Build your resume while putting your classroom skills to use at COSI!

Our internships are part of the volunteer program, are project or portfolio-based, and are unpaid. Minimum time requirement may vary depending on internship position.


Benefits of interning with COSI:
  1. Sharpen your skills or develop new ones
  2. Build your professional and social network
  3. Get the inside scoop on COSI’s exhibits and events
  4. Free admission to COSI
  5. Free parking on day of service
  6. Discounts in COSI’s store and café
  7. COSI Individual+guest membership after 100 hours of volunteer service
  8. Letters of recommendation
  9. We will equip you for success through training and orientation, coaching and guidance

How to Apply:

Check the available Internship Opportunities listed below. Send your resume and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. please include the name of the position in the e-mail subject line.

You will be contacted by our team to discuss further steps! Please note that it may take up to a month to complete resume selections for the position.

Internship Opportunities:

Animal Specialist Intern (click for details)

Posted

Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Objective

Support COSI’s living collection through a project based assignment that will either teach guest about the animals in the collection or support the care and well-being of the animal collection. In addition, provide quality care to the animal collection and assisting in guest related experiences utilizing animals in the collection.

Education/Experience

Ideal candidate possesses excellent organizational skills; is energetic and flexible; able to coordinate diverse tasks; able to establish good working relationships with team members; and has excellent verbal and written communication skills. High school diploma or equivalent; current enrollment in a related course of study (e.g. zoology, animal sciences, biology) at the collegiate level. Previous experience with hands-on animal care in a professional setting preferred. This position is eligible for course credit; it is the intern’s responsibility to inquire with their advisors and professors to see if they can use this experience towards course credit.

Duties & Responsibilities

A. Learn how to care for the animals in COSI’s Living Collection and provide daily husbandry, including feeding animals and cleaning enclosures.
B. Assist the Living Collections Assistant(s) and Manager of Living Collection in training of COSI’s animal collection for various animal behaviors.
C. Gain experience facilitating both formal and informal guest related animal experiences.
D. Assist in maintaining accurate records for the animal collection; including but not limited to daily care checklists, sign out sheets, vet records, and weight logs.
E. Complete intern project that has been approved by the Manager of Living Collections. Project may include, but is not limited to; creating new cart experiences, developing new animal enrichment, and searching for grant and funding opportunities.
F. Research and implement various enrichment items and methods.
G. Support general COSI operations through participation in meetings as appropriate.
H. Serve as an example to other COSI Team Members and Volunteers in matters of appearance, attitude, and performance in a manner best serving COSI paid and Volunteer Team Members and Guests.
I. In accordance with COSI's Guest Services Strategy, and as opportunities present themselves, provide excellence in Guest Services by assuring Guest safety, using courtesy to drive each Guest interaction, by delivering the COSI show, and by keeping operations efficient.
J. Perform other duties as assigned by the Manager of Living Collections.

DIVISION: Floor Experiences
SCHEDULE/HOURS: 10-16 hours/week, varied schedule including weekdays, regular business hours, evenings, weekends, and holidays. 100 hour minimum commitment.
AGE REQUIREMENT: Age 18+

Reports to

Manager of Living Collections

Hours

10-16 hours/week
Unpaid Internship

Camp COSI On Wheels Intern (click for details)

Posted

Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Objective

Support COSI’s Camp COSI on Wheels Program through researching and developing camp activities, assisting the lead camp teacher during camp days, and providing exceptional educational experiences for all Camp COSI on Wheels participants.

Education/Experience

Ideal candidate possesses excellent organizational skills, is energetic and flexible, able to coordinate diverse tasks, able to establish good working relationships with team members, and has excellent verbal and written communication skills. Works well with all age groups of students. Willing and able to travel in a COSI vehicle (accompanied by another COSI team member) to camp locations in Columbus and surrounding counties. High School diploma or equivalent required. Previous experience working with children is preferred.

Duties & Responsibilities

A. Work with the Senior Manager of Camp-in and the Manager of Camp-In to research and develop camp activities.
B. Aide in preparing and tear down of camp programming.
C. Gain experience through assisting and teaching camp programming.
D. Practice behavior and classroom management through assisting in camp programming.
E. Commit to 15-20 hours per week and attend 1 full week of half-day camp programming.
F. Work with the Senor Manager and Manager of Camp-In to strengthen program development skills by helping with preparations and organization of the Camp COSI on Wheels Program.
G. Complete a Capstone portfolio highlighting experiences with Camp COSI on Wheels.
H. Support general COSI operations through participation in team meetings and extended training opportunities, such as COSI University.

DIVISION: Education


COSI AGREES TO PROVIDE:
A. Orientation and Training
B. Ongoing skill development
C. Coaching from supervisor and others to encourage personal development
D. Free Parking – location on COTA bus line
E. Discounts in the Atomic Cafe and Science2Go! Shop
F. Recognition and invitations to special events
G. Membership after 100 hours

Reports to

Senior Manager of Camp-In

Hours

Minimum of 100 hours in the semester
Unpaid Internship

Camp-In Intern (click for details)

Posted

Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Objective

Support COSI’s Camp-In Program (the first overnight program of its kind in the country) through researching and developing camp activities, helping in program and event preparations and organization, acting as extra support during Camp-In events , and providing exceptional educational and customer services experiences for all Camp-In participants. This internship is focused heavily on special event management and operations.

Education/Experience

Ideal candidate possesses excellent organizational skills, is energetic and flexible, able to coordinate diverse tasks, able to establish good working relationships with team members, and has excellent verbal and written communication skills. Works well with all age groups of students. High School diploma or equivalent. Previous experience working with children and event operations is preferred.

Duties & Responsibilities

A. Attend at least 90% of the Camp-In program dates
B. Work with the Senor Manager and Manager of Camp-Ins to strengthen skills by helping with preparations and organization of the Camp-In Program.
C. Complete a Capstone Project or Portfolio based on Camp-In internship experiences.
D. Support general COSI operations through participation in team meetings and extended training opportunities, such as COSI University.
E. Serve as an example to other COSI team members in matters of appearance, attitude and performance in a manner best serving COSI team members and guests.
F. In accordance with COSI's Guest Services Strategy and as opportunities present themselves, provide excellence in guest services by assuring guest safety, using courtesy to drive each guest interaction, by delivering the COSI show, and by keeping operations efficient.

DEPARTMENT: Education
AGE REQUIREMENT: 18+

COSI AGREES TO PROVIDE:
A. Orientation and Training
B. Ongoing skill development
C. Coaching from supervisor and others to encourage personal development
D. Free Parking – location on COTA bus line
E. Discounts in the Atomic Cafe and Science2Go! Shop
F. Recognition and invitations to special events
G. Membership after 100 hours

Reports to

Camp-In Manager

Hours

Minimum of 100 hours in the semester
Unpaid Internship

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