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Education Internship (Unpaid)

MoPOP’s Education + Programs department creates engaging experiences for students, teachers, community groups, and general visitors. Specifically, this internship will support the department’s efforts in working with visitors who speak languages other than English through the creation of materials in a variety of languages. The intern will gain valuable experience in working in a museum’s education department, exploring techniques and strategies for engaging visitors in informal education, and managing projects.

Reports To: Jason Porter, Director of Education + Programs

Position Start Date: early June, 2019 (schedule TBD)

Position End Date: August, 2019

Time Commitment: 9-12 hours a week, some weekend days based on programs may be required.  This is a scalable project and there may be opportunity for extending internship to a second quarter.

Job Duties

  • Learn content and layout of a variety of MoPOP exhibits
  • Research and development for multi-language exhibition guides (to be used as printouts or as part of the MoPOP mobile app)
  • Coordinating translation services for exhibition guides; coordinating design with members of the Marketing team
  • Time-permitting, piloting and testing of guides
  • Other duties as assigned

Learning Opportunities

  • Learn about informal / museum education
  • Career exploration in multiple departments in the museum
  • Experience with curriculum development, visitor experience, evaluation, and volunteers

Position Requirements

  • Current college or graduate student pursuing degree in relevant coursework (humanities, museum studies, art, education, etc.)
  • Passion for museum visitor experience
  • Interest in or experience with translation or accessibility
  • Must be able to provide 3 references and pass a background check


To Apply: Email a cover letter and resume to with the title “Education Internship."

Museum of Pop Culture

The Mission of MoPOP is to make creative expression a life-changing force by offering experiences that inspire and connect our communities.