OMSI Science Education Administrative Internship

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

The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) is seeking a Science Education Administrative Intern. This is an unpaid position which offers the successful candidate a unique opportunity to be involved in many aspects of Informal Science Education (ISE) at OMSI through an administrative role. This position is available immediately and will remain open until filled.

INTERNSHIP SUMMARY: The Science Education Administrative Intern assists OMSI’s Museum Education, Teacher Professional Development, and Distance Learning programs.


Under the supervision of the Science Education Manager and Senior Science Educators: • Plan, develop, test, and refine administrative tools for department operations. • Update record-keeping documents and timelines. • Communicate with interdepartmental and external stakeholders. • Design and modify presentations. • Attend and record proceedings at educator meetings. • Read and synthesize literature. • Research and report to team on possible program and exhibit content, educational approaches, and target audience. • Assist staff with filing, photocopies, mailings, data entry, phone calls, and maintenance of office space. • Assume other tasks and responsibilities as assigned.


Organizational skills Communication skills (written and oral) Presentation skills Research skills Teamwork skills Experience in a non-profit setting


15-20 hours per week for a minimum of three months.

To apply for this position, applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and OMSI's internship application (available at to Carol Cruzan at [email protected].

Salary / Pay Rate:Unpaid
Required Skills and Abilities:KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS: • Self-directed, willing to take initiative, and detail-oriented. • Excellent communication, organizational, and writing skills. • Excellent research skills (library, databases, interviews, and Internet). • Excellent analytical thinking skills. • Excellent interpersonal skills. • Able to learn quickly and work on multiple, diverse tasks simultaneously. • Able to meet deadlines. • Able to work effectively as a member of a team. • Willing to respect confidentiality. • Dependable, punctual, and able to commit to a schedule. • Proficient in the following software programs: Microsoft Word, Excel, and Internet browsers. PowerPoint experience preferred.
Qualifications:EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE: The Science Education Administrative Internship position is open to undergraduates, graduate students and professionals in the field. Applicants should have an interest in improving the understanding of how to create experiences that promote learning in an informal setting. Applicants should have experience in administrative support as well as research (e.g., Internet, library, interviews).
Education Required:High School or equiv.