COSI has many exciting opportunities for college internships. If you are interested in a college internship, please send a copy of your resume and a cover letter:
By Mail to:
COSI Columbus Volunteer Department
attn: Volunteer & Community Resources
333 West Broad St.
Columbus, OH 43215
By Email to:
If you are a good match with a current opening, we will proceed with the application and selection process. If we don’t have an opening that matches your interests and talents, we will explore whether an opportunity can be tailored for you.
With a COSI internship, you:
- get valuable hands-on work experience
- have fun
- learn new skills
- explore interests
- meet people
College interns work in a variety of departments throughout COSI. Each college intern position description is based around a project to be completed per term. Areas may include:
- Administration and Operations
- Marketing and Development
- Guest and Safety Services
- Human Resources
- Teen Programs
College internships range from 8-15 weeks and may be repeated. School credits may determine the number of hours per week (usually 10-16 hours arranged over 2 to 4 days). Hours are flexible and depend on assignment. Positions are unpaid but offer benefits, in addition to school credit.
View All Currently Available Internships Below:
Animal Specialist Intern (click for details)
PostedMonday, 24 July 2017
ObjectiveSupport 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/ExperienceIdeal 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 & ResponsibilitiesA. 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 toManager of Living Collections
COSI Academy Intern (click for details)
PostedMonday, 24 July 2017
ObjectiveSupport COSI’s Mission by assisting COSI Academy facilitators in the creation, planning and execution of education programming for high schools students. COSI Academy is a career exploration program for high school students considering science, technology, engineering, math, and health careers. Activities include but are not limited to talks with professionals, field trips to local science-based corporations, organizations, and universities, and hands-on activities.
Education/ExperienceIdeal candidate is personable, outgoing, energetic and flexible, with strong verbal and written communication skills, excellent organizational skills, and the ability to establish good working relationship with team members. High school diploma or equivalent; current enrollment in a related course of study (e.g. educational studies, history, museum studies, sciences) at the collegiate level.
Duties & ResponsibilitiesA. Assist in daily operations of COSI Academy sessions; B. Assist with the facilitation of education activities; C. Help host any guest speakers, gathering supplies and assisting with presentation as needed; D. Support the creation and preparation of hands-on-activities; E. Attend and support field trips, serving as chaperone for the group; F. Serve as a mentor/role model for teens participating in program;
G. 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.
H. Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.
I. Support general COSI operations through participation in team meetings and extended training opportunities, such as COSI University.
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. DEPARTMENT: Engagement and Impact SCHEDULE/HOURS: 10-16 hours/week, varied schedule including weekdays, regular business hours, evenings, weekends, and holidays. 100 hour minimum commitment. 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