Children's Museum of Indianapolis Internship Profile
- “Cultural enrichment”
- “I was treated like an actual employee, not an intern, and the things I did were actually used to better the company.”
- “Sometimes experiences are worth more than money.”
- All responding interns would recommend the program to friends.
Industries: Nonprofit, Museums and Art Preservation
Locations: Indianapolis, IN
Number of Interns: 21 - 50, 30 (Summer); 15 (Fall; Spring); 2 (Winter)
Compensation/Benefits: Unpaid, Academic Credit, Discounts at Food Court; Gym Membership; One-year Museum Membership; Speaker Series
Length: 6 to 12 weeks, 12 weeks (Summer; Fall; Spring); 4 weeks (Winter)
Responsibilities: Accounting, Arts and Design, Editorial, Education, Finance, Human Resources, Law, Marketing, Public Relations, Technology
The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis was established in 1925 and today is the largest children’s museum in the world. It boasts more than 1 million visitors per year and employs around 400 people. The museum, which spans more than 470,000 square feet, houses 11 permanent galleries and theaters focused on arts, foreign cultures, history, physical and natural sciences, and space. The museum’s mission is “[t]o create extraordinary learning experiences across the arts, sciences, and humanities that have the power to transform the lives of children and families.”
The museum offers hands-on, project-based internship experiences to individuals who are interested in working with and for children. Interns work in a wide range of areas, including collections and conservation management, community initiatives, education, family programs, exhibit design, exhibit development, information and interactive technology, marketing, public relations, youth programs, and more. Interns benefit from staff-level training, professional development, mentoring, and the President/CEO Lecture Series.
Late January (Summer); Early July (Fall); Early November (Winter; Spring). Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume online. The museum offers various scholarship opportunities for interns; scholarship applications require academic transcripts. Certain positions require a writing sample or graphic design portfolio.
Open to undergraduate, MBA, and graduate students, as well as recent graduates and those changing careers. Applications from non-US citizens are accepted.