Museum Teen Internship

Summer Service Program for High School Students

Love working with young children? Interested in STEAM education? Want to get involved in your local community? Although the Virginia Discovery Museum remains closed for general admission due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are looking for enthusiastic interns to join our fully vaccinated team from June through August as we start to transition back to in-person activities. Interns will assist with in-person Summer Camps and various programs, help monitor private Small Group Visits, and facilitate learning through exploration and play in the Museum’s exhibit galleries, all while gaining high school service credit, workforce readiness training, and valuable job experience.


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Requirements

All Applicants Must …

Be High School Students
Be Vaccinated Against COVID-19
Commit to at Least 20 Service Hours
Submit Applications by May 31

Benefits

All Interns Receive …

High School Service Credit
Letter of Recommendation
Valuable Training & Work Experience
Free Parking & VDM Passes to Share

Apply Online


Intern Responsibilities

Museum Teen Interns serve in various roles, including as Summer Camp and program assistants, Small Group Visit monitors, and gallery helpers. Hours include weekdays and weekends, as needed.

Visit Monitors & Gallery Helpers

Shifts: 2-4 Hours as Needed for Small Group Visits and Programs

Responsibilities

  • Assist with private Small Group Visits.
  • Greet visitors and facilitate learning through exploration and play.
  • Maintain a safe, tidy, and attractive Museum environment.
  • Help Museum staff with exhibit maintenance and repair.
  • Prepare activities for Summer Camps and other programs, including box kit projects.
Summer Camps

Shifts: Must Commit to an Entire Camp Week (Dates)
Monday-Friday, 8:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.

Responsibilities

  • Greet campers and help them adapt to the camp environment.
  • Prepare and set up camp crafts and activities and assist campers.
  • Supervise campers during playtime in the Museum galleries.
  • Monitor camper lunch hour from 12:00-1:00 p.m.
  • Facilitate learning through exploration and play.
  • Maintain a safe, tidy, and attractive Museum environment.


Intern Resources

General Guidelines

Guidelines regarding masks, shift check-in, Museum-appropriate clothing, and earning/using VDM passes.

Parking & Directions

VDM validates parking for interns’ full shifts at both the Market Street Garage and Water Street Garage.

Map

Public Transit

Most CAT bus routes, including the Free Trolley, stop at the Downtown Transit Station next to the Museum.


Contact Us

Can’t find the answer you’re looking for? Contact Director of Operations Lindsay Jones at (434) 977-1025 x102 or operationsdirector@vadm.org to learn more about the Museum Teen Internship program.