College Internships

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:
  1. Sharpen your skills or develop new ones
  2. Build your professional and social network
  3. Get the inside scoop on COSI’s exhibits and events
  4. Free admission to COSI
  5. Free parking on day of service
  6. Discounts in COSI’s store and café
  7. COSI Individual+guest membership after 100 hours of volunteer service
  8. Letters of recommendation
  9. We will equip you for success through training and orientation, coaching and guidance

How to Apply:


Check the open Internship Opportunities listed below, and choose the one you wish to apply for. Send your resume and cover letter to Carla Mello at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and include the name of the position in the subject of the email. Applications will remain open until the position is filled. The selection of resumes may take up to a month after the position is open.

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.

Internship Opportunities:

Animal Specialist Intern (click for details)

Posted

Wednesday, 01 August 2018

Objective

Support COSI’s living collection through a project based assignment that will either teach guest about the animals in the collection or support the care and well-being of the animal collection. In addition, provide quality care to the animal collection and assisting in guest related experiences utilizing animals in the collection.

Education/Experience

Ideal candidate possesses excellent organizational skills; is energetic and flexible; able to coordinate diverse tasks; able to establish good working relationships with team members; and has excellent verbal and written communication skills. High school diploma or equivalent; current enrollment in a related course of study (e.g. zoology, animal sciences, biology) at the collegiate level. Previous experience with hands-on animal care in a professional setting 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 & Responsibilities

A. Learn how to care for the animals in COSI’s Living Collection and provide daily husbandry, including feeding animals and cleaning enclosures.
B. Assist the Living Collections Assistant(s) and Manager of Living Collection in training of COSI’s animal collection for various animal behaviors.
C. Gain experience facilitating both formal and informal guest related animal experiences.
D. Assist in maintaining accurate records for the animal collection; including but not limited to daily care checklists, sign out sheets, vet records, and weight logs.
E. Complete intern project that has been approved by the Manager of Living Collections. Project may include, but is not limited to; creating new cart experiences, developing new animal enrichment, and searching for grant and funding opportunities.
F. Research and implement various enrichment items and methods.
G. Support general COSI operations through participation in meetings as appropriate.
H. 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.
I. 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.
J. Perform other duties as assigned by the Manager of Living Collections.

DIVISION: Floor Experiences
SCHEDULE/HOURS: 10-16 hours/week, varied schedule including weekdays, regular business hours, evenings, weekends, and holidays. 100 hour minimum commitment.
AGE REQUIREMENT: Age 18+

Reports to

Manager of Living Collections

Hours

10-16 hours/week
Unpaid Internship

Marketing Intern (click for details)

Posted

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Objective

Assist the Marketing Coordinator and Marketing Team in data entry, market research, promotional activities, and record maintenance relating to COSI’s marketing and public relations efforts.

Education/Experience

Ideal candidate possesses excellent organizational skills, is energetic and flexible, able to coordinate diverse tasks, able to establish good working relationships with team members, and has excellent verbal and written communication skills. Punctual and able to work dependably with minimum supervision. One year of collegiate coursework (required).One year of marketing collegiate coursework (preferred, but not required). Familiarity with Microsoft Office software applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)

Duties & Responsibilities

A. Assist with data entry and mailing list maintenance.
B. Support marketing campaigns and help measure campaign effectiveness.
C. Attend and contribute to meetings where and when appropriate.
D. Become familiar with COSI and its offerings.
E. Assist as needed with setup and staffing of COSI information tables at public events and professional conferences (occasional weekend work may be required).
F. Assist PR Manager with upcoming media events.
G. Complete intern projects approved by the Marketing Coordinator.
H. Perform other departmental duties as assigned.
I. Support general COSI operations through participation in team meetings and extended training opportunities.
J. Serve as an example to other COSI team members in matters of appearance, attitude and performance in a manner best serving COSI team members and guests.
K. 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: Marketing
SCHEDULE/HOURS: 8-15 hours/week, varied schedule including weekdays, regular business hours, evenings, weekends, and holidays. 100 hour minimum commitment.
AGE REQUIREMENT: 18+

Reports to

Marketing Coordinator

Hours

8-15 hours/week
Unpaid Internship

If we don't have an opportunity that matches your interests and talents, contact Carla Mello at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.