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About The Adler Planetarium

Built by Max Adler in 1930, the Adler Planetarium was the first planetarium in the Western hemisphere and is the oldest existing planetarium today.  Chicago natives and visitors can gaze at representations of the night sky in two full-sized planetarium theaters and explore hands-on exhibits on the history of astronomy.  The Adler offers an array of educational programs and hosts an astronomy department, several of whose members hold joint appointments with the University of Chicago.

Adler intern responsibilities include working with its education programs and advancement or communications departments.  Depending on demand, some positions may also be available in the history of astronomy, astronomy and information systems departments.


Open to high school students, college students, as well as recent grads and grad students.  Check the website for information on specific requirements.

The Adler Planetarium

Marguerite Dawson,Director of Human Resources
The Adler Planetarium
The Adler Planetarium
1300 South Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60605
Phone: (312) 322-0591


Number of Interns: 10 to 20
Compensation/Benefits: Varies
Duration: N/A
Academic Level: High School Students, College Freshmen, College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Recent College Graduates, Graduate Students


Chicago, IL