Museum of Science Internships
  • 15-Nov-2021 to 12-Dec-2021 (EST)
  • Boston, MA, USA
  • $14.25-14.50
  • Hourly

Human Resources Internship

Museum of Science, Boston


The role of the Human Resource and Volunteer Services Division is to: 1) actively recruit and retain staff, volunteers, and interns whose values and skills align with the Museum's mission; 2) design and implement staff and volunteer programs that value and encourage individual professional growth and teamwork; and 3) assist in creating a comfortable working environment that supports the diversity of our staff and volunteers.


The Human Resources Intern will assist this division with various interdepartmental projects relating to recruiting, benefits, volunteer services, youth internship program coordination, training, event planning, and other administrative tasks to help support the overall HR initiative. All department information must be held confidential and must be in compliance with our Affirmative Action plan.


  • Ensure Affirmative Action compliance by creating requisition folders for each job and internship opening and compiling relevant information including applications, reference checks, interview notes and candidate pool demographics.
  • Assist with recruitment process for Summer Youth Internships and entry level roles by processing applications, conducting phone screens, scheduling interviews, and tracking 100+ applications in our Applicant Tracking System and Excel.
  • Work with the Internship & Volunteer Programs Manager to develop and plan professional development lunches and other new endeavors supporting youth and interns in the Museum.
  • Assist with other Human Resources & Volunteer Services projects related to employee benefits, our wellness program, and event planning that would contribute to a quality learning and working experiences


  • Internships are designed to support individuals currently enrolled as an undergraduate student or graduate student (including a career changer) or a recent (<1yr) graduate
  • Demonstrated organizational and multitasking skills.
  • Demonstrated communication and interpersonal skills; professional demeanor.
  • Ability to perform under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Attention to detail
  • Demonstrated computer skills (i.e. electronic mail, word processing, spreadsheets, database management, and web research).
  • Demonstrated teamwork ability.
  • Resourcefulness and ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to handle and maintain confidential information.

SPECIAL SKILLS: Interest and course experience in Human Resources or a similar field


Staff, interns, and volunteers will be required to show proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. The Museum will consider an exemption from the vaccine requirement if they are unable to get vaccinated due to a qualifying medical disability or a sincerely held religious objection. The Museum is not required to provide an accommodation or exemption from the vaccine requirement if doing so would pose a direct threat to others in the workplace or would create an undue hardship for the Museum.

LENGTH OF INTERNSHIP: Winter/Spring 2022 (Start: mid-January/early February until End: May)

WORK SCHEDULE: 2 or 3 days/week (14 or 21 paid hours per week with an unpaid lunch hour). The HR offices are open Monday-Friday 9am - 5pm.

POSITION LOCATION: In-person (Boston, MA)

PAY RATE: The pay rate for internships are $14.25 per hour for an undergrad or $14.50 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 café and much more!


All internship applications require a resume and cover letter.

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.

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

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