Internships

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Come join our family at the Museum!

We seek motivated individuals who are ready to get their hands dirty, and work in a dynamic environment with staff, volunteers, and other interns. If you have specific interests or projects for the Museum, let us know. Apply online today!

Current Openings:

Volunteer Program Internship

Interns will help with volunteer program administration, scheduling, enrichment, and recognition. Duties might include: creating forms and website content, updating a volunteer handbook, updating the volunteer filing system, assisting with volunteer recruitment, and preparing training materials. Must be available at least 4 hours per week for a minimum of 4 months.

Watershed Program Internship

Interns help lead school tours through the Neary Lagoon wetlands. This outdoor, experiential program gets kids interested in our local watershed, while educating them on the delicate balance of our water systems. Interns will work outdoors with education staff leading small groups of 5th graders in field trip activities. Other duties may include delivering classroom presentations and helping to maintain and develop curriculum and supplies. Must be available at least two weekday mornings each week from 8:30am-12:30pm throughout the school year.

Wetland Program Internship

Interns help lead school tours through the Neary Lagoon wetlands. This outdoor, experiential program educates students about wetlands and the birds who inhabit Neary Lagoon. Interns will work outdoors with education staff leading small groups of 3rd graders in field trip activities. Other duties may include delivering classroom presentations and helping to maintain and develop curriculum and supplies. Must be available at least two weekday mornings each week from 8:30am-12:30pm throughout the school year.

Pogonip Programs Internship

Interns help lead school tours through the Pogonip open space. Interns will work outdoors with education staff leading small groups of students in field trip activities. Other duties may include delivering classroom presentations and helping to maintain and develop curriculum and supplies. Must be available at least one weekday morning each week from 8:30am-12:30pm throughout the school year.

Ohlone Program Internship

Interns help lead school tours focused on the history of the native people of Santa Cruz. This tour teaches students about the everyday aspects of the Ohlone people’s lives using authentic artifacts and student participation. The intern will mainly work inside the museum with staff and trained docents. Other duties will include helping to maintain and develop curriculum and working on other museum-based tour programs. Must be available at least two weekday mornings each week throughout the school year.

Public Programs Internship

Interns will help coordinate, prepare, promote, and host public programs at the Museum. Programs may include children’s storytime, astronomy nights, exhibit openings, lectures, movie nights, docent trainings, and workshops. Must be available at variable times at least four days and two evenings per month for a minimum of 4 months.

Garden Internship

Must be available Thursday mornings from 9:00am-noon for a minimum of 4 months. Interns will work with fellow garden volunteers to tend the Museum’s native plant garden. The internship will involve both outdoor and indoor responsibilities including weeding, planting, pruning, plant identification and signage, volunteer support, and the development of content for the Museum website.

Communications Internship – details coming soon

 

summer internsApply Today

Please fill out this application and attach your current resume.  Send any questions to volunteer@santacruzmuseum.org.

Summer Internships:
(Currently Full)

Summer Programs Assistant

Help coordinate our summer programs: contact local businesses for sponsorships, arrange craft activities, help promote the programs, and prepare the stage for our big Saturday events at the Museum.

Junior Curator Camp Assistant

Help facilitate our Museum summer camps: prepare materials and curriculum, lead activities, work with kids in a fun educational atmosphere, and gain valuable leadership skills.

On the Spot Program Assistant

Ever look out across the bay and wonder what lies before you? This intern will work with teams of volunteers to conduct informal interpretation about the natural surroundings of the Museum and Seabright Beach area with a spotting scope, binoculars, and field guides. Interns will work either Saturday or Sunday afternoons from mid June-mid September.