XPLOR Store Internship (Unpaid) - Summer 2018


Cause Areas


Tue May 01, 2018 - Fri Aug 31, 2018


Carnegie Science CenterOne Allegheny AvePittsburgh, PA 15212


Responsible To: XPLOR Store Supervisor

Task Description: Assist day-to-day operations through various roles and create product demonstrations
highlighting the product’s science background. (The XPLOR store proceeds directly support the mission of the Carnegie Science Center and the store itself is part of the interactive, educational experience of the visitors.)

? The intern will assume all of the retail duties required of a sales associate. Duties include assisting with sales, ticketing and stocking merchandise, and assisting customers. The intern will also select products to demonstrate in the store, lobby, and outdoors area and develop a demonstration explaining the science behind the product.

Skills Required:
? Should be able to lift at least 15 pounds
? Great customer service skills
? Must be friendly and outgoing
? Must like children
? Able to work with a variety of people with different backgrounds
? Able to work in a fast-paced setting
? Able to work independently
? Willingness to learn new information

Skills to be Learned:
? This internship offers the candidate the opportunity to explore all facets of the retail business
? Determine how and when to place orders
? How to make best use of the sales floor
? Inventory control procedures, including shipping and receiving
? Advance merchandising skills
? The mechanics of opening and closing procedures
? Marketing and sales techniques
? How to determine product viability

? Interns will not be responsible for administrating first aid
? Intern will attend training sessions and meetings as required

Training Methods:
? On the job training
? Shadowing supervisors and other staff
? One-on-one guidance to develop demonstrations
? Independent reading/research of science topics for demonstrations

Time Frame:
? 120 hours minimum during the semester

TO APPLY: Send letter of intent, resume, and letter of reference from either an academic advisor or professor BY APRIL 1, 2018, to:
Internship Program
Carnegie Science Center
One Allegheny Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
- OR -


  • Transactions
  • Merchandising
  • Retail / Sales
  • CSR / Volunteer Coordination
  • Customer Service

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 120 HOURS

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