Museum of Science Internships

Donor Relations Internship

Museum of Science, Boston



Advancement is the fundraising division for the Museum of Science. We partner with individuals and organizations to support the museum's transformative work. One of the world's largest science centers and Boston's most attended cultural institution, the Museum introduces over 1.4 million visitors a year to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) via dynamic programs and hundreds of interactive exhibits. Founded in 1830, the Museum was first to embrace all the sciences under one roof and is the nation's first science museum with a comprehensive strategy and infrastructure to foster technological literacy in museums and schools nationwide.


Do you love working behind the scenes on special events? Are you interested in learning about stewardship and cultivation in the museum field? Come intern in the Museum of Science Donor Relations department! We're looking for an intern to support the donor experience and events that help the Museum raise funds and awareness for STEM education programs. Learn more about how donor relations has an impact on the philanthropic arm of the Museum to retain, grow, and influence current and future generations of donors through creative engagement and recognition, gift acknowledgement, fund stewardship and impactful reporting.


  • Support two Senior Special Events Coordinators in the design and execution of strategic donor events 
  • Assist with mailings and event preparation materials including name tags and list development 
  • event registration and tracking; 
  • Provide onsite support for events, including event setup, cleanup, greeting and escorting guests, and monitoring registration and exit tables; some nights and weekends (if possible)
  • Support one Stewardship Officer in the active stewardship and acknowledgement of donors to the Museum 
  • Coordinate collation of endowed and annual fund documentation to be converted electronically 
  • Locating, reviewing and photographing campus-wide plaques and other donor signage 
  • Manage donor gift inventory and assist with acquisition of new donor gifts 
  • Other administrative duties as assigned by the Director of Donor Relations


  • Preferred communications, business or marketing student with a strong interest in hospitality and event planning 
  • Good communication skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced, busy, and fun environment 
  • Strong organizational skills and high level of attention to detail 
  • Clearly demonstrated problem solving skills and critical thinking 
  • Ability to be creative and think innovatively to develop new ideas


  • Experience with the Microsoft Office Word and Excel 
  • Familiarity with Adobe Photoshop and InDesign 
  • Familiarity with Tessitura Database and data manipulation


Winter/Spring 2019 (January-May)


Up to 28 hours/week


Between $12.00 & $12.25 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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