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.
Open to undergraduate, MBA, and graduate students, as well as recent graduates and those changing careers. Applications from non-US citizens are accepted.
The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
3000 N. Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46208
Phone: (317) 334-3830
Number of Interns: 21 to 50
Compensation/Benefits: Academic Credit, Unpaid, Varies
Duration: 6 to 12 weeks
Academic Level: College Freshmen, College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Recent College Graduates, Graduate Students, Business School Students, Law School Students