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Career & Civic Engagement Center PARTNER INTERNSHIP: The Franklin Institute, Professional Development Internship


Museum Programs & Outreach Initiatives
Summer 2020 Professional Development Internship
Philadelphia, PA

This is a Career and Civic Engagement Center Partner Internship. The selected student will participate in the Beyond Bryn Mawr Summer Internship Program. 

DEADLINE: Sunday, February 9 at 11:59pm ET

Application Instructions: Please apply by
(1) submitting a one-page resume and cover letter through this Handshake listing
(2) completing The Franklin Institute Required Application Form and uploading it in the Handshake listing, and

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 the implementation and coordination of Professional Development events and programming including (but not limited to) GSK Science in the Summer™ programming, Professional Development events, and Master Educator programming.
Current college student majoring in the sciences, education, social work/community organizing, or urban planning preferred, hospitality management or event 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. Strong writing and communication skills required.

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: Professional Development Coordinator