Fall Collections Internship


The Collections Intern will help maintain the collection and information for the Museum's approximately 30,000 objects within the department.

Department Summary

The Museum of Science Collections Department has approximately 30,000 objects including animal mounts, shells, rocks, minerals, fossils and historical scientific artifacts. These objects are on display and in storage, and are used for educational programs and exhibits.


• Arrange and inventory objects and update location in database
• Catalog natural history specimens
• Help to maintain Natural Mysteries exhibit
• Work on other special collections projects according to interests and time

Minimum Qualifications

• Knowledge and/or interest in natural history, ecology or museum education
• Detail oriented
• Responsible self-starter
• Physically able to climb ladders and lift or move drawers and objects
• There will be a mandatory orientation on Saturday, September 27th from 1:00 – 5:00 pm, in addition to 3 Professional Development Workshops during the semester.

Additional Details

Hours / Days Per Week

7-14 hours/week, somewhat flexible within Monday-Friday 9-5 timeframe.


Unpaid and/or for course credit


Fall 2014 semester (September-December)

How To Apply

In order to be considered for an internship, please email the internship program coordinator with the following:

  • The exact internship position title in the subject line
  • A cover letter detailing your interest in and relevant experience related to a specific internship position
  • A resumé that includes contact information of three references

You may apply for multiple positions; please send a separate email with a tailored cover letter for each position. Emails are preferred and can be processed more quickly. However, we are also able to accept cover letters and resumés by mail or fax if necessary:

Mail to:

Internship Program Coordinator Museum of Science Science Park Boston, MA 02114

617-589-0362 (FAX) interncoordinator@mos.org

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Museum of Science seeks to recruit, hire, develop, promote, and retain individuals from racially and culturally diverse backgrounds and persons with disabilities. We strive to create and sustain a more affirming environment for all staff, interns, volunteers, trustees and overseers. We value expertise gained at the Museum and encourage professional development and career growth.