Museum of Science Internships

Adult Programs Production & Outreach Intern

Museum of Science, Boston



The Lectures & Special Programs team at the Museum of Science produces cutting edge programming to attract new and existing adult audiences. Our programs feature high profile academics, researchers, scientists, artists, and technology experts in an effort to provide educational, social and exciting experiences for diverse adult-based audiences. Program formats vary and appeal to a wide variety of potential audience members. With a small staff, our department offers interns invaluable experience and hands-on involvement. Interns contribute to the research, implementation and promotion of our programs; participate in all aspects of event preparation, production and evaluation; and assist us in the development of, and outreach to, new adult audiences.


The Lectures & Special Programs intern will be a versatile team player who wants to be exposed to the grassroots outreach, pre-production, and implementation of lectures and special programs. The position is an opportunity to be involved in many aspects of program development and production, as well as to be involved in the cultivation of, and outreach to, new adult audiences. During the Fall 2016 season, we will focus on programs in the Planetarium including musical tributes, performance, and live storytelling with full-dome visuals (SubSpace Project, Cosmic Loops, Stories Under the Stars), our ongoing On Being Human series, where we investigate many layers of the human experience, and a live production of the popular NPR radio show You're the Expert with Chris Duffy.


    May include one or more of the following:
    • Research potential targeted audiences for lecture/special program topics and collect contact information
    • Assist in the creation of grassroots marketing strategies and promotional materials
    • Coordinate mailings and flyer distribution, and assist in maintenance of audience database
    • Assist in logistics planning and communications for events
    • Assist in preparation of program notes
    • Assist in program conceptualization, pre-production planning, and implementation
    • Assist in evaluation of programs Other responsibilities as needed and appropriate


  • A sense of adventure and the ability to work well as a team member
  • Organizational abilities, writing and oral communication skills, and computer/internet literacy are essential Energetic, articulate, friendly and creative
  •  Ability to interact well with the public a must
  • Highly organized, detail oriented and responsible self-starter. Must be able to take initiative and be a problem solver Familiarity with marketing, outreach communications, and promotional strategies a plus


Fall 2017 (September-December)


14-28 hours per week ... Wednesdays a must. Working 9 evenings (6 Wednesdays and 3 Thursdays) will be required.


Unpaid and/or Course Credits


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!

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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