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Development/Fundraising Intern

Job Description
Assist with the day-to-day fundraising activities of a major museum, planning and development of the Museum's annual fundraising gala, and administrative support for mailings. This internship is structured to provide the intern with valuable, real-world experience in a non-profit environment.

Duties

Qualifications
Majors: Museum Studies, Business, Marketing, Communications, Event Planning
Career Areas: Fund Raising, Non-Profit Management, Marketing, Communications, Event Planning
Skills: Organized with attention to detail; Ability to work independently; Computer proficiency in Word and Excel programs.

Availability: Throughout the year.

Time Commitment: 10-15 hours per week


Education Program Development Intern

Primary Objectives:
This unpaid internship provides the opportunity to learn about educational and interpretive programs at Fernbank Museum of Natural History and play an integral role in the development of new program development for various audiences of public programs and field trips. With this position, intern will lead interpretive programming and develop new curriculum-based programs. A background in education, curriculum development, ecology and/or biology is ideal. Applicants must be interested in program development and facilitation.

Responsibilities:

Time will not be divided equally between program development and leading educational programs.

Qualifications/Expectations:

Time Commitment:
This internship is 20 hours per week. A total of 200-250 hours is expected between May-August. Weekly hour totals may vary according to program offerings. There is some flexibility in scheduling, though 3-4 hour shifts are preferred.

Dates of internship: Summer (May-August)

To Apply: Send resume, availability for term to which you are applying and cover letter to Education Programs Manager, lynn.anders@fernbankmuseum.org.


F.U.N. Program Intern

Job Description
The role of the F.U.N. Program Intern is to supervise, mentor and evaluate Fernbank Ultimate Naturalist (FUN) youth volunteers and organize their daily routine.

Duties

Experience Requirements

Skills and Attributes

Qualifications
Majors: All Natural Sciences, Education, Museum Studies, History, Communications, Sociology, Business, Management, Marketing
Career Areas: Education, Marketing, Communications, Museum Studies, Business, Non-profit Management

Dates of Internship: Summer, but consideration is also given for fall and spring upon request.

Time Commitment: Minimum of 20 hours per week, some weekend dates may be necessary.
All interested candidates may e-mail a letter of intent and resume to FUN@fernbankmuseum.org


Life Science Programs Intern

Primary Objectives:
This unpaid internship provides an opportunity to learn about the life science programs at Fernbank Museum of Natural History and help educate visiting guests and school groups during public programs and field trips. With this position, interns will have the opportunity to lead interpretive forest hikes and public animal presentations. A background in ecology, biology, zoology and/or education is ideal. Applicants must be interested in both outdoor ecological programming and public live animal presentations.

Responsibilities:  

Qualifications/Expectations:

Time commitment
This internship will average 15-20 hrs/wk; A total of 150-200 hours is expected throughout the semester. Weekly hour totals will vary according to program offerings. There is some flexibility in scheduling if necessary.

Dates of internship:  Fall (Sep-Dec), Spring (Jan-May), Summer (Jun-Aug)


Membership Intern

Job Description
Assist the membership manager and department members with membership programming.

Duties
1. Assist with membership sales, renewals, and upgrades
2. Contribute to overall fundraising strategy and membership campaigns
3. Provide administrative support for membership campaigns, programs and events
4. Record membership data and gift entries

Qualifications
Majors: Museum Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Sociology, History, Scientific Illustration, Computer Science, Business, Fundraising
Career Areas: Museum Studies, Archaeology, Anthropology, Information Technology, Business, Fundraising

Skills

Date of Internship: Available throughout the year.

Time Commitment: 15-20 hrs/week, including weekends


Museum Administration

This intern will assist the Chief Operating Officer and Executive Office.

Duties

Qualifications
Majors: Education, Museum Studies, Marketing, Business, Communications, Finance, Management
Career Areas: Museum Studies, Communications, Finance, Business, Non-Profit Management

Date of Internship: Available throughout the year.

Time Commitment: 15-20 hours per week.


UrbanWatch Intern (Environmental Education/Ecological Restoration/Tree Inventory)

Availability: Year-round

Time Commitment: 5 - 15 hours per week

College Credit: Each intern must provide verification that he/she is receiving academic credit for the internship prior to beginning the assignment. All Fernbank internships are unpaid positions

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