COSI has many exciting opportunities for college internships. If you are interested in a college internship, please send a copy of your resume and a cover letter:
By Mail to:
COSI Columbus Volunteer Department
attn: Volunteer & Community Resources
333 West Broad St.
Columbus, OH 43215
By Email to:
If you are a good match with a current opening, we will proceed with the application and selection process. If we don’t have an opening that matches your interests and talents, we will explore whether an opportunity can be tailored for you.
With a COSI internship, you:
College interns work in a variety of departments throughout COSI. Each college intern position description is based around a project to be completed per term. Areas may include:
College internships range from 8-15 weeks and may be repeated. School credits may determine the number of hours per week (usually 10-16 hours arranged over 2 to 4 days). Hours are flexible and depend on assignment. Positions are unpaid but offer benefits, in addition to school credit.
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Volunteers from the community play a crucial role in helping COSI to deliver inspiring and engaging science experiences. We accept volunteers from ages 12 through adult, from all backgrounds to deliver a wide variety of COSI experiences.
We will match your time commitment, talents and interests with COSI’s needs to find the perfect fit. Time commitment varies from regularly scheduled volunteers who serve two to four days per month, ten to sixteen hours per week for college interns (link) and on a per-event basis for community and corporate partner volunteers.
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Benefits of Volunteering at COSI:
COSI’s Career Ladder program is a strategic plan to grow and retain the knowledge, experience and passion of our team. This program allows for volunteers in good standing to apply for paid positions and be treated as internal candidates which will guarantee an opportunity to interview for an open position.
COSI has many exciting opportunities for unpaid college internships as a way to gain valuable experience and prepare college Juniors and Seniors for the workforce. Learn More
The COSI Volunteer & Community Resources Team will provide essential services that enrich the COSI experience, have a positive financial impact, and enhance COSI's position as a community leader. COSI will provide a rewarding, professional, and challenging community service experience in a team oriented environment.
As a COSI Volunteer you will have the chance to gain unique and meaningful experiences, inspire a love of science and learning to children and families and help COSI fulfill its mission. COSI received over 100,000 hours by nearly 10,000 volunteers last fiscal year through a combination of on-site volunteers and thousands of parent volunteers who support the COSI on Wheels program. Volunteering at COSI is win-win for everyone!
COSI is powered by committed volunteers and paid Team Members who work side by side in roles of all kinds to deliver strong customer service, extraordinary learning experiences and the behind-the-scenes support that make COSI the #1 Science Center. COSI provides a supportive environment with an emphasis on personal growth and development. COSI Team come from a large variety of backgrounds including education, business and of course, science. Working and volunteering at COSI becomes more than just a job, it becomes a true passion and way of life.
View our open full-time, part-time, and temporary positions and apply online today.
As a team, we work together to give our guests the ultimate interactive learning experience. As a Team Member, you will be a part of something truly influential.
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COSI has many opportunities for college internships. Students can gain invaluable experience in various departments and fields ranging from education to marketing.
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