Museum of Science Internships
  • 18-Feb-2021 to 14-Mar-2021 (EST)
  • Boston, MA, USA
  • Hourly

Government Relations Internship

Museum of Science, Boston


The Government Relations Department is part of the Advancement Division of the Museum. We provide assistance and guidance with all Federal, state, and local government grants for which the Museum applies. We also advocate on behalf of the entire Museum before the Massachusetts Congressional Delegation, the Governor's Administration, the State House legislators, and the cities of Boston and Cambridge.


The Government Relations Intern will help to summarize and review potential government grant opportunities and applications. They will also assist with scheduling and preparing materials for meetings with Federal, state, and local government officials and staff and help to provide follow up from these meetings.


  • Research Federal, state, and local government grant opportunities;
  • Draft portions of components for government grant applications;
  • Schedule and prepare materials for meetings with government officials; and
  • Provide follow-up information after these meetings.


  • Applicants must be college student, graduate student, recent higher-education grad., including career changers;
  • Demonstrated writing and editing skills; and
  • Attention to detail.


  • Preference for candidates with at least an interest in government or political science OR previous experience in the public sector preferably with an elected government official.

LENGTH OF INTERNSHIP: Summer 2021 (late May/early June mid/late August)


WORK SCHEDULE: 28 hours/week or 4 full days (full-day shifts are 7 working hours will an unpaid lunch hour) within the Monday-Friday 9am-5pm schedule.

  • NOTE: All internships are part-time temporary positions.

PAY RATE: The pay rate for internships is $13.50 per hour for an undergrad or $13.75 for a graduate.

BENEFITS: Intern benefits include free parking in the Museum garage, close proximity to the Green Line, free admission, discounts in the Museum store and caf, and much more!


All internship applications require a resume and cover letter.

All applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Internships will be filled on a rolling basis and will be removed from our website's listings once we are no longer accepting applications.

No phone inquiries, please. Qualified applicants will be contacted within two to four weeks of the initial application.

The Museum of Science is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by federal, state or local law. We are dedicated to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment, and where employees are treated with respect and dignity.

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