Brooklyn Children's Museum is a learning environment, and not just for little
kids! If you're looking for an internship, check out some of the opportunities described below.
Brooklyn Children’s Museum is a renowned, world-class museum that serves an audience throughout New York City and beyond, seeking to expose children to global culture, science, and inquiry-based learning. As the first children’s museum in the world, founded in 1898, Brooklyn Children’s Museum has a long and impressive history, however we are also known for our innovation in the fields of informal education, early-childhood development, and Museum Studies.
We are seeking an exceptional intern candidate to build upon our social marketing efforts.
This role requires an entrepreneurial attitude and one who will apply creativity to expanding the Museum’s exposure and online network.
This is a great opportunity to gain experience in fast-paced cultural non-profit and utilize your creativity. Work schedule is flexible, but seeking a commitment of 12-15 hours, three to four days a week. This is an unpaid position. Equal Opportunity Employer.
Please direct CV and cover letter to
with “Social Media Intern / LAST NAME” in subject line.
Access Programs Interns facilitate experiences in BCM’s Sensory Room, an inclusive space where children of all abilities can engage and explore their senses. Tasks may include maintaining attendance records, reading stories, leading multi-sensory games and activities, adapting the space to create welcoming environments for children of different abilities, and modeling tools and strategies for visitor interactions. Dependent upon prior experience, interns may also have the opportunity to develop public programs or work on individual projects. Interns will receive professional development training and resources to support their work with children of all abilities.
• Passion for working with children of all abilities and supporting individual development.
• Mature undergraduate, recent graduate, or graduate student. Preference given to applicants familiar with museum education, special education, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech and language therapy, or other relevant areas of study.
• Demonstrated ability to work with others in individual and group settings, including youth and family audiences.
• Able to take initiative and work independently with attention to detail and follow-through.
• Physical ability to stand and walk for extended periods as well as lift 25-30lbs.
Duration: September 2013 – June 2014
Work Schedule: 1:30pm – 5pm, two or three days a week
Available Days: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
• Gain practical experience within the fields of museum and access education
• Receive a 25% discount on all purchases from the museum’s “Kids Shop” and a 15% discount on all purchases at BCM’s Café
• Intern and immediate family members receive free admission to Brooklyn Children’s Museum for the duration of the internship
• Eligible interns may be able to receive undergraduate or graduate credit