The Saint Louis Science Center appreciates your interest in our internship opportunities.

We strive to attract a diverse group of qualified students to join our team. Interested students should submit their cover letter and resume to Bethany.Heck@slsc.org or by mail to:

Saint Louis Science Center
Attn: Bethany Heck
5050 Oakland Avenue
Saint Louis, MO 63110


Available Positions

EXHIBITION INTERN (UNPAID) - COLLECTIONS

SUMMARY
Under the direction of the Collections Manager, the Exhibition intern will learn responsibilities involved in the development and implementation of the exhibition processes. Will also learn collections-related tasks that are required for proper security, storage, climate, and documentation of the Collections artifacts.

LEARNING GOALS

  • Develop research and preparation of artifacts for upcoming exhibitions
  • Learn proper techniques for packing and transportation of artifacts for exhibitions
  • Observe and apply proper installation of artifacts
  • Learn proper storage, artifact handling, and preparation guidelines

 

ACADEMIC MAJOR

  • Must be an active student; Senior level or Graduate student
  • College degree in Archaeology, History, Natural History, Exhibition Design or related field preferred
  • Graduate students in Museum Studies program strongly preferred

 

OTHER NECESSARY SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES

  • Self-starter and able to follow instructions
  • Ability to learn processes and procedures quickly
  • Good verbal, written communication skills and able to convey information clearly
  • Knowledge and proficiency with office procedures and equipment
  • Friendly, proactive, and professional
  • Ability to exchange information, problem solve, and conduct research
  • Strong organizational skills, understanding how to prioritize
  • Strong computer skills, specifically Microsoft Office programs
  • Must comply with all Collections Department processes and procedures

 

TIME COMMITMENT
The intern must be prepared to participate approximately 10-20 hours weekly through August, from a mutually agreed upon start date until a mutually agreed upon concluding date. The intern can schedule flexible hours on site Monday – Friday between 8 am – 5 pm.