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

Esports Education Intern (UNPAID)

SUMMARY

Under the direction of the Esports Management Team, the Esports Education Intern will learn responsibilities involved in the development and implementation of the Science Center’s esports program. This internship will also entail; learning daily tasks associated with open plays, competitions, educational programs, and community partner cultivation.

LEARNING GOALS

  • Create educational activations for onsite events centered around Health & Wellness, Technology, Art & Music, Interactive Media & Events in gaming and esports
  • Develop presentation skills in both public and private settings
  • Develop guest service and event management skills
  • Learn key logistics processes for organizing programs and events
  • Understand how to proactively engage and leverage community partners
  • Operate production and gaming equipment, including PCs, consoles, screens, projections, streams, microphones, etc.
  • Troubleshoot gaming and production equipment

 

ACADEMIC MAJOR

  • Must be an active student; Junior, Senior level or Graduate student
  • College degree in education, game design, event management or related field preferred

 

OTHER NECESSARY SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES

  • Self-starter and able to follow instructions
  • Ability to learn processes and procedures quickly
  • Must have a passion for education
  • Ability to connect with youth of various ages, backgrounds, and skill levels
  • Must be a creative thinker, willing to try new things and share new ideas
  • 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 Science Center processes and procedures

 

TIME COMMITMENT

The intern must be prepared to participate approximately 15-20 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 Thursday – Monday between 8 am – 5 pm. Some evening hours may be required. The Science Center is closed Tuesday’s & Wednesdays. Limited onsite hours will be available during closed days. However, the intern may be asked to join virtual meetings.

Esports Operations Intern (UNPAID)

SUMMARY

Under the direction of the Esports Management Team, the Esports Operations Intern will learn responsibilities involved in the development and implementation of the Science Center’s esports program. This internship will also entail; learning daily tasks associated with open plays, competitions, educational programs, and community partner cultivation.

LEARNING GOALS

  • Develop guest service and event management skills
  • Learn key logistics processes for organizing programs and events
  • Understand how to proactively engage and leverage community partners
  • Review financial models for potential programs and events
  • Operate production and gaming equipment, including PCs, consoles, screens, projections, streams, microphones, etc.
  • Troubleshoot gaming and production equipment

 

ACADEMIC MAJOR

  • Must be an active student; Junior, Senior level or Graduate student
  • College degree in business, entrepreneurship, computer science, game development, community relations, event management or related field preferred

 

OTHER NECESSARY SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES

  • Self-starter and able to follow instructions
  • Ability to learn processes and procedures quickly
  • Must be a creative thinker, willing to try new things and share new ideas
  • 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 Science Center processes and procedures

 

TIME COMMITMENT

The intern must be prepared to participate approximately 15-20 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 Thursday – Monday between 8 am – 5 pm. Some evening hours may be required. The Science Center is closed Tuesday’s & Wednesdays. Limited onsite hours will be available during closed days. However, the intern may be asked to join virtual meetings.

Exhibition Development Intern (UNPAID)

SUMMARY

Under the direction of the Exhibit Content Developer, the Exhibition intern will learn responsibilities involved in exhibition development and design, including content research, interpretive planning, acquiring images, interactive development and prototyping, and label-writing.

LEARNING GOALS

  • Translate current scientific concepts into visitor-friendly language, experiences, and programs, within the context of an exhibition
  • Learn appropriate use of concepts for 2D and 3D design, based on content and visitor goals
  • Learn process for key Exhibit Development documents including a content outline, interpretive plan matrix, and script
  • Participate in developing ideas to communicate to internal and external stakeholders using verbal, written, and visual communication
  • Learn how Exhibit Development serves a museum’s goals and strategic plan

 

ACADEMIC MAJOR

  • Must be a Graduate student
  • Undergraduate degree in Paleontology, Archaeology, Anthropology, Museum Studies, or related fields preferred; a degree or experience in informal science education is a plus.

 

OTHER NECESSARY SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES

  • Creative and open to trying new methods of brainstorming and communication
  • Ability to exchange information, problem solve, and conduct research
  • Strong organizational skills, understanding how to prioritize
  • Self-starter and able to follow instructions
  • Ability to learn processes and procedures quickly
  • Good verbal and written communication skills; able to convey information clearly
  • Friendly, proactive, and professional

 

TIME COMMITMENT

The intern must be prepared to participate approximately 10-15 hours weekly through December 2021, 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. They can work off-site as needed.