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Mon May 15, 2017 - Tue Aug 15, 2017


425 W State StSycamore, IL 60178


Job Description: Education Intern

Title: Education Intern

Employment Status: Unpaid intern, must work 120 hours over 3 months

Schedule: Schedule will vary based on availability and project needs

Compensation: Unpaid

Contact: Bethany Gilliam, Volunteer & Event Coordinator bgilliam@mmnh.org or 815-895-9777


The Midwest Museum of Natural History is seeking an intern to assist the Museum Educator in creating and implementing both public and private programming.


  • Develop lesson plans and programs
  • Lead programs including the OSCAR summer camp
  • Conduct research on interpretation techniques and teaching methods
  • Assist in the organization of the classroom and education materials
  • Handle artifacts from Museum collection as visual tools in programs
  • Other tasks as assigned


  • Working towards a bachelor or master’s degree (or recently graduated) in natural history, museum studies, education, or related field
  • Experience working with children ages 4-12 and/or live animals is a plus
  • Energetic, independent, creative, and comfortable with public speaking
  • Detail oriented and highly organized
  • Computer proficient; must be able to conduct online research and use Microsoft Office


Position requires the ability to lift up to 40 pounds, go up and down stairs, work outdoors, crawl, bend, stand, or walk for long periods.


Please email your resume and a cover letter outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position to Bethany Gilliam at bgilliam@mmnh.org. Resumes may also be mailed to:

MidwestMuseumofNatural History,425 West State St.,SycamoreIL60178


  • Environmental Education
  • General Education

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training

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