Museum of Science Internships

  Tech Studio Internship

Museum of Science, Boston

www.mos.org

 


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

Tech Studio develops and facilitates staffed programs for visitors introducing them to the engineering design process, computational thinking, and "maker" skills and processes. Through hands-on activities and design challenges, visitors have the opportunity to think like engineers and innovators and explore how their decision-making and values shape the designed world. Tech Studio is the staffed exhibit hub of the Museum's Blue Wing and engages over 180,000 in technology programming annually.


POSITION SUMMARY:

The Tech Studio Intern will work alongside Tech Studio staff and museum volunteers to facilitate and develop design challenges engineering activities, Try Your Tech circuitry and programming activities, and technology investigations focusing on digital technology and computational thinking.


RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • The intern will interact directly with museum visitors leading design activities in the Engineering Design Workshop and on carts throughout the Gordon Current Science and Technology Center
  • The intern will demonstrate and guide volunteers and teen interns, helping train them in facilitating new activities
  • The intern will become knowledgeable of museum resources available to schools and community educators 
  • The intern will work to develop and prototype design activities focusing on a range of topics such as digital media, robotics, circuits and computer programming. 
  • The intern will present activities and interpretations introducing technical concepts (engineering, computer science, robotics) to diverse audiences using terms and models appropriate for a lay audience.


BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Demonstrated interest and/or background in engineering, science or education.
  • Undergraduate student, graduate student or career changer. 
  • Experience working with diverse audiences and ages. 
  • Demonstrated comfort introducing technical concepts to diverse audiences and different educational levels.


SPECIAL SKILLS:

    Engineering, computer science or media studies coursework preferred.


LENGTH OF INTERNSHIP:

Fall 2017 (September-December)


WORK SCHEDULE:

14-28 hours per week.


STARTING SALARY:

Between $11.00 & $11.25 hourly


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!


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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