Posted:  November 18, 2014 

Museum Summer Education Intern (Unpaid)

Start Date:  May 1, 2015
Work Schedule:  Monday-Friday
Length of Position:  3-month commitment  (min.  120 hrs.)
Location:  Martinsville VA
Position #:  IE001
Award Package:  None


Internship Description:

The Virginia Museum of Natural History Department of Education and Public Programs is looking for motivated, energetic students interested in museum education.  Opportunities will consist of designing, presenting, and evaluating educational and public programming for annual summer camps.  Interns will also learn about and participate in a wide variety of tasks by assisting staff with projects relating to educational technology, exhibits, and more.

Sample Tasks:

  • Research and develop activities for summer camp programs
  • Support VMNH education staff in supervision of children
  • Teach STEM focused programs
  • Integrate technology with education projects

About the Virginia Museum of Natural History:

As the state’s museum of natural history serving the entire Commonwealth and beyond, VMNH has award-winning exhibits, ground-breaking scientific research and collections, and innovative educational programs for all ages.  With its outreach education programs, online resources, and traveling exhibits and displays, the Virginia Museum of Natural History is truly an institution without walls.


Applicant should be currently enrolled in or have recently completed an undergraduate or graduate program in Education, Museum Studies, Natural Sciences, Environmental Studies, or related field.


The position is considered volunteer and does not offer pay or housing.  Summer interns must work a minimum of 120 hours.

To Apply:

The Commonwealth of Virginia online employment application is available at online applications are accepted.  If you have any questions about the position, please contact the Human Resources office at 276-634-4158.   Applications accepted until position is filled.

 The Virginia Museum of Natural History complies with E-Verify which is an internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security in partnership with the Social Security Administration that allows participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees.

We are an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants are afforded equal opportunities without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age or disability.  The successful applicant must furnish proof of identity and employment eligibility and is subject to a background check.