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.

 

We currently have the following internships available for Fall 2017:
Development Internship

The Development Intern will work directly with the Development Specialist to gain valuable experience in donor database utilization, fundraising, and special events while helping build a sense of community and belonging for a well-respected non-profit organization. This is an unpaid internship, but is eligible for college credit or an Orlando Science Center membership (100 hours within 12-month span for individual membership; 150 hours within 12 month span for family/flex membership)

The Development Intern is responsible for working closely with the Development team on various special projects including archiving, data input, data cleansing, and prospect research. The Development Intern will work on special events in varying capacities. Special events duties will include silent auction solicitation and follow-up with community partners to ensure all efforts have been made to maximum revenue for the event.

Responsibilities:
  • Utilize computer skills to manage donor information in Tessitura donor database.
  • Use Microsoft Outlook skills for emails and calendar.
  • Attend any meetings as assigned (i.e.: committee meetings, upcoming events, etc.).
  • Work on various events, including keeping detailed tracking on status of sponsors and auction items. Attendance at events outside of intern hours may be necessary.
  • Analyze auction donations for strengths and weaknesses.
Skills & Requirements
  • Must be a degree-seeking students, preferably in Development, Museum Studies, Nonprofits, and/or Public Administration.
  • Strong writer and proofreader.
  • Manage significant attention to detail and well organized.
  • Good communication skills and comfortable with making phone calls.
  • Minimum time commitment of 9-12 hours per week required.
  • Must commit to one full semester that runs concurrently with the school year.
Early Childhood Education Internship

Early Childhood Education interns will support Early Childhood Educators with prepping, organizing, and implementing OSC and grant-funded on- and off-site programs for children 5 years of age and under. Interns will help replenish program supplies, research topics and projects, test-out new activities and material for current and upcoming programs. Interns will assist the Early Childhood Specialist with editing and creating curriculum, and creating and testing new developmentally appropriate activities for all programs offered.

Qualifications:
  • Enjoys working and has experience with children between the ages of 18 months – 5 years.
  • Positive, cheerful attitude.
  • Willingness to learn.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication.
  • Ability to work well with staff and guests.
  • Readiness to be flexible and adaptable.
Skills & Requirements
  • 2+ years of college courses, preferably Early Childhood, Education, Science or Psychology majors.
  • Successfully pass criminal background check and fingerprinting.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Self-motivated to seek out task and projects.
  • Possesses personal initiative.
  • Willingness to get messy if project or assignment requires.
  • Reports promptly to work on days scheduled.
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs..
  • Minimum time commitment of 2 months – maximum 6 months; Flexible hours with 12-20 hours per week.
Early Childhood Programs Internship

Early Childhood Programs Interns will assist the KidsTown team with creating, organizing and implementing programming in all subject areas for children 7 years of age and under. Interns will help replenish supplies, conduct live programming, and research new content and projects. Interns will provide direction and assistance for volunteers. If needed, interns will also assist with the scheduling of programs and volunteers. Interns should have an interest in art, music/theater, and science.

Qualifications:
  • Enjoys working and has experience with children under the age of 7.
  • Understands developmentally appropriate practices.
  • Understands the importance of whole child development.
  • Exhibits excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Able to work well with staff and guests.
  • Willing to learn.
  • Has a positive attitude .
Skills & Requirements
  • 2+ years of college courses, preferably Early Childhood, Education, Science or Psychology majors.
  • Successfully pass criminal background check and fingerprinting.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Self-motivated to seek out task and projects.
  • Possesses personal initiative.
  • Willingness to get messy if project or assignment requires.
  • Reports promptly to work on days scheduled.
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Minimum time commitment of 2 months – maximum 6 months; flexible hours with 8-20 hours per week.
  • Availability on weekends, school holidays, and all special events.

 

To Apply:

Send your resume with a cover letter to Danielle Roman, Coordinator of Volunteer Resources, at droman@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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