Internships

Orlando Science Center’s internship program is designed to provide college students and recent graduates with the opportunity to gain realistic, in-depth exposure to the many careers at the Science Center.

 

Interns can expect to expand their professional skills, while gaining valuable experience and becoming part of the Science Center’s bigger mission. Internships at Orlando Science Center are unpaid, but interns are eligible for benefits such as school credit and free annual memberships.

Applications are accepted for the fall, spring, and summer semesters and available internships vary by semester. View the list below for current opportunities and check back frequently for other positions.

We have filled all Fall 2019 Internships. Please check back in October 2019 for more Spring 2020 Internship opportunities and deadlines


How to Apply for Spring 2020 Internships:

Cover letters, resumes, and/or writing samples must be submitted to Chris Wiewiora, Manager of Volunteer Resources at cwiewiora@osc.org

Meetings & Events

The Orlando Science Center Meetings and Events department produces over 250 events a year ranging from weddings to corporate functions. We have over 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.

Essential Functions:

  • Written, oral, visual, and electronic (W.O.V.E.) communicating with clients and vendors.

  • Conducting site visits with clients and vendors

  • Preparing event contracts, purchase orders, and invoices.

  • Assisting on-site during events, including vendor load-in and load-out.

  • Collecting vendor payments.

  • Reviewing and updating Orlando Science Center’s photo library.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Education: Candidates currently enrolled and pursuing a degree in Hospitality/Event Management preferred.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to multitask and work independently
  • Strong interpersonal skills, problem-solving abilities, and organization.
  • A 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
  • Working knowledge of basic computer programs (e.g. Microsoft Office and Google).

Physical demands:

  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time.
  • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs.

Expected Hours of Work:

Must commit to one full semester that runs concurrently with the school year. A schedule will be made upon start date of the internship. The intern will work 1 office day a week and 1-2 events per week, most events are Friday–Sunday evenings.

 

Public Programs

Orlando Science Center’s Public Programs department creates and presents content including demonstrations, shows, & activities for guests as well as creating special themed content each month. Public Programs is offering an internship to develop skills in science communication, facilitation, resourcefulness, & creativity.

 

Essential Functions:

  • Assist in daily routines, which include, but are not limited to: daily programming, front and back of house assistance, and content creation.

  • Standardize & prototype STEM challenges & theme of month demonstrations, present science polls, & collect program surveys.

  • Project for the cohort will be one themed cart demonstration that displays science content in a fun, engaging guest experience.

  • Comfortable speaking in front of large groups and able to work with minimum supervision and guidance.

  • Desire to learn and readiness to be flexible and adaptable.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Education: Currently enrolled student in their second year of college or above, preferred degree-seeking in education, science, or theatre. Flexible to enthusiastic other degree seekers.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Presentation skills
  • Experience working with children

 

Physical demands:

  • Able to perform strenuous work-related activities and able to lift 25 lbs.

 

Must commit to one full semester that runs concurrently with the school year. Flexible hours with 15 – 20 hours per week.

Contact Us

For more information about Orlando Science Center’s internship program, please contact Chris Wiewiora at 407.514.2034 or cwiewiora@osc.org, or fill out the form below.


The Orlando Science Center is committed to building and maintaining a diverse, inclusive, and equitable organization and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. It is the policy of the Orlando Science Center to provide equal opportunities to all qualified applicants and to administer all aspects and conditions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity, gender expression, or any other protected-class status.