State of NC Internship – Investigate Lab Summer Intern (In Person)

US Government, Dept of Administration

Department: Natural and Cultural Resources 
Division: Museum of Natural Sciences 

Job Duties: Intern will gain effective science communication skills through the development of and participation in educational programming such as carts, classes, camps and/or Museum events designed to present relevant science information and accessible activities for all ages and backgrounds. Internship will take place at the downtown location of NCMNS (www.naturalsciences.org) and includes training by experienced Museum educators and scientistsThis project directly increases the Museum’s ability to connect with and engage visitors from across North Carolina using innovative and interactive demonstrations of basic science concepts.  
  
Major Task to be Performed: Daily interaction with Museum visitors to communicate and interpret natural science topics. Intern will assist in running and maintaining hands-on areas such as an Investigate lab, Naturalist Center and/or educational carts plus help create and lead activities during a oneweek, natural history summer camp for middle school students. Intern will benefit from this broad exposure to different science education techniques and then apply what they learn to a final project.  

Final Product or Outcome Anticipated: Program, cart, exhibit, or class that can be tested and presented to Museum staff and visitors by the end of the internship; become more comfortable with informal science education. 

Academic Majors Desired: Animal Science, Biology, Chemistry, Forestry, Botany, Conservation, Education, Entomology, Earth Science, Environmental SciencesEcology, Fisheries & Wildlife Sciences, Forensics, Geology, Marine Biology, Plant Ecology, Natural Resources, Soil Science, Zoology, Parks and Recreation (with science minor)

2023 State of North Carolina Internship Period: Monday, May 22 – Friday, July 28, 2023
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