Museum of Science Internships

Collections Management Internship

Museum of Science, Boston



The Museum of Science Collections Department manages approximately 30,000 objects, including animal taxidermy, shells, rocks, minerals, fossils, art, and historic scientific artifacts, as well as 1,000 linear feet of archival material. These objects are on display and in storage, and are used for educational programs and exhibits.


The Collections Intern will assist with a broad range of collections and archives management responsibilities to ensure objects are recorded, stored, and displayed appropriately.


  • Conduct inventories of objects and update locations in database 
  • Assist with maintenance and monitoring of objects on exhibit
  • Photograph, research, rehouse, and/or update database records for objects in storage
  • Work on discrete collections projects according to interests and time


  • Undergraduate student, graduate student, or career changer 
  • Background or serious interest in natural history, collections management, or archival methods
  • Detail-oriented, with strong organizational skills and ability to work independently
  • Physically able to climb ladders and lift objects


  • Interest in learning or prior experience with specimen preparation
  • Database experience


Winter/Spring 2018 (September-December)


14 hours/week, flexible within Monday-Friday 9-5 timeframe


$11.00 & $11.25 hourly


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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