengill
Job Type: Unpaid Internship
Location: Chicago