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Intern Experience

Looking for a way to build your resume while putting to use the skills you are learning in the classroom? COSI may have the perfect internship for you!


How to Apply:

Join Our Team
Work alongside COSI team members and gain professional experience. Note that the opportunities listed below are unpaid internship positions. For paid part-time and seasonal positions, check our employment page.
Opportunities
  • Education
  • Administration & Operation
  • Marketing & Development
  • Guest & Safety Services
  • Exhibits
  • Human Resources
  • Teen Programs
Benefits
  • Get valuable hands-on work experience
  • Have fun
  • Learn new skills
  • Explore interests
  • Meet people

Resume

Please send your resume to Carla Mello at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and include the name of the internship you are applying for in the subject of the email. See the table below for deadlines. Note if you are accepted as an intern you will be required to come to an Internship Orientation.

Period

Resume Submission

Orientation

Summer 2018

Feb 15, 2018

5/9/18 or 5/12/18

Fall 2018

July 1, 2018

8/21/18 or 8/25/18

Spring 2019

Oct 15, 2018

TBD

* Applications will remain open until positions are filled. For details on open positions, see below.

Internship Opportunities:

Animal Specialist Intern (click for details)

Posted

Thursday, 15 February 2018

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 Intern (click for details)

Posted

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Objective

Support COSI’s Summer Camp Program through researching and developing camp activities, acting as an extra hand during camp days, and providing exceptional educational experiences for all Camp COSI 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. High School diploma or equivalent. Previous experience working with children and developing curriculum is preferred.

Duties & Responsibilities

A. Work with the Camp Programs Specialist to research and develop camp activities.
B. Assist the Camps Team in facilitating COSI Camps and Birthday Parties.
C. Gain experience and practice behavior management through teaching camp programming.
D. Support general COSI operations through participation in team meetings and extended training opportunities.
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.
G. Perform other duties as assigned by the Manager of Camps.

DIVISION: Camps
AGE REQUIREMENT: 18+

Reports to

Manager of Camps

Hours

25-30 hours (Monday - Friday). 125 hours minimum commitment
Unpaid Internship

COSI On Wheels Intern (click for details)

Posted

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Objective

Support COSI’s Education Team with COSI on Wheels program updates. This may include designing new activities, refreshing existing activities, updating online resources, and completing administrative tasks. Additionally, interns will assist COSI Science Spots facilitators throughout the summer.

Education/Experience

Ideal candidate possesses excellent communication skills; is energetic and flexible; able to coordinate many tasks; works well in a team setting; is self-driven; can lift 50lbs. High School diploma or equivalent.

Duties & Responsibilities

A. Assist with daily operations of COSI On Wheels office.
B. Assist the COSI On Wheels Educators with program updates. This could include:
  • Designing new activities and refreshing existing activities for COSI On Wheels programs
  • Designing and testing new hands-on stations for COSI On Wheels programs
  • Creating or updating volunteer resources
C. Attend Science Spot programming as an extra hand throughout Ohio and surrounding states.
D. Complete intern projects approved by the Manager of COSI on Wheels. Projects may include, but are not limited to, developing new systems for administrative use, researching relevant COSI on Wheels audiences or opportunities, updating online or print information regarding COSI on Wheels.
E. Serve as an example to other COSI Team Members and Volunteers in matters of appearance, attitude, and performance in a manner best serving COSI Team Members and Guests.
F. Support general COSI operations through participation in team meetings and extended training opportunities.
G. 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.
H. Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

DIVISION: Education
SCHEDULE/HOURS: 10-20 hours/week. Occasional evening and weekend hours are required. 100 hour minimum commitment.
AGE REQUIREMENT: 18+

Reports to

Manager of COSI On Wheels
Unpaid Internship

Human Resources Intern (click for details)

Posted

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Objective

Support the Human Resources team by assisting with the implementation and set-up of COSI’s new HRIS system, ADP. The position will help in a variety of ways, including document uploads, data carryover from the old system to the new, as well as assisting in system set-up and design for efficiency for both Team Members and supervisors. Other duties may include General Human Resources administration including recruiting, hiring, onboarding, benefits administration, and other areas as necessary.

Education/Experience

Ideal candidate is detail-oriented and flexible; enjoys working on a team; able to follow through on tasks; and has a friendly, helpful attitude. Excellent customer service skills; verbal and written communication skills; strong data entry skills; a working knowledge of Microsoft Office; and excellent organizational and clerical skills are required. Reputation for maintaining strict confidentiality at all times a MUST. High school diploma or equivalent; current enrollment in courses pertaining to Human Resources desired.

