Exhibit Research & Development Intern - Girls in Engineering Project

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organization:Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI)
position summary:

OMSI is submitting a proposal to the National Science Foundation to create an exhibit on engineering for natural disasters. The exhibit and programming will be specifically focused on attracting girls to engineering. The Exhibit Research & Development intern supports this project by conducting a literature review, contacting potential participants, and working with a local girls’ organization to conduct front-end research. The intern will also be invited to participate in other proposal and exhibit projects as time allows.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: • Help to prepare for, implement, and analyze a one-day event at OMSI for girls ages 9-13 • Read and synthesize literature • Analyze and summarize research • Network in the local and national community

SKILLS TO BE GAINED: The intern will learn about: • The exhibit development process • Exhibit development best practices • STEM education best practices for girls • How to conduct front-end research with a youth audience • The national informal science education community • Writing NSF grant proposals • Research skills for grants and museum projects

COMMITMENT: Commitment to 5-20 hours per week (depending on phase of project) for July and August 2009. Position could continue past August if desired.

For information on how to apply for this position, please contact Carol Cruzan at [email protected].

Salary / Pay Rate:Unpaid
Required Skills and Abilities:• Experience working with children and/or youth • Effective oral and written communication skills • Analytical thinking skills • Experience reading and synthesizing literature • Proficiency with MS Word and internet databases
Education Required:High School or equiv.
Other:Equal Opportunity Employer
website link:www.omsi.edu