Chicago Children's Museum Internship Profile
- “The staff was amazing and always willing to help.”
- “I've gotten a taste of what it is like to work in the world of museum administration and education”
- “Getting to spend time in the museum with the kids [was the best part of the internship].”
- According to respondents, the internship provided good insight into the industry and potential career paths--interns rated this factor 9.75 out of 10.
Locations: Chicago, IL
Number of Interns: 11 - 20, 12 (Summer); 10 (Fall); 8 (Winter/Spring)
Length: 6 to 12 weeks, 12 weeks (Summer; Fall; Winter/Spring)
Responsibilities: Administrative, Arts and Design, Education, Human Resources, Marketing, Nonprofit, Project Management, Public Relations, Research
The Chicago Children’s Museum (“CCM”) is a nonprofit cultural institution with a mission “to create a community where play and learning connect.” Founded in 1982, CCM welcomes more than 650,000 visitors each year. Its primary audience consists of young children and their families, as well as school and community groups. The museum features 15 permanent exhibits and changing exhibits, including “Dinosaur Expedition,” “WaterWays,” and “Play It Safe.”
CCM interns work in a variety of the museum’s departments, including arts education, community outreach, early childhood, event planning, human resources, marketing, program development, and public relations. Each intern is assigned a supervisor with significant experience in the intern’s chosen area. Interns participate in their departments’ day-to-day meetings and projects and also have the opportunity to work independently on their own projects.
Late June (Summer); Late September (Fall); Late January (Winter/Spring). Apply online.
Open to undergraduates (sophomore year or higher), MBA students, graduate students, recent graduates, and mid-career applicants. Non-US citizens are welcome to apply.