Join our Innovative Interns Program!

The Internship program at Orlando Science Center is designed to provide college students and recent graduates with the opportunity to gain a realistic in-depth view of a career path. Our internship program offers hands on experience in a fun and professional setting, while interns work throughout the building on a wide variety of projects and tasks. Orlando Science Center internships also include an educational component: interns build their own skills while helping our community.

Please note that many of the internships offered within the organization do not pay; however, if a stipend is offered to individuals it will be noted. Our internship program runs concurrently with the school year and we accept applicants three times a year: fall, spring, and summer.

Internships are generally offered in the following areas for qualified applicants: Development, Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Programs, Meetings & Events, NatureWorks Animal Care, Public Relations & Social Media, and Special Events. Opportunities vary by semester.

 

Internship applications for fall 2018 are now open.
Meetings & Events Internship

The Orlando Science Center Meetings and Events department produces more than 250 events a year, ranging from weddings to corporate functions. We have more than 200,000 sq. ft. of exhibit and event space that is available for private events. The goal of the Meetings and Events department is to provide outstanding customer service while building excellent relationships with our clients.

Meetings & Events interns will be responsible for working closely with the Meetings & Events team on various tasks, including: site visits with clients and vendors, on site assistance during events, updating Orlando Science Center’s photo library, preparing event paperwork, purchase orders, invoices, collecting payment, vendor load in and load out, creation of diagrams, and phone calls to clients and vendors.

Qualifications:
  • Strong interpersonal skills, problem solving abilities and organization.
  • Positive, cheerful attitude.
  • Ability to work well with staff and guests.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication.
  • Willingness to learn.
  • Readiness to be flexible and adaptable .
Skills & Requirements
  • Candidates pursuing a degree in Hospitality/Event Management preferred.
  • Successfully pass criminal background check and fingerprinting.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Self-motivated to seek out task and projects.
  • Possesses personal initiative.
  • Reports promptly to work on days scheduled.
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time.
  • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs.
  • Interns generally work 1 office day per week and 1-2 events per week; most events are Friday-Sunday evenings.
Special Events Internship

The Special Events intern will assist the Director of Special Events with the creation of Special Events for the Orlando Science Center. Interns will assist with identifying and soliciting prospective content partners, schedule and attend meetings, order lunch, send out meeting reminders and take minutes, process invoices and record expenses, assist with event logistics before and during event, prepare staffing plans, track in-kind donations, inventory, and other record keeping. Interns will interact with staff, vendors, sponsors and guests, as well as assist with other special events as needed.

Qualifications:
  • Excellent customer service with critical thinking and troubleshooting skills.
  • Strong knowledge of Excel and other Microsoft Office programs, including: Word and Power Point.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.
  • Understands and supports the mission of the Orlando Science Center, to Inspire Science Learning for Life.
  • Ability to work well with others and to remain professional and courteous with all partners.
  • Willingness to learn and a positive attitude.
  • Have an understanding of emerging technologies, especially as they relate to the STEM field.
  • Education in the business administration, special events, or related work experience is preferable.
Skills & Requirements
  • 2 or more years of college courses, preferably Non-profit Management, Education, or Digital Media.
  • Have already completed a previous internship.
  • Ability to successfully complete a criminal background check.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Self-motivated to seek out tasks and projects.
  • Minimum time commitment of 1 semester with availability to work all Special Events during the internship time period.
  • Available Tuesday – Thursday between the hours of 10am-2pm, September through March 2019, with a minimum of 2 days a week and 4 hours a day.
Volunteer Resources Internship

The Volunteer Resources Intern will be in charge of assisting the Volunteer Resources Department with creation and implementation of programs and activities for Orlando Science Center volunteer. The Volunteer Resources Intern’s responsibilities will include, but are not limited to; filing, database entry/management, identifying and recruiting prospective volunteers, scheduling, volunteer management, volunteer experience facilitation, and community outreach. This internship will complete a project-based learning assignment focusing on capacity building, program development, or volunteer engagement. Intern will report to the Coordinator of Volunteer Development and/or Coordinator of Volunteer Resources.

Qualifications:
  • Enjoys working with and/or has experience leading youth in the community.
  • Positive, friendly attitude.
  • Willingness to learn new computer programs.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication.
  • Ability to work well with staff, guests, and volunteers.
  • Readiness to be flexible and adaptable.
Skills & Requirements
  • 2 or more semesters of college courses, preference given to Non-profit Management and Human Resources majors.
  • Attend internship orientation.
  • Successfully complete a criminal background check and fingerprinting.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Self-motivated to seek out tasks and projects.
  • Report on time to work on days scheduled.
  • Weekend availability preferred.

 

To Apply:

Send your resume with a cover letter to Megan Collins, Coordinator of Volunteer Development, at mcollins@osc.org.

For more information regarding our internship opportunities, please contact the Volunteer Resources Department at 407.514.2034 or email volunteer@osc.org.

 

Orlando Science Center is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or political affiliation.

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