Looking for a way to build your resume while putting to use the skills you are learning in the classroom? COSI may have the perfect internship for you!
Our internships are project-based. This experience is part of the volunteer program and all internships are unpaid. Minimum time requirement may vary according to internship position (see position descriptions in the Internship Opportunities section below).
Benefits of interning with COSI:
- Sharpen your skills or develop new ones
- Build your professional and social network
- Get the inside scoop on COSI’s exhibits and events
- Free admission to COSI
- Free parking on day of service
- Discounts in COSI’s store and café
- COSI Individual+guest membership after 100 hours of volunteer service
- Letters of recommendation
- We will equip you for success through training and orientation, coaching and guidance
How to Apply:
If your resume is selected, you will be contacted by your chosen position’s supervisor in order to schedule an interview. During the interview you will be asked to fill out a background check release form and to provide references’ contacts.
If you are selected for the position, and if your background and reference checks are cleared, COSI will schedule an onboarding class to get you ready for your first day of service. During the onboarding you will learn about COSI’s policies and procedures, including dress code and parking instructions.
After onboarding, the position supervisor will contact you to schedule your first day of service. Note that the onboarding class also counts as time of service.
Stage Experiences Internship (click for details)
PostedThursday, 31 January 2019
ObjectiveCOSI hosts high-energy shows and science demonstrations to engage people around science. The objective of this position is to set and perform shows in the main COSI stage (Atrium Stage). The position will also assist with related administrative, training, and mentoring duties related to the shows.
Education/ExperienceIdeal candidate possesses excellent organizational skills; is energetic and flexible; is self-motivated; able to coordinate diverse tasks; able to establish good working relationships with team members; has excellent public speaking and/or teaching skills, and the ability to hold the attention of a large audience with people from all ages. High school diploma or equivalent; current enrollment in a related course of study (e.g. theater, sciences or education) at the collegiate level. Previous experience with stage presentation preferred. This position is eligible for course credit; it is the intern’s responsibility to inquire with their advisors and professors to see if they can use this experience towards course credit.
Duties & ResponsibilitiesA. Master the two core shows presented on the Atrium Stage: Electrostatic Generator and Rat Basketball B. Assist the Atrium Stage Manager in transcribing and analyzing attendance data from stage shows. C. After mastery of shows, actively participating in training and evaluation of paid team and volunteers. D. Support general COSI operations through participation in meetings as appropriate. E. Serve as an example to other COSI Team Members and Volunteers in matters of appearance, attitude, and performance in a manner best serving COSI paid and Volunteer Team Members and Guests.
F. In accordance with COSI's Guest Services Strategy, and as opportunities present themselves, provide excellence in Guest Services by assuring Guest safety, using courtesy to drive each Guest interaction, by delivering the COSI show, and by keeping operations efficient.
G. Perform other duties as assigned. DIVISION: Floor Experiences SCHEDULE/HOURS: 12-18 hours per week, varied schedule including weekdays, regular business hours, weekends, and holidays. 100 hour minimum commitment.
AGE REQUIREMENT: 18+
Reports toFloor Faculty Manager of Atrium Stage
Videography Intern (click for details)
PostedWednesday, 28 August 2019
ObjectiveSupport COSI's Mission and Strategic Plan by supporting the design and development of quality multimedia experiences with a focus on science discovery and learning at COSI. Work to document COSI events and experiences.
Education/ExperienceIdeal candidate possesses excellent organizational skills, is energetic and flexible, able to coordinate diverse tasks, able to establish good working relationships with team members. Must possess experience working with video editing software and digital cameras. Physical making skills preferred. An ideal candidate would have prior experience working with one or more of the following software: the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator). Candidate must be actively pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Cinematic Arts, Graphic Design, or Animation. A general knowledge of technology platforms and awareness of the field is preferred.
Duties & ResponsibilitiesA. Provide support to Multimedia Producer as a camera operator/audio engineer, capturing COSI events and experiences. B. Assist with video editing and motion graphics projects. C. Assist with video/audio equipment maintenance, organization, and storage. D. Serve as an example to other COSI Team Members and Volunteers in matters of appearance, attitude, and performance in a manner best serving COSI paid and Volunteer Team Members and Guests. E. Support general COSI operations through participation in team meetings and extended training opportunities, such as COSI University. F. In accordance with COSI's Guest Services Strategy and as opportunities present themselves, provide excellence in guest services by assuring guest safety, using courtesy to drive each guest interaction, by delivering the COSI show, and by keeping operations efficient. DIVISION: Experiences and Operations SCHEDULE/HOURS: Regular business hours plus some evenings and weekends (10-15 per week) DURATION: Fall semester 2019
AGE REQUIREMENT: 18+ COSI AGREES TO PROVIDE: A. Orientation and Training B. Ongoing skill development C. Coaching from supervisor and others to encourage personal development D. Free Parking – location on COTA bus line E. Discounts in the Atomic Cafe and Science2Go! Shop F. Recognition and invitations to special events G. Membership after 100 hours