Pacific Science Center

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Internship Opportunities with Pacific Science Center

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

Tinker Tank Maker in Residence (unpaid, 16+)
The Maker in Residence volunteer position at Pacific Science Center’s Tinker Tank is a unique, open-ended role for people with a wide variety of interests including engineering, hardware development, education, and the “Maker Movement”. Akin to an Artist in Residency program, the Maker in Residence position provides space and materials to support individuals looking to develop, expand, and share their skills in science, technology, engineering, design, and tinkering. It is also intended to demonstrate to visitors and volunteers vast possibilities within engineering and the Maker Movement and inspire folks to participate. The Maker in Residence builds, demonstrates, and engages visitors in small-scale prototyping, designing, fabricating, and all forms of making and tinkering. Ideal candidates are able to select, create, and discuss new or existing projects with the public, are very comfortable facilitating exploration with people of all ages and backgrounds, and are flexible with frequent adjustments in setting and surroundings as Tinker Tank is a very dynamic physical space. We are looking for someone who can become a recurring and expected presence in our space, and will therefore give preference to someone who can commit to volunteering a four-hour shift every week for the duration of the position, August – November 2017 (extension possible).

Development Intern (18+, unpaid)
Much of the funding for 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 Intern will support donor event logistics, collateral, and on-site customer service; assist donors by directing phone and email inquiries; prepare donor profiles in advance of upcoming events, visits, and strategy meetings; research Workplace Giving, Sustaining Giving, Young Professional, and Planned Giving Programs to support strategy and planning for future campaigns; and work collaboratively with the Development team and other Science Center staff to perform other duties as assigned. The Internship is 3 months long with a possible extension up to 6 months. Schedule is flexible and to be determined with Development staff.

Volunteer Program Assistant Intern, Unpaid (18+)
Pacific Science Center’s Human Resources Department has an exciting internship opportunity for a student pursuing a volunteer management career. Pacific Science Center engages 500 regularly active volunteers, almost 1,000 special event volunteers, and an extra 100 teen volunteers for the summer months. Summer is a busy time and involves volunteer planning, recruitment, and onboarding for most of our programs. The Volunteer Program Assistant Intern is a member of the Human Resources team and will play an integral role in volunteer recruitment, candidate sourcing, interview facilitation, training support, benefits coordination, and special projects/research. At the internship’s conclusion, the intern will have gained valuable volunteer recruitment, onboarding and administration skills. This is a summer position that runs June – September. Schedule is flexible and commitment is 15 – 20 hours per week, including some evening and weekend hours.