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LILAC Partner Internship: Franklin Institute Science Education Intern

Science Education Intern

Summer 2018

Philadelphia, PA

This is a BMC only Opportunity. The selected student will participate in the LILAC Summer Funding Program.

Please apply through LILAC Summer Funding Form and the Franklin Institute Form found on the LILAC Website



As the most visited museum in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and a top-five tourist destination in the City of Philadelphia, The Franklin Institute is one of the leading science centers in the country, and serves as both a prominent educational and cultural resource, and as an anchor of the local economy. Science and technology have the potential to solve some of the most critical issues of our time, to improve our lives, and to inspire our curiosity about the world around us. Every day The Franklin Institute provides resources that help people to connect with science and technology in creative ways that resonate with learners of all ages and backgrounds.


The Institute directly reaches more than 1 million people each year with informal learning experiences that engage students, adults, and families. Though its historic museum is a central learning space, the Institute has evolved to provide people with educational resources in their own neighborhoods through hands-on activities in classrooms, workshops in libraries, community centers, and other settings, and through ways to interact online. Since 1824, The Franklin Institute has pursued its commitment to making these resources available to as many people as possible throughout the mid-Atlantic region.


DEPARTMENT: Museum Programs and Outreach Initiatives



Intern will support staff in coordination of teacher professional development efforts, analysis of program evaluation data, and purchasing and organization of educational materials. Additional support may be needed for Museum Program events including (but not limited to) Community Nights, Science After Hours, School Workshops, and other special events.



Current college student majoring in the sciences, education, social work/community organizing, or urban planning preferred. All degree seeking candidates will be considered.



The successful candidate must be self-motivated, flexible, and organized. Familiarity with general science concepts a plus.  


30-40 hours/week for 8-10 weeks; days of week can vary depending on intern’s availability. 

Other Requirements:

This position involves direct contact with children. Interns must meet background clearance requirements before they can begin. 

POSITION REPORTS TO: Project Coordinator 


Apply through the LILAC Summer Funding Form and the Franklin Institute Form found on the LILAC Website by March 5th


For more information, contact:

The Franklin Institute Volunteer Department - 215-448-1163,, or check out our web site