Pacific Science Center

Bringing science to life.

Internship Opportunities with Pacific Science Center

To apply email cover letter and resume to with the appropriate intern position title in the subject line.

Development Intern (unpaid)
Pacific Science Center brings science to life. Our award-winning, interactive programs reach more than 1.3 million people around the state each year — in their communities, classrooms and on our campus. We offer a wide variety of exhibits and programs, including standards-based formal and informal science education programs and an award-winning environmental education center. Much of the funding for these and other Science Center activities come from grants, sponsorships and personal gifts stewarded by our talented Development team. The Development Intern will support the efforts of the Individual Giving team to grow and sustain a donor-centered fundraising program. The intern will receive direction from the Director of Individual Giving. The position begins as early as April 2017 and runs 3 – 6 months, ending from June to August 2017. The schedule is flexible, during regular business hours, 15 – 20 hours per week.

Human Resources Staff Intern (unpaid)
The Human Resources Staff Intern is an exciting internship opportunity for a student pursuing a Human Resources career. Pacific Science Center employs over 400 full-time, part-time, and seasonal staff. Typically we post over 100 positions a year. Spring is a transition time and involves staff planning, recruitment, and onboarding for the upcoming busy summer season. This intern will play an integral role in staff recruitment, candidate sourcing, interview facilitation, training support, employer branding projects, payroll and benefits, and more! At the internship’s conclusion, the intern will have gained valuable HR recruitment, onboarding and administration skills. Position runs March – August 2017, with a required commitment of 15-20 hours a week (may involve some evening and weekend hours).

Social Media Intern (unpaid)
Pacific Science Center’s award-winning, interactive programs reach more than 1.3 million people around the state each year — in their communities, classrooms and on our campus. The Social Media Intern will help the Marketing and Communications department strategize promotions around Pacific Science Center events by using social media to showcase photos and video of the Pacific Science Center. At the internship’s conclusion, the intern should have gained valuable promotions and marketing skills while strengthening their resume. This is a great opportunity for students who want to positively impact a nonprofit while exploring a career in Promotions and Marketing. Interns may also receive college credit depending on their school’s requirements and guidelines. (This is a perfect capstone project for a student seeking a Masters or Bachelors in Communications, Marketing or Development.) Position runs March – June 2017 (flexible end date), with a required commitment of 15 hours a week on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, with occasional Fridays.

STEM Education Volunteer Intern, Unpaid (18+)
Pacific Science Center is looking for STEM education volunteer interns to support our STEM-OST (Out-of-School Time) program.  The focus of this internship is to deliver hands-on lessons and activities in physics, engineering, astronomy, mathematics and remote sensing to elementary and middle school children in out-of-school time programs in underserved communities in the Seattle area.  Internship runs mid-June through end of August. At least a 5 week commitment for 2 – 4 days per week, 4 hours per day, is preferred.