Duties & Responsibilities

A. Work with the Human Resources team to complete ADP implementation projects in a variety of modules, including hiring, onboarding, performance excellence and/or improvement.
B. Support general COSI operations through participation in meetings as appropriate.
C. 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.
D. 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.
E. Perform other duties as assigned by the Human Resources Generalist and/or the Director of Human Resources.

DIVISION: Human Resources
SCHEDULE/HOURS: Flexible, during weekday’s business hours. 100 hour minimum commitment.
AGE REQUIREMENT: 18+

Reports to

Human Resources Generalist
Unpaid Internship

Marketing Intern (click for details)

Posted

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Objective

Assist the Marketing Coordinator and Marketing Team in data entry, market research, promotional activities, and record maintenance relating to COSI’s marketing and public relations efforts.

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. Punctual and able to work dependably with minimum supervision. One year of collegiate coursework (required).One year of marketing collegiate coursework (preferred, but not required). Familiarity with Microsoft Office software applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)

Duties & Responsibilities

A. Assist with data entry and mailing list maintenance.
B. Support marketing campaigns and help measure campaign effectiveness.
C. Attend and contribute to meetings where and when appropriate.
D. Become familiar with COSI and its offerings.
E. Assist as needed with setup and staffing of COSI information tables at public events and professional conferences (occasional weekend work may be required).
F. Assist PR Manager with upcoming media events.
G. Complete intern projects approved by the Marketing Coordinator.
H. Perform other departmental duties as assigned.
I. Support general COSI operations through participation in team meetings and extended training opportunities.
J. 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.
K. 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.

DIVISION: Marketing
SCHEDULE/HOURS: 8-15 hours/week, varied schedule including weekdays, regular business hours, evenings, weekends, and holidays. 100 hour minimum commitment.
AGE REQUIREMENT: 18+

Reports to

Marketing Coordinator

Hours

8-15 hours/week
Unpaid Internship

Outreach Education Intern (click for details)

Posted

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Objective

Support COSI’s Education team through attending Outreach Workshops and Camps, assisting educators in design projects, completing administrative tasks and providing exceptional educational experiences for all learners in COSI outreach programming.

Education/Experience

Ideal candidate possesses excellent communication skills; is energetic and flexible; able to coordinate many tasks; works very well in team settings; works well with all age groups of students. High school diploma or equivalent. Previous experience working with children is preferred.

Duties & Responsibilities

A. Assist COSI’s Education Team in the preparation, presentation, and tear down of COSI Outreach Workshops and Outreach Community Camp Programs.
B. Gain experience facilitating educational programming with a diverse audience and wide age range of students.
C. Gain experience in behavior and classroom management strategies through on- and off-site Camp Programs and Outreach Workshops
D. Assist with research and administrative tasks approved by the Manager of Outreach Education
E. Complete intern projects approved by the Manager of Outreach Education. Projects may include but are not limited to creating and/or implementing new educational experiences, developing new systems for administrative use, research on audiences, grants and funding opportunities.
F. Serve as an example to other COSI Team Members and Volunteers in matters of appearance, attitude, and performance in a manner best serving COSI Team Members and Guests.
G. Support general COSI operations through participation in team meetings and extended training opportunities.
H. 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.
I. Other duties as assigned by supervisor.


DEPARTMENT: Education
SCHEDULE/HOURS: 25-30 hours. Occasional evening and weekend hours are required. 125 hour minimum commitment.
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

Manager of Outreach Education
Unpaid Internship

Tech Studio Intern (click for details)

Posted

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Objective

Assist the Marketing Coordinator and Marketing Team in data entry, market research, promotional activities, and record maintenance relating to COSI’s marketing and public relations efforts.

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. Must possess experience working with design software and/or audio/video software. Physical making skills preferred. An ideal candidate would have prior experience working with one or more of the following software: the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, and After Effects), Autodesk 3D Modeling software, Logic Pro X, Arduino, Blender, and Unity. Experience working with all-ages in traditional or free-choice education programs preferred. Candidate must be actively pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Animation, Advertising and Graphic Design, Cinematic Arts, or Illustration. A general knowledge of technology platforms and awareness of the field is preferred. Prior customer service experience preferred.

Duties & Responsibilities

A. Serve as an educator and mentor for guests in their use of Tech Studio during Saturday hours.
B. Work collaboratively within the Tech Studio team to complete motion graphic, captioning, and video editing projects.
C. Learn new software to better serve guests during open hours.
D. Share technical knowledge with the other team members, including volunteers, of Tech Studio.
E. 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.
F. Support general COSI operations through participation in team meetings and extended training opportunities, such as COSI University.
G. 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.

DIVISION: Education
SCHEDULE/HOURS: Flexible on regular business hours plus Saturdays. 100 hour minimum commitment.
AGE REQUIREMENT: 18+

Reports to

Manager of Tech Studio
Unpaid Internship

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