Field Trips Program Intern

Intern Opportunity
Field Trip Programs Intern
Department: Partnerships and Audience Development (PAD)
Supervisors: Lauren Putze, Manager, Education Programs
Possible Majors: Education, Museum Studies/Informal Learning, Early Childhood
 Experience or interest working with museum partners (including educators and students)
 Interest in group field trip programming
 Experience and/or interest in gathering research
 Project and program management
 Strong communication skills
 Ability to work independently
 Ability to multi-task in order to meet deadlines; excellent time-management skills
 Proficient in Microsoft Word
Description of Tasks:
 Gather research pertaining to the benefits of multiple field trips to museums/cultural
 Develop (and pilot) multiple-visit filed trip program
 Coordinate program logistics
 Compile and analyze program effectiveness
 Interview present and past partners regarding field trips experiences
 Other PAD team initiatives as determined
 Chicago Children’s Museum believes creating and exploring are vital to a child’s healthy
growth, development and happiness. While one visit to the museum is standard, our
team is interested in the benefits to be gained from multiple visits to the museum over
the course of the year. You will work closely with the Manager of Education Programs to
assess the current field trip program and find ways of enhancing the experience of
student groups who participant in 2 visits to CCM this year.
 Support and contribute to CCM’s overall philosophy and internal science programs.
15-20 hours per week – 3 month commitment
May/June – August/September 2015
Chicago Children’s Museum, Navy Pier
LaWanda May, Volunteer & Intern Resources Manager
700 E. Grand Ave., Suite 127
Chicago, IL 60611-3428
Phone (312) 464-7652  Fax (312) 527-9082
Internships are unpaid. Chicago Children's Museum’s Internship Program provides interns the opportunity
to develop important work skills and gain practical experience while working on significant projects to
further the Museum’s mission